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Seat Depth Growth System

Convaid extended the standard seat depth growth range to at least 5 inches to allow for up to 5 years of growth for convaid's full line of wheelchairs. This includes Convaid Rodeo, Convaid Cruiser, Convaid Cruiser Planar, Convaid Scout, Convaid Lite Rider, Convaid Safari, Convaid Ez Rider, Convaid Ez Rider Planar, Convaid Convertible and Convertible Planar wheelchair models.

These changes let individuals use convaid's wheelchairs for up to 5 years, and they comply with funding requirements for HCPCS codes, making it a whole lot easier for people to get a Convaid wheelchair funded by their insurance.

The additional growth and adjustment range also eliminates custom modification and allows parents or dealers to make the growth adjustment themselves. Adding growth to the chairs can be easily achieved by replacing the original set of seat tubes with a longer set that is included in the initial standard wheelchair purchase. Exception is the Rodeo, which will come with one tube that is suitable for five years of growth.

Benefits include:

  • Adds 5 years of growth
  • Growth is STANDARD on each model & shipped with two sets of seat tubes
  • Chairs comply with funding requirements for HCPS codes
  • Each chair includes the correct anatomical growth range based on hip width

HCPCS “anatomical growth range” Requirements

Chair Size Depth Range
10 6” to 11”
12 8” to 13”
14 10” to 15”
16 11” to 16”
18 14” to-21”

Basic Growth Ranges

Wheelchair Model Size Seat Depth Range
Cruiser 10 6-11 in / 15-28 cm
Cruiser 12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
Cruiser 14 10-15 in / 25-38 cm
Cruiser 16 11-16 in / 28-41 cm
Cruiser 18 14-21 in / 36-53 cm
Ez Rider / Convertible 12 9-14 in / 23-35 cm
Ez Rider / Convertible 14 11-16 in / 28-41 cm
Ez Rider / Convertible 16 12-17 in / 30-43 cm
Ez Rider / Convertible 18 14.5-19.5 in / 37-49 cm
Rodeo 10 7-12 in / 18-30 cm
Rodeo 12 9-14 in / 23-36 cm
Rodeo 14 11-16 in / 28-41 cm
Rodeo 16 13-18 in / 33-46 cm
in - inches, cm - centimeter

Growth Range Based on Tube Size

Seat Tube Model
Cruiser
Ez Rider / Convertible
Rodeo
Color / Size Size 10 12 14 16 18 12 14 16 18 12 14 16 18
994779 in     10-12 11-13   9-11 11-13 12-14          
2.91 in / 7 cm cm     25-30 28-33   23-28 28-33 30-36          
994780 in     13-15 14-16   12-14 14-16 15-17          
5.91 in / 15 cm cm     33-38 36-41   30-36 36-41 38-43          
994777 in 6-8 8-10             14.5-16.5        
3.91 in / 10 cm cm 15-20 20-25             37-42        
994778 in 9-11 11-13             17.5-19.5        
6.91 in / 17.5 cm cm 23-28 28-33             44-49        
994781 in         14-17                
4.89 in / 12 cm cm         36-43                
994782 in         18-21                
8.89 in / 22.5 cm cm         46-53                
Rodeo in                   7-12 9-14 11-16 13-18
(No tube change) cm                   18-30 23-36 28-41 33-46

in - inch, cm - centimeters

Tube Size and Model Use

Cruiser, Ez Rider and Convertible
Seat extension measurements are from the snap button to the end of the tube
994779
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 14, 16; Ez Rider 12, 14, 16 and Convertible 12, 14, 16
994780
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 14, 16; EZ Rider 12, 14, 16 and Convertible 12, 14, 16
994777
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 10, 12; EZ Rider 18; and Convertible 18
994778
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 10, 12; EZ Rider 18; and Convertible 18
994781
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 18
994782
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser 18

Basic Growth Ranges - Planar

Wheelchair Model
Size Seat Depth Range
Cruiser Planar 10 6-11 in / 15-28 cm
Cruiser Planar 12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
Cruiser Planar 14 9-14 in / 23-36 cm
Cruiser Planar 16 10-15 in / 25-38 cm
Cruiser Planar 18 13-20 in / 33-51 cm
EZ Rider / Convertible Planar 12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
EZ Rider / Convertible Planar 14 9-14 in / 23-36 cm
EZ Rider / Convertible Planar 16 10-15 in / 25-38 cm
EZ Rider / Convertible Planar 18 13-18 in / 33-46 cm

