REVIEW DRIVE NITRO ROLLATOR MOBILITY WALKERS
The Drive Nitro Rollator, Mobility Walkers are known as one of the best Rollator/Walkers in the mobility aids market place today. There are 3 Rollators which are known as the Nitro Range that really do outperform the competition when looking for something special.
Drive Medical is one of the most trusted brand names when it comes to mobility products. The brand and its people carry out extensive R&D on each aspect of its customers needs to design purpose-built mobility products.
Mobility Therapy Centre have created this Review of the Drive Nitro Rollators for you to make an easier choice when trying to find the best rollator or walker for your needs.
DRIVE NITRO PETITE ROLLATOR
The Drive Nitro Petite Rollator is a very versatile walker, carrying a number of unique features designed to enhance your comfort and convenience. The nature of the design of the Nitro Elite makes it suitable for smaller statured people 5’2” in height or shorter. The Nitro Petite Rollator has adjustable handles and a height adjustable back support. The Petite Rollator folds up easily using one hand into a compact size for easy transportation and storage.
The brakes on the Nitro Petite are internal within the frame to ensure you wont have cables in the way. It has large wheels to provide you with greater manoeuvrability making the Nitro Petite Rollator a great choice for smaller statured people.
The Nitro Petite Rollator is available in Red.
DRIVE NITRO MOBILITY ROLLATOR
The Drive Nitro Mobility Rollator is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, it has a small turning circle as a result of the design of the castor’s, refining the rollator’s manoeuvrability. If you require a Walker for use inside and out this Rollator fits the bill. The mobility walker folds simply and easily with just one hand into a compact size and will easily fit into the car boot or back seat with ease. The Nitro Rollator is suitable for use in tight spaces as the 10” casters have been specifically designed to manoeuvre through small areas. It has a number of progressive features, including Push button adjustable handles. The brake cables are internally routed and out of the way and It has a cross brace design for added stability. The Back support has a simple tool-free thumb screw height adjustment and the removable zippered carry bag is perfect for storing personal items securely.
Made of Lightweight Aluminium the Drive Nitro Mobility Rollator is a great all round walker and is the perfect choice if you are looking for something reliable, lightweight and sleek.
DRIVE CARON FIBRE NITRO ELITE ROLLATOR
The Drive Carbon Fibre Nitro Elite Rollator is described as the Luxury Rollator of Walkers, with its Carbon Fibre Ultra lightweight frame and sleek design. It has 10” caster wheels that ensure it provides a high level of maneuverability and an enhanced turning radius. This rollator is very suitable for indoors and outdoors. It has a generous storage bag with adjustable handlebar height and can easily be folded with just one hand to a size that makes transportation a breeze. This Rollator has been well engineered and handcrafted from strong high quality Carbon Fibre material. The Elite is considered as a luxury rollator providing you with a safe and secure stylish mobility aid. It also has easy to use lever-activated hand brakes delivering you powerful control and effortless mobility.
So there you have it, three of the best in Rollators as far as design and style from Drive.
- For the smaller statured person, The Nitro Petite is for you.
- The Nitro Mobility Rollator is suited for those wanting a dual purpose indoor and outdoor use.
- And finally for those looking for elegance and a bit of luxury the Nitro Elite Carbon Fibre Rollator is for you.
One thing is certain when it comes to designing easy to use, feature rich lightweight Rollators Drive deliver on their promise of bringing world class technology to mobility products.
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How to adjust the brakes on your Rollator Walker
One of our most commonly asked questions by customers on our MTC help desk would have to be about how to adjust the brakes on your Rollator or Mobility Walker, particularly after some normal wear and tear? So below we have a set of simple to follow instructions together with images showing just how easy it is to adjust your Rollator/Walkers brakes.
To fix your brakes on your Rollator/Walker is a simple and easy task follow these instructions below and you’ll be good to go.
The first thing to look at is does your Rollator/Walker have exterior fitted cables, in other words is the cable visible and not set inside the Rollators frame. If you have cables on the outside of the frame the first set of instructions are applicable.
We will describe how to adjust interior fitted cables i.e. for Drive Nitro Rollators in the second section below.
The process for adjusting your rollators brakes is actually much the same as adjusting the brake cables on a push bike, if you’ve done that it will be a fairly simple task as a Rollators brakes operate in a very similar fashion.
Fix Brakes – Adjusting Rollator/Walker Brake Cable
Adjusting the brakes on a Rollator such as the Drive Nitro range
With some Rollators such as the Drive Nitro Rollator’s the cables are placed inside the frame therefore adjusting the brakes is slightly different to exterior cables. To adjust you will need two small spanners to loosen the bottom nut, this will allow you make the adjustment by tightening the top nut against the bottom nut once the brakes are to your satisfaction.
With some Rollators such as the Drive Nitro Rollator’s the cables are placed inside the frame therefore adjusting the brakes is slightly different to exterior cables. To adjust the brakes you will need two small spanners to loosen the bottom nut, this will allow you make the adjustment by tightening the top nut against the bottom nut once the brakes are to your satisfaction.
For a more detailed set of instructions on the Drive Nitro Brake adjustment
See Diagram below
Mobility Scooters, whats the best one?
