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Hexhog 6×6 All Terrain Wheelchair Review

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At A Glance

Cost: $30,200 – $42,000

Charging time: 2.5 hours

Power source: 48 Volt, 5kwh battery

Dimentions: 43″W x 69″L x 67″H

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Weight: 600+ lb.

Speed: 9.4 MPH

Contact information:

www.hexhog.com

sales@hexhog.com

HexHog is a 6 wheel drive all terrain wheelchair. Rather than use tracks like the Action Trackchair or a paltry 4 wheels like the TerrainHopper this wheelchair can transport the user over nearly anything in its path via a joystick operated 6×6 drive system.

The HexHog has a faster top speed than it’s tracked counterparts, and with air filled wheels and Fox Air 2.0 suspension also provides a more comfortable ride.

HexHog has a top speed around 9 MPH, weighs about 615 pounds, and depending on terrain can travel between 8 – 12 miles on a full charge. The battery can be charged to full in 2.5 hours from a standard 120V outlet.

Capable of climbing a 50% grade, and with a zero degree turning radius HexHog should be able to get into and out of plenty of trouble for the adventurous wheelchair user.

The cost ($30,200 – $42,000) and size (it’s nearly 6 feet long) of this unit will provide a barrier for entry for some people. But in exchange you will get a very capable and comfortable ride through the forest. You can explore with confidence that the 6 wheel drive system can climb over or plow through just about anything you can throw at it.

Pros And Cons Of The HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair

 

Pros:

Suspension – Unlike some of its tracked competitors Hexhog has suspension that keeps the rider comfortable. Powered by Fox Air 2.0 user adjustable pneumatic struts.

Remote Control – HexHog has an optional remote control that can be used to easily load or unload the all terrain wheelchair from the trailer.

Climbing – HexHog 6×6 drive can climb 50% gradients.

Cons:

Weight – HexHog weighs a whopping 617 pounds. If it ever runs out of battery you are going to have a very difficult time getting out of the woods.

Range – In deep mud or hilly terrain HexHog will have a shorter than expected range.

Cost – HexHog’s starting price is $30,200, but can climb up to $42,000 depending on options.

Who It’s For:

– People with a disability that allows them to use their hands to operate the controls.

– People who have a truck or trailer to transport it to the location they want to explore.

– People who love outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking will be able to get the most out of an investment like the HexHog.

The Competition

– TracFab

TrackFab also manufactures tracked wheelchairs. They have a gas-powered version to help with range anxiety.

– Overland 4ZS

TerrianHopper manufactures an electric wheelchair that looks similar to an ATV.

 Action Trackchair

Battery powered tracked wheelchairs with many different options and price points.

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Action TrackChair Review

All-Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks – Action Trackchair

 

Charging time: 12amp charger 12-14 hours.
20 amp charger ($133.00 upgrade) 8-10 hours.

Power source: 2 – 12V Batteries

Manufactured: USA

Weight: 400+ lb.

Speed: 3 MPH

Cost: $12,000 – $17,000

Contact information:
(507) 532-5940

www.actiontrackchair.com

1105 LAKE RD. MARSHALL, MN 56258
INFO@ACTIONTRACKCHAIR.COM

The Action Trackchair is a battery-powered, tracked “wheelchair.” Its rugged, off-road, tank-like appearance allows people to easily visualize it when they hear the phrase “tracked wheelchair.” However, Action Trackchair isn’t the only manufacturer of all-terrain wheelchairs with tracks. Companies like TracFab and Track Master compete with their own tracked chairs.

Action Trackchair was launched in 2008 when Tim Swenson decided to build an off-road wheelchair for his paraplegic son. Over 10 years later, the company has five different models on the market, and each one can be customized with a slew of different accessories. 

In the world of tracked mobility devices Action Trackchair looks to be the most mature company with a good dealer network and sales representatives nationwide.

There are many different accessories for the Action Trackchair, they come at a price, but some will be hard to live without. There are practical items such as upgraded battery chargers $133utility racks $167, and 4 point harnesses $167. And creature comforts like the cup holder $67contoured seating upgrade $130, even an umbrella holder $67. These are just a few of what seem like an endless amount of options to improve and customize the Action Trackchair.

Certain all-terrain wheelchairs with tracks give the buyer an option of track style. Type II tracks are less aggressive and provide a better ride on hard surfaces. If you plan to use your Action Trackchair around the city or for pushing snow off your driveway type II tracks are a good choice.

Type I tracks are designed to perform better off-road in terrain like snow and mud. They have the look of an off-road knobby tire. The trade-off is that these more aggressive tracks give a bouncy ride on hard surfaces.

Pros And Cons Of The Action Trackchair

Pros

Independence – Gives a wheelchair user independence to drive off-road.

Customize – Many options allow the user to customize their ride to fit the activities they want to do.

Standing – Some models allow the user to be in a standing position. I was at an activity recently where a man used a standing model and said, “This is the first time I’ve been able to stand in 5 years.” It was a very special moment. 

Cons:

Heavy – Depending on the model the Action Trackchair can weigh between 400 – 490 pounds. 

Expensive – Depending on the model price varies from $11,785 – $18,335

Ground Clearance – Choose your trail carefully because you only have 3” of ground clearance.

The Competition

– TracFab

TrackFab also manufactures tracked wheelchairs. They have a gas-powered version to help with range anxiety.

– Overland 4ZS

TerrianHopper manufactures an electric wheelchair that looks similar to an ATV.

Who It’s For:

– People with a disability that allows them to use their hands to operate the controls.

– People who have a truck or trailer to transport it to the location they want to explore.

– People who love outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking will be able to get the most out of an investment such as the Action Trackchair.

Action Trackchair Model Comparison

Action TrackChair ST

+ Height – 43″
+ Length – 52.5″
+ Weight – 400 lbs
+ Seat Width – 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″

Total Width – 37″, 39″, 41″, 43″

Seat Height – 23″

Ground Clearance – 3.5″

Speed – 3 MPH

Range – 10 miles

Weight Limit – 400 lbs.

Action TrackChair NT

+ Height – 47.5″”
+ Length – 47.5″”
+ Weight – 440 lbs
+ Seat Width – 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″

Total Width – 29.5

Seat Height – 26.5″

Ground Clearance – 3.5″

Speed – 3 MPH

Range – 10 miles

Action TrackChair TR

+ Height – 43 or 63″
+ Length – 49″
+ Weight – 490 lbs
+ Seat Width – 18″, 20″

Total Width – 37″, 39″

Seat Height – 24″

Ground Clearance – 3.5″

Speed – 3 MPH

Range – 10 miles

Weight Limit – 400 lbs

Action TrackChair NR

+ Height – 46, 59″
+ Length – 48″
+ Weight – 450 lbs
+ Seat Width – 14″ – 22″ Adjustable

Total Width – 29.5

Seat Height – 26″

Ground Clearance – 3.5″

Speed – 3 MPH

Range – 10 miles

Weight Limit – 175 lbs

Action TrackChair STS

+ Height – 43″
+ Length – 52.5″
+ Weight – 450 lbs
+ Seat Width – 23″

Total Width – 39

Seat Height – 23″

Ground Clearance – 3.5″

Speed – 3 MPH

Range – 10 miles

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