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The Tankchair is The Perfect Tool to Train Your Horses
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The Tankchair is The Perfect Tool to Train Your Horses

This is very exciting to be writing about all the new inventions that people made to make life easier for those with mobility issues. Brad Soden was the sole inventor of the Tankchair in 2001. Soden’s wife had just lost her mobility the year before, in an accident. The chair that they gave her to go home with, from the hospital, was an HMO approved wheelchair. Their insurance paid for it, but it was not a good fit for Mrs. Soden. Every time that she went out of the house, the wheels would become damaged.

Mrs. Solden was very depressed that she had to stay inside when she is a nature lover. Solden became upset with getting up five kids every morning while his wife cried that she couldn’t do anything. So he tried a few different chairs that also did not work when she went outdoors with them. Wheels broke going down curbs. While using the motor chairs, the motors went dead. Solden was not going to stop there. He took matters into how own hands to do this himself, being mechanically inclined and having served in the Persian Gulf War.

In reference to his latest creation, Solden’s father-in-law said to him, “wouldn’t it be cool if you put tracks on like a tank?” That’s it. The bells went off in Soden’s head and the Tank Chair was born. During the beginning of building these, he got his wife outside and on the farm for the day. Many sheaths tore and motors got stuck and burned out on the inclines. Looking to turn to another direction, Solden took his plan and the new chair to US Robotics to build. The built the chair in one whole day with a heavy motor and built to last trackers. Everything was really working this time, except the seat that he bought back to have adjusted so that it was comfortable and not bouncing.

This chair has allowed Soden’s wife to conquer her disability. She spends nights at the campfire with her family and friends. Also works on the farm during the day. Has time for herself, outside. She has her life back. That’s what Soden wanted for his wife who is a very unselfish lady.

The Tankchair is being sold to hundreds and thousands who need this chair, while being covered on certain hospitalization plans. Farmers with limited mobility are using this to work on their farm. Then can clean, train horses on this chair. They can do their gardening in this chair. The chair could also be attached to the back of a tractor to cut the grass and hay. They run the whole farm, in this chair. Plus you can take a stroll around town. Brad Soden is very happy that he has reached many families in conquering their disability with the Tankchair.

The maintenance guy was here working on my apartment as I was writing this blog this afternoon. I showed him that I was writing the Tankchair. He turned and said to me that Brad Sobel was the most important person in his life right now, because his mother had acquired mobility issues. He said that the wheelchair that the hospital gave her breaks down when she goes outside. So he ordered the Tankchair for her and told me that it was completely covered by her hospitalization.

Ref: Tankchair. Click and enjoy the videos.

Keep going to you get what you want and need in your chair to be the awesome person that you are. If you like this, please vote and comment. I enjoy comments.

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  1. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    How innovative :)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      There is always a way to get out there and push it when you want to get the job done. You want your loves ones happy and living a better quality of life. Then by inventing a product that everyone with mobility issues can use, it's a win win situation. Some of the hosptilazations do cover this chair in full...Thanks for the vote.
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  2. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    What a wonderful chair for people that want to be more active. I think the tankchai will soon replace all wheelchairs would this not be wonderful to see.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      It's a better product. Thank you for voting.
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  3. Elaine Herandez
    Now this is a wheelchair.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for voting.
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  4. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. What an amazing idea!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      The even nicer thing is that it is paid for fully by some of the insurances.
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  5. Scott Desmond
    What an amazing wheelchair and also your blog is amazing. I have started to follow you. Voted
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you Scott.
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