The turning radius is one thing to think about when buying a mobility scooter. The turning radius is the amount of room required for a 180 degree "U turn" by the mobility scooter. The performance in confined spaces will improve as the radius decreases.
You must measure the length and width of each spot where you want to conduct a U-turn in order to know whether a scooter can fit there. The measured length and width must be at least twice as large as the scooter's turning radius.
In order to ensure that turning is safe and simple within your home increase the measurement by a few inches.
The list of mobility scooters below all have a turning radius of less than 36 inches.
1. Merits Health S235 Pioneer 1 Three Wheel Mobility Scooter
The Pioneer S235 has a width to length ratio of 23 by 44 inches, and a very low turning radius of 27 inches.
It has a top speed of 4 mph, ground clearance of 3.5 inches, a driving range of 15 miles, and a weight capacity of 300 pounds. It comes with 9-inch foam filled tires and 8-inch casters. The brakes are intelligent, regenerative and electromagnetic.
The Pioneer S235 has a 17-inch stadium-style seat which is very comfortable and supportive of the back. The seat swivels and the armrests are adjustable for easier entering and exiting. It comes equipped with a 210W motor and two 12V 22Ah batteries. It comes in the colors blue and red.
The Triaxe Cruze Foldable 3-wheeler boasts a small turning radius of only 30 inches. Its overall dimensions are a length of 39-inches and a width of 19.5 inches.
The Triaxe Cruze has a top speed of 6 mph, an 18-mile driving range and a 350-pound weight capacity. The tires are 8-inch solid front and 9.5-inch solid rear.
It has front shock absorbing springs, which provides a smooth ride. The seat has a high back and is very comfortable. It also has a large deck which provides more room for the legs
It comes with a 24V 12Ah lithium battery and a 180W rear transaxle motor. This unit also comes in blue and red.
3. Pride Mobility Go-Go Folding Scooter S19
The Go-Go Folding also has a tight turning radius of only 32 inches. It measures 37 inches in length and 19 inches in width.
It has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and a top speed of 4 mph. It has 2.3-inch ground clearance, a driving range of up to 13 miles on a lithium-ion battery and 9.3 miles on a sealed lead acid battery. The rear tires are 8-inch solid while the front tires are 7-inch.
The seat for this device is molded plastic that is small, foldable, gray, and covered in vinyl. One 12V 12Ah lithium-ion battery or two 12V 12Ah sealed lead acid batteries, both rechargeable and off-board powers the Go-Go Folding. This unit is only offered in the color white.
4. Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller 3-Wheel Scooter SC40E
The Go-Go Elite Traveller has a turning radius of 33 inches, is 21.25 inches wide and 40 inches long.
It boasts a maximum speed of 4.5 mph, 1.7-inch ground clearance, a 14.5-mile driving range, and a 300-pound weight capacity. The tires are solid 8-inch at the front and 9-inch solid at the rear.
It has a small, foldable 17x17-inch seat. Additionally, there are two 12V 18Ah batteries that are charged off board. It also comes in red and blue interchangeable shroud panels.
5. Pride Mobility iRide 2 Ultra Lightweight Scooter
The Pride iRide 2, one of the most lightweight and foldable mobility scooters on the market today, is 38 inches long and 19.25 inches wide, with a turning radius of 33.5 inches.
It has a top speed of 5.8 mph, a 1.3-inch ground clearance, a 12-mile driving range at 200 pounds or a 10-mile range at 250 pounds, and a 250-pound weight capacity.
The rear tires are 6.75-inch solid while the front tires are 6.5-inch solid. The seat can fold, a feature not available in the previous versions, and has a higher folding back.
The iRide has a 36V 5.2Ah airline compliant lithium-ion battery pack and a 36 V brushless hub motor. It comes in 4 colors – mango, arctic ice, blackberry and raspberry.
Are there financing options available?
Yes, most of the mobility devices in our online store are eligible for financing through our partnership with Klarna, which offers 0% interest rates and great terms for those who qualify! This makes it easy and affordable to get the mobility device that you need to stay independent and connected as you age or deal with a disability.
Whether you need help covering the cost of your initial purchase or simply want to make monthly payments, mobility devices are accessible for most budgets.
So, if you're looking for an electric scooter or wheelchair that can help you maintain your independence, be sure to explore the financing options available for each model. At the top of each product page, you’ll find a financing button. Simply click on it to learn more and prequalify!
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