User Manual Netti III XHD

USER MANUAL
Netti III XHD
This product conforms to 93/42/EEC for medical products.
CONTENTS
1.1 Areas of use / indications
1.2 Quality and durability 1.3 Environment and disposal 1.4 Information for re-use
1.5 About this manual 1.6 Vital measurements
1. INTRODUCTION
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2. QUICK REFERENCE 8
3. DESCRIPTION
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4. FEATURES OF NETTI III XHD
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5. ACCESSORIES
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5.1 Assembly of Hip-Belt
5.2 Assembly of H-Belt
6. ASSEMBLING AND ADJUSTING
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6.1 Unpacking15
6.2 Main wheels
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6.3 Front forks15
6.4 Front castors
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6.5 Seat height at the front
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6.6 Seat height at the rear
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6.7 Back rest17
6.8 Adjusting seat depth at the rear
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6.9 Adjusting seat depth at the front
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6.10 Anti tip18
6.11 Adjusting arm supports
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6.12 Cushions
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6.13 Adjusting the velcro back
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6.14 Foot supports20
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6.15
6.16
6.17
6.18
6.19
Head support
Push handles
Adjusting the brake
Seat angle/tilt
Back rest angle
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7. MANOEUVRING26
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
Driving - general techniques
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Driving - step up
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Driving - step down27
Driving - slope
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Driving - up stairs
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Driving - down stairs
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Transfer29
Point of balance
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Lifting the chair
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8. MAINTENANCE32
8.1 Maintenance 8.2 Cleaning and washing
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
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10.TESTS AND WARRANTY
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10.1 Tests
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10.2 Guarantee34
10.3 Claim 35
10,4. Spare part guarantee
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10.5 Special adjustment/adaptations
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10.6 Combination with other products
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10.7 Service and repair
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11. MEASUREMENTS AND WEIGHTS
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1. INTRODUCTION
Netti III XHD is a comfort wheelchair
meant for both indoor and outdoor
use.
In Alu Rehab we believe that wheelchairs
should be chosen based on a thorough
assessment focusing on the needs of the
user and demands from the environment.
Therefore it is important to know about
the possibilities and restrictions of the
wheelchair. Netti III XHD is a wheelchair
designed for users with the need for
comfort and relief. The combination
between the seating system and the
ergonomical solutions in the frame
construction, offers many possibilities for
adaptation and adjustments.
The wheelchair is constructed for indoor
and outdoor use, and offers the possibility
to vary the sitting position from activity
to rest using tilt and recline functions.
Max user weight: 200 kg.
When mounting accessories such as
power kit etc, the weight of the accessories must be subtracted from
the max user weight.
Specifications varies between countries.
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1.1 Areas of use/indications for Netti III XHD
Netti III XHD is a multi-function wheelchair
for partially or fully immobile persons
with physical and/or mental disabilities.
These disabilities may have multiple causes.
Netti III XHD has an adjustable seat and
back angle, thus facilitating for the user
change of position, mobilisation or posture
correction (stabilisation), wherever the
following functional impediments with
their multiple possible causes are present:
• limited or lacking mobility
• limited or lacking muscle power
• limited movement range
• lacking or limited trunk and body stability
• hemiplegia
• rheumatic-type disorders
• craniocerebral injuries
• amputations
• other neurological or geriatric disorders.
1.2 Quality and durability
1.3 The environment and waste disposal
Alu Rehab and its suppliers wish to
protect the environment.
This means:
• That we avoid using
environmentally
harmful substances
and processes to the greatest extent possible.
• That Alu Rehab’s products are ensured a long service life and a high degree of flexibility - to benefit the environment and economy.
• That all packaging can be recycled.
• That the wheelchair was designed to be separated into its component materials - to make recycling easier.
Contact your local recycling agent to get correct information how to
handle in you area.
The disability of the user as well as the level
of maintenance done foremost decides
the durability of the wheelchair. Thus, the
durability will vary depending on these two
factors.
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1.4 Information for re-use
All products from Alu Rehab are designed
to give years of maintenance-free service.
All products can be adapted for re-use by
an authorised dealer. In order to guarantee
performance and safety, Alu Rehab
recommends the following tests prior to
any re-use.
Please examine the following components
for function, integrity etc and replace
parts if necessary:
• Wheels (tyre tread)
• Wheelchair frame
• Cushions
• Hubs
• Brake function
• Directional stability of wheels
• Bearings and front castors
Please also note the contents of Section
9.2 Cleaning and care
Anti-tip
Correctly fitted, the anti-tip will secure the
chair from tipping backwards. We strongly
recommend use of the anti-tips.
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1.5 About this manual
In order to avoid damages while using the
Netti III XHD wheelchair, please read this
manual carefully before starting to use the
chair.
Symbol of forbidden actions.
No warranty can be claimed whenever these actions are implemented.
Symbol of warning.
Whenever this symbol is used,
caution has to be taken.
Symbol for important information.
Symbol for useful tips.
Symbol for tools.
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1.6 Vital measures
Netti III XHD is a comfort wheelchair designed for
both outdoor and indoor use.
Specifications varies between countries.
Total weight: 35 Kg
(450 mm width chair)
Seat width:
500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750 mm
Seat depth:
(From back rest cushion to front of seat plate)
400, 425, 450, 475, 500 mm
Seat height:
(From floor to top seat plate using 24” main
wheels in upper hole position).
