Drive Viper Lightweight Wheelchair
Drive Viper Lightweight Wheelchair

Drive Viper Lightweight Wheelchair

Brand/Manufacturer: DRIVE MEDICAL
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Drive Viper Lightweight Wheelchair is a versatile wheelchair right out of the box and it is easier to propel and transport than an average weight wheelchair. The Viper comes standard with adjustable padded arms, multiple seat to floor height positions, anti-tippers with flip-up wheels which never have to be removed and push to lock wheel locks. The back is height adjustable to provide added patient comfort. The carbon steel frame is high strength while remaining lightweight. The wheelchair upholstery is made of durable nylon which is flame retardant and resists mildew and bacteria for long lasting comfort and cleanliness. These comfort options make the Viper from Drive Medical an ideal wheelchair for anybody that needs to be in a wheelchair for extended periods of time. This wheelchair is available with various arm styles, seat widths, and swing away footrests or elevating leg rests.

Item #Seat WidthArmrestProduct Front Riggings
L412DDA-SF12"Flip-Back Desk ArmSwing-away Footrests
L412DDA-ELR12"Flip-Back Desk ArmSwing-away, Elevating Leg rests
L414DDA-SF14"Flip-Back Desk ArmSwing-away Footrest
L414DDA-ELR14"Flip-Back Desk ArmSwing-away, Elevating Leg rests

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Shipping Charges Applicable

  • Seat Width
  • Armrest
  • Front Riggings
  • Total: $379.99
    Total: $286.99
Total: $379.99
Total: $286.99


  • Drive Viper Lightweight Wheelchair weighs 32 lbs (Excluding front rigging)
  • 8" front casters have 3 height adjustments
  • Back height adjustable from 18" - 20"
  • Carbon steel black powder coated frame double coated for an attractive, chip-proof, maintainable finish
  • Comes with push to lock wheel locks
  • Comes with swing-away footrests or elevating leg rests with tool free adjustable length riggings
  • Composite footplates with heel loops are durable and lightweight
  • Composite mag-style wheels with aluminum hand rims are lightweight and maintenance free
  • Composite steel lined front receiver is angled so the arm will lock into place every time
  • Dual axle provides easy transition of seat height to hemi level
  • Durable, flame retardant nylon upholstery resists mildew and bacteria
  • Easier to propel and transport
  • Flip-back arms, allow for easy transfer
  • Frame style eliminates seat guides and allows for custom backs and accessories
  • Nylon padded armrests provide added patient comfort
  • Precision sealed wheel bearings in front and rear ensure long lasting performance and reliability
  • The front mounted release lever can be flipped up or down depending on the patients needs
  • Urethane rear tires and casters offer superior performance, smoother ride and are lightweight
  • Comes standard with flip up anti tippers

