Solara 3G/ Spree3G Owner's Manual

Solara 3G/ Spree3G Owner's Manual
Invacare® Solara®3G/Spree 3G Wheelchair
User Manual
This manual MUST be given to the user of the product.
BEFORE using this product, read this manual and save for future reference.
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CONTENTS
1
GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................................................................................7
2
Symbols .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................................................................9
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Label Locations....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Component Identification .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
Typical Product Parameters .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12
SAFETY ................................................................................................................................................................................................15
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General Guidelines .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
Transferring To and From Other Seats.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................................................................................31
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Safety Inspection Checklists .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Troubleshooting - Mechanical ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
TRANSPORTING ...............................................................................................................................................................................34
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Transporting.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................................................................................35
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Maintenance Safety Precautions ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Suggested Maintenance Procedures ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 35
FRONT RIGGINGS .............................................................................................................................................................................38
Installing/Removing Footrests ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Adjusting Footrest Height.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 39
Installing Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplate Hinge.................................................................................................................................................................... 41
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Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates............................................................................................................................................................................. 42
Raising/Lowering the Elevating Legrest........................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth............................................................................................................................................................... 45
Composite/Articulating Footplate Heel Loop Replacement...................................................................................................................................................... 46
Replacing Bolt On Sector Block ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Replacing Clamp on Sector Block.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap/H-Calf Strap ......................................................................................................................................................................... 48
ARMS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................49
Installing/Removing Dual Point Armrests (Fixed And Adjustable Height) ............................................................................................................................. 49
Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height Armrests........................................................................................................................................................... 51
Removing/Installing and Using Flipback Armrests ........................................................................................................................................................................ 52
Replacing Conventional Armrest Pads............................................................................................................................................................................................ 54
Installing/Removing T-Arms............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Adjusting The T-Arms ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 56
Adjusting T-Arm Sockets. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 59
Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or Side Guards.............................................................................................................................................................. 60
Using/Installing/Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arms.......................................................................................................................................... 61
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height........................................................................................................................................................... 62
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Using/Installing/Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arms........................................................................................................................................................... 64
Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms.................................................................................................................................................................................. 66
BACK/SEAT .........................................................................................................................................................................................67
Folding/Unfolding the Back Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 67
Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height Back Canes....................................................................................................................................................... 68
Adjusting the Back Angle ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Installing/Removing Non-Adjustable Stroller Handles ................................................................................................................................................................ 71
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Adjusting the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles.......................................................................................................................................................................... 71
Installing/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps.................................................................................................................................................................................... 72
Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps................................................................................................................................................................................. 73
Installing and Removing a Seating System....................................................................................................................................................................................... 73
10 TILT ......................................................................................................................................................................................................74
Engaging Tilt-In-Space.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Adjusting Trigger Release Cables..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75
Adjusting Hublock Cables.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 78
Positioning Tilt Locking Collars........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 79
11 VENT TRAY .........................................................................................................................................................................................82
Adjusting the Vent Tray Height........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 82
12 WHEELS/FORKS .................................................................................................................................................................................84
Installing/Removing Rear Wheels..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 84
Adjusting The Quick-Release Axle .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 86
Seat-To-Floor Height Adjustment ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 87
Adjusting Forks..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 87
13 WHEEL LOCKS/ANTI-TIPPERS ......................................................................................................................................................88
Wheel Lock Adjustment .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 88
Using the Wheel Locks ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 91
Operating Hublocks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 95
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 97
14 RECLINER BACK OPTION ...............................................................................................................................................................98
Recliner Operation.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 98
Replacing Back/Headrest Upholstery. ...........................................................................................................................................................................................100
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15 CONTRACTURE FOOT ASSEMBLY .............................................................................................................................................102
Adjusting the Angle of the Contracture Assembly ....................................................................................................................................................................102
Adjusting the Angle of the Bilateral Contracture Footplate....................................................................................................................................................103
Depth Adjustment .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................105
Contracture Footplate Height Adjustment .................................................................................................................................................................................106
Contracture Assembly Width Adjustment..................................................................................................................................................................................107
16 TRANSPORT READY OPTION ......................................................................................................................................................110
About Transport Ready Packages..................................................................................................................................................................................................111
Compliance Information...................................................................................................................................................................................................................111
Specifications.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................111
Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle.......................................................................................................................................................................................112
Securing the Occupant .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................116
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1 GENERAL
1 General
1.1
Symbols
Warnings
Signal words are used in this manual and apply to hazards or unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or property damage.
See the information below for definitions of the signal words.
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DANGER
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WARNING
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CAUTION
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Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage or minor injury or
both.
IMPORTANT
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in damage to property if it is not avoided.
Gives useful tips, recommendations and information for efficient, trouble-free use.
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1 GENERAL
1.2
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 year from the date of purchase when purchased new and unused from Invacare or an authorized provider. The side frames and crossmembers are
under a limited lifetime warranty from the date of purchase when purchased new and unused from Invacare or an authorized provider for the original
purchaser/user. If within such warranty period this product shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare’s option,
with refurbished or new parts. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in replacement part installation or repair of this
product. Product repairs shall not extend this warranty - coverage for repaired product shall end when this limited warranty terminates. 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 on 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, 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. THE MANUFACTURER 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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2 OVERVIEW
2 Overview
2.1
Label Locations
Wheelchairs without Transport Ready Option
Serial Number
Label
WARNING
Refer to Owner's Manual
for proper anti-tipper
setting.
1085379
Patent Label
Solara 3G
WARNING
WEIGHT CAPACITY
LIMITE DE POIDS
200 LBS. (91 kgs.)
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL
SE RÉFÉRER AU MANUEL DE
Spree 3G
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P/N 1111025
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
Solara 3G with
Heavy Duty
Package ONLY
WARNING
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Detent balls should extend beyond the diameter of the axle
bushing for a positive lock. Keep detent balls clean.
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Wheelchairs with Transport Ready Option
Refer to attached TRANSPORT READY OPTION
Instruction Card and wheelchair Owner's Manual
P/N 1120033 REV B - 08/05
before use.
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2 OVERVIEW
2.2
Component Identification
Push Handle
Seating System
Armrest
Seat
Upholstery
Rear Wheel
Axle
Wheelchair Frame
Footplate
Front Caster
Rear Wheel
Wheel Lock
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Typical Product Parameters
SOLARA 3G
OVERALL WIDTH:
12 INCH WHEEL
16-24 INCH WHEELS
SPREE 3G
Seat Width + 8 1/4 inches
Seat Width + 9 1/4 inches
(Example: 16 inch Wide Wheelchair = 241/4 inches Overall Width)
OVERALL DEPTH:
Without Front Riggings
Without Front Riggings
Short Frame - 24 3/8 inches
Short Frame - 24 3/8 inches
Medium Frame - 27 3/8 inches
Medium Frame - 27 3/8 inches
Long Frame - 30 3/8 inches
OVERALL HEIGHT
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT CANES:
20 INCH BACK CANES:
24 INCH BACK CANES:
* Seat-to-Floor Height + 20 - 24 inches
* Seat-to-Floor Height + 21 inches
* Seat-to-floor Height + 25 inches
SHIPPING WEIGHT:
66 lbs
ANTI-TIPPERS:
Standard
FOOTREST:
Swing-Away Footrest (Standard)
Articulating Swing-Away Footrest, elevating Swingaway Footrests, Lift Off Footrests, Contracture Footrests
(Optional)
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ARMRESTS:
Dual Point - Adjustable Height
Dual Point Fixed Height - Desk Length
Dual Point Fixed Height - Full Length
Adjustable Height - T-Arms
Dual Point-Flip Back
Cantilever Arms, Desk or Full
Non Locking Cantilever arms
SEAT:
Optional
SEAT PAN COLOR:
Black
Dual Point - Adjustable Height
Dual Point Fixed Height - Desk Length
Dual Point Fixed Height - Full Length
Adjustable Height - T-Arms
Dual Point-Flip Back
Cantilever Arms Desk and Full
Non Locking Cantilever Arms
BACK:
Optional
BACK ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT:
90° to 120°
REAR AXLE:
Quick-Release or Fixed
REAR WHEELS:
12 inches Pneumatic (Standard): 12 inch Pneumatic with flat free (Optional); 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 inch Pneumatic, Urethane or Pneumatic with flat free (Optional)
HANDRIMS:
Aluminum Handrims, Plastic Coated, Projection
CASTER SIZE:
6 x 2 inch with Precision Sealed Bearings (Standard);
8-inch with Precision Sealed Bearings (Optional),
4 x 1 5 x 1 or 6 x 1inch with Precision Sealed Bearings (Optional).
SEAT WIDTH:
12 - 24 inches
SEAT DEPTH
SHORT FRAME:
MEDIUM FRAME:
LONG FRAME:
12-16 inches
15-19 inches
18-22 inches
BACK HEIGHT:
17-20 inches Adjustable; 20 or 24 inches Fixed
WHEEL LOCKS:
Push-to-Lock (Standard) or Pull-to-Lock, Footlock
TILT-IN-SPACE:
Dual Cable Trigger Mechanism or Foot Pedal Mechanism (Standard) - 5° to 50° of Tilt
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15-19 inches
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RECLINER BACK:
Dual Cable Trigger Mechanism (Optional) 90 -160° of Tilt
FRAME:
Steel
WEIGHT LIMITATION:
Solara 3G: 300 lbs (136 kg)
Solara with Heavy Duty Package: 400 lbs (182 kg)
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Spree 3G: 200 lbs (91 Kgs)
*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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3 SAFETY
3 Safety
The safety section contains important information for the safe operation and use of this product.
3.1
General Guidelines
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WARNING
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.
ACCESSORIES WARNINGS
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.
NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Check all parts for shipping damage and test before using. In case of damage, DO NOT use. Contact Invacare/Carrier for
further instruction.
Anti-tippers
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WARNING
Anti-tippers MUST be attached at all times.
ALWAYS use anti-tippers. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti tippers may not provide the
same level of protection against tipover. Extra caution MUST be observed when traversing such surfaces.
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General Warnings
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WARNING
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.
The necessary back angle (90°, 95°, 100°, 105°, 110°, 115° 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 tiltin-space is locked in place when engaged.
Pinch point may occur when returning the tilted seat to the full upright position. Make sure the hands and body of the
occupant, attendants and bystanders are clear of all pinch points before returning the tilted seat to the full upright position.
DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair.
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.
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.
Make sure detent balls of the quick-release pin are fully released before operating the wheelchair.
The detent balls MUST be protruding past the top of the seat plate assembly for a positive lock.
Keep detent balls clean.
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Hand Grips
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WARNING
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
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.
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants
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WARNING
When assistance to the wheelchair user is required, remember to use good body mechanics. Keep your back straight and
bend your knees whenever tipping the wheelchair or traversing curbs, or other impediments.
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 assistant. Make sure the occupant of the
wheelchair is properly positioned and ALWAYS engage both wheel locks.
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before attempting it alone.
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Lifting
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WARNING
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable
(detachable) parts of the wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
DO NOT use the spreader bar or stroller handles for lifting or transporting the wheelchair. DO NOT use the spreader
bar as a weight bearing support.
Ramps, Slopes, Inclines, and Obstacles
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WARNING
DO NOT traverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 9°.
DO NOT attempt to move up or down an incline with a water, ice or oil film.
DO NOT attempt to ride over curbs or obstacles. Doing so may cause your wheelchair to tip over and cause bodily harm
to you or damage to the wheelchair.
NEVER leave an unoccupied wheelchair on an incline.
DO NOT attempt to stop the wheelchair while on a sloped surface.
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.
NEVER leave the occupied wheelchair unattended at any time, especially on an incline.
Repair and Service Information
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WARNING
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustments should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied.
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Seat Positioning Straps
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WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat positioning strap is an option on this wheelchair (you may
order with or without the seat positioning strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat positioning strap as an
additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. The seat positioning strap is a positioning strap 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, strap MUST be
replaced IMMEDIATELY.
With regards to 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.
Stability - All Models
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WARNING
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 eleven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments must be performed by a
qualified technician.
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the tilt-in-space
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BACK HEIGHT
SEAT DEPTH
BACK ANGLE
SEATING SYSTEM
TILT ANGLE
CASTER SIZE
CASTER POSITION
WHEEL SIZE
WHEEL POSITION
USER CONDITION
WHEEL LOCKS
ANTI-TIPPERS
LOCKING COLLAR
TILT CABLES
.
BACK HEIGHT
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SEAT DEPTH
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A
N/A
X
X
BACK ANGLE
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A
N/A
X
X
SEATING SYSTEM
X
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A
X
X
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.
TILT ANGLE
X
N/A
•
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
X
N/A
CASTER SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A
N/A
•
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
N/A
CASTER POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A
N/A
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
N/A
WHEEL SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A
N/A
X
X
•
X
N/A
X
X
X
N/A
WHEEL POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A
N/A
X
X
X
•
N/A
X
X
X
N/A
USER CONDITION
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
•
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SEAT HEIGHT
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
N/A
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Stability - All Models Except Recliners
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WARNING
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.
Stability - Recliner Models Only
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WARNING
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 160°) 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 (sitting up) 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 (sitting up) to maintain maximum
stability and safety.
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Stability - Recliner Models Only (Continued)
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WARNING
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be required for
approximately the last twenty degrees of incline (sitting up). 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.
Tire Pressure
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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 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 Limitation
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WARNING
Invacare Solara 3G wheelchair has a weight limitation of 300 lbs (136 kgs).
Invacare Solara 3G wheelchair with the Heavy Duty package has a weight limitation of 400 lbs (181 kgs).
Invacare Spree 3G wheelchair has a weight limitation of 200 lbs (91 kgs).
Weight Training
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WARNING
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.
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Wheel Locks
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WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
Engaging the wheel locks may not prevent the wheelchair from moving on all floor surfaces including those that may be wet
or slick. ALWAYS exercise caution when transferring into or out of the wheelchair.
Wheelchairs with TRRO or TRBKTS Only
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WARNING
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes described in this manual.
Wheelchair Tie Down Restraints (TRRO or TRBKTS)
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WARNING
TRRO includes four factory-installed transport brackets and a wheelchair anchored pelvic belt. TRRO has been crashtested 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 110 for more information about transporting the wheelchair.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes described in this manual.
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Wheelchair User
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3.2
WARNING
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.
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs
“Safety and Handling” of the wheelchair requires the close attention of the wheelchair user as well as the assistant. This manual points out the most
common procedures and techniques involved in the safe operation and maintenance of the wheelchair. It is important to practice and master these
safe techniques until you are comfortable in maneuvering around the frequently encountered architectural barriers.
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
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WARNING
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.
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.
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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 3G/ Spree 3G wheelchair should be operated by an assistant when the wheelchair is in any tilted position.
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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 eleven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a
qualified technician.
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.
UNOCCUPIED
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
OCCUPIED
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.
FIGURE 1 Stability and Balance
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Reaching, Leaning and Bending
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WARNING
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have pick them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery to reach objects behind you, as this may cause the wheelchair to tip
over.
Forward
Position the front casters so that they are extended as far forward as
possible and engage wheel locks.
Backwards
Position wheelchair as close as possible to the desired object. Point
front casters forward to create the longest possible wheelbase. Reach
back only as far as your arm will extend without changing your sitting
position.
FIGURE 2 Reaching, Leaning and Bending - Forward/
Backwards
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.
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Tipping
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WARNING
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
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.
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
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.
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.
Step Tube
FIGURE 3 Tipping - Curbs: Method 1 - Wheelchair with Step
Tubes
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Tipping - Curbs: Method 2 - Wheelchair without Step Tube
This method requires two assistants. The second assistant should be
positioned at the front of the wheelchair lifting upward on a nonremovable (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.
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 4 Tipping - Curbs: Method 2 - Wheelchair without
Step Tube
Rotate the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels are pointing down.
Stairways
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WARNING
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.
Moving Up Stairs
1.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
2.
One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts
the wheelchair back to the balance point.
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3.
After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair backs the wheelchair up against the first step.
4.
The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair), with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lifts the wheelchair
up and on to the next stair above and steadies the wheelchair as the assistant behind the wheelchair places one foot on the next stair above and
repeats process.
5.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway.
6.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
Moving Down Stairs
1.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
2.
One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts
the wheelchair back to the balance point.
3.
After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair rolls the wheelchair up to the edge of the first
step.
4.
The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair),
with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lowers
the wheelchair down and on to the next stair below and steadies
the wheelchair as the assistant in the rear places one foot on the
next stair below and repeats process.
5.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been
negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the
stairway.
6.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
FIGURE 5 Stairways
Escalators
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WARNING
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
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3.3
Transferring To and From Other Seats.
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WARNING
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. 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
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1.
This activity may be performed independently provided you have adequate mobility and upper body strength.
Position the wheelchair as close as possible along side the seat to
which you are transferring, with the front casters parallel to it.
2.
Engage wheel locks.
3.
Remove or flip back armrests.
4.
Shift body weight into seat with transfer.
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Maximum Gap Distance
During independent transfer, little or no seat
platform will be beneath you. Use a transfer board
if at all possible.
FIGURE 6 Transferring To and From Other Seats.
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4 Safety Inspection/troubleshooting
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4.1
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:
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CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced.
Inspect/Adjust Initially
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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.
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Loosen/tighten caster locknut if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
Ensure all caster/wheel/fork/headtube fasteners are secure.
Ensure that casters are free of debris.
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
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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.
Ensure that casters are free of debris.
Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
Inspect/Adjust Monthly
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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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Troubleshooting - Mechanical
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TURN/
PERFORMANCE
4.2
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 that casters are free of debris.
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.
Clean upholstery and armrests.
Clean and wax all parts.
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
CHAIR VEERS
LEFT/RIGHT
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SOLUTIONS
If pneumatic tires, check for correct and equal pressure.
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Check for loose stem nuts/bolts.
Check that casters contact ground at the same time.
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5 Transporting
5.1
Transporting
1.
Remove the seating system. Refer to the seating system Owner's Manual for installation and removal of the seating system.
2.
Remove the footrests. Refer to Installing/Removing Footrests on page 38 or Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth on page 45.
3.
Remove the rear wheels. Refer to Installing/Removing Rear Wheels on page 84.
4.
Remove the armrests. Refer to Installing/Removing Dual Point Armrests (Fixed And Adjustable Height) on page 49 or Installing/Removing TArms on page 54.
5.
Remove the stroller handle (if applicable). Refer to Installing/Removing Non-Adjustable Stroller Handles on page 71.
6.
Pick up on the back release levers and push the back towards the front of the wheelchair. Refer to Folding/Unfolding the Back Assembly on
page 67.
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6 Maintenance
6.1
Maintenance Safety Precautions
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may result.
Replace any labels that are missing, worn, or torn. Refer to Label Locations on page 9 for a listing of the labels and their
locations
CAUTION
DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to the frame tubing.
6.2
Suggested Maintenance Procedures
1.
Before using your wheelchair, make sure all nuts and bolts are tight.
2.
Check all parts for damage or wear and replace.
3.
Check all parts for proper adjustment.
4.
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 86.
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5.
WARNING
DO NOT use WD-40®, 3-in-1 oil®, or other penetrating lubricants on quick-release axles. Otherwise, binding and/or
damage to the wheelchair may occur.
Clean quick-release axles once a week with a Teflon® lubricant.
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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.
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CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be
replaced.
Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Wheel Lock Adjustment on page 88.
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Tire wear is excessive if:
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Pneumatic Tires - there is missing tread or the tires are bald.
Urethane Tires - there are cuts, surface defects or the tires are loose on the rims.
Rubber Tires - 30% or more of the tire has worn away.
Invacare recommends that rear wheel tire/tube and caster tire/tube be replaced every five years.
7.
Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels.
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. Clean upholstery with mild soap and water.
13. Recliners Only - Periodically check gas cylinders for oil leaks. If oil leak is detected, contact Invacare.
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Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube
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WARNING
Replacement of solid urethane tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane tire needs repaired, Invacare recommends
replacing the complete wheel assembly.
Replacement of rear wheel tube must be performed by a qualified technician.
Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube
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WARNING
Replacement of solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires
need replaced, Invacare recommends replacing complete caster assembly.
For pneumatic tires, replacement of the tube must be performed by a qualified technician.
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7 Front Riggings
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7.1
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 Footrests
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This procedure applies to the lift off footrest assembly and elevating legrest.
Installing
1.
Turn footrest to the side (open footplate is perpendicular to the wheelchair).
2.
Insert the footrest 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.
4.
The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the other footrest assembly.
6.
If necessary, adjust the footrest height. Refer to Adjusting Footrest Height on page 39 or Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth
on page 45.
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.
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Only the swing away footrest is shown. The lift off footrest assembly and elevating legrest install/remove in the same
manner.
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Mounting Pin
Footrest Release
Lever
Footrest
Assembly
Mounting Tube
Wheelchair
Frame
Footplate
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Only 60° Footrest shown for
clarity. Others will attach the
same way.
FIGURE 1 Installing/Removing Footrests
7.2
Adjusting Footrest Height
Height Adjustment Ranges
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60° footrest - Range:13-17 inches, 70° footrest - Range:13-17 inches, 90° footrest - Range: 5-8 inches, 90° footrest - 5-11
inches (with 3 inch extension)
If using ANY type of extension with the adjustable flip-up footplate. Refer to Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates
on page 42.
60°, 70° and 70° Taper
1.
Remove the footrest from the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/Removing Footrests on page 38.
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.
3.
Reassemble the hex screw and coved spacer through the footrest upper support and mounting tube.
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4.
Securely tighten the hex screw and coved spacer.
5.
Install the footrest assembly onto the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/Removing Footrests on page 38.
6.
Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite side of the wheelchair, if necessary.
Footrest Upper
Support
Hex Screw
Coved
Spacer
Mounting
Tube
Footrest
FIGURE 2 Adjusting Footrest Height - 60°, 70° and 70° Taper
70° MFX, 90°, 70° LIFT and 90° LIFT Footrests.
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.
4.
Reinstall the socket bolt through the mounting holes of the footplate and footrest support.
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WARNING
DO NOT overtighten socket bolt and locknut. Footrest MUST be able to rotate upward from the horizontal to the vertical
position.
Secure the footplate to the footrest support with the coved washer and locknut.
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Footrest Support
Height
Adjustment Holes
Socket Bolt
Locknut
Footplate
FIGURE 3 Installing/Removing Footrests - 70° MFX, 90°, 70° LIFT and 90° LIFT Footrests.
7.3
Installing Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplate Hinge
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 3.
3.
Flip the footplate hinge to the up position.
4.
The footplate hinge will fall to the down position.
5.
Tighten the socket screw and locknut that secure the footplate hinge to the footrest support until the footplate hinge remains in the up position.
6.
Check the up and down motion of the footplate hinge to make sure the user of the wheelchair can operate the footplates easily.
7.
If the footplate's motion is:
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too tight, loosen the socket screw and locknut approximately 1/4 turn.
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too loose, tighten the socket screw and locknut approximately 1/4 turn.
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Footrest
Support
Tube
Locknut
Socket Screw
Footplate
Hinge
FIGURE 4 Installing Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplate Hinge
7.4
Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates
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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.
Depth Adjustment
1.
Remove the two flat screws and locknuts that secure footplate to the half clamp.
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2.
Observe the angle of the footplate for reinstallation.
Move the footplate to one of four mounting positions.
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If desired depth is still not obtained, rotate the half clamp on the footplate hinge 180°.
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3.
Retighten the two flat screws and locknuts.
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4.
The setting for positioning the footplate on the half clamp may vary for each footplate.
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.
90° Footrest Support
Flat Screws
Footrest Support
Footplate
Detail “A” - Side
View of Footplate and
Footrest Support
Footplate
Half Clamp
Footplate
Hinge
Adjustment Screw
Locknuts
FIGURE 5 Adjusting Adjustable Angle Flip-Up Footplates
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7.5
1.
Raising/Lowering the Elevating Legrest
Release Lever
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.
Elevating Legrest
Assembly
FIGURE 6
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Raising/Lowering the Elevating Legrest
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7.6
Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth
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.
Calfpad Bracket
Calfpad
Mounting Bolt and
Washer
Spacer
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.
Mounting Screw
3.
Tighten the mounting bolt and washer securing the calfpad bracket
to the elevating legrest assembly.
Locknut and Washer
4.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 to adjust remaining calfpad bracket.
Elevating Legrest
Assembly
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.
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Slide Tube
Calfpad Bracket
Mounting Holes
Locknut
Footplate
FIGURE 7
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Adjusting Footplate Height and Calfpad Height/Depth
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7 FRONT RIGGINGS
7.7 Composite/Articulating Footplate Heel Loop
Replacement
Composite Footplate
Swingaway Footrest Assembly
Disassembly
Phillips
Screw
Composite
1.
Remove the hex screw and coved spacer that secure the lower
footrest assembly to the swing away footrest assembly.
2.
Remove the lower footrest assembly.
3.
Remove the phillips screw and locknut that secure the heel loop to
the footrest.
4.
Slide heel loop off of the footrest.
Hex Screw and Coved
Spacer
Lower Footrest
Assembly
Phillips
Screws
Washer
Spacer
Spacer
Articulating
1.
Remove the phillips screws, washers and spacers that secure the
heel loop to the articulating footplate.
Heel
Loop
Reassembly
1.
Replace heel loop.
2.
Reverse the disassembly procedures.

