Tow line

Tow line for wheelchair users during walks in the woods

User is towed
User is towed

Description
A line is tied to the wheelchair’s foot bar with a bowline, which is easy to tie and untie (see photos 2 and 3). The line is about 3 meters long. A wooden handle is attached to the other end of the line. When the user is out in the woods with his wife she pulls him with the line over uneven ground and on steep slopes.

Users comments
The user’s wife feels it is uncomfortable to push the wheelchair. She gets back pain. She feels it is much easier to pull. The line cannot be much shorter, or the wheelchair would be lifted up. The user always has the line with him.

Made by
The user

Purchased from
Sport and outdoor recreation store

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-skjutpinne-till-rullstol-845.html

This tip is from 2006

User ties a bowline knot
User ties a bowline knot
Instructions for tying a bowline
Instructions for tying a bowline
User with tow line rolled up
User with tow line rolled up

Tipsare: Lars

Lars lives togeher with his wife in a house in the countryside. He is working part time. Since 1967 he has a high paraplegia. He does not need any assistance.