Growth Range Based on Tube Size - Planar

Planar seat extension tubes use the same color code, except there will be a letter "P" designator
Seat Tube Model Cruiser Planar EZ Rider / Convertible Planar
Color / Size Size 10 12 14 16 18 12 14 16 18
994779   in           8-10 9-11 10-12  
2.91 in / 7cm cm           20-25 23-28 25-30  
994780   in           11-13 12-14 13-15  
5.91 in / 15 cm cm           28-33 30-36 33-38  
994777   in                 13-15
3.91 in / 10 cm cm                 33-38
994778   in                 16-18
6.91 in / 17.5 cm cm                 41-46
994785   in         13-16        
6.52 in / 16.5 cm cm         36-41        
994786   in         17-20        
10.52 in / 27 cm cm         43-51        
994783   in 6-8 8-10 9-11 10-12          
4.45 in / 11 cm cm 15-20 20-25 23-28 25-30          
994784   in 9-11 11-13 12-14 13-15          
7.45 in / 19 cm cm 23-28 28-33 30-36 33-38          

Tube Size and Model Use - Planar

(Cruiser Planar)
Ez Rider Planar and Convertible Planar uses the same tubes for standard and planar models
994783
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser Planar 10, 12, 14 and 16
994784
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser Planar 10, 12, 14 and 16
994785
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser Planar 18
994786
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Cruiser Planar 18

Seat Depth Tube Replacement

Cruiser, EZ Rider and Convertible
Step 1
Wheelchairs ship with 2 sets of seat tube.
Step 2
To change seat tubes, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove fabric retaining screws from both sides.
Step 2a
Step 3
Remove seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin. Install new seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin and release when desired setting is achieved. Repeat for opposite side.
Step 4
Reinstall fabric retaining screw and tighten. Repeat for opposite side.

Rodeo Seat Depth Adjustment

Step 1
Peel off seat upholstery from mesh seat support
Step 2
Remove bolts, located on the front of the seat frame in which the telescoping seat depth extension tubes are inserted. Perform on one side at a time. (5/32" Hex Key and 7/16" wrench)
Step 3a
Remove bolt and pull side frame apart from seat frame, ensure all loose part are in correct sequence before reinserting bolts.
Step 3b
See diagram on page 8 for part sequence
Step 4a
Adjust seat depth to desired position, reinsert bolt.
Step 4b
Repeat steps 2, 3a, 3b, 4a and 4b for opposite and Velcro seat support to mesh seat support.

Rodeo Seat Depth Adjustment


Seat Depth Tube Replacement - Cruiser Planar

Step 1
Remove fabric seat by pressing the detent pin on both sides.
Step 2
Insert seat tube into chair frame. The detent pins should be facing towards the inside of the chair.
Note: Seat Mesh removed to show seat depth adjust settings.
Step 3
Facing the chair, tip the planar seat down at a 45 degree angle towards the seat back, with the support bars touching the frame of the chair.
Step 3
Push gently until the support bars go beyond the frame of the chair as shown.
Step 4
Lower the seat to a horizontal position and push the end caps/brackets onto the seat tubes until you hear a "click".
Step 5a
Make sure detent pin snaps in on both sides.
Step 5b
Make sure the arrows on the support bars are lined up with the green patch on each side of the cushion.
Step 5c
NOTE: Cruiser Planar 10 seat cushion requires adjustment when using the longer tubes.

Seat Depth Tube Replacement - Cruiser Planar 10


Seat Depth Tube Replacement

EZ Rider Planar and Convertible Planar
Step 1
Wheelchairs ship with 2 sets of seat tube.
Step 2
To change seat tubes, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove fabric retaining screws from both sides.
Step 2a
Step 3
Remove seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin. Install new seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin and release when desired setting is achieved. Repeat for opposite side.
Step 4
Reinstall fabric retaining screw and tighten. Repeat for opposite side.
 
Step 5
Align the Velcro strips on the bottom of the planar cushion with the Velcro on the fabric seat and push downwards.
Step 6
On each side, wrap the straps attached to the planar seat cushion around the chair side frame and buckle.
 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does the additional set of tubes cost?
The Seat Depth Growth Sets are included with purchase of new wheelchair at no additional cost.

2. Can the new seat depth tubes be used on previous models?
Yes, only for growth options. New seat fabric will need to be ordered separately.

3. Can the new seat upholstery be used on previous models?
The new seat upholstery can effectively be used on the following models: Scout/Lite Rider/Safari.

4. Will Convaid still offer seat cut backs and seat depth extensions?
Convaid will only offer seat depth extensions.

5. Will on seat upholstery accoommodate the shortest/longest settings?
YES

6. Will the added seat depth growth affect other measurements?
NO

7. When set at the longest seat depths, will the angels change and/or will there be too much of an angle (incline)?
NO

8. Will the planar options still work when the shortest/longest seat depth settings are used?
YES