Locknut
FIGURE 8
When securing the heel loop to the footrest
assembly, tighten phillips screw until the spacer is
secure.
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Heel Loop
Articulating
Footplate
Composite/Articulating Footplate Heel Loop
Replacement
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7 FRONT RIGGINGS
7.8
Replacing Bolt On Sector Block
1.
Remove the mounting screw and washer that secure the existing
sector block to the front rigging support tube.
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 mounting screw and washer.
Mounting
Screw
Front Rigging
Support Tube
Washer
Locking Pin
Sector Block
FIGURE 9
7.9
Replacing Bolt On Sector Block
Replacing Clamp on Sector Block
1.
Remove the two mounting screws and washers that secure the
support bracket and sector block to the front rigging support tube.
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 mounting screws and washers. Tighten securely.
Front Rigging
Support Tube
Mounting
Screw
Washer
Mounting
Screw
Washer
Locking Pin
Sector Block
FIGURE 10
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Replacing Clamp on Sector Block
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7 FRONT RIGGINGS
7.10 Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap/H-Calf Strap

Impact guards are standard equipment on Model ST footrests. No assembly is required.
1.
Remove impact guard/calf strap from packaged container.
2.
Secure the impact guards to the footrest frame.
3.
Secure the calf strap around the footrest frame (with the impact guards attached).
L
Impact Guard
H-Calf Strap
Calf Strap
FIGURE 11 Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap/H-Calf Strap
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8 Arms
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8.1
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 Dual Point Armrests (Fixed And Adjustable Height)

WARNING
Make sure the locking mechanism is secured before using wheelchair.
Installing Armrest
1.
Unlock armrest assembly by flipping the arm assembly release lever located on the side rail to the UP (horizontal) position (Detail “A”)..