450 mm*
*By changing position of main wheels, it is
possible to achieve seat height of 480 mm.
whewheel
Specification
min.
max.
Overall length with foot
support
1000 mm
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Overall width
790 mm
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Folded length
760 mm
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Folded width
710 mm
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Folded height
510 mm
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Total mass
36,2 kg
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Mass heaviest part
3,8 kg
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Static stability uphill
0º
15º
Seat plane angle
-9º
16º
Effective seat depth
400 mm
500 mm
Effective seat width
460 mm
710 mm
Seat surface height at front
450 mm
480 mm
Backrest angle
86º
133º
Backrest height
480 mm
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Foot support to seat
distance
280 mm
770 mm
Leg to seat surface angle
105º
182º
Arm support to seat
distance
185 mm
325 mm
Front location of arm
support structure
295 mm
455 mm
Push rim diameter
525 mm
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Horizontal axle location
-10 mm
95 mm
Model width: 50 cm.
Measured without cushions.
Backrest height:
480 mm*
* Using back rest extender gives 600 mm
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2 QUICK REFERENCE
The content of this page is a summary
of the whole manual. It gives you a brief
introduction to the use and care of the
Netti III XHD wheelchair.
The quick reference is not a replacement for the manual, only a reminder/check list.
• Unpack the wheelchair (Chapter 6.1)
• Mount the main wheels (Chapter 6.2)
• Mount the front castors (Chapter 6.4)
• Put the back rest back, and mount the recline gas strut to the back rest using the locking bolt. (Chapter 6.7)
• Mount the arm supports (Chapter 6.11)
• Mount the cushions (Chapter 6.12)
• Mount the foot supports (Chapter 6.14)
• Adjust the push handles (Chapter 6.16)
• Mount the head support (Chapter 6.15)
• Mount accessory. (See chapter 5. for more
information. Mounting descriptions will
accompany the accessory.).
For troubleshooting, see chapter 8.
For adjustment see chapter 6.
Drive carefully!
Be aware that friction against push rims can create a warm surface.
Salt water can increase risk of corrosion. Further precautions related
to environmental conditions not
needed.
When the chair is tilted rearwards,
the anti tips and brakes should
always be in use.
Be sure to lock all handles properly.
The anti-tips should always be used
for the safety of the user.
Surface temperature of metal parts in
frame structure might increase when
exposed to direct sunlight.
Never stand on the foot supports due to risk of tipping forwards.
Never lift the wheelchair by the foot
supports or arm supports.
Product configuration may vary
between different countries.
For visually impaired people, manuals and catalogues can be downloaded at www.alurehab.com
If in doubt - contact your dealer!
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3. DESCRIPTION*
1. Head support
2. Back rest cushion
3. Arm support with pad
4. Seat cushion
5. Knee pad
6. Calf support bracket
7. Calf support 8. Quick release for front fork
9. Front fork
10. Front castors
11. Foot support
12. Foot plate
13. Height adjustment
screw
14. Locking bolt for
foot plates
15. Angle adjustment screw
16. Front fork fastening
17. Brake
19. Main wheel with push rim
20. Quick release axle
21. Anti tip
22. Push handle
23. Release handle for push
handles
* Be aware that specifications may vary between countries.
If any of these parts are missing, please contact your dealer.
For complete information, please contact your dealer.
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4. FEATURES OF NETTI XIII HD
Standard
Seat
Accessories/Options
Seat
• Cushions with good preasure distribution
properties
• Tilt -11° to +14°
• Adjustable height 40 cm to 48,5 cm
• Adjustable depth of 10 cm
• Trays & reading stand for trays (See chapter 5)
• Hip belts and 4 point belts (See chapter 5)
Wheels*
Wheels
• 24” x 1 3/8” , main wheels with drumbrake,
• Spoke protectors (See chapter 5)
punture proof with quick release
axle
• Push rim: Aluminium
• Front castors 7” wide. Puncture proof with quick release axlel
Back rest
Back rest
• Angle: 88° - 130°
• Height: 50 cm
• The back rest cushion has integrated lumbar
support and it can be adjusted in height.
• Height adjustable and removeable push
handles. Foot support
• Angle adjustable foot support
• Height- and angle adjustable foot plates
Arm support
• Height adjustable and removeable
• Depth adjustable pads
• Back rest extender (See chapter 5)
• Lumbar support and Wedge (See chapter 5)
• Different back rest cushions
Foot support
• Amputation support (See chapter 5)
• Knee and thigh support (See chapter 5)
Arm support
• Different pads (See chapter 5)
• Hemi armrest and Hemi cushion (See chapter 5)
Head support
• Different models (See chapter 5)
Head support
• Height, depth and angle adjustable
• Removeable
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5. ACCESSORIES
Belts
Several models: Hip
belts and H-Belt with
or without upholstery and with plastic
or car lock (See chap.
5.1 and 5.2 for
mounting.
H-Belt attachment bar
To be mounted onto the
push handles. Comes in
two sizes with telescopic
bar. (See chapter 5.2)
Trays
3 models:
Swingable, lockable and
standard ”push on”
models
Reading stand
Upholstery for tray
Offers a soft base for
the arm resting on the
tray.
Half tray
Swingable upholstered
half tray. The tray replaces
the existing standard
armrest.
Wedge
Increases side support
Lumbar support
Increases lumbar
curvature
Brake extenders
90 mm
120 mm
250 mm
Vital Base Integral
Pelvic stabilizer
Seat Cushions
Many to choose from.
