Recently one of our elderly customers mentioned lifting the wheelchair she uses to transport a relative into the back of her small car was hurting her back. I lifted the wheelchair myself in and out of her hatchback and was surprised at how heavy and unwieldy it was .
After some discussion, our customer bought a wheelchair rack from a Hawkes Bay company and asked us to fit a towbar to her car to mount the rack on. I have spoken to her recently and she has found the rack a much easier way of transporting the wheelchair.
The only drawback to date is she can only use the rack in fine weather till she gets a waterproof cover for the wheelchair made.
Megatyre, Browns Bay, North Shore, Auckland. www.megatyre.co.nz