Spree XT - Invacare

Spree XT - Invacare
Owner’s Operator and Maintenance Manual
Spree XT
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.
For more information regarding
Invacare products, parts, and services,
please visit www.invacare.com
WARNING
A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN MUST PERFORM THE INITIAL SET UP OF THIS
WHEELCHAIR. ALSO, A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN MUST PERFORM ALL
PROCEDURES SPECIFICALLY INDICATED IN THE MANUAL.
WHEELCHAIR USERS: DO NOT SERVICE OR OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT
WITHOUT FIRST READING AND UNDERSTANDING THE OWNER’S
OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL AND THE SEATING SYSTEM’S
MANUAL (IF APPLICABLE). IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS, CONTACT INVACARE
TECHNICAL SUPPORT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SERVICE OR OPERATE
THIS EQUIPMENT - OTHERWISE INJURY OR DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
DEALERS AND QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS: DO NOT SERVICE OR OPERATE
THIS EQUIPMENT WITHOUT FIRST READING AND UNDERSTANDING THE
OWNER’S OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL, THE SERVICE
MANUAL (IF APPLICABLE) AND THE SEATING SYSTEM’S MANUAL (IF
APPLICABLE). IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS, CONTACT INVACARE TECHNICAL
SUPPORT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SERVICE OR OPERATE THIS
EQUIPMENT - OTHERWISE, INJURY OR DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
ACCESSORIES WARNING
Use of non-Invacare accessories may result in serious injury or damage.
Invacare products are specifically designed and manufactured for use in conjunction
with Invacare accessories. Accessories designed by other manufacturers have not
been tested by Invacare and are not recommended for use with Invacare products.
DO NOT use non-Invacare accessories.
To obtain Invacare accessories, contact Invacare by phone or at www.invacare.com.
DANGER
Use of incorrect or improper replacement (service) parts may cause death, serious
injury, or damage.
Replacement parts MUST match original Invacare parts.
ALWAYS provide the wheelchair serial number to assist in ordering the correct
replacement parts.
NOTE: Updated versions of this manual are available on www.invacare.com.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SPECIAL NOTES ................................................................................ 8
Intended Use..............................................................................................................................................10
Wear and Tear Items ..............................................................................................................................10
LABEL LOCATIONS ......................................................................... 11
Standard Labels .........................................................................................................................................11
Wheelchairs with TRRO ........................................................................................................................12
Wheelchairs without TRRO ..................................................................................................................12
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................ 13
SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES ................................................. 14
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants .......................................................................14
Anterior (Forward) Tilt......................................................................................................................14
Stability - All Models ................................................................................................................................15
Stability - All Models Except Recliners ................................................................................................15
Stability - Recliner Models Only............................................................................................................16
Operation Information ............................................................................................................................16
Wheelchairs with TRRO or TRBKTS Only...................................................................................18
Tire Pressure .............................................................................................................................................18
Weight Training ........................................................................................................................................18
Weight Limitation.....................................................................................................................................18
SECTION 1—SAFETY AND HANDLING ............................................. 19
Stability and Balance.................................................................................................................................19
Coping With Everyday Obstacles.........................................................................................................20
A Note to Wheelchair Assistants ........................................................................................................20
Percentage of Weight Distribution ......................................................................................................21
Reaching, Leaning and Bending - Forward ..........................................................................................21
Reaching, Bending - Backward...............................................................................................................22
Tipping.........................................................................................................................................................22
Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 - Wheelchair with Step Tubes........................................................22
Tipping - Curbs: Method 2 - Wheelchair without Step Tube ...................................................23
Stairways.....................................................................................................................................................24
Transferring To and From Other Seats ..............................................................................................25
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SECTION 2—SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .................... 26
Safety Inspection Checklists...................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Initially .........................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Weekly........................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Monthly.......................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Periodically.................................................................................................................28
Troubleshooting - Mechanical ..............................................................................................................28
SECTION 3—MAINTENANCE ........................................................... 29
Maintenance Safety Precautions............................................................................................................29
Suggested Maintenance Procedures .....................................................................................................29
SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS ........................................................ 31
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest.............................................................................................31
Installing..................................................................................................................................................31
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................31
Installing/Removing Lift-Off Footrest...................................................................................................32
Installing..................................................................................................................................................32
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................32
Adjusting Footrest Height ......................................................................................................................33
Height Adjustment Ranges.................................................................................................................33
60°, 70° and 70° Taper.......................................................................................................................33
70° MFX, 90°, 70° LIFT and 90° LIFT Footrests ..........................................................................33
Installing Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplate Hinge ........................................................................34
Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates .................................................................................35
Depth Adjustment ...............................................................................................................................35
Angle Adjustment ................................................................................................................................35
Installing/Removing Elevating Legrests.................................................................................................36
Installing..................................................................................................................................................36
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................36
Raising/Lowering the Elevating Legrest ...............................................................................................36
Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth ...................................................................37
Adjusting the Footplate Height.........................................................................................................37
Adjusting Calfpad Height....................................................................................................................37
Adjusting Calfpad Depth ....................................................................................................................37
Composite/Articulating Footplate Heel Loop Replacement ..........................................................38
Disassembly ...........................................................................................................................................38
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Reassembly ............................................................................................................................................38
Replacing Sector Block............................................................................................................................39
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap/H-Calf Strap ..............................................................................39
SECTION 5—ARMS ......................................................................... 40
Using/Installing/Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arms .........................................................................40
Using Locking Cantilever Arms ........................................................................................................40
Installing Locking Cantilever Arms ..................................................................................................41
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height .....................................................................................41
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Angle .......................................................................................42
Using/Installing/Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arms ...............................................................43
Using Non-Locking Cantilever Arms ..............................................................................................43
Installing Non-Locking Cantilever Arms.........................................................................................43
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Height............................................................................44
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle .............................................................................44
Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms ......................................................................................45
Installing/Removing T-Arms ...................................................................................................................45
Installing T-Arms ..................................................................................................................................45
Removing T-Arms................................................................................................................................46
Adjusting The T-Arms.............................................................................................................................46
Adjusting T-Arm Height .....................................................................................................................46
Adjusting T-Arm Width .....................................................................................................................47
Adjusting T-Arm Depth......................................................................................................................47
Adjusting T-Arm Sockets........................................................................................................................48
Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or Side Guards ..................................................................49
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT ................................................................. 50
Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair ........................................................................................................50
Unfolding................................................................................................................................................50
Folding ....................................................................................................................................................50
Folding/Unfolding Back Assembly .........................................................................................................51
Installing/Removing Stroller Handles....................................................................................................52
Installing Stroller Handles ..................................................................................................................52
Removing Stroller Handles ................................................................................................................52
Installing/Removing/Adjusting the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles .........................................53
Installing..................................................................................................................................................53
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................53
Adjusting ................................................................................................................................................54
Installing and Removing a Seating System ...........................................................................................54
Installing/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps.........................................................................................55
Installing..................................................................................................................................................55
Replacing ................................................................................................................................................55
Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps .....................................................................................56
Installing..................................................................................................................................................56
Replacing ................................................................................................................................................56
SECTION 7—WHEELS/FORKS ............................................................ 57
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels .........................................................................................................57
Quick-Release Axle .............................................................................................................................57
Permanent Axle....................................................................................................................................58
Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle ........................................................................................................58
Seat-to-Floor Height Adjustment .........................................................................................................59
Adjusting Forks .........................................................................................................................................59
SECTION 8—WHEEL LOCKS ............................................................. 60
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks................................................................................................................60
Using Wheel Locks..............................................................................................................................60
Adjusting Wheel Locks.......................................................................................................................60
SECTION 9—ANTI-TIPPERS ............................................................. 62
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers ...........................................................................................................62
Installing..................................................................................................................................................62
Adjusting ................................................................................................................................................63
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SECTION 10—TILT .......................................................................... 64
Engaging Tilt in Space...............................................................................................................................64
Adjusting the Cable Assembly ...............................................................................................................65
Adjusting the Limit Stops........................................................................................................................66
SECTION 11—TRANSPORT READY OPTION ..................................... 67
About Transport Ready Packages.........................................................................................................68
Compliance Information .........................................................................................................................68
Specifications .............................................................................................................................................68
Weight Limit .........................................................................................................................................68
Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle .............................................................................................69
Positioning the Wheelchair in the Vehicle .....................................................................................69
Securement Points ...................................................................................................................................70
Securing the Wheelchair ....................................................................................................................70
Securing the Occupant ............................................................................................................................71
Wheelchair-Anchored Belts ..............................................................................................................71
Vehicle-Anchored Belts ......................................................................................................................72
Seating System ......................................................................................................................................72
Positioning Belts ...................................................................................................................................73
LIMITED WARRANTY ..................................................................... 76
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SPECIAL NOTES
SPECIAL NOTES
Signal words are used in this manual and apply to hazards or unsafe practices which
could result in personal injury or property damage. Refer to the table below for
definitions of the signal words.
SIGNAL WORD
MEANING
DANGER
Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in property damage.
NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
WHEELCHAIR 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 RESTRAINTS (TRRO OR
TRBKTS)
TRRO includes four factory-installed transport brackets and a wheelchair anchored
pelvic belt. TRRO has been crash-tested in accordance with ANSI/RESNA WC Vol 1
Section 19 Frontal Impact Test requirements for wheelchairs with a 168 lb crash
dummy, which corresponds to a person with a weight of 114 to 209 lbs.
TRBKTS includes four factory-installed wheelchair transport brackets. TRBKTS has
not been crash-tested in accordance with WC 19. Use these transport brackets only
to secure an unoccupied wheelchair during transport.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes
described in this manual.
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.
Refer to Transport Ready Option on page 67 for more information about transporting the wheelchair.
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SPECIAL NOTES
WARNING
SEAT POSITIONING STRAP
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. The seat positioning strap
is a positioning belt only. It is not designed for use as a safety device withstanding
high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If signs of wear appear, seat
positioning strap MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
As regards restraints - seat/chest positioning straps - it is the obligation of the DME
dealer, therapists and other healthcare professionals to determine if a seat/chest
positioning 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.
