Tracer SX Tracer SX Recliner Tracer Titan Tracer DLX

Tracer SX Tracer SX Recliner Tracer Titan Tracer DLX
Owner's Operator And Maintenance Manual
Tracer SX
Tracer SX Recliner
Tracer Titan
Tracer DLX
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DEALER:THIS MANUAL MUST BE GIVEN TO THE USER OF
THE WHEELCHAIR.
USER: BEFORE USING THIS WHEELCHAIR, READ THIS
MANUAL AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT WITHOUT FIRST
READING AND UNDERSTANDING THIS MANUAL. IF YOU ARE
UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, AND
INSTRUCTIONS, CONTACT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL,
DEALER OR TECHNICAL PERSONNEL IF APPLICABLE BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT - OTHERWISE INJURY OR
DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SPECIAL NOTES ...................................................... 4
PROCEDURE 4 - REAR WHEELS .......................... 23
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS .. 23
ADJUSTING THE QUICK-RELEASE AXLE .......... 24
REPLACING REAR WHEEL HANDRIM ............... 24
REPLACING/REPAIRING REAR
WHEEL TIRE/TUBE ......................................... 24
SAFETY SUMMARY ................................................. 5
SAFETY/HANDLING OF WHEELCHAIRS ................... 7
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................... 12
SAFETY INSPECTION CHECKLIST ....................... 14
PROCEDURE 5 - FRONT CASTERS ...................... 25
INSTALLING/REPLACING SIX OR EIGHT-INCH
FRONT CASTERS AND FORKS ...................... 25
REPLACING/REPAIRING FRONT
CASTER TIRE/TUBE ....................................... 25
FRONT CASTER MOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS ... 25
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 15
MAINTENANCE ...................................................... 15
PROCEDURE 1 - FRONT RIGGINGS ..................... 16
SWINGAWAY FOOTREST ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION ..................................................... 16
SWINGAWAY FOOTREST HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT ..................................................... 16
HEEL LOOP REPLACEMENT .............................. 16
ELEVATING LEGREST ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION ..................................................... 17
ADJUSTING THE ELEVATING
LEGREST ASSEMBLY ..................................... 17
PROCEDURE 6 - ANTI-TIPPERS /
WHEEL LOCKS ...................................................... 26
INSTALLING/ADJUSTING THE ANTI-TIPPERS ... 26
WHEEL LOCK ADJUSTMENT ............................. 27
PROCEDURE 7 - SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT ......... 28
CHANGING SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT ............... 28
PROCEDURE 8 - RECLINER .................................. 30
RECLINER OPERATION ....................................... 30
REPLACING THE HEADREST PILLOW ................. 31
REPLACING THE HEADREST/BACK UPHOLSTERY . 31
ADJUSTING THE SEAT DEPTH ............................ 31
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE SPREADER BAR ... 32
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS ..... 33
PROCEDURE 2 - ARMS .......................................... 18
ADJUSTING ARMREST HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ARMS ONLY ................... 18
REMOVING OR REPLACING ARMREST ............ 19
USING OR REPLACING FLIP-BACK ARMREST .... 19
PROCEDURE 3 - SEAT AND BACK ....................... 20
ASSEMBLING THE BACK TO THE
WHEELCHAIR ...................................................... 20
REPLACING THE SLIP-ON BACK UPHOLSTERY .. 20
REPLACING THE SCREW-ON BACK
UPHOLSTERY ................................................... 20
REPLACING SEAT UPHOLSTERY ...................... 21
ADJUSTING SEAT DEPTH .................................. 21
ADJUSTING SEAT WIDTH ................................... 21
PROCEDURE 9 - OPTIONS .................................... 34
INSTALLING THE AMPUTEE BRACKET ............. 34
INSTALLING THE SEAT POSITIONING STRAP .. 35
INSTALLING THE CRUTCH AND CANE CARRIER ... 35
WARRANTY ................................... BACK COVER
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WARNING/CAUTION notices as used in this manual apply to hazards or unsafe practices which
could result in personal injury or property damage.
NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
WHEELCAIR USER
As a manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavors to supply a wide variety of wheelchairs to
meet many needs of the end user. However, final selection of the type of wheelchair to be used
by an individual rests solely with the user and his/her healthcare professional capable of making
such a selection.
WHEELCHAIR TIE-DOWN RESTRAINTS AND SEAT POSITIONING STRAPS
Invacare recommends that wheelchair users NOT be transported in vehicles of any kind while in
wheelchairs. As of this date, the Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down
systems for transportation of a user while in a wheelchair, in a moving vehicle of any type.
It is Invacare’s position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred into appropriate seating in
vehicles for transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto industry.
Invacare cannot and does not recommend any wheelchair transportation systems.
AS REGARDS RESTRAINTS - SEAT POSITIONING STRAPS - IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF THE DME DEALER,
THERAPISTS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO DETERMINE IF A SEATPOSITIONING STRAP
IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE THE SAFE OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT BY THE USER. SERIOUS INJURY
CAN OCCUR IN THE EVENT OF A FALL FROM A WHEELCHAIR.
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SAFETY SUMMARY
SAFETY SUMMARY
OPERATING INFORMATION
WARNING
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustments should be performed while the wheelchair is
unoccupied.
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is
tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring activities in several combinations in the presence of a qualified health care professional BEFORE attempting active use of the wheelchair.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to move forward in the seat.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to pick them up from the floor by reaching down
between your knees.
DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery to reach objects from behind as this may cause
the wheelchair to tip over.
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward the direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over.
DO NOT tilt the wheelchair without assistance.
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with the wheel locks. WHEEL LOCKS ARE NOT BRAKES.
Before attempting to transfer in or out of the wheelchair, every precaution should be taken to
reduce the gap distance. Turn both casters toward the object you are transferring onto. When
transferring to and from the wheelchair, ALWAYS ENGAGE BOTH WHEEL LOCKS.
DO NOT operate on roads, streets or highways.
DO NOT climb, go up or down ramps or traverse slopes greater than 9°.
DO NOT attempt to move up or down an incline with a water, ice or oil film.
DO NOT attempt to ride over curbs or obstacles. Doing so may cause your wheelchair to tip over
and cause bodily harm or damage to the wheelchair.
DO NOT use unauthorized parts, accessories, or adapters other than those authorized by Invacare.
DO NOT attempt to lift a wheelchair by lifting on any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by
means of any removable (detachable) parts of a wheelchair may result in injury to the user or
damage to the wheelchair.
DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair.
NON-RECLINERS ONLY: Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times. Inasmuch as the anti-tippers are
an option on this wheelchair (You may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly
recommends ordering the anti-tippers as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged. Ensure that the release button of the anti-tipper fully protrudes
out of the hole on the bottom of the wheelchair frame.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same height.
When changing the seat-to-floor height, the height of the anti-tippers must be adjusted as well.
DO NOT use the footplate as a platform when getting in or out of the wheelchair.
ALWAYS wear your SEAT POSITIONING STRAP. Inasmuch as the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP is an option on
this wheelchair (You may order with or without the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
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SAFETY SUMMARY (CONTINUED)
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OPERATING INFORMATION
WARNING
TIRE PRESSURE
DO NOT use your wheelchair unless it has the proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate the
tires. Failure to follow these suggestions may cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm.
Recommended tire pressure is listed on the side of the tire.
Replacement of a pneumatic tire or tube MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
WEIGHT TRAINING
Invacare DOES NOT recommend the use of its wheelchairs as a weight training apparatus. Invacare wheelchairs have NOT been designed or tested as a seat for any kind of weight training. If
occupant uses said wheelchair as a weight training apparatus, Invacare shall NOT be liable for
bodily injury and the warranty is void.
WEIGHT LIMITATION
The Tracer DLX / SX / SX RECLINER / TITAN wheelchairs have a weight limitation of 250 lbs.
TRACER RECLINER ONLY:
WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable BEFORE using the recliner.
Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
Make sure detent pin of the spreader bar is completely extended through the hole in the handle
BEFORE using the wheelchair.
Make sure both back canes are at the same angle BEFORE releasing the handles of the recline
mechanisms.
Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY. NEVER reposition the rear wheels to
the forward position, stability of the wheelchair will decrease.
TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS/ASSISTANTS:
The Tracer SX Recliner wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional or assistant
when in ANY reclined position.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum stability and safety.
