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    Best options for home Cable Machine- Lat Pulldown Hi/Low Cable

    Hi everyone! I’m in the process of building my home gym and researching hi/low Cable pulldown machines (weight stack- not plate loaded). I am hoping you can share your opinions on machines you have used as I am most concerned about sturdiness, smootheness of movement, and quality. So far I have identified the following option, what about similar others?


    1) Elite FTS PRO lat pulldown w/300lb stack - about $1,900
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    I'm kind of partial to the Legend 971 with the 300lb stack.
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    Originally Posted by irongrandpa View Post
    I'm kind of partial to the Legend 971 with the 300lb stack.
    Agree.
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    My gym pics: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=652376&p=1534999861&viewfull=1#post1534999861
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    Thanks. With that setup how is doing low cable curls and cable side laterals, etc?
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    Originally Posted by EricAtl View Post
    Agree.
    The legend is also one of my favourites.
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    Originally Posted by gym62richard View Post
    The legend is also one of my favourites.
    Thanks for all the input!! I do want to be able to have a low cable for curls, etc and the Legend appears to be 1.5ft from the ground- not sure it would fit what I’m needing?
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    I have a life fitness G3 - got it for free, not sure Id buy it if I had to pay for it

    BUT I have noticed these are veeerry cheap on the used market about 20% the new cost.
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    Originally Posted by Czarcuts View Post
    Thanks for all the input!! I do want to be able to have a low cable for curls, etc and the Legend appears to be 1.5ft from the ground- not sure it would fit what I’m needing?
    You probably can, I have done something similair with my Powertec before as a variation. Just lie down flat on the pad with your feet on the supports, and curl away. You might have to get a chain to extend the ROM, but it's actually pretty nice because it forces your back into a fixed position. Although, I question your intentions with this machine is cable curls were the deal breaker. Have you checked craigslist?
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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    You probably can, I have done something similair with my Powertec before as a variation. Just lie down flat on the pad with your feet on the supports, and curl away. You might have to get a chain to extend the ROM, but it's actually pretty nice because it forces your back into a fixed position. Although, I question your intentions with this machine is cable curls were the deal breaker. Have you checked craigslist?
    Thanks for your input. Having the lat pulldown seating with low cable attachment is really what I’m after- in a high quality, smoothe cable system that will last me for many, many years of heavy usage. I’ve looked on Craigslist weekly for a while along with researching options and feel I have a pretty good idea of what’s available. Guess I’m just slightly uneasy at spending $1800 or more on a machine I haven’t tried out. I’m starting to think that spending more on a true 5/6 commercial station system might be worth it in the long run.
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    Legend has a version with a low cable attachment and 300lbs stack, the 3228

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    [QUOTE=jormone;1543835891]Legend has a version with a low cable attachment and 300lbs stack


    Thanks! That looks like a nice setup. I’ll call Legend tomorrow and get details/pricing on that!
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