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Sentra HD 500

4.5  from 49 reviews
98% recommended

Best value for a 500 lb. weight capacity chair with great standard features.

Drive Medical

(Model No. HD500)

Product Overview
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The SpinLife Difference Includes:

Swing-Away Footrests

Removable Armrests

Seat Back Pocket

Wheel Locks

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Leaves Warehouse In:
3-5 Business Days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
Expedited Shipping:
2nd Day: $0.00
Overnight: $0.00
Leaves Warehouse In:
3-5 Business Days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
Expedited Shipping:
2nd Day: $0.00
Overnight: $0.00


  • Best value for a 500 lb. weight capacity
  • Durable, heavy gauge, reinforced upholstery
  • Padded armrests provide added patient comfort
  • Standard dual axle provides easy transition of seat to hemi-level
  • Precision sealed wheel bearings ensure long lasting performance and reliability

Key Specs

  • Quick-Release Axles: No
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Weight: 56 lbs.
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The Sentra HD 500 is built to last! If you have been searching for a wheelchair that caters to a clientele who desire a higher weight capacity, the Sentra HD 500 is the wheelchair for you!  The spacious wide seat can be ordered in two different widths: 22" or 24."  The seat is built with reinforced vinyl upholstery that remains supportive, even after extended use.  This chair comes standard with desk length armrests that can be removed for transfers in and out of the chair.  Desk length armrests allow the user to sit at a comfortable distance from most tables, while full length allows the user to maximize arm support. The Sentra HD 500 comes equipped with heavy duty, aluminum footplates that offer maximum support.

Why We Like it 

The Sentra HD 500 from Drive Medical is the ultimate heavy-duty wheelchair. It 's reinforced gussets at all the weight-bearing joints, dual crossbraces and heavy-duty casters; allow this chair to hold up to 500 lbs!. The upholstery is reinforced to keep it from sagging after extended use. It also has heavy duty, flat free, 8” front casters that are adjustable in three positions to ensure your ride is adjusted to your liking. The crossbraces that connect the frame allow the chair to be collapsed to a mere 13" wide, for easy storage.

What You Need to Know When Ordering

The Sentra HD 500 wheelchair will ship with standard curbside delivery to the location of your choosing. This unit ships in one package. The package contains the Sentra HD 500 wheelchair, and contains the swing-away legrests.  The legrests must be attached to the 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.

More Information on the Sentra HD 500



Overall Width: 31" to 32.5"
Seat Widths: 22"
Product Weight: 56 lbs.
Legrest Options: Elevating
Swing Away
Quick-Ship: Yes
Seat to Floor Heights: 17.5" to 21"
Frame Type: Folding
Seat Depths: 18"
Hemi Height Option: Yes
Back Height: 18"
Angle-adjustable Back: No
Fold-down back for easy transport: No
Reclining Back Option: No
Rear Wheel Size: 24"
Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option: No
Quick-Release Axles: No
One-Arm Drive Option: No
Upholstery Options: No
Armrest Options: Height Adjustable
Removable Legrests: Yes
Expedited Shipping Available: No
Product Weight Range: 30 lbs or more

Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 56 lbs.
Box 1
Shipping Weight: 62.00 lbs.
Length: 33.07"
Width: 12.99"
Height: 38.19"

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Sentra HD 500 Reviews

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98% of reviewers recommend this

These reviews are from SpinLife customers who have purchased and used the Sentra HD 500.

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Warranty Information

Drive Medical Limited Lifetime Wheelchair Warranty

If you have a problem with your wheelchair, simply call one of our expert customer service representatives; 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.


All Durable Parts


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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Return Policy

  • The following conditions apply:
    • This item has a 15% Restocking Fee.
    • You are responsible for the cost of return shipping. The product must new and unused and in the original packaging.
    • All accessories and items that were included in the box must be returned. 
    • Items canceled after the product has already shipped will be considered a return.
    • Delivery and service fees are not refundable.
    • Mattresses ordered with beds are non-returnable.
    • Custom-made by the manufacturer to suit your specific needs are non-returnable.
    • An RA (Return Authorization) from SpinLife must be requested within 30 days of delivery.
    • The item must be shipped back to the address noted on the RA within 15 days.
    • Once approved, your refund, minus any restocking and freight fees, will be issued to your original form of payment.

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

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