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Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre (ILC) is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILC for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.

Item Details

Atec Swiss -Trac

ILC Reference NO 43:40:015
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Atec Swiss -Trac

Factors to Consider
The wheelchair front castors may be raised when attached to the Swiss-Trac allowing the user to cope with rough terrain.
No need for the user to transfer into a powered wheelchair. The Swiss-Trac is attached to the front of the existing wheelchair.
It is important to remember to release the brakes on the wheelchair before operating the Swiss-Trac.
The wheelchair and Swiss-Trac together will have a large turning radius.
The Swiss-Trac may be operated with the front wheels up or touching the ground. When changing between the two positions i.e to overcome an obstacle, the handle position will change . This may be disconcerting for some users as they are becoming familiar with the equipment.
This item should be trialled in the user's own environment to ensure maximum safety and independence. Environmental considerations include eg: kerbs, footpaths, tram and railway crossings, street crossings, etc.

Short Description
The Swiss -Trac is an aluminium power unit which attaches to most folding and rigid frame manual wheelchairs using a specific bracket. It converts a manual wheelchair to allow the user to operate it as a powered wheelchair with a central tiller control. There are accessories available. There are models available for adults and children. It is customisable. The Swiss Trac is available in four colours, black, red, blue and green.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details
Different styles have been developed for clients with specific needs and requirements.
The joystick is normally on the left hand side of the control panel however can be changed to the right hand side.
The control panel features a two speed switch, forward and reverse switch and a braking handle for use on slopes.

2 x 40AH batteries with a 24V external charger.
The motor has 24V, 400Watt.

Detailed instructions for attaching the bracket to the wheelchair are provided.
An Allen key and measuring tape or ruler is required.
A handyman can attach the bracket to the wheelchair.
Wheelchair brackets are available for most manually propelled wheelchairs on the market.
To disconnect the Swiss-Trac from the wheelchair, press the quick release lever.
On folding wheelchairs the bracket is removed, by removing two pins.
Two small cases are left on the frame, however, these do not hinder the folding of the wheelchair in any way.
This allows the wheelchair to be folded or collapsed in the normal manner.
When fitting the removable bracket to the wheelchair, the release lever should be on top of the bracket . This will ensure that the bracket is correctly positioned for the attachment of the Swiss-Trac.

The Swiss-Trac comes with its own ramps, to enable it to be transported in a car station wagon.

Child. For children over 7 years old

Only one model available.

Crane hook
Child Seat

Atec Swiss-Trac
Overall Width..................................... 510 mm
Overall Length.................................... 750 mm
Overall Height (Max).............................. 530 mm
Load Capacity (supplier stated)................... 130 kg
Weight (kg)....................................... 65 kg
Range (km)........................................ 30 km

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information on what standards the equipment may need to meet, see

Place Of Manufacture
Atec Ing. (Switzerland)

Display Information
ILCVIC may have this item on display. If you want to view or trial this product, please contact ILCVIC on 03-9362 6111 to ensure that it is still on display prior to your visit.

Supplier Information - click to supplier for contacts details

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Atec Swiss -Trac, loading into a vehicle.  
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