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be
required for approximately the last twenty (20) degrees of incline (reverse recline). Make sure to use
proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury.
Assistants MUST be prepared to support the weight of the occupant when reclining, or returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position.
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SAFETY/HANDLING
SAFETY/HANDLING OF WHEELCHAIRS
“Safety and Handling” of the wheelchair requires the close
attention of the wheelchair user as well as the assistant. This
manual points out the most common procedures and techniques involved in the safe operation and maintenance of
the wheelchair. It is important to practice and master these
safe techniques until you are comfortable in maneuvering
around the frequently encountered architectural barriers.
COPING WITH EVERYDAY
OBSTACLES
Coping with the irritation of everyday obstacles can be
alleviated somewhat by learning how to manage your
wheelchair. Keep in mind your center of gravity to maintain stability and balance.
Use this information only as a “basic” guide. The techniques
that are discussed on the following pages have been used
successfully by many.
A NOTE TO WHEELCHAIR
ASSISTANTS
When assistance to the wheelchair user is required, remember to use good body mechanics. Keep your back
straight and bend your knees whenever tipping the wheelchair or traversing curbs, or other impediments.
Individual wheelchair users often develop skills to deal with
daily living activities that may differ from those described in
this manual. Invacare recognizes and encourages each individual to try what works best for him/her in overcoming
architectural obstacles that they may encounter, however
ALL WARNINGS and CAUTIONS given in this manual
MUST be followed. Techniques in this manual are a starting
point for the new wheelchair user and assistant with “safety”
as the most important consideration for all.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of
any removable (detachable) parts of a wheelchair
may result in injury to the user or damage to the
wheelchair.
STABILITY AND BALANCE
Also, be aware of detachable parts such as armrests or
legrests. These must NEVER be used for hand-held or
lifting supports, as they may be inadvertently released,
resulting in possible injury to the user and/or assistant(s).
WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch
as the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP is an option on this
wheelchair (You may order with or without the Seat
Positioning Strap), Invacare strongly recommends
ordering the Seat Positioning Strap as an additional
safeguard for the wheelchair user.
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before attempting it alone.
PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT
DISTRIBUTION
To assure stability and proper operation of your wheelchair,
you must at all times maintain proper balance. Your wheelchair has been designed to remain upright and stable during normal daily activities as long as you do not move beyond the center of gravity.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to
move forward in the seat or pick them up from
the floor by reaching down between your knees.
Virtually all activities which involve movement in the wheelchair have an effect on the center of gravity. Invacare recommends using seat/chest positioning straps for additional
safety while involved in activities that shift your weight.
Many activities require the wheelchair owner to reach,
bend and transfer in and out of the wheelchair. These
movements will cause a change to the normal balance,
the center of gravity, and the weight distribution of the
wheelchair. To determine and establish your particular
safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring
activities in several combinations in the presence of a
qualified healthcare professional BEFORE attempting
active use of the wheelchair.
DO NOT lean forward out of the wheelchair any further
than the length of the armrests. Make sure the casters are
pointing in the forward position whenever you lean forward.
This can be achieved by advancing the wheelchair and
then reversing it in a straight line.
Proper positioning is essential for your safety. When
reaching, leaning, or bending forward, it is important
to use the front casters as a tool to maintain stability
and balance.
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REACHING, LEANING AND
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Position the front casters so that they are extended as
far forward as possible and engage wheel locks. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO REACH OBJECTS IF YOU HAVE
TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE SEAT OR PICK THEM
UP FROM THE FLOOR BY REACHING DOWN
BETWEEN YOUR KNEES.
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54%
UNOCCUPIED
103 lbs. 130 lbs.
OCCUPIED
FUNCTIONAL REACH FROM A
WHEELCHAIR
The approximate reach-limit values shown in the accompanying graph were derived on the basis of a
sample of 91 male and 36 female wheelchair users.
Note the difference between the maximum and the
comfortable reach limits, a subjective but important
consideration in design.
FORWARD REACH
(ADULT)
COMFORTABLE
REACHING, LEANING - BACKWARDS
MAXIMUM
WARNING
DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery. This will change your center of gravity
and may cause you to tip over.
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Position wheelchair as close as possible to the desired object. Point front casters forward to create the
longest possible wheelbase. Reach back only as far
as your arm will extend without changing your sitting
position.
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SAFETY/HANDLING
Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 - Wheelchair
without Step Tubes
TIPPING
WARNING
This method requires two (2) assistants. The second
assistant should be positioned at the front of the wheelchair lifting upward on a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair frame when lifting the
wheelchair and stabilizing the wheelchair when the
wheelchair is being lowered to the ground.
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
When tipping the wheelchair, an assistant should grasp
the back of the wheelchair on a non-removable (nondetachable) part. Inform the wheelchair occupant before tipping the wheelchair and remind him/her to lean
back. Be sure the occupant’s feet and hands are clear
of all wheels.
The first assistant should stand on the sidewalk and
turn the wheelchair so that the rear wheels are against
the curb. Turn the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels
are pointing up, The wheelchair should be tilted back
to the balance point and, in one continuous upward
movement, the rear wheels should be pulled up and
over the curb. DO NOT return the front casters to the
ground until the wheelchair has been pulled backward
far enough for the front casters to clear the edge of
the curb.
After mastering the techniques of tipping the wheelchair, use one (1) of the following methods to tackle
curbs, short stairs, etc.
Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 - Wheelchair with
Step Tubes
Apply a continuous downward motion until the balance point is achieved and the front casters clear the
curb. At this point, the assistant will feel a difference in
the weight distribution.
WARNING
When lowering the front casters of the wheelchair, DO NOT let the wheelchair drop the last
few inches to the ground. This could result in injury to the occupant and/or damage to the
wheelchair.
WARNING
When lowering the front casters of the wheelchair, DO NOT let the wheelchair drop the last
few inches to the ground. This could result in injury to the occupant and/or damage to the
wheelchair.
Roll the wheelchair backward and SLOWLY lower the
wheelchair in one continuous movement. DO NOT let
the wheelchair drop the last few inches to the ground.
This could result in injury to the occupant.
Step Tube
METHOD 1 - WHEELCHAIR WITH STEP TUBE
METHOD 2 - WHEELCHAIR WITHOUT STEP TUBE
Roll the wheelchair forward and slowly lower the front
of the wheelchair in one continuous movement onto
the sidewalk. Do not let the wheelchair drop the last
few inches to the ground. This could result in injury to
the occupant. Push the wheelchair forward until the
rear wheels roll up and over the curb.
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TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM
OTHER SEATS
WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch
as the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP is an option on this
wheelchair (You may order with or without the Seat
Positioning Strap), Invacare strongly recommends
ordering the Seat Positioning Strap as an additional
safeguard for the wheelchair user.
WARNING
BEFORE attempting to transfer in or out of the
wheelchair, every precaution should be taken
to reduce the gap distance. Turn both casters
toward the object you are transferring onto.
Also be certain the wheel locks are engaged
to help prevent the wheels from moving.
Do not attempt to lift a wheelchair by lifting
on any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting
by means of any removable (detachable)
parts of a wheelchair may result in injury to the
user or damage to the wheelchair.
CAUTION
When transferring, position yourself as far back
as possible in the seat. This will help prevent
broken screws, damaged upholstery and the
possibility of the wheelchair tipping forward.
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an occupied wheelchair up or
down the stairs. Invacare recommends using
two (2) assistants and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use ONLY secure, nondetachable parts for hand-held supports.
NOTE: This activity may be performed independently
provided you have adequate mobility and upper body
strength.
Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is NOT available:
1. After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the
balance point, one assistant (in the rear) backs
the wheelchair up against the first step, while securely grasping a non-removable (non-detachable)
part of the wheelchair for leverage.
2. The second assistant, with a firm hold on a nondetachable part of the framework, lifts the wheelchair up and over the stair and steadies the wheelchair as the first assistant places one (1) foot on
the next stair and repeats STEP 1.
3. The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last
stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has
been rolled away from the stairway.
ESCALATORS? SORRY!
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may
occur.
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Position the wheelchair as close as possible along side
the seat to which you are transferring, with the front
casters pointing toward it. Engage wheel locks. Shift
body weight into seat with transfer.
During independent transfer, little or no seat platform will
be beneath you. Use a transfer board if at all possible.
SAFETY/HANDLING
Recliner Models
FOLDING AND UNFOLDING THE
WHEELCHAIR
FOLDING.
