Phoenix HD 3-Wheel

by Drive

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel Travel Scooter

The Phoenix HD 3-Wheel Travel Scooter is a heavy-duty scooter designed and manufactured by Drive Medical. This scooter is built to last longer and carry a heavier load than other scooters minus the usual bulk that heavy-duty scooters usually have.

Key Features:

  • 350 Pounds Weight Capacity 
  • Total Dimension: 39” L x 22.5" W
  • With automatic power shutdown feature
  • Quick and easy disassembly
  • Interchangeable shrouds in blue and red
  • Height-adjustable swivel seat
  • Padded and adjustable armrests
  • Ergonomic throttle control
  • Flat-free, non-marking tires
  • Large, plastic carry basket
  • Adjustable tiller (height and angle)
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Headlight
  • Easy freewheel operation

As a heavy-duty scooter, the Phoenix HD also comes with many great features specially engineered to help patients regain their independent mobility.

Why Phoenix HD 3-Wheel is Probably What You Need

Drive Medical has been leading the travel scooter manufacturing industry by releasing innovative designs to fit the needs of a wide range of patients. Phoenix HD 3-Wheel has the following qualities that make it the perfect scooter for your daily mobility requirements:

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel is durable and portable

Heavy-duty travel scooters are known for their durability and high capacity.

The Phoenix HD has an overall dimension of 39 inches (L) and 22.5 inches (W), which makes it easier for you to navigate tight spaces. The front section is the scooter’s heaviest piece, weighing 32 pounds.

The scooter’s total weight of 115 pounds makes the Phoenix HD 3 a little slower than the Spitfire Scout 3 and Spitfire EX2 3-wheel, as it can run a maximum speed of 4 mph. It is 0.25 mph slower than lightweight travel scooters. On the brighter side, however, the Phoenix HD boasts a total weight capacity of 350 pounds. This makes it the perfect scooter for patients with heavier bodyweight as well as patients who need to bring and load more personal items to the scooter.

Although the Phoenix HD is a heavy-duty 3-wheel scooter, it can also be disassembled into 4 easy-to-carry parts. The backrest can also be folded down for easier loading. These individual parts can fit easily into the trunk of your car so bringing this scooter along with you on your travels is very much possible.  

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel is safe and secure

User safety is one of the hallmarks of a high-quality travel scooter. Since you will be using the scooter for hours at a time to help you regain independent mobility, your safety and security should be assured. The Phoenix HD 3-wheel offers a safe and secure user experience, among others, as it has the following safety features:

Anti-tip wheels

Like many Drive Medical scooters, the Phoenix HD is also equipped with anti-tip wheels to protect you from accidentally falling over when taking sharp turns and traveling through sloping roads.

Freewheel mode

This travel scooter allows you to enable its freewheel mode by pulling the level up. Once you do, it disengages the gearbox to let the scooter roll freely without using power.

On the other hand, if you push the lever down, the scooter’s drive mode will be activated. This mode locks the gearbox to prevent the scooter from rolling freely.

To ensure your safety, never attempt to activate the freewheel mode when you are in an incline as it might lead to uncontrollable movements.

Speed dial and speed control lever

When using this travel scooter, you have two ways to control your speed. You can set the maximum speed you want the scooter to run by turning the speed dial, which you can find on the control panel.

  • Right speed control lever. To accelerate the scooter forward, just push the right speed control lever forward using your right thumb. The further you push the speed control lever, the faster the scooter can go, but only up to the maximum speed you’ve previously set in the speed dial.
  • Left speed control lever. If you want to accelerate backward, push the left speed control lever forward using your left thumb. Similarly, the further you push the lever, the faster the scooter will run on a reverse direction, but only up to the maximum speed you have determined in the speed dial.

Braking system

The Phoenix HD 3-wheel has an electromagnetic braking system installed. To activate the brake, you simply have to release the speed control lever. Once you do, the scooter will return to neutral and the electromagnetic brake will be triggered automatically.

Battery indicator

This power scooter comes with a battery indicator on the control panel that looks similar to the fuel gauge that you often find in motorcycle dashboards.

The battery indicator is color coded and each color represents the approximate battery capacity remaining in your scooter:

  • Green indicates 40-100% battery capacity
  • Yellow indicates 10-30% capacity
  • Red indicates 10% capacity and requires immediate charging

This feature makes it easier for you to predict your usage so you won’t get stuck somewhere with a dead battery.

