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These are rollators that are designed for people of a higher weight or who are much taller than the average person. You may also see them referred to as bariatric rollators or plus-size rollators.
Heavy duty rollators have reinforced, durable frames making them a great option if you need a little extra support in getting around. These frames also tend to be a little wider than the frames on a standard 4-wheeled rollator.
Many heavy duty rollators also include seating, so you can take a rest while walking, should you need to, or have a place to sit and wait for your bus or for someone to come pick you up.
Anyone who is of a higher weight or above average height may find a heavy duty rollator more suitable to meet their needs.
This type of rollator also tends to have a wider than average frame and seat. It's always important to double-check any rollator measurements to make sure that it's right for your needs.
It's important to check the rollator measurements and weight limits to make sure that it's right for your needs. As these frames tend to be wider than average, you should also check that it can fit through your garden gate/front door/back door/internal doors before purchasing.
Don't forget, if your chosen rollator has a seat, you must put on the parking brake before sitting down to help avoid any accidents.
If you have any questions about a particular rollator or need help deciding if it's the right one for your needs, you can contact our Expert Advice Service here or speak to one of the team using our Live Chat system.