2.
Armrest locks MUST be in the unlocked position when placing arm into the arm sockets.
Install armrest assembly into the arm sockets.
3.
When installed, lock the armrest assembly by pressing the release lever into the down (vertical) position (Detail "A").
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
5.
For adjustable height dual point armrests, adjust the height if necessary. Refer to Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height Armrests on
page 51.
Removing Armrest
1.
Unlock armrest assembly by flipping the arm assembly release lever located on the side rail to the up (horizontal) position (Detail "A").
2.
Pull up on the armrest assembly to remove the armrest from the arm socket.
3.
Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side of wheelchair, if necessary.
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DETAIL "A"
Armrest
Assembly
Locked - Down
(Vertical)
Unlocked - Up
(Horizontal)
Arm Socket
Armrest Release Lever
FIGURE 1 Installing/Removing Dual Point Armrests (Fixed And Adjustable Height)
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8.2
Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height Armrests
1.
Unlock the armrest assembly by flipping the armrest release lever on the top front of the arm to the up (horizontal) position (Detail "A").
2.
Adjust armrest assembly to desired height.
3.
Lock the armrest assembly by pressing the release lever into the down (vertical) position (Detail "A").
4.
Pull up on the armrest assembly to ensure the armrest is locked in place.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for opposite side of wheelchair, if necessary.
DETAIL "A"
Locked - Down
(Vertical)
Unlocked - Up
(Horizontal)
Armrest Release Lever
FIGURE 2 Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height Armrests
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8.3
Removing/Installing and Using Flipback Armrests
Flip Back Armrest
Removing/Installing Flip Back Armrest
Removing
1.
Flip the armrest release lever to the unlocked position (Detail "A").
2.
Pull the quick release pin out of the rear arm socket.
3.
Pull up on the flip back armrest to remove from the front and rear
arm sockets.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for remaining flip back armrest, if necessary.
Front Arm
Socket
Rear
Arm
Socket
Installing
1.
Ensure that the armrest release lever is in the unlocked (horizontal)
position (Detail "A").
2.
Install flip back armrest into the front and rear arm sockets.
3.
Flip armrest release lever to the locked (vertical) position (Detail
"A").
4.
Install the quick release pin into the rear arm socket.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for remaining flip back armrest, if necessary.
Armrest
Release
Lever
Quick Release Pin
DETAIL "A"
Unlock
Position
(Horizontal)
FIGURE 3
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Locked
Position
(Vertical)
Removing/Installing Flip Back Armrest
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Using Armrest
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1.
WARNING
Make sure the locking mechanism is secured before using wheelchair.
Flip the armrest release lever to the unlocked position (Detail "A").
2.
Pull the front of the flip back armrest straight up and out of the front arm socket and rotate towards the rear of the wheelchair.
3.
Rotate the flip back armrest towards the front of the wheelchair and then downward into the front arm socket.
4.
Flip armrest release lever to the locked (vertical) position (Detail "A").
Flip Back Armrest
Flip Back Armrest
DETAIL "A"
Locked Position
(Vertical)
Front Arm
Socket
Unlock Position
(Horizontal)
Armrest Release Lever
FIGURE 4 Using Armrest
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8 ARMS
8.4
Replacing Conventional Armrest Pads
1.
Remove the mounting screws that secure the existing armrest pad
to the armrest assembly.
2.
Install new armrest pad and securely tighten with the existing
mounting screws.
Armrest Pad
Armrest
Assembly
Mounting
Screws
FIGURE 5
8.5
Replacing Conventional Armrest Pads
Installing/Removing T-Arms
Installing T-Arms
1.
Position the T-Arm over the T-Arm socket on the wheelchair frame.

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.
3.
Pull up on T-Arm to make sure T-Arm is locked in place..

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 59.
4.
Adjust the T-Arm for desired height, width and depth, if necessary. Refer to Adjusting The T-Arms on page 56.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for opposite side of wheelchair.
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T-Arm
Locking Lever
(towards the front of
the wheelchair)
Wheelchair Frame
Slot
T-Arm
Socket
FIGURE 6 Installing/Removing T-Arms
Removing T-Arms
1.
Press the locking lever in and lift the T-Arm straight up and out of the T-Arm socket..

2.
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 59.
Repeat STEP 1 for opposite side of the wheelchair.
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8.6
Adjusting The T-Arms
Adjusting T-Arm Height
1.
Unlock the T-Arm by flipping the T-Arm release lever towards the inside of the wheelchair..

2.
3.
4.
If necessary, pull the T-Arm release lever out and rotate 180° so it can be flipped towards the outside of the wheelchair.
Slide the T-Arm to one of:
•
Low Height T-Arms - Nine positions.
•
High Height T-Arms - Seven positions.
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:
•
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.
•
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.
Lock the T-Arm by flipping the T-Arm release lever towards the front of the wheelchair.
Adjusting T-Arm Width
1.
Remove the two mounting screws that secure the arm pad to the arm tube.
2.
Turn the arm pad around and reposition the arm pad on the arm tube.
3.
Re-secure the arm pad to the arm tube with the two mounting screws. Tighten securely.
4.
Repeat for the opposite side, if necessary.
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T-Arm
Adjusting TArm Width
T-Arm Release
Lever UNLOCKED
Position
Arm Tube
Arm Pad
Mounting Screw
Set Screws
Mounting
Screw
T-Arm Release Lever
- LOCKED Position
FIGURE 7 Adjusting T-Arm Height/Adjusting T-Arm Width
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8 ARMS
Adjusting T-Arm Depth
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 TArm post.
3.
Reposition the arm tube on the T-Arm post:
A.
B.

Arm Pad
Desk Length Arms - to one of three positions depending on
the desired arm pad depth.
Full Length Arms - to one of five positions depending on the
desired arm pad depth..
Socket
Screws
Two additional positions are obtainable by turning
the arm tube 180°.
4.
Re-secure the arm tube to the T-Arm post with the two socket
screws. Torque to 60-70 in.-lbs.
5.
Reattach the arm pad to the arm tube with the two mounting
screws. Tighten securely.
6.
Repeat for the opposite side, if necessary.
Mounting
Screw
T-Arm
Post
FIGURE 8
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Arm Tube
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Mounting
Screw
Adjusting T-Arm Depth
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8.7
Adjusting T-Arm Sockets.

Perform this procedure if the T-Arm is too loose in the socket or does not easily slide UP and DOWN in the socket.
1.
Remove the rear wheels from the wheelchair, if necessary. Refer to
Installing/Removing Rear Wheels on page 84.
2.
Loosen, but DO NOT remove the four hex screws and washers
that secure T-Arm socket to T-Arm clamp..

The T-Arm socket will disassemble if the four hex
screws and washers are removed.
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 Installing/Removing Rear
Wheels on page 84.
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T-Arm
T-Arm Clamp
Hex Screws and
Washers
Hex Screws
and Washers
Slot
Locking Lever
FIGURE 9
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T-Arm Socket
Adjusting T-Arm Sockets.
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8 ARMS
8.8
Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or Side Guards.
1.
Remove the T-Arm from the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/
Removing T-Arms on page 54.
2.
Remove the two socket screws that secure the side guard to the
bottom clamp..

3.
T-Arm
Adjusting the side guards will directly affect the
position of the transfer assist.
Side Guard
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 54.
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Transfer
Assist
Socket
Screws
Bottom Clamp
FIGURE 10
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Adjusting T-Arm Transfer Assists And/or
Side Guards.
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8 ARMS
Using/Installing/Adjusting Locking Cantilever
Arms
Front of Wheelchair
Rear of
Wheelchair
Using Locking Cantilever Arms
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.

Cantilever Arm
Push
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.
Locking
Mechanism
Actuator
FIGURE 11
Using Locking Cantilever Arms
Installing Locking Cantilever Arms.

1.
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.
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..

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 the Locking Cantilever Arm Angle on page 63.
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8 ARMS
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height..

