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Poly-Fly
by Drive Medical (Model No. TR18)

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The only transport chair that comes with both 8" and 24" rear wheels and dual wheel locks for attendant controlled or self-propelled use.
$355.00
List Price: $500.00
Our low price includes:
  • "Best on the Web" Return Policy
  • Easy-To-Fold Design
  • 24" and 8" Rear Wheels
  • Quick Release Axles
  • Desk Length Removable Arms
  • Swing-Away Footrests
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
 
4.5
98% of reviewers recommend this!
4.5 stars
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Features

  • Usable as either transport or standard wheelchair
  • Includes both 24" and 8" rear wheels and quick release axles
  • Ships with two sets of wheel locks
  • Available in three seat widths
  • Swing-away footrests and anti-tippers standard

Key Specs

  • Frame Type: Folding
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Weight: 34 lbs.
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Manuals, Literature & Videos

Overview of the Poly-Fly

The Poly-Fly transport wheelchair from Drive Medical can be used as both a transport wheelchair and a standard wheelchair. With a push of the quick-release axles, the full-sized 24" wheels can easily be removed to transform the chair into a transport chair with 8" wheels. Dual brakes, desk length removable armrests, a fold-down backrest and swing-away removable footrests all combine to make for a portable and high-quality chair, with great flexibility for both user and caregiver.

*Formerly the Pollywog wheelchair



Measuring Guide

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Seat Depth1
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.

Back Height2
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.

Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.

Hanger Angle4
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.

Seat Width5
Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.

Wheel Camber6
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.

Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.

Footrest Width8
Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.

Center of Gravity9
Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.

Seat to Footrest Length10
Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.

Backrest Angle11
Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.

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Specifications for the Poly-Fly

  Weight Capacity:    250 lbs
  Product Weight:    34 lbs
  Overall Width - Folded:    12"
  Overall Width - Open:    24.5". 26.5". 28.5"
  Overall Length w/Riggings:    42"
  Overall Height:    36"
  Seat Width:    16", 18". 20"
  Seat Depth:    16"

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Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 34 lbs.
Box 1
Shipping Weight: 39.00 lbs.
Length: 31.50"
Width: 25.50"
Height: 12.50"

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Poly-Fly Customer Reviews

Our reviews are written by customers who have bought and used this item.
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4
Meets Expectations
 
4
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4.5/ 5
Awesome
Reviewer: P. from Hh, HI (caregiver)

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Reviewed on 06/28/2013

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1.3/ 5
Reviewer: R. from McKinney, TX (caregiver)

End User Desc: female 68 years old has poor balance and weakness on right side arm and leg from 3 strokes 20 years ago

Strengths: portable and becuase it has the larger wheels available when out of the house, its easier for the user to have some control of where she wants to go when outside the house.

Weaknesses: would be interesting to see if the wheel locks were (also) on the handles as its not alwyas possible for the user to lock and unlock the 'weak' side without help. Difficult to adjust the wheel lock strength.

Reviewed on 08/17/2012

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1.0/ 5
Reviewer: R. from McKinney, TX

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Reviewed on 08/10/2012

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5
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5
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5
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5
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5.0/ 5
Reviewer: F. from Barboursville, WV (caregiver)

End User Desc: female, 136lbs, 72years old, can't walk

Strengths: Strength, weight, versitility

Weaknesses: there are none that we have found

Reviewed on 08/10/2012

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5.0/ 5
The best of both worlds!
Reviewer: C. from Flemming Island, FL (caregiver)

End User Desc: 86 yr old male recovering from broken hip, and 70 yr old caregiver/wife

Strengths: Both a transport chair and a wheel chair without compromising either. Light enough for me to lift in and out of my VW, especially if I take the big wheel off. Fold down back was a feature I hadn't anticipated, but really helps when moving it around. Took a few learning tries, but now the big wheels pop off as easily as the foot rests. We think it's great and are surprised none of his therapists knew about it. Found it almost by accident while shopping for a light weight chair, and almost didn't order it because it sounded too good to be true. We both love it!

