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Retractable Powered Fifth Wheel

A retrofittable solution for converting manually-pushed hospital beds into powered ones

Retractable Powered Fifth Wheel
Features at a glance

400 kg capacity on flat ground 

Retractable drive wheel.

Ergonomic hand controls.

Powers a manually-pushed bed.

The Gzunda GZS powered bed mover hitching to a hospital bed
The P5W powered bed mover fitted to a hospital bed
Electrodrive's Gzunda GZS powered bed mover manoeuvering a tight corner
The P5W powered bed mover in action
Electrodrive's Gzunda GZS powered bed mover in action
The P5W manoeuvering up a ramp

Retrofittable powered bed-moving kit

The Powered Fifth Wheel (P5W) is a retrofittable solution for converting your manually-pushed hospital beds into powered ones.

Controlled with an ergonomically designed control grip for a natural walking posture, the Powered Fifth Wheel works with your bed’s other four wheels to help you move patients safely and efficiently.

The retractable fifth wheel provides maximum manoeuvrability and can be lifted or lowered at the simple press of a button on the hand control unit. It requires a minimum ground clearance of 200 mm underneath the bed, trolley or stretcher.

Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia.

The Retractable Powered Fifth Wheel kit contains:

  1. A powerful motorised retractable drive-wheel.

  2. A ‘Gzunda’ style two-hand control unit.

  3. A slide-out battery carriage.

  4. A battery charger.

Typical applications

A retrofittable solution for converting manually-pushed hospital beds into powered ones.

Features and specifications

Load capacity

Move up to 400 kg on flat ground.

Max. speed

Up to 4.5 km per hour.

Speed mode

Three speed control with forward, reverse and emergency stop.


  • Intuitive controls with twist-grip throttle and horn.

  • Battery operated and rechargeable.

  • Ergonomic design.

  • Maximum manoeuvrability with the reatractable drive wheel.

  • Simple to use.

  • Quiet, smooth operation.

  • Zero emissions.

Country of origin

Designed and manufactured in Australia.

Safety features

  • Emergency stop button.

  • Emergency back-off button.


  • Comprehensive 12-month warranty.

  • Six month warranty on battery and charger.


Training and servicing programs are available.

Download our Preventative Maintenance Plans for more information.


Two 33Ah MK-gel batteries (assembled within the slide-out carriage) and 7Ah smart charger, AU plug.
( International chargers are also available.)

Dimensions (L/W/H)

Drive wheel: 511/285/150-300 mm

Retractable P5W diagram

The powered bed mover range

Browse the powered bed mover range.


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