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Owner's Manual
The Ultimate In Style & Performance
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual The Ultimate In Style & Performance ® Exeter, PA St. Catharines, ON 1-800-800-8586
  • Page 2 G U I D E L I N E S Please read and follow all instructions in this owner’s manual before attempting to operate your Hurricane PMV for the first time. If there is anything in this manual you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup, contact your authorized Pride provider.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION ......................... 4 SAFETY ............................6 III. EMI/RFI ............................15 IV. SPECIFICATIONS ........................17 YOUR HURRICANE PMV ...................... 19 VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .................... 25 VII. OPERATION ..........................29 VIII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS....................31 IX. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................34 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ....................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    If you experience any problems with your Hurricane PMV that you are unable to solve, or if you do not feel capable of safely following any of the instructions and/or recommendations as contained in this manual, please contact your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
  • Page 5 Quick Reference Information: Model:______________________________________________________________________________ Serial Number:__________________________________________________________________________ Purchase Date:_________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or this owner’s manual, contact us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 6: Safety

    Your Hurricane PMV is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the Hurricane PMV user. Please be aware that the final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of Hurricane PMV to be used is the responsibility of the Hurricane PMV user who is capable of making such a decision and his/her healthcare professional (i.e.,...
  • Page 7 Take wide swings with your Hurricane PMV’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the Hurricane PMV’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
  • Page 8 S A F E T Y When climbing an incline, try to keep your Hurricane PMV moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly, and then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, do so by setting the speed adjustment button to the slowest setting and driving in the forward direction only.
  • Page 9 If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your Hurricane PMV from tipping. WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your Hurricane PMV at higher speeds, do not corner sharply.
  • Page 10 For this reason, your Hurricane PMV is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your Hurricane PMV safely on lawns and in park areas. n Reduce your Hurricane PMV’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
  • Page 11 Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or Hurricane PMV accessories do not become caught in elevator doors. LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS If you will be traveling with your Hurricane PMV, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
  • Page 12 Hurricane PMV. Although your Hurricane PMV may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not designed to provide proper restraint during motor vehicle transport. Anyone traveling in a motor vehicle should be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with safety belts fastened securely.
  • Page 13 S A F E T Y GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR HURRICANE PMV Getting onto and off of your Hurricane PMV requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety tips when getting onto and off of your Hurricane PMV: n Power down your Hurricane PMV.
  • Page 14 S A F E T Y PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS The Hurricane PMV user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her Hurricane PMV. This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
  • Page 15: Emi/rfi

    Has anyone been injured by the erratic, unintended motion of an electric mobility vehicle? The FDA has reports of injuries that resulted from uncontrolled motion of electric mobility vehicle's, but it is not clear just how many of those injuries were actually caused by EMI/RFI. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 16 If unintended motion or unintended brake release occurs, turn off your mobility vehicle (by removing the key) as soon as it is safe to do so. If my mobility vehicle moves unintentionally, where should I report the incident? Call the Pride Customer Care Department at 1-800-424-8205 to report the incident. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03...
  • Page 17: Specifications

    S P E C I F I C A T I O N S 26.5"- 29" 8"- 12" Adjustable 90˚,100˚ 16.5"- 20.5" 102˚,105˚ 4" 59" 19" 17.5" 24"- 29" 74" Turning Radius 26" Figure 4. Hurricane PMV Dimensions Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 18 Amp Hours: 32 AH or 40 AH, AGM or Gel-Cell Onboard 3-amp Charger Battery Charger Warranty 3-year limited Accessories rear basket; cup holder; safety flag; dust cover * Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery charge, battery condition, and tire pressure. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03...
  • Page 19: Your Hurricane Pmv

    Figure 5. Hurricane PMV Components CONTROL CONSOLE ASSEMBLY The control console assembly houses all of the controls you need to drive your Hurricane PMV, including the speed adjustment dial, throttle control levers, battery condition meter, status LED, running lights button, horn buttons, turn signal buttons, and the hazard lights button.
  • Page 20 Place your right hand on the right handgrip and your left hand on the left handgrip. n Use your right thumb to push the right side of the lever to disengage your Hurricane PMV’s brakes and move forward.
  • Page 21 Release the tiller adjustment lever and the tiller remains in that position. Key Switch To turn the Hurricane PMV on, fully insert the key and turn it clockwise. To turn the Hurricane PMV off, turn the key counterclockwise. See figure 6A.
  • Page 22 (reset button), the ammeter, the manual freewheel lever, the anti-tip wheels, and the motor/transaxle assembly (not shown) are located on the rear section of your Hurricane PMV. See figure 7. Refer to IX. “Disassembly and Assembly” for instructions on removing the rear shroud.
  • Page 23 Y O U R H U R R I C A N E P M V Manual Freewheel Lever Whenever you need or want to push your Hurricane PMV for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode. WARNING! When your PMV is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
  • Page 24 The fuses help protect your Hurricane’s lighting, control console assembly, and charging systems from receiving an overload of electrical current. The fuses used in the Hurricane PMV are the same type automobiles use. See figure 8. If a fuse must be replaced (see figure 9), use only the specified amp fuse. See XII. “Care and Maintenance.”...
  • Page 25: Batteries And Charging

