Vehicles for the Disabled
We offer different types of disability vehicles to meet your needs:
Left to right-The Trail A Chair- The Wheelchair Carrier with suspension, convertible to a rickshaw and for pulling by a miniature horse.-Wheelcair Carrier with suspension.- Wheelchair Carrier with fast road wheels.
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From a standard Walker...
...to this special support system.
Close-up, showing the wide range of adjustments.
THE BIG WHEEL WALKER
The result of a years prototyping and testing is now available. We offer superior stability and off-road capability-opening up new vistas and adventures, or just good old plain walking and socialising. Featuring twelve inch pneumatic tires and "real" wheels and brakes. The front castors are also available as eight inch pneumatics.
See Murray's Manual Mobility for a very compehensive list of equipment etc.
SPECIAL NEEDS TAKES TO THE WATER
Here is a picture of a kayak I converted from foot-pedal drive to hand-cranked drive. A neat and efficient mechanism drives a 15" 2-bladed model airplane propeller. Scott (a Paraplegic) can spend 3 hours or so cruising the bay with this, whereas paddling is almost impossible for him. The picture shows him steering and pedalling with the other hand.
Continuing the innovative approach to the special needs vehicles we now have suspension available on all models. It's so smoooooth!
We also have many "Transformer" models that besides a custom fit and purpose readily and easily converts to another mode of travel-from being pushed as a wheelchair to towing by a bike or Segway, used as a rickshaw or pulled by the family dog or miniature pony.
There has never been so many ways to get the therapeutic benefits that go with these styles of travel, whether you are on the road, on the trails or hiking up that mountain.
There is more to come...........
Tony can build you a racing wheelchair like the one custom-designed and built for world-crossing "Man in Motion," Rick Hansen (above). It features Ackerman front-end geometry, which causes the front wheels to be always tangential to the centre of turning radii Tony builds wheelchairs for racing and other specialized uses.
Children of all abilities love the fun and security of a specially designed children's trailer.
The differently abled have specialized, often unique transportation needs, and for many years Tony Hoar has been building vehicles to meet those needs.
FROM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING RACING WHEELCHAIRS TO EVERYDAY SPECIAL NEEDS VEHICLES, WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SUIT YOUR PURPOSE, OR THE ABILITY TO CUSTOM BUILD TO YOUR NEEDS.
Most Trailers can be towed with the rider facing either direction. Allowing the rider to face either direction gives a chance for other family members to interact with the rider when the rider is facing to the rear. Also in this position the rider is protected from flying road crud or trailside branches. A rear-view mirror, mud-flaps and fenders are necessary on the towing bicycle!
The above vehicles are usually towed by a bicycle, but in addition can be towed by Segways, dogs and horses, or pulled as a rickshaw. When detached from the bicycle etc they can be moved easily by using the towbar as a handle. One version actually converts to a wheelchair-with or without suspension.
"Those look like great trailers, for a parent to put a childs chair in a trailer and ride to the park or to the store and be outside really opens up the world. " - Bob on WheelchairJunkie.com.
TRAIL A CHAIR. BI-DIRECTIONAL TRAVEL.
This option allows the trailer occupant to face forward or backwards (with a few minutes of adjustments). It includes making the wheels "Quick-Release" and adjustable for width. When facing backwards the occupant can converse with other cyclists riding behind the trailer and enjoy protection from mud etc off the wheel of the towing bike and intrusive branches on the trail.
Price adder $198 (US $156)
TRAIL A CHAIR AND WHEELCHAIR TRAILER:SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
Makes the trailer easier to pull over rougher terrain and is always so SMOOOOOTHE. Wheels are standard Quick-Release.
Price adder $715 (US $565)
KNOCK-DOWN VERSION : A MUST FOR SHIPPING AND/OR ALLOWANCE FOR GROWTH
This involves extra joints being added to facilitate storing,shipping and air travel. All joints are slip-fit and quick-release, so no tools are needed. There is no diminishment in strength. These same joints allow for the growth of the occupant by increasing the size of the trailer up to 6 inches wider and 10 inches longer. This option also provides Quick-Release adjustable width wheels and height-adjustment at the towbar to suit different sized bikes.
Price adder $330 (US $261)
ADJUSTABLE WIDTH QUICK RELEASE WHEELS
Shown is the option on a flatdeck- but all are similar. This option allows for easy tool-less wheel removal and of changing the space between the wheels to suit cornering speeds and stability.
Price adder $83 (US $65)
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DOUBLE TOWBARS
For special needs if not included in other options.
Price adder $98 (US $77)
An economy measure is Institutional or Cooperative ownership. Where the advantages are obvious, and this affords the opportunity to try several types before deciding on a purchase.
These are all designed and handbuilt by myself and are essentially maintenance-free.
Tony applies his innovative thinking to wheelchair and trailer designs that meet the individual requirements of the disabled and their families.
Feel free to contact Tony Hoar directly to discuss your requirements(contact information at bottom of this page).
Check out our comprehensive list of options to customize your trailer!
All trailers shipped from Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. See the ordering page for more information about how to purchase a Tony's Trailer.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.