FT-5000 FAQs


  • 2 layer electrostatic powder coating - thick and chip resistant.
  • Metallic black finish.
  • Laser cut and robot welded.
  • (2) 220lb Weight Stacks.
    • 2:1 Ratio (moving 100lbs takes 50lbs of effort).
  • Magnetic tipped weight selector pin for secure adjustment.
  • Weight Plates made of steel for high accuracy.
  • Laser etched cable column markings to make it easy to line up both handles.
  • Silky smooth cable with fiberglass reinforced pulleys means no jerky movements or "catching".
  • Multiple pull up grip options with rubber coated grips.
  • Center attachment holder with storage pegs.
  • Placard with 12 demonstrated movements.
  • Phone and water bottle holder.
  • (2) urethane strap handles included.

Common Questions:

  • What are the main differences between the v2 and the v1?
    • Column handle height adjusts on weights for smooth, one-handed adjustments.
    • Lowest handle height allows users 5'3" and up to do standing cable curls.
    • The pulley moved under the frame to better fit under lower ceilings.
  • Can I add weight/weight stacks?
    • No, this will void the warranty.
  • How long will it take to assemble?
    • Account for approximately 2 hours with 2 people.
  • How does this ship?
    • The FT-5000 must ship freight. It will ship partially assembled in a large crate, with a second box containing the weight plates.

Assembly Tips and Tricks:

  • Crossmembers can go either on top or bottom.
  • Leave everything hand tightened at the beginning.
  • Spray guide rods with silicone lubricant when putting on rubber doughnuts, as it will be helpful when adding weights.
  • The plastic piece on weights faces the top of the unit.
  • The front of the head plate does not have a little silver pin.
  • Make sure the cable goes in between the pulley and the cable guard.
  • Silicone Lubricant WD-40 is useful for assembly and for ongoing maintenance.

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