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Monday, November 26, 2007

Horizon Treadmill Lubrication Guide

Horizon Treadmill Reviews Presents:
“Do I Need To Lubricate my Horizon Fitness Treadmill?”

The answer is yes, of course you do. Like most machines with moving parts, your Horizon Fitness Treadmill needs to be lubricated on a regular basis to ensure maximum performance and longevity. Failing to properly lubricate your treadmill can result in total failure of your treadmill as the motor bears an extra heavy burden pushing the treadmill belt during workouts.

Treadmill Lube
Before you even begin to loosen the first bolt from your Horizon Treadmill, you need some treadmill lube. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard of a single company recommending a specific brand of treadmill lube or packing in treadmill lube with their treadmills. However, on the fortunate side of things, treadmill lube is extremely cheap. They range from $5 to $15 for treadmill lube kits that offer tools to help users grease up their treadmill.

Horizon Fitness Treadmills actually require two different lubes, one for the treadmill belt and the other for the shocks. The treadmill belt requires 1000 Weight Silicone Oil and the shocks require Teflon based oil spray.

When to Lubricate
Treadmill technology has come a long way since the first treadmill; one of the latest advances in treadmill technology is the introduction of Horizon’s lubrication indicator light. If it’s lit up, chances are you need to find a bottle of treadmill lube and grease up your Horizon Treadmill. On the off chance the indicator light happens to be broken, just be sure to lube up every six months or 150 miles.

How to Lubricate
Lubrication is fairly easy, just follow the directions in your Horizon Treadmill manual. Here’s a quick tutorial for those too lazy to open the PDF or find the manual that came with the treadmill.

Step 1: Turn off and unplug the treadmill.
Step 2: Loosen the treadmill belt screws.
Step 3: There’s going to be a wooden deck underneath the treadmill belt.
Step 4: Spread lubricant on the entire top surface of the treadmill deck.
Step 5: Tighten screws.
Step 6: Walk on your treadmill at low speed for 2-5 minutes to evenly spread treadmill lubricant.
Step 7: Enjoy your freshly lubed treadmill!

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