Please contact your
dealer
Back rest Cushions
Many to choose from.
Please contact your
dealer
Spoke protectors
For 20”, 22” and 24”.
Black or transparent
is optional.
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Foot box
Upholstered
Foot supports:
Amputations support
Knee/Thigh support
The support reduces
adduction
Abduction block
The block reduces
abductions:
Small: 80 mm width
Medium:120 mm width
Large: 140 mm width
Head supports
Support C Large
Support A Side support
Support B Small
Hygiene cover
Protects the core of the
head support
Head cushion
40 x 40 cm cushion with
Kospoflex filling and
rubber band.
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Head cushion Comfort
Cushion with Kospoflex
fillling to pull onto
head rest
Back rest extender
12 cm extender
To be used together with
60 cm back rest cushion
Arm support pads
Wide: 415 x 80 mm
Long: 445 x 70 mm
Long/Wide:
525 x 60 mm
Short: 333 x 58 mm
Standard. 38 x 58 mm
Arm support pad bended
Hemi arm support
Offer extra support for
the affected arm. Can
be set in fixed positions
Hemi cushion
A more accommodating
support than the hemi
arm support
Comfort pads
To be attached to the
skirt guard. Offers a
pressure distributing
effect 2,5 , 3.5 and
4.5 cm
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Foot board with lock
The foot supports can be
swung to the side like
standard foot supports.
Calf pad hinged
The user doesn’t have
to lift the legs when
mounting or dismouting the foot
supports
Side support Correction
Meant for correction of bad
postures in the upper trunk.
Pads for side support
Correction
Side support Stable
Meant for users with decreased stability of the
upper trunk. For optimal
function use together
with Stabil back rest cushion
Long back rest hinge
Covers seat depth:
54.5, 57 og 59.5 cm.
Must be used with
extra long locking
head.
Frame extender
Increases distance
between main wheels
and front castors
Reduces tipping risk
Upholstery for calf
support bracket
Reduces pressure
Pad for side support
Stabil
Tool set
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5.1 Mounting of hip belt
5.2 Mounting of H-belt bar
Picture 1
• Pull the belt thorough the hole in the hip
belt bracket.
Picture 1
• Remove the push handles and pull the
H-belt attachment bar onto the push
handles from the lower end.
Picture 1
Picture 2
• Thread the belt back trough the belt.
clamp.
Picture 1
Picture 2
• Fix the push handles in correct position
and lock firmly. Then fix the bar at the
right position/height. The height should
be level with the shoulders of user.
.
Picture 2
Picture 3
• Fix the hip belt bracket to the rearmost
hole in the back hinge, using the enclosed
screws and nuts.
.
Picture 2
Picture 3
• Thread the belt through the rolls and lock
the belt by pulling the belt through the
belt clamp. Adjust to the requested lenght
of belt.
Picture 3
2 pcs 13 mm open-end spanner
Picture 3
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6. ASSEMBLING AND
ADJUSTING
6.1 Unpacking
1. Unpack all the parts, and check that everything is there according to the packing list.
2. Mount main wheels and front castors.
3. Mount back rest, arm supports,
cushions and foot supports.
4. Mount accessories.
Weight of components (55 cm width chair):
Main wheels: 1,9 kg each
Front castors: 0,8 kg each
Foot support angle adj.: 2,5 kg each
Uno|Back: 1,25 kg
VB Sit: 1 kg
Head support A: 1 kg
Head support C: 0,9 kg
Necessary tools are described under each
chapter. Accessories described in chapter 5 is a presentation of options, and will be
delivered with separate mounting
descriptions.
6.2 Main wheels
To mount the main wheel remove the quick
release bolt from the hub bushing, lead it
through the centre of the main wheel and
into the hub bushing while pressing the
knob in center.
To check that the main wheel is
properly attached to the hub, remove
the finger from the central knob and
pull the main wheel.
If the main wheel doesn’t lock, don’t
use the wheelchair but contact your
dealer.
Sand and sea water (salt used for
gritting in the winter) can damage the
bearings of the main wheels. Clean the
wheelchair thoroughly after exposure.
6.3 Front fork
Front forks come as standard
with quick release axles. The
front fork is easily removed
by pressing the knob in
centre above the wheel.
Chek angle of castor
bearing house. (See
chapter 6.5).
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6.4 Front castors
To take of
• Press the release button under the front
fork.
For to change the front castors or front fork unfix the wheel and place it in the required
position in the front fork.
The bearing house can not be adjusted
in height.
Check the position of the anti tip.
6.6 Seat height at the rear
To mount
• Lead the quick release axle into the
bearing house. Pull the fork slightly to
ensure that the fork is fully locked.
The seat height at the rear depends on:
• Size of main wheel.
• Position of main wheel.
Main wheel
Unfix the hub bushing, including washer and
nut, and mount it in required position in the
main wheel bracket.
Wide front forks and 7” wide front
castors have to be used on Netti III
XHD
Sand and sea water (salt used for
gritting in the winter) can damage the
bearings of the main wheels. Clean the
wheelchair thoroughly after exposure.
6.5 Seat height at the front
The seat height depends on:
• Size of front castors.
• Size of front fork.
• Check the angle of the castor bearing
house.
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2 pcs 24 mm open-end spanner
When the seat heights changes ensure
that the main wheels are placed such
that the frame tube is parallel with
the ground.
