How to get a TGA Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into the boot of a car

TGA’s Tim Ross demonstrates how quick and easy it is to put the folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into a car boot.

The Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo mobility scooter is renowned for across the UK.

The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter.

It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger.

Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.

More details: https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/range/scooters/minimo-plus-4

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TGA to launch 6mph folding mobility scooter at Naidex 2017

The latest evolution in pioneering folding mobility scooters from TGA, the new faster 6mph Maximo Plus, will be launched alongside four other new TGA products at Naidex 2017 (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).Folding Mobility Scooter

The 4mph Maximo was launched to great acclaim at Naidex 2015 where it provided the first ever mid-sized scooter that combined a more spacious and enhanced driving experience with remarkable levels of transportability and manoeuvrability. Incorporating the same considered engineering and design of its smaller sister model, the Minimo, the Maximo can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Despite its larger size the Maximo is still lightweight and compact enough when folded for hassle-free transportation in the boot of a typical estate car or 4×4. When in use it delivers a smoother ride with greater stability through larger wheels, pneumatic tyres, advanced suspension and a wider chassis – ideal for owners with back issues or postural difficulties. The new Maximo Plus offers all the features of the popular Maximo along with Class 3 status ie. it is compliant for road use with a higher top speed of 6mph, powerful headlights, indicators and a horn.

The 6mph Maximo Plus gives owners enhanced performance and a higher speed for reduced journey times. Personalised comfort is assured through a design that can be adjusted to suit a range of rider heights and weights. The fully adjustable and ergonomic control tiller and armrests, along with the supportive orthopaedic seat, ensure every driver can position their neck, shoulders and arms in a totally relaxed manner. This helps to improve posture and steering control when travelling and maximises safety and enjoyment. Access on and off the Maximo Plus is straightforward as the armrests can be re-positioned for strain-free sideways transfers. This scooter has an impressive user weight capacity of up to 21 stone (133kg), a 12.5-mile (20km) range and an ultra-lightweight, fast-charging lithium battery only weighing 7lbs (3.3kg). Its integrated LED lights ensure independence at night is safer through clearer vision for owners when driving and greater visibility to other road users.
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New TGA Minimo Plus 4 Folding Mobility Scooter To Be Launched At Naidex 2017 #BiggestTGAlaunch

TGA, the UK-leading mobility product specialist, will be launching the new 4-wheel folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter at Naidex 2017 – part of TGA’s largest multiple product launch ever (Stand A59 / Test Track, 28-30 March).

The new Minimo Plus 4 is one of five new exciting products being launched this Spring by TGA. The folding Minimo and Maximo scooter range from TGA continues to be hugely popular since it was introduced in 2013. It includes the standard Minimo, the award-winning Minimo Plus, the larger Maximo and now the new Minimo Plus 4. The Minimo Plus 4 takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo is renowned for across the UK.

The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter. It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger. Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.

The Minimo Plus 4 promises to be a market-leading choice for holiday makers and business travellers who need a mobility scooter that is easy to take on board planes, trains and buses. Through its superb manoeuvrability and slimline chassis, it is permitted for travel on public transport where disabled passenger passport schemes are provided and its super-quick folding mechanism ensures taxi drivers can handle without hassle. Despite its compact size the Minimo Plus 4 has an impressive user weight capacity of 115kg (18st) and the powerful 14.5ah battery delivers a range of 24km (15 miles). Its pneumatic tyres are available with TGA’s proven puncture sealant as an option for total peace of mind.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director says: “The folding Minimo Plus 4 is one of several pioneering products we are launching at Naidex this year. This evolution in our award-winning range will provide the perfect solution for those who want all the original Minimo benefits along with added stability and versatility over varying terrain. Our latest Minimo includes the fully adjustable TGA armrests and a supportive seat so owners can travel in a relaxed position with better posture. The new Minimo Plus 4 reiterates our commitment to engineering innovation that is 100% focused on delivering flexibility, reliability and safety for assured independence further afield. I would encourage all show visitors to test drive our complete Minimo and Maximo range around the TGA Test Track at Naidex – a unique opportunity to experience the very latest in compact assistive technology.”

www.tgamobility.co.ukNaidex 2017

Rachel with Rheumatoid Arthritis enjoys Palace Garden party thanks to folding Maximo mobility scooter

Despite living with restricted mobility, Rachel Gibson-Leigh from Brighton, continues to enhance her freedom after attending a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on a new folding TGA Maximo mobility scooter.

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Before taking early retirement due to severe Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rachel worked in publishing and was an accomplished book and graphic designer. She now lives with her wife, Debbie, who has recently retired from public service as a long standing civil servant. Debbie now cares for Rachel and with the help of two new folding mobility scooters, a TGA Minimo Plus and Maximo, they can both still enjoy accessing Brighton – especially The Lanes, Seafront and new i360. They also enjoy days out in the car with freedom on arrival at scenic locations such as Arundel Castle, the South Downs and Chichester. The compact Minimo is the best-selling folding car boot scooter from TGA and the Maximo is a larger 4-wheel version. The Minimo is lightweight and easy to lift into the car boot whilst the more spacious Maximo provides enhanced comfort, stability and support. Both scooters fold into a compact shape which is essential for Rachel and Debbie as they live in a first floor flat where storage space is limited.

The catalyst behind ownership of these two scooters was Debbie’s invitation to the Buckingham Palace Royal Garden Party – in recognition of her service to the nation. As Rachel cannot walk far, being able to accompany Debbie would not have been possible without the assistance of a mobility scooter. Rachel explains: “Following our invitation to the Palace we could see very early on that there would be a great deal of standing and walking involved. This is something I find very difficult now. Therefore, we decided that a mobility scooter would be the perfect solution. At the time I was about 20 stone in weight so couldn’t make use of the lightweight machines. We also live in a flat serviced by an old Victorian lift so the scooter had to fold. It soon became obvious that the TGA Maximo was the scooter for me. The TGA Assessor, Shaun Finch, brought one to the flat and after a good test drive I bought it there and then. I called her Boudicca, because she represents freedom and liberty for me. I also own a lightweight Minimo Plus now as I have lost weight.”

Rachel continues: “The sun was shining and it was a pleasant and balmy day when we went to the Palace. The gardens quickly filled with approximately 7,000 guests from all walks of life. After a little mingling the food tent opened at about 2.30pm and at 4pm the Royal family emerged to the playing of God Save the Queen by one of three military bands present. We then went for a turn around the extensive and beautiful grounds and gardens. My Maximo was just what I’d hoped for and I was both comfortable and able to ride over the gravel paths, inclines and grass with ease. We stopped and before too long we saw the Royals walking along the path towards us. The Queen led and as she came up to us, I said: ‘A very happy 90th year ma’am’ to which she said thank you and then I told her how lovely her outfit was, to which she also said thank you. The Duke of Edinburgh was behind The Queen but didn’t come forward for conversation. Then came Katherine Duchess of Cambridge. I said: ‘We were hoping to see George and Charlotte but she said that they would create mayhem and need a thousand nannies to keep them in check!’ She had such a sparkling smile! Then came Prince William in his morning suit and top hat, followed by several more members of the family who we greeted. What a wonderful day made all the more enjoyable because I had my TGA Maximo scooter.” Read more…..