Spitfire Scout 4-Wheel Travel Scooter Extended Range

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Spitfire Scout 4-Wheel Travel Scooter Extended Range

If you are on the lookout for a sturdy yet portable mobility scooter that can match your busy schedule in terms of performance, the Spitfire Scout 4-Wheel Travel Scooter Extended Range might be the one you’re looking for.

Key Features

Key Specs

• Padded, adjustable delta tiller
    • 300 lbs weight capacity
      • Adjustable swivel seat and armrests
        • 4.25 mph top speed
          • Large, plastic carry basket
            • 15 miles drive range
              • Disassembles into 5 pieces
                • 94 pounds total weight

                  Drive Medical
                  takes into consideration the needs of different kinds of patients so it offers variations to make your experience as personalized as possible without breaking the bank.

                  If you prefer a more compact scooter, the Scout model also comes in 3-wheel versions, the Spitfire Scout 3-Wheel Scooter and the Spitfire Scout 3-Wheel Scooter Extended Range.

                  Customizable design

                  Dimension preference varies from one user to another. Since there is no such a thing as “one size fits all” in mobility scooters, Drive Medical has made certain features customizable:

                  Swivel seat

                  The swivel seat allows for a full 180-degree rotation so it’s easier for you to ride and alight the scooter with minimal effort. It also has 3 options for seat-height adjustment so it can accommodate patients of all sizes.


                  The armrest provides comfort and secures the user to the scooter. In Spitfire Scout 4, you can slide the padded armrest inward or outward until you are comfortable. You can also fold it up for easier mounting and dismounting. The armrest can be adjusted to your desired angle as well.


                  The tiller is important in maneuvering your scooter so its distance and placement must be at a comfortable distance to the user. You can adjust the Scout 4’s tiller to a comfortable height and angle so you don’t have to extend your arms too much. This will help prevent you from suffering back and shoulder pains as well.


                  Weight capacity

                  The Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range mobility scooter can carry a maximum weight of 300 pounds.

                  Extended travel range

                  Compared to the regular Spitfire Scout 4, the extended range version allows you to use the scooter for a day’s worth of activities as it can cover a maximum of 15 miles when fully charged. This means that you can continue using the scooter for hours without the need to charge. Nonetheless, never disregard the charging prompts from the battery indicator.

                  Stable and portable

                  The Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range has 4 wheels, so it offers more stability than 3-wheel scooters. The overall dimension of the scooter is only 42.5 inches length and 21.5 inches width, allowing you to navigate easily through narrow hallways and corridors. Its size is also convenient for easier storage as it doesn’t take up much space.

                  The scooter only has a total weight of 94 pounds. It can also be dismantled into 5 transportable pieces. Its heaviest piece, which is the front section, only weights 39 pounds. Other parts include the seat, the battery pack, the rear section, and the basket.

                  Safe and security

                  User safety is one of the primary things you should consider when buying a mobility scooter. The Spitfire Scout 4 is installed with several features to guarantee a safe and secure user experience:

                  Anti-tip wheels with flat-free tires

                  With the anti-tip wheels, you no longer have to worry about tipping over when going uphill or taking a sharp turn. It also has flat-free tires that are puncture-proof to avoid accidents and unnecessary hassle.

                  Freewheel and drive modes

                  With the Spitfire Scout 4, you can choose between freewheel and drive mode:

                  • The freewheel or “disengaged” mode lets the scooter roll freely without the need to consume power.
                  • The drive or “engaged” mode locks the gearbox, preventing the scooter from rolling freely.

                  You are not encouraged to use the freewheel mode when going uphill as it might cause uncontrollable movements. Also, do not attempt to disengage the scooter while you’re sitting on it as you might lose control of the tiller.


                  If you want to stop the Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range completely, simply release the throttle. The scooter has two types of braking systems:

                  • Regenerative brakes. This system uses electricity to decelerate the scooter. It is activated by returning the throttle to the center position.
                  • Park brakes. This system automatically locks the wheels when the scooter comes to a complete stop.

                  Seat belt (Optional)

                  A seat belt secures you to the scooter and prevents you from being ejected when there is a collision. Before adding a seat belt feature to your scooter, you can consult a healthcare professional or an authorized Drive Medical provider to assess your needs.

