Sunrise Medical Zippie Salsa R2 Powerchair
The Zippie Salsa R2 by Sunrise Medical is an advanced paediatric wheelchair that has a versatile seating arrangement that can be adjusted to fit children of a range of different ages and sizes. From the same family of indoor/outdoor powerchairs as the popular Salsa M, the key difference is that the Salsa R2 comes with rear-wheel rather than mid-wheel drive. This means the Salsa remains available to those that prefer rear-wheel drive, as well as making it slightly more affordable; however, the Salsa R2 is less manoeuvrable indoors than the mid-wheel drive variant.
The Zippie Salsa's seat is adjustable from 12 inches by 12 inches (30cm by 30cm) to 16 inches by 16 inches (40cm by 40cm). This means that it can be configured to fit young children all the way up to adulthood. For those intending to hire a Salsa on a long-term basis, this allows the seating to be adjusted as your child grows, which means the wheelchair won't need replacing due to your child outgrowing it.
The Zippie Salsa R2 offers extremely good outdoor performance, and it has independent drive wheel suspension to ensure a smooth ride over uneven terrain. The Salsa R2 has an extremely long range of up to 20 miles, meaning that it should never be without power, even when tackling rough terrain.
While just as usable indoors, the Salsa R2's rear-wheel drive does mean that it is less manoeuvrable than the mid-wheel drive variant. However, the narrow width of the wheelchair does allow it to fit easily through doors and confined spaces. The simple to use controller is ideal for a younger wheelchair user and will be easy for them to master.
For those with more specialist needs, a vast range of seating options are available with the Salsa, including comfort cushioning, backrests, headrests, legrests and lateral supports. Additionally, various powered postural additions can be fitted to the Salsa, including powered lift, powered tilt, powered recline and powered elevating leg rests.
The Salsa R2 is fully crash tested, making it safe for occupied transport when tied down in a suitably adapted vehicle.
Overall, the Salsa R2 is a top performing paediatric powerchair that has a large range of seating options. It is ideal for those that want an advanced wheelchair to use both indoors and out, and who don't need to negotiate tight spaces when inside.
|Width||23.5 or 24.5 in (60 or 62 cm)|
|Length||42 in (107 cm)|
|Weight||From 18.9 st (120 kg)|
|Seat width||Adj. 12 - 16 in (30 - 40 cm)|
|Seat depth||Adj. 12 - 16 in (30 - 40 cm)|
|Seat height||16 - 18.5 in (41.5 - 47 cm)|
|Weight capacity||12 st (75 kg)|
|Speed||4 or 6 mph (6 or 10 kmph)|
|Range||20 miles (32 km)|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Zippie Salsa range. If you require further information on the Zippie Salsa R2, 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 from a Quickie Professional.
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.