DANGER
Lighted cigarettes dropped onto an upholstered seating system can cause a fire
resulting in death, serious injury, or damage.
Wheelchair occupants are at particular risk of death or serious injury from these
fires and resulting fumes because they may not have the ability to move away from
the wheelchair.
DO NOT smoke while using this wheelchair.
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SPECIAL NOTES
Intended Use
The intended use for the manual (mechanical) wheelchair is to provide mobility to
persons who may be restricted to a sitting position. The manual wheelchair is intended
for ongoing daily use. The models offer a wide range of customization which allows for
a better fit for the end user resulting in comfort,
lightweight, easier propelling, transferring, and smooth ride. The manual wheelchair is
intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces free of climbing obstacles. All other
uses are prohibited.
Wear and Tear Items
Normal wear and tear items and components include but are not limited to: all upholstery
items including seat and back upholstery, arm and calf pads, cushions, wheels, tires and
casters.
Invacare reserves the right to ask for any item back that has an alleged defect in
workmanship. See Warranty policy shipped with the product for specific warranty
information.
Refer to User Manual for proper preventative maintenance schedule and use of the
product.
This is just a general guideline and does not include items damaged due to abuse and
misuse.
PRODUCT TYPE
PRODUCT WEAR AND TEAR PART
WHEELCHAIRS:
Wheels • Brake Assembly/Wheel Locks • Hand grips
UPHOLSTERY
AND SEATING:
Arm Pads • Seat Cushion Foam • Seat Cushion Covers • Back Cushion Foam • Back
Cushion Covers • Headrest Foam • Headrest Covers • Footplate Covers • Calf Pad
(if applicable) Foam and Cover
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LABEL LOCATIONS
LABEL LOCATIONS
Before using this product, read and understand the
User Manual. The user manual provides
proper operation and safe practices.
Documentation can be obtained at:
• www.invacare.com • ph (440) 329-6000
• One Invacare Way, Elyria OH 44035-2125
p/n 1183421 Rev A
Standard Labels
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
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LABEL LOCATIONS
Wheelchairs with TRRO
Wheelchairs without TRRO
NOTE: Auto style seat
positioning strap shown. This
label is also on the airline style
seat positioning strap.
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
INVACARE SPREE XT
Overall Width:
Open: Seat Width Plus Approximately 9-inches
Closed: Approximately 14-inches
Overall Depth:
(W/O Front Riggings)
Overall Height:
29-1/2-inches
Anti-Tippers:
Footrest:
Standard
Armrests:
Locking Cantilever Arms - Desk or Full Length
Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
T-Arms - Desk or Full Length, Adjustable Height
Back:
Back Angle Adjustment:
Rear Axle:
Rear Wheels:
Fixed - 20 or 24-inches
Handrims:
Caster Size:
Aluminum Handrims (20, 22 and 24-inch)
Seat Width:
Seat Depth:
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, 18-20-inches wide
Back Cane Height:
Wheel Locks:
20 and 24-inches
Tilt-In-Space:
Frame:
Weight Limitation:
Dual Cable Trigger Mechanism (Standard) - 45° Tilt
* Seat-to-Floor Height + 21-inches (20-inch back canes
* Seat-to-Floor Height + 25-inches (24-inch back canes
Swing-Away Footrest - 90° (Standard), 70° or 60°, Lift-off Footrest
(Optional), Elevating Legrests (Optional)
86° to 106° (4° increments)
Quick-Release or Permanent
12-inches Pneumatic (Standard)
12-inch Pneumatic w/flat free (Optional)
20, 22 and 24-inch Pneumatic, Urethane, Pneumatic w/flat free, Primo or
KIK® (Optional)
3 x 1, 5 x 1, 6 x 1 Urethane (Optional)
4 x 1 Light Up (Standard)
4 x 1, 5 x 1 Semi-Pneumatic (Optional)
6 x 2-inch w/ Precision Sealed Bearings (Optional)
8-inch w/ Precision Sealed Bearings (Optional)
6 x 1-inch w/ Precision Sealed Bearings (Optional)
12 to 16-inches (with 2-inch seat rail extension)
12 to 20-inches (with 2-inch seat rail extension)
12, 20, 22, and 24-inch Rear Wheels - Push to Lock, Pull to Lock, Hill
Holder
Aluminum
150 lbs.
NOTE: Measurements based on a 16-inch wide by 16-inch deep wheelchair with 12-inch rear
wheels and 4-inch casters.
*NOTE: The seat-to-floor heights are based on pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with flat free
inserts. If wheelchair is equipped with urethane tires, subtract 1/4-inch from the measurements
listed above. All heights are measured with properly inflated new tires. These heights can vary
+1/4-inch due to tire wear.
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SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES
SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES
WARNING
SECTION 1 - GENERAL GUIDELINES contains important information for the safe
operation and use of this product. DO NOT use this product or any available
optional equipment without first completely reading and understanding these
instructions and any additional instructional material such as Owner’s Manuals,
Service Manuals or Instruction Sheets supplied with this product or optional
equipment. If you are unable to understand the Warnings, Cautions or Instructions,
contact a healthcare professional, dealer or technical personnel before attempting
to use this equipment - otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants
The Solara wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional or assistant when
in any tilt position.
Anterior (Forward) Tilt
DO NOT operate the wheelchair when the seat frame is in the anterior (forward) tilt
position (frame stops in the lower position and approximately 5° forward tilt). Serious
bodily injury may occur to the patient and/or the assistant(s).
Anterior (forward) tilt is a feature of this wheelchair designed for the USE OF A
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL or ASSISTANT ONLY. Engagement of the anterior
(forward) tilt must NEVER be performed by the wheelchair user. When anterior
(forward) tilt is needed, it must ALWAYS be engaged by a healthcare professional or
addidtant. Make sure the occupant of the wheelchair is properly positioned and always
engage both wheel locks.
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Stability - All Models
CASTER SIZE
CASTER POSITION
WHEEL SIZE
WHEEL POSITION
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A N/A
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
X
BACK ANGLE
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
X
SEATING SYSTEM
X
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
•
TILT ANGLE
N/A N/A
X
ANTI-TIPPERS
SEATING SYSTEM
X
X
WHEEL LOCKS
BACK ANGLE
•
SEAT DEPTH
USER CONDITION
SEAT DEPTH
BACK HEIGHT
TILT ANGLE
BACK HEIGHT
NOTE: When changes
to the left hand column
occur, follow across the
chart and refer to the X
procedure to maintain
the proper stability,
safety and handling of
the wheelchair.
LOCKING COLLAR
The back height, seat depth, back angle, seating system, tilt angle, seat height,
size/position of the rear wheels, size/position of the front casters, as well as the user
condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any
combination of the 11 may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These
adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X
X
N/A
CASTER SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
•
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
CASTER POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
WHEEL SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
X
•
X
N/A
X
X
X
WHEEL POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
X
X
•
N/A
X
X
X
USER CONDITION
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
•
SEAT HEIGHT
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A N/A N/A
X
X
X
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable BEFORE using the tilt-in-space.
Stability - All Models Except Recliners
To maintain maximum stability, position the rear wheel axle mounting brackets in the
most rearward position. Moving the rear wheels to any of the other mounting positions
causes the wheelchair to decrease in stability.
If moving the rear wheel axle mounting brackets to any forward position, ensure the
wheelchair is stable before using.
ALWAYS ensure stability before using maximum amount of tilt-in-space or moving the
rear wheel axle mounting brackets forward. Test wheelchair before it is occupied by the
end user to ensure safety.
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Stability - Recliner Models Only
Before using any recline position of this wheelchair, make sure the rear wheel axle
mounting brackets are in the most rearward position in the axle mounting plate to
maintain the stability of the wheelchair. DO NOT change the handling/maneuverability
of the wheelchair by moving the rear wheel axle mounting brackets to any of the forward
positions. Moving the rear wheel axle mounting brackets to any of the forward positions
will change the center of gravity of the wheelchair, making the wheelchair less stable.
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable both in the full reclined (back at 180°)
position and the full upright (back at 90°) position before using the recliner option.
Before using the recliner option, make sure the anti-tipper wheel assemblies are in the
lowest adjustment hole (adjustment hole closest to the ground/floor).
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the
wheelchair.
Both gas cylinders MUST be operational and adjusted properly before using the recliner.
DO NOT operate the recliner option if only one of the gas cylinders is operational or
adjusted properly.
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 20 degrees of incline (reverse recline).
Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance to avoid injury.
ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
Operation Information
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustments should be performed while the
wheelchair is unoccupied.
To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and
transferring activities in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional before
attempting active use of the wheelchair.
ALWAYS wear your seat/chest positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat/chest positioning
strap is an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the seat/chest
positioning strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat/chest positioning
strap as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened with
cool water. Verify that grips are dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia based cleaning
solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly. Failure to observe this
warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders.
If the wheelchair is exposed to extreme temperature (above 100°F or below 32°F), high
humidity and/or becomes wet, prior to use, ensure that the handgrips DO NOT twist on
the handle. Otherwise, damage or injury may occur.
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The necessary back angle (90°, 100°, 110° or 120°) MUST be selected before repositioning
the rear wheels forward.
DO NOT operate the tilt-in-space if the trigger release levers and cables are not properly
adjusted to ensure that the tilt-in-space is locked in place when engaged.
DO NOT treverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 9°.
NEVER leave the occupied wheelchair unattended at any time, especially on an incline.
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/seating system. This will change your
center of gravity and may cause you to tip over.
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward the direction you are reaching as
wheelchair may tip over.
WHEEL LOCKS ARE NOT BRAKES. DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with
the wheel locks.
DO NOT tip the wheelchair onto the rear wheels without assistance.
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may
occur.
Before attempting to transfer in or out of the wheelchair, every precaution should be
taken to reduce the gap distance. Turn both casters parallel to the object you are
transferring onto. When transferring to and from the wheelchair, ALWAYS engage both
wheel locks.
