Duet Transport Wheelchair Rollator Walker product review
The Drive Medical Duet Transport Wheelchair Rollator Walker is not just a rollator but it also has the features of a transport chair – hence the word Duet in its name.
· Safety lock release to store the arms.
· Hook-and-loop fastener strap to store the footrest while using for ambulation.
· Users can ambulate independently or be pushed by a caregiver.
· Comfortable padded seat with large under seat pouch for storing personal items.
· Easy release loop locks.
· Handle to aid with the folding inside the pouch.
· Large 8" casters ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
· Locking flip up armrests and flip down footrest to assist user while in transport chair mode.
· Folding frame has a lock out feature to ensure unit stays open while in use stays folded during transport.
· Tool-free two position contoured padded back rest is reversible depending on whether the Duet is used in ambulatory or transport chair mode.
There is many a great reason to purchase the Duet Transport Wheelchair Rollator Walker, namely: the wheels are larger than on most rollators which makes it easier to negotiate bumps on the floor; the seat height is adjustable; it has a fold away foot rest; it has handholds going in both directions; the seat lifts up and has a storage underneath; it is lightweight and easy to handle; the back rest is reversible and can be easily changed from a rolling walker to a transport chair simply by removing the back and putting back on the other side, no tools needed.
Some users have found that this model of dual rollator may tip forward very easily – though the manual clearly says that “leaning forward while using the Duet as a transport chair without proper assistance can cause tipping.”
· Remove all contents from the carton (backrest, handle with tube, frame, wheels and pouch).
· Open the frame and slide the padded backrest into the frame brackets ensuring the snap buttons protrude through the holes.
· Unscrew the tightening knob from the handle and insert the handle tube into the frame at the desired height lining up the holes appropriately.
· Slide the bolts through the holes from the outside and tighten the knob until it is secure.
· Lay the rollator on the floor so the seat is facing the floor and unfold the legs.
· Straighten legs until side hinges lock into place.
· Attach the pouch by securing the snap buttons around the frame.
· When standing in a stationary position the user must pull up on the loop lock handle to hold the rear wheels in place.
· To temporarily lock the wheels in position, press down on both loop locks with palms until you hear a “click” indicating the wheels are locked.
· To release wheel locks, pull up on both loop locks with the palms of the hand to original position.
· Make sure the Duet is fully opened, the seat is down and the folding bar under seat is locked in the down position.
· Make sure both knobs are fully tightened and at equal heights.
· Test the Duet for stability before applying full weight to hand grips.
· Test the loop locks before operating the Duet.
· When the wheels are locked, lock bar on rear wheels should prevent wheels from turning.
· When locks are released, the wheels should turn freely.
· Always lock loop locks before sitting and do not use the seat when the unit is on an incline or uneven ground.
· Replace tires when considerably worn or damaged.
· Before entering or leaving the chair, engage the dual wheel locks against the tire on both rear wheels.
· Make sure front casters are in the forward position before transferring into or out of the chair.
· Consult a professional on the correct ramp negotiation techniques.