    Green indicates the Hurricane PMV’s batteries are fully charged. n Yellow indicates that the Hurricane PMV’s battery voltage level is getting low and will require a charge soon. n Red indicates that your Hurricane PMV’s battery voltage level is very low, and the batteries should be re- charged as soon as possible.
  • Page 26 PMV will be ready each morning to give you a “full day” of service. We recommend that you charge your Hurricane’s batteries for 8 to 14 hours after daily use. n If you use your Hurricane PMV once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
  • Page 27 Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible. n Limit your baggage weight to essential items. n Try to maintain an even speed while your Hurricane PMV is in motion. n Avoid stop-and-go driving.
  • Page 28 2. Operate your new Hurricane PMV in familiar and safe areas. Drive slowly at first, and do not travel too far from your home or familiar surroundings until you have become accustomed to your Hurricane’s controls and have properly broken in your Hurricane PMV’s batteries.
  • Page 29: Operation

    We recommend you initially set the 4 - 8 switch to 4 and adjust your speed to the slowest setting. n Is the key fully inserted into the key switch and in the “on” position? See V. “Your Hurricane PMV.” n Does your Hurricane’s horn work properly? Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 30 2. Make certain that the key is turned (counterclockwise) to the “off” position. 3. Pull up on the seat rotation lever and rotate the seat until you are facing toward the side of your Hurricane PMV. 4. Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
  • Page 31: Comfort Adjustments

    1. Push down on the seat lock lever to unlock the seat. See figure 15. 2. Rotate the seat to the desired position. 3. Release the seat lock lever to lock the seat securely in place. SEAT LOCK LEVER Figure 15. Seat Adjustments Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 32 5. Insert the screw through the holes in both the height adjustment tube and the armrest upright. 6. Install and tighten the acorn nut. 7. Tighten the setscrew on the side of the height adjustment tube. 8. Repeat for the other armrest. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03...
  • Page 33 LOWER HINGE Figure 16A. Seatback Hinge POWER SEAT (OPTIONAL) Your Hurricane PMV may be equipped with a power seat actuator, which raises and lowers the seat automatically. See figure 17. POWER SEAT ACTUA- WARNING! The power seat is intended for operation only while your PMV is stationar y and on a level surface.
  • Page 34: Disassembly And Assembly

    No tools are required to disassemble or assemble your Hurricane PMV. Always disassemble or assemble your Hurricane PMV on a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work and move around your PMV. Keep in mind that the disassembled sections of the Hurricane PMV take up more floor space than the assembled PMV.
  • Page 35 Figure 20. Disconnecting The Battery Harnesses Figure 21. Disconnecting The Front-To-Rear Harness UNLOCKED POSITION Figure 22. Battery Removal Figure 23. Locking Cam Levers BALL DETENT Figure 24. Ball Detent Pins With Rings Figure 25. Ball Detent Pin Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 36 Figure 26. Frame Separation Figure 27. Motor Harness ASSEMBLY NOTE: Raise the tiller before starting to assemble the Hurricane PMV. 1. Place the manual freewheel lever in the drive (down) position. 2. Position the front and rear sections next to each other.
  • Page 37: Optional Accessories

    O P T I O N A L A C C E S S O R I E S OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES For information concerning these optional accessories, see your authorized Pride Provider. • Cup Holder • Safety Flag • Rear Basket Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03
  • Page 38: Basic Troubleshooting

    With the key turned to the “on” position, check the status LED. If the LED flashes three times, pauses briefly, then flashes two times, this is the manual freewheel lever code meaning your Hurricane PMV is in freewheel mode.
  • Page 39 Or, see the previous troubleshooting question for load testing the batteries yourself. If you experience any problems with your Hurricane PMV that you are not able to solve, immediately contact your authorized Pride Provider for information, maintenance, and service.
  • Page 40: Care And Maintenance

    C A R E A N D M A I N T E N A N C E Your Hurricane PMV requires a minimal amount of care and maintenance. If you do not feel confident in your ability to perform the maintenance listed below, you may schedule inspection and maintenance at your authorized Pride Provider.
  • Page 41 For prolonged storage, you may wish to place several boards under the frame of your Hurricane PMV to raise the Hurricane PMV off of the ground. This takes the weight off of the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of the tires contacting the ground.
  • Page 42: Warranty

    Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Hurricane PMV/RevK/Mar03...
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