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Monday, July 27, 2009
1.75 Continuous Duty HP Motor
Most treadmills that cost more than $600 have a 2.0 HP motor. Anything less than that and you’ve got yourself a slow walking treadmill at best and a pile of junk at worst. In short, the motor alone would be enough to get me to turn my nose and run the other way. But there are more reasons to hate the Proform 570 Crosswalk Treadmill.
My philosophy for judging a treadmill is “if a manufacturer trusts it, so do I”. The best way to tell if a manufacturer trusts the fitness equipment it makes is by examining the warranty. If the warranty covers a long period of time, chances are that manufacturer does not expect you to call up a few months later complaining that the motor blew out. I can’t say the Proform trusts many of the treadmills it makes because a large majority of their treadmills are backed by a pathetic 90 parts and labor warranty. Honestly, you can do way better! EVERY OTHER TREADMILL BRAND OFFERS A 1 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY for treadmills that cost more than $599.99. Don’t settle for less. Check out the Horizon T91 Treadmill, it’s comfortable, has a decent warranty, and has a 2.0 continuous duty HP motor.
Final Analysis 1 / 5
Please don’t buy the Proform 570 Crosswalk Treadmill. It’s really a piece of junk. The only reason why Proform is able to sell treadmills with inadequate motors and short warranties is their marketing machine. I Proform’s marketing department props! They have managed to sell poop in a bag!