Sportcraft Treadmills - Lowww End
Sportcraft treadmills are late entries from Sportcraft, Ltd.
A long-time producer of indoor and outdoor games and sports equipment and darling of mass-market chains like K-Mart, Wal Mart, and Target, all of which have named it a vendor or supplier of the year.
As might be expected from a company servicing the discount market, Sportcraft treadmill models are low-end.
Sport Craft currently offers ten models, including the Power Swing II, a combination treadmill and arm pulley system available at Wal Mart.
Top-of-the-line is the TX 795.
Belts And Pulleys
The Sport Craft TX795 is equipped with a 3.0 HP motor for speeds up to 12MPH and powered incline.
One-touch buttons control incline and speed. The TX795 treadbelt is 19.5x57" and the cushioned deck supports up to 300 lbs.
Programming includes six preset workouts and a grip pulse gives readouts of heat rate along with displays of time, distance, and lap count.
The Sportcraft TX795 has a fold-away design.
The Power Swing II has a 2.25 HP motor and can go up to 10MPH.
Its deck adjusts to three positions and has a cushioned walking surface of 16x50", pretty small.
Its main feature, however, is the pulley system affixed to the tail end allowing the user to get an upper-body workout by pulling on the pulley handles while walking. Hmmm.
It goes for under $600 at Wal Mart.
Warranties on Sport Craft treadmills cover the frame for lifetime, the motor for 10 years, parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days.
More information and reviews on a full range of leading treadmills can be found at Best Treadmill Guide