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Key Differences Between Used Gym Equipment and Remanufactured Gym Equipment

Key Differences Between Used Gym Equipment and Remanufactured Gym Equipment

The new year is upon us, which means the inevitable new year’s resolutions we all hope to uphold throughout the upcoming year. For many of us, those goals include some sort of attribute in relation to our physical health. And while the thought of having your own home gym to have constant access to sounds incredible, the process can quickly add up and become rather daunting. Fitness Depot Direct gets rid of this problem by offering remanufactured and used gym equipment for those individuals looking for high quality, used gym equipment.

When looking for gym equipment, it’s important to know the differences between used gym equipment and remanufactured gym equipment.

So, what are the qualities that make them different?

Equipment Broken down and Rebuilt,

  • Remanufactured Equipment: Stripped down straight from the frame and rebuilt
  • Used Gym Equipment: They don’t strip it down to the frame

Frame Sand Blasted

  • Remanufactured Gym Equipment: Sandblasted and powder coat frames
  • Used Gym Equipment: They don’t sandblast it

Replaced Bearings and Belts

  • Remanufactured Equipment: Change bearings and belts
  • Used Equipment: Bearings aren’t replaced. The belts may be changed such as a running belt or operating belt

Tested Control Panel

  • Remanufactured Gym Equipment: The overlays and console/keypad are replaced (the control panel to go faster/slower, etc)
  • Used Gym Equipment: They test the control panel, but don’t necessarily change them out

Plastics and Covers Replaced

  • Remanufactured Gym Equipment: The plastics and covers are replaced, which gives the aesthetic of a brand new piece of equipment
  • Used Gym Equipment: The plastics and covers are usually kept the same unless they are cracked, then they’re fixed – but not replaced

Broken Down and Rebuilt Equipment:

When it comes to remanufactured gym equipment, the piece of equipment is completely stripped down to its original, blank frame and rebuilt. This ensures all the pieces are put together correctly and inspected further for any disruption in the manufacturing. Used gym equipment isn’t usually stripped down to the frame.

Sand Blasted Finish

Remanufactured gym equipment sold by Fitness Depot Direct is sandblasted and provides an additional powder coating for the frames. The powder coating adds a more aesthetic finish without the worry of any drips, runs or puddles. However, this isn’t the main advantage. Powder coating leaves a durable finish. The purpose of powder coating in the first place is to protect and preserve the metal.

Change Bearings and Belts

Remanufactured gym equipment has all of its bearings and belts changed, while used gym equipment has a slim chance of the running belt or operating belt being changed. The bears are never usually changed on used gym equipment. The replacement of the bearings are vital to the timeline of a piece of equipment’s life. The maintenance of the bearings is a top priority because without functioning bearings, we would constantly be replacing parts that wore out friction.

Tested Control Panel

Remanufactured gym equipment often times will replace the control panel – the main controller that controls the speed and tempo of the machine. Gym equipment in the “used” category will have their control panel tested, but not necessarily replaced. This could be the case if you buy a used treadmill, but the ‘incline’ button doesn’t function properly.

Plastics and Covers Replaced

The plastics and Covers on equipment include all the items that encase the unit, even the side covers. These are what give it the aesthetically pleasing features. Remanufactured equipment will have these features replaced no matter what, however, used gym equipment will only fix them with putty (if cracked). This could cause severe durability issues in the future.

All of these issues should be taken into account when deciding whether to buy remanufactured or used gym equipment. Fitness Depot Direct offers all of this equipment and more to help you reach your optimal health goals without the stress of price of accountability of the equipment.