Dianne Arbec is delighted with her new custom Orange Flame paint job on her Redman Chief 107 ZRx. Dianne had her choice of all the power chairs in the available, and she chose a Redman. Why? She wanted a chair with lots of power and maneuverability, and the Chief 107 ZRx has the best in its class.
Redman Power Chair will be showcasing the 3013 Chief 107 ZRx at the New York Metro Abilities Expo; if you or any one you know will be in the area May 3-4, come on by to see the latest and greatest advancements in standing power wheelchairs. Here’s Where We’ll Be Located: Booth 723 To learn more about the Abilities Expo, who it benefits, and to see what other vendors will be there, check out their website for the New York Metro times, dates, and vendors at www.abilitiesexpo.com/newyork . See you all there!
- 24 April 2013
Redman Power Chair will be at the ABIL (Arizona Bridge for Independent Living)’s 4th Annual Disability Empowerment Center 2013 Health and Wellness Fair this Friday and Saturday April 26-27. Attendance is FREE and it is an excellent fair that delivers multiple education and exhibitions to the public about various disabilities and illness. Redman Power Chair will be among the exhibitors and would love to see you stop by for fun, prizes, and great food! The Health and Wellness Fair will be at the Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) of AZ Campus, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Visit http://www.abil.org/Wellness2013 to learn more about the fair and get the two day schedule. See you there!
- 22 April 2013
When you are in the market for a power chair there are a lot of questions and it’s not always easy to know what you are looking for. Though we stand by our chair 100%, it might not be right for everyone. In any case, we put together 8 things to look for in a power chair to help you find your perfect fit: 1Comfort – In many cases a power chair is someone’s only form of mobility and spending a lot of time in one warrants a chair that is comfortable to avoid potential troubles like pressure sores or overall discomfort. Make sure your power chair has the comfort and support you need so as to not interfere with your power chair experience. 2Adjustability – If you are in a power chair all day, it is important to have one that adjusts because the health benefits of standing are enormous–even chairs that tilt can offer much relief on the other parts of the body. Adjustability can be an excellent means of therapy if you are always in your chair. 3Shear Mechanism – Shear is friction on the skin caused by being dragged across a surface and a chair that reduces shear is much more comfortable. If your chair adjusts, look for one with a good shearing mechanisms so your chair moves with you and not against you. 4 Speed – If you are only using your power chair at home, speed doesn’t matter much. If you like to get out, ask about how fast your chair can go if you are interested in speed; some go up to 11 mph and a few are able to go off road too! 5Trained Staff and Technicians – Buying a power chair is much more personal than buying a car so look [...]
- 07 March 2013
It’s that time again! Redman Power Chair will be at the Abilities Expo in Los Angles this March 15th-17th. We will be bringing our latest model, the 2013 Chief 107-ZRx for you to experience for yourself. Stop by our booth and talk to us about all of the new features of our latest model, take it for a spin, and learn about all of the new and exciting things to come at Redman Power Chair. Here’s where we will be located: The Abilities Expo is always an excellent place for innovative vendors to showcase products that can truly enhance the lives of those with disabilities. Come see what the Redman Power Chair can do for you and how it can increase your well-being and change your life. We know there are a lot of power chairs out there today but we want to show you why the Redman Power Chair is the COMPLETE mobility solution; It stands, tilts, reclines, adjusts to your body positions, maintains great speed, conquers tough terrain, and more… Check out these pictures of excited participants in the Redman 2013 Chief 107-ZRx from the Atlanta Expo: For more information about the Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, times, location, and the vendor list, visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/losangeles/index.html
Sam Redman and Terry Murphy are headed to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the Abilities Expo. You can see the new 2013 Chief 107-ZRx in action, talk with the team and try it out for yourself. The abilities expo is the perfect opportunity to compare all the power chairs in one place. You can see them up close, drive them, and compare each chair feature for feature and see for yourself what’s best for you and your needs. If you live in the Atlanta area, we look forward to seeing you! Stop by booth 613 to say hello and to try the new 2013 Redman Power Chair Chief 107-ZRx.
- 31 January 2013
Redman Power Chair proudly introduces the new Power2Go Automotive Charging System. It’s the first “fast” charging system for all models of the Redman Power Chair, and is also compatible with any power chair with a 3 prong connector. The new vehicle charging system allows you to charge your power chair on the go with a full 8 amps of power, far more than any auto charger available today. It plugs into any 12 volt vehicle outlet, and amazingly charges at the same rate as most home chargers. The Power2Go Automotive charger is available now by calling 1-800-727-6684, Ext. 1, promt 2.
- 28 January 2013
Redman Advances the 20 Year Legacy with the New Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Chair From the leaders of standing technology comes the latest advancement in the 20 year legacy. Redman Power Chair introduces the 2013 model of the already jaw-dropping Chief 107-ZRx to kick off the New Year. New features and an incredibly sleek design improve on the Chief 107-ZRx and introduce the new face of standing power chairs. The look and feel of the Redman image has shifted into the New Year with a more modern and eye-catching image complete with a redesigned website that is contemporary and sleek, much like the chair itself. Explore the website to see the changes and watch a preview video of the new model. The focus of the Redman team this year is to continue to provide top-rate service and products, and to additionally show that they are working diligently to improve each year. The folks at Redman Power Chair have been working on only one model for the past 20 years and it has surely come a long way since the first Chief 107-ZRx. Some of the new features of the 2013 model include: new extreme seat angle with “low” seat height in rear (just 15”), new “high-leg” design which raises 5” higher with improved ergonomics, new “Bull Frog” forks and wheels, a smaller battery box, and much much more. In addition to the 2013 Chief 107-ZRx, Redman plans to partner up with other providers to expand on useful products that can enhance the lives of their chair users. Keep an eye out for these changes as well and expect the same quality in products as anything with the Redman name on it. In upholding Redman’s value of excellent service, reliable products, and innovative technology, their new look has shifted into 2013 seamlessly. [...]