DO NOT use 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.
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.
If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the
correct anti-tippers must be used to maintain a 1½ to 2-inch ground clearance.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of
adjustment holes.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole.
Invacare strongly recommends that anti-tippers be used at all times.
The manual wheelchair is intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces. When
outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the same
level of protection against tip over. DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass
or gravel.
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DO NOT use the footplates as a platform. When getting in or out of the wheelchair, make
sure that the footplates are in the upward position.
When determining the depth of the telescoping front frame tubes, make sure the rear of
the footrests DO NOT interfere with the movement of the front casters. Otherwise
damage to the wheelchair may result or may impede proper operation.
ALWAYS use the handrims for self-propulsion. Inasmuch as the handrims are an option
on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the handrims), Invacare strongly
recommends ordering the handrims as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
If wheelchair is exposed to extreme temperature (above 100°).
DO NOT use the spreader bar for lifting or transporting the wheelchair. DO NOT use the
spreader bar as a weight bearing support.
Wheelchairs with TRRO or TRBKTS Only
Transport ready packages are not retrofittable to existing models and are not field
serviceable.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes
described in this manual.
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 recommendations may cause the tire to
explode and cause bodily harm. The recommended tire pressure is listed on the side wall
of the tire.
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 Invacare Spree XT wheelchair has a weight limitation of 150 lbs. (68 kg.).
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SECTION 1—SAFETY AND
HANDLING
“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.
Use this information only as a “basic” guide. The techniques that are discussed on the
following pages have been used successfully by many.
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.
Stability and Balance
WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat/chest positioning strap. Inasmuch as the SEAT/CHEST
POSITIONING STRAP is an option on this wheelchair (You may order with or
without the Seat/Chest Positioning Strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering
the Seat/Chest Positioning Strap as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
The seat positioning strap is a positioning belt only. It is not designed for use as a
safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. if
signs of wear appear, seat positioning strap MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
DO NOT CLIMB, GO UP or DOWN ramps or traverse slopes greater than 9°.
Invacare strongly recommends proceeding down ramps or slopes slowly to avoid
hard braking or sudden stops.
DO NOT leave elevating legrests in the fully extended position when proceeding
down ramps or slopes.
Be aware that carrying heavy objects on your lap while occupying the wheelchair
may adversely affect the stability of the wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury
to the user, damage to the wheelchair and surrounding property.
This wheelchair has been designed to accommodate one individual. If more than
one individual occupies the wheelchair this may adversely affect the stability of the
wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user and passenger and damage
to the wheelchair and surrounding property.
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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.
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.
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.
The Invacare Solara/Spree GT wheelchair should be operated by an assistant when the
wheelchair is in any tilted position.
Coping With Everyday Obstacles
Coping with the irritation of everyday obstacles can be somewhat alleviated by learning
how to manage your wheelchair. Keep in mind your center of gravity to maintain stability
and balance.
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 tilting wheelchair or
traversing curbs or other impediments.
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.
DO NOT use the spreader bar for lifting or transporting the wheelchair. DO NOT
use the spreader bar as a weight bearing support.
Also, be aware of detachable parts such as arms or legrests. These must NEVER be used
to move the wheelchair or as lifting supports, as they may be inadvertently released,
resulting in possible injury to the user and/or assistant(s).
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before
attempting it alone.
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Percentage of Weight Distribution
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.
The back height, seat depth, back angle, seating system, tilt angle, seat height,
size/position of the rear wheels, size/position of the front casters, as well as the user
condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any
combination of the 11 may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These
adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1.1.
Many activities require the wheelchair
user to reach, bend and transfer in and out
of the wheelchair. These movements will
cause a change to normal balance, center of
gravity, and 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.
CENTER OF
GRAVITY
UNOCCUPIED
Proper positioning is essential for your
safety. When reaching, leaning, bending or
bending forward, it is important to use the
casters as a tool to maintain stability and
balance.
OCCUPIED
FIGURE 1.1 Percentage of Weight
Distribution
Reaching, Leaning and Bending - Forward
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.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 1.2.
Position the casters so that they are
extended away from the drive wheels and
engage wheel locks.
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FIGURE 1.2 Reaching, Leaning and Bending
- Forward
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Reaching, Bending - Backward
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1.3.
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.
Position wheelchair as close as possible to
the desired object. Position the casters so
that they are extended away from the drive
wheels to create the longest possible
wheelbase. Reach back only as far as your
arm will extend without changing your
sitting position.
FIGURE 1.3 Reaching, Bending - Backward
Tipping
WARNING
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
When tipping the wheelchair, an assistant should grasp the back of the wheelchair on a
non-removable (non-detachable) 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 and/or pinch points.
After mastering the techniques of tipping the wheelchair, use one of the following
methods to tackle curbs, short stairs, etc.
Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 - Wheelchair with Step Tubes
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1.4.
Place foot on the step tube and begin to tilt the wheelchair toward you. 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.
Spree XT
Step Tube
FIGURE 1.4 Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 Wheelchair with Step Tubes
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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.
Tipping - Curbs: Method 2 - Wheelchair without Step Tube
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1.5.
This method requires two 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.
Rotate the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels are pointing up. The first assistant should
stand on the sidewalk and turn the wheelchair so that the rear wheels are against the curb.
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.
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.
FIGURE 1.5 Tipping - Curbs: Method 2 Wheelchair without Step Tube
Rotate the anti-tippers so the anti-tip
wheels are pointing down.
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Stairways
WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat/chest positioning strap. Inasmuch as the SEAT/CHEST
POSITIONING STRAP is an option on this wheelchair (You may order with or
without the Seat/Chest Positioning Strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering
the Seat/Chest Positioning Strap as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
The seat positioning strap is a positioning belt only. It is not designed for use as a
safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. if
signs of wear appear, seat positioning strap MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
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.
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an occupied wheelchair up
or down the stairs. Invacare recommends that, if possible, the user be removed
from the wheelchair prior to moving. Invacare recommends using two assistants
and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use ONLY secure, non-detachable
parts for hand-hold supports.
Follow these instructions for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator
is NOT available:
1. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
2. 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.
3. The second assistant, with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lifts
the wheelchair up and over the stair and steadies the wheelchair as the first assistant
places one foot on the next stair and repeat STEP 1.
4. The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the
wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway.
5. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
WARNING: ESCALATORS
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily
injury may occur.
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Transferring To and From Other Seats
WARNING
BEFORE attempting to transfer in or out of the wheelchair, every precaution should
be taken to reduce the gap distance. Align both casters parallel with the object you
are transferring onto. Also be certain the wheel locks are engaged to help prevent
the wheels from moving.
CAUTION
When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the seat. This will
prevent damaged upholstery and the possibility of the wheelchair tipping forward.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1.6.
NOTE: This activity may be performed independently provided you have adequate mobility and
upper body strength.
1. Position the wheelchair as close as
possible along side the seat to which
you are transferring, with the front
casters parallel to it.
Maximum Gap Distance
2. Engage wheel locks.
3. Remove or flip back armrests.
4. Shift body weight into seat with
transfer.
NOTE: During independent transfer, little or
no seat platform will be beneath you. Use a
transfer board if at all possible.
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FIGURE 1.6 Transferring To and From
Other Seats
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SECTION 2—SAFETY INSPECTION/
TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTE: Every six 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.
Safety Inspection Checklists
Initial adjustments should be made to suit your personal body structure needs and
preference. Thereafter follow these maintenance procedures:
Inspect/Adjust Initially
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.
❑ Ensure wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
❑ Inspect clothing guards for bent or protruding metal.
❑ Ensure that all fasteners on clothing guards are secure.
❑ Ensure arms are secure but easy to release and adjustment levers engage properly.
❑ Ensure adjustable height arms operate and lock securely.
❑ Ensure armrest upholstery has no rips.
❑ Ensure armrest pad sits flush against arm tube.
❑ Ensure hand grips are not loose.
❑ Ensure seat, back and/or arm upholstery have no rips.
❑ Ensure trigger release lever cables and handles return when released.
❑ Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling finish.
❑ Ensure there is no excessive side movement or binding when drive wheels are lifted
and spun.
❑ Ensure sealed bearings and axle nut tension are correct.
❑ Adjust bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑ Ensure wheel/fork assembly has proper tension when caster is spun. Caster should
come to a gradual stop.
❑ Loosen/tighten caster locknut if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑ Ensure all caster/wheel/fork/headtube fasteners are secure.
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❑ Ensure wheel locks do not interfere with tires when rolling.
❑ Ensure wheel lock pivot points are free of wear and looseness.
❑ Ensure wheel locks are easy to engage.
❑ Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
❑ Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.
❑ Ensure wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
❑ Ensure hand grips are not loose.
❑ Ensure wheel/fork assembly has proper tension when caster is spun. Caster should
come to a gradual stop.
❑ Ensure all caster/wheel/fork/headtube fasteners are secure.
❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
Inspect/Adjust Monthly
❑ Ensure sealed bearings and axle nut tension are correct.
❑ Ensure there is no excessive side movement or binding when drive wheels are lifted
and spun.
❑ Adjust bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑ Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
❑ Ensure wheel locks do not interfere with tires when rolling.
❑ Ensure wheel lock pivot points are free of wear and looseness.
❑ Ensure wheel locks are easy to engage.
❑ Inspect axles to ensure they are free from dirt, lint, etc.
❑ Inspect tilt slides and roller bearings to ensure they are free from dirt, lint, etc.
❑ Inspect seat positioning strap for any signs of wear. Ensure buckle latches. Verify
hardware that attaches strap to frame is secure and undamaged. Replace if necessary.
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Inspect/Adjust Periodically
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.
❑ Inspect clothing guards for bent or protruding metal.
❑ Ensure that all fasteners on clothing guards are secure.
❑ Ensure arms are secure but easy to release and adjustment levers engage properly.
❑ Ensure adjustable height arms operate and lock securely.
❑ Ensure armrest upholstery has no rips.
