About Action Trackchair

The Action Trackchair made its way into the marketplace in 2009. Some years before, the creator’s teenage son suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, leaving him a paraplegic. At the time, Tim Swenson was the owner of Action Sports, a power sports shop in Marshall, MN. Tim, along with his wife Donna, wanted to provide their son with a way to get back outdoors and over terrain that was inaccessible in his wheelchair. Tim began to experiment with applying a track system onto a wheelchair.

While watching his son adjust to his new normal, Action Trackchair became a larger mission — to bring mobility in the outdoors to many across the country, and now the world. Tim designed, and now manufactures, the Action Trackchair in a new state of the art factory in his hometown of Marshall, MN. There is no doubt that the Action Trackchair is changing thousands of lives for the better. Not only for the injured or disabled person, but to their entire circle, who spend time outdoors with them. To learn more about the journey of the Action Trackchair, checkout the two videos below!

About Carlson Mobility

In 2010, Carlson Mobility became one of the first Distributors of the Action Trackchair. Along with our dealers, we now serve 16 states across the South and East. Carlson Mobility specializes in the sale, service and distribution of only Action Trackchair and Action Trackstander products.

Family owned and operated, Carlson Mobility also has a special connection to the creator and manufacturer of Action Trackchair, Tim Swenson, who is the brother of Karen Carlson, Carlson Mobility’s co-owner and Vice President. It has been so rewarding to be a part of this journey, bringing outdoor freedom to those in need. We continue to add customers to our Action Trackchair family every day, and are thankful to be a part of this amazing product that changes lives.

The Carlson Mobility Team

Melanie Carlson

Melanie is the General Manager for Carlson Mobility. She handles all everyday operations, including Sales and Service, Accounting, and Dealer Management. She is knowledgeable in fundraising, insurance processes and donor options for obtaining an Action Trackchair. She works alongside many veteran support groups, hunting groups, and other foundations that purchase and utilize Action Trackchairs.

Melanie is the mother of three children – Austin, Spencer and Hannah. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She also has an Associate Degree in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. Prior to working for Carlson Mobility, Melanie spent eight years as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Dan Carlson

Dan Carlson assists with warranty and service calls, delivers Action Trackchairs throughout TX, OK and AR, and attends tradeshows for Carlson Mobility. He is a custom home designer by trade, and owns his own company. Dan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science. He has worked in residential building and commercial real estate, and has operated his home design business since 1996.

Dan enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Melanie and three children.

Doug Carlson

President and co-owner of Carlson Mobility, Doug began distributing and selling Action Trackchairs in 2010. He has delivered countless Trackchairs over the years, and prides himself on knowing every working part on a Trackchair. Doug continues to be involved in Carlson Mobility, even since “retiring”, and enjoys delivering, refurbishing and servicing Trackchairs. He was an Army Medic during the Vietnam conflict and has a strong bond with veterans who receive Action Trackchairs. He understands their willingness to serve and preserve freedom.

Prior to Carlson Mobility, Doug owned two construction companies, building high quality homes across the Austin area. He has three grown children, and eight grandchildren, who all live close enough to spoil! Two-to-three months per year, Doug and his wife Karen enjoy traveling, most recently to Ukraine.

Karen Carlson

Vice President and co-owner of Carlson Mobility, Karen worked full-time alongside Doug from 2010 to 2013, building the business. She continues to assist with Customer Service and Marketing. Karen was a Psychiatric and Mental Health nurse for 25 years, and worked as a School nurse at the Texas School for the Deaf for 17 years, before retiring in 2011. She continues to use American Sign Language and interpret for the deaf in Christian fellowship services. She enjoys cooking, traveling, redecorating, and spending time with family – especially her eight grandchildren!

Curtis Churchill

Curtis delivers Action Trackchairs throughout TX, OK and AR, assists with warranty and service calls, and attends tradeshows for Carlson Mobility. He has three children with his wife Deanna and enjoys spending time outdoors. He is a commercial builder by trade and works full-time for a local company in Austin, Texas.

What Our Customers are Saying…

“Thank you so much for the Trackchair. It gives my husband a chance to get outside with grandchildren and great-granddaughter. May God bless your company and all the people that are blessed with a chair. Thank you.”