- 20 December 2012
We’d like to take a moment to say thank you for all your support this year. We’ve had a great year thanks to our loyal customers, and the new year promises to be filled with wonderful new things from Redman Power Chair. We haven’t been idle…we’ve been working on our future, and the new year will usher exciting new changes. We have a lot of new accessories available for the Chief 107ZRx that have never been seen! We’ll be rolling those out just after the first of the year. These new accessories are made to enhance the quality of your life, and will be available for all of our chairs. The Redman team will be traveling to more trade shows in the new year, too, so you’ll have an opportunity to visit with us in person and see the latest features.
The Medicare review board has determined that the Redman Standing Power Chair has “tilt in space” functionality, a feature with crucial health benefits covered by them, but the Redman Power Chair has so much more. You know that the features in the Redman Power Chair are what sets it apart from its competition, the chair comes equipped with a plethora of features STANDARD and has numberous additional options to choose from, but one standard option has benefits that even insurance companies recognize as important, tilt in space. In order to determine if this is a good fit for you, you might ask yourself what is tilt in space functionality? Why do I need it, and how does traditional tilt differ from what the Redman Power Chair can do? Tilt in space is a technology on some power chairs and wheelchairs that rotates the chair on its base so that pressure is redistributed from one area of the body to another while maintaining the angles the body is in. It can be an excellent means of increasing skin perfusion by relieving pressure and allowing weight to be distributed in different areas of the body, reducing the risk of postural collapse, and increasing lung capacity. But because the body stays in the same position, the user is unable to get the full benefit of stretching, reclining, and even tilting while standing, all standard features of the Redman Power Chair. Traditional tilt does not truly reposition your body, it only changes your place in space. Not only does the Redman Power Chair have tilt in space technology, but it offers standing tilt and weight-bearing tilt features that deliver even more benefits to its users among other features and specifications. Weight-bearing tilts slow down the progression of osteoporosis by allotting pressure to different joints [...]
- 19 November 2012
With the holidays right around the corner, everyone is scrambling to get their holiday shopping taken care of, and fast. Having a solid plan of action can be an extremely beneficial component in making sure your shopping experience is a positive one, because shopping in a power chair or wheelchair has its perks and setbacks. Keep these tips in mind so as to not be overwhelmed and overburdened with this holiday task. 1. Sleep Well Nothing can prepare us better for the following morning than the night before, and nothing beats a good night’s rest. Though your feet might not get tired in your Redman Power Chair, you can still wear yourself out, and your good holiday cheer can turn into the ba-humbug’s pretty quickly when you’re tired. 2. Be Prepared Make a list, stick to it, research the stores you are going to before you go there and map out where the products are located so that you can get in and out quickly. If you have a smart phone, there are several resources for locating products in a store, try Good Guide, and ShopSavy. These apps let you scan a barcode and not only will it tell you exactly where in the store that item is located, but whether or not the price is right. 3. Keep Sustained Before you head out, make sure you eat a balanced breakfast and pack yourself a snack for later on in the day if you don’t plan on stopping for a meal. Trail mixes and Smart Water are great tools to keep on hand. Nuts offer an excellent source of protein, and Smart Water has electrolytes to keep your body working to the best of its ability. Keep yourself hydrated and full to maintain energy throughout the day. And don’t forget take frequent [...]
Join the Redman Power Chair Team at the 2012 Abilities Expo in San Jose, CA November 16th, 17th and 18th. The Abilities Expo showcases innovative technologies by companies that offer disability products that enhance the lives of those with disabilities, their families, their caretakers, and physical therapists alike. This Abilities Expo will be the home of an extremely valuable event for its participants jam-packed with speakers, workshops, performances, products and more. Visit the Redman team and take a look at our latest model, we would love to show you what makes our chair special and help you get into one of your own. Imagine the Freedom-Drive, Tilt, and Stand in the Redman Chief 107ZRX Power Standing Wheelchair. With its smaller footprint, the Chief 107 – ZRX provides the end user with a tailor made wheelchair of superior quality and is hand built to your exact specifications in the U.S.A. The result is a power chair that moves you in a whole new way; it stands, reclines, tilts and power elevates your legs effortlessly. Let us show you how… To locate the Redman team, For more information, visit: http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/sanjose/ To register: http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/sanjose/vregister.html
- 31 October 2012
Brian has a rich history with motorcycle design, fabrications, and repair, all excellent skills that carry over well to our fabrication team. Brian is currently training to “kit” the chairs, which is where we bring all the parts together for assembly. He’s a real team player and we are very happy to have him on board. Rosa is bilingual and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge of insurance processes, having a background in medical billing. Rosa is a certified coder, and is proficient in medical terminology, an important skill when working to get insurance approvals for new Redman Power Chair users!
