TGA Strongback Self Propelled

The patented Strongback provides award-winning postural support, unprecedented from a lightweight manual wheelchair of this level. This makes it comfortable to sit in for longer periods of time. The self-propelled version features large back wheels to give you more freedom to manoeuvre yourself, and also provide a more comfortable ride.

Product Description

The standout feature on the Strongback is its unique seating. The curved back promotes proper posture, resulting in a healthy upright position rather than the slumping often seen in other manual chairs. The seat angle aligns the pelvis for proper ergonomic posture, as well as preventing slipping and slouching forwards. The result is a wheelchair that provides proper lumbar support, reducing pain and curvature to the spine.

The wheelchair caters just as well to the attendant pushing it - it is lightweight at a mere 11.3 kg, making it easy to push and lift. The backrest folds flat, and the frame folds together in just seconds, allowing it to fit easily in the back of a car. The push handles are spaced wide apart to offer the correct stance for maximum control when pushing.

The Self-Propelled version of the Strongback features large rear wheels with handrims. This allows the occupant to propel themselves - giving them more freedom, particularly to get around their residence. The larger wheels also provide a smoother ride than small transit wheels. Finally, the SP version has an enhanced 21 stone weight capacity, allowing it to cater to heavier people.

While the self-propelled wheels are a little heavier than the transit ones, they are quick-release, allowing them to be lifted separately to the wheelchair if required.

Our Verdict

The seating on the Strongback is unique, and really needs to be tried out to be appreciated. For people with back problems, or who tend to slouch it provides much better support and comfort than other basic manual wheelchairs. However, for those with more advanced seating requirements, then a prescriptive made to measure wheelchair such as Invacare's Action 3NG or Rea Azalea may be more suitable.

We think the Self-Propelled version is the ultimate iteration of the Strongback - providing improved comfort, independence and carry capacity.

The Strongback is also the ideal wheelchair to partner with a TGA Powerpack for effortless pushing.

Key Features

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    Patented curved back
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    Seat angle aligns pelvis
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    Self-propelled wheels
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    Higher 21 stone weight capacity

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced engineers, and we have a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the event your wheelchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile.

Try This Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which wheelchair to buy.

Product Specification

Weight11.3kg / 1st 11lb
Crash TestedNo
Wheelchair TypeAdult Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth44cm / 17.32in
Max Seat Width45cm / 17.72in
Min Seat Depth44cm / 17.32in
Min Seat Width40cm / 15.75in
Weight Capacity115kg / 18st 2lb
Max Backrest Height50cm / 19.69in
Min Backrest Height50cm / 19.69in


£499 exc VAT / £598.80 inc VAT
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