Merits Health Pioneer 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter

Original price was: $3,975.Current price is: $2,267.


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Rear Soft Monster Storage Bag
Rear Soft Oxygen Tank Holder
Rear Soft Walker Holder
Rear Soft Cane and Crutch Holder
Rear Metal Basket
Metal Cane and Crutch Holder
Metal Walker Holder
Metal Oxygen Tank Holder
Armrest Bag (+$53)
Unbreakable Cup and Bottle Holder (+$43)
Weather Cover (+$179)
Cane Holder (+$53)
Extra Light (White) (+$35)
Extra Light (Red) (+$34)
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Merits Pioneer 3 blue front side view
Merits Health Pioneer 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter
$3,975 Original price was: $3,975.$2,267Current price is: $2,267.

Quick Overview

Merits Health S131 Pioneer 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter (S131)

Merits Pioneer 3 blue front side view Experience unparalleled freedom and mobility with the Merits Health S131 Pioneer 3 Mobility Scooter. Designed to deliver a comfortable, smooth, and safe ride, this heavy-duty scooter is perfect for full-time outdoor use. With its impressive weight capacity, top speed, and driving range, the Pioneer 3 is the ultimate outdoor mobility solution, ensuring you can navigate your world with ease.

Key Features

  • Weight capacity of 400 lbs
  • Top speed of 5 mph
  • Driving range of up to 18 miles
  • 39" turning radius for exceptional maneuverability
  • 10" foam-filled, flat-free tires for worry-free driving
  • High-torque drive train for increased power and performance
  • Luxurious and adjustable captain's seat for ultimate comfort

Comfort and Adjustability

The Pioneer 3 boasts a comfortable 20" reclining high-back captain's seat, complete with sliders, swivel, and adjustable headrest, ensuring you enjoy the ultimate riding experience. The scooter's wraparound Delta tiller is designed to keep your hands relaxed as you drive, making it ideal for those with arthritis or limited hand dexterity. Additionally, the height and width-adjustable armrests provide ample space to get comfortable, while the flip-up feature enables easy transfers on or off the scooter.

Performance and Power

Merits Pioneer 3 red rear view close-up Powered by a high-torque drive train, the Pioneer 3 offers increased power and maneuverability, allowing you to tackle various terrains with ease. This heavy-duty scooter is perfect for full-time outdoor use and can serve as your primary transportation vehicle. With a top speed of 5 mph and a driving range of up to 18 miles, you can confidently navigate your surroundings on this state-of-the-art scooter.

Safety Features

Merits Pioneer 3 Delta tiller Safety is a top priority for the Merits Health S131 Pioneer 3 Mobility Scooter. Bright LED lighting ensures your pathway remains illuminated during nighttime rides, while rear anti-tip wheels provide added safety and stability. The stylish steel bumper not only protects the scooter from damage but also serves as a convenient lift handle.

Durability and Design

Merits Pioneer 3 red side view Constructed with a one-piece frame design, the Pioneer 3 is built to withstand the test of time. The scooter's 10" foam-filled, flat-free tires ensure you'll never have to worry about a flat, while the high 4" ground clearance allows you to smoothly navigate over obstacles and uneven terrain. Available in an attractive red and blue color, the Pioneer 3 combines functionality with style.

Optional Upgrades and Accessories

Customize your Merits Health S131 Pioneer 3 Mobility Scooter to fit your unique needs with a variety of optional upgrades and accessories. Enhance your scooter with options like an electric seat lift for a higher view or additional assistance during transfers. Compatible accessories include an oxygen tank holder, cane and crutch holder, walker holder, canopy, and foldable rear basket, ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable and convenient ride.

Warranty Information

Merits Health offers a limited lifetime warranty on the scooter's frame, ensuring you can trust in the quality and durability of your investment. Electronic components, such as controllers, harnesses, chargers, and motors, are covered for 18 months from the date of purchase. Warranty exclusions include plastic shrouds, tires, seating, upholstery/arm pads, painted surfaces, and bearings.


Merits Pioneer 3 (S131) Specifications

Driving Range 18 miles
Max Speed 5 mph
Battery Type 12V / U1 x 2 pcs
Motor DC 24V, 250W (Rating) / 915W (Max)
Max Climbing Angle 10°
Weight Capacity 400 lb
Total Weight 178 lb
Turning Radius 99 cm / 39"
Ground Clearance 10 cm / 4"
Controller Dynamic Rhino 2 120A
Charger 4A off-board
Front wheel 10"(260 x 85) Foam filled tire
Rear wheel 10" (260 x 85) Foam filled tire
Base 86 lb
Battery 26 lb
Seat 40 lb
Brake Intelligent, regenerative, electromagnetic brakes

How fast does the Merits Pioneer 3 go?

At full speed, you can reach 5 mph.

You will find some other brands offer scooters that go faster than this, however high quality brands put a high emphasis on safety too.

In order for a mobility scooter to go faster than around 10 mph, heavy investment must be made to ensure it stays just as safe. For this reason, the more reputable and safe a brand, the more they cap the top speed of their mobility scooters.

How long do the Merits Pioneer 3 batteries last per charge? How many years of use can I get out of the batteries?

Battery running time per charge is measured in miles as opposed to time i.e. how many miles can a fully charged set of batteries take the scooter?

The answer depends on the user’s weight as well as the kind of terrain the scooter is operated upon.

Please take these manufacturer figures with a grain of salt, bearing in mind manufacturers may test their scooters in optimum conditions you won’t find in real life.

For a Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter, the batteries last: 18 miles.