It has been proven that standing exercises and therapies drastically improve the quality of life of power chair users, but it can often be a trivial task determining exactly what therapy or standing device is right for them. For many, a standing frame is the answer, but in too many cases, patients tire of standing frames because of the difficult task to transfer into them and lack of mobility. The Redman Power Chair team provides a product that eliminates the problems of the standing frame and gives its users more independence and access to a way of life they never thought possible. What is a Standing Frame? The Standing Frame or Stander is an assistive technology that allows disabled person into the standing position. Users generally need assistance to transfer themselves into the frame while in the sitting position and utilize a range of controls to maneuver into the standing position. Standing frames like EasyStand and StandAid are an innovative form of technology used in hospitals, rehabs, and in-home, and can be used as exercise or stretching equipment. Standing frames come in several different makes and models and offer varied positions. If you haven’t yet, read about the health benefits of standing to truly understand the benefit and impact these devices have on their users and take a look at this: Participants in a study by advanceweb.com lost almost no bone mineral density when being involved in early loading exercises (like standing) as opposed to 6.9-9.4% loss in sedentary patients According to CNN, insulin works 40% better when our muscles are firing, and they do so when standing Getting spinal injury patients into the upright position daily is beneficial for circulation and kidney function – Professor Jan Ritchie from UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine Though they are a [...]
The Redman Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair vs. the Permobil C500 VS, the Levo C3, & Lifestand LSC – Review08 October 2012
Head to Head, the Redman Standing Power Wheelchair beats out its competition in every category. From speed to ground clearance, to flexibility, Redman stands tall. Dare to compare the Redman Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair vs. the Permobil C500 VS, the Levo C3, & Lifestand LSC to its competition and see how they measure up. It’s Compact: Width Dimensions Redman 23″ Permobil 26″ Levo 25″ Lifestand 26.5″ Seat Height Redman 17″ (no charge option) Permobil 18.5″ Levo 18″ Lifestand 20″ Ground Clearance Redman 4″ Permobil, Levo, & Lifstand 3″ It Moves With You: Leg Elevation Redman Standard 90 degrees Permobil Standard 90 degrees Levo only 35 degree tilt Lifestand No tilt Power Recline Redman Standard Permobil Yes Levo ONly 35 degree tilt Lifestand Only 20 degree tilt It’s Fast and Efficient and Guaranteed: Max Speed Redman 9 MPH Permobil 6.5 MPH Levo 6 MPH Lifestand 5 MPH Max User Weight Redman 350 LBS. (With optional heavy duty construction) Permobil 220 LBS. Levo 310 LBS. Lifestand 285 LBS. Warranty Redman 1 year parts and labor (Including wear components) Permobil 2 years parts, no labor Levo 2 years mechanical 1 year electrical 2 years parts no labor Lifestand 2 years parts no labor Standing Power Chair Price Redman $29,995 (When ordered direct and pre-paid) Permobil $43,000 Levo $36,500 Lifestand $21,995 (Cannot be comparably equipped) Request a free Demo and test drive the Chief 107 ZRx today and find out for yourself why we are the choice for so many discerning customers.
- 27 September 2012
Did you know that Congress recently declared September 2012 as Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month? SCI Awareness Month was just passed as a resolution by the Senate this year in July. We are glad that the general public is being made aware of such an important issue. How important? Every 48 seconds a new individual is affected by a spinal cord injury, and did you know that approximately 200,000 people in the US alone have this type of injury? The Redman Power Chair team, manufacturer of the world’s highest quality Standing Mobility device wants to raise awareness and offer some valuable resources for SCI patients and their families. What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries? Motor vehicle accidents Violent attacks Diseases Falls Sports injuries Head Trauma A Spinal Cord Injury not only completely changes the way a person lives their life but can also weigh heavily on their families’ lives both financially and emotionally. Having access to the best and most reliable information is key to living a healthy happy life for you and your family. The following is a list of SCI resources that we’ve put together. Many of the organizations listed have been around over ten years. Spinal-Cord Injury Resources: NSCIA PoinTIS Paralyzed Veterans of America NARIC New Mobility Magazine Access-Able Travel Source SIRC SCVMC RRC Rancho Los Amigos TIRR Memorial Hermann https://www.nscisc.uab.edu/PublicDocuments/fact_figures_docs/Facts%202012%20Feb%20Final.pdf
- 25 September 2012
Redman Power Chair and our newest customer testimonial video by Bob Nedens was mentioned in a news article from Agora Financial’s “Breakthrough Technology Alert”. Here is the snippet and the video: “Imagine how much better off we would be today if the resources wasted on the stimulus had gone into innovation. It’s innovation, after all, that creates growth and sustainable employment. I’m not sure which group irritates me more, the promoters of big government spending or the short attackers who are using the UCSD study to scare investors away from regenerative medicine. Both groups are slowing human progress while prolonging and multiplying suffering.Just to put a human face on this real struggle we are fighting against ignorance, I’d like to tell you about my cousin’s husband, Bob Nedens. Nine years ago, he was an active horseman and private pilot. An off-road accident crushed his spine. Today, he’s quadriplegic, though he has begun to recover some movement because his spine is injured, but intact. Bob has never lost hope or his love of life, and he works hard on his therapies. He also has the benefit of new technologies that make his life far better than it would have been not long ago. For years, he and his wife have raved about his Redman power chair . Because he lives on a ranch located in very rugged portion of the Crow Indian Reservation, power chairs that would suffice in city conditions won’t do the job. He needs an “off-road” power chair Chief 107ZRx. I’ve seen him use it, via a command menu controlled by a breathing tube. It’s pretty remarkable, and it wouldn’t be possible without recent advances in computer technology. We’re all grateful for that technology, but regenerative medicine will someday cure spinal cord injuries. Fully severed spinal cords present far more [...]
