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Owner's Manual
The Ultimate In Style & Performance
21 Healey Road
Dandenong, 3175
Victoria, Australia
ACN # 088 609 661


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual The Ultimate In Style & Performance ® 21 Healey Road Dandenong, 3175 Victoria, Australia ACN # 088 609 661
  • Page 2 WARNING! Failure to heed the warnings in this owner’s manual may result in personal injury. CAUTION! Failure to heed the cautions in this owner’s manual may result in damage to your scooter. Copyright © 2002 Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd. INFMANU1697/REV E/OCTOBER 2002 Hurricane...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION ......................... 4 SAFETY ............................6 III. SPECIFICATIONS ........................15 IV. YOUR HURRICANE ......................... 17 BATTERIES AND CHARGING .................... 24 VI. OPERATION ..........................28 VII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS....................30 VIII. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................33 IX.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    If you experience any problems with your Hurricane 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 authorised Pride provider for assistance.
  • Page 5 Quick Reference Information: Model:______________________________________________________________________________ Serial Number:__________________________________________________________________________ Purchase Date:________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your warranty card or your copy of this manual, e-mail or write to us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately. Hurricane...
  • Page 6 Your Hurricane 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 user. Please be aware that the final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of Hurricane to be used is the responsibility of the Hurricane user who is capable of making such a decision and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical...
  • Page 7: Weight Limitations

    PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK Get to know the feel of your Hurricane and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your Hurricane operates smoothly and safely. For details on how to perform these necessary inspections, see XI.
  • Page 8: Safety

    S A F E T Y When climbing an incline, try to keep your Hurricane 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 dial to the slowest setting and driving in the forward direction only.
  • Page 9: Cornering Information

    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 from tipping. WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your Hurricane at higher speeds, do not corner sharply.
  • Page 10: Braking Information

    However, Pride recognises that there will be times when you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your Hurricane is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your Hurricane safely on lawns and in park areas.
  • Page 11: Freewheel Mode

    Your Hurricane is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that when pulled up allows the Hurricane to be pushed. For more information about how to place your Hurricane into and out of freewheel mode, See IV. “Your Hurricane. ” WARNING! Do not use your Hurricane in freewheel mode without an attendant present. Personal injury may result.
  • Page 12: Preventing Unintended Movement

    Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or Hurricane accessories do not become caught in elevator doors. LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS If you will be traveling with your Hurricane, 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 13: Motor Vehicle Transport

    Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your Hurricane. GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR HURRICANE Getting onto and off of your Hurricane requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety tips when getting onto and off of your Hurricane: n Power down your Hurricane.
  • Page 14: Reaching And Bending

    Avoid reaching or bending while driving your Hurricane. When reaching, bending, or leaning while seated on your Hurricane, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the Hurricane from tipping. Pride recom- mends that the Hurricane user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Page 15: Specifications

    S P E C I F I C A T I O N S 68 - 73 cm 20 - 30 cm Adjustable 42 - 52 cm 90˚,100˚ 102˚,105˚ 10 cm FIGURE 4. HURRICANE DIMENSIONS 150 cm 48 cm 44.5 cm 61 - 74 cm 188 cm Turning Radius Hurricane...
  • Page 16 Freewheel Mechanism Availability Lever at lower right portion of rear shroud Weight of Scooter Total weight of Hurricane (with two 12V, 40 AH batteries) = 122.5 kg Total weight of Hurricane (with two 12V, 32 AH batteries) = 115.5 kg Component breakdown:...
  • Page 17: Your Hurricane

    FIGURE 5. HURRICANE COMPONENTS CONTROL CONSOLE ASSEMBLY The control console assembly houses all of the controls you need to drive your Hurricane, including the speed adjustment dial, throttle control levers, battery condition meter, status LED, running lights button, horn buttons, turn signal buttons, and the hazard light button.
  • Page 18: Key Switch

    Use your right thumb to push the right side of the lever to disengage your Hurricane’s brakes and move forward. n Release the lever and allow your Hurricane to come to a complete stop before pushing the other side of the lever to move in reverse.
  • Page 19: Turn Signal Buttons

    The Status LED will alert you to electrical problems that may occur with the Hurricane. The LED remains constantly lit while your scooter is on. If the Hurricane develops an electrical problem, the status LED will flash a code. See XI.
  • Page 20: Tiller Adjustment Lever

    Release the tiller adjustment lever and the tiller remains in that position. Key Switch To turn the Hurricane on, fully insert the key and turn it clockwise. To turn the Hurricane off, turn the key counterclock- wise. See figure 6A.
  • Page 21: Main Circuit Breaker

