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

Phone: +44 (0) 1787 882244

TGA supporting the QEF charity’s Tryb4uFly service at Mobility Roadshow

TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, will be supporting the QEF charity’s Tryb4uFly service for airline passengers with disabilities at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow(Stand C21 and B6. 1-3 June, NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire).

Tryb4uFly is debuting at the event this year and provides an advice service for disabled air travellers. This service is managed by the charity Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), and expert representatives will be on hand to provide information about air travel for people with disabilities and their families, and offer practical advice and demonstrations. The event will also provide more information about the cabin assessments that are available at three locations around the UK – QEF Mobility Services based in Carshalton, the Regional Driving Assessment Centre in Birmingham and the William Merritt Disabled Living Centreand Mobility Service, Leeds. Each centre has access to a replica section of aircraft fuselage so travellers can trial and compare accessibility and assistive solutions in a realistic environment.

In conjunction with this, TGA will be showcasing their award-winning range of mobility scooters, wheelchair and powerpacks, which continue to provide assured independence for people across the UK living with restricted mobility. The folding range of TGA Minimo scooters provide maximum transportability as they are compact, lightweight and easy to store. They can be folded single-handedly in seconds and do not require any parts to be dismantled for storage – hence providing hassle-free independence when travelling by car, bus, train or plane. On arrival owners can benefit from use of their own familiar scooter without any compromise to independence. This is why the MinimoMinimo Plus and new Minimo Plus 4 continue to grow in popularity and are ideal for air travel – as will be demonstrated by Tryb4uFly at The Mobility Roadshow. Read more….

Win big discounts on new Minimo Plus 4 with TGA ‘In to Win’ competition at The Mobility Roadshow

TGA, the trusted name in quality and reliable mobility scooters, will be offering the chance to win big discounts on its new folding Minimo Plus 4 by entering the TGA ‘In to Win’ scooter car boot loading competition at The Mobility Roadshow (NAEC Stoneleigh, 1-3 June 2017, Hall 1, stand B6 and Test Track).

TGA is a long standing supporter of the Mobility Roadshow and will once again be showcasing its complete range of award-winning mobility scooters, wheelchairs and wheelchair powerpacks. At the 2017 event it will be launching the revolutionary WHILL Personal Mobility Vehicle, debuting five new scooters, hosting an exciting test drive track and offering two competitions. The most proficient drivers around the test track could win a luxurious Fortnum and Mason Hamper and visitors to stand B6 can enter the ‘In to Win’ competition. The ‘In to Win’ competition involves the folding and loading of a new Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter, into a mock up car boot, in the fastest possible time. All entrants will have their name and time posted on a ‘Top Gear’ style leader board during the Mobility Roadshow and the top fastest folders will win fantastic prizes.

All scooter loading competition entrants have the chance to win up to 50% off a new Minimo Plus 4 – that’s a saving of over £1300! The other four entrants who finish in the top five will qualify for a 20% discount so there is all to play for in this competition. The winners will be announced just after The Mobility Roadshow.  Read more…

TGA To Run Mobility Scooter Test Drive Track And Competition At Mobility Roadshow 2017

TGA, the proven choice in quality mobility scooters, will be providing a free and fun test drive track at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow so visitors can test drive scooters with the chance of winning a luxurious Fortnum and Mason hamper (NAEC Stoneleigh, 1-3 June 2017, Hall 1, stand B6).

Since 1983, The Mobility Roadshow has been the UK’s largest accessible vehicle test drive and independent living event for consumers with restricted mobility. The 2017 show will bring together an impressive array of mobility product innovations from many leading specialists – including the latest range of mobility scooters from TGA. TGA is a long standing supporter of The Mobility Roadshow and will be exhibiting on two stands at the Stoneleigh event – a showcase of its complete award-winning product range and an impressive test track facility.

All visitors to The Mobility Roadshow will be able to test drive scooters over ramps, around obstacles and complete manoeuvring challenges – perfect for discovering the ideal scooter for individual needs. Every scooter can be tested and compared for driveability, performance and stability; supported by expert guidance from the friendly and knowledgeable TGA representatives on hand throughout the show. Every visitor who attends the track will have access to essential tips and advice regarding safe driving and the chance to enter the TGA free prize draw. Drivers will be marked on their manoeuvring proficiency and their scores will be displayed on a ‘Top Gear’ style leader board. The highest scorers will then be entered into a free prize draw to win the hamper – announced on the last day of the Roadshow. Read more

Roy Discovers Devon On His New Harley Davidson TGA Mobility Scooter

Despite living with walking difficulties and severe asthma, Roy Dyer, 47, from Barnstaple, has been able to fulfil his passion for wildlife photography thanks to his new off-road ‘Harley Davidson’ TGA mobility scooter.

