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Top 7 Quality Home Treadmills


Updated May 31, 2014

These top quality treadmills for home use are price $3