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Lightweight LT-980
by Karman Healthcare (Model No. LT-980)

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With a weight of only 24 lbs. this is great for daily use and frequent transfers.

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Features

  • Height adjustable footplates
  • Adjustable wheel locks
  • Backrest carry pocket

Key Specs

    • Overall Width - Folded: 13.00"
  • Quick-Release Axles: No
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Weight: 24 lbs.
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Overview of the Lightweight LT-980

The Lightweight LT-980 from Karman Healthcare has a lightweight durable aluminum frame and weighs only 24 pounds (excluding the footrests), a feature you would only expect to find in a more expensive ultra-lightweight wheelchair. This a great option for those seeking a lightweight, portable wheelchair without all the complicated configuration options. It comes in an attractive black frame finish and an 18” seat width. Swing-away removable footrests are standard with elevating legrests as an optional upgrade. The backrest folds down making transporting this chair even easier.



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 Lightweight LT-980

Frame Type:    Folding
Overall Width - Folded:    13.00"
Seat Widths:    18"
Seat Depths:    17"
Overall Width:    26"
Overall Width Open - Add to Seat Width:    8.00"
Seat to Floor Heights:    19"
Hemi Height Option:    No
Angle-adjustable Back:    No
Fold-down back for easy transport:    Yes
Reclining Back Option:    No
Rear Wheel Size:    22"
Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option:    No
Quick-Release Axles:    No
One-Arm Drive Option:    No
Removable Legrests:    Yes
Expedited Shipping Available:    Yes

Manuals & Literature

Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 24 lbs.
Box 1
Shipping Weight: 35.00 lbs.
Length: 32.00"
Width: 13.00"
Height: 31.00"

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Lightweight LT-980 Customer Reviews

Our reviews are written by customers who have bought and used this item.
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5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
We wanted light weight and we got it!
Reviewer: B. from King William, VA (caregiver)

End User Desc: My 84 year old grandmother who had an above knee amputation in her 60's.

Strengths: The light weight design and customizable seat size. The hand grip wheels are also nice.

Weaknesses: It does not roll over unpaved surface well. For elderly people who live in rural areas this is a big problem.

Reviewed on 09/27/2013

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3
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
4
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4
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4.0/ 5
Reviewer: W. from Cambridge, MA

End User Desc:

Strengths: Light weight

Weaknesses: Foot pedals are too high for a tall person. AND the wrinkled wheel with groves is very hard on one's hand when pushing. Can the inner wheel be changed?

Reviewed on 09/21/2013

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3
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
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3
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4.0/ 5
Could be a little bit higher shoes raise the knees off the seat.
Reviewer: R. from Cupertino, CA

End User Desc: 98 years old, can walk but very slowly

Strengths: Light weight and easy to push someone.

Weaknesses: Seat could be a bit higher as when shoes are worn, the knees are over an inch higher that the seat. The size is fine for self-use, by not having the foot supports and a pair of slippers it is a good height to be able to control by one’s self. When shoes are worn sitting with ones legs up is not very lady like. My back is curved from age and I need something soft to sit against.

Reviewed on 09/16/2013

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4
Quality
 
4
Ease of Use
 
4
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4
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4.0/ 5
Reviewer: K. from New Albany, OH

End User Desc: 61, MS, using a walker for the most part. Plan to use wheelchair for extensive trips to make it easier on my caregiver (wife).

Strengths: light weight, ease of use.

Weaknesses: it doesn't quite fold up as flat as I hoped. But, the chair and my walker still fit in the trunk (barely).

Reviewed on 11/01/2012

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3
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4
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3.5/ 5
My wife likes this chair because it is light enough for her to easily handle loading in a rental car.
Reviewer: B. from Germantown, MD

End User Desc: I am a 61 year old male on full disability due to a degenerative neuro-muscular illness. I generally need a power chair to get around.

Strengths: Very light at 25lb for the price. Folds up small so easy for travel. It is low enough to propel with your feet which suited me well. Design of the chair is solid enough that I was not worried it would fail. My wife was delighted with the light weight aspect so she was willing to push me around.

Weaknesses: The price point is right for a chair that will only get occasional use, however I required a Roho cushion and lumbar support at that. Nothing is adjustable and the arm rests interfere with use of the hand rims. This chair would not be satisfactory for an independent full time manual chair user.

Reviewed on 10/21/2012

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Warranty Information for the Lightweight LT-980

KARMAN WHEELCHAIR 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Karman warrants the wheelchair main frame against defects in materials and workmanship for one year, including crossbraces, side frames, backrests frames), from purchase date, 6 months on parts.  This warranty is extended only to original purchasers of our products. Warranty is not transferable.  Parts or materials which are subject to normal wear and which must be replaced/repaired are the owner’s responsibility and are not covered by warranty. Arm pads and upholsteries are not covered by warranty.

If within such warranty period, any such product is proven to Karman’s satisfaction to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced at Karman's option. In no case are goods to be returned without first obtaining an R.M.A. (Returned Merchandise Authorization) number issued by Karman and that the part in question is returned insured with freight prepaid to Karman, within the period of warranty. Labor charge incurred in the installation or repair of the above-mentioned parts plus all freight charges are not included in the warranty.

If Karman does not have a completed Warranty Registration Card on file for the consumer’s product, then a copy of the invoice with date of purchase must be provided. The warranty period for the consumer commences on the purchase date from the seller.  The warranty is void on wheelchairs that have had the serial # tag removed or altered.

Products which have been subject to negligence, abuse, improper storage or handling, improper operation, unauthorized modifications or misuse are not covered by this warranty. Karman Healthcare will not warrant the frame or any parts damaged when the maximum weight limit is exceeded. Warranty applies in the U.S. only.

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SpinLife Return Policy for the Lightweight LT-980

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.


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