Pride Quantum 1450 Powerchair
- 42 stone weight capacity
- 40° power tilt available
- Seat widths of up to 32"
- Front-wheel drive
With a 42.8 stone (266 kg) weight capacity, the Quantum 1450 is our highest capacity bariatric powered wheelchair, rigorously designed and tested to cater to heavier people in comfort. Featuring front-wheel drive to ensure safe weight distribution, it has an outstanding turning radius, making it much more manoeuvrable indoors for a chair of its size than you would expect. Offering both Quantum's Synergy and Contoured seating systems, it can be set up to provide a perfect fit, whilst also allowing room for adjustment in case of fluctuations in weight.
Either Synergy or Contoured seating can be provided with the chair, with the 1450 coming with Contoured seating as standard - a simple but effective system with a selection of standard seat sizes. The Synergy seat provides a wider range of seat sizes to allow a perfect fit and more flexibility to adapt to weight fluctuations, although it does add to the cost. It can come with 40° of pressure-relieving powered tilt - ideal if spending longer periods of time in the chair. Armrest, headrest and legrests options are all available on either system, as you would expect from a prescriptive powerchair.
Front-wheel drive is traditional on bariatric powerchairs, allowing for improved stability, as well as enhanced manoeuvrability - crucial on wider chairs to enable them to navigate indoor spaces. Front-wheel drive does result in "fishtailing", making it less intuitive to drive for those new to powerchairs. The Quantum 1450 has oversized rear castors and high-traction knobbly drive tyres to offer solid performance outdoors, backed up by the comfort-enhancing swing-arm suspension.
The 1450 is significantly more expensive than Quantum Rehab's flagship bariatric Edge HD model, which benefits from mid-wheel drive and a much wider choice of seating options. Its key advantage is the higher weight capacity - given that medical conditions often result in people's weight fluctuating unexpectedly, the 1450 is generally the better option for those above about 30 stone, as it offers more long-term certainty that it will remain suitable. It compares favourably to the Jive F XL, with a higher weight capacity and larger seat sizes possible, as well as the option for powered tilt. However, the 1450 is not crash-tested, meaning that if the chair needs to be used for occupied transport in a vehicle, then either the Edge HD or Jive F XL should be selected instead.
|Width (of base)||29 in (74 cm)|
|Length||45 in (115 cm)|
|Seat width||20 - 32 in (51 - 81 cm)|
|Seat depth||15 - 28 in (38 - 71 cm)|
|Weight capacity||42.8 st (272 kg)|
|Suspension||Swing Arm Suspension|
|Ground clearance||1.5 in (3.8 cm)|
|Speed||4 mph (6 kmph)|
|Range||12 miles (19.6 km)|
If you require further information on the Quantum 1450, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration.
All of our powered wheelchairs come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all powerchairs purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.