1. Push in detent pin on one side of spreader bar.
WARNING
2. While holding spreader bar, pull out handle until
the release pin is out of the handle of the back
cane.
Keep hands and fingers clear of moving parts
to avoid injury.
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3. Drop the spreader bar to one side.
1. Open the wheelchair by grasping the push handle of
the wheelchair closest to you.
4. Lift up on the seat upholstery.
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2. Tilt the wheelchair towards you (raising the
opposite wheel and caster off the ground/floor).
3. Push downward on the TOP of the seat rail closest to
you where the seat upholstery is attached until the
wheelchair is fully open.
4. Engage both wheel locks, open the footrest/legrest
for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair. Refer
to TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM OTHER
SEATS in this section of the manual.
UNFOLDING.
1. Lift the wheelchair to one side.
2. Push down on the raised side of the wheelchair.
WARNING
Make sure detent pin of the spreader bar is
completely extended through the hole in the
handle BEFORE using the wheelchair.
3. Push in detent pin on the handle of the spreader
bar and insert into the handle of the back cane.
4. Engage both wheel locks, open the footrest/legrest
for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair.
Refer to TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM
OTHER SEATS in this section of the manual.
Spreader Bar
"HAMMOCK OR SLING SEA
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SEAT"
Closing
1. Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front
of the wheelchair.
2. Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
Detent Pin
3. With both hands, grasp the middle of the seat upholstery at the front and back edge and lift up.
NOTE: If wheelchair is equipped with carry straps, the
wheelchair may be closed by pulling up on the straps.
FOLDING
UNFOLDING
RECLINER MODELS
"HAMMOCK OR SLING SEA
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SEAT"
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NOTE: All specifications are approximate.
TITAN
TRACER SX
Overall Width:
24-1/2 or 26-1/2-inches
22-1/2, 24-1/2, 26-1/2, 28-1/2, or
30-1/2-inches
Overall Depth (w/o riggings) **:
30-1/4-inches
30-1/4-inches
Seat Width:
16, 18 and 20-inches
14, 16, 18, 20 or 22-inches
Seat Depth:
16-inches
16 and 18-inches
Seat-to-Floor **:
Adult: 19-1/2-inches
Hemi: 17-1/2-inches
Adult: 19-1/2-inches
Hemi: 17-1/2-inches
Back Height:
15, 16, 17, 18, and 19-inches
16-inches (Fixed - Permanent)
Arm Styles:
Fixed - Desk / Full Length
Fixed, Desk/Full Length, Fixed/
(Removable)
Adjustable Height
Adjustable - Desk / Full Length
(Removable)
Front Riggings:
Swingaway and Removable Swingaway Footrests and
Footrest and Elevating Legrest
Elevating Legrests
Rear Axle:
Permanent, 7/16-inch Diameter
Permanent (Standard) and
Quick-Release
Rear Wheels:
20, 22 and 24-inch Composite;
Urethane, Pneumatic or Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert - (24-inch
Composite Urethane Standard)
20, 22 and 24-inch Composite;
Urethane, Pneumatic or Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert - (24-inch
Composite Urethane Standard)
Handrims:
Composite (Standard) and Chrome Composite (Standard) and
Plated Steel
Chrome Plated Steel
Wheel Locks:
High Mount
High Mount
Caster Size:
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1-1/4-inch
Urethane (Standard), 8 x 1-1/4
Pneumatic or Pneumatic Flat Free
Insert
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1-inch Urethane (Standard), 8 x 1-inch Solid
Rubber and 8 x 1-1/4-inch Pneumatic
or Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert, 8 x 13/4-inch Semi Pneumatic
Upholstery:
Black Nylon
Expanded Vinyl, various colors
Frame Colors:
Chrome
Chrome
Weight *:
33 lbs.
35-1/2 lbs.
Shipping Weight *:
43 lbs.
45 lbs.
SX RECLINER ONLY
NOTE: Information below is applies to the Tracer SX Recliner only. Refer to Tracer SX for complete specifications.
Overall Width Overall Depth Seat-to-Floor Back Height Rear Axle Weight Shipping Weight
(w/o riggings)
(approx.)*
(approx.)*
26-1/2-inches
(for 18-inch
width seat)
34-inches
Adult: 19-1/2inches
23-inches
Permanent 51 lbs.
(34-inches with
Headrest)
* Weights will vary depending on how wheelchair is equipped.
** With 24-inch Rear Wheels
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: All specifications are approximate.
TRACER DLX
Overall Width:
24-1/2 or 26-1/2-inches
Overall Depth (w/o riggings) **:
30-1/4-inches
Seat Width:
16 or 18-inches
Seat Depth:
16-inches
Seat-to-Floor **:
Adult: 19-1/2-inches
Hemi: 17-1/2-inches
Back Height:
16-inches (Fixed - Permanent)
Arm Styles:
Fixed - Desk / Full Length
Fixed/Adjustable Height
Front Riggings:
Swingaway and Elevating Legrest
Rear Axle:
Permanent (Standard) and
Quick-Release
Rear Wheels:
20, 22 and 24-inch Composite;
Urethane, Pneumatic or Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert - (24-inch
Composite Urethane Standard)
Handrims:
Composite (Standard) and Chrome
Plated Steel
Wheel Locks:
High Mount
Caster Size:
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1-inch
Solid Rubber (Standard) and
8 x 1-1/4-inch Pneumatic or
Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert,
8 x 1-3/4-inch Semi Pneumatic
Upholstery:
Expanded Vinyl, various colors
Frame Colors:
Chrome
Weight *:
35-1/2 lbs.
Shipping Weight *:
45 lbs.
* Weights will vary depending on how wheelchair is equipped.
** With 24-inch Rear Wheels
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SAFETY INSPECTION CHECKLIST
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NOTE: Every six (6) months take your wheelchair to a qualified technician for a thorough inspection and servicing.
Regular cleaning will reveal loose or worn parts and enhance the smooth operation of your wheelchair. To operate
properly and safely, your wheelchair must be cared for just like any other vehicle. Routine maintenance will extend
the life and efficiency of your wheelchair.
Initial adjustments should be made to suit your personal body structure and preference. Thereafter follow
these maintenance procedures:
ITEM
INITIALLY
INSPECT/ INSPECT/
ADJUST
ADJUST
WEEKLY MONTHLY
INSPECT/
ADJUST
PERIODICALLY
GENERAL (TROUBLESHOOTING)
Wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to
one side).
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FRAME AND CROSSBRACES
Inspect for loose or missing hardware.
Inspect for bent frame or crossbraces.
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WHEEL LOCKS (PROCEDURE 6)
Do not interfere with tires when rolling.
Pivot points free of wear and looseness.
Wheel locks easy to engage.
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RECLINER (PROCEDURE 8)
Inspect reclining mechanisms to ensure they are
clean and work freely.
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SEAT AND BACK UPHOLSTERY (PROCEDURE 3)
Inspect for rips or sagging.
Inspect for loose or broken hardware.
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TIRES (PROCEDURES 4 and 5)
Inspect for flat spots and wear.
If pneumatic tires, check for proper inflation.
CAUTION: As with any vehicle, the wheels and
tires should be checked periodically for cracks and
wear, and should be replaced.
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REAR WHEELS (PROCEDURE 4)
No excessive side movement or binding when lifted
and spun.
If equipped, quick-release axles lock properly.
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HANDRIMS (PROCEDURE 4)
Inspect for signs of rough edges or peeling.
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SPOKES
Inspect for cracked or broken spokes.
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FRONT CASTER (PROCEDURE 5)
Inspect wheel/fork assembly for proper tension by
spinning caster; caster should come to a gradual stop.
Loosen/tighten locknut if wheel wobbles noticeably or
binds to a stop.
Wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
CAUTION: As with any vehicle, the wheels and
tires should be checked periodically for cracks and
wear, and should be replaced.
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CLEANING
Clean upholstery and armrests.
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TROUBLESHOOTING/MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHAIR
VEERS
RIGHT
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CHAIR
SLUGGISH
VEERS
TURN OR
LEFT PERFORMANCE
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CASTERS
FLUTTERS
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SQUEAKS
AND
RATTLES
LOOSENESS
IN CHAIR
CHAIR
WHEELS
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SOLUTIONS
If pneumatic, check tires
for correct and equal
pressure.
Check for loose stem
nuts and bolts.
