Pride Quantum 4Front Powerchair
- Front-wheel drive
- Customisable appearance
- Powered seating options
- Tight turning circle
Quantum Rehab's 4Front is a powerful, modern powerchair, the leading front-wheel drive model on the market. Combining impressive outdoor performance with a compact width and excellent turning circle, the 4Front also features a wide selection of custom seating options as well as head-turning style.
Front-wheel drive is increasingly rare on powered wheelchairs these days, usually reserved for bariatric models. Driving is not as intuitive, meaning it can take a while to pick up, particularly as turning results in fishtailing. However, once familiar with it, front-wheel drive offers outstanding manoeuvrability, with small turning circles, as well as powerful outdoor performance. The 4Front is an excellent example of this - the turning radius is a mere 62 cm, which combines with the narrow width and responsive drive to make it great for getting around tight spaces.
The quiet yet powerful 2-pole motors give the 4Front a top speed of 6 mph as standard - an ideal balance of speed, control and range. Automotive-grade 'SRS' suspension combines well with the CASE castor technology (Castor Angle Sensor Encoder) to provide smooth obstacle transitions and an excellent ride quality. The large 14" drive wheels are available as either pneumatics for improved comfort and kerb-climbing or solid puncture-proof tyres, and can also be upgraded to wider knobby tyres for extra off-road traction. Large 70Ah batteries provide a range of up to 16 miles on a single charge, while powerful LED lights come as standard - ensuring your visibility.
The 4Front features the advanced and configurable TRU-Balance 3 seating system. This allows a range of seat sizes from 14" x 14" up to 22" x 22" to be supplied, allowing a perfect fit. With the seat and backrest width set independently, this can cater to different body shapes and sizes. A wide selection of backrests and cushions are available, while third-party ones such as Sunrise Medical's JAY range and Invacare's Matrx backs and cushions can also be fitted - this ensures you can get the comfort, postural support and pressure relief you need.
Upgrading to 10" Safe Seat Elevation allows you to drive at up to 3.2 mph (walking pace) whilst fully elevated - keeping you at eye level with those around you whilst still moving. The 4Front's independent wheel and castor travel provide the stabilisation necessary to allow this, in contrast to most other powerchairs with seat lifters, which are usually reduced to a crawl when elevated. Powered seat tilt of 0 - 50° can be added to the 4Front, providing pressure relief whilst also maintaining your centre of gravity, and thus the stability of the wheelchair, while anterior (forward) tilt can also be fitted to help with transfers out of the seat. Backrest recline of 85° - 175° allows you to lie flat and relax when on the seat - useful if you spend most of the day in your powerchair, and want to rest in comfort from time to time. The adjustable shear reduction avoids friction as you recline, and this is even compatible with third-party backrests too.
This is further complemented by the selection of other premium seating accessories and options on offer - including lateral supports, headrests, armrests, armpads, and transfer-bars. Both centre-mount foot platforms and independent swing-away legrests are on offer, and elevating, articulating versions of both are available - usually combined with powered recline to allow you to lie flat.
Pride Quantum's advanced Q-Logic 3 controls are supplied as standard on the 4Front, including an LCD screen joystick module that can be expanded with Bluetooth environmental controls and a USB port for connectivity and easy charging of your own devices. An SD card slot also allows simple software updates as well as the option of storing images. Specialist controls, for example for those using their head to drive their powerchair, can be fitted, with a range of switches, sensors and proportionals and the i-Drive system available. Attendant and dual controls can also be supplied too.
As can clearly be seen, the 4Front is a stylish and modern powerchair with stand-out looks. A range of 14 colour options are available, and can be selected independently for each of the main bodywork, drive wheel accent colour, backrest shroud and joystick shroud - at no additional cost. Depending on just how many heads you want to turn, you could use this to colour each part of the chair differently - though our preference is the Electric Blue shown in one of the pictures above.
Finally, the Quantum 4Front is fully crash-tested, with tie-down points allowing it to be safely used for occupied transport in a suitably adapted vehicle.
The 4Front is an exceptional powerchair, offering high levels of performance both outdoors and in, as well as advanced seating and stylish looks. While front-wheel drive is not for all, for those that prefer it, this is truly the ultimate choice. If you are not looking to get the iLevel feature or 175° recline, then we would also recommend looking at Sunrise Medical's Quickie Q500 F and Q700 F, which are similarly modern and stylish high-performance front-wheel drive powerchairs at a lower price. The 4Front is available now for purchase, long-term hire and on the Motability scheme.
|Width||24 in (61.6 cm)|
|Length||45.7in (116 cm)|
|Seat width||14 - 22 in (35.5 - 56 cm)|
|Seat depth||14 - 22 in (35.5 - 56 cm)|
|Weight capacity||21.4 st (136 kg)|
|Suspension||SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension)|
|Ground clearance||1.9 in (4.8 cm)|
|Speed||6 mph (9.6 kmph)|
|Range||16 miles (26 km)|
If you require further information on the 4Front, 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 or leased through the Motability scheme, 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.