Adjusting seat depth in the rear:
• The back rest hinge has 5 holes with 2,5 cm distance between them.
• The seat depth can be adjusted from 40-50 cm (Measured from front of seat plate to back rest tube without back rest cushion).
The risk for tipping increases when the • Onto the frame under the chair there is
mounted an extra locking head for the gas
main wheel is moved forward in the
strut.
main wheel bracket.
• The short locking head covers seat depth
40 cm, 42,5 cm og 45 cm.
Check the position of anti tip.
• The long locking head covers seat depth
Readjust the brakes. (See chapter 6.17). 45 cm, 47,5 cm og 50 cm.
(There is also a long back rest hinge which
Readjust the angle of the bearing covers longer seat depths. See chapter 5).
house. (See chapter 6.5)
Make sure that the nut on inside of
frame totally wreathes the wheel
bushing.
6.7 Back rest
• Unfold and lift the back rest up and fit the
gas strut into the bracket.
• When changing the position of the back rest
• Secure the back rest by pushing the locking
hinge, also remember to change the position
bolt in from the side, through the bracket
of the gas strut under the chair. The bracket
and gas strut head.
has 3 holes. When the back rest hinge is
set in the shortest position, the gas spring is
placed in the front hole using the short
locking head. For each position the back rest
hinge is pulled out, the gas spring is moved
one hole towards the rear. When the gas
spring reaches the rearmost hole with short
locking head, change to long locking head
and start from the front hole again.
6.8 Adjusting seat depth at the rear
The seat depth can be adjusted 10 cm in the
rear and 10 cm in front.
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2 pcs 24 mm open-end spanner
When using the comfort seat plate it
is recommended to change seat plate
when changing seat depth.
By using the adjustment straps in the
rear you can gain a few cm on the
depth.
Seat depth in the rear is adjusted as follows:
• Release the tilt gas strut by tilting the seat
all the way forward.
• Pull out the locking bolt for the back rest,
and place the backrest forward in the seat.
• Remove the screws holding the back rest
hinge, and set the backrest to the required
position. Do both sides at the same time.
• Place the screws back an fix them.
• Also remember to move the gas strut as
described earlier in this chapter.
When adjusting the seat depth at the
rear, the screw in the backrest hinge must be tightened with 14 Nm
6mm Allen key
13mm open-end spanner
If the user requires other back rest
angles than what is standard, it is
possible to change the position of the
gas strut in three positions under the
chair in front.
When changing seat depth, you also
change the tipping point of the chair.
This
can be prevented by changing the position of the main wheel in the main wheel bracket. (See chapter 6.6).
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6.9 Adjusting seat depth at the front
It is possible to adjust the seat depth up to
10 cm at the front. Do the following:
• Unfix the screw holding the pull out piece
for the foot support.
• Set the pull out piece to the required
position
• Fix the screws, tighten with 25 Nm
6mm Allen key
By setting the pull out pieces to different
positions, it is possible to compensate for a rotated pelvis or different length of
thighs.
6.10 Anti tip
• Adjust the anti tip so that it doesn’t stick
outside the radius of the wheel.
• Pull the anti tip out/rearwards from chassis.
• Turn it down 180°.
• Lock it in position by moving forwards with
spring tension.
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The anti tips are delivered adjusted
according to ordered main wheel size in
standard position. If other adjustments
are carried out, anti-tips have to be
adjusted accordingly.
Adjusting anti tip
The anti tips must be adjusted whenever
position or dimension of main wheels is
changed.
Correctly adjusted anti tips should be
positioned just on the inside of the radius
of the main wheel. Anti tips are adjusted as
follows:
• Unfix the locking clamp on the anti tip bar
using an Allen key.
• Pull or push the bar to required position.
• Fix the locking clamp.
• Do the same procedure on the opposite side.
The arm support pad and locking screw are set in the middle position.
This can be adjusted to suit the user.
On Netti III XHD wide arm support
pads have to be used.
6.12 Cushions
Cushions are fixed and adjusted on the
wheelchair using the velcro.
6 mm Allen key
Check that both anti tips have the
same length. The gap between the anti
tip wheels and the ground must be
max 3 cm.
If the anti tip is positioned on the outside of the main wheel radius, it
will interfere with curbs and stairs.
The anti tip should always be used
for the safety of the user.
6.11 Adjusting arm supports
• Turn the release handle to the side and hold.
• Adjust the armrest to the required height
and release the handle. Lift or lower the
armrest slightly until it locks.
It is imperative to correctly set-up the
cushion in order to ensure good
seating comfort
The cushion covers are washable and
thereby reuseable. Follow the instruction on the back of the cushion for correct maintenance and washing of the cushion.
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6.13 Adjusting the velcro
back
Netti III HD has the following foot support
alternatives:
• Amputations support
See chapter 5 for picture.
Mounting of the foot support:
• Loosen the straps, and place the back
rest cushion so that user gets room for the
bottom and the integrated lumbar support
in correct position.
• Tighten the straps so that they follow the
curvature of the spine and gives a little
extra support at the top of the sacrum.
• Raise the support a few degrees.
• Fold the foot plates up.
• Hold the foot support in the angle on top,
and place it in the pull out piece in an angle as shown in picture below.
• Swing the foot support inwards until it
goes into locked position.
6.14 Foot supports
The evelating foot support is angle
adjustable, swingable and removable. It
comes with height- and depth adjustable calf
support. The foot plates are hinged, and can
be angled in fixed positions. As a standard
the foot plates come with a locking bolt
which makes the plates stronger (See picture
page 21) . The bolt can be removed by using a
pair of circlip pliers.