The lifetime of your Pioneer 3 batteries is approximately 3 years, but very much depends on how much you use your scooter and whether you take good care of your batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries can be expensive to replace, please be in contact with us for a quote.

How much weight can the Merits Pioneer 3 carry?

The weight capacity of the Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter is 400 lbs.

What kind of ground clearance does the Merits Pioneer 3 have? Is it good for paths and trails?

The Merits Pioneer 3 has a high ground clearance of 4". And with its powerful motor, it will do very well on grass, gravel, and dirt paths.

Financing & Monthly Payments

We are currently partnered with PayTomorrow so you can pay for your scooter in monthly instalments or choose a lease-to-own plan. You can see the minimum amount per month, above, next to the price of the scooter. It’s a simple online process, usually with an instant eligibility response, but many less tech-savvy customers prefer help over the phone.

Contact us by calling our toll-free number 1-888-233-5563 or by live chat with one of our agents by clicking here.

Options & Upgrades

Shipping, Warranty & Returns


How long from the time of order until I get my Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter?

This very much depends on two factors: the stock status above and how far you are from Florida, where most Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooters ship out from. Bear in mind, different colors of the same model can have different stock statuses. The stock status for this scooter can be seen just under the product title at the top of the page.
  • This item can ship out as soon as the same business day the order is placed. Once shipped out, you can expect a transit time 4-5 business days.Please note these are indicative times and can vary based on how far you are from the supplier warehouse and the volume of orders being received. Also note that upgrades or extra accessory additions to your order may require extra time for installation.
  • If a Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter is showing LEAD TIME with a number of weeks indicated, the estimated ship-out time is that lead time plus standard ship-out and transit time indicated in the paragraph above.

    You can always contact us for more details at 1-888-233-5563 or live chat with an agent by clicking here.

    Please note, we have excellent relationships with our suppliers/manufacturers. If we are showing an item as having a lead time, it’s almost certainly the same for other dealers who might not have the most up-to-date information on the websites and may show the item as having a lead time.

  • If a Merits Pioneer 3 scooter is showing OUT OF STOCK above, please contact us for more details. You can call us at 1-888-233-5563 or live chat with an agent by clicking here.

    Please note, we have excellent relationships with our suppliers/manufacturers. If we are showing an item as out of stock, it’s almost certainly the same for other dealers who might not have the most up-to-date information on the websites and may show the item as in stock.


How long does the warranty on Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter last? What’s included/excluded from the warranty?

The Pioneer 3 Scooter is issued a limited lifetime warranty on the frame of the scooter and a 12-month warranty on electrical components. The warranty begins immediately following purchase.

As an upgrade, we offer in-home warranties, where a technician will come to your home to repair your device. You can see these options in the "Options & Upgrades" section. This includes everything besides wear & tear (such as seat wear, flat tire etc.) and the batteries, which have a different warranty policy.


What if I don't like my Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter? Can I return or exchange it?

Yes, returns are possible. Please see our returns policy.

Documentation, Manuals & Safety



Does the Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter have lights for nighttime riding? Does it have turn signals?

Yes, this mobility scooter comes with a full lighting package – a powerful headlight - rear lights as well as front - and rear turn signals. Riding in the dark isn’t for everyone though and you should carefully consider the safety of doing this in your area, even with a full lighting package on your scooter.

Daily Operation & Transportation

Daily Operation

Can I ride the Merits Pioneer 3 mobility scooter in the rain, snow, wind, and hot sun?

  • Rain: It’s OK and safe if you get caught in the rain once in a while, or go through an occasional puddle, but you should try to avoid a trip if you know it’s going to rain.
  • Snow and ice: We cannot take responsibility for using the scooter in these kinds of weather conditions.
  • Cold weather: Fine, though it does negatively impact the battery's health and lifetime.
  • Wind: Generally not an issue unless very strong winds could tip the scooter over. If you have a mobility scooter with a canopy, remember, very strong winds can act as a sail to tip over your scooter.
  • Hot sun: No issue as far as the scooter is concerned. Remember to take along ample hydration!

Why buy Merits Pioneer 3 from us?

Pre-Selected Scooters

We only sell mobility scooters that have been pre-selected

Pre-selected to match our site’s mission – large, heavy duty, recreational and all-terrain. This means all our attention is where you need it to be, and you don’t have to go hunting through huge lists of products you aren’t interested in.


We will not be beaten on any online price.

If you see a product advertised online for cheaper we will sell you the product for the same price or cheaper, provided that pricing is not in violation of the manufacturer’s minimum advertised pricing policy.

Free Shipping

Standard shipping for this product is free of charge.

We believe when paying for an item like a heavy duty mobility scooter, shipping should be free, so we do our utmost to offer free shipping.  We also offer white glove shipping as a recommended optional service.

Excellent and Personal Customer Service

We are here for you every step of your journey.

Our phone lines are staffed by humans, not robots, and it’s really easy to speak to a member of staff at all business hours, even on weekends. If the line is busy, we’ll call you right back.

Post sale Service

We are here to help if there are issues with the shipment or any issues with your scooter.

We will work with you over the phone or send out a technician to address your concern, depending on your scooter type and its associated warranty.


Heavy Duty Mobility enjoys excellent relations with the manufacturer of its products.

This is an advantage to our customers, as manufacturers are often involved with the warranty process and answering technical questions.

Need Help? Contact Us

Have a question? Feel free to reach out to our team! We are available by:

Phone: Call 1-888-233-5563 to speak to a real human!

Live Chat: Click HERE to speak to a live agent - not a robot.

Email: - we aim to respond within 2 business hours.

By our contact form.

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