Check that both casters
contact the ground at
the same time.
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MAINTENANCE SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
DO NOT use the wheelchair unless it has the
proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate
the tires. Failure to follow these suggestions may
cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm.
Recommended tire pressure is listed on the side
wall of the tire.
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware
is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
4. The wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced
when necessary by your authorized dealer or by a
qualified technician.
CAUTION
DO NOT over tighten hardware attaching to
the frame. This could cause damage to the
frame tubing.
5. Periodically check handrims to ensure they are
securely attached to the rear wheels. Refer to
REPLACING REAR WHEEL HANDRIM in PROCEDURE 4 of this manual.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURES
1. Before using your wheelchair, make sure all nuts
and bolts are tight. Check all parts for damage or
wear and replace. Check all parts for proper adjustment.
2. Keep quick-release axles free of dirt and lint to
ensure positive locking and proper operation. Refer to ADJUSTING THE QUICK-RELEASE AXLE
in PROCEDURE 4 of this manual.
6. Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire
wear. Refer to WHEEL LOCK ADJUSTMENT in
PROCEDURE 6 of this manual.
7. Periodically check front caster and rear wheel hubs
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to make sure they are clean. Use a Teflon lubricant if necessary.
8. Check Upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
3. If equipped, oil quick-release axles at least once (1)
a month (3-in-1® oil or equivalent).
3-in-1 oil - Registered trademark of American Home
Products Corporation.
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Teflon - Registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont Nemours
and Company.
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PROCEDURE 1
FRONT RIGGINGS
SWINGAWAY FOOTREST HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT (FIGURE 2)
This Procedure includes the following:
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Swingaway Footrest Assembly Installation
Swingaway Footrest Height Adjustment
NOTE: Release the footrest locking mechanism and
lift the footrest off of the hinge pins. Lay the assembly
on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
Heel Loop Replacement
Elevating Legrest Assembly Installation
1. Loosen, but do not remove the bolt and locknut
that secure the lower footrest assembly to the
upper footrest support.
Adjusting the Elevating Legrest Assembly
WARNING
2. Reposition the lower footrest assembly to the
desired height.
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware
is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
3. Securely tighten the bolt and locknut.
4. Repeat this procedure for the other footrest, if
necessary.
SWINGAWAY FOOTREST ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION (FIGURE 1)
1. Turn the swingaway footrest to the side (open
footplate is perpendicular to wheelchair).
2. Place the hinge plates on the swingaway footrest
onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.
Upper
Footrest
Support
Bolt and
Locknut
Lower
Footrest
Assembly
3. Push the swingaway footrest towards the inside
of the wheelchair until it locks into place.
NOTE: The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
FIGURE 2 - SWINGAWAY FOOTREST HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
4. Repeat this procedure for the other footrest
assembly.
5. To release the footrest, push the footrest release
lever inward, rotate footrest outward.
Hinge Plate
Hinge
Pins
Hinge
Plate
HEEL LOOP REPLACEMENT
(FIGURE 3)
Footrest
Release
Lever
Swingaway
Footrest
Assembly
1. Loosen, but do not remove the bolt and locknut
that secure the lower half of the footrest to the
swingaway footrest assembly.
2. Remove the lower footrest assembly.
3. Remove the phillips screw, spacer and locknut that
secure the heel loop to the footplate.
Footplate
4. Remove heel loop from slide tube.
5. Replace heel loop.
6. Reverse STEPS 1-5 to reassemble.
FIGURE 1 - SWINGAWAY FOOTREST
ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION
NOTE: When securing the heel loop to the footrest assembly, tighten the phillips screw and locknut until the
spacer is secure.
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FRONT RIGGINGS
PROCEDURE 1
Phillips Screw
6. To release the legrest, push the legrest release
handle toward the inside of the wheelchair
(facing the front of the wheelchair) and swing
the legrest assembly to the outside of the wheelchair.
Bolt and Locknut
Spacer
Heel Loop
Slide Tube
ADJUSTING THE ELEVATING
LEGREST ASSEMBLY (FIGURE 5)
Locknut
Footplate
1. To adjust the elevating legrest, raise legs until the
desired height is obtained.
FIGURE 3 - HEEL LOOP REPLACEMENT
ELEVATING LEGREST ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION (FIGURE 4)
2. To reposition legrest to normal position, support
leg with one (1) hand and push release lever downward with other hand.
1. Place legrest assembly on the outside of the wheelchair and install the hinge plates onto the hinge
pins on wheelchair frame (FIGURE 4).
3. To adjust the calfpad, turn pad towards the outside of the wheelchair.
2. Rotate legrest assembly toward the inside of the
wheelchair until it locks in place (FIGURE 4).
NOTE: The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
4. Slide the calfpad up or down until the desired position is obtained.
5. To secure the calfpad, turn the calfpad towards
the inside of the wheelchair.
Release Lever
3. Repeat this procedure for other legrest assembly.
4. After seated in wheelchair, adjust footrest to correct height by loosening the locknut and
sliding the lower footrest assembly tube up or down
until desired height is achieved.
5. Tighten locknut securely.
Legrest Release Handle
Calfpad
Assembly
Hinge Pins
Hinge
Plates
Calfpad Rotated for
Height Adjustment
Calfpad
Footplate
Bolt and
Locknut
FIGURE 5 - ADJUSTING THE ELEVATING
LEGREST ASSEMBLY
Lower
Footrest
Assembly
FIGURE 4 - ELEVATING LEGREST INSTALLATION
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ARMS
PROCEDURE 2
Whelchairs Equipped With Height Adjustment
Knobs (FIGURE 2)
This Procedure Includes the Following:
Adjusting Armrest Height - Adjustable
Height Arms Only
Removing or Replacing Armrest
Using or Replacing Flip-back Armrest
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WARNING
Make sure the height adjustment knob is in the
locked position before using the wheelchair.
1. Unlock the armrest by pulling the height adjustment
knob on the front of the armrest and twisting it 1/4turn into the UNLOCKED position (FIGURE 1).
2. Adjust armrest to one (1) of four (4) OR five (5) positions (depending on model type).
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE
use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened
securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
ADJUSTING ARMREST HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ARMS ONLY
3. Lock the armrest by pulling the height adjustment
knob on the rear of the armrest and twisting it
1/4-turn into the LOCKED position as in FIGURE 1.
Wheelchairs Equipped With Height
Adjustment Levers (FIGURE 1)
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other armrest.
WARNING
Make sure the armrest is securely locked BEFORE
using the wheelchair.
Height
Adjustment
Lock
Knob
Armrest
1. Unlock the armrest by flipping the height adjustment
lever on the top front of the armrest to the UP (HORIZONTAL) position.
2. Adjust armrest to desired height.
NOTE: Height adjustment lever MUST be in the unlocked
position when placing armrest into the arm assembly.
3. Lock the armrest by pressing the height adjustment lever into the DOWN (VERTICAL) position
when the desired armrest height is achieved.
Locked (Vertical)
Height Adjustment
Lock Knob
Pull
and
Turn to
Lock
Pull
and
Turn to
Unlock
UNLOCKED
POSITION
LOCKED
POSITION
Height Adjustment Lever
FIGURE 2 - ADJUSTING ARMREST HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ARMS ONLY - WHEELCHAIRS EQUIPPED WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOBS
Unlocked (Horizontal)
FIGURE 1 - ADJUSTING ARMREST HEIGHT - ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ARMS ONLY - WHEELCHAIRS
EQUIPPED WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVERS
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ARMS
PROCEDURE 2
REMOVING OR REPLACING
ARMREST (FIGURE 2)
WARNING
Make sure the armrest is securely locked BEFORE
using the wheelchair.
1. Press in the armrest release button located on the
armrest.
2. Remove the armrest from the arm sockets by
pulling straight up.
3. Replace the armrest by reversing STEPS 1-2.
Replacing
1. Perform STEPS 1-2 above to flip the armrest back.
2. Remove hex head screw, washer, spacer and locknut securing the EXISTING armrest and insert to the
wheelchair frame.
3. Remove the EXISTING armrest and insert from frame.
4. Position NEW insert into NEW rear armrest tube,
aligning the mounting holes.
5. Insert the NEW hex head screw through the armrest
mounting bracket, NEW washer, spacer and armrest
rear tube with insert, as shown in FIGURE 3.
NOTE: Ensure the spacer sits flush against the armrest.
