Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Hoveround Teknique HD6 vs. the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models. If you are interested in the Hoveround Teknique HD6, we have some valuable information below about this product that you should know about. We feel that the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models are the best electric wheelchairs because they are light weight, compact, easy to use and very affordable when compared to the Hoveround Teknique HD6 and it's offerings.
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The Hoveround Teknique HD6 is one of the heaviest electric wheelchair's in Hoveround's range, weighing in at 279 pounds (126.6 kilograms) with the battery. It has every reason to be so heavy, as it is rated for passengers up to 600 pounds (272.2 kilograms). Because of it, you will surely need to purchase and install an additional lift in order to be able to transport it in your car or SUV. If you decide to purchase the Hoveround XHD Bariatric, you will be offered the lift, a cover, ramps and a reclining seat upgrade all for an additional fee. It can bring the cost of the unit to well over the base price of $4350 -- you're looking at closer to $5000 when all the additional components and customizations are factored in. The Hoveround Teknique HD6 has a turn radius of 28 inches (71.1 centimeters) which is rather poor, and it may be difficult for you to maneuver in tight areas, especially indoors such as your home, or a store, where space is limited. Another limiting factor is the maximum speed the Teknique HD6 can reach, which is only 3.3 miles per hour (5.3 kilometers per hour). Lastly, the company does not offer a full money back guarantee, but instead charges users a 15% restocking fee if you choose to return the Hoveround Teknique HD6. For a $300 fee, one of their technicians can come to your home to pick it up. When you take this into account, you may begin to consider that the Hoveround Teknique HD6 may not be the most practical electric wheelchair for you. Let's see how it stacks up against the EZ Lite Cruiser Standard and HD Heavy Duty Models:
EZ Lite Cruiser Standard
EZ Lite Cruiser HD Heavy Duty
Hoveround Teknique HD6
|Device Weight:||50.7 pounds (23 kg) with battery.||59.6 pounds (27 kg) with battery.||279 pounds (126.6 kilograms) with battery. Base weight is 120 pounds (54.4 kilograms), each battery (x2) weighs 54 pounds (24.5 kilograms) and we are assuming the seat makes up the majority of the remaining 51 pounds (23.1 kilograms).|
(L x W x H)
Folded: 28.5" x 22.4" x 12.25"
Unfolded: 31.5" x 22.4" x 33.1"
Folded: 33" x 25.75" x 16.75"
Unfolded: 36" x 25.75" x 34"
|47 inches x 29 inches
(119.4 centimeters x 73.7 centimeters)
Height Unknown. Can not be folded.
|Seat Size:||16.75" x 15.25" (42.5 cm x 38.7 cm)||17.25" x 17.25" (43.82 cm x 43.82 cm)||Seat is adjustable between 24 to 26 inches (61 to 66 centimeters). Length of seat is not listed, but we assume it is between 20 and 24 inches (50.8 and 61 centimeters).|
|Turn Radius:||29.5" (75 cm)||34.5" (87.63 cm)||28 inches (71.1 centimeters)|
|Speed:||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||5 miles per hour (8 km per hour)||3.3 miles per hour (5.3 kilometers per hour)|
|Incline/Declines:||11.31 degrees||8.48 degrees||We were unable to locate or determine the max incline rating, therefore, we assume it is 6 degrees based on similar models.|
|Portability:||Very portable due to its light weight.||Even with the larger rear wheels, it is still very portable due to its light weight.||Requires a car lift. Most people, even with reasonable upper body strength, will not be able to lift it without support of a car lift.|
|Storage:||When folded, easily fits in any car/SUV trunk & can also be stored virtually anywhere.||Since it can not be folded, it can not be stored in a car/SUV trunk. Will fit in the corner of a room.|
|Durability:||Durable, solid construction. Carries passengers weighing up to 264 pounds (120 kg)||Durable, solid construction. Carries passengers weighing up to 396 pounds (180 kg)||Durable solid construction due to the its overall weight of 279 pounds (126.6 kilograms), it can carry passengers weighing up to 600 pounds (272.2 kilograms).|
|Range:||12.5 miles (20 km)||9.3 miles (15 km)||On average, will last about 15 to 20 miles (24.1 to 32 kilometers) of continous use per battery charge, dependant on user weight, terrain, battery condition and other factors. Manufacturer does not state how long it takes to charge the battery from empty to full.|
|Setup:||Get going in minutes. Take it out of the box, unfold it, connect the battery, mount the joystick, start it up and go.||Depending on where it is purchased, it may come pre-assembled. Most times some assembly is required and a toolkit may be required.|
|Useability:||Handles indoor areas effortlessly. Has a small turning radius. Works great on flat areas and light outdoors. Perfect for going to the store, or riding around shopping malls. Can be taken to outdoor markets, sporting events and most parks and recreational areas.||Accomplishes most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size and turn radius. Handles simple outdoor mobility fairly, such as paved sidewalks & flat surfaces, but may be limited as to the terrains it can roll on.|
|Testimonials||Many EZ Lite Cruiser customer have reported that they love the product because it is extremely light weight, very affordable, and it has improved their mobility and quality of life.||Testimonials are mixed. Some of the biggest complaints from customers is the size, weight and cost and it is slow.|