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Lightweight LT-980

by Karman Healthcare (Model No. LT-980)
With a weight of only 24 lbs. this is great for daily use and frequent transfers.

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  • 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

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 outside of right hip to outside of left 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.

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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

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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Warranty Information for the Lightweight LT-980


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.

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

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