6. Install nut onto hex head screw. Torque to 55-60 in./lbs.
7. Rotate armrest DOWN and into the arm socket.
8. Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and
armrest release button locks into place BEFORE using.
Armrest Front Tube
Armrest
Release
Button
Arm
Socket
Armrest Release
Button (Front or
Back of the Armrest
Front Tube)
Arm
Socket
FIGURE 2 - REMOVING OR REPLACING ARMREST
Arm
Socket
Armrest
Rear
Tube
USING OR REPLACING FLIP-BACK
ARMREST (FIGURE 3)
WARNING
Hex Head
Screw
DO NOT operate or replace flip-back armrest
when wheelchair is folded - otherwise injury
or damage may result.
Using
1. Press in armrest release button located on armrest
front tube.
2. Rotate front of armrest UP, BACK and OUT of arm socket.
3. Reverse STEP 2 to replace armrest to DOWN position.
4. Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and
armrest release button locks into place BEFORE using.
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Armrest Rear Tube
Armrest
Mounting
Bracket
Nut
Washer
Spacer
Mounting
Holes
Insert
FIGURE 3 - USING OR REPLACING FLIP-BACK ARMREST
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PROCEDURE 3
SEAT AND BACK
REPLACING THE SLIP-ON BACK
UPHOLSTERY (FIGURE 2)
This Procedure Includes the Following:
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Assembling The Back to the Wheelchair
Replacing the Slip-on Back Upholstery
Replacing the Screw-on Back Upholstery
1. Remove the two (2) phillips screws and washers that
secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes.
2. Remove the screw, coved washers and locknut that
secure one (1) back cane to the wheelchair frame.
Replacing Seat Upholstery
Adjusting Seat Depth
NOTE: It is necessary to remove only one (1) back cane
to replace the back upholstery.
Adjusting Seat Width
WARNING
3. Pull the loose back cane out of the existing back
upholstery.
After making adjustments, always make sure
that parts are properly tightened BEFORE using
the wheelchair.
4. Pull the existing back upholstery up and over the
mounted back cane.
5. Install the new back upholstery over the mounted
back cane.
ASSEMBLING THE BACK CANE TO
THE WHEELCHAIR (FIGURE 1)
6. Slide the loose back cane through the new back
upholstery.
1. Remove the attaching hardware from the bottom
of the back canes.
2. Insert the two (2) back canes into the two (2)
mounting holes in the wheelchair frame.
3. Position the mounting hardware through the
wheelchair frame and back canes as shown in
FIGURE 1.
7. Secure the back cane to the wheelchair frame
with the hex screw, coved washers and locknut.
Torque to 170-inch pounds.
8. Secure the new back upholstery to the back canes
with the existing Phillips screws and washers.
4. Securely tighten the attaching hardware. Torque
to 170-inch pounds.
Hex Screw
(Torque to
170-inch pounds)
Back Cane
Back Cane
Phillips
Screws
Washer
Back
Upholstery
Coved
Washer
Washer
Phillips
Screws
Wheelchair
Frame
FIGURE 2 - REPLACING THE SLIP-ON BACK
UPHOLSTERY
Locknut
REPLACING SCREW-ON BACK
UPHOLSTERY (FIGURE 3)
Coved Washer
FIGURE 1 - ASSEMBLING THE BACK CANE
TO THE WHEELCHAIR
1. Remove the phillips screws and washers that secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes.
2. Securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back
canes with the phillips screws and washers.
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SEAT AND BACK
Washers
PROCEDURE 3
5. Install the new seat upholstery onto the wheelchair.
Make sure to line up the mounting holes in the seat
extension tubes and seat extension spacers with the
new seat upholstery. Refer to REPLACING THE
SEAT UPHOLSTERY in this section of the manual.
Back Upholstery
6. Install plug buttons into the ends of the seat extension spacers.
Phillips Screws
Phillips Screws
Washers
Seat
Extension
Spacer
FIGURE 3 - REPLACING SCREW-ON BACK
UPHOLSTERY
REPLACING SEAT UPHOLSTERY
(FIGURE 4)
Seat Upholstery
Crossbrace
Seat Extension Tube
Plug Button
1. Remove the eight (8) phillips screws and washers
that secure the existing seat upholstery to the
crossbraces.
FIGURE 5 - ADJUSTING SEAT DEPTH
2. Remove the existing seat upholstery from the
crossbraces.
ADJUSTING SEAT WIDTH (FIGURE 6)
3. Ensure positioning of seat positioning strap (if used).
Refer to INSTALLING THE SEAT POSITIONING
STRAP in PROCEDURE 9 of this manual.
4. Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1-2.
WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the wheelchair
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
1. Remove the existing back and seat upholstery from
the wheelchair. Refer to REPLACING THE BACK
UPHOLSTERY and REPLACING THE SEAT UPHOLSTERY in this section of the manual.
Phillips Screws
NOTE: If adjusting the seat width of the wheelchair, back
and seat upholstery as well as the crossbraces MUST
be replaced.
Seat Upholstery
2. Perform one (1) of the following:
FIGURE 4 - REPLACING SEAT UPHOLSTERY
TRACER TITAN/SX/SX RECLINER/DLX (BUILT
AFTER MARCH 13, 2000) a. Remove the button head screws and locknuts that
secure the two (2) pivot links to the cross-braces.
ADJUSTING SEAT DEPTH (FIGURE 5)
1. Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair. Refer to REPLACING THE SEAT UPHOLSTERY in this section of the manual.
b. Remove the four (4) phillips screws and locknuts
that secure the insert tube to the lower wheelchair
frame.
NOTE: If adjusting the seat depth of the wheelchair, the
seat upholstery MUST be changed as well.
c. Remove the inserts from the rear of the wheelchair.
NOTE: If changing the seat width of the SX Recliner the
spreader bar and headrest upholstery MUST be
changed. The headrest pillow may need to be changed
according to the chart below.
2. Remove the two (2) plug buttons from the ends of
the crossbraces that are towards the front of the
wheelchair.
NOTE: The two (2) plug buttons will be used in the ends
of the seat extensions.
HEADREST PILLOW SEAT WIDTH RANGES
14-inches, 16-18-inches, 20-inches, or 22-inches
3. Install the two (2) seat extension tubes into the ends
on the crossbraces. Line up the second mounting
hole from the rear of the seat extension tube with the
mounting hole in the crossbrace.
NOTE: if the seat width required is within the range of
the original headrest pillow, the original headrest pillow
may still be used.
4. Install the two (2) seat extension spacers onto the
two (2) seat extension tubes.
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PROCEDURE 3
SEAT AND BACK
TRACER DLX (BUILT BEFORE MARCH 13, 2000) NOTE: There are no pivot links on the Tracer DLX.
b. Reinstall the button head screws and locknuts
that secure the pivot links to the crossbraces.
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a. Pull crossbrace assembly up and away from the
main body of the wheelchair. Seat guides will
stay attached to rear canes.
TRACER DLX (BUILT BEFORE MARCH 13, 2000) a. Position the crossbraces onto the seat guide.
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3. Remove the hardware that secures the two (2)
existing crossbraces together (FIGURE 6).
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TRACER TITAN/SX/SX RECLINER/DLX (BUILT
AFTER MARCH 13, 2000) a. Assemble the two (2) NEW crossbraces together.
Refer to FIGURE 6 for hardware orientation.
5. Slide insert tubes into the wheelchair frame.
b. Remove upholstery screws.
c. Remove crossbraces from seat guides.
4. Perform one (1) of the following:
6. Align the holes in the insert tube with the holes in the
wheelchair frame.
7. Insert the phillips screws and tighten the locknuts
securely.
8. Install the NEW back and seat upholstery onto the
wheelchair. Refer to REPLACING THE BACK UPHOLSTERY and REPLACING THE SEAT UPHOLSTERY in this section of the manual.
TRACER TITAN, TRACER SX, TRACER SX RECLINER and
TRACER DLX (BUILT AFTER MARCH 13, 2000)
Crossbrace
Wheelchair
Frame
Locknut
Locknut
Pivot Link
Insert
Tube
NOTE: orientation of hex
screw, spacers, nylon
washer, steel washers and
locknut (hardware) for installation of new crossbraces.
Button Head
Screw
Phillips Screw
TRACER DLX (BUILT BEFORE MARCH 13, 2000)
Seat Guide
Crossbrace
Seat Guide
Locknut
NOTE: orientation of hex
screw, spacers, nylon
washer, steel washers and
locknut (hardware) for installation of new crossbraces.
