Each knee walker comes with its own unique braking design. Brakes are essential for mounting and dismounting of the walker in a safe manner.
They are also necessary for when cruising down inclines such as rams, hills and other uneven surfaces. This is especially the case with all-terrain knee scooter models.
So how do you work the brakes for the Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter?
Engaging The Orthomate All-Terrain Brakes
To engage the brakes for The Orthomate its very simple and easy. Much like a bike had a hand brake the Orthomate also utilizes the familiar setup for its brakes. Unlike the Swivelmate Knee Walker the Orthomate only utilizes the brakes on the side handle of the steering column.
Engaging the brakes just simply squeeze the brake handle if wanting to come to a stop.
Then release to continue onward.
The brakes work just like a bike and are familiar to users making it a quick and easy setup to understand.
How To Engage The Orthomate Parking Brake?
When engaging The Orthomate parking brake it’s important to locate the silver parking brake button which is located on the right brake handle. It looks like a silver cylinder and this will be the primary area of focus when engaging the parking brake.
To engage the parking brake simply hold the brake handle down fully. The brakes will depress, and the parking brake will now be able to engage. Just simply push the silver parking brake button inward while depressing the brakes until it locks.
Finally, once the parking brake is locked release tension on the brake handle and the parking brake is completely locked. When the brake is fully locked there should be no further movement of the rear wheels. If the rear wheels move, then it’s a sign the parking brake is not activated.
How To Release The Orthomate Parking Brake?
To release the Orthomate brakes you will once again want to locate the cylindrical parking brake button. If the walker is parked the parking brake should already be in the depressed position. To release the parking brake just simply squeeze the brake handle. At this point you should hear a pop or clicking sound which is the parking brake deactivating.
Once the deactivation has happened you can let go of the brake handle. When releasing the brake handle the rear wheels should roll with the front two wheels. If the wheels are still locked either the user still has the brake handle depressed or the parking brake is still engaged.
When the parking brake releases you can roam about freely.
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