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Potential squeeze hazard when adjusting foot support in angle.
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Height of foot plate:
The foot plates are stepless height
adjustable.
• Unfix the adjustment screw so that the
adjustment bar moves freely.
• Adjust the foot plate to required height,
then tighten the screw.
Angle of foot plate:
• Unfix the screw as shown below using an
Allen key.
• Adjust the foot plate to the required angle and tighten the screw.
• To lock the foot plates pull the plastic
lock on the right foot plate and
place the lock over the bolt on the left
foot plate.
• To release the foot plate pull the plastic
lock and lift the right foot plate up.
While making the adjustment
there must be no load on the foot
plates.
For outdoor use, there should be a
clearance of 4-5 cm between the
plate and the ground.
Never stand on the foot plates due
to risk of tipping forward.
When adjusting foot support
in angle, be aware of squeeze hazard between moving parts.
Removing the foot support:
5 mm Allen key
As accessory an adjustment wheel can be used instead of a screw.
.
Locking and releasing the foot plates
• The foot plates come with a locking bolt
which makes the plates stronger
• Pull the plastic lock on the foot plate
rearwards, so that the pin is released,
and the foot plate can be folded up.
• Raise the foot support a few degrees.
• Push the release button
• Swing the foot support outwards.
• Lift and remove the foot support (see
illustration next page)
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Never stand on the foot supports!
Never lift the wheelchair by the
foot supports.
6.15 Head support
Adjusting the calf support
The calf support is height and depth
adjustable. To adjust height unfix the
nut on the outside of the calf support
bracket, find the required height and
fix the nut again (Ill. 6.14 A).
10 mm open-end-spanner
A - Lever for depth adjustment
B - Wheel for angle adjustment
C - Lever for height adjustment
D - Head support bracket
Ill. 6.14
To adjust in depth, the calf pad is
removed from the bracket by using an
open-end spanner between the pad and
the bracket. Find the required position
and refix it (Ill.6.14 B)
13 mm open-end spanner
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• Place the squared nut in the trace of the
head support bracket as shown above.
• Place the head support in the head
support bracket.
• The height and the depth of the head
support is set to the required positions
and tightened.
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Adjusting the head support sideways:
• The head support adapter can be moved both to the right and left, giving the possibility to accomodate special needs for head support.
• Untighten the four screws holding the
adapter together.
• Move the adapter to the required position and fix the adapter by tightening the screws diagonally.
Remember to release the levers
when adjusting the head support.
• The head support bracket is fixed by
tightening the four screws two by two
diagonally so the bracket is fixed with
the same strength divided on the four
screws.
Adjusting the head support in depth:
• Release the locking lever on top of the
vertical bar (A).
• Adjust the head support and fix it in
required position.
Adjusting the head support in height:
• Release the locking lever on the head
support adapter (C).
• Adjust the head support and fix it in
required position.
If the head support stand does not fit
the bracket perfectly the bracket is
probably fixed too tight or unevenly. After fitting the head support fix it
properly by tightening the little set screw in the centre on top of the head support bracket using an Allen-
key.
If the head support seems to short in
height, it can be turned 180° by releasing the adjustment wheel at the rear of the horizontal bar (B) .
Adjusting the head support in angle:
• Release the adjustment wheel at the rear of the horizontal bar (B).
• Adjust the head support and fix it in
required position.
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6.16 Push handles
Adjustment of push handles:
• Release the lever on the side and lift
the handle all the way up.
• Turn the handles into required position.
• Adjust height.
• Lock the handle in required position by
tightening the lever.
• To release the brake, pull the handle
rearwards (Ill. 6.17.2)
Ill. 6.17.2.
• To reposition the brake, loosen the two
screws on the inside of the brake clamp
Be sure to lock the handle properly.
Check that the safety screw is
properly tightened.
To remove the handles, the safety screw at the bottom also has to be removed.
Ill. 6.17.3.
• For fine adjustment, loosen the upper
screw on the inside of the brakes
• Adjust the brake position and tighten the
screws.
6.17 Adjusting the brakes
• The brakes are freely adjustable along the
frame tube.
• To activate the brake, push the handle
forward (Ill. 6.17.1)
Ill. 6.17.1
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Ill. 6.17.4.
5 mm Allen key
Check that the brakes are correctly
adjusted by activating the brakes and be sure that the wheel- chair doesn’t move.
The brakes are constructred as parking brakes and shall not be used as driving brakes
Be aware of potential squeeze hazard
between brake and tyre.
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Drum brake
The wheelchair is mounted main wheels,
that are equipped with drum brakes.
Operating and applying the brake
The wheelbase in drum brake is fitted
with hand operated hub brakes to allow
regulation of speed on hills and whilst
travelling along. These are located on the
push handles.
1
2
If
the brake doesn’t brake properly:
To adjust the wire on one or both sides, adjust
the foot screw 2-4 rounds out. Then re-check
the brakes.
If the wire is too loose:
Adjust the foot screw all the way in. Tighten
the wire by loosening the wire clamp before
pulling the wire further through it. Tighten
the wire clamp, and adjust the foot screw out
again
• To apply the brakes, pull the brake
levers (1) evenly and smoothly towards handle and bring the wheelbase to a stop.