Insert
Tube
Phillips Screw
FIGURE 6 - ADJUSTING SEAT WIDTH
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Wheelchair Frame
REAR WHEELS
PROCEDURE 4
This Procedure Includes the Following:
Quick-Release Axles (FIGURE 2)
Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels
NOTE: Quick Release Axles are available on Non-Recliner wheelchairs ONLY.
Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle
1. Push in the tip of the quick-release axle (with wheel)
and pull the axle out through the opening in the
center of the rear wheel and axle spacer.
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube
2. Push in the tip of the quick-release axle again and
pull the axle out of the rear wheel.
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware
is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 for the opposite rear wheel.
4. To reinstall the rear wheel onto the wheelchair,
reverse STEPS 1-3.
WARNING
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE
REAR WHEELS
NOTE: Non-Recliner ONLY. For the SX RECLINER see
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS in
PROCEDURE 8 of this manual.
Permanent Axles (FIGURE 1)
1. Remove the dust cap, hex screw, spacer and
locknut that secure the rear wheel to the wheelchair.
2. Repeat STEP 1 for the opposite rear wheel.
3. To reinstall the rear wheel(s) onto the wheelchair,
reverse STEPS 1-2.
4. Adjust wheel locks. Refer to WHEEL LOCK
ADJUSTMENT in PROCEDURE 6 of this manual.
PERMANENT AXLE
The locking pins MUST be protruding past the
inside of the rear wheel axle bushing for a positive lock.
Keep locking pins clean.
Invacare recommends inserting quick-release
axles with the head end to the inside of the
wheelchair to prevent accidental release during contact activities.
5. If the locking pins are not protruding past the inside of the axle bushing or there is too much movement of the rear wheel assembly in a back and
forth position, refer to ADJUSTING THE QUICKRELEASE AXLE in this section of the manual.
QUICK-RELEASE AXLE
Locknut
Axle Mounting Hole
Make sure the detent pin and locking pins of
the quick-release axle are fully released BEFORE operating the wheelchair.
Axle Mounting Positions
Rear Wheel
Axle Spacer
(Conventional
Arms Only)
Dust Cap
Quick-Release
Axle
Spacer
Rear Wheel
Hex Screw
FIGURE 1 - REMOVING/INSTALLING THE
REAR WHEELS - PERMANENT AXLES
FIGURE 2 - REMOVING/INSTALLING THE
REAR WHEELS - QUICK-RELEASE AXLES
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ADJUSTING THE QUICK-RELEASE
AXLE (FIGURE 3)
REPLACING REAR WHEEL
HANDRIM (FIGURE 4)
NOTE: Quick Release Axles are available on Non-Recliner wheelchairs ONLY.
1. Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair.
1. Remove rear wheel and quick-release axle from
the wheelchair. Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS in this section of the
manual.
3. Remove the existing handrim.
4. Install the new handrim by reversing the above
procedures.
2. Depress detent pin in the quick-release axle and
slide axle through the wheel hub.
3. Release detent pin ensuring that the locking pins
are fully released.
4. Increase or decrease end play by adjusting the
locknut on the end of the quick-release axle.
5. Reinstall rear wheel onto the wheelchair. Refer to
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS
in this section of the manual.
Wheelchair
Frame
2. Remove the button screws and washers that secure the handrim to the rear wheel.
5. Reinstall rear wheel to the wheelchair. Refer to
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS
in this section of the manual.
6. Repeat the procedure for the opposite rear wheel
if necessary.
Button
Screw
Locknut
Locking
Pins
Handrim
Detent
Pin
Axle Spacer
(Conventional
Arms Only)
Quick- Release
Axle
FIGURE 4 - REPLACING REAR WHEEL
HANDRIM
Rear
Wheel
Hub
REPLACING/REPAIRING REAR
WHEEL TIRE/TUBE
FIGURE 3 - ADJUSTING THE QUICK-RELEASE
AXLE
WARNING
Replacement of rear wheel tire or tube MUST
be performed by a qualified technician.
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should
be checked periodically for cracks and wear,
and should be replaced when necessary.
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FRONT CASTERS
PROCEDURE 5
This Procedure Includes the Following:
8. Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-inch Front
Casters and Forks
9. Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS
7-8 until correct.
Replacing/Repairing Front Caster Tire/Tube
10. Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem.
Front Caster Mounting Adjustments
REPLACING/REPAIRING FRONT
CASTER TIRE/TUBE
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware
is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
WARNING
Replacement of front caster tire or tube MUST
be performed by a qualified technician.
CAUTION
INSTALLING/REPLACING SIX OR
EIGHT-INCH FRONT CASTERS AND
FORKS (FIGURE 1)
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should
be checked periodically for cracks and wear,
and should be replaced.
1. Remove the dust cover.
2. Remove the locknut and nylon washer that
secures the fork to the caster headtube.
FRONT CASTER MOUNTING
ADJUSTMENTS (FIGURE 2)
3. Drop the front caster and fork out of the caster
headtube.
1. Remove the hex screw and locknut that secures the
front caster to the fork.
4. Slide in the new front caster and fork.
5. Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1-3.
2. Reposition the front caster on the fork to the determined mounting hole. Refer to CHANGING SEATTO-FLOOR HEIGHT in PROCEDURE 7 of this
manual to determine front caster mounting hole for
caster size and seat-to-floor height.
6. Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite front caster and
fork .
7. To properly tighten caster journal system and guard
against flutter, perform the following check:
a. Tip back of wheelchair to floor.
b. Pivot both forks and casters to top of their arc
simultaneously.
c. Let casters drop to bottom of arc.
d. Adjust locknuts according to freedom of caster
swing.
e. Repeat steps c-d untill wheels swing once to oneside, then immediately rest in a downward position.
Dust Cover
3. Reinstall the spacers (6-inch caster and fork ONLY)
and securely tighten with the existing hex screw and
locknut.
WARNING
Make sure both front casters are positioned in
the same mounting hole BEFORE using the
wheelchair; otherwise injury can occur.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the opposite front caster.
6 or 8-inch Fork
Locknut
Hex Screw
Locknut
*Spacer
Nylon
Washer
Caster Headtube
Front Caster
*Spacer
Front Caster
and Fork
* Used with 6-inch Caster/Fork ONLY
FIGURE 2 - FRONT CASTER MOUNTING
ADJUSTMENTS
FIGURE 1 - INSTALLING/REPLACING SIX OR
EIGHT-INCH FRONT CASTERS AND FORKS
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PROCEDURE 6
ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS
Top Position
(NON-RECLINER)
This Procedure Includes the Following:
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers
Bottom Position
(RECLINER)
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Anti-tipper Length
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is
tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage
may result.
INSTALLING/ADJUSTING THE
ANTI-TIPPERS
WARNING
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Anti-tipper
Release Buttons
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 2 - INSTALLING THE ANTI-TIPPERS
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged. Ensure that
the release button of the anti-tipper fully protrudes out of the hole on the bottom of the
wheelchair frame.
Adjusting The Anti-tippers (FIGURE 3)
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the
same height.
Installing The Anti-tippers (FIGURES 1 & 2)
NOTE: To ensure the correct model anti-tipper is used
refer to FIGURE 1. Measurements for NON-RECLINER
anti-tippers are approximate and are taken with extension tube in TOP hole position. Measurements for RECLINER anti-tippers are approximate and are taken with
extension tube in BOTTOM hole position.
Tracer Titan, SX, DLX
with 17 1/2 - 19 1/2 inch
seat-to-floor height
1. Depress the release buttons and insert the anti-tippers with the anti-tipper wheels pointing toward the
ground/floor into the wheelchair frame tubing as
shown in FIGURE 2.
3. Adjust anti-tippers as necessary. Refer to ADJUSTING THE ANTI-TIPPERS in PROCEDURE 6 of this
manual.
RECLINERS ONLY: Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times.
Anti-tipper
Length
12-inches
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2. Ensure that the release button of the anti-tipper fully
protrudes out of the hole in the bottom of the wheelchair frame tubing.
NON-RECLINERS ONLY: Inasmuch as the antitippers are an option on this wheelchair (You
may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the
anti-tippers as an additional safeguard for the
wheelchair user.