Adjustment
Plate
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 61 to reposition the arm at the desired height.
Coved Washers
Locknuts
Washers
Actuator
Back Cane
Spacer
Bottom Hex Bolt
Top Hex Bolt and
Coved Washer
Cantilever
Arm
FIGURE 12 Installing Locking Cantilever Arms. Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height..
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Adjusting the Locking Cantilever Arm Angle

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.
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.
Back Angle Bracket
Arm Adjustment Plate
Back Angle Bracket
90°
Arm Adjustment
Plate
Arm Adjustment
Plate
100°
Locknut
Locking Pin
Back Angle Bracket
Washer
Arm Adjustment
Plate
Back Angle Bracket
Arm Adjustment
Plate
120°
110°
FIGURE 13 Adjusting the Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
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8.9
Using/Installing/Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
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WARNING
DO NOT use lap trays with non-locking cantilever arms.
Using Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
1.
Pull the end of the cantilever arm down to lower the cantilever arm.
2.
Pull the end of the cantilever arm up to move it out of the way.
Back Cane
Installing Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
Back Cane
Coved Washers
and Spacer
Locknut
1.
Remove the locknut and washer from the lower hex bolt installed
on the non-locking cantilever arm.
2.
Slide hex bolt of the cantilever arm assembly into the desired back
cane mounting hole.
Washer
3.
Secure the cantilever arm to the wheelchair with a washer and
locknut.
4.
Adjust the angle of the cantilever arm, if necessary. Refer to
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle on page 65.
Cantilever
Arm
Cantilever Arm
Lower Hex
Bolt
FIGURE 14 Installing Non-Locking Cantilever Arms
Adjusting Locking Cantilever Arm Height..
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Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Height
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.
Side View of Cam
Cam
Loosen the mounting screw securing the cam to the cantilever arm.
2.
Rotate the cam until the desired angle is achieved (Detail "A").
3.
Tighten the mounting screw securing the cam to the cantilever arm.
Cantilever Arm
Cantilever
Arm
DETAIL “A” CAM POSITIONS
NOTE: All arm angles
are relative to the
back cane.
8° Arm Angle
FIGURE 15
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Back Cane
Back
Cane
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm Angle
1.
Mounting Screw
65
0° Arm Angle
4° Arm Angle
Back Cane
Cam
12° Arm Angle
16° Arm Angle
Adjusting Non-Locking Cantilever Arm
Angle
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8.10 Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms
1.
Remove the mounting screws from the armrest pad.
2.
Replace with NEW armrest pad.
3.
Secure with existing hardware.
Full Length Arm Pads
Desk Length Arm Pads
Arm Pad
Armrest Pad
Cantilever Arm
Tube
Cantilever Arm
Tube
Cantilever
Slide Tube
Mounting Screws
Mounting
Screws
FIGURE 16 Arm Pad Replacement for Cantilever Arms
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9 Back/Seat
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9.1
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Folding/Unfolding the Back Assembly

1.
WARNING
WARNING
The back MUST be locked securely in place before using the wheelchair.
Do one of the following:
•
Unfold - Push/pull the back towards rear of wheelchair until it locks in place.
•
Fold - Pick up on the back release levers and push the back towards the front of the wheelchair.
Release Levers
FIGURE 1 Folding/Unfolding the Back Assembly
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9.2 Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable Height
Back Canes
Fixed Back Cane
Fixed Back Cane/Recliner Back Cane

Back Cane
Both back canes should be adjusted to the same
adjustment hole.
1.
Remove the back height adjustment screw and locknut that secure
the back cane to the wheelchair frame.
2.
Adjust the back cane to the desired height adjustment hole.
3.
Reinstall the back height adjustment screw and locknuts that secure
the back canes to the wheelchair frame.
Back Height
Adjustment
Holes
Locknut
FIGURE 2
9.3
Recliner Back Cane
Locknut
Back Height
Adjustment
Screw
Adjusting the Height of the Adjustable
Height Back Canes
Adjusting the Back Angle
Adjusting the Back Angle on Wheelchairs Equipped with Fixed Back
1.
Remove the mounting screw, spacer and locknut that secures the inner and outer backrest mounting brackets together.
2.
Repeat STEP 1 for the remaining back cane.
3.
Adjust the back to the desired angle by aligning the mounting hole of the inner bracket with the mounting hole of the outer bracket. The available
back angles are 90°, 95°, 100°, 105°, 110°, 115°, 120° (Detail “A”).
4.
Secure the inner and outer backrest mounting brackets together at the desire back angle with a mounting screw, spacer and locknut. Securely tighten.
5.
Repeat STEP 4 for the remaining back cane.
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DETAIL “A” - AVAILABLE BACK ANGLES
Locknut
95°
105°
115°
90°
100°
110°
120°
Inner Backrest
Mounting Bracket
Spacer
Mounting
Screw
Outer Backrest
Mounting Bracket
FIGURE 3 Adjusting the Back Angle on Wheelchairs Equipped with Fixed Back
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Adjusting the Back Angle on Wheelchairs Equipped with Fold Down Back
1.
Remove the mounting screw and locknut (not shown) that secures the backrest brackets to the adjuster plates and adjuster spacer.

One adjuster plate and one backrest brackets are located on each side of the adjuster spacer.
2.
Repeat STEP 1 for the remaining back cane.
3.
Adjust the back to the desired angle by aligning the mounting hole of the adjuster plates and adjuster spacer with the mounting hole of the
backrest brackets. The available back angles are 90°, 95°, 100°, 105°, 110°, 115°, 120° (Detail “A”).
4.
Secure the backrest brackets to the adjuster plates and adjuster spacer at the desired back angle with a mounting screw and locknut. Securely
tighten.
5.
Repeat STEP 4 for the remaining back cane.
Adjuster
Plate
Locknut
(Not Shown)
Mounting
Screw
Backrest
Bracket
Adjuster
Plate
Adjuster
Spacer
Backrest
Bracket
95°
105°
DETAIL “A”
90°
100°
110°
120°
Adjuster Spacer
115°
FIGURE 4 Adjusting the Back Angle on Wheelchairs Equipped with Fold Down Back
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9.4
Installing/Removing Non-Adjustable Stroller Handles
Installing Stroller Handles
1.
Remove plug buttons from both back canes, if necessary.
2.
Slide stroller handle into the back canes.
3.
Align the mounting holes of the stroller handle and the back canes.
4.
Insert bolt through the back cane and stroller handle.
5.
Secure the stroller handle to the back cane with the bolt and nut.
6.
Pull on the stroller handle to make sure it is locked securely in
place.
4.
Install the new stroller handle if desired. Refer to Installing Stroller
Handles on page 71.
Stroller Handle
Locknut
Bolt
Mounting Holes
Removing Stroller Handles
1.
Remove the locknuts that secure the stroller handle to the back
cane.
2.
Pull out the bolts that secure the stroller handle to the back canes.
3.
Remove the stroller handle from the wheelchair.
9.5
Back Cane
FIGURE 5
Installing/Removing Non-Adjustable Stroller
Handles
Adjusting the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles
1.
Press and hold in both buttons on the outside of the hinge arm of the stroller handle.
2.
Adjust stroller handle to desired angle.
3.
Release the buttons.
4.
Push down on stroller handle to ensure hinge arms hold the desired position of the stroller handle.
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There will be an audible click.
If hinge arms do not hold the position, contact Invacare technical support
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Adjustable Angle
Stroller Handle
Hinge Arm
Button
FIGURE 6 Adjusting the Adjustable Angle Stroller Handles
9.6
Installing/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps
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.
Back Plate
Back Cane
Locknut
Seat Positioning Strap
Coved
Spacers
Hex Screw
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/Replacing Seat Positioning Straps on page 72.
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9.7
Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps
Installing
1.
Position the chest positioning strap to one of the holes on the back
cane.

Back Cane
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.
3.
Repeat STEPS 1-2 for opposite side.
Locknut
Hex Screw
Chest Positioning Strap
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/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps on page 73.
9.8
FIGURE 8
Installing/Replacing Chest Positioning Straps
Installing and Removing a Seating System
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WARNING
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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10 Tilt
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
10.1 Engaging Tilt-In-Space
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WARNING
The Invacare Solara wheelchair MUST be operated by an assistant when in ANY tilted position.
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.
DO NOT self propel wheelchair while in the tilted position.
Always engage both wheel locks while using the tilt-in-space.