❑ Ensure armrest pad sits flush against arm tube.
❑ Ensure trigger release lever cables and handles return when released.
❑ Ensure sealed bearings and axle nut tension are correct.
❑ Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling finish.
❑ Ensure seat, back and/or arm upholstery have no rips.
CAUTION
Clean upholstery with mild soap and water or spray disinfectant using a sponge. DO
NOT use bleach or wash in a washing machine.
❑ Clean upholstery and armrests.
❑ Clean and wax all parts.
❑ Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
X
X
Spree XT
LOOSENESS
IN CHAIR
X
SQUEAKS AND
RATTLES
SLUGGISH
TURN/PERFORMANCE
X
CASTERS
FLUTTER
CHAIR VEERS
LEFT/RIGHT
Troubleshooting - Mechanical
SOLUTIONS
If pneumatic tires, check for correct and equal pressure.
X
X
X
X
Check for loose stem nuts/bolts.
Check that casters contact ground at the same time.
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Maintenance Safety Precautions
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
CAUTION
DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to
the frame tubing.
Suggested Maintenance Procedures
1. Keep quick-release axles free of dirt and lint to ensure positive locking and proper
operation. Refer to Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle on page 58.
WARNING
WD-40®,
oil®,
DO NOT use
3-in-1
or other penetrating lubricants on quick-release
axles. Otherwise, binding and/or damage to the wheelchair may occur.
2. Clean quick-release axles once a week with a Teflon® lubricant.
WARNING
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. The recommended tire pressure is listed on the side
wall of the tire.
Replacement of a pneumatic tire or tube MUST be performed by a qualified
technician.
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for
cracks and wear, and should be replaced.
3. If tires are pneumatic, recommended tire pressures will be listed on the side wall of
the tires.
4. The wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should
be replaced.
5. Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels.
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6. Periodically adjust wheel locks as tires wear. Refer to Adjusting Wheel Locks on
page 60.
7. Make sure that all bolts are tight before operating wheelchair.
8. Keep tilt slides and roller bearings free of dirt and lint to ensure proper operation of
the tilt mechanism.
9. Periodically check the back fold down mechanisms to ensure that they lock the back
securely in place.
10. Periodically check front caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free
from moisture. Use a Teflon lubricant if necessary.
11. Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
12. Recliners Only - Periodically check gas cylinders for oil leaks. If oil leak is detected,
contact Invacare.
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SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.1.
Installing
1. Turn the footrest to the side (open footplate is perpendicular to the wheelchair).
2. Insert the front rigging assembly mounting pin into the mounting tube of the
wheelchair frame.
3. Rotate the 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.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the other footrest assembly.
5. If necessary, adjust the footrest height. Refer to Adjusting Footrest Height on page 33.
Removing
1. Push the footrest release lever inward while rotating the front rigging outward.
2. Lift the footrest assembly out of the mounting pin of the wheelchair frame.
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side, if necessary.
Mounting Pin
Footrest Release Lever
Footrest Assembly
Mounting Tube
Wheelchair Frame
Footplate
NOTE: Only 60° Footrest
shown for clarity. Others will
attach the same way.
FIGURE 4.1 Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest
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Installing/Removing Lift-Off Footrest
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.2.
Installing
1. Insert the footrest assembly mounting pins into the mounting tube of the wheelchair
frame.
2. Repeat STEP 1 for the other footrest assembly.
3. If necessary, adjust the footrest height. Refer to Adjusting Footrest Height on page 33.
Removing
1. Push the footrest release lever inward and lift footrest upward.
2. Repeat STEP 1 for opposite side, if necessary.
Mounting Pin
Footrest Release Lever
Footrest Assembly
Footplate
Wheelchair Frame
Mounting Tube
NOTE: Only 60° Footrest
shown for clarity. Others will
attach the same way.
FIGURE 4.2 Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest
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Adjusting Footrest Height
Height Adjustment Ranges
FOOTREST TYPE
ADJUSTMENT RANGE
60°
13-17-inches
70°
13-17-inches
90°
5-8-inches
90°
5-11-inches (with 3-inch extension)
NOTE: If using any type of extension with the adjustable flip-up footplate. Refer to Adjusting
Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates on page 35.
60°, 70° and 70° Taper
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.3.
1. Remove the footrest from the
wheelchair. Refer to
Installing/Removing Swingaway
Footrest on page 31.
Hex Screw
Footrest Upper
Support
Coved
Spacer
2. Remove the hex screw and coved
spacer and slide the footrest up or
down on its mounting tube until the
desired footrest height is achieved.
Mounting
Tube
Footrest
3. Reassemble the hex screw and coved
spacer through the footrest upper
support and mounting tube (FIGURE
4.3).
FIGURE 4.3 Adjusting Footrest Height 60°, 70° and 70° Taper
4. Securely tighten the hex screw and coved spacer.
5. Install the footrest assembly onto the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/Removing
Swingaway Footrest on page 31.
6. Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite side of the wheelchair, if necessary.
70° MFX, 90°, 70° LIFT and 90° LIFT Footrests
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.4.
1. Remove any accessories that are attached to the footrests.
2. Remove the socket bolt, coved washer and locknut that secure the footplate to the
footrest support.
3. Reposition the footplate to the desired height.
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4. Reinstall the socket bolt through the
mounting holes of the footplate and
footrest support.
Footrest Support
Height
Adjustment
Holes
WARNING
DO NOT overtighten socket bolt and
locknut. Footrest MUST be able to
rotate upward from the horizontal to
the vertical position.
Socket Bolt
Locknut
Footplate
5. Secure the footplate to the footrest
support with the coved washer and
locknut.
FIGURE 4.4 Installing/Removing Swingaway
Footrest - 70° MFX, 90°, 70° LIFT and 90°
LIFT Footrests
Installing Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplate Hinge
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.5.
1. Position the adjustable angle flip-up footplate hinge on the footrest support tube at the
desired height.
2. Position the hardware on the footrest support as shown in FIGURE 4.4.
3. Flip the footplate hinge to the up position.
NOTE: The footplate hinge will fall to the down position.
4. Tighten the socket screw and locknut
that secure the footplate hinge to the
footrest support until the footplate
hinge remains in the up position.
Footrest
Support
Tube
5. Check the up and down motion of the
footplate hinge to make sure the user of
the wheelchair can operate the
footplates easily.
Locknut
Socket Screw
Footplate
Hinge
NOTE: If the footplate's motion is too tight,
loosen the socket screw and locknut
approximately ¼-turn.
FIGURE 4.5 Installing Adjustable Angle
Flip-Up Footplate Hinge
NOTE: If the footplate's motion is too loose,
tighten the socket screw and locknut
approximately ¼-turn.
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Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates
WARNING
When determining the angle of the footplates, make sure the rear of the footplates
DO NOT interfere with the movement of the front casters. Otherwise, injury or
damage may occur.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.6.
Depth Adjustment
1. Remove the two flat screws and locknuts that secure footplate to the half clamp.
NOTE: Observe the angle of the footplate for reinstallation.
2. Move the footplate to one of four mounting positions.
NOTE: If desired depth is still not obtained, rotate the half clamp on the footplate hinge 180°.
3. Retighten the two flat screws and locknuts.
NOTE: The setting for positioning the footplate on the half clamp may vary for each footplate.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for opposite footplate, if desired.
Angle Adjustment
1. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the adjustment screw in the half clamp.
2. Position the footplate to the necessary angle to accommodate the user (Detail “A”).
3. Retighten the adjustment screw. Torque to over 90 in-lbs, but no more than 300 in-lbs.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for opposite footplate, if desired.
5. Screw in or out until the adjustable angle flip-up footplate is perpendicular to the
footrest assembly or the desired inversion/eversion is obtained.
Detail “A” - Side View of Footplate and Footrest
Support
90° Footrest Support
Flat Screws
Footrest Support
Footplate
Footplate
Half Clamp
Footplate
Hinge
Adjustment Screw
Locknuts
FIGURE 4.6 Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates
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Installing/Removing Elevating Legrests
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.7.
Installing
1. Place elevating legrest on the outside of the wheelchair and insert mounting pin into
the mounting tube.
2. Rotate elevating legrest toward the inside of the wheelchair until it locks in place.
NOTE: The calfpad of the legrest will be on the
inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
Mounting Pin
Elevating
Legrest
3. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the other
elevating legrest assembly.
Release Handle
Removing
Mounting
Tube
1. Push the legrest release handle inward
while rotating the elevating legrest
outward.
2. Lift the legrest assembly out of the
mounting tube of the wheelchair frame.
Inside of
Wheelchair
NOTE: The mounting tube will be part of the
seat frame or wheelchair front frame
depending on wheelchair model.
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side, if
necessary.
FIGURE 4.7 Replacing Sector Block
Raising/Lowering the Elevating Legrest
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 4.8.
Release Lever
1. Perform one of the following:
• Raising: Lift legrest assembly up to
desired height.
• Lowering: Lift elevating legrest
assembly up with one hand. While
supporting the elevating legrest
assembly (and user’s leg), pull
release lever up with other hand
and lower legrest assembly to
desired height.
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Elevating Legrest
Assembly
FIGURE 4.8 Raising/Lowering the Elevating
Legrest
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SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS
Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.9.
Adjusting the Footplate Height
1. Loosen locknut and washer securing the slide tube to the elevating legrest.
2. Reposition footplate to desired height securely tighten locknut and washer.
3. If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-2 to adjust remaining footplate height.
Adjusting Calfpad Height
1. Loosen the mounting bolt and washer that secure the calfpad bracket to the elevating
legrest assembly.
2. Slide the calfpad bracket up or down until the desired calfpad height is obtained.
3. Tighten the mounting bolt and washer securing the calfpad bracket to the elevating
legrest assembly.
4. If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 to adjust remaining calfpad bracket.
Adjusting Calfpad Depth
1. Remove the mounting screw, spacer and locknut that secure the calfpad to the calfpad
bracket.