• For to put on and lock the parking brake (2) press the lever (1) against the
push handle and lock the parking brake
with the finger. Be sure that both
parking brakes are locked.
• The parking brake will be released when
you press the lever (1) against the push
handle. It is locked with a spring and
this will in this way be released.
It is extremely important that the
parking brakes are locked when
the user is left sitting in the wheelchair.
1 pc 10mm open-end spanner.
To ensure the correct functions of the wire, these must never be taut.
Don’t leave the user in the wheelchair wihout to put the parking
brake in function.
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7. MANOEUVERING
6.18 Seat angle / tilt
The seat angle is regulated using the release
handle mounted on the push bar. The seat
unit can be tilted from -11° to +14°.
7.1 General techniques
The weight and balance of the chair
influences the manoeuvering ability of the
wheelchair. The weight, size and sitting
position of the user are also influencing
factors. Also the position of the wheels
will influence the driving ability. The more
weight placed over the main wheels, the
easier it is to manoeuvre. If heavy weight is
placed over the front castors, the chair will
be heavy to manoeuvre.
6.19 Back rest angle
Companion:
The back rest angle is regulated using the
release handle mounted on the push bar. The
angle can be regulated from 4° forward to 40°
backwards.
To ensure the correct functions of the wire, these must never be taut
The seat and backrest angle must not
be adjusted wihtout using the anti tips.
The release handle has the following label:
If the user is left alone in the wheelchair,
always lock the brakes and secure that the
anti tips are turned down.
Parking:
Increase the underneath support of the
wheelchair by moving the chair about 10 cm
backwards making the front castors turn
forward.
7.2 Driving techniques
- Step up -
Users, drive up a step forwards:
Tilt
Recline
Risk for tipping.
Check the position of anti tip
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This technique is only for very experienced
users.
• Check that the anti tip is turned up.
• Drive close to the step.
• Balance the wheelchair on the main wheel
so that the front castors are lifted high
enough to enter the step.
• Make a firm grip on the push rims and move the body forward while pushing.
Turn the anti tip down.
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Companions, drive up a step forwards:
• Check that the anti tip is turned up
• Angle the wheelchair backwards.
• Lift the push handles while pushing the chair onto the step.
Turn the anti tip down.
Users, drive up a step backwards:
This technique is only useful if the step is very
low. It also depends on the clearance between
the foot plates and the ground.
• Check that the anti tip is turned up.
• Drive the chair backwards towards the step.
• Make a firm grip on the push rims and move
the body forward while pulling.
Turn the anti tip down.
Companions, drive up a step backwards:
• Check that the anti tip is turned up
• Pull the chair backwards next to the step
• Angle the wheelchair backwards, moving the front castors slightly up in the air.
• Pull the wheelchair up the step and go
backwards long enough to put down the
front castors on the step.
Turn the anti tip down.
7.3 Driving techniques
- Step down -
Users, drive down a step forwards:
This technique is only for very experienced
users.
• Check that the anti tip is turned up.
• Drive towards the step.
• Make a firm grip on the push rims and push fast forward so that the wheelchair comes down on all four wheels at the same time.
Turn the anti tip down.
Companions, drive down a step
forwards:
• Check that the anti tip is turned up
• Angle the wheelchair backwards, moving
the front castors slightly up in the air.
• Drive carefully down the step and angle the wheelchair forward putting the front
castors back on the ground.
Turn the anti tip down.
Users, drive down a step backwards:
This technique is only for very experienced
users. This technique should not be used if
the height of the step is more than 10 cm.
• Check that the anti tip is turned up.
• Move the wheelchair backwards to the step.
• Move carefully down the step backwards
while moving the body forward to keep the balance of the chair.
Doing this increases the risk of
tipping backwards.
Turn the anti tip down.
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Companions, drive down a step
backwards:
• Check that the anti tip is turned up.
• Move the wheelchair backwards to the step.
• Drive carefully down the step and move the
wheelchair backwards on the main wheel
until the front castors have come away from the step.
• Put the front castors down on the ground.
Turn the anti tip down.
7.4 Driving techniques
- Slope -
Important advise for driving down and up hill
avoiding the risk of tipping.
Avoid turning the wheelchair in the
middle of a slope.
7.5 Driving techniques
- Up stairs -
Always drive as straight as possible.
Always ask for assistance.
It is better to ask for assistance than
taking risks.
Driving uphill:
Move the upper part of the body forwards in
order to maintain the balance of the chair.
Driving downhill:
Move the upper part of the body backwards
to maintain balance of the chair. Control
the speed of the chair by clutching the push
rims. Do not use the brakes.
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Never use escalators, even if assisted by a companion.
With assistance, backwards.
• Check that the anti tip is turned up, and
that the push handles are fixed properly.
• Pull the wheelchair backwards to the first
step of the stairs.
• Angle the wheelchair backwards on the
main wheels.
• Pull the wheelchair slowly up the stair, one step at the time keeping the balance on the main wheel.
• Reaching the top of the stair, pull the
wheelchair backwards far enough to put
the front castors safely down on the floor.
Turn the anti tip down.
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If two companions are present, one
person can assist lifting in the front of the frame.
If two companions are present, one
person can assist lifting in the front of
the frame.
Do not lift the wheelchair holding onto the foot supports.
Do not lift the wheelchair holding onto the foot supports.
Do not lift the wheelchair holding onto the arm support.
Do not lift the wheelchair holding onto
the armrests.
