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    The most capable off-road wheelchair

    cool video here http://www.howeandhowe.com/video_pla...chair&&ext=flv
    http://www.howeandhowe.com/vehicles.php?prod=ripchair

    "The Ripchair is designed to act as a tracked vehicle platform that the user backs into using ramps and their own wheelchair that they then lock into place. Thus, the Ripchair offers its user a comfortable ride by integrating the operators existing chair. Furthermore, the user is not confined to the Ripchair while exploring terrain, and can choose to exit the vehicle to have a quiet lunch by the riverside or on a mountain top."

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    With a couple of mounted 50 cal machine guns, things could get very interesting.

    Love to take a ride on that but it would need quad adapted. Mabey a tri-pin would work.
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    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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    That chair makes me want to move to Buffalo, Syracuse or Rochester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52 View Post
    With a couple of mounted 50 cal machine guns, things could get very interesting.

    Love to take a ride on that but it would need quad adapted. Mabey a tri-pin would work.

    It is set up like a skid-steer (Bobcat) with a lever on each side of the wheelchair that controls the hydrostatic drive motors, it would be easy to adapt any type of "grip" that would keep your hand from coming loose.

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    Yep, I always liked how a skid steer operates. Even with such a short wheelbase, I could manage to work a pretty good sized area pretty level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52 View Post
    Yep, I always liked how a skid steer operates. Even with such a short wheelbase, I could manage to work a pretty good sized area pretty level.
    I was told Case puts the bucket controls on the drive sticks of their skid-steers, basically twist like motorcycle throttles from what I understand. If only I could transfer myself....

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I think it would speed things up a bit.
    Last edited by forestranger52; 12-29-2011 at 08:03 PM.
    C 5/6 Comp.
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    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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    and it's half the price of my permobil piece of shit

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