Cool All-Terrain Wheelchair Gives Hunters New Opportunities

Never ignore ingenuity and good ol’ grit when it comes to outdoorsmen finding a way to get back into the woods and fields to enjoy hunting or fishing.

Jake Janes (left) and Chad Hermanson head back to their trucks after duck hunting. The pair, who have been friends and hunting buddies for years, are still able to pursue their passion with all-terrain wheelchairs. (Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Jake Janes (left) and Chad Hermanson head back to their trucks after duck hunting. The pair, who have been friends and hunting buddies for years, are still able to pursue their passion with all-terrain wheelchairs. (Photo: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Tim Swenson’s son was paralyzed in an automobile accident. Swenson, a longtime ATV and snowmobile dealer, combined his knowledge of snowmobiles and a wheelchair to create an all-terrain chair that would give his son the ability to get back outdoors.

Swenson’s creation became Action Track Chairs, which he refined and then created a company, Action Manufacturing, to build them. That was four years ago. Since then, their popularity has taken off and he has a waiting list for them.

“A fairly high percentage of our chairs are sold to people ages 15 to 40 years old,” Swenson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in this feature story. “There’s a lot of military, unfortunately, that have been paralyzed or lost limbs and are now being able to be active like they used to be.”

Kudos to Swenson for his resolve and determination. What a cool thing to create and provide for so many folks interested in getting back to doing what they enjoy!

Read the full story here.

 

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