2. Insert mounting screw through one of four calfpad bracket mounting holes.
3. Using the mounting screw spacer and locknut, secure the calfpad to the calfpad
bracket.
4. If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 to adjust remaining calfpad assembly.
Calfpad Bracket
Spacer
Mounting Bolt and Washer
Calfpad
Elevating Legrest Assembly
Mounting Screw
Locknut
Locknut and Washer
Slide Tube
Calfpad Bracket Mounting Holes
Footplate
FIGURE 4.9 Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth
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SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS
Composite/Articulating Footplate Heel Loop
Replacement
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.10.
Disassembly
Composite
Composite Footplate
1. Remove the hex screw and coved
spacer that secure the lower footrest
assembly to the swing away footrest
assembly.
Swingaway Footrest Assembly
Phillips
Screw
2. Remove the lower footrest assembly.
3. Remove the phillips screw and locknut
that secure the heel loop to the footrest.
Lower Footrest
Assembly
Phillips
Screws
Spacer
4. Slide heel loop off of the footrest.
Washer
Heel
Loop
Articulating
1. Remove the phillips screws, washers
and spacers that secure the heel loop to
the articulating footplate.
Locknut
Reassembly
Heel
Loop
Spacer
Articulating
Footplate
1. Replace heel loop.
2. Reverse the disassembly procedures.
FIGURE 4.10 Composite/Articulating
Footplate Heel Loop Replacement
NOTE: When securing the heel loop to the
footrest assembly, tighten phillips screw until
the spacer is secure.
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Coved Spacer
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Replacing Sector Block
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 4.11.
Hex
Screw
Wheelchair
Frame
1. Remove the hex screw and washer that
secure the existing sector block to the
front rigging support tube.
Locking Pin
2. Position the new sector block on the
front rigging support tube. Make sure
the locking pin is facing up.
3. Secure the new sector block to the front
rigging support tube with the existing
hex screw and washer.
FIGURE 4.11
Washer
Sector Block
- Replacing Sector Block
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap/H-Calf Strap
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.12.
NOTE: Impact guards are standard equipment
on Model ST footrests. No assembly is required.
Impact Guard
H-Calf
Strap
1. Remove impact guard/calf strap from
packaged container.
2. Secure the impact guards to the footrest
frame.
Calf
Strap
3. Secure the calf strap around the footrest
frame (with the impact guards
attached).
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FIGURE 4.12 Installing Impact Guards/Calf
Strap/H-Calf Strap
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SECTION 5—ARMS
SECTION 5—ARMS
WARNING
NEVER try to lift or tip the wheelchair by the arms, serious injury can occur.
After any adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Using/Installing/Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arms
Using Locking Cantilever Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.1.
1. Push the locking mechanism actuator towards the front of the wheelchair.
2. While holding the locking mechanism actuator, pull up on the cantilever arm towards
the rear of the wheelchair.
NOTE: If necessary, the locking mechanism in the cantilever arm can be repositioned so the
cantilever arm will open down instead of up. For this adjustment, contact a qualified technician.
3. To lock the cantilever arm, push down until there is an audible click.
4. Pull up on the cantilever arm to make sure it is locked in place.
Front of Wheelchair
Rear of
Wheelchair
Cantilever Arm
Push
Locking Mechanism
Actuator
FIGURE 5.1 Using Locking Cantilever Arms
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Installing Locking Cantilever Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.2.
NOTE: When removing the locknuts and washers from the cantilever arm assembly, leave the top
hex bolt, coved washers and spacer (between adjustment plate and cantilever arm) in place.
1. Slide the partially assembled cantilever arm assembly with mounting hardware
through the back cane. Make sure the adjustment plate is towards the inside of the
wheelchair.
NOTE: This includes top hex bolt, coved washers and spacer (between adjustment plate and
cantilever arm).
2. Slide the bottom hex bolt (w/coved washer) through the adjustment plate and back
cane.
3. Securely tighten the cantilever arm to the wheelchair with two locknuts and washers.
4. Adjust the angle of the cantilever arm, if necessary. Refer to Adjusting Locking
Cantilever Arm Angle on page 42.
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.2.
NOTE: When removing the locknuts and washers from the cantilever arm assembly, leave the top
hex bolt, coved washers and spacer (between adjustment plate and cantilever arm) in place.
1. Remove the two locknuts and washers securing the cantilever arm assembly to the
back cane.
2. Remove the cantilever arm assembly with hardware from the back cane.
3. Perform STEPS 1-4 in Installing Locking Cantilever Arms on page 41 to reposition the
arm at the desired height.
Coved
Washers
Spacer
Adjustment Plate
Top Hex Bolt and
Coved Washer
Locknuts
Washers
Back Cane
Actuator
Bottom Hex Bolt
Cantilever Arm
FIGURE 5.2 Installing Locking Cantilever Arms - Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.3.
NOTE: This adjustment is recommended if the back angle has been changed to keep arm parallel
to the ground/floor.
1. Flip the cantilever arm up and out of the way.
2. Remove the locknut that secures the locking pin to the arm adjustment plate.
3. Determine the mounting hole in the arm adjustment plate that will be used to
correspond to the back angle (FIGURE 5.3).
4. Securely tighten the locking pin and washer to the adjustment plate with a locknut.
5. Repeat STEPS 1-4 for the opposite side, if necessary.
Adjustment Plate
Locknut
Locking Pin
Washer
DETAIL “A” - CORRESPONDING ARM ADJUSTMENT TO BACK ANGLE
86°
94°
90°
Back Angle Bracket
Back Angle Bracket
Arm
Adjustment
Plate
98°
Back Angle Bracket
Arm
Adjustment
Plate
Arm
Adjustment
Plate
106°
102°
Back Angle Bracket
Arm Adjustment
Plate
Back Angle Bracket
Arm
Adjustment
Plate
Back Angle Bracket
Arm Adjustment
Plate
NOTE: This adjustment will ensure the arm is parallel to the seat.
FIGURE 5.3 Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Using/Installing/Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever
Arms
WARNING
DO NOT use lap trays with non-locking cantilever arms.
Using Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
WARNING
DO NOT use lap trays with non-locking
cantilever arms.
Back Cane
Rear
Cantilever Arm
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 5.4.
1. Pull the end of the cantilever arm down
to lower the cantilever arm.
FIGURE 5.4 Using Non-Locking Cantilever
Arms
2. Pull the end of the cantilever arm up to
move it out of the way.
Installing Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.5.
1. Remove the locknut and washer from
the lower hex bolt installed on the
non-locking cantilever arm.
Coved Washers and
Spacer
2. Slide hex bolt of the cantilever arm
assembly into the desired back cane
mounting hole.
Back Cane
Locknut
Washer
Cantilever Arm
3. Secure the cantilever arm to the
wheelchair with a washer and locknut.
Lower Hex Bolt
4. Adjust the angle of the cantilever arm,
if necessary. Refer to Adjusting
Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle on
page 44.
FIGURE 5.5 Installing Non-Locking
Cantilever Arms - Adjusting Non-Locking
Cantilever Arm Height
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Height
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.5.
1. Remove the locknut and washer from the lower hex bolt securing the cantilever arm
to the back cane.
2. Slide the cantilever arm assembly out of the back cane.
3. Reposition the cantilever arm assembly to the desired mounting hole.
4. Secure the cantilever arm to the wheelchair with a washer and locknut.
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.6.
1. Loosen the mounting screw securing the cam to the cantilever arm.
2. Rotate the cam until the desired angle is achieved (Detail "B").
3. Tighten the mounting screw securing the cam to the cantilever arm.
Side View of Cam
Back Cane
Cam
Back
Cane
Cantilever Arm
Cantilever
Arm
DETAIL “B” - CAM POSITIONS
0° Arm Angle
Back
Cane
Cam
4° Arm Angle
8° Arm Angle
Back
Cane
Cam
12° Arm Angle
16° Arm Angle
Back
Cane
Back
Cane
Back
Cane
Cam
Cam
Cam
NOTE: All arm angles are relative to the back cane.
FIGURE 5.6 Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.7.
1. Remove the mounting screws from the armrest pad.
2. Replace with NEW armrest pad.
3. Secure with existing hardware.
Desk Length
Arm Pads
Full Length Arm Pads
Armrest Pad
Cantilever
Arm Tube
Cantilever
Arm Tube
Mounting
Screws
Arm Pad
Cantilever
Slide Tube
Mounting Screws
FIGURE 5.7 Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms
Installing/Removing T-Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.8.
Installing T-Arms
1. Position the T-Arm over the T-Arm
socket on the wheelchair frame.
NOTE: Make sure the locking lever is towards
the front of the wheelchair.
2. Slide T-Arm into T-Arm socket until the
locking lever is in the slot in the T-Arm
socket and an audible "click" is heard.
T-Arm
3. Pull UP on T-Arm to make sure T-Arm
is locked in place.
Wheelchair
Frame
NOTE: If the T-Arm does not slide in the
T-Arm socket as desired, adjust the T-Arm
socket. Refer to Adjusting T-Arm Sockets on
page 48.
Locking Lever
(towards the front
of the wheelchair)
Slot
T-Arm
Socket
4. Adjust the T-Arm for desired height,
width and depth, if necessary. Refer to
Adjusting The T-Arms on page 46.
FIGURE 5.8 Installing/Removing T-Arms
5. Repeat STEPS 1-4 for opposite side of
wheelchair.
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Removing T-Arms
1. Press the locking lever in and lift the T-Arm straight up and out of the T-Arm socket.
NOTE: If the T-Arm does not slide up and down in the T-Arm socket as desired, adjust
the T-Arm socket. Refer to Adjusting T-Arm Sockets on page 48.
2. Repeat STEP 1 for opposite side of the wheelchair.
Adjusting The T-Arms
Adjusting T-Arm Height
T-Arm
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 5.9.
1. Unlock the T-Arm by flipping the
T-Arm release lever towards the inside
of the wheelchair.
INSIDE T-Arm Post
NOTE: If necessary, pull the T-Arm release
lever out and rotate 180° so it can be flipped
towards the outside of the wheelchair.
