Tubular Equipment are manufacturers, hirers and distributors of mobility equipment
We supply walking frames, bathroom and bedroom aids, wheelchairs and living aids to hospitals and rest homes throughout New Zealand.
We help the young, elderly and disabled person who has physical or handicapped disabilities become independent.
Check out our new
Tubular Knee Scooter.
This Tubular Knee Scooter is compact for inside use, yet very stable over outdoor surfaces. It folds easily to fit into your car boot for transportation.
To view our full Tubular Knee Scooter website, please visit:
Hire mobility equipment
We cover hireage throughout the Bay of Plenty from Katikati, Tauranga, Rotorua, Te Puke, to Whakatane.
Some equipment can be hired nationwide.
Do you have relatives/friends coming to stay? We can help if they don’t want to bring a lot of equipment with them.
Are you recovering from hip, knee or ankle surgery? …we can help.
“The Tubular Knee Scooter enabled me to maintain complete personal independence and kept me actively involved with the family and community whilst maintaining a complete non weight-bearing regime for my left fractured ankle.”
“The Tubular Knee Scooter was of a size that fitted into all the types of Taxis that I used, either in the boot or on the back seat and belted in. Within a week I was enabled by using the Tubular Knee Scooter to attend a function with greater ease than I could have when using crutches.”
“What a revolution!! With the Tubular Knee Scooter I could zip around the house, put all my stuff for showering in the basket, ‘stand’ at the kitchen bench and move around the kitchen. With care I could steer it with one hand and carry something in the other. I could put washing on and by splitting the loads hang them out on the clothes line. I was able to go shopping and it was no problem if there was a distance from the car to the shops.”
“This is such a great piece of equipment and allowed me the mobility that I would never have obtained from crutches. As I live alone it enabled me to get around the house and do the basics simple tasks I would otherwise not have managed. Carrying food, drink, pens, books etc. even the washing. It also gave me the mobility to get out and meet people or do the shopping. I was the envy of many as I scooted around the local supermarket while others on crutches looked on.”
“I am just writing to let you know how great my experience with the knee scooter was. My neighbor saw me using it and asked how to get hold of one because their friend has also just ruptured an Achilles tendon. It was a life saver I was able to go out to the supermarket with a helper. The best thing was that I could get to the bench to make a drink and prepare a meal and then carry the meal. I could also get out to the washing line and hang a few things out. I was able to be independent inside the house and also get out for outings. I would highly recommend it!”
“The Tubular Knee Scooter was a saviour! I felt so debilitated with crutches on a day to day basis and managing with a 5 month baby and a 5 year old. But with the Knee Scooter life became easier, with hands free and less labour intensive for my shoulders and good leg. Also excellent to sit on and rest whilst out and about in the local village. It is a nifty, comfortable and compact design that is light and fast. Thank goodness I saw someone with one in Wellington the day after I tore my Achilles and immediately asked where she got it!”
“Thanks for the Tubular Knee Scooter while I was recovering from a ruptured Achilles. It increased my mobility by a zillion percent. I went places with it, including the Abel Tasman National Park, which I could not have done on crutches and it gave me my hands back as well!”
“My recent hireage of a Tubular Knee Scooter from Tubular Equipment was a real life saver. I was able to use the scooter for all my personal cares and being able to get out of the house was a real bonus. I recommend that any person who is going to have leg or ankle surgery get one of these before the surgery, or any person who has had an emergency problem below the knee must have one. The price of hireage is very reasonable. It’s easy to learn to use and it feels very safe.”
“I just want to let you know what a wonderful little helper the Tubular Knee Scooter is. My wife broke her ankle and was battling with a walker and crutches. We contacted ACC and asked them if they could hire a Tubular Knee Scooter which they did and what a help. It is amazing how good it helps her get around I just wanted to let you know. Keep up the good work, they are wonderful little helpers and work well.”
“What a relief it is to be using one of your knee scooters. It arrived yesterday and it was easy to assemble. My husband and I are not very ‘handy’ so if we could work it out – anyone can! Brilliant!”