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Aerospace 5000 Penguin Paediatric Wheelchair

ILC Reference NO 43:33:027
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Rear angle

Factors to Consider
The footplates does not swing away which offers limited space in standing transfers.

ILC Equipment Library
This item is available for short term hire in the ILC Equipment Library. Contact the library on phone number (03) 9362 6111 for details.

Short Description
This wheelchair for children and adolescents features an aluminium folding frame and is available in four sizes. The seating consists of a solid seat and back plate with an upholstered foam cushion for backrest and seat. Adjustment can be made to seat height, by adjusting wheel height, armrest height, footrest height and wheel and castor position. A range of postural supports are available and tilt in space is optional.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details
Folding aluminium frame.
Anti tip bars with rollers are featured at the rear of the frame.
Tilt in space up to 45 degrees is optional using bike brakes attached to the push handles.
The push handles are able to be folded down for transportation.

The seat is removable from the frame.
The seat height is able to be adjusted via the position of the wheels.
The standard cushion is not contoured.
A gel cushion and ramped cushion are optional.
A removable pommel is optional.
Removable pelvic pads are optional. These pads are adjustable in position.
A pelvic belt is available.
There is the choice of 4 sizes of wheelchair with seat widths available being 254mm, 305mm, 355mm and 406mm.
The seat and backrest cushion is upholstered with a fabric cover in patterned material or plain black. It features a zipper opening.

The backrest is removable from the frame.
The standard cushion on the backrest is non contoured foam. However a contoured backrest cushion with gel cell inserts is optional.
A shoulder harness is optional and is available in three sizes.
Removable lateral support pads are optional.
A headrest is optional. There is the choice of 10 different shapes and it is mounted on the support strut via a ball joint enabling angle adjustment. The headrest is also adjustable in height and depth.

The armrests are removable and adjustable in height and width.
A clear plastic tray is optional.

The legrest supports are removable.

The footrest plates are able to flip up and are height adjustable.

There are four axle positions for the rear wheels.
The wheels have a quick release mechanism.
The wheels are transit size.

The castors are angle and height adjustable.

Only one model available.

Aerospace 5000
Seat Width........................................ From 254 mm to 406 mm
Wheel Diameter (Rear)............................. 305 mm
Castor Diameter................................... 152 mm
Weight (kg)....................................... 19 kg

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

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Place Of Manufacture
Aero (Taiwan)

Supplier Information
Name:  FAS Therapeutic Equipment Pty Ltd
Price:  POA
  6 Bate Drive
  VIC  3195

Postal Address:
  PO Box 840
  VIC  3195

Phone:   (03) 9587 6766
FAX:  (03) 9587 6899
Toll Free:  1300 303 536
  Showroom operates 9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday.
   Equipment usually held in stock - minimal delivery period.
   Cost of delivery POA.

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