Roy lives near Barnstaple in north Devon and is a highly positive individual and takes each day as it comes. He lives with major breathing challenges and regularly experiences severe asthma attacks, exasperated by only having one working lung. This condition resulted in Roy having to reluctantly take early retirement from his career in welding, manufacturing and engineering which he thoroughly enjoyed. As a flexible character with a ‘go getting’ and ‘put his hand to anything’ attitude, living with restricted freedom is unbearable for Roy. To remain independent, he invested in a mobility scooter a few years ago however it did not have the performance or capabilities to tackle the many rural tracks and trails in picturesque Devon. Roy regularly visited Exmoor however with a new desire to fulfil his passion for photography, he was desperate to reach the more remote areas. This has just become possible with ownership of a new rugged TGA Supersport mobility scooter.

The TGA Supersport is like no other mobility scooter, in fact it doesn’t resemble a mobility scooter at all. Looking more like a classic Harley Davidson motorcycle, the black and chrome 3-wheel Supersport is popular with countryside residents and groups such as the Disabled Ramblers as it has proven off-road performance. It incorporates large wheels for superb traction up hills, robust suspension, a powerful motor and outstanding manoeuvrability – enhanced by an impressive battery range of up to 30 miles. These features mean riders can drive in comfort over grass, gravel and rocky uneven surfaces whilst remaining safe and stable. This instils peace of mind in owners so they feel comfortable venturing further afield especially as the Supersport is renowned for assured reliability. Roy is now taking his scooter, with confidence, into the unknown around Exmoor to photograph the most beautiful wildlife and scenery he can find.

Roy explains: “All my life I have wanted to get into photography but never got round to it. However now my condition is life threating at any point, it is important I get the most out of each day. So I’ve stopped smoking and bought myself a decent camera. Add to this my Supersport scooter and I am now able to go out and photograph whatever wildlife I want; I’ve even had one of my pictures published in a local paper. The next subject matter I am focusing on is the night sky so I’m using my scooter to transport kit into the moors to shoot time lapse pictures after dark, you wouldn’t believe the colours you can capture.” Read more….

New Zest Car Boot Mobility Scooter From TGA To Be Unveiled At Naidex. #BiggestTGAlaunch

TGA, the trusted UK specialist in mobility scooters, will be introducing its new compact Zest and Zest Plus car boot mobility scooters as part of its largest product launch ever at Naidex (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).

Since 1985 TGA has listened to the needs of end users so that its scooters continue to resolve current and future mobility challenges. Most recently this up-to-date understanding has led to the introduction of the Zest and Zest Plus which have been developed in close cooperation with TGA’s manufacturers. The Zest and Zest Plus are brand new scooters from TGA that dismantle into five lightweight parts for storage in a car boot.

Rare in the compact scooter class, the Zest and larger version, the Zest Plus, both include active suspension for a smoother and more stable ride. Each scooter provides a driving experience that is more akin to that of a larger scooter, whilst offering advanced transportability through easily manageable components. All the mechanisms are engineered with precision and the finish quality is superb – high grade materials for durability and sustained comfort. Both Zest models are built with all the reliability and quality expected from TGA so owners have confidence and safety around town and when tackling more challenging terrain.

Available with two battery options for either an 8 or 14-mile range, the Zest is ideal for people looking for local independence and freedom further afield. In addition to suitability for car transportation, the Zest is ideal for travel on public transport, boats and planes. Its turning circle, which is one of the tightest on the market, along with its 55cm slim-line chassis and lightweight design, mean it qualifies for transportation on buses that operate the growing number of disabled passenger passport schemes. The compact version has an impressive user weight capacity of 133kg (21 stone) and better postural support is provided by a highly comfortable seat. The floor well is spacious so owners with longer legs can stretch out and position their knees in a relaxed manner – essential for people living with ArthritisMS or Stroke. The tiller is ergonomically considered so people with limited hand dexterity can operate the Zest with ease and hence maintain more control. Read more…..

 

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.
Read more….https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/news/new-folding-maximo-plus-mobility