When looking for the best Mobility Scooters for sale, there are a few factors that you need to consider first.
Buying a Mobility Scooter can be a very confusing and frustrating task when it comes to trying to choose the best scooter that suits your needs and that’s why here at the Mobility and Therapy Centre we have tried to make this a little easier by helping you consider a few factors to make that Scooter decision a little easier.
Invacare Mobility Scooters have been found to be one of the most reliable and popular scooters on the market today and they also accommodate for all needs and sizes.
In this example we will focus on the Invacare brand as we have found Invacare to be one of the most reliable range of Scooters and have such a broad range from a Micro Scooter which folds into a car boot, to a Heavy Duty Model which support up to 220kg. Included with all Invacare purchases is an Australia Wide 24hr Assist program, which will give you peace of mind that you and your Mobility Scooter will get home safe if there were to be any issues.
The Colibri Micro model is supplied with a basket, safety vest and two years Warranty. The remaining models include the basket and vest, they also include mirrors either side, safety flag and of course a 2 year warranty as well.
Now that we have chosen the best brand for our needs let’s move on to the next few questions to make sure you scooter selection is just right for you.
The first decision to make is whether you will be needing a Mobility Scooter for travelling long distances or looking at a scooter that can be transported in a car or van. For example you may want to only use the scooter whilst your shopping in a Mall and walking becomes an issue. The Invacare Colibri or the Invacare Leo Mobility Scooter would be the ones to consider in this case.
Mobility Scooters become a little larger from here, the next model is the Invacare Pegusus Mobility Scooter which we call a mid size and this scooter is great for Indoors and Outdoors and is one of the most popular models it is rated for a Travel Range of up to 42 Kilometers, which is more than ample considering it’s a Mid Size Mobility Scooter.
The Invacare Comet is the top of the line, as it is the largest of the fleet and comes in two models. The Invacare Comet Alpine and the Invacare Comet Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter. The Comet Heavy Duty Scooter has a weight capacity of 220kg. The Comet range is your Outdoor Scooter that is packed with all the safety features as are the others and travels up to 50 km.
Below is a couple of Videos and Flow Chart to help you get a better feel for the range to choose from. The second video has German Titles however we are sure you will get the picture. Please note that the “Pegasus Mobility Scooter” is referred to as the Orion in this Video.
Invacare Mobility Scooters Brochure for Download
We hope this makes buying a Mobility Scooter a little easier. Here at the Mobility Therapy Centre, we are here to help at any time with any question you may have in regards to purchasing a scooter feel free to email or call us anytime.
Mobility and Therapy Centres have been victim of the internet, not in a bad way but totally the opposite.
General manager Troy Drage has been forced to move their head office and warehouse to a massive location in Hendon South Australia. “There just isn’t enough space, with containers coming by the truck loads and orders moving out the door, we have been forced to expand and take the next step forward,” he says.
This has all been due to the growth of online sales, which continue to be on the up scale day by day.
MTC have also introduced an online membership which people can receive special offers if they join-up to our free MTC VIP Club, this has found our loyal customers returning to buy again and again.
So what’s the key to business success in hard times like these? “Keep up the basics of business and that is to remember your customer always comes first. We have always prided ourselves on quality products, peoples needs and customer service. Someone will buy a walking stick or walker then their friends will want one as well. So our best referral has been word of mouth. Look after your customers and your customers will look after you. Because without them you have nothing,” said Mr. Drage.
Mobility scooters have become lighter and more manoeuvrable in recent years, making life more easier for people that need them as well as carers and supporters who help transport them.
They’ve also become more popular, says Troy Drage, general manager of Mobility and Therapy Centres.
“Peoples minds have definitely opened up about living better with aids, wheather it be a scooter, a walker or any other aid for the home or on the go.” he says.
“Its all about maintaining one’s independence and keeping people longer at home than before.”
Mr. Drage says its hard to keep up with demand for scooters.
“We started ordering 10 to 15 a month just a few years ago but today we are generally inporting 50 to 60 a month,” he says.
“People used to feel a bit awkward about having a scooter, but not any more.”
“In future they’ll be making roads for them.”
The aging of the population has much to do with it too. The Australian Bureau of Statistics projects the number of Australians aged 65 to 84 to reach four million by 2022 after sitting at just 2.4 million in 2007, as the aging baby boomer generation ages.
The numbers will grow to about 6.4 million by 2056, according to the ABS.
The budget-line Dreamrider Scooter is at the forefront of MTC’s range priced at about $2200.
“It’s an ideal reliable scooter with a motor (up to 1 horsepower) that will get you most places you need to go,” Mr. Drage says. “They come with mirrors, walking-stick holders and front and rear baskets included.”
Most scooters generally have a top speed of 10km/h but people also need to consider how far it will travel, the life span of batteries and the terrain it will tackle, up or down hill. There are three-wheeler and two seat models available too.
Transit walkers have also been a boost for those with mobility or health issues.
“It’s basically a walker that turns into a wheelchair,” Mr. Drage says. “They’re lighter and easier to manoeuvre.”
The centre’s Ritecare transit walkers cost from $139 to about $230. “They solve the problem of getting from the car to the shop and back. Mr Drage says.
Story by: The Adelaide Advertiser.