People with Limited Mobility in The Villages Florida are Not So Limited Anymore
The New Life Trike is making limited mobility a lot less limited with a revolutionary idea that is helping handicap people and wheel chair users’ independence a reality. Now your personal freedom can be enjoyed at your own pace
By: Villages Golf Cart News
LifeTrike is a consumer-inspired, purpose-built motorized wheelchair transport with a travel range of 150+ miles while driven alongside local traffic in your city or neighborhood. Without the need for user transfer, the LifeTrike operator can board and be on the road within minutes without the assistance of a caregiver. This freedom and independence can maximize your ability to live your life on your terms.
The twin engine design of the LifeTrike, as well as other built-in redundancies, assures the driver a safe, comfortable and secure feeling of control as you travel city & country roadways. LifeTrike offers the “ultimate”
The LifeTrike opens up street-legal transportation for those living with disabilities including age-related mobility issues. In addition, it makes employment opportunities possible by providing affordable transportation. LifeTrike also sports a fun-factor while running errands to stores, visiting friends, or keeping appointments by traveling at speeds up to 30 mph. With ample stowage in the dual covered compartments and open deck space, the LifeTrike accommodates convenient shopping trip purchases. Experience the Ultimate Freedom in Mobility.
The New Life Trike is proving that the distance between independence and limited mobility just got shorter. It's as simple as 1-2-3 just roll-up, start up and drive off. The New Life Trike can make life an adventure in travel as well as convenience
Tony Colangelo, The Golf Cart Man is an approved dealer and can help with your questions or inquiries. The Life Trike is available to be seen and test driven at The Villages Golf Cart Man Showroom on Brownwood side of The Villages. The address is 4525-C Monaco Way, Wildwood Fl. 34785. Or you can visit their web site www.VillagesGolfCartMan.com . Test drives can be arranged and are available with appointment or just stop in and browse. They also offer custom golf carts with handicap access and a variety of other services in including solor panel, golf cart service and repair.
The LifeTrike owes its’ success to the American way of solving problems with creative solutions. The LifeTrike has an All-American pedigree. Hand built from a company that established a rich engineering foundation in the automotive industry over 75 years ago. Through concept, design, build, & delivery, the LifeTrike can change how you approach your daily living routine. For instance, the wheelchair user is limited by body build, strength, disability, and outdoor obstacles that may present challenges to normal mobility. The power chair user has battery range & height clearance limits that must be considered. In order to overcome these limits, the LifeTrike transport was designed with features that create a new & exciting level of independence while still maintaining affordability. The performance and attractive styling of the custom-built, street legal transport contribute to the value of owning a reliable personal mobility vehicle. LifeTrike changes lives!
Mobility Technologies LLC, believes that “Dis-Ability does not mean In-Ability”. We are committed to providing the most innovative solution to enhancing the lifestyles of the customers we serve. Our build team has the technical expertise and design experience to deliver a personal solution that can be customized to an individual’s needs. We actively listen to our customers and use their feedback to further understand their wants and desires. Our management team constantly reviews our mission statement and monitors our progress toward serving the customer now and in the future. We are dedicated to building and servicing our customer base by delivering a quality built, dependable mobility vehicle that can be used for years to come.
Many individuals want the freedom and independence to pursue their outdoor interests. The LifeTrike offers them the opportunity to go shopping, visit friends & family, or just go for a joyride through the countryside without the need for a care giver to aid in the transfer. This practical design feature gives the operator the freedom to choose when and where they will travel.
The LifeTrike was designed with several redundancies that provide comfort and alleviate the fears of traveling alongside local traffic. Twin engines have been installed that permit smooth acceleration and secure on-plane turning control. The twin gas engines also prevent the driver from being stranded by using a single engine when necessary to return home. While the horsepower is reduced, the vehicle will operate safely until you reach your destination. Twin turn signal bulbs along with twin batteries have been added to keep the operator safe and provide plenty of power for lights, horn, and exit ramp function. The gate/ramp also has an emergency release that makes it possible to exit the carriage without the battery assist.
The LifeTrike comes equipped with twin 1.5 gallon fuel tanks that allow the casual operator to travel in excess of 150 miles. With local gas prices rising upwards of $4.00/gal. for the required use of 92 octane fuel, the ability to stretch the mileage past 50 MPG becomes very important. In addition, the LifeTrike can be serviced at any local moped or scooter center. This convenience assures the driver of keeping the vehicle in good running condition. When proprietary parts need to be replaced, Mobility Technologies LLC, or its Dealers will contact and supply the mechanic with factory manuals and repair parts.
One of the handiest features built into the LifeTrike is the ability to back out of any accessibility parking lane using the Electric Reverse. The side-mounted lever controls an electric motor-driven reverse gear. In addition, it improves maneuverability while parking your vehicle in tight garage spaces. The braking system has been adapted to provide safe, effective braking while under power. The front brakes are operated with a squeeze lever on the right side of the handlebars in front of the twist acceleration grip. This lever controls the sure-stopping twin caliper front brakes, while the rear brakes are controlled by a squeeze lever on the left side of the handlebars. Rear drum brakes are installed on both rear wheels providing additional controlled stopping power. The LifeTrike was designed with an emergency brake system that disables the startup process if it’s not set when the vehicle is boarded. After setting the emergency brake lever, the LifeTrike can be started and driven.
For convenience & comfort, the handlebars can be adjusted to custom fit the operator for proper turning control and arm reach. They can be adjusted forward and upward to accommodate different body heights and chair configurations.
When you purchase a LifeTrike, you begin to change your life. The open road is truly “open”. You gain control over how you move around the neighborhood. The freedom and convenience of unassisted boarding, helps break down some of the barriers and limitations that present mobility challenges to the wheelchair user or the person living with age-related disabilities. The LifeTrike was designed to normalize your lifestyle and enhance your sense of personal freedom. Mobility Technologies LLC, is proud to offer a life-changing mobility option at an affordable price.