- 24 September 2012
The wheelchair has been around since the late 16th century and no one can deny the amazing effect it has had on the disabled community. It has given those with challenged mobility the ability to be self sufficient, and to go where they had trouble going before. Advances in the wheelchair and standing frames have brought us to the amazing technologies our time has to offer. Though these advances are a huge milestone for many, a typical wheelchair and standing frame can often be problematic for the user. Redefining the wheelchair is the key, and the Redman Standing Power Wheelchair does just that. Here’s how: No More Restrictions The Redman Standing Power Wheelchair offers a vast range of positioning that the traditional wheelchair cannot match–this means fewer restrictions and more freedom. Standing – Redman Power Chair users have the unique ability of being able to not only stand, but to move while standing. Utilizing the standing position offers invaluable health benefits (click to learn about the health benefits of standing wheelchairs). It also means having eye-to-eye conversations with others and also means having the ability to reach for things without the help of another person. Redman Power Wheelchair users are independent and able to see life from an angle standard wheelchair users cannot. Reclining – The Redman Standing Power Wheelchair is unique in that it gives you the ability to recline. Being able to recline means better comfort for your back and torso by allowing it to rest from the sitting position. It also means easier transfer. Redman’s chair compensates for body movement and its arms adjust automatically during the reclining process so that you can easily transfer directly from the laying position onto a bed with less effort than with a traditional chair. Stretching – Due to the amazing [...]
- 17 September 2012
Greg Birt and his wife couldn’t be happier to have a Redman Chief 107-ZRx, look at those smiles. Greg is from Texas, and everything is bigger in Texas, including Greg, now that he is standing in his new Redman chair. Greg is almost 6’5″ and hasn’t stood in many years–no wonder his wife is smiling. Greg researched other chairs but once he got behind the wheel of our new Chief, he was set. We believe Greg and his wife will have a new outlook now that Greg is standing again. This could be the first step toward a brand new life. Greg enjoys the ability of his new Chief to get him around outdoors, to breathe fresh air, to traverse uneven terrain, and to add new value to his life. Our wish is for the smiles to never end for Greg and his wife and we are excited to hear what Greg is doing in his Redman chair.
- 13 September 2012
The Redman team will be at the “I Am Active Expo” in Phoenix AZ October 5th and 6th at the Disability Empowerment Center in Arizona Campus located at 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Come by, visit our booth and check out the Redman Chief 107-ZRx and all its features. The “I Am Active Expo” showcases innovative technologies that enhance the lives of those with disabilities with products ranging from accessible vehicles to ramps, to accessories and tools. We are looking forward to showing off the Redman Standing Power Wheelchair, give demos, and to check out some cool technology. Join us, we would love to see you there! For more information visit: http://www.abil.org/expo2012
- 11 September 2012
James “Bengal” Bessent recently received his new Redman Chief 107-ZRx Blackhawk edition with a custom urban-camo paint job in orange. Check it out. We haven’t asked James but we think he could be a Bengal’s fan, what do you think? James graduated from a typical body positioning chair, an Invacare TDX to one with “chairapy”. Important to note in James case, and many others, he also had a mobility standing frame that wasn’t getting utilized due to its inability to move, difficulty transferring, and boredom. With the Redman chair, James can adjust himself in countless positions increasing blood flow and giving him the ability to move, stretch, bend, and flex. We believe James is going to enjoy this season with his new Redman chair.
- 04 September 2012
Keep It Clean. Like anything that has moving parts, your Redman Power Chair should be cleaned from time to time. You can use a spray bottle with soapy water for general cleaning, but take care to not get water in or around the electronics, motors, and connecters. For tougher cleaning, you can use a small amount of WD-40. Use computer dust-off to keep all the dust from accumulating on moving parts. Keep It Lubricated. Use WD-40 liberally on all of the hinged points and sewing machine oil where indicated in your manual. It’s good to lubricate every 30 days, or as needed when you hear a squeak. Remember this rule of thumb: If it is squeaking it is wearing. Keep It Charged. If you are using your chair every day you should be charging every day. A typical charge will take 8 hours. Try to never drive in the red zone on your charge indicator to avoid getting stranded without power. Driving in the red zone will unduly shorten the life of your battery. Keep It Cool. Our power chair can take a lot of abuse, but like anything, heat can take a toll. When maneuvering in tight places on soft surfaces (especially carpeting) you are using incredible amounts of energy and that equals heat. That heat will shorten the life of the motor and controller on you power chair. The key to a long life for your power chair is to minimize this kind of use. Do you have a question on how to keep your Redman Power Chair humming? Got a suggestion of your own? Let us know in the comments below!
