Winter tires for wheelchair

Heavy-tread tires on wheelchair facilitate outdoor driving in difficult terrain, such as sand or snow

User drives on wet dirt with heavy-tread tires on wheelchair
User drives on wet dirt with heavy-tread tires on wheelchair

Description
Heavy-tread tires for the rear wheels of the wheelchair.

Model: Pushrim with mountain bike tires from Panthera

Users comments
The disadvantage of the tires is that the users hands get very wet.
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center) will not pay for the tires. The user, who is a geologist, received them from the Social Insurance Agency as a work-related assistive device.

Made by
Panthera

Purchased from
Panthera, www.panthera.se/index-eng.html (last checked July 2017)

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Whose idea
The user’s

This tip is from 2009

User drives on sand with heavy-tread tires on wheelchair
User drives on sand with heavy-tread tires on wheelchair

Tipsare: Caroline

Caroline lives in an apartment and is working. She has a congenital disease (Ehlers-Danlos syndrom) which gives her fluctuating problems and pain in all her joints. Since 2000 she is using a wheelchair outdoors. She has homehelp 27 hours a month.