    (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. See figure 7. Refer to VIII. “Disassembly and Assembly” for instructions on removing the rear shroud.
  • Page 22 WARNING! Before placing your Hurricane into or taking it out of freewheel mode, make certain that the key is removed from the key switch. Never sit on a Hurricane when it is in freewheel mode. Never put a Hurricane in freewheel mode on any incline.
  • Page 23 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 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 XI. “Care and Maintenance.”...
  • Page 24: Batteries And Charging

    Yellow indicates that the Hurricane’s battery voltage level is getting low and will require a charge soon. n Red indicates that your Hurricane’s battery voltage level is very low, and the batteries should be recharged as soon as possible.
  • Page 25 8 to 14 hours after daily use. n If you use your Hurricane once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time. n Keep your Hurricane’s batteries fully charged.
  • Page 26 Always fully charge your Hurricane’s batteries prior to your daily use. n Maintain 30-35 psi (pounds per square inch) in all of your Hurricane’s tyres. n Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
  • Page 27 It may take a few days for the temperature of your Hurricane’s batteries to stabilise and adjust to their new room or ambient temperature.
  • Page 28: Operation

    6.5 km/h (4 mph) and adjust your speed to the slowest setting. n Is the key fully inserted into the key switch and in the “on” position? See IV. “Your Hurricane. ” n Is the speed adjustment dial set to a slower setting? See IV. “Your Hurricane. ”...
  • Page 29 5. Carefully and safely get out of the seat and stand to the side of your Hurricane. 6. You may, if you wish, leave the seat facing to the side to facilitate boarding your Hurricane the next time you are going to operate it.
  • Page 30: Comfort Adjustments

    3. Release the tiller adjustment lever. The tiller remains in the position you selected. TILLER ADJUSTMENT NOTE: In order to lower the tiller to the Hurricane deck, LEVER you must first remove the seat, rear shroud, and both batteries. See VIII. “Disassembly and Assembly.”...
  • Page 31: Armrest Width Adjustment

    V I I . C O M F O R T A D J U S T M E N T S ARMREST WIDTH ADJUSTMENT The Hurricane armrest width can be adjusted inward or outward. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TUBE 1. Loosen the armrest adjustment knobs at the back of the seat frame.
  • Page 32: Seatback Adjustment

    FIGURE 16A. SEATBACK HINGE POWER SEAT ACTUATOR (OPTIONAL) Your Hurricane may be equipped with a power seat actuator, which raises and lowers the seat automatically. See figure 17. WARNING! The power seat mechanism is intended for operation only while the vehicle is stationary and on a level surface.
  • Page 33: Disassembly And Assembly

    You can disassemble the Hurricane into seven pieces: the seat, the front section, the rear section, the rear shroud, the basket, and the batteries. Place the Hurricane in an area where you have sufficient clearance to move the parts around. You need about two meters in all directions. You may need assistance to lift some of the Hurricane components.
  • Page 34 V I I I . D I S A S S E M B L Y A N D A S S E M B L Y 8. Lift both batteries off of the Hurricane. See figure 22. FIGURE 22. BATTERY REMOVAL 9.
  • Page 35 12. Grab the handle grip on the tiller, pull upward on the tiller adjustment lever, and gently lower the tiller down to the center of the Hurricane chassis until it is fully lowered. NOTE: There is no need to disconnect the motor har- ness when disassembling the Hurricane.
  • Page 36: Optional Accessories

    A C C E S S O R I E S OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES For information concerning these optional accessories, contact your authorised Pride provider. • SAFETY FLAG • CUP HOLDER • REAR BASKET Also available but not shown: DUST COVER, WEATHER BREAKER CANOPY Hurricane...
  • Page 37 When the manual freewheel lever is pulled up, the brakes are disengaged and all power to the transaxle is cut. n Push down the manual freewheel lever to restore normal operation to your Hurricane. See IV. “Your Hurricane. ”...
  • Page 38: Basic Troubleshooting

    Charge the Hurricane’s batteries more frequently. See V. “Batteries and Charging.” n If the problem continues, have both of your Hurricane’s batteries load tested by your authorised Pride provider. n You may also perform the load test yourself. Battery load testers are available at most automotive parts stores.
  • Page 39: Care And Maintenance

    M A I N T E N A N C E Your Hurricane 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 authorised Pride provider.
  • Page 40 Insert a new fuse of the proper rating. n Turning signals and rear lights — replace with a 3-amp fuse. Each light bulb has its own fuse. n Control console assembly — replace with a 3-amp fuse. n Charging system — replace with a 5-amp fuse. Hurricane...
  • Page 41: Warranty

    SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE Warranty service can be performed by an authorised Pride provider. Please contact your authorised Pride pro- vider for advice on the current cost affecting a service visit. Hurricane...
  • Page 42 N O T E S Hurricane...

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