Testimonials

Proud owner of the Redman Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

I have been the proud owner of the Redman Chief 107ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair for over 1 1/2 years now and am very pleased with the chair and its capabilities. I previously owned a Vertran Standing power chair but it had two big drawbacks: One, it had one Velcro chest strap that always left you leaning forward. And, two, it was front wheel drive and very cumbersome to drive in the house (always running into walls or furniture when you turned). It was built in such a way that you could not install a pin for an E Z Lock, so you could not drive with that chair. I also tried the Levo Combi C3, but the chair lacked the stability when traveling in and out of the house while standing and the knee bolster was a weak point.

The Redman Chief 107ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair is very secure when traveling in the standing position, as they have the battery pack travel backwards as a counterbalance as you stand. The chair is mid-wheel drive, so it responds quickly for maneuvering around the house or positioning yourself behind the wheel when you are driving from the chair. Another strength that the chair has is the padded metal knee bolster that holds you safe and secure as you stand and travel in the chair. The chest harness is very similar to a backpack and helps you to stand erect without causing fatigue.

All in all, my wife and I rate this chair as the best that can be gotten. It is American Made and is quality through and through. As for service, the owners and staff will go the extra mile to make sure the fit and performance is top notch.

Brian D

Bangor, Maine

Excerpts from coming article in New Mobility magazine from another happy Redman client.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Why did you decide to get a standing/lifting wheelchair and when did you get it?

I picked a chair in 2003 that I thought would get around good inside and outside, without sidewalks. I didn’t fully appreciate the standing feature the first year. I had a hard time with my blood pressure and would pass out before I got all the way up. But because I have the opportunity to stand frequently I now stand long periods of time.

Why did you choose the Redman stand-up chair?

Sam Redman brought the chair to Craig Hospital and let me try it out, I liked the looks and performance. The hospital pressure mapped the chair it proved to be exemplary.

What are some of the functions of the chair, besides being able to stand?

I can do a combination of seating positions, legs partially up with small amount of recline and partial stand (blended stand), or legs straight out and full recline (a horizontal position). It also allows me to stand and recline to a bending backwards position (yoga).

How has it benefited you or not benefited you? Has it improved your quality of life, if so, how?

Sometimes people in wheelchairs are ignored. I find when I stand with everyone else I am more included in the conversation. The chair is very dependable, one thing I don’t have to worry about, I’m comfortable rolling around on my own.

What are the pros and cons of the chair?

I guess the pros are listed above. Also I haven’t had any skin issues probably because I changes positions a lot, I like to stand up, and use a blended stand. You get on a steep enough hillside it will tip over, did that, no damage to chair or me. Just had to wait for someone to set me up.

How does the chair handle on different terrains, i.e., gravel, grass, cracks in sidewalks, hills, bumps, etc? Can it move while standing?

Sledding 016It can move while standing. My neighbor got a kick out of watching me chase my horses through sagebrush to get them back home (seated, and strapped in good). Is it easy to get into? Can all types of disabilities use it? Would someone with a high level spinal cord injury be able to get into it easily and operate it?

I’m a C3 complete and I don’t transfer independently. My wife transfers me with a slide board. I use a sip and puff to control the chair.

Do you use it all the time? Where do you go in it?

Usually every day. I have 1000 miles on it now. After rehab I’ll stay in town and either go downtown or to a park, just have to let the wife know where I’ll be so she can pick me up after work.

Does insurance cover it? How was the purchasing process?

Private insurance paid for my first one. After that Medicare covered 80%. Also, I had a trade-in allowance. Redman handled all of the purchasing process.

Would you recommend this chair? What would you tell someone who is on the fence about getting one?

Yes, I would and do recommend the Redman chair. I encourage getting a standing wheelchair, one that’s easy to work on, with a good support team (have that with Redman). Looking forward to getting my third Redman power chair, in the past I have checked out other wheelchairs, best choice still Redman.

Anything else you want to add?

I feel more a part of the congregation when I can stand for song and prayer.

Another Happy Redman Power Chair Client

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Kim & Brian DemersThank-you for all you are doing for us and we deeply appreciate Redman and the efforts you are doing to make this chair very specific to Brian. We truly love the chair and the benefits of standing in this chair are phenomenal………especially the “chair”apy……due to Brian having one leg shorter than the other, we have to do leg extensions as per requested by the dr. of physiatry and physical therapist, so in addition to the ROM we are doing and having this chair, hopefully we will get the legs more in sync with one another. We will let you know…….how that goes. We also love the fact that we can go places in his stander since he can also drive from it. He really is the center of attention and the docs are so impressed with him being upright, especially since the 3 flap surgeries on his coccyx and ischium. Otherwise, we would be in bed more often since sitting is no longer in his protocol,except for short intervals. Thus, we are totally grateful to you, Alisa, and the staff at Redman for caring and making this happen, not just for us, but others, to have more quality of life. THANK-YOU!!! We want you to all khow how blessed we are to have you in our lives!! Bountiful blessings on each one of you! Sincerely, Kim & Brian Demers

Redman compared to the rest…

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

I have been the proud owner of the Redman Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair for over 1 1/2 years now and am very pleased with the chair and it’s capabilities.

I previously owned a Vertran Standing power chair but it had two big drawbacks: One, it had one Velcro chest strap that always left you leaning forward. And Two, It was front wheel drive and very cumbersome to drive in the house, i.e. (always running into walls or furniture when you turned) It was built in such a way that you could not install a pin for an E Z Lock so you could not drive with that chair.

I also tried the Levo Combi C3 but the chair lacked the stability when traveling in and out of the house while standing and the knee bolster was a weak point.

The Redman Chief 107-ZRx Standing Power Wheelchair is very secure when traveling in the standing position as they have the battery pack travel backwards as a counterbalance as you stand. The chair is mid-wheel drive so it responds quickly for maneuvering around the house or positioning yourself behind the wheel when you are driving from the chair. Another strength that the chair has is the padded metal knee bolster that holds you safe and secure as you stand and travel in the chair. The chest harness is very similar to a backpack and helps you to stand erect without causing fatigue.

All in all my wife and I rate this chair as the best that can be gotten. It is American Made and is quality through and through. As for service, the owners and staff will go the extra mile to make sure the fit and performance is top notch.

Brian D

Bangor, Maine

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