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.
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.
5.
Perform one of the following:
A.
For Hand Operated Tilt (Detail “A”):
i.
Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both back canes firmly.
ii.
Pull up on the trigger release levers to release the tilt mechanism from the gear rack.
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B.
iii.
Slowly, push down on the back canes while pulling up on the trigger release levers in a continuous motion.
iv.
When the seat reaches the desired angle, slowly let go of the trigger release levers.
For Foot Operated Tilt (Detail “B”):
i.
Push down on the foot lever to release the tilt mechanism from the gear rack.
ii.
Slowly, push down on the back canes while keeping the foot lever depressed.
iii.
When the seat reaches the desired angle, release the foot lever.
DETAIL
“A”
Trigger
Release
Lever
DETAIL
“B”
Gear
Rack
Foot Lever
Tilt
Mechanism
FIGURE 1 Engaging Tilt-In-Space
10.2 Adjusting Trigger Release Cables
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WARNING
DO NOT adjust the trigger release cables while the cables are coiled up. The adjustment will be too tight when the cable is
straightened and the tilt mechanism will not lock and hold its position, possibly causing injury.
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1.
2.
This procedure applies to tilt-in-space release cables only.
To adjust the left tilt mechanism, do the following:
A.
B.
Squeeze the trigger release lever of the right cable assembly (FIGURE 1 on page 75).
Check that the teeth of the right gear sector engage with the gear rack (Detail “B” in FIGURE 2 on page 77).
C.
Try to tilt the wheelchair. The wheelchair should not tilt.
If the left side of the wheelchair tilts without squeezing the trigger release lever of the left cable assembly or if the gear sector is not fully engaged
with the gear rack, perform the following steps:
A.
B.
Loosen the cable locking nut that secures the cable adjusting nut in place.
Turn cable adjusting nut one of two ways:
•
If the cable is too loose, the tilt mechanism will not work.
•
If the cable is too tight, the gear sector will not be fully engaged with the gear rack.
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3.
WARNING
DO NOT over tighten the cable adjusting nut on the cable. Over tightening the cable adjusting nut on the cable WILL
unlock the tilt mechanism, possibly causing injury.
C.
•
To Tighten - Turn the cable adjusting nut clockwise. DO NOT overtighten the cable adjusting nut.
•
To Loosen - Turn the cable adjusting nut counterclockwise.
While holding the cable adjusting nut in place, tighten the cable locking nut against the cable adjusting nut.
D.
Repeat STEP 1.
E.
Repeat STEP 2 until the left side of the wheelchair does not tilt and that the gear sector fully engages with the gear rack.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1 and 2 to adjust the left trigger release lever.
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WARNING
When cables have been rerouted due to seat depth adjustment, chair width adjustment, or seating accommodation, cables
MUST be readjusted.
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DETAIL “A”
Cable Locking
Nut
Gear Sector
Cable
Adjusting
Nut
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If there is a gap between
the top of the gear rack
teeth and the bottoms
of the gear sector teeth,
the gear sector is not
fully engaged.
Gear Rack
Gear
Assembly
FIGURE 2 Adjusting Trigger Release Cables
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10.3 Adjusting Hublock Cables
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1.
DO NOT adjust the hublock cables while the
cables are coiled up. The adjustment will be too
tight when the cable is straightened and the tilt
mechanism will not lock and hold its position,
possibly causing injury.
Hublock
Lever
Lift up on the hublock lever to test the hublock.

2.
WARNING
If the cable is too loose, the hublock will not work.
Hublock Cable
Perform one of the following:
A.
Loosen the cable locking nut that secures the cable adjusting
nut in place.
B.
Turn cable adjusting nut one of two ways:
•
C.
To Tighten - Turn the cable adjusting nut clockwise. DO
NOT overtighten the cable adjusting nut (FIGURE 2).
•
To Loosen - Turn the cable adjusting nut
counterclockwise (FIGURE 2).
While holding the cable adjusting nut in place, tighten the cable
locking nut against the cable adjusting nut.
Cable Adjusting
Nut
DETAIL “A”
FIGURE 3
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10.4 Positioning Tilt Locking Collars
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WARNING
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
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 assistant.
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 eleven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a
qualified technician.
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 the assistant(s).
TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS/ASSISTANTS:
Make sure the occupant of the wheelchair is properly positioned.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks.
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely and locking
collars are positioned at the same position on the tilt slide.
Adjusting Upper Tilt Locking Collar.

1.
This procedure adjusts the degree of tilt that the wheelchair returns to for normal operation. If the amount of tilt MUST be
limited. Refer to Adjusting Lower Tilt Locking Collar on page 81.
Loosen the set screw that secure the tilt locking collar to the tilt slide.
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2.
Repeat STEP 1 for opposite side of wheelchair.

3.
Tilt the wheelchair to the desired angle of tilt.

4.
The Solara seat frame is at a 5° back angle relative to the ground.
Position the two tilt locking collars against the bearing housing.

5.
To determine tilt angle relative to the seat frame, place a magnetic protractor (available at any hardware store) on the back
and adjust the back until the magnetic protractor reads desired angle of tilt.
Before tightening, ensure that the two tilt locking collars are at the same position on the tilt slide.
Securely tighten the two set screws of the tilt locking collars.
Bearing Housing
Upper Tilt
Locking Collar
Set Screw
Tilt Slide
FIGURE 4 Adjusting Upper Tilt Locking Collar.
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Adjusting Lower Tilt Locking Collar

This procedure limits the amount of tilt the wheelchair may have. If adjusting the angle the wheelchair returns to. Refer to
Adjusting Upper Tilt Locking Collar. on page 79.
1.
Loosen the set screw that secures the tilt locking collar to the tilt slide (Detail “A”).
2.
Repeat STEP 1 for opposite side of wheelchair.

To determine tilt angle relative to the seat frame, place a magnetic protractor (available at any hardware store) on the back
and adjust the back until the magnetic protractor reads desired angle of tilt.
3.
Tilt the wheelchair to the desired angle of tilt.
4.
Position the two tilt locking collars against the bearing housing.

5.
Before tightening, ensure that the two tilt locking collars are at the same position on the tilt slide.
Securely tighten the two set screws of the tilt locking collars (Detail “A”).
DETAIL “A”
Tilt Slide
Set
Screw
Lower Tilt
Locking Collar
Bearing
Housing
FIGURE 5 Adjusting Lower Tilt Locking Collar
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11 Vent Tray
11.1 Adjusting the Vent Tray Height
1.
2.
Remove the two mounting screws and two locknuts that secure the front vent tray hanger bracket to the front cross tube.
Remove the four mounting screws, eight washers and four locknuts that secure the rear vent tray hanger brackets to the wheelchair frame.
3.
Adjust the vent tray to the desired height.

4.
5.
All three vent tray hanger brackets should be adjusted to the same height adjustment hole.
Secure the front vent tray hanger bracket to the wheelchair frame with two mounting screws and locknuts. Tighten securely.
Secure the rear vent tray hanger brackets to the wheelchair frame with four mounting screws, eight washers and four locknuts. Tighten securely.
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Washers
(Two washers are located between the rear
hanger bracket and wheelchair frame)
Mounting
Screws
Washers
Washers
Rear Vent Tray
Hanger Bracket
Locknuts
Height
Adjustment
Holes
Front Cross Tube
Mounting
Screws
Rear Vent Tray
Hanger Bracket
Mounting
Screws
Front Vent Tray
Hanger Bracket
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12 Wheels/Forks
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely otherwise injury or damage may occur.
12.1 Installing/Removing Rear Wheels
1.
Quick-Release

To remove rear wheels, reverse this procedure.
1.
Push in the detent pin of the quick-release axle and insert the quick-release axle through the center of the rear wheel.
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.
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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.
Ensure quick release axle locking pins are properly engaged and secure in the axle mounting plate by pulling the rear wheel away from the
wheelchair frame. If the locking pins do not engage 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 86.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other rear wheel assembly.
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5.
Adjust the wheel locks. Refer to Wheel Lock Adjustment on page 88.

Only 12-inch rear wheel is shown. All other wheels will install/remove in the same manner.
Wheelchair Frame
Rear Wheel
Locking Pins
Detent Pin
Axle
Mounting
Plate
Quick-Release Axle
FIGURE 1 Installing/Removing Rear Wheels
Permanent Axle

To remove rear wheels, reverse STEPS 3-6 this procedure.
1.
If necessary, remove the permanent axles from the packaged container.
2.
Apply Loctite 242 onto the threads inside the nut.
3.
Install permanent axle through lock washer and the rear wheel and axle plate.
4.
Securely tighten the wheel to the wheelchair frame with nut.

5.
Only 12-inch rear wheel is shown. All other wheels will install/remove in the same manner.
Repeat STEPS 2-4 for other rear wheel assembly.
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6.
Adjust the wheel locks. Refer to Wheel Lock Adjustment on page 88.
Permanent Axle
Lockwasher
Axle Plate
Nut
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 2 Installing/Removing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axle
12.2 Adjusting The Quick-Release Axle
1.
Remove rear wheel and quick-release axle from the wheelchair.
Refer to Installing/Removing Rear Wheels on page 84.
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.
4.
Reinstall rear wheel onto the wheelchair. Refer to Installing/
Removing Rear Wheels on page 84.
5.
Release detent pin ensuring that the locking pins are fully released.
6.
Repeat STEPS 3-5 until the quick-release axle locks properly.
7.
Repeat STEPS 1-6 for opposite side, if necessary.
Axle Mounting
Plate
Rear Wheel
(Reference)
Locknut
Locking Pins
Quick-Release Axle
Detent Pin
Wheel Hub
(Reference)
FIGURE 12.1 Adjusting The Quick-Release Axle
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12.3 Seat-To-Floor Height Adjustment
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WARNING
Repositioning the axle plates (seat-to-floor height) MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
12.4 Adjusting Forks
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.
Dust Cover
Locknut
Caster
Headtube
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.
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13 WHEEL LOCKS/ANTI-TIPPERS
13 Wheel Locks/Anti-Tippers
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WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely otherwise injury or damage may occur.
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
13.1 Wheel Lock Adjustment
Push to Lock or Pull to Lock Wheel locks