The companions should use the strength in their legs carrying the chair, avoiding unnecessary stress on the back.
7.6 Driving techniques
- Down stairs Never use escalators, even if assisted by a companion.
With assistance, forwards
• Check that the anti tip is turned up and
that the push handles are fixed properly.
• Drive the wheelchair forward to the first
step of the stair.
• Angle the wheelchair backwards on the main wheels.
• Have a firm grip on the push handles, and keep the balance on the main wheel taking
one step at the time
• Reaching the bottom of the stair, put the
front castors safely down on the floor.
Turn the anti tip down.
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7.7 Transfer
Techniques for transfering to/from the
wheelchair should be practiced well with
the persons involved. Here, we give some
important advices for preparation of the
chair:
With or without companion - sideways.
Before transfer:
• The wheelchair should be placed as close as possible to the destination of the transfer.
• Pull the wheelchair backwards 5-10 cm in order to make the front castors turn forward.
• Lock the brakes.
• Remove foot support and arm
support on the side of the transfer.
With or without companion – forwards.
Before transfer:
• The wheelchair should be placed as close as possible to the destination of the transfer.
• Pull the wheelchair backwards 5-10 cm in order to make the front castors turn forward.
• Lock the brakes.
• Tilt chair forward.
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7.8 Point of balance
Adjust the point of balance by changing
the position of the main wheel in the main
wheel bracket.
• Move the main wheel hub and the
main wheel. (Chapt. 6.6)
• Adjust the brakes. (Chapt. 6.17)
2 pcs 24 mm open-end spanner
5 mm Allen key
Using a lift:
Before transfer to chair:
• Tilt the chair back
• Remove the head support
• Remove the foot supports
• Open the back rest angle slightly
• Replace the components when transfer is finished.
When the main wheels are moved
forward, it will be easier to manoeuvre
the wheelchair, but the risk of tipping
backwards increases.
The point of balance can also be changed by adjusting the seat angle and/or angle of back rest.
It is recommended to use the anti tip.
Check that the main wheel and quick
release are locked properly. (Chapt 6.2)
Never stand on the foot plates
without making sure that they
are touching the ground due to
the risk of tipping the chair
forwards.
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7.9 Lifting the wheelchair
• The wheelchair should be lifted in the frame only and it is marked with symbol
(ill. 7.9.1) where it should be lifted.
order.
If defects or damages occur,
please contact your dealer.
Check/re-adjust screws and nuts
at regular intervals.
Sand and sea water (salt used for
gritting in the winter) can damage the bearings of the front castors and main wheels. Clean the wheelchair thouroughly after use.
We recommend washing the wheel
chair in washing chamber at >85°C.
Ill. 7.9.1
Never lift the wheelchair in the foot
supports or arm supports
Never lift the wheelchair with a user
in it.
8. MAINTENANCE
8.1 Maintenance instructions
The Netti chairs are built of modules. Alu Rehab carries stock of all parts and is
ready to supply these on short notice.
Necessary instructions for mounting will
follow the parts.
Parts to be handled by user are defined
in spare part catalogues that can be
downloaded at www.alurehab.com. These
parts can, if needed, also be removed and
sent to manufacutrer/distributor upon
request.
Parts related to wheel frame construction
must be handled by manufacturer or
authorized sercvice facility.
You can order original paint from Alu Rehab to repair scratches and minor damages to the paint:
Please contact your dealer to
For small damages to the surface,
original surface paint can be ordered from the manufacturer.
Frequency
Check defects/
damages
E.g. breakage/missing
parts
Weekly Monthly
X
Washing of wheelchair
X
Oiling of bearings*
X
Washing of cushions
X
Check anti tip function
X
Check brake
adjustment
X
Check tyre wear
X
* As a rule of thumb, use oil on movable
parts and all bearings. Alu Rehab recommends use of ordinary
bicycle oil
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8.2 Cleaning and washing
1. Remove cushions before washing the wheelchair.
2. Clean cushions and covers according to
instructions printed on cushions.
Cushion cleaning procedures
CORE
Washing
Hand wash 40ºC
Disinfection
Virkon S
Auto clave 105ºC
Drying
Squeeze
Air dry standing edgewise
OUTER COVER
Washing
Machine wash 60ºC
Drying
Tumble dry max 85ºC
3. Clean frame using water and a rag.
4. If jet water washing, avoid pointing directly towards gas springs, labels and back cushion.
5. We recommend using soft soap.
6. Wash the wheelchair well using clean water to remove all the soap.
7. Use methylated spirit to remove any dirt left.
Disinfecting of the
wheelchair
Remove cushions ( see separate
washing instructions). Use a soft
rag added with Hydrogenperoxide
or technical alcohol (Isopropanol).
Hydrogenperoxide recommended: NUCIDEX “Johnsom&Johnson”
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9. TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Reason / Action
Referance
The wheelchair
is going askew
• The angle of the bearing house might not be 90°
• Check that the front castors are fitted in the same height
• The main wheel hubs might be incorrectly mounted
• One of the brakes might be too tight
• The user are sitting very askew in the chair
• The user might be stronger on one side than the other
The wheelchair
is heavy to
manoevre
Ref..6.6
• The main wheel hubs mights be incorrectly mounted
ReReRef.
