Drive Medical Viper Plus Reclining Wheelchair Owners Manual

Drive Medical Viper Plus Reclining Wheelchair Owners Manual
lifetime limited
warranty
Back Upholstery
Hand Grip
Armrest Pad
Armrest
Rear Wheel
Side Panel
Seat Upholstery
Brakes
Rigging
Cap Hub
Rear Wheel
Footplate
Caster Front
Caster Fork
Item #PLA418RBDDA Shown
For use with all
Viper Plus GT Reclining Wheelchairs
WEIGHT CAPACITY: 300 LBS
CAUTION:
Stability - Wheelchair is designed to be safe and stable as long
as center of gravity is maintained while going about normal
activities. Care must be taken while performing activities that
shift your center of gravity in the chair. Never reach so far that
require you to shift in the seat or bend over out of the chair.
When you have to reach for objects that require you to lean,
be certain front casters are pointing in a forward position that
extends the wheel base and will stabilize the chair.
Ramps - Be sure of your own capabilities, limitations and
strength before attempting to go up a ramp. Correct
techniques on ramp negotiation should be shown to you by
a qualified professional. Assistance is recommended when
going up or down inclines greater than 10o. If you must stop on
an incline, avoid sudden, abrupt movement when you resume
movement. Because of backward angle of the chair, sudden
abrupt movement could cause instability. Attempting to use
the wheel lock brakes could result in accidental locking, tipping
to one side, or cause a sudden stop. Avoid changing direction
when going down an incline, as this could result in instability
of tipping over.
Your Drive brand product is warranted to be free
of defects in materials and workmanship for the
lifetime of the original consumer purchaser.
Viper Plus GT Full Reclining
Wheelchair
This device was built to exacting standards
and carefully inspected prior to shipment. This
Lifetime Limited Warranty is an expression of our
confidence in the materials and workmanship of
our products and our assurance to the consumer
of years of dependable service.
This warranty does not cover device failure due to
owner misuse or negligence, or normal wear and
tear. The warranty does not extend to non-durable
components, such as rubber accessories, casters,
and grips, which are subject to normal wear and
need periodic replacement.
If you have a question about your Drive device or
this warranty, please contact an authorized Drive
dealer.
© 2012 Medical Depot, Inc. All rights reserved.
Drive is a trademark of Medical Depot, Inc.
Port Washington N.Y. 11050 USA Made in China
www.drivemedical.com
Please read this manual carefully to insure safe usage and
understanding of maintenance instructions.
ADJUSTING LENGTH OF FOOTREST/LEG REST - When
Use and Safety
adjusting length of foot rests or leg rests, user should be
sitting in wheelchair with feet on the foot plates. Loosen
bolt on the clamp around support assembly. Raise or
lower foot plate to desired position that will provide
maximum support of thighs. Front rigging should not be
so low that it causes uncomfortable pressure to thighs
at front of seat upholstery. Footrest should not be lower
than 2-1/2” from the ground to ensure clearance.
WHEEL LOCKS - Engage both wheel locks before getting
ADJUSTING/ELEVATING LEG REST - Lift foot plate on
Congratulations on your purchase of a Drive wheelchair. Drive
wheelchairs are a product of quality engineering and are
manufactured to meet our own highly rigid specifications and
will surpass all your expectations.
WARNING
Do not attempt to adjust or operate wheelchair
without reading carefully all instructions in this manual.
This wheelchair has not been approved as a seat that
can be used within vehicles of any kind. Always transfer
wheelchair user to a vehicle manufacturers approved
seat and use safety restraints available.
Do not operate this wheelchair on roadways, streets or
any surfaces with vehicular traffic.
in or out of chair, leaning forward in chair, or while in an
elevator or wheelchair lift. Proper adjustment of wheel lock
is at least 1/8” when locked. Locks are engaged by pushing
handle completely forward. Adjustments to locks are made
by loosening or tightening nut on the carriage bolt. Embed
lock shoe at least 1/8” by sliding clamp toward rear wheel
while handle is engaged in locked position. Tighten nut and
bolt to secure in position. Test for correct locking action
before actual use.
leg rest assembly to desired position. Release leg rest
assembly and it will automatically lock into place. To
lower, push out on leg rest lever and lower foot plate to
desired position.
Do not attempt to operate on inclines 10% or greater
without proper assistance.
WHEELS - Large rear wheels should be inspected at
Wheelchair should be on a smooth, stable and level area
with wheel locks engaged before transferring user in or
out of wheelchair.
TIRES - Solid rubber tires need minimal maintenance, but
GENERAL CARE - Wipe chrome parts with a clean, soft
should be cleaned occasionally with a damp cloth. Replace
if tires become severely worn or cracking appears.
FRONT CASTERS - Casters should be checked periodically
and lubricated occasionally. Lubricate by removing fork and
greasing caster stem bearings. Lubricate wheel bearings by
removing wheel from fork. Reassemble fork and wheel by
tightening nuts until no play remains, but wheels roll freely.
If nut is too loose, caster will shimmy, if too tight, chair will
be hard to steer.
REMOVAL OF SWING-AWAY FOOT RESTS/LEG RESTS -
Release lock by pushing on the front rigging lever. Swingaway foot rest /leg rest out and sideways. Lift to remove.
least once a month to ensure proper tightness. If wheel
wobbles or is loose, release lock nut and tighten axle
bolt slightly. Test for proper tightness by learning chair
to one side and spin adjusted wheel.
cloth at least once a week. All metal parts can be cleaned
with auto wax or similar poducts. If exposed to moisture,
dry immediately. Do not use an abrasive cleanser that
will scratch the finish.
TO OPEN CHAIR - Open wheelchair by tilting to one side
and pushing down on seat rail until fully opened.
TO CLOSE/FOLD CHAIR - First fold foot plates to vertical
position. Grab seat with both hands at front and back
edge and lift. Or, tilt chair to one side and lift up on seat
rail.
REMOVABLE ARMS - Remove arms by depressing spring
button and lifting arms out of front and rear sockets.
Be sure to completely engage wheel locks when
getting in and out of wheelchair or when in elevator or
wheelchair lift.
Do not adjust foot rests any lower than 2-1/2” from floor.
When getting in or out of wheelchair, do not stand on or
apply weight to foot rests.
Before reaching or leaning forward, rotate casters to
front of the wheelchair engage wheel locks to help
prevent wheelchair from tipping over.
Do not lean over or apply weight to the top of
wheelchair back. This can cause wheelchair to tip over.
When trying to extend arms over back, only reach as
far as your arm can extend without having to alter your
seating position.
DO NOT stand on wheelchair.
DO NOT use wheel locks to slow your descent down
an incline.
Abruptly changing directions while going down an incline
could cause instability or possible tipping over.
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