When changing the position of the rear wheels, the wheel locks MUST be repositioned.
Before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to the recommended p.s.i located
on the side wall of the tire.
1.
Loosen, but DO NOT remove the two socket screws that secure the wheel lock assembly to the wheellock mounting bracket.
2.
Measure the distance between the wheel lock shoe and the rear wheel.
3.
Slide the wheel lock assembly along the wheel lock mounting bracket until the measurement is between 5/32 and 5/16-inches.
4.
Securely tighten the two socket screws.
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 wheelchair.
7.
If the wheel locks DO NOT hold the wheelchair, repeat STEPS 1-6 until wheel lock engagement holds the wheelchair.
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DETAIL “A” TOP VIEW
Wheel Lock Mounting Bracket
Wheel Lock
Assembly
Socket Screws
(Behind Handle)
Wheel Lock Assembly
Socket
Screws
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel Lock Shoe
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 1 Wheel Lock Adjustment - Push to Lock or Pull to Lock Wheel locks
Footlock

1.
When changing the position of the rear wheels, the wheel locks MUST be repositioned.
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.
Loosen, but DO NOT remove the four mounting screws (two mounting screws on each side) that secure the wheel lock bracket to the
wheelchair frame. (Detail “A”)
2.
Measure the distance between the wheel lock shoe and the rear wheel.
3.
Slide the wheel lock bracket along the wheelchair frame until the measurement between the wheel lock shoe and rear wheel is approximately
1.25 inches. If 1.25 inch measurement is not achievable, perform the following:
A.
Remove the mounting screw, washers and locknut that secure the connecting wheel link to the footlock lever (Detail “B”).
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B.
Slide the wheel lock bracket along the wheelchair frame until the measurement between the wheel lock shoe and rear wheel is
approximately 1.25 inches.
C.
Secure the foot lock lever to the connecting wheel lock link in the corresponding adjustment hole.
D.
Repeat STEPS 3 for remaining wheel lock bracket.
4.
Tighten the four mounting screws to 50 inch pounds.
5.
Engage the footlock and push against the wheelchair to determine if the footlock engages the rear wheels enough to hold the wheelchair.
6.
Repeat STEPS 1-5 until the footlock engages the rear wheels enough to hold the wheelchair.
DETAIL “A”
DETAIL “B”
Foot Lock Lever
Locknut
Washers
Mounting
Screw
Wheelchair
Frame
Mounting
Screws
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Adjustment
Holes
Rear Wheel
Wheel Lock Bracket
Connecting Wheel
Lock Link
FIGURE 2 Wheel Lock Adjustment - Footlock
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13.2 Using the Wheel Locks
Pull to Lock Wheel locks
1.
Pull the wheel lock handle forward to engage the wheel locks.
2.
Reverse STEP 1 to disengage the wheel locks.
Push to Lock Wheel locks
1.
Push the wheel lock handle forward to engage the wheel locks.
2.
Reverse STEP 1 to disengage the wheel locks.
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Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Unlocked Position
Wheel
Lock Shoe
Locked Position
Side View
Side View
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel Lock
Handle
Unlocked
Position
Top View
Locked Position
Top View
Wheel Lock
Handle
FIGURE 3 Using the Pull to Lock Wheel Locks
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Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel
Lock Shoe
Unlocked Position
Side View
Locked Position Side View
Wheel
Lock Shoe
Wheel Lock Shoe
Wheel Lock Shoe
Wheel Lock
Handle
Locked Position
Top View
Unlocked Position
Top View
Wheel Lock
Handle
FIGURE 4 Using the Push to Lock Wheel Locks
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Footlock
1.
Push down on the footlock lever to engage the footlock.
2.
Lift up on footlock lever to disengage the footlock.
Locked
Unlocked
Push Down to
Engage
Footlock Lever
Footlock Lever
Lift Up to
Disengage
Rear Wheel
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 5 Using the Push to Lock Wheel Locks- Footlock
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
ALWAYS engage both hublocks and reduce the gap distance before transferring to and from the wheelchair. Turn all
casters parallel to the object you are transferring onto.
Hublocks are not brakes. DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with the hublocks.
Users should be evaluated by a care provider to determine the suitability of the hub lock option. Repetitive uncontrolled
motion or spasms can result in damage to the hub lock system
Engaging the hublocks may not prevent the wheelchair from moving on all floor surfaces including those that may be wet or
slick. ALWAYS exercise caution when transferring into or out of your wheelchair.
Always keep hands and fingers clear of moving parts to avoid injury.
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open and the seat frame rails are fully seated into the side
frame H-blocks
13.3 Operating Hublocks

If hublocks do not engage properly (wheels move while hublocks are locked) or do not disengage properly contact a
qualified technician.
Patient Operated Hublock
1.
Perform one of the following:
•
Engaging the Hublocks - Push hublock lever down to engage the hublocks
•
Disengaging the Hublocks - Pull hublock lever up to disengage the hublocks.
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Unlocked (Hublock Lever
Up)
Hublock Lever
Locked (Hublock Lever
Down)
FIGURE 6 Patient Operated Hublock
Attendant Operated Hublock
1.
Locked (Hublock
Lever Up)
Perform one of the following:
•
Engaging the Hublocks - Push hublock lever up to engage the
hublocks
•
Disengaging the Hublocks - Pull hublock lever down to
disengage the hublocks.
Unlocked (Hublock Lever
DOWN)
Foot Operated Hublock
1.
Perform one of the following:
•
Engaging the Hublocks - Press hublock pedal down to engage
the hublocks
•
Disengaging the Hublocks - Push hublock pedal up to disengage
the hublocks.
Hublock
Lever
Unlocked (Hublock Pedal
Up)
Locked (Hublock Pedal
Down)
Hublock Pedal
FIGURE 7
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13.4 Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers

A 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the floor MUST be maintained at all times.
Installing the Anti-Tippers
1.
Remove the anti-tippers from the accessory carton.
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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 with the wheels facing down until the locking buttons lock in place (FIGURE 8).
3.
Adjust the anti-tippers. Refer to Adjusting the Anti-Tippers on page 97.
Adjusting the Anti-Tippers
1.
Depress the release button on the wheeled portion of the antitipper and slide it up/down to achieve 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch clearance.
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Release Button
WARNING
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release
buttons fully protruding out of same respective
adjustment holes BEFORE use. This will avoid a 3Wheeling situation..
2.
Ensure that the release buttons are fully engaged in the adjustment
holes and 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch clearance is maintained.
3.
If a 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch clearance cannot be obtained, contact a
qualified technician.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for opposite side.
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Release
Button
Locking
Button
Anti-tipper (Wheeled
Portion)
FIGURE 8
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Wheelchair
Frame
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers
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14 Recliner Back Option
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may result.
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 eleven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a
qualified technician.
CAUTION
DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to the frame tubing.
14.1 Recliner Operation
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WARNING
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.
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable in the full reclined (back at 180°) position and the full upright (back at 90°)
position before using the recliner option.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (sitting up) to maintain maximum
stability and safety.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (sitting up) the wheelchair.
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WARNING
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be required for
approximately the last twenty degrees of incline (sitting up). Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or
seek assistance to avoid injury.
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).
Before using ANY recline position of this wheelchair, make sure the rear wheels are in the MOST REARWARD position to
maintain the stability of the wheelchair. DO NOT change the handling/maneuverability of the wheelchair by moving the
rear wheels to any of the forward positions. Moving the rear wheels to any of the forward positions will change the center
of gravity of the wheelchair, making the wheelchair less stable.
ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Pinch points exist between
spreader bar and gas cylinders. Use caution, otherwise injury may occur.
1.
Make sure the wheelchair is on a level surface.
2.
Engage the wheel locks.
3.
Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined.
4.
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points.
5.
Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp the adjustable angle stroller handle firmly.
6.
Pull up on the trigger release levers to release the gas cylinders.
7.
Slowly, squeeze the trigger release levers and perform one of the following:
8.
•
Reclining - Allow the back to recline to the desired angle.
•
Returning to upright position - Pull up and push the stroller handle towards the front of the wheelchair until the back is in the upright
position.
When the back reaches desired angle, slowly release the handles of the recliner cable assemblies.
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9.
Disengage the wheel locks.
Trigger Release
Lever
Back
FIGURE 1 Recliner Operation
14.2 Replacing Back/Headrest Upholstery.
Back Upholstery
1.
Remove the ten mounting screws and washers that secure the back upholstery to the back canes.
2.
Remove existing back upholstery from back canes.
3.
Install new back upholstery onto the back canes.
4.
Install the ten mounting screws and washers that secure the back upholstery to the back canes.
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Headrest Upholstery
1.
Remove the six mounting screws and washers that secure the headrest upholstery to the headrest extensions.
2.
Remove the existing headrest upholstery from the headrest extensions.
3.
Install the new headrest upholstery onto the headrest extensions.
4.
Install the six mounting screws and washers that secure the headrest upholstery to the headrest extensions.
Headrest Extension
Headrest Upholstery
Back Cane
Mounting Screws and
Washers
Back Upholstery
FIGURE 2 Replacing Back/Headrest Upholstery.
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15 CONTRACTURE FOOT ASSEMBLY
15 Contracture Foot assembly
15.1 Adjusting the Angle of the Contracture Assembly
Mounting Holes
Bilateral Contracture Footplate
1.
Remove the top mounting bolt and locknut that secures the
contracture support tube to the angle adjustment plate.
2.
Rotate the contracture support tube and align with one of the nine
mounting holes in the angle adjustment plate.
3.
Reinstall the mounting bolt and locknut. Securely tighten.
4.
Perform STEPS 1 -4 for remaining footplate.
Top Mounting
Bolt and
Locknut
Angle
Adjustment
Plate
Contracture Platform
1.
Remove the top mounting bolt and locknut that secures the
contracture support tube to the angle adjustment plate.
2.
Rotate the contracture support tube and align with one of the nine
mounting holes in the angle adjustment plate.
3.
Reinstall the mounting bolt and locknut. Securely tighten.
Contracture
Support Tube
Angle
Adjustment
Plate
Top Mounting Bolt
and Locknut
Mounting Holes
FIGURE 1
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15.2 Adjusting the Angle of the Bilateral Contracture Footplate
Adjusting the Side to Side Angle
1.
Loosen the adjustment screw located underneath the contracture footplate. See Detail “A”.
2.
Tilt the contracture footplate left or right to the desired angle. See Detail “B”.
3.
Retighten the adjustment screw.
4.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 on remaining contracture footplate.
DETAIL “A”
DETAIL “B”
Contracture
Footplate
Adjustment
Screw
Contracture
Footplate
Adjustment
Screw
FIGURE 2 Adjusting the Angle of the Contracture Assembly
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Adjusting the Front to Back Angle
1.
Loosen the adjustment screw located underneath the contracture footplate. See Detail “A”.
2.
Tilt the contracture footplate forward or back to the desired angle. See Detail “B”.
3.
Retighten the adjustment screw.
4.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 on remaining contracture footplate
DETAIL “A”
DETAIL “B” - SIDE VIEW
Contracture
Footplate
Adjustment
Screw
Contracture
Footplate
FIGURE 3 Adjusting the Front to Back Angle
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15.3 Depth Adjustment
Bilateral Contracture Footplate
1.
Remove the two flat screws and locknuts that secure the contracture footplate to the footplate angle bracket.
2.
Move the contracture footplate to one of four mounting holes.
3.
Reinstall the four flat screws and locknuts that secure the contracture footplate to the footplate angle bracket. Tighten securely.
4.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-3 on remaining contracture footplate.
Mounting Holes
Contracture
Footplate
Flat Screws
Locknuts
(Underneath)
Footplate Angle Bracket
FIGURE 4 Depth Adjustment - Bilateral Contracture Footplate
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Contracture Platform
1.
Remove the four flat screws that secure the contracture platform to the footplate angle bracket.
2.
Move the contracture platform to one of three mounting positions.
3.
Reinstall the four flat screws and locknuts that secure the contracture platform to the footplate angle bracket. Tighten securely.
Mounting Holes
Contracture Platform
Flat Screws
Footplate Angle Bracket
FIGURE 5 Depth Adjustment - Contracture Platform
15.4 Contracture Footplate Height Adjustment
Bilateral Contracture Footplate
1.
Remove the mounting bolt, two coved washers, washer and locknut that secure the footplate bracket to the contracture support.
2.
Move the footplate bracket up/down to achieve desired height.
3.
Align one of the mounting holes in the footplate bracket with one of the seven mounting holes on the contracture support.
4.
Secure the footplate bracket to the contracture support with the mounting bolt, two coved washers, washer and locknut. Securely tighten.
5.
If necessary, repeat STEPS 1-4 on remaining contracture footplate.
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Contracture Platform
1.
Loosen, but DO NOT remove the two mounting bolts and locknuts that secure the contracture platform to the upper support.
2.
Slide the contracture platform to the desired height.
3.
Tighten the two mounting bolts and locknuts that secure the contracture platform to the upper support.
Bilateral Contracture Footplate
Mounting
Holes
Contracture
Support
Contracture
Platform
Upper Support
Mounting
Bolt
Locknut
Washer
Locknut
Mounting
Holes
Coved
Washer
Mounting
Bolt
Footplate
Bracket
Contracture Platform
FIGURE 6 Contracture Footplate Height Adjustment
15.5 Contracture Assembly Width Adjustment
Bi-lateral Contracture Footplate
1.
Loosen the locknut on the angle adjustment plate.
2.
Slide the contracture assembly left or right to the desired location.
3.
Retighten the locknut on the angle adjustment plate to secure the contracture footplate in position.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for remaining footplate if desired.
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Contracture Platform
1.
Loosen the locknut on the angle adjustment plate.
2.
Slide the contracture platform left or right to the desired location.
3.
Retighten the locknut on the angle adjustment plate to secure the contracture platform in position.
Bi-Lateral
Contracture
Footplate
Contracture Platform
Locknut
Locknut
Angle
Adjustment
Plate
Angle
Adjustment
Plate
Bi-Lateral
Contracture
Footplate
Contracture
Platform
FIGURE 7 Contracture Assembly Width Adjustment
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Replacing the Contracture Footplate Heel Loop
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Mounting Screws
This procedure applies to the bilateral contracture
footplate only.
1.
Tilt the contracture footplate forward to gain access to the
mounting screws that secure the heel loop to the underside of the
contracture footplate. Refer to Adjusting the Angle of the Bilateral
Contracture Footplate on page 103.
2.
Remove the four mounting screws and washers that secure the
existing heel loop to the contracture footplate.
3.
Reverse STEPS 1-2 to install the new heel loop.
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Contracture
Footplate
Washers
Heel Loop
FIGURE 8
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16 TRANSPORT READY OPTION
16 Transport Ready Option
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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.
Ensure quick-release pins are engaged through bearing housings and tilt slides.
DO NOT alter or substitute wheelchair frame parts, components, or seating systems.
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WARNING
A sudden stop and/or collision may structurally damage your wheelchair. Wheelchairs involved in such incidents should be
replaced.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes described in this manual.
16.1 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 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. 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.
16.2 Compliance Information
This wheelchair conforms with the requirements of the ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol. 1 - Section 19 (Frontal Impact Test)
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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. BOTH pelvic
and upper torso belts should be used to reduce the possibility of head and chest impacts with vehicle components.
16.3 Specifications
Only wheelchairs which fit in the following size ranges should be occupied in a motor vehicle:12 to 22 inches wide and 12 to 22 inches deep
Weight Limit - Solara 3G up to 300 pounds; Solara 3G with Heavy Duty Package up to 400 pounds.
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16.4 Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle
Positioning the Wheelchair in the Vehicle
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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 uppertorso 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
.
16in.
(Frontal Clear Zone)
FCZ
8in.
Side View
8in.
HHT
16in.
FCZ
(Frontal Clear Zone)
Top View
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Securement Points
Tie-Down
Bracket
Tie-Down
Brackets
FIGURE 1 Securement Points
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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.

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) 7764970.
Attach WTORS to the tie-down brackets in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and SAE J2249.
Tilt Lock Out
1.
Tilt wheelchair until horizontal lines on tilt angle indicator are aligned with the dot on the rocker tube. Refer to Engaging Tilt-In-Space on page 74
and Detail “A” in FIGURE 3.
2.
Pull release barrel out (Detail “B”).
3.
Rotate tie down bracket counterclockwise.
4.
Position mounting hole in tie down bracket on anchor pin (Detail “C”).
5.
Repeat STEPS 2-4 for remaining tie down bracket.
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Horizontal Lines
DETAIL “A”
Tilt Angle
Indicator
Dot
Rocker
Tube
Rocker
Tube
Tilt Angle
Indicator
DETAIL “B”
Tie Down
Bracket
Anchor
Pin
DETAIL “
C”
Anchor
Pin
Tie Down
Bracket
Release
Barrel
FIGURE 2 Tilt Lock Out
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16.5 Securing the Occupant
Wheelchair-Anchored Belts
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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.
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 3) into slot in the pelvic belt bracket. Pull upwards until it snaps into place.

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 3) 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.
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Pin
DETAIL “A” - PELVIC BELT
Pelvic Belt
Bracket
Pin
Pelvic Belt
Slot
Male End
Pin
(Used to secure the
vehicle-anchored
upper torso belt.)
Tie-Down
Bracket
FIGURE 3 Wheelchair-Anchored Belts
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Vehicle-Anchored Belts
This wheelchair has an overall rating of “B” 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 4. The average test result for point (P) is 0.65-inches (16.5 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 4 Vehicle-Anchored Belts
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Seating System
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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
Ensure that the factory installed seating system is secured to the wheelchair frame before operation. Refer to the seating system owner’s manual.
Positioning Belts
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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 especially important if the pelvic belt is intended to be used for postural support in
addition to occupant restraint in a frontal crash. Steeper angles will reduce the tendency for a vertical gap to develop
between the user and the belt due to compliance of seat cushions and 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.
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Preferred Zone
Optional Zone
Side View
30°
45°
75°
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 5 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 position belts INSIDE of
armrests, wheels, etc.
DO NOT position belts OUTSIDE
of armrests, wheels, etc.
FIGURE 5 Positioning Belts
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Invacare® Solara®3G/Spree 3G Wheelchair
Invacare Corporation
USA
One Invacare Way
Elyria, Ohio USA
44036-2125
800-333-6900
Part No 1154295
Rev D~01 - 4/23/15
www.invacare.com
Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324
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