We want to share a heart warming story from Nancy Devore, who recently received her new Blackhawk power chair. Thanks for sharing Nancy! “Our daughter Shelby’s wedding was two weeks ago at our farm. Just thought you would enjoy these pics. We really wanted to thank “The Redman Family” for designing the Redman Power chair . There weren’t too many dry eyes on the dance ‘field” when it came time for Rob and me to share the spotlight and dance at our daughter’s wedding.” ~Nancy Devore
- 22 August 2012
Lucy Currier of Birmingham, UK has her head in the clouds after receiving her new Redman Standing Wheelchair. Her eyes sparkled like diamonds after she got professionally fitted by Sam Redman, who made the special trip to deliver her chair. Lucy replaced her old Permobil power chair with a new Redman Chief 107ZRx after an exhaustive search for the perfect chair. What drew her to our chair was the ability to stand, our low seat height, the small foot-print, and mid-wheel drive capability. In her words, she likes our chair because “it’s not so big and it doesn’t feel like a clunker.” More importantly, Lucy liked the drive and the ride, especially on the uneven streets of her town. In the UK, the sidewalks are quite old and uneven, making it a challenge for even the most sturdy of chairs. The Redman Chief 107ZRx performed perfectly because of its uneven ground compensation and four wheel suspension, making Lucy’s ride faster, smoother, and with greater response and control. We are very pleased with how she looked and fit in her new Redman power chair.
- 07 August 2012
The quality of a Redman Power Chair is built in, not added on, and it all starts with the back-bone of the Chief 107 ZRx, the frame. We struggle with simply using the word frame, because it truly means so much more. Our frame is uniquely one piece that is tailored for each individual user according to their unique physical needs. Our approach to building the very best power chair available is not cheap. It’s taken over 20 years to perfect one design, completely integrating the unique design features of the Redman Power Chair, to give you a unified design that out-performs any other reclining, standing power chair. It’s built by a family owned company right here in the USA. We don’t add standing on as a feature…it’s built in. Want to recline? We designed and built it in from the beginning. Is this more expensive to build? You bet it is. But it’s worth it to have the durability and vastly improved performance. A Redman Power Chair has the smallest footprint of any reclining, standing power chair, allowing you to access your environment in ways you never thought possible. Indoors, outdoors, in your vehicle, at the office, and even in small, hard to navigate places like the bathroom. We think it’s a thing of beauty. And it all starts with a frame. The backbone of the Chief 107 ZRx Redman Power Chair. Click here for a free demo.
- 10 July 2012
Mike Murphy is celebrating 14 years of employment with Redman Power Chair. His time as a customer service technical adviser has shown us just how much Mike values working with Redman customers. When something needs to be done, Mike is a roll-your-sleeves-up kind of guy that we can always count on to get things done. We are proud to celebrate this milestone with Mike, and we look forward to the next 14 years!
Wayne did a lot of searching to find the right chair for his needs, and in the end he chose the Redman Chief 107ZRx power chair from all the others he looked at. The key factors in his decision were comfort and quality. Wayne test drove the Permobil C500 Stander power chair and felt it was big, bulky, and did not meet his needs. Wayne had this to say about his new power chair: ”I wanted a chair that’s going to last, that’s of good quality parts, good service…and I think I’ve got the right…I KNOW I’ve got the right system.” He goes on to say, “You don’t need to look any further. The Redman Power Chair is the best one on the market.” Enjoy this video of Wayne’s entire testimonial, and then give us a call to schedule a free demo of the Redman Chief 107ZRx power chair to experience it for yourself. Watch the Interview Watch the Video on YouTube
America’s top-selling standing wheelchair is providing a new resource for customers with a bit of do-it-yourself-flare. By popular demand, the Redman Power Chair company has created the first of many online videos covering small repairs and maintenance to its power wheelchair. “We’ve always been proud of our reliability and commitment to high customer service, but there are times when the customer simply wants to do repairs and upgrades themselves,” says Sam Redman, Founder and Sales Manager of Redman Power Chair. “Customers have been asking for a way to do simple repairs more quickly and on their own and these videos will serve as a very useful resource to those folks,” continued Redman. “We are pleased to have them available for download on our website at http://www.redmanpowerchair.com.” About Redman Power Chair With headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., Redman Power Chair has pioneered the standing wheelchair and reclining wheelchair providing innovative solutions for standing and mobility solutions for over 20 years. As seen on Manufacturing Marvels with John Criswell during the Freedom Watch program on FOX Business Network, the power chair moves you in a whole new way—it stands, reclines, tilts and power-elevates your legs effortlessly and is completely customized. The Redman Power Chair is available nationwide. More information can be found at http://www.redmanpowerchair.com or by contacting Sam Redman at 520-546-6002 or 1-800-727-6684, option1, then option 2.
Redman Power Chair is pleased to announce a free upgrade to certain users of our power wheelchairs. Previous user feedback lead us to a new, quieter real stabilizer wheel that we are proud to now offer for free to any user with a 2″ x 4″ wheel on their current chair. It’s important to us that our users have a great experience with our chairs, so after testing this new wheel we are ecstatic to say it dramatically reduces noise generated by the old rear stabilizer wheels. We believe this is such an improvement, we are offering a FREE upgrade to our customers. Installation is easy, too! With just a few household tools and existing hardware, the change will take just a few minutes. To get your new set of wheels, simply call (800) 727-6684, option 1, then option 2. Your wheels should arrive in about a week.
