• Extra Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters For Obese People

    Extra Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters For Obese PeopleBefore we take a look at these Extra Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters For Obese People and overweight persons, I want to ask you a simple question. How much would a high weight capacity scooter improve your quality of life?.  Wait before you answer, let me tell you. Answer: There is no rating high enough to truly represent the vast improvement in happiness and freedom a scooter can provide. Correct!.

    Unfortunately the stigma attached with being an overweight or heavy person cruising around on a mobility scooter is too overwhelming for many big people. Well out in public anyways. Humans have and always will be nasty to others that are not like them. It’s something us larger folk deal with on a daily basis.

    But when it comes to having the opportunities to live life as a ‘normal’ person would, mobility should be your number one priority. Being kept down because taking outdoors walks or even going to the mall is too hard on the muscles, joints and overall body just leads to more sheltered living and even depression. If you want the freedom to do the things your body won’t allow you to do, then a heavy duty mobility scooter may be your answer.

    A mobility scooter is great for the plus size people who love to be active but struggle to maintain the fitness level to achieve such tasks. A scooter can help us big Guys and Gals get out and see more of the world, instead of being trapped indoors. With that in mind I say who cares what the ‘normal’ people think when they see a fat Guy on a scooter. If I want to go for a scoot down in the park I will dammit!. If I want to flaunt my big body on a treadmill followed by a relaxing session on a heavy duty Hammock I will!…. But lets not get too carried away right now… So lets have a look at the available high weight capacity mobility scooters suitable for overweight and obese people.

    300 Lbs Capacity Mobility Scooters

    Spitfire Scout 4 Wheel Scooter By Drive MedicalThe Best 300 Lbs Weight Capacity Mobility Scooters

    We think the Spitfire Scout 4 Wheel is classified as an entry level 300 pound mobility scooter that’s an Ok price. It’s a great portable scooter for overweight people up to 300 lbs looking to get out and about for the simpler things in life. As this scooter is more affordable when compared to some top end scooters, don’t expect to take it on a 4wd adventure. The hard plastic wheels are ideally suited to pavement and can go on gravel/dirt when needed. As this scooter has 4 anti tip wheels, I rate it as one of the more stable travel scooters.

    The scooter comes with a chargeable battery (Yes charger should be included), which the specifications say it should last 8 hours of drive time between charge. However always take into account the terrain and sloping conditions as this can chew up the battery more. Can the Spitfire Scout 4 Wheeler survive a trip to the mall?. Yes without a doubt, I would go as far as saying you will end up broke in the Mall before your scooter looses charge. Another great thing about this scooter and taking it to the mall is that the padded armrests actually move completely out of the way. So you can easily reach over and grab any items you wish without the hassle of an armrest in the way. Plus the arms outwards to cater to us bigger people.

    Can this scooter handle those pesky speed bumps? The Spitfire Scout has one of the biggest clearance areas for a scooter of this price. Depending on the height of the speed bump you can generally tackle a 3″ bump with ease. But it’s important to always take it easy and go slow over any bumps in the road.

    As for dimensions the 2 most important things to look at are the seat width and overall width of the mobility scooter. The seat has a generous 16.5″ width and the total with of the scooter is 21.5 inches. This is very important if you will be using a scooter to go between door frames. So even with a 24″ bathroom door frame this scooter should fit between the frame with minimal problems.  However as the turning radius on this scooter is just under 56 inches don’t expect to be pulling off 90 degree turns if you have doors frames close together to try squeeze between.

    As for portability I think this scooter is amazing. If can be easily taken down into 5 separate parts to be packed in the trunk or back seat of most cars. This is great for long road trips or holidays and because the 5 individual parts aren’t too heavy, it’s not such a hassle putting it back together either.

    Overall I find the Spitfire Scout 4 Wheel Scooter to be well suited to the overweight person who needs an affordable scooter not intended for heavy duty usage. One could spend hundreds and even thousands more dollars on a higher end model with a only a few extras more. In saying this the Spitfire scout can handle most accessories as well including the ability to upgrade the battery for extended travel time which is hard to find on a scooter of this price tag. It’s extremely quite to operate, rather comfortable and does it’s job very well. Our recommended buy for any person under 300 lbs.

