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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
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
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.
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.
TrackFab also manufactures tracked wheelchairs. They have a gas-powered version to help with range anxiety.
TerrianHopper manufactures an electric wheelchair that looks similar to an ATV.
Battery powered tracked wheelchairs with many different options and price points.