Chair
FIGURE 1 - ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH
Anti-tipper
Model
9758
9859
Tracer Titan, SX, DLX 11 1/4-inches
with 15 1/2 - 17 1/2 inch
seat-to-floor height
Anti-tipper Anti-tipper
Chair
Length
Part Number
SX Recliner
13-1/2-inches 1088242
NOTE: A 1-1/2 to 2-inch clearance between the bottom
of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be
maintained at all times.
1. Place wheelchair on a flat, level surface.
NOTE: If adjusting anti-tippers on recliner models, ensure back cains are in the upright position before making
adjustments.
2. Press the release buttons near the wheeled portion
of the anti-tipper and slide it up or down to achieve
the 1-1/2 to 2-inch clearance (FIGURE 3).
3. Check to make sure that the release buttons are
fully engaged in adjustment holes, and ensure both
anti-tippers are adjusted to the same height.
4. Check to make sure that a 1-1/2 to 2-inch clearance
between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and
the ground/floor has been achieved BEFORE using
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wheelchair.
5. Repeat STEPS 1-3 until 1-1/2-2-inch clearance is
achieved.
Release Buttons
1-1/2 to 2-inch Clearance
FIGURE 3 - ADJUSTING THE ANTI-TIPPERS
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PROCEDURE 6
WHEEL LOCK ADJUSTMENT
(FIGURE 4)
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1. Ensure the wheel lock is in the open (unlocked)
position.
8. If 5/32 and 5/16-inches measurement can not be
achieved, remove the bolt and locknut that secure
the wheel lock to the wheelchair and mount the
wheel lock in one (1) of two (2) mounting positions.
9. Repeat STEPS 1-7 until the wheel lock holds the
wheelchair.
Mounting Positions
2. Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel
lock assembly to the wheelchair frame.
Wheel Lock Handle
3. Adjust the position of wheel lock until the measurement between the rear wheel and the wheel
lock shoe is between 5/32 and 5/16-inches.
4. Securely tighten the bolt and locknut.
5. Engage wheel lock and push against the wheelchair and determine if wheel lock engages the
wheel lock shoe enough to hold the wheelchair.
6. Repeat the above procedures until the wheel lock
holds the wheelchair.
7. Repeat STEPS 1-6 for the opposite wheel lock.
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Bolt and Locknut
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Rear
Wheel
Wheelchair
Frame
5/32 and 5/16-inches
FIGURE 4 - WHEEL LOCK ADJUSTMENT
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PROCEDURE 7
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
This Procedure Includes the Following:
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WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware
is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
CHANGING SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT (FIGURE 1 AND 2)
WARNING
When changing the seat-to-floor height, the
height of the anti-tippers must be adjusted as well.
NOTE: Invacare recommends that the following procedure be performed by an authorized dealer or qualified
technician.
1. Remove the rear wheels from the wheelchair.
(ADULT/HEMI FRAME STYLE): Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS in
PROCEDURE 4 (RECLINER FRAME STYLE):
Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR
WHEELS in PROCEDURE 8 of this manual.
2. Remove the front casters from the wheelchair. Refer
to FRONT CASTER MOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS
in PROCEDURE 5 of this manual.
3. Refer to the charts of front caster/fork and rear wheel
sizes, to determine mounting positions for obtainable seatto-floor heights (FIGURE 1 for ADULT/HEMI FRAME
STYLE or FIGURE 2 for RECLINER FRAME STYLE).
4. Reinstall the front casters onto the wheelchair. Refer
to FRONT CASTER MOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS
in PROCEDURE 5 of this manual.
5. Reinstall the rear wheels onto the wheelchair.
(ADULT/HEMI FRAME STYLE): Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS in
PROCEDURE 4 (RECLINER FRAME STYLE):
Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR
WHEELS in PROCEDURE 8 of this manual.
6. Adjust Anti-tippers according to NEW seat-to-floor
height. Refer to ADJUSTING THE ANTI-TIPPERS in
PROCEDURE 6 of this manual.
ADULT/HEMI FRAME STYLE
*6-INCH FRONT CASTERS
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
(in inches)
15-1/2
16-1/2
17-1/2
17-1/2
FRONT CASTER
MOUNTING
POSITION
TOP
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
REAR
WHEEL
SIZE
20-inch
22-inch
24-inch
20-inch
REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING
POSITION
TOP
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
*8-INCH FRONT CASTERS
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
(in inches)
17-1/2
17-1/2
18-1/2
19-1/2
FRONT CASTER
MOUNTING
POSITION
TOP
TOP
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
REAR
WHEEL
SIZE
20-inch
24-inch
22-inch
24-inch
REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING
POSITION
BOTTOM
TOP
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
* NOTE: 6-inch and 8-inch front casters require different forks.
REAR WHEEL MOUNTING POSITIONS ADULT/HEMI FRAME STYLE
6 OR 8-INCH FORK
MOUNTING POSITIONS
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
FIGURE 1 - CHANGING SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT - ADULT/HEMI FRAME STYLE
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PROCEDURE 7
WARNING
TRACER SX RECLINER ONLY: Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY. NEVER
reposition the rear wheels to the forward position, stability of the wheelchair will decrease, and
injury or damage may result.
8-INCH FRONT CASTERS ONLY
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
(in inches)
FRONT CASTER
MOUNTING
POSITION
REAR
WHEEL
SIZE
REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING
POSITION
17-1/2
18-1/2
19-1/2
TOP
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
20-inch
22-inch
24-inch
N/A
N/A
N/A
REAR WHEEL MOUNTING POSITION TRACER SX RECLINER FRAME STYLE
REARWARD
MOUNTING
POSITION
X
X
8-INCH FORK
MOUNTING POSITIONS
FORWARD
MOUNTING
POSITIONS
(DO NOT USE)
TOP
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
REAR WHEEL
OFFSET BRACKET
FIGURE 2 - CHANGING SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT - RECLINER FRAME STYLE
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RECLINER
This Procedure Includes the Following:
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TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS/ASSISTANTS:
Recliner Operation
Replacing the Headrest Pillow
Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery
Adjusting the Seat Depth
Storing/Replacing the Spreader Bar
Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels
Make sure the patient is properly positioned
in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum
stability and safety.
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more body
strength will be required for approximately
the last twenty (20) degrees of incline (reverse recline). Make sure to use proper body
mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance
if necessary to avoid injury.
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and
BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury
or damage may result.
Assistants MUST be prepared to support the
weight of the occupant when reclining, or
returning the wheelchair back to the full upright position, otherwise injury may occur.
RECLINER OPERATION (FIGURE 1)
WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is
stable BEFORE using the recliner.
ALWAYS wear your Seat Positioning Strap. Inasmuch as the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP is an
option on this wheelchair (You may order with
or without the Seat Positioning Strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the Seat
Positioning Strap as an additional safeguard
for the wheelchair user.
Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times.
1. Unfold wheelchair. Refer to SAFETY/HANDLING
section of this manual.
2. Attach spreader bar. Refer to STORING/REPLACING THE SPREADER BAR in this procedure of the
manual.
3. Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined.
4. Make sure wheelchair is occupied and on a level surface before reclining.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged. Ensure that
the release button of the anti-tipper fully protrudes out of the hole on the bottom of the
wheelchair frame.
5. Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both handles
firmly.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the
same height.
7. SLOWLY, pull back on the back assembly while
squeezing the release levers.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
8. When the back reaches the desired angle, SLOWLY
let go of the release levers.
Ensure the spreader bar is attached and secured BEFORE using the Tracer SX Recliner.
9. To return the back to the full upright position, reverse
the STEPS 6-9 keeping in mind proper body mechanics.
Make sure both back canes are at the same
angle BEFORE releasing the handles of the
recline mechanisms.
6. Lifting up on handles, squeeze release levers.
Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY. NEVER reposition the rear
wheels to the forward position, stability of the
wheelchair will decrease, and injury or damage may result.
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PROCEDURE 8
Headrest
Upholstery
UPRIGHT POSITION
Handle
Strap
Fastening
Strips
Release
Levers
Wheelchair
Strap
Level
Surface
Headrest
Pillow
FIGURE 2 - REPLACING THE HEADREST PILLOW
REPLACING THE HEADREST/BACK
UPHOLSTERY
RECLINED POSITION
Wheelchair
Headrest Upholstery (FIGURE 3)
1. Remove the headrest pillow. Refer to REPLACING THE HEADREST PILLOW in this procedure
of the manual.
