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TUFFY HEMI 897 (MODELS 897, 897E, 897N, 897NE, 897W, & 897WE)     

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Picture of TUFFY HEMI 897 (MODELS 897, 897E, 897N, 897NE, 897W, & 897WE) The Tuffy Hemi 897 is a heavy duty, folding manual wheelchair designed for use by short adults with lower extremity, mobility or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury, as well as amputees and those who propel a wheelchair by foot. In addition to the standard 897 model, this wheelchair comes in narrow (models 897N and 897NE) and wide (models 897W and 897WE) versions. FRAME (HxLxW): 34 x 41 or 43 x 24, 26, or 28 inches. The folded dimensions (LxW) are 30 x 11.5 inches. The chrome-plated, lightweight folding frame has composite side panels. Anti-tippers and an anti-folding device are optional. SEAT (LxWxH): 16 x 16, 18, or 20 x 18 inches. A non-removable 16.75-inch high back is standard. A seatbelt and headrest extension are optional. UPHOLSTERY: Dark blue sling upholstery of padded breathable nylon. ARMRESTS: Removable desk-length padded armrests are standard. BRAKES: Adjustable toggle wheel locks are standard. Wheel lock extension tubes and a one-arm drive are optional. CASTERS: 6 x 1 inch casters with lightweight polyurethane tires. WHEELS: 20 x 1 inch rear molded wheels with lightweight polyurethane tires are standard. Pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with airless inserts are optional. Composite handrims are standard; projection handrims and a one arm drive are optional. FOOTRESTS: Cam-action swing-away detachable footrests and padded legrests are standard. Front riggings extend from 14 to 19 inches. Elevating legrests (noted with an "E" in the model number) are available. Leg straps and an anti-theft lock for front riggings are optional. OPTIONS: Amputee adaptor; anti-theft bar; wheelchair tray; IV rod attachment; and oxygen tank holder. CAPACITY: 220 pounds (models 897, 897E, 897N, and 897NE) or 280 pounds (models 897W, and 897WE). WEIGHT: 39 pounds (models 897N and 897NE); 40 pounds (models 897 and 897E); or 42 pounds (models 897W and 897WE).

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This product record was updated on February 24, 2007.

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Tuffcare, Inc.

4999 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, California 92807
United States
Telephone: 800-367-6160 or 714-632-3999.
Fax: 714-632-3998.

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