                  Diagnostic and battery light indicators

                  In the scooter’s control panel, you will find the diagnostic indicators, battery light, speed dial, and horn button.

                  The diagnostic light makes troubleshooting minor technical errors easier and simpler. All you have to do is take note of the flash code and refer to the guide below to determine the problem:

                  Flash code


                  Recommended Action


                  Thermal fault

                  Turn the power off and wait for 15 minutes before you turn it on again


                  Throttle fault

                  Check the connection of the throttle and replace if needed


                  Speed pot fault

                  Check the speed pot connection and replace if needed


                  Low voltage

                  Charge the battery


                  Main fault

                  Contact an authorized Drive Medical provider


                  Brake fault

                  Engage the freewheel level into “drive” mode


                  Throttle fault

                  Put the throttle in the central or neutral position before turning the power on again


                  Battery fault

                  Check the connections and charge if needed


                  A steady diagnostic light means that your scooter is running smoothly.

                  The battery indicator, on the other hand, gives you warnings regarding the battery status of your scooter:

                • Red light means that the battery is at a critical level and needs to be charged soon.
                • Orange light means that you can’t use the scooter to travel long distances.
                • Green light means that the battery is fully charged.

                • Horn

                  The scooter can still be considered as a vehicle so Drive Medical has included a horn button to alert people of your presence. You can also use it to call for help when you need one.

                  Comfortable and practical

                  Padded Delta Tiller

                  The padded Delta tiller allows for a breezy one-hand operation. It also reduces wrist strain as you can rest your wrist on the handle while driving your scooter.

                  Carry basket

                  The unit comes with a large carry basket where you can put your necessities and personal items.

                  Battery and charging

                  Before charging the scooter, make sure that the power is turned off and the freewheel levers are engaged. Connect the charger into the charging port located at the battery pack, then plug the other end into the electrical outlet.

                  The scooter uses sealed gel-cell or Lead acid AGM batteries that are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Because of this, you can bring your scooter with you when you travel by land, water, or air without worrying about leakage.

                  Available accessories (optional):

                  • Armrest bag
                  • Backpack
                  • Drink holder
                  • Dust cover
                  • Oxygen tank holder
                  • Crutch/cane holder
                  • Trailer
                  • Rear basket

                  Spitfire Scout 3-Wheel Travel Scooter Specs:

                  • Drive Range: 15 miles
                  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
                  • Top Speed: 4.25 mph
                  • Turning Radius: 53.75 inches
                  • Heaviest Piece: 39 pounds
                  • Ground Clearance: 2.5 inches
                  • Max Incline Rating: 6°
                  • Disassembles: Yes
                  • Delta Tiller: Yes
                  • Adjustable Tiller: Yes
                  • Seat Width: 16.5 inches
                  • Max Seat to Ground Height: 19 inches
                  • Lowest Seat to Ground Height: 17 inches
                  • Power Elevating Seat: No
                  • Height Adjustable Seat: Yes
                  • Wheel Type: 4-wheeled
                  • Front Wheel Size: 8” x 2” flat-free
                  • Rear Wheel Size: 8" x 2” flat-free
                  • Air-Filled (Pneumatic) Tires: No
                  • Overall Width: 21.25"
                  • Overall Length: 42.5 inches
                  • Transportable/Collapsible: Yes
                  • Battery Type: 12V x 20AH
                  • Batteries Included: Yes
                  • Battery Charger Type: Off Board
                  • Larger Battery Option: Yes
                  • Motor Size: 24V x 270W x 4700rpm
                  • Suspension: No
                  • Braking System: Electromagnetic
                  • Weight Without Batteries: 74 pounds
                  • Battery Pack Weight: 20 pounds
                  • Seat Section Weight: 16 pounds
                  • Base and Tiller Weight: 58 pounds
                  • Charging Port Location: Battery Box
                  • Top Speed: 4.25 mph
                  • Turning Radius: 53.75 inches


                  • Warranty on Frame: Lifetime
                  • Warranty of the electronic controller: 24 months
                  • Warranty on the batteries: 12 months


                  If you are in need of a more detailed explanation about the specifications of Spitfire Scout 4-Wheel Extended Range scooter, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. You can do that by giving us a call at 1-800-314-8225 or emailing us at hello@sprylyfe.com.