Release
Levers
2. Remove the six (6) mounting screws that secure the headrest upholstery to the headrest
extension tubes.
Level
Surface
3. Secure NEW headrest upholstery onto headrest
extension tubes with the existing six (6) mounting
screws.
FIGURE 1 - RECLINE OPERATION
4. Install headrest pillow. Refer to REPLACING THE
HEADREST PILLOW in this procedure of the
manual.
REPLACING THE HEADREST
PILLOW (FIGURE 2)
1. Unfasten straps of headrest pillow from behind
headrest upholstery and remove the existing
headrest pillow from headrest.
2. Center new/existing headrest pillow onto the
front of the headrest upholstery.
Back Upholstery (FIGURE 3)
1. Disengage one (1) side of the spreader bar. Refer to
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE SPREADER BAR
in this procedure of the manual.
3. Pull straps of new/existing headrest pillow around the
back canes.
4. Pressing firmly, attach the fastening strips of the new/
existing headrest pillow to the fastening strips on the
back of the headrest upholstery.
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RECLINER
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE
SPREADER BAR (FIGURE 4)
NOTE: To remove and install the bottom two (2) mounting screws of the back upholstery the wheelchair must
be partially folded. Refer to FOLDING AND UNFOLDING THE WHEELCHAIR in the SAFETY/HANDLING
section of this manual.
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Make sure detent pin of the spreader bar is
completely extended through the hole in the
handle BEFORE using the wheelchair.
2. Remove the twelve (12) mounting screws that
secure the back upholstery to the back canes.
3. Secure new back upholstery to back canes with
the existing twelve (12) mounting screws. Securely tighten.
Removing
4. Reengage spreader bar. Refer to REMOVING/
INSTALLING THE SPREADER BAR in this procedure of the manual.
2. While holding existing spreader bar, pull handle
until the release pin is out of the handle of the
back cane.
Headrest
Upholstery
Headrest
Extension
Tube
1. Push in detent pin on one side of existing spreader
bar.
3. Drop the spreader bar to one side.
Mounting
Screws
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 on opposite end of spreader
bar.
Installing
Back
Upholstery
1. Push in detent pin on the handle of the new/existing
spreader bar.
2. Insert new/existing spreader bar into the handle of
the back cane.
Back
Cane
Mounting
Screws
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 on opposite end of spreader bar.
Back Cane
Spreader Bar
Handle
Detent Pin
FIGURE 4 - STORING/REPLACING THE
SPREADER BAR
FIGURE 3 - REPLACING THE HEADREST/BACK
UPHOLSTERY
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PROCEDURE 8
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR
WHEELS (FIGURE 5)
Rearward
Mounting
Positions
WARNING
Forward Mounting
Positions
(DO NOT USE)
X
TRACER SX RECLINER ONLY: Mount the rear
wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY.
NEVER reposition the rear wheels to the forward
position, stability of the wheelchair will decrease, and injury or damage may result.
X
NOTE: If changing rear wheel size refer to CHANGING
SEAT TO FLOOR HEIGHT in PROCEDURE 8 of this
manual BEFORE performing this procedure.
Rear Wheel Offset
Bracket
Rear Wheel
Locknut
Removing
Spacer
1. Note mounting position of EXISTING rear wheel.
2. Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that
secure the EXISTING rear wheel and spacer to
the wheel offset bracket.
3. Remove the EXISTING rear wheel from wheel
offset bracket.
Rear Wheel
Offset Bracket
Installing
1. Secure the new/existing rear wheel and spacer
to wheel offset bracket with axle mounting screw
and locknut. Securely tighten.
Axle Mounting Screw
FIGURE 5 - REMOVING/INSTALLING THE
REAR WHEELS
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PROCEDURE 9
OPTIONS
INSTALLING THE AMPUTEE
BRACKET (FIGURE 1)
This Procedure Includes the Following:
Installing the Amputee Bracket
Installing the Seat Positioning Strap
1. Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 1 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
Installing the Crutch and Cane Carrier
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NOTE: The procedures in this section of the manual
apply to NON-RECLINER wheelchairs, EXCEPT Installing the Seat Positioning Strap.
WARNING
2. Install the amputee bracket on the wheelchair
frame to the position determined in STEP 1.
NOTE: Make sure the axle spacer is pointing towards the
outside of the wheelchair.
3. Install the two (2) hex screws and locknuts that
secure the amputee bracket to the wheelchair.
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is
tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage
may result.
4. Install the rear wheels onto the wheelchair. Refer to
REMOVING/INSTALLING THE REAR WHEELS in
PROCEDURE 9 of this manual.
SEATTO-FLOOR
*BRACKET
AXLE SPACER
POSITION
(on bracket)
SIDE OF
WHEELCHAIR
AXLE MOUNTING
POSITION
(on wheelchair)
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A
B
B
A
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
*"A" and "B" are stamped on the sides of the amputee bracket.
BRACKET "B"
BRACKET "A"
Locknuts
LEFT
RIGHT
ADULT RIGHT
ADULT LEFT
Axle Spacer Towards OUTSIDE
of Wheelchair
Axle Spacer Towards OUTSIDE
of Wheelchair
REAR VIEW OF
AMPUTEE BRACKET
Hex Screws
HEMI LEFT
HEMI RIGHT
FIGURE 1 - INSTALLING THE AMPUTEE BRACKET
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PROCEDURE 9
INSTALLING THE SEAT
POSITIONING STRAP (FIGURE 2)
INSTALLING THE CRUTCH AND
CANE CARRIER (FIGURE 3)
WARNING
Safety and Maintenance
ALWAYS wear your SEAT POSITIONING STRAP.
Inasmuch as the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP is an
option on this wheelchair (You may order with
or without the SEAT POSITIONING STRAP), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the SEAT
POSITIONING STRAP as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
1. Check base weekly to secure proper placement.
2. Securely fasten strap while carrying items.
3. Never insert or remove items while wheelchair is
moving.
1. Remove the rear seat upholstery screw from the
wheelchair.
4. Base should be parallel to step tube to avoid bending spokes when folding the wheelchair.
2. Position one seat positioning strap half between
the seat rail and seat upholstery.
Strap
3. Secure the seat upholstery and seat positioning
strap to the wheelchair with the existing seat upholstery screw.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the opposite side of the
wheelchair.
Base
Clamp
Seat
Upholstery
Screw
Seat
Positioning
Strap (Under
Seat Upholstery).
Locknut
FIGURE 3 - INSTALLING THE CRUTCH AND
CANE CARRIER
5. The base cleans easily with any chrome or glass
cleaner. The strap can be cleaned with mild soap
and water.
Installing
1. Slide the clamp with the base attached over the
end of the step tube of the wheelchair.
Seat
Upholstery
2. Position the base parallel to the step tube.
Seat Rail
3. Securely tighten the locknut that secures the base
to the step tube of the wheelchair.
FIGURE 2 - INSTALLING THE SEAT POSITIONING
STRAP
4. Remove the upper back upholstery screw and
washer.
5. Align the strap with the back upholstery screw
mounting hole.
6. Reinstall the back upholstery screw and washer
and secure the strap to the wheelchair.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
PLEASE NOTE: THE WARRANTY BELOW HAS BEEN DRAFTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 4, 1975.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser/user of our products.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from
state to state.
Invacare warrants its product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year from date of purchase. With regard to the original purchaser/user only, Invacare warrants the side
frames and crossmembers to be free from defects in materials and workmanship of the original purchaser/users for:
Tracer Titan, Tracer SX and Tracer SX Recliner
Lifetime
Tracer DLX
5 Years
If within such warranty period any such product shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be
repaired or replaced, at Invacare’s option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges
incurred in replacement part installation or repair of any such product. Invacare’s sole obligation and your
exclusive remedy under this warranty shall be limited to such repair and/or replacement.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Invacare
product. In the event you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please write directly to Invacare at
the address at the bottom of this page. Provide dealer’s name, address, the product model number, date
of purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is serialized, indicate the serial number. Do
not return products to our factory without our prior consent.
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OF INVACARE, OR TO A PRODUCT DAMAGED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND INVACARE’S CONTROL,
AND SUCH EVALUATION WILL BE SOLELY DETERMINED BY INVACARE. THE WARRANTY SHALL NOT
APPLY TO PROBLEMS ARISING FROM NORMAL WEAR OR FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES.
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TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. INVACARE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
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