T-Arm Release Lever LOCKED Position
Set Screws
2. Slide the T-Arm to one of:
Outside T- Arm Post
• Low Height T-Arms - Nine
positions.
• High Height T-Arms - Seven
positions.
NOTE: If the inside T-Arm post does not
slide up and down in the outside T-Arm
post as desired, perform one of the
following:
T-Arm Release Lever UNLOCKED Position
• Tighten - Tightening the set screws
on the outside T-Arm post will
make it more difficult to move the
inside T-Arm post up and down.
FIGURE 5.9 Adjusting T-Arm Height
• Loosen - Loosening the set screws on the outside T-Arm post will make it easier to
move the inside T-Arm post up and down.
3. Lock the T-Arm by flipping the T-Arm release lever towards the front of the
wheelchair.
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Adjusting T-Arm Width
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.10.
1. Remove the two mounting screws that
secure the arm pad to the arm tube.
Arm Tube
2. Turn the arm pad around and
reposition the arm pad on the arm tube.
Arm Pad
3. Re-secure the arm pad to the arm tube
with the two mounting screws. Tighten
securely.
Mounting
Screw
Mounting
Screw
4. Repeat for the opposite side, if
necessary.
FIGURE 5.10 Adjusting T-Arm Width
Adjusting T-Arm Depth
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.11.
1. Remove the two mounting screws that secure the arm pad to the arm tube.
2. Remove the two socket screws that secure the arm tube to the T-Arm post.
3. Reposition the arm tube on the T-Arm post:
• Desk Length Arms - to one of three
positions depending on the desired
arm pad depth.
Arm Pad
• Full Length Arms - to one of five
positions depending on the desired
arm pad depth.
Socket
Screws
Arm Tube
NOTE: Two additional positions are
obtainable by turning the arm tube 180°.
Mounting
Screw
4. Re-secure the arm tube to the T-Arm
post with the two socket screws.
Torque to 60-70 in.-lbs.
T-Arm
Post
5. Reattach the arm pad to the arm tube
with the two mounting screws. Tighten
securely.
Mounting
Screw
FIGURE 5.11 Adjusting T-Arm Depth
6. Repeat for the opposite side, if necessary.
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Adjusting T-Arm Sockets
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 5.12.
NOTE: Perform this procedure if the T-Arm is
too loose in the socket or does not easily slide
UP and DOWN in the socket.
T-Arm
T-Arm Clamp
1. Remove the rear wheels from the
wheelchair, if necessary. Refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on
page 57.
Hex Screws
and Washers
2. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the four
hex screws and washers that secure
T-Arm socket to T-Arm clamp.
Hex Screws
and Washers
Slot
Locking Lever
NOTE: The T-Arm socket will disassemble if
the four hex screws and washers are removed.
T-Arm Socket
FIGURE 5.12 Adjusting T-Arm Sockets
3. Slide the T-Arm into the T-Arm socket until the locking lever is in the slot in the T-Arm
socket and an audible "click" is heard.
4. Squeeze the T-Arm socket and the T-Arm clamp together until the socket is flush with
the T-Arm.
5. While holding the T-Arm socket and the T-Arm clamp together, tighten the four hex
screws and washers. Tighten securely.
6. Press in on the locking lever and lift the T-Arm straight up and out of the T-Arm
socket.
7. Repeat STEPS 3-6, if necessary until the T-Arm slides in the T-Arm socket as desired.
8. If necessary, install rear wheels. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 57.
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SECTION 5—ARMS
Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or Side Guards
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.13.
1. Remove the T-Arm from the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/Removing T-Arms on
page 45.
2. Remove the two socket screws that secure the side guard to the bottom clamp.
NOTE: Adjusting the side guards will directly affect the position of the transfer assist.
3. Perform one of the following:
• Small Side Guards - Move the bottom clamp up to one of two mounting positions
in the side guard.
• Large Side Guards - Move the bottom clamp up to one of three mounting positions
in the side guard.
4. Secure the side guard to the bottom clamp with the two socket screws.
5. Install the T-Arm onto the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/Removing T-Arms on
page 45.
T-Arm
Transfer
Assist
Side Guard
Socket
Screws
Bottom Clamp
FIGURE 5.13 Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or Side Guards
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair
WARNING
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.1.
Unfolding
WARNING
When unfolding the wheelchair, DO NOT position fingers or hands between the
pivot links. Ensure ONLY open palms (and not fingers) are used to press down on
the crossbrace ends. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
1. Open the two side frames.
2. Press down on the ends of the crossbraces with the palms of your hands (Detail "A" of
FIGURE 6.1).
Folding
1. Pull up on the strap (Detail "A" of FIGURE 6.1) between the crossbraces until the two
side frames come together.
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
Folded
Unfolded
Side Frame
Pivot
Link
Crossbrace
Ends
DETAIL “A” - STRAP
Crossbrace End
Crossbrace End
Strap
FIGURE 6.1 Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair
Folding/Unfolding Back Assembly
WARNING
The back MUST be locked securely in place BEFORE using the wheelchair.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 6.2.
Front of
Wheelchair
1. Do one of the following:
Back Cane
• Unfold - Push/pull the back
towards rear of wheelchair until it
locks in place.
Back Release
Latch
• Fold - Pull up on the back release
latches and push the back towards
the front of the wheelchair.
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Back Locked Securely
FIGURE 6.2 Folding/Unfolding Back
Assembly
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
Installing/Removing Stroller Handles
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.3.
Installing Stroller Handles
1. Remove the plug buttons from both back canes, if necessary.
2. Slide the stroller handle into the back canes.
3. Align the mounting holes of the stroller
handle and the back canes.
Stroller Handle
4. Press the button on the quick-release
pin and insert the quick-release pin
through the back cane and stroller
handle.
Button
Quick-Release Pin
5. Release the button on the quick-release
pin.
Mounting
Holes
Back Cane
FIGURE 6.3 Installing/Removing Stroller
Handles
6. Pull on the stroller handle to make sure
it is locked securely in place.
Removing Stroller Handles
1. Push in the buttons of the quick-release pins.
2. Pull out the quick-release pins that secure the stroller handle to the back canes.
3. Remove the stroller handle from the wheelchair.
4. Install the NEW stroller handle if desired. Refer to Installing Stroller Handles on
page 52.
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
Installing/Removing/Adjusting the Adjustable Angle
Stroller Handles
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.4.
Installing
1. Remove plug buttons from both back canes.
2. Slide the adjustable height stroller handle into the back canes.
3. Align the mounting holes of the adjustable angle stroller handle and the back cane.
4. Secure adjustable angle stroller handle to the back canes with the two quick-release
pins (Detail "A" of FIGURE 6.4).
5. If necessary, adjust the height. Refer to Adjusting on page 54.
Removing
1. Press and hold the buttons on the quick-release pins
2. Remove the adjustable angle stroller handle from the back cane.
3. Install plug buttons.
DETAIL “A” QUICK-RELEASE
PIN INSTALLED
Stroller Handle
Quick-Release
Pins
Back Cane
Detent
Ball
Back Canes
Quick-Release Pin
NOTE: Plug buttons
not shown for clarity.
FIGURE 6.4 Installing/Removing/Adjusting the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
Adjusting
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.5.
1. Flip both release levers to the unlocked
position.
Stroller
Handle
2. Adjust stroller handle to desired angle.
3. Flip both release levers to the locked
position.
Thumbscrew
4. Push down on stroller handle to ensure
release levers hold the desired position
of the stroller handle.
Release
Lever
5. If release levers DO NOT hold the
position, tighten the release lever by
performing the following:
Locked Positions
A. Flip release lever to the unlocked
position.
FIGURE 6.5 Installing/Removing/Adjusting
the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles
B. Rotate thumbscrew clockwise one
revolution.
NOTE: When tightening the release lever, the release lever must be able to close completely into the
locked position. Otherwise, the release levers will not hold the desired angle.
C. Flip release levers to the locked position.
NOTE: If the release levers do not close completely into the locked position, rotate the thumbscrew
on each release lever counterclockwise ½ revolution.
D. Repeat STEPS A-C for opposite release lever.
E. Push down on stroller handle to ensure release levers hold the desired position of
the stroller handle.
F. Repeat STEPS A-E until release levers hold the position.
Installing and Removing a Seating System
WARNING
Invacare products are specifically designed and manufactured for use in conjunction
with Invacare accessories. Accessories designed by other manufacturers have not
been tested by Invacare and are not recommended for use with Invacare products.
TRANSPORT READY OPTION ONLY - This wheelchair has been tested for seating in a motor vehicle with the factory installed seating system ONLY.
1. Ensure that the seating system is compatible with this wheelchair.
2. Refer to the seating system Owner's Manual for installation and removal.
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SECTION 6—BACK/SEAT
Installing/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.6.
Installing
1. Remove the hex screw and locknut that secures the back cane to the back plate.
2. Position the seat positioning strap against the back plate.
3. Install the hex screw through the seat positioning strap, coved spacers and back cane.
4. Securely tighten the seat positioning strap to the wheelchair with the locknut.
5. Repeat STEPS 1-4 for opposite side.
Replacing
1. Remove the hex screw, locknut and seat positioning strap from the back plate of the
wheelchair frame.
2. Discard existing seat positioning strap.
3. Install the new seat positioning strap to the wheelchair. Refer to Installing on page 55.
Back Plate
Back Cane
Locknut
Seat Positioning Strap
Coved Spacers
Hex Screw
FIGURE 6.6 Installing/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps
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Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.7.
Installing
1. Position the chest positioning strap to one of the holes on the back cane.
NOTE: The standard recommended position for the chest positioning strap is in the top hole of the
back cane, but may be mounted according to the user's needs.
2. Secure the chest positioning strap to the back canes with the new/existing hex screw
and locknut (FIGURE 6.7).
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side.
Replacing
1. Remove the hex screw that secures the chest positioning strap to the back cane.
2. Discard existing chest positioning strap.
3. Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side, if necessary.
