The Benefits of Narrow Wheelchairs

Have you heard about the Edge 3 Stretto® power chair? You might wonder what all the hype is about! Well, the Edge 3 Stretto is designed to offer exceptional maneuvering with its narrower base. Plus, it’s made to meet the needs of children, teens and small adults. Still not convinced? Read on to discover all the great benefits of the Edge 3 Stretto, the narrowest, most maneuverable power base in America!

Narrow Electric Wheelchair

The Edge 3 Stretto power base

The Stretto narrow electric wheelchair measures 20.47 inches wide when 12.5-inch drive wheels are selected. It has an overall width of 21.75 inches when 14-inch drive wheels are chosen. This wheelchair for narrow spaces and tight living corners drives at speeds up to 6.25 mph in the lowered position. If you choose to add optional iLevel® technology, you can drive the Edge 3 Stretto while elevated 12 inches at 3.5 mph or walking speed.

The Stretto narrow wheelchair comes standard with cool features such as front and rear LED fender lights. These switch-operated fender lights allow users to see and be safely seen in all environments. The Stretto also comes standard with a USB charger port, perfect for charging cell phones while on the go.

With a narrower base, the Stretto offers a host of great benefits, including:

  • Navigate small rooms in your home
  • Easily drive your chair around small apartments or trailers
  • Drive through narrow doorways without scratching your walls or the drive wheels the chair
  • Move between outdoor obstacles such as gates, signs and concrete barriers
  • Maneuver up and through accessible ramps

In addition, the narrower base reduces the overall footprint of the chair, making the Edge 3 Stretto lighter, which is ideal when searching for a compatible vehicle lift so you can transport your chair.

Suspension on this Narrow Wheelchair

independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension)

The Stretto is equipped with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension). You’ll enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride with this revolutionary power chair. Independent SRS creates a 30 percent to 45 percent improvement in ride quality. The spring rates on the Stretto have been optimized for maximum obstacle climbing and greater comfort overall. The Stretto is the first mid-wheel drive base from Quantum that is engineered from the ground up with true independent suspension without using an articulating beam. Learn more about independent SRS on the Stretto narrow electric wheelchair.


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