Shuttle

We can no longer supply the Shuttle model if you require this style of pushchair then the Ottobock Eco-Buggy is very similar

in the absence of the Shuttle see Budget XL Special Needs Stroller or Maclaren Major Elite

 

Trotter special needs crashed tested transport chair

An affordable alternative to the Maclaren Major Elite developed specially for the older/larger child who is not able to walk or, more likely, can walk...but not far enough (or reliably in the direction which you want to go !)

The Shuttle appears to be a very similar design to the Ottobock Eco-Buggy but it is NOT the same pushchair, for example it does not have the useful under seat shopping basket although Hamster Bags can be fitted. It is, however, supplied with a four point harness and a lap belt as standard.

Compared to a Maclaren Major Elite the seat is 8cm deeper and the seat to footplate distance 6cm shorter so we estimate that the age range is approximately 4 to 7 years although the maximum weight capacity of 50kg would take an older/larger child.

A younger child may struggle with the seat depth unless you are fitting cushioning which would reduce the seat depth, for example a Burnett or Stabilo Vacuum Support Cushion System.

We have no user feedback of this product and our own experience is limited to taking the above photos.

We are impressed with the Shuttle in terms of design and overall build quality however we question the practicality of the blue paint finish to the frame which is easily scratched. It is also important to note that unless the footplates are turned out before pushchair is folded then the footplate guides can be damaged - although fortunately it is not essential for the pushchair to operate.

Key differences with the Major Elite are:

  • adjustable seat angle

  • fold out foot rests

  • larger 8" rear wheel

The Shuttle has a one year manufacturers warranty.

There is a degree of self assembly required when the pushchair is delivered - fitting the seat to the frame (velcro) and attaching the 4 point harness/and or lap belt. Not difficult just a little fiddly.

The Shuttle has relatively small 6" front wheels and 8" rear wheels which are best suited to smooth surfaces, it will struggle off road or with a larger child even on a cobbled street (see our other pushchairs, e.g. Advance Mobility Independence) so it is essentially an urban pushchair. On the other hand the relatively small 'footprint' of the Shuttle makes it much more suitable than the other pushchairs for use around town, inside shops or other places indoors, e.g. School.

  • 6" sprung mounted swivel front wheels

    good manoeuvrability in small places
    can be fixed
    hard wheels but with suspension
    small wheels unsuitable for rough surfaces
     

  • adjustable fold out foot rests

    to suit child leg length
    can help accessibility of seat (reverse in)
    no location slots for fitting foot straps although there are ankle straps
    must be folded out before folding the pushchair (not complicated)
     

  • seat

    adjustable backrest angle
    three position adjustable seat configuration, change seat base angle/seat depth/base to back angle
    re-inforced seat base and back, removable for cleaning
    exposed position for the 'occupant', lacks privacy
     

The Key Features

  • capacity

    • maximum weight limit 100lbs, 7 stone, 45kg

    lightweight but robust aluminium frame

    • 1 year frame warranty only

    compact folding

    four point adjustable height harness

    • 4 height position shoulder strap adjustment

    parking brake

    • dual rear wheel parking brakes

    storm cover

    • we supply a storm cover as standard but if you do not want one then we will happily put together a special package for you.

    storage

    • an underseat basket is not available , sorry...but you can fit Hamster Bags

    low maintenance

    • wipe clean (sponge-able) fabrics
    • tough plastic non pneumatic wheels (no punctures !)
  • VAT Free

    • eligible for VAT Relief when purchased for a child with special needs

the Shuttle pushchair is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle, if you need a pushchair which is Crash Tested and approved for use in a vehicle see the Trotter model.

We can supply a very limited range accessories for the Shuttle - Storm Cover, Lambskin Comfort Liner, Hamster Bags and Travel Bag. See photo gallery below.

For detailed dimensions please visit Shuttle Specifications

or download the detailed User Manual
this is in the Adobe pdf format, if you do not have Acrobat Reader installed you can install it free

Whilst the Shuttle may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

Footplate Highest Position

Footplate Lowest Position

 

info@specialneedspushchairs.co.uk tel: 01363 881110

Every child is an individual with individual needs it is not therefore possible to state that these special needs pushchairs will be suitable for every child. We have supplied pushchairs for children with the following conditions:

ADHD, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, Autism, Barth Syndrome, Brain Tumour, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Disorder, Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome, CP, Developmental Dysplaysia, Diastrophic Dysplaysia, Downs Syndrome, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay, Heart Condition, Hemiplegia, Hypermobility, Hypotonic, Lissencephally, Low Muscle Tone, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy, Ohtahara Syndrome, Pneumocoocal Meningitis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sotos Syndrome, Spastic Diplegia, Spina Bifida, Tetrasomy, Tuberous Sclerosis.