4. Install the new chest positioning strap. Refer to Installing on page 56.
Back Cane
Locknut
Hex Screw
Chest Positioning Strap
FIGURE 6.7 Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps
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SECTION 7—WHEELS/FORKS
SECTION 7—WHEELS/FORKS
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels
Quick-Release Axle
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.1.
NOTE: To remove rear wheels, reverse this procedure.
NOTE: If any adjustments (size or position) to
the rear wheels have been made, the anti-tippers
must be adjusted to maintain the 1-1/2 to
2-inch clearance. If this adjustment cannot be
made with the anti-tippers currently installed,
a different model may be required. Consult a
qualified technician for assistance.
Rear Wheel
Wheelchair
Frame
Locking Pin
Detent
Pin
1. Push in the detent pin of the
quick-release axle and insert the
quick-release axle through the center of
the rear wheel.
Quick-release
Axle
Axle Mounting
Plate
NOTE: Only 12-inch rear wheel is shown.
All other wheels will install/remove in the
same manner.
2. Push in the tip of the quick-release axle
again and insert the axle (with wheel)
into the axle mounting plate on the side
of the wheelchair frame until the
assembly locks in place.
FIGURE 7.1 Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels - Quick-Release Axle
WARNING
Make sure detent pin and locking pins of the quick-release axles are fully released
BEFORE operating the wheelchair.
The locking pins MUST be protruding past the inside of the axle mounting plate for
a positive lock.
Keep locking pins clean.
3. If the locking pins of the quick-release axles are not protruding past the inside of the
axle mounting plate or there is too much movement of the rear wheel assembly in a
back and forth position. Refer to Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle on page 58.
4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other rear wheel assembly.
5. Adjust the wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks on page 60.
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Permanent Axle
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.2.
NOTE: To remove rear wheels, reverse this procedure.
1. Remove the permanent axles from the packaged container.
2. Install permanent axle through the rear
wheel and axle mounting plate.
Wheelchair Frame
3. Securely tighten the wheel to the
wheelchair frame with locknut.
Locknut
Rear
Wheel
NOTE: Only 12-inch rear wheel is shown. All
other wheels will install/remove in the same
manner.
4. Repeat STEPS 2-3 for other rear wheel
assembly.
Permanent Axle
5. Adjust the wheel locks. Refer to
Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle on
page 58.
Axle Mounting
Plate
FIGURE 7.2 Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels - Permanent Axle
Adjusting the Quick-Release Axle
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.3.
1. Remove rear wheel and quick-release axle from the wheelchair. Refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 57.
2. Depress detent pin in the quick-release axle and slide axle through the wheel hub.
3. Increase or decrease end play in the
quick-release axle by adjusting the
locknut on the end of the quick-release
axle.
Axle Mounting
Plate
4. Reinstall rear wheel onto the
wheelchair. Refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on
page 57.
Locking Pin
Rear Wheel
(Reference)
Locknut
Detent Pin
5. Release detent pin ensuring that the
locking pins are fully released.
6. Repeat STEPS 3-5 until the
quick-release axle locks properly.
Wheel Hub
(Reference)
7. Repeat STEPS 1-6 for opposite side, if
necessary.
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Quick-release
Axle
FIGURE 7.3 Adjusting the Quick-Release
Axle
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Seat-to-Floor Height Adjustment
WARNING
Repositioning the axle plates (seat-to-floor height) MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Adjusting Forks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.4.
1. Remove the dust cover from the caster headtube.
2. To properly tighten caster journal system and guard against flutter, perform the
following check:
A. Tip back the wheelchair to floor.
B. Pivot both forks and casters to top of their arc simultaneously.
C. Let casters drop to bottom of arc (wheels should swing once to one-side, then
immediately rest in a straight downward position).
D. Adjust locknuts according to freedom of caster swing.
3. Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
4. Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS 1-3 until correct.
5. Snap dust cover into the caster headtube.
6. Repeat STEPS 1-5 for opposite side, if necessary.
Top View
Dust Cover
Locknut
Caster
Headtube
FIGURE 7.4 Adjusting Forks
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SECTION 8—WHEEL LOCKS
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8.1.
Using Wheel Locks
1. Push the wheel lock handle forward to engage the wheel locks.
2. Reverse STEP 1 to disengage the wheel locks.
Adjusting Wheel Locks
NOTE: When changing the position of the rear wheels, the wheel locks MUST be repositioned.
NOTE: Before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to
the recommended p.s.i on the side wall of the tire.
NOTE: The foot activated wheel locks and the front wheel locks adjust in the same way.
NOTE: If wheel locks need replacement, installation must be performed by a qualified technician.
1. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the two set screws (Detail "A") that secure the wheel lock
assembly to the wheelchair frame.
2. Measure the distance between the wheel lock shoe and the rear wheel.
3. Slide the wheel lock along the wheelchair frame until the measurement is between
5/32 and 5/16-inches.
4. Securely tighten the two set screws (Detail "A").
5. Repeat STEPS 1-4 for the opposite wheel lock.
6. Engage the wheel locks and push against the wheelchair to determine if the wheel
locks engage the rear wheels enough to hold the occupied wheelchair.
7. Repeat STEPS 1-6 until the wheel locks engage the rear wheels enough to hold the
occupied wheelchair.
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DETAIL “A”
Wheel
Lock
Handle
Set Screws
Wheel
Lock
Shoe
Rear Wheel
Measure
This
Distance
Wheelchair Frame
Wheel Lock Assembly
FIGURE 8.1 Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks
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SECTION 9—ANTI-TIPPERS
WARNING
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 Anti-Tippers
WARNING
If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle,
the correct anti-tippers must be used to maintain a 1½ to 2-inch ground clearance.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of
adjustment holes.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole.
Invacare strongly recommends that anti-tippers be used at all times.
The manual wheelchair is intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces.
When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the same level of protection against tip over. DO NOT operate on soft surfaces
such as sand, grass or gravel.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.1.
NOTE: A 1-½ to 2-inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the floor
MUST be maintained at all times.
NOTE: If any adjustments/replacement of the rear wheels have been made, the anti-tippers must
be adjusted to maintain the 1-½ to 2-inch clearance. If this adjustment cannot be made with the
anti-tippers currently installed, a different model may be required. Consult a qualified technician
for assistance.
Installing
1. Remove the anti-tippers from the accessory carton.
WARNING
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and spring buttons fully protruding out of
adjustment holes.
2. Press the release buttons in and install the anti-tippers into the anti-tipper mounting
brackets.
NOTE: Ensure the wheels are facing down and the locking buttons lock in place.
3. Adjust the anti-tippers. Refer to Adjusting on page 63.
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Adjusting
1. Depress the release button on the wheeled portion of the anti-tipper and slide it
up/down to achieve 1-½ to 2-inch clearance.
WARNING
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of
same respective adjustment holes BEFORE use. This will avoid a
3-wheeling situation.
2. Ensure that the release buttons are fully engaged in the adjustment holes and 1-1½ to
2-inch clearance is maintained.
DETAIL “A” - ANTI-TIPPER
CLEARANCE
Anti-tipper
Release
Button
Anti-tipper Mounting
Brackets
Ground
FIGURE 9.1 Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers
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SECTION 10—TILT
SECTION 10—TILT
WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise, injury may result.
The back height, seat depth, back angle, seating system, tilt angle, seat height,
size/position of the rear wheels, size/position of the front casters, as well as the user
condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any
combination of the 11 may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These
adjustments must be performed by a qualified technician.
CAUTION
DO NOT over tighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage
to the frame tubing.
Engaging Tilt in Space
Tilt is a term used to define the angle between the seat rails and the ground/floor.
WARNING
Make sure the occupant of the wheelchair is properly positioned in the wheelchair
BEFORE using the tilt-in-space to maintain maximum stability and safety. Refer to
General Guidelines on page 14.
The Spree XT wheelchair MUST be operated by an assistant when in any tilt
position.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while using the tilt-in-space.
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.
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the tilt-in-space.
Rear wheels may have to be repositioned rearward depending on the degree of
tilt-in-space required. ALWAYS ensure stability before using maximum amount of
tilt-in-space. Test wheelchair before it is occupied BY the end user to ensure safety.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.1.
NOTE: To lower the seat parallel with the floor, reverse the following procedure.
1. Place the wheelchair on a level surface.
2. Engage both wheel locks.
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3. Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be tilted and
remind them to lean back.
4. Make sure the occupant's hands and
body are clear of all pinch points.
Trigger
Release
Lever
5. Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp
both back canes firmly.
6. Pull up on the trigger release levers to
engage the tilt mechanism.
7. Slowly, push down on the back canes
while pulling up on the trigger release
levers in a continuous motion.
8. When the seat reaches the desired
angle, slowly let go of the trigger
release levers.
FIGURE 10.1 Engaging Tilt in Space
Adjusting the Cable Assembly
WARNING
DO NOT operate the tilt-in-space if the release handles and cables are not properly
adjusted to ensure that the wheelchair holds the tilted position.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to
FIGURE 10.2.
Cable Adjuster
1. Loosen the jam nut (counterclockwise)
on the cable.
Jam Nut
2. Turn the cable adjuster until the release
handles engage the tilt mechanism
properly.
3. Retighten the jam nut (clockwise) on
the cable.
4. Tilt the wheelchair to any tilt position.
Make sure the wheelchair holds the
position.
NOTE: If the wheelchair does not hold the
position, repeat STEPS 1-4 until the
wheelchair is able to hold the tilted position.
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Assembly
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Adjusting the Limit Stops
WARNING
Contact a HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL or ASSISTANT for allowable tilt angles
that are suitable for the occupant.
TRANSPORT READY OPTION ONLY - Wheelchairs with adjustable seat angles
MUST be set between 0° and 15°.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.3.
1. Engage both wheel locks.
2. Tilt wheelchair to desired position.
3. Loosen the set screws that secure the
limit stop in place.
4. Position limit stop flush against top of
cylinder(s).
5. Retighten the set screws. Securely
tighten.
