Posted on : January 24, 2018
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Categories : Electric mobility scooter
The best mobility scooter for hills (+3 tests pointing to the best performers in Sydney’s Northern Beaches)
When choosing your electric mobility scooter for seniors it is imperative have your supplier provide you with a free home demo. At Freedom Mobility Scooters Sydney, we come to you! And we will bring the most suitable and wide range of scooters for your location and physical requirements.
Can mobility scooters go up hills?
Sure they can, often manufacturers advertise pictures with mobility scooter maximum incline or mobility scooter maximum gradient ranging from 6 degrees to 12 degrees. Note, the incline can be measured in gradient or degrees, the table below shows some equivalents. 1 in 4 means 25% and it is an incline angle of 14 degrees.
|1 in 12||8.3%||4.8|
|1 in 10||10.0%||5.7|
|1 in 9||11.1%||6.3|
|1 in 8||12.5%||7.1|
|1 in 7||14.3%||8.1|
|1 in 6||16.7%||9.5|
|1 in 5||20.0%||11.3|
|1 in 4||25.0%||14.0|
However, the mobility scooter maximum gradient is an indicative value only and needs to be verified with the actual site constraints and user requirements, preferably by means of a free home demonstration. For example, when considering access through a steep ramp, not just the slope but also uneven surfaces and pavement combined with concrete joints and cracks will affect the performance of the scooter. In addition, weight capacity and other conditions such as wet ground (surface) need to be considered.
Finally, the most important considerations when climbing hills on mobility scooters are safety and comfort and these factors cannot be fully grasped by looking at pictures on websites or motor scooters for sale parked in showrooms. Book now your free home demo TODAY
Do you live in a hilly area?
To have an idea as to how steep your particular street or driveway would be it’s handy to compare it with some of the steepest streets in the Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs and Sutherland Shire in Sydney:
|TARRANTS AVENUE DENISTONE||20.0%|
|ATTUNGA STREET DOUBLE BAY||25.0%|
|ALEXANDER STREET COLLAROY||21.7%|
|ARDEN STREET COOGEE||15.0%|
|ALEXANDER STREET COOGEE||20.4%|
|WANGANUI ROAD KIRRAWEE||20.7%|
|CARRINGTON ROAD COOGEE||22.0%|
Best scooter for hills
Many scooters in the market claim being the best electric scooter for hills. Some large all terrain mobility scooters are up to the job but surprisingly many of our lighter mid size scooters perform just as well. This is due to being lighter (having less combined weight to carry up hill) whilst having powerful electric motors.
We took 3 of our best scooters for a stringent test ride in Bayview (Sydney Northern Beaches) and we could not be more satisfied with the results. Here are our winners:
At Freedom Mobility Scooters Sydney we won’t supply motorised scooters that have not passed a test drive at your chosen location. Based in the Northern Beaches, we will happily come to you whether in Sydney or Central Coast for a free home demonstration.
Feel the freedom, regain your independence: countless benefits to your health come from getting out there and interacting with others.
If looking for mobility scooter service and repair Sydney, mobility scooter batteries sydney, 24V mobility scooter battery charger, call Freedom Mobility Scooters Sydney NOW on 1300 938 641, we are happy to help!