Jeff Norris, our systems engineer, is standing with 11 new Redtail power chairs, fresh out of production and ready to be delivered. Jeff has been responsible for enhancing the safety and durability of our product and the continuation of innovation that is the hallmark of the Redman line of reclining/standing wheelchairs.
We saw an article today on Consumer.Healthday.com about wheelchair breakdowns increasing and we wanted to address some key points from the article. In the article (which you can read here) results from a recent study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation showed that “roughly 53% of wheelchair users reported at least one breakdown requiring repairs within six months – up from 45% between 2004 and 2006.” The study was based on results from 700 people with a spinal cord injury. We at Redman Power Chair think this is a sad commentary on the state of the wheelchair market. What this research suggests is that some of our competitors are selling on price alone, resulting in lower quality chairs that they know Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for. While this meets the immediate needs of a large number of users, we have always built the best quality power chair available, no matter what the reimbursement amount is. It’s an important part of our mission statement – “To provide the finest standing power chair available supported by the best company in the business.” Our chair may cost more, but we believe your quality of life is the most important thing and that the health benefits and durability of our product are well worth the extra cost. We realize not everyone can afford our chair, so as an outreach we have developed an affordable payment plan where customers can make payments on a new Redman Power Chair. This allows more people to afford a higher quality, more therapeutic reclining and standing wheelchair. Contact our sales team or request a demo for more information.
- 26 April 2012
Many people who can stand do not understand the amazing benefits of being able to do so. Such as independence and the naturally occurring health benefits from changing posture. When someone is forced to sit in one position for extreme amount of time, health problems will naturally occur. In fact, physicians have been documenting the benefits of standing devices for years throughout medical publications. Now, thanks to Redman Power chair, the world’s highest quality standing wheelchair, even people with spinal cord injuries can reap the health benefits of standing. Physical Benefits of Standing Wheelchairs Urinary Health – Urinary Tract Infections are common among people who are in wheelchairs. However, studies have shown that using a standing device or standing wheelchair can greatly decrease urinary tract infections. Circulation – Changing posture helps the blood circulate around the body. For example, sitting in one position causes the blood to stagnate and reduce circulation to other places of the body. Spasticity – Staying in one position, such as sitting, can cause muscle spasticity. Changing posture helps relax the muscles and reduce spasticity. Bowel Function – Poor bowel function is a common complaint among wheel chair users. However, according to numerous studies, standing exercises can greatly improve bowel function. Even when using a standing wheelchair these results are the same. Pressure Sores – Pressure sores occur from constant pressure on one area of the body. Being able to stand up in a wheelchair helps distribute your weight and improve healing of bed sores. Contractures – Sitting for long periods of time may cause the joints and muscles to stiffen. Standing allows the muscles to get stretched and exercised, decreasing the amount of stiffness you experience in joints and muscles. Bone Density – Some evidence shows that standing wheelchairs may increase bone density. This is because standing puts more weight on your [...]
- 25 April 2012
America’s top-selling power standing wheelchair has the ability to go off-road with its 4” ground clearance, four wheel independent suspension, and uneven ground compensation. Eat my dust! Not only can the Redman Power Chair access your world indoors with it’s superior maneuverability and small footprint, it can also go outdoors to broaden your accessibility in challenging terrain. To illustrate the off-road capabilities of the Redman Power Chair, we have put together the Eat My Dust video to show the off-road functionality. In the video we have outfitted our chair with the off-road drive wheels that are an available option. Even without the optional wheels, this chair is extremely capable of off-road driving. The optional wheels simply add more traction. “We are thrilled that power chair users continue to improve the quality of their life by going anywhere, on any terrain,” says Sam Redman, Founder and Sales Manager of Redman Power Chair “The innovation behind the ground clearance and suspension is something we are very proud of.” The 4” ground clearance has always been a feature of the Redman Power Chairs and all of the chairs are hand-built in the U.S. specific to each customer’s unique needs. It has unparalleled movement and numerous physical and psychological health benefits ranging from improved circulation to increased cognition. “Without a standing wheelchair or reclining wheelchair, users can encounter health problems.” Redman continued, “We make a chair that has always been healthier for the user and it can go on uneven, rough ground while still being stable and comfortable.” Want to learn more? Call Sam Redman directly at (877)-377-1677 or schedule a free demo online, and we’ll bring a chair to you to try out.
- 17 April 2012
Redman Power Chair is proud to announce the latest design technology for your standing power chair. Thousands of patterns and designs are available immediately for your power chair, including some of these fun designs: Carbon Fiber American Flag Camouflage Animal Prints Metal Stone Wood Floral patterns Zebra Patterns Skulls The possibilities are nearly endless! Shown here is an example of a camouflage chair just delivered to Jessie Jackson in Orfino, Idaho. Contact us today to get a quote on your new chair with a fun new design. Watch for pictures of new designs in the coming months.