    Spitfire Scout 300 Lb Capacity Scooter

    Spitfire Scout 4 Wheel Assembly/Dissembling

    Watch first hand how easy thie Spitfire Scout 300 lbs mobility scooter really is the disassemble and assemble. While it is a video from the UK, it’s a similar if not the same US model. The video is short and quick to the point. If portability, high weight capacity and quality is what you’re after, the Spitfire should satisfy your needs.



    3 Recommended Mobility Scooters With 350 Lbs Weight Capacity

    Below you will find 3 more mobility scooters with a user weight capacity of 350 Pounds. The Deluxe scooter is a upgraded version of the Sprinter 4 wheel Scooter, comes with all the bells and whistles any big Man or Woman could want.

    Sprinter XL 4 Wheel 350 Pound Mobility ScooterSprinter XL 4 Wheel 350 Pound Mobility ScooterCompanion II 4 Wheel Scooters 350 Lbs CapacityCompanion II 4 Wheel Scooters 350 Lbs CapacityDELUXE Sprinter XL4 Heavy Duty Electric Mobility ScooterDELUXE Sprinter XL4 Heavy Duty Electric Mobility Scooter

    400 Lbs Capacity Mobility Scooters For Large People

     400 pound weight capacity mobility scooters are few and far between it seems. While there are a handful of options, a few of them I would steer clear of. After all buying a hefty item like a mobility scooter online can be a gamble. So it definitely pays to buy with a reputable online store such as Amazon.com. This 400 lb capacity electric mobility scooter by Electric Wheels has received reviews online that may assist you. But make sure you do your due diligence.

     The 3/4 Wheeler 400 Pound Rated Mobility Scooter By Merits Health

    The 400 pound weight capacity mobility scooter I would consider to buy is the Pioneer III 3 wheel electric model. The only thing I would be wary of is that it has only 3 wheels compared to 4. So if you’re a little like myself and balance is an issue, perhaps stay clear of 3 wheelers as they can tip easier. However, a 4 Wheel Version (400 Lbs Capacity) is also available.  I do think the Pioneer III is of higher quality and more of a heavy duty scooter to what maybe expected. It’s a scooter that looks and feels like it may be by your side for many many years.
    I especially like the light delay in going forward and reversing feature. This in my opinion is a positive safety feature. So if you accidentally rest on the throttle you wont be catapulted into the milk aisle unexpectedly as the scooter has a slight delay before going forward or backwards. While it may be frustrating at times waiting that second before moving, I much prefer to have a safer experience. The Pioneer 3 wheel mobility scooter has most of the features you expect from a high quality scooter: headlights, indicators, decent battery life, adjustable armrests which can go outwards for us larger folks, or flip up out of the way completely for complete freedom, electromagnetic brakes. But best of all, the Pioneer scooter has a realistic price tag. It’s a scooter I would easily recommend to the bigger to obese people looking to get around town with style and comfort.
    400 Pound Mobility Scooter - Pioneer 3 Wheeler

    View Our Recommended Mobility Scooters For Obese People

    Video recap breaking down the 3 scooters available for the big and heavy people recommended by us.

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2 Responsesso far.

  1. brad says:

    I’m looking to get a scooter for my mother at the moment. She has previously resisted this even though she is stuck in the house most of the time because she refuses to be seen on a scooter. This article is great and I am sure that it will be the thing that convinces her that a scooter is going to improve her life drastically. Do you have any other insights I can put to her? Thank you!

  2. Elaine says:

    I have had a scooter for about six years. I am about 380 pounds but have not had any mean comments. I am sure some think unkind things but my knee joints are gone and I have other health issues. My scooter has brought me incredible joy and freedom. I can go shopping again, go to the lake, cruise downtown, sightsee, etc. We live in a small village and I can get to the post office, Doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, etc. all on my scooter. It serves us better than a second car. The only challenge is Canadian winters and heavy rain.

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