• Clean the front castors and forks for dirt
RREEeeereR• To much weight over the front castors
eRe
(Adjust the point of balancy by moving the main wheels back)
The wheelchair
is hard to turn
• Control that the front castors are not fixed too hard
• Adjust the angle of the bearing house
• Heavy weight over the front castors
• Adjust the point of balance
Ref 6.4
Ref. 6.5
The front
castors are
wobbling
• Too much weight over the front castors
(Adjust the point of balance by moving the main wheels back)
• The front castors are not fixed properly
• Check that the front forks are fitted in the same height
• The angle of the bearing house might not be 90°
Ref. 6,4
Themainwheels • Clean and grease the quick release.
are difficult to
• Adjust the length of the hub bushing
take off and
put on
The brakes are
• Adjust the brake
The wheelchair
feels “shaky”
• Check screws and adjustment points in general
Ref. 6.5
Ref. 6.4
Ref..6.6
Ref. 6.17
Ref. 6.4
Ref. 6.3
Ref. 6.5
Ref. 6.6
Ref. 6.17
not functioning
well
Please contact your dealer for information about authorized service facilities that can give support if solution is not reached in this form.
When in need of spare parts, please contact your dealer
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10. TESTS &
WARRANTY
10.1 Tests
Netti III XHD is tested and has been
approved for usage both indoors and
outdoors. The chair is CE marked.
Maximum user weight: 200 kg
Seating system is tested for fire
resistance according to: ISO 7176-16
10.2 Guarantee
Alu Rehab is providing you with a 5-year
guarantee on all frame components
and on the cross-tube assembly. There
is a 2-year guarantee on all other
components except batteries. Alu
Rehab is not responsible for any
damage resulting from inappropriate or
unprofessional installation and/or repairs,
neglet, wear, from changes in wheelchair
assemlies or instutions not approved
by Alu Rehab or by use of spare parts
delivered or produced by third parties.
In such cases, this guarantee shall be
considered null and void.
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10.3 Claim
• Claim is to be addressed to the sales agent of the wheelchair. Please note that sales documentation has to be filled in and signed correctly in order to document time and and place of the purchase of the wheelchair.
• Generally, defects are accepted as reason for claims. The sales agent and Alu Rehab
are to decide whether a defect has to be
repaired, or the customer is entitled to a
reduced prize due to the defect.
• This decision is based on an evaluation of defect. 14 days after receiving a claim,
the customer receives a report from the
sales agent and/or Alu Rehab are going
to handle the defect.
• Claim are to be forwarded as soon as a
defect is discovered.
Normal wear, incorrect use or incorrect
handling is not a reason for claims.
The user is to use, maintain and handle the wheelchair as described in
the user manual.
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10.4 Spare part guarantee
• Alu Rehab offers a 5-year guarantee (as a
minimum) for spare parts. The periode of
guarantee is defined as beginning at the
date, Alu Rehab cancels the production of
a specified type of chair.
• During the periode of spare part guarantee,
spare parts are delivered within 14 days.
• During the periode of spare part guarantee,
Alu Rehab offers a 1 year guarantee for
defect spare parts.
10.5 Special adjustment/
adaptations
Special adjustments/adaptations are defined
as all adjustments that are not included in
this manual. Wheelchairs that are especially
adjusted/adapted by the customer can not
keep the CE mark given by Alu Rehab A.S
Norway. If this is the case, the warranty given
by Alu Rehab A.S Norway will not be valid.
If any uncertainty about special fitting and
adaptations, please contact Alu Rehab A.S.
.
For further information, please contact your dealer or Alu Rehab A.S Norway directly
10.7 Service and repair
Information about service and repair
services in you area, please contact your
local dealer.
A unique identification number / serial
number is to be found on the bottom
frame on left side of the chair.
A spare part catalogue for the
wheelchair can be obtained through
your local dealer or downloaded at
www.alurehab.com
A refurbisment manual for the
wheelchair can be obtained through
your local dealer or downloaded at
www.alurehab.com
10.6 Combinations with other
products
Combinations of Netti and other products
not manufactured by Alu Rehab A.S
Generally in these cases, the CE mark of all the
products involved will not be valid.
However, Alu Rehab A.S has made agreements
with some manufacturers about some
combinations.
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12. MEASUREMENTS & WEIGHTS
Size*
Seat depth
Standard**
Back rest
height***
(Extender)
Total with
Weight
35 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
59 cm
31,0 kg
38 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
62 cm
31,5 kg
40 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
64 cm
32,0 kg
43 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
67 cm
32,5 kg
45 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
69 cm
33,0 kg
50 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
74 cm
34,5 kg
55 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
79 cm
36,5 kg
60 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
84 cm
38,5 kg
65 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
89 cm
40,5 kg
70 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
94 cm
42,5 kg
75 cm
40-50 cm
48 (60) cm
99 cm
44,5 kg
* Measured between edges of frame tubes. For distance between shirt guards add 2,5 cm
** Measured from front of seat plate back to back rest hinge without cushion.
Using standard Uno back rest subtract app. 3 cm
*** Measured from seat plate to top of back rest velcro
The weight is including main wheels, front castors, foot supports and arm supports.
No cushions..
Max user weight is 200 kg.
When mounting accessories such as power kit etc the weight of the accessories must
be subtracted from the max user weight.
Dealer:
Serial no.:
Date supplied:
Dealer stamp:
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AUTHORIZED DEALERS
Bedriftsvegen 23
NO-4353 Kleoo Stasjon,
NORWAY
Tel. +47 51 78 62 20
Fax +47 51 78 62 21
E-mail: post@alurehab.com
www.alurehab.com
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