- 01 March 2012
Shea Stickrod’s chair is almost 5 years old and he recently had the opportunity to come to Tucson so he paid us a visit. While he was here we gave him a tune-up and a tour of our facilities. Shea wanted to share how much the chair had changed his life and also how much he enjoyed the relationship that we have had over the years. We are looking forward to updating Shea to a new Blackhawk in the near future! If you are ever in Tucson, Arizona and would like a tour of our facility like Shea, stop by and we’ll give you a complimentary tune-up and a tour.
- 21 February 2012
We put some Red in the Black Hawk! The new 2012 paint scheme has arrived. We added some red to our all black Redman Power Chair. Dare we compare our Black Hawk to a Ferrari, but we’re going to do it anyway. We hope you like our new “sporty” look with a splash of candy red on the front wheels and battery tray. It may not be as fast as a Ferrari, but now you can ride in style. Zoom into 2012 with candy red styling on your new Black Hawk.
- 02 February 2012
Martin Montoya, Redman Power Chair’s new California representative and I recently delivered a new Chief Blackhawk 107ZRX to Perry in Mountain Lake, CA. As you can see from the video below, Perry is excited to use his new chair, and it’s no wonder. He’s finally able to stand for the first time in over 30 years! Being able to stand is a big deal to Perry, since he’s had a persistent pressure sore that will only go away if he’s able to take the pressure off the sore. Thanks to his new Blackhawk, he can do just that! Watch the video below to see his appreciation for his new found freedom.
- 22 December 2011
Sam recently had some adventures in Canada, delivering a new Black Hawk to Cathy Bouthot in Chilliwack, BC. Cathy and her husband, Brian, were very happy to get her fitted for her new standing power chair. The occupational therapist, Joann, was also present to evaluate the fitting. The therapist was so impressed with our chair, she said anyone who finds out about it is going to want one. After 24 years with Multiple Sclerosis, Cathy is now able to do things again like topping the Christmas tree and helping herself to the freezer and overhead microwave. Brian sent us the following pictures with his sentiments… “Thank you Sam Redman! He endured our ravenous Canadian Border drones and brought my wife and I the best Christmas present ever! After 24 years she can stand again! Chairapy is under way! Quality materials, honest helpful service, and engineering excellence! The Original American economic model in action that will always work!” [slideshow id=1]
- 08 December 2011
Redman Power Chair appeared on the December 7th, 2011 segment of Manufacturing Marvels with John Criswell, during the Freedom Watch program on FOX Business Network. Manufacturing Marvels spotlights American manufacturers, their products, as well as each companies’ processes and customers. In this video, you will get to see a tour of our manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona and the fabrication process used to produce our Chief 107-ZRx standing, reclining power wheelchair.
- 02 December 2011
Ernie has been a C4 quadriplegic for the past 20 years of his life. At 6”2’ and 210lbs, Ernie likes to be active with his wife Amber and their children; his Redman standing power chair provides this freedom. He previously suffered from poor leg circulation and frequent UTI’s, but his health has greatly improved in the past 10 years using his Redman chairs. He highly recommends Redman as a very good, sturdy chair. He loves the way it handles and all of the therapeutic positions it allows.
- 17 November 2011
Recently on the tubes, our friend Tom posted this video showing off how much he loves his Redman Standing Power Chair. Tom says, “I’ve made several videos featuring my Redman chair. I LOVE IT!! These chairs add years to peoples lives!!” We are very proud to be able to produce a chair that improves peoples lives in such a way. We always appreciate it when our friends share their experiences using Redman power chairs “on the tubes!”
- 01 November 2011
We are proud to announce that we have been selected to appear on the December 7th segment of Manufacturing Marvels with John Criswell, during Freedom Watch on FOX Business Network. Redman was chosen because our power chairs are ingeniously balanced to tilt, stand, lift legs, and recline, and each chair is designed to meet each customer’s specifications and needs while providing maximum comfort, control, accessibility and ease of use. You will get to see a tour of our manufacturing facility and the fabrication process used to produce the highest quality standing power chair available on the market today.
- 25 October 2011
Staying or moving in a stationary position for long periods can bring on a number of health related problems, such as Carpal Tunnel, ulcer problems, and muscle weakness. Having a wheelchair that allows the body frequent movement from the sitting position can help avoid some of these issues. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome We all use our hands all day long, be it for typing, cooking, cleaning, or just turning the television on or off. For wheelchair users, this is multiplied several times further because of the constant need to get in and out of the chair and then propel the wheels, often over long distances. Carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t just a computer issue. You might be surprised to know that it can be a major problem for wheelchair users, brought on by propelling a wheelchair all day long with repetitive motions. Half of wheelchair users get this injury that often has to be dealt with through surgery. This syndrome often begins with pain or tingling in the hands, moving up the arms. Eventually arms and hands are so painful that it becomes impossible to use them as normal. Ulcer Problems Most of you will have heard of the pressure ulcers that often affect seniors when they spend a long time lying in bed without moving. Wheelchair users can also suffer from pressure ulcers when they are in a chair for long periods. Pressure ulcers are caused by the unvarying pressure and friction of bed sheets and various materials in chairs. The ulcers develop in bony areas caused by the weight of the body on pressure points. These areas are difficult to heal with the cycle of further weight on the same pressure points. This makes the person unwilling to move because of the pain. Poor circulation also causes ulcers to appear. [...]