Weaknesses: Like most wheel chairs the sling seat can be a bit uncomfortabe for long "sits." We got the gel seat at the same time and would suggest any one considering this chair -- or any other one -- do the same.

Reviewed on 07/29/2012

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5
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5
Ease of Use
 
5
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5.0/ 5
The best of both worlds!
Reviewer: C. from Flemming Island, FL (caregiver)

End User Desc: 86 yr old male recovering from broken hip, and 70 yr old caregiver/wife

Strengths: Both a transport chair and a wheel chair without compromising either. Light enough for me to lift in and out of my VW, especially if I take the big wheel off. Fold down back was a feature I hadn't anticipated, but really helps when moving it around. Took a few learning tries, but now the big wheels pop off as easily as the foot rests. We think it's great and are surprised none of his therapists knew about it. Found it almost by accident while shopping for a light weight chair, and almost didn't order it because it sounded too good to be true. We both love it!

Weaknesses: Like most wheel chairs the sling seat can be a bit uncomfortabe for long "sits." We got the gel seat at the same time and would suggest any one considering this chair -- or any other one -- do the same.

Reviewed on 07/29/2012

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4
Quality
 
4
Ease of Use
 
4
Meets Expectations
 
4
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4.0/ 5
Reviewer: W. from Kandiyohi, MN (caregiver)

End User Desc: 68 years old unable to walk

Strengths: able to take off the big wheels so that it will fit through some doors and that the back folds down for transport

Weaknesses: maybe not as strong as regular chair

Reviewed on 03/12/2012

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4
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4
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4.0/ 5
Reviewer: B. from Denver, CO (caregiver)

End User Desc: So much easier getting around with her

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Reviewed on 12/23/2011

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5
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4
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5
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4.8/ 5
GREAT CHAIR & PRICE
Reviewer: P. from Idaho Falls, ID (caregiver)

End User Desc: I like this chair as it does everything we ask it to do and is light weight as I can lift it into the trunk of the car. I am 78 years young.

Strengths: STABLE , EASY TO HANDLE MY WIFE WITH THE LARGER REAR WHEELS

Weaknesses: HEAVYER UPRIGHT POST THAT SLIDE UP AND DOWN WHEN FOLDING CHAIR.

Reviewed on 09/03/2010

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5.0/ 5
Reviewer: C. from Houston, TX

End User Desc: Progressive weakness as a result of post-polio syndrome.

Strengths: This chair (without the large wheels) is lighter than my previous transport chair. Even though the chair folds, the back provides support and is comfortable for long periods of time. I don't need the seat cushion I used in my old chair.

Weaknesses: When folded, the chair is not as compact as I would like. The large wheels must be removed to fit it in my car's trunk.

Reviewed on 08/19/2010

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Warranty Information for the Poly-Fly

Drive Medical Limited Lifetime Wheelchair Warranty

If you have a problem with your wheelchair, simply call one of our expert customer service representatives; SpinLife.com will have the parts shipped to you – free of charge. Every effort will be made to return your wheelchair to working condition in the shortest time possible.


The following parts will be repaired or replaced at our discretion, free of charge, for the following allowable time periods from the date of purchase.


Lifetime:

All Durable Parts


Exclusions:

Tires, Upholstery, other non-durable parts


All of the previous parts are covered for defect in material and/or workmanship. Any abuse or intentional misuse of the wheelchair will void the warranty.

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SpinLife Return Policy for the Poly-Fly

This item is covered by the SpinLife "Best on the Web" 30-Day Return Policy.

As stated in the full Return Policy, this item may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The item must be returned at the customer’s expense in the original packaging.
  • The item must be in new condition--no cracks, scratches or dirty tires.
  • A Return Authorization must be requested from SpinLife within 30 days of delivery.
  • Once the Return Authorization has been received from SpinLife, the product must be returned within 14 days to receive a refund.


If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

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