Limit Stop
6. If applicable, repeat for other tilt
mechanism.
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Set
Screw
FIGURE 10.3 Adjusting the Limit Stops
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SECTION 11—TRANSPORT READY
OPTION
WARNING
Contact Invacare Corporation (800-333-6900) with any questions about using this
wheelchair for seating in a motor vehicle.
When feasible, wheelchair occupants should transfer into the vehicle seat and use
the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) vehicle-installed restraint system.
This wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward-facing mode with the
specified crash test dummy restrained by BOTH pelvic and upper-torso belt(s)
(shoulder belts), and that BOTH pelvic and upper torso belt(s) should be used to
reduce the possibility of head and chest impacts with vehicle components.
Use ONLY Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) which
meet the requirements of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J2249
Recommended Practice during travel in a motor vehicle.
This wheelchair has been tested for seating in a motor vehicle with the factory
installed seating system ONLY.
This wheelchair MUST be in a forward facing position during travel in a motor
vehicle.
This wheelchair is equipped, and has been dynamically tested to rely on
WHEELCHAIR-ANCHORED pelvic belts. If desired, VEHICLE-ANCHORED pelvic
belts may be used.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT BOTH PELVIC AND UPPER-TORSO
BELT(S) BE USED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY.
To reduce the potential of injury to vehicle occupants, wheelchair-mounted
accessories, including but not limited to IV poles, trays, respiratory equipment,
backpacks, and other personal items should be removed and secured separately.
Postural supports, positioning devices, and/or strap(s) should NOT be relied on for
occupant restraint. These items may be used IN ADDITION TO the
wheelchair-anchored or vehicle-anchored belts.
DO NOT alter or substitute wheelchair frame parts, components, or seating
systems.
A sudden stop and/or collision may structurally damage your wheelchair.
Wheelchairs involved in such incidents should be replaced.
Transport ready packages are not retrofittable to existing models and are not field
serviceable.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes
described in this manual.
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About Transport Ready Packages
TRRO includes four factory-installed transport brackets and a wheelchair anchored
pelvic belt. TRRO has been crash-tested in accordance with ANSI/RESNA WC Vol 1
Section 19.5.3 Frontal Impact Test requirements for wheelchairs with a 168 lb crash
dummy, which corresponds to a person with a weight of 114 to 209 lbs.
TRBKTS includes four factory-installed wheelchair transport brackets. TRBKTS has not
been crash-tested in accordance with WC 19.5.3. Invacare recommends that these
transport brackets be used only to secure an unoccupied wheelchair during transport.
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 system.
Compliance Information
This wheelchair conforms with the requirements of the ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol. 1 - Section
19.5.3 (Frontal Impact Test).
NOTE: ANSI = American National Standards Institute, RESNA= Rehabilitation Engineering
and Assistive Technology Society of North America.
This wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward-facing mode with the specified
crash test dummy, which corresponds to a person with a weight of 114-209 pounds,
restrained by BOTH pelvic and shoulder belts in accordance with ANSI/RESNA WC Vol
1 Section 19.5.3. BOTH pelvic and upper torso belts should be used to reduce the
possibility of head and chest impacts with vehicle components.
Specifications
Only wheelchairs which fit in the following size ranges should be occupied in a motor
vehicle:
•10-inches to 18-inches wide
•12-inches to 18-inches deep
Weight Limit
MODEL
Spree XT
Spree XT
WHEELCHAIR WEIGHT LIMIT
Up to 150 pounds
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Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle
Positioning the Wheelchair in the Vehicle
WARNING
This wheelchair MUST be in a forward facing position during travel in a motor
vehicle.
The recommended clear zones for wheelchair seated occupants restrained by
BOTH pelvic and upper torso belt(s) and ONLY by a pelvic belt are shown in the
diagrams and described below.
Frontal Clear Zones (FCZ) need to be LARGER when upper torso belt(s) are NOT
used.
The rear clear zone of 16-inches is measured from the rearmost point on an
occupant’s head.
The frontal clear zone is measured from the frontmost point on an occupant’s head
and is 26-inches with pelvic and upper-torso belt(s) and 37-inches with ONLY a
pelvic belt.
The frontal clear zone may not be achievable for wheelchair-seated drivers.
The estimated seated height (HHT) from the ground or floor to the top of the
wheelchair-seated occupant’s head ranges from approximately 47-inches for a small
adult female to about 61-inches for a tall adult male.
Side View
16in.
Top View
(Frontal Clear Zone)
FCZ
8in.
8in.
16in.
HHT
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Securement Points
REAR
FRONT
Tie-Down
Bracket
Tie-Down
Bracket
Tie-Down
Bracket
Tie-Down
Bracket
FIGURE 11.1 Securement Points
Securing the Wheelchair
This wheelchair is to be used only with Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint
Systems (WTORS) that have been installed in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions and SAE J2249.
NOTE: A copy of SAE J2249 Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS)
for use in Motor Vehicles can be obtained from: SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Drive,
Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, (877) 606-7232 or (724) 776-4970.
Attach WTORS to the tie-down brackets in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions and SAE J2249.
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Securing the Occupant
Wheelchair-Anchored Belts
WARNING
The pelvic belt that is provided by Invacare has been tested for use in a motor
vehicle on this wheelchair ONLY. DO NOT replace the pelvic belt with a different
style pelvic belt.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.1.
The wheelchair has been provided with a pelvic belt which meets the requirements of
ANSI/RESNA WC/19.
The pelvic belt provided by Invacare has been designed to accommodate use on either
side of the vehicle. If necessary, follow the instructions below to reverse the orientation of
the pelvic belt to accommodate the vehicle-anchored upper torso belt.
1. Install the pelvic belt pin (Detail "A" of FIGURE 11.1) into slot in the pelvic belt
bracket. Pull upwards until it snaps into place.
NOTE: Note the position of the male end of the belt when installing the pelvic belt onto the pelvic
belt brackets. The male end of the pelvic belt (Detail "A" of FIGURE 11.1) has a pin which is used
to secure the vehicle-anchored upper torso belt.
2. Repeat STEP 1 for the opposite pelvic belt bracket.
3. Install the vehicle-anchored upper torso belt onto the pin on the male end of the pelvic
belt.
DETAIL “A” PELVIC BELT
Slot
Pelvic Belt
Tie-Down
Bracket
Pin (Used to secure
the vehicle anchored
upper torso belt.)
FIGURE 11.1 Securing the Occupant
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Vehicle-Anchored Belts
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.2.
This wheelchair has an overall rating of “A” with regard to accommodating the use and
fit of vehicle-anchored belts. This rating is scored as follows:
RATING
DESCRIPTION
A
Excellent
B
Good
C
Fair
D
Poor
The test for Lateral Stability Displacement for Point (P) is shown in FIGURE 11.2. The
average test result for point (P) is 0.8125-inches (21.5 mm).
Rear View
Point (P)
NOTE: Rear view of
wheelchair and human
surrogate secured on test
platform and tilted to 45
degrees.
Test
Platform
45°
FIGURE 11.2 Vehicle-Anchored Belts
Seating System
WARNING
This wheelchair has been tested for seating in a motor vehicle with the factory
installed seating system ONLY.
When feasible, wheelchair occupants should transfer into the vehicle seat and use
the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) vehicle-installed restraint system.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.3.
The factory installed seating system has a
front mounting bracket on the seat which
must be secured to the wheelchair frame.
Front Mounting
Bracket
1. Securely tighten the mounting screw(s)
to secure the front of the seat to the
wheelchair frame.
Mounting
Screw
2. Refer to the instructions which came
with the seating system for additional
information.
Spree XT
Seat
FIGURE 11.3 Seating System
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Positioning Belts
WARNING
The angle of the pelvic belt should be within the preferred zone of 45 to 75 degrees
to the horizontal OR within the optional zone of 30 to 45 degrees to the horizontal.
Steeper side-view pelvic belt angles are
Side View
especially important if the pelvic belt is
Preferred Zone
intended to be used for postural support
Optional Zone
in addition to occupant restraint in a
frontal crash. Steeper angles will reduce
the tendency for a vertical gap to
30°
develop between the user and the belt
45°
due to compliance of seat cushions and
75°
belt movement, thereby reducing the
tendency for the user to slip under the
belt and for the belt to ride up on the
soft abdomen during normal use.
Steeper belt angles also reduce the tendency for upper-torso belts to pull the pelvic
belt onto the abdomen during frontal impact loading.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.4.
1. The pelvic belt should be worn low across the front of the pelvis.
2. Position the upper torso belt(s) over the shoulders.
3. The belt(s) should not be held away from the body by wheelchair components or
parts, including but not limited to wheelchair armrests or wheels. Refer to FIGURE
11.4 for proper and improper positioning of the belts.
4. Ensure the belt(s) are not be twisted.
5. Adjust belts as firmly as possible, being mindful of user comfort.
DO NOT position belts OUTSIDE
of armrests, wheels, etc.
DO position belts INSIDE of
armrests, wheels, etc.
FIGURE 11.4 Positioning Belts
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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, except for the seat cushion (which is not warranted), to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.
The side frames and crossmembers are warranted for the lifetime of the original
purchaser/user. 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 the back cover. Provide dealer’s name, address, 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.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: THE FOREGOING WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY
TO SERIAL NUMBERED PRODUCTS IF THE SERIAL NUMBER HAS BEEN REMOVED OR
DEFACED, PRODUCTS SUBJECTED TO NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER
OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OR STORAGE, COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL USE,
PRODUCTS MODIFIED WITHOUT INVACARE'S EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION THROUGH THE USE OF
UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR ATTACHMENTS; PRODUCTS DAMAGED BY REASON OF
REPAIRS MADE TO ANY COMPONENT WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC CONSENT 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 EXPRESS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER
WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, AND THE SOLE REMEDY FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY WARRANTY
WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE APPLICATION OF
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY WHATSOEVER SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. INVACARE SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE EXTENDED TO COMPLY WITH STATE/PROVINCIAL
LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS.
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