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!
James “Bengal” Bessent recently received his new Redman Power Chair 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.
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 Redman 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
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. 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.
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.
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 Redman Power Chair 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.