More Information

  • Use and Safety
    - Wheel Locks:
    Engage both wheel locks before getting in or out of the chair, leaning forward in the chair, or while in an elevator or wheelchair lift. Proper adjustment of wheel lock is at least 1/8" when locked. Locks are engaged by pushing handle completely forward. Adjustments to locks are made by loosening or tightening the nut on the carriage bolt. Embed lock shoe at least 1/8" by sliding clamp toward rear wheel while the handle is engaged in locked position. Tighten nut and bolt to secure in position. Test for correct locking action before actual use
    - Tires: Solid rubber tires need minimal maintenance, but should be cleaned occasionally with a damp cloth. Replace if tires become severely worn or cracking appears
    - Front Casters: Casters should be checked periodically and lubricated occasionally. Lubricate by removing the fork and greasing caster stem bearings. Lubricate wheel bearings by removing the wheel from the fork. Reassemble fork and wheel by tightening nuts until no play remains, but wheels roll freely. If nut is too loose, caster will shimmy, if too tight, chair will be hard to steer
    - Removal of Swing-away Footrests/Leg rests: Release lock by pushing on the front rigging lever. Swing-away footrest /leg rest out and sideways. Lift to remove
    - Adjusting Length of Footrest/Leg rest: When adjusting length of foot rests or leg rests, the user should be sitting in the wheelchair with feet on the foot plates. Loosen the bolt on the clamp around support assembly. Raise or lower foot plate to the desired position that will provide maximum support of thighs. Front rigging should not be so low that it causes uncomfortable pressure to thighs at front of seat upholstery. Footrest should not be lower than 2-1/2" from the ground to ensure clearance
    - Adjusting/Elevating Leg rest: Lift foot plate on leg rest assembly to the desired position. Release leg rest assembly and it will automatically lock into place. To lower, push out on leg rest lever and lower foot plate to the desired position
    - Wheels: Large rear wheels should be inspected at least once a month to ensure proper tightness. If wheel wobbles or is loose, release lock nut and tighten axle bolt slightly. Test for proper tightness by learning chair to one side and spin adjusted wheel
    - General Care: Wipe chrome parts with a clean, soft cloth at least once a week. All metal parts can be cleaned with auto wax or similar products. If exposed to moisture, dry immediately. Do not use an abrasive cleanser that will scratch the finish
    - To Open Chair: Open wheelchair by tilting to one side and pushing down on seat rail until fully opened
    - To Close/Fold Chair: First, fold foot plates to the vertical position. Grab the seat with both hands at front and back edge and lift. Or, tilt chair to one side and lift up on seat rail
    - Removable Arms: Remove arms by depressing spring button and lifting arms out of front and rear sockets
  • Warning:
    - Do not attempt to adjust or operate wheelchair without reading carefully all instructions in this manual
    - This wheelchair has not been approved as a seat that can be used within vehicles of any kind
    - Always transfer wheelchair user to vehicle manufacturers approved seat and use safety restraints available
    - Do not operate this wheelchair on roadways, streets or any surfaces with vehicular traffic
    - Do not attempt to operate on inclines 10% or greater without proper assistance
    - Be sure to completely engage wheel locks when getting in and out of wheelchair or when in elevator or wheelchair lift
    - Wheelchair should be on a smooth, stable and level area with wheel locks engaged before transferring user in or out of wheelchair
    - Do not adjust footrests any lower than 2-1/2" from floor
    - When getting in or out of wheelchair, do not stand on or apply weight to foot rests
    - Before reaching or leaning forward, rotate casters to front of the wheelchair engage wheel locks to help prevent wheelchair from tipping over
    - Do not lean over or apply weight to the top of wheelchair back. This can cause wheelchair to tip over
    - When trying to extend arms over back, only reach as far as your arm can extend without having to alter your seating position
    - DO NOT stand on wheelchair
    - DO NOT use wheel locks to slow your descent down an incline
    - Abruptly changing directions while going down an incline could cause instability or possible tipping over
  • Caution:
    - Wheelchair is designed to be safe and stable as long as the center of gravity is maintained while going about normal activities. Care must be taken while performing activities that shift your center of gravity in the chair. Never reach so far that require you to shift in the seat or bend over out of the chair. When you have to reach for objects that require you to lean, be certain front casters are pointing in a forward position that extends the wheelbase and will stabilize the chair.
    - Be sure of your own capabilities, limitations, and strength before attempting to go up a ramp. Correct techniques on ramp negotiation should be shown to you by a qualified professional. Assistance is recommended when going up or down inclines greater than 10 o. If you must stop on an incline, avoid sudden, abrupt movement when you resume movement. Because of the backward angle of the chair, the sudden abrupt movement could cause instability. Attempting to use the wheel lock brakes could result in accidental locking, tipping to one side, or cause a sudden stop. Avoid changing direction when going down an incline, as this could result in instability of tipping over


Overall Width (open)20"22.5"
Overall Width (close)12"13"
Overall Height32"32"
Seat to Floor Height13.5"15.5"
Back Height16" to 18"16" to 18"
Seat Width
Seat Depth
Overall Length with Riggings 36"36"
Product Weight30 lbs31 lbs
Product Weight Capacity250 lbs250 lbs


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