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Honest Review – Landice Treadmill

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The Landice Treadmill has been around for over 35 years. What separates these guys from most of the pack is they only do treadmills…

…nothing else. So when it comes to treadmills, they know their stuff.

Landice boast they have placed over 50,000 of their treadmills into commercial environments. This has resulted in their current treadmill manufacturing and construction based on years of getting it right!

Landice Treadmill Model Comparison

The difference between a Pro Sports , Cardio and Executive Trainer is the type of display. The difference between the L7, L8 and L9 Treadmills is the rollers and deck length. They get heavier and more durable as you go up, and the running surface gets longer.

The L7 and L8 are applicable for the home market while the L9 is a commercial version.

Advantages

Running Board: – Upto 63″ of belt which is great for the tall runner and powered by a 3hp continuous duty motor

Weight Bearing: – Upto 500 pound user weight

Construction: – Manufactured from aircraft quality aluminium and aircraft locking hardware. Minimizes groans and squeaks heard in welded frames and makes this Treadmill as strong as an ox.

Frame: – Aluminium Frame will not rust

Belt: – The Landice Treadmill uses a 4 ply belt. Other treadmills will only use 2 ply.(Prevents excessive stretching of the belt).

Shock Absorbency: – Variable Flex cushioning system absorbs foot impact and prevents any side-to-side movements. This is a great help to prevent damage to your knees.

Belt Smoothness: – Smooth action and reasonably quiet.

Belt Rollers: – Larger and sturdier components compared to other treadmills.

Honest Review   Landice Treadmill

Survey: Runners World conducted a customer satisfaction survey of over 2000 users and the Landice treadmill came out on top over other treadmills such as Precor and Quinton.

Disadvantages

One of the downsides to using aluminium and locking hardware is the cost which can be upto three times as much. Add in the 4 ply belts and you can soon see why the Landice is a little pricy.

Lifetime Warranty:That’s a disadvantage? It is if you don’t read the fine print. It is a trap for young players and some home reviewers on epinions.com have been caught out.

The lifetime warranty looks like the following:

  • Landice Treadmill Frame – Lifetime

  • Landice Treadmill Parts – Lifetime

  • Wear Items – Lifetime

  • Service Labor 1 Year

The fine print basically says to maintain your lifetime warranty, the Treadmill must be installed by the dealer. The address of the installation is to be within a 60-mile driving radius of the dealer’s nearest retail store.

So look out for that one, or you have just blown your lifetime warranty, particularly if you buy the Landice Treadmill for the warranty alone.

Temperamental Belt: – Some users have reported the Landice Treadmill has a finicky belt and may need occasional adjustments.

Noise Level: – Average

So what do the experts have to say?

The American Council on Exercise (ACE): – “Excellence in customer satisfaction…”

Runners World: – “The L8 can take a pounding…ideal for runners who push their equipment to the limit”

Treadmill Doctor: – Voted Best Buys for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Men’s Fitness on the L7: – “…it’s designed to handle the pounding of a lineman”.

The Bottom line…

I would caution you purchasing a Landice Treadmill from the Internet. One of the great attractions is the lifetime warranty It is difficult to meet the lifetime conditions if buying from an internet store. So please heed the fine print or you will be caught out!