- 12 October 2011
All deep cycle gel batteries require a complete recharging (regardless of use) for the first 20 days of use in any power mobility product. Failure to do this could shorten the driving range, and may effect the overall life of the batteries. Please click the link to view an excerpt from our manual regarding the gel batteries break-in procedure.
- 04 October 2011
These Chief 107 ZRx Black Hawk Edition Power Chairs were just out of production as we snapped this photograph. Each power standing wheelchair has been tailor made specifically for their intended owners unique needs. We custom build them according to the users height, weight, and disability requirements; such as compensating for a person’s leaning tendency or to provide additional trunk stability or leg elevation, etc. By now, the new owners have received personal delivery of their new chairs, including our 25 point delivery inspection process, where final fitting adjustments are made and the chair is programmed for the individual.
- 28 September 2011
Our new “yoga strap” system is capable of more movement than the average person has flexibility. In this video, our model, Christy, hyper extends allowing for a soothing lumbar stretch using our reclining wheel chair capability. While not all Black Hawk users can benefit from this sort of stretching, it’s good to have the option available for those who are capable of doing some “chair yoga”. If you have an older model of Redman Power Chair, this system upgrade is available at a very reasonable cost. Contact us today to chat about it!
- 28 September 2011
Our new 2011 Chief 107-Zrx Black Hawk Edition, with many additional features not yet shown on the website, has a cash pre-paid price of $29,995. We also have a select few of last year’s demo models (the 107-Zrx) available at $22,500. Additionally, there are a few rebuilt units priced to sell at $20,500 with a twelve-month warranty included in the cost. Please call us at 800-727-6684 and we can give you the most current specifics on what is available today!
- 28 September 2011
The Redman company has service personnel available nationwide, including Alaska and Hawaii. Additionally, we have roving factory service trucks covering the contiguous U.S. for updates and factory adjustments. It is important to note, that the Redman Power Chair product is not a “new” chair in the complete sense of the word… We have constantly been improving the same chair, and building it in the U.S. with U.S. components, for over 20 years. The current 2011 Chief 107-ZRx Black Hawk Edition is the result of all these years of progress, and it is very dependable and self diagnosing. As a family owned and operated company, we take great pride in our service; if something is not meeting your needs please let me know directly, email@example.com.
- 21 September 2011
Bob Nedens is a long time Redman Power Chair user and he just received his new Chief 107 Black Hawk edition, replacing his trusty old Chief 107ZRx. Check out his superior skill on the straw… perhaps he should take up the harmonica??? Seriously though folks, this video shows Bob maneuvering with the ultimate of precision while testing out his new chair at our headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The new Black Hawk is very “snappy” according to Bob, and it was very easy for him to tune into the new speedier and precise frame geometry. He was so good, I didn’t even flinch when he headed in my direction!
- 21 June 2011
What happens in a Redman Power Chair design control meeting? When Don & Sam Redman meet with Steve and Mike from the Redman production department, they put their heads together to critique each others ideas to build a better product. They recently discussed thoughts about improving the “Boomerang” attachment, which replaces the previous gear assembly. It currently allows you to add all the weight one could reasonably apply to the arm rest while keeping the system stable. Working on adding adjustability to the shear mechanism to control the speed of the movement to minamalize shearing forces. The group also discussed some new aesthetic options to streamline the appearance for the chairs future models. They also covered some other “top secret” ideas in the works that will be revealed in time. These regular brainstorming sessions are significant to the ongoing process of improving the company’s standing power wheelchair.
- 14 June 2011
Since Red got his new Black Hawk Standing Power Chair about a month ago, he has called us no less than 5 times to express his complete satisfaction with our latest creation. Red can own any power chair of his choosing, and this is his 3rd Redman chair. He has done due diligence researching other brands of chairs prior to purchasing his 3rd Redman chair, so hearing him say our new chair is light years ahead of his old chairs means a lot to us. Red received our latest technology of extreme seat angle combined with high leg option allowing even greater body positioning. For quadriplegics such as Red, the extreme seat angle is a real contributor not only to lower sitting pressures but to greater sitting stability. In this video you will see Red doing high-speed brodies with his son and dog, Rupert, watching in the background. “I really like the cheap high I get when going around and around.”
- 26 April 2011
Chairapy Definition: [Chair-uh-pee] –noun, plural -pies. A power chair with a curative power or quality. -verb The act of moving your body therapeutically with the help of a fully reclining and standing power chair. The Redman 107-ZRx Chairapeutic benefits are: Allows increase of weight-bearing capabilities. Stretching of heel cords and other tendons and ligaments. Opens mid-section for improved internal organ function. Facilitates healing of existing sores and eliminates recurrences.
- 01 April 2011
Redman Power Chair will be attending Abilities Expos in 2011 in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, & San Jose.
- 16 February 2011
See us at the Abilities Expo April 15-17 in Los Angeles. http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/losangeles/index.html
- 16 February 2011
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This article in New Mobility (digital bonus) is sponsored by Permobil but has some very positive things to say about Redman starting with (Options). I wish they would have used one of the pictures attached instead of the one of that Permobil. Charles Webb (pictured) has been a client of Redman for many years but only in the last couple of years did he decide to stand after over 49 years. Note what he says about his improved bone density and overall health. Amazing success story! Seating & Positioning, Options & Benefits