Wife of Herald J.
Alabama

“I am not sure of the date when I purchased my Track Chair from you but it is around three years ago or longer. It is a popular cliche to say, “it exceeded all expectations,” but from the heart I can tell you the chair, “exceeded all expectations.” Living on a ranch allows me to use the chair every day for different work task plus the enjoyment of walking the dogs. I use the chair daily in Florida sand and have used it in deep mud. It performs flawlessly. The only maintenance work performed on it is changing the batteries and I installed the larger on board charger. Initially, I had concerns the tracks would wear quickly. After three years of wear in sand, cement, asphalt, and mud there is the only minimal wear. The machine is one of the most durable easy to use products that I have ever owned. Thank you for your time driving down to Florida to show it to me. May God bless you and your family.”

James D.
Florida

“This has changed my life. I am a 100% disabled veteran. I haven’t fished in 10 years. Now I go every day that there is good weather.”

Ken R.
Alabama

“Philip, thank you for being so kind and helpful in purchasing my Trackchair. It was especially nice that you arranged for me to test drive the unit. On my property in Tennessee, it was really good navigating the logs and woods, with the battery power it is so quiet, I was able to see deer, squirrels, birds and lots of other wildlife up close. I have now moved to the gulf coast and it provides me with easy access to my dock, boat and nature trails. I have been able to plant a garden and fruit trees that I can work from my track chair. Thank you for giving me the freedom to get out and enjoy life even with degenerative arthritis!!!”

Steve M.
Tennessee

“Loving the Trackchair. Philip is a wonderful sales rep and person!! Thank you so much! ☺”

Hunter R.
Georgia

“Thank you for the freedom I have been needing for 26 years. Thank you.”

James S.
Georgia

“Doug had so much insight and information and adjusted the speed to exactly how I like it. He also ensured all questions were answered and I was happy and comfortable!”

Jesse K.
Texas

“When the chair arrived, you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face with a brick.”

Tracy S.
Alabama

“Great and nothing could have been done better!! Thank you so much. I love you and everything you do for us! I love my chair. Thank you!”

Michael K.
Texas

“Great people. Great service. Excited to start my new life knowing I have amazing people to go through it with me!!”

Jacob G.
Arkansas

“Chair is such a huge helper for me that even the word AWESOME isn’t good or big enough.”

William D.
Kansas

“This chair is going to allow me and my grandchildren to go to places that we were unable to go to before.”

Jon F.
Texas

“The chair has given my daughter mobility over our farm and the ability to continue to participate in all aspects of her passion and business, horses.”

Anne G.
South Carolina

“This Trackchair continues to amaze me with the places I am able to go now. I was in the woods in areas where the ground was completely covered in loose rocks on pretty steep hills. I was also in some pretty thick brush. It has not failed me yet. My Mother, nephews and I enjoyed the TrackChair in the snow. Hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks again for the independence you help bring to so many people! I was able to get out and do some photography in the snow for the first time!”

Brad U.
Arkansas

“My husband Matthew was injured back in 2006 while serving his third tour. He lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg. Matthew loves to hunt and fish as well as just spend his time in the woods however due to his injuries Matthew was limited to what he could do. Now Matthew can do what he loves without so many limit’s with his new Trackchair. Thank you to all who made this possible for my husband. We are so very grateful and thank you Mark Grehlinger for being so kind to my husband and showing him everything about the Trackchair.”

Marjorie P.
Virginia

“I’ve gone places in my Trackchair I never thought was possible. I love it!”

Matt A.
Oklahoma

“The chair is wonderful. It gives my son a chance to get off the pavement. Thank you for building such a wonderful product! It made my son’s life better.”

Ralph A.
Mississippi

“This chair is awesome. We have been to the beach several times. We built a garden bed up high so that I can tend to my veggies while standing in the Trackchair! It has changed our lives! Thank you so much.”

Thomas N.
Virginia

“Our experience with Carlson Mobility was outstanding! They went above and beyond to help us! Steve absolutely loves his chair. We can’t thank you enough for building a chair for all the outdoorsmen. His life has greatly improved just because of this chair. Thank you.”

Steve & Jackie S.
Arkansas

“It’s perfect! The Carlsons were incredible to me.  Thankfully, that’s all they sell because I would blow everything with them!  🙂  Too bad everybody can’t run their business like they do!”

Ed F.
Texas

“This chair is a blessing.  It helps me go fish and [do] other odd jobs.  Thanks a lot! God bless.”

Frank A.
Georgia

“This chair is life changing.  I am able to take walks with my wife and dog. We are planning a beach trip soon.  I haven’t been to the beach since 1987.”

Mike B.
Tennessee