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Viper Plus Full Reclining
by Drive Medical (Model No. PLA4)

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So many great standard features, all you need to do is choose your seat width and armrests type.

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Features

  • State-of-the-art hydraulic reclining mechanism
  • Flip-back desk or full length padded armrests
  • Composite Mag-style wheels are lightweight and maintenance free
  • Nylon upholstery resists bacteria and mildew
  • Standard dual axles for hemi seat height

Key Specs

  • Quick-Release Axles: No
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Weight: 46 lbs.
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Overview of the Viper Plus Full Reclining

The Drive Medical Viper Plus Full Reclining Wheelchair has a carbon steel frame that is double coated with chrome and it is available in 14", 16", 18" and 20" seat widths. The frame is durable, strong and chip-proof and the upholstery is a heavy gauge black nylon that resists mildew and bacteria. The chair features flip-back arms available in either desk or full length.

Swing-away elevating legrests with composite footplates that are durable and lightweight are also standard.  The front caster forks are adjustable in three positions and the casters and rear tires are a lightweight urethane which give a smooth ride. The Viper Plus also has standard dual axles that provide an easy transition from seat to hemi-height for self propelling.



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 Viper Plus Full Reclining

Frame Type:    Folding
Seat Widths:    14"
16"
18"
20"
Seat Depths:    14"
16"
18"
Overall Width:    22.5-28"
Overall Width Open - Add to Seat Width:    8.00"
Seat to Floor Heights:    15.5-19.5"
Hemi Height Option:    Yes
Angle-adjustable Back:    No
Fold-down back for easy transport:    Yes
Reclining Back Option:    Yes
Rear Wheel Size:    24"
Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option:    No
Quick-Release Axles:    No
One-Arm Drive Option:    No
Removable Legrests:    Yes
Expedited Shipping Available:    Yes

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Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 46 lbs.
Box 1
Shipping Weight: 61.05 lbs.
Length: 41.00"
Width: 33.00"
Height: 15.00"

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Viper Plus Full Reclining Customer Reviews

Our reviews are written by customers who have bought and used this item.
Features
 
4
Quality
 
4
Ease of Use
 
4
Meets Expectations
 
4
Overall
 
4.0/ 5
good value
Reviewer: B. from Hamilton, OH (caregiver)

End User Desc: age 83; dementia resident in nursing home

Strengths: reclining feature helps patient rest better

Weaknesses: the hydraulics could be heavier duty and lock into place more securely.

Reviewed on 03/24/2012

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5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
A very well made product.
Reviewer: B. from Severn, MD (caregiver)

End User Desc: A 73 year old who has MS and is totally disabled.

Strengths: The capability of the wheelchair to fully recline.

Weaknesses: No weaknesses noted.

Reviewed on 03/07/2012

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5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
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5
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5.0/ 5
Given it to do over, I would purchase this chair again.
Reviewer: B. from Mesa, AZ (caregiver)

End User Desc: end-stage Alzheimer's; completely immobile.

Strengths: the "recliner" aspect is great for the comfort of the user.

Weaknesses: none that I can think of

Reviewed on 08/10/2011

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5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
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5
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5.0/ 5
Reviewer: B. from CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (caregiver)

End User Desc: My wife limited to where we go; 60; needs spinal fusion but does not want; fibromyalgia; pronating feet

Strengths: ease of use and the availability of different larger seat sizes to pick from

Weaknesses: No brief little paper instructions on how to attach/detach adjustable legs (unless that's found in the support section!)

Reviewed on 07/27/2011

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Features
 
4
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
4.8/ 5
very happy with this product
Reviewer: B. from South Hadley, MA (caregiver)

End User Desc: my 94 yr. old father is the user; he can no longer walk and spends all day in his chair. He is 6'4" tall.

Strengths: It's heavy duty for a tall large man; it reclines for comfort & changing position, it handles easily for caregiver, folds ups for transport; has extended seat depth size for tall person; feels sturdy

Weaknesses: patient cannot change recline angle of chair while sitting in it; it has to be done from behind; the leg rests are a bit short for my 6'4" father's legs

Reviewed on 07/14/2011

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Warranty Information for the Viper Plus Full Reclining

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 Viper Plus Full Reclining

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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Discontinued

Discontinued

The product that you were searching for is either discontinued by the manufacturer, or no longer available at SpinLife.com.
To find a comparable product at SpinLife.com please click here or call our product professionals at 800-850-0335.