Main Circuit Breaker

The Phoenix HD 3’s main circuit breaker is located near the battery pack and its reset button pops up when the breaker has tripped or automatically cut off the electrical system.

This mechanism helps prevent electronic and motor damage (and even electrical fire), which usually occurs when the scooter is under heavy strain from carrying excessive loads, climbing steep inclines, or running under low voltage. When this happens, let the scooter rest for 2 minutes, then push the button to reset the main circuit breaker.


The Phoenix HD 3-wheel travel scooter has a yellow horn button on the control panel. Pushing it will help alert people of your presence when you’re in crowded places.


A headlight is an important safety and security feature that allows you to use your scooter in dim hallways and poorly lit areas worry-free. The headlight of this mobility scooter is located below the control panel and between the tiller. This strategic location allows the user to light the path in the direction of the tiller.

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel has great outdoor capabilities 

As a heavy-duty scooter, the Phoenix HD 3 has a travel range of up to 15 miles. It has an amazing turning radius of 43 inches and can run through inclined roads and ramps that have 6-8° angles.

This travel scooter has flat-free tires so it’s very low maintenance as you won’t need to change tires often, even if you use it outdoors. However, Drive Medical warns users not to expose the batteries to extreme temperatures that go below 14 °F and above 122 °F as the batteries might either freeze or overheat.

The Phoenix HD 3-Wheel is adjustable and stylish

Adjustable Tiller

This heavy-duty scooter’s Tiller can be adjusted to your desired height and comfortable angle for a more convenient and relaxed driving experience.

Carry basket

The scooter comes with a carry basket to house your personal items and necessities.

Armrests, seat, and backrest

The Phoenix HD 3 has contoured, padded, and adjustable armrests that you can conveniently flip up for easier boarding and lighting. You can also adjust the width of the armrests until you reach a comfortable fit.

This mobility scooter’s seat is stylish as it has two-tone upholstery and can be adjusted into 3 height selections to accommodate users of any size. You can also swivel the seat up to 180°.

The contoured backrest is comfortable and ergonomically designed to prevent back strain.

Interchangeable shrouds

The Phoenix HD 3-wheel’s shrouds are available in two colors: blue and red.


The Phoenix HD 3-Wheel is easy to charge

The Phoenix HD 3-wheel has two charging ports. One is located in the control panel itself while the other is located in the battery pack. This allows you to connect your charger wherever is convenient.

The scooter charges for approximately 6 hours, although a 10-hour charging time is recommended to achieve the best performance. It is powered by two sealed lead-acid deep-cycle batteries, which don’t need water refills.


Available accessories for Phoenix HD 3-Wheel Heavy-Duty Scooter:

  • Oxygen tank holder
  • Crutch/cane holder
  • Rear basket
  • Sunshade

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel Heavy-Duty Scooter Specs:

  • Overall dimension: 39 inches (L) x 22.5 inches (W)
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
  • Maximum Speed: 4 mph
  • Maximum Travel Range: 15 miles
  • Turning Radius: 43 inches
  • Climbing Angle: 6-8°
  • Ground Clearance: 3.75 inches
  • Floor-to-Seat Height: 20 - 22 inches
  • Drive System: 24(V) x 350(W) x 3600 rpm
  • Seat Type: Folding
  • Seat Dimensions: 17.5 inches (W) x 17 inches (D)
  • Motor: 24V x 350W x 3600 rpm
  • Batteries (pair): 12V x 20AH
  • Charger: 1.5A Offboard
  • Brakes: Electromagnetic
  • Front Wheel: 9”x 3” Flat-free
  • Rear Wheels: 9”x 3” Flat-free
  • Base Weight: 63 lbs.
  • Battery Weight (pair): 31 lbs.
  • Seat Weight: 21 lbs.
  • Total Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Heaviest Piece Weight: 32 lbs. (Front Section)

Phoenix HD 3-Wheel Warranty:

  • Warranty on Frame: Lifetime
  • Warranty on Electronic Controller: 24 Months
  • Warranty on Drive Train Components: 24 Months
  • Wheel Base Dimensions (L x W): 29.1" x 19.1"
  • Warranty on Batteries: 12 Months


If you want to learn more about the Phoenix HD 3-Wheel, apart from this brief explanation, you can easily reach us by giving us a call at 1-800-314-8225 or emailing us at