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Great cable machine for the price. Only complaint is the use of plastic instead of bearings on the plate loaded system that rides on the rails.
I sometimes wonder how Titan makes money for selling at such a low price. This has been great for my basement gym. I have even modified it to be able to do belt squats and it has held up well.
TIP: If you think your pulleys are not working right and the resistance is much harder than the weight, loosen the bolts holding the top of the track pipes in place. Read this tip on reddit today after 2 months of thinking about replacing the pulley sheaves and it is so much smoother as it allows the weight carrier and track to align properly. Right now just leaving these finger tightened as all they do is hold the tops in place so no need to be torqued down. Also if you put grease or oil on tracks it will ride smoother as well.
Suggestions for Titan:
1. add a bolt bracket on the bottom so it can be bolted down. Currently the base is not loose if the top is well secured but it can still wiggle and move which is not optimal.
2. include a bolt to attack to the Power Racks instead of the crazy wall anchor. Had to steal a bolt from one of the pullup bars on the T-3 to secure it to the rack.
3. the balls at the end of the cables don't function well. The loose metal plates on each side of the balls get caught on the metal of the machine. If these were smaller or secured to the ball it wouldn't catch as badly. Currently have to pull out then down when the pulleys are raised above shoulder level.
Ultimately for the price you get an adjustable position plate loaded pulley system that functions very well. If you loosen the track bolts the machine is very smooth. Eventually I will likely invest in some aluminum pulleys and a more resilient cable but doing so would probably double the price and isnt necessary to get the benefits of this kind of machine.
More than worth the price!
So in my home gym I have limited space. I wanted a cable crossover that had a stack of more than 150lbs on each stack like I have preciously had. ive never been into plate loaded pulley machines but I decided for the price I could purchase two of them and be able to do many functions on it as well as use it for a cable crossover. upon arrival both boxes were in pretty good shape I opened up the boxes everything was neatly packaged. put both of the machines together in less than an hour. running the cable wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. my only downfall on this product is the pulley rollers on the one machine they work perfectly but the other machine they all seem to have seized up I tried to break them lose but I can tell a big difference in pulling weight from one machine to the next. I reached out to Titan Fitness and waiting to see if they will replace the pulleys.. I am very satisfied with this product. other than the small problem that can be fixed other than that this is well worth the money. better grab them fast before they rise in price....
Don’t let the price fool you it is a very heavy duty unit, make sure all bolts are tight and lube the 2 cylinders for a smooth ride.. make sure to use wide washers when bolting to the wall I recommend bolting to wood I just tested mine pulling from the very top and the very bottom positions with good weight and it doesn’t even move a bit nothing raises when doing curls very affordable and a very versatile unit bring on the gains titan thanks!!
Pulley station is working great so far, doesn’t take much room so perfect for garage.
I got two of these and mounted them to my wall in the basement to create a cable cross over station. Took about 2 hours to get both of them together and mounted. I used silicon based lubrication on the two back poles and also on the front pole that the handles ride up and down on. If you have anything over 20lbs (10lbs on each side) on this pulley, it will ride perfectly smooth up and down the poles. I was actually shocked at how smooth it was. Of course it's not as smooth as a FreeMotion or Nautilus machine but more than capable, especially for the price. Two of these are a mere fraction of the price of a FreeMotion.
I definitely recommend mounting these to studs in your wall and duct taping the front feet to the floor. When pulling from the low position, the feet WILL move. Find a way to mount them. For me, some gorilla tape on the feet did the trick for me.
Great piece of equipment at an insane price. Took about an hour from start to finish to assemble with 2 people. I'm 6'6 so wish it was a little taller but that has nothing to do with the quality of it
Great price for a great product. The pulley tower was easy to assemble by myself. It is very sturdy once mounted to the wall. It allows me to perform many exercise in my home gym that I could previously only do at the commercial gym. I'm very happy with this product! Only time will tell how reliable the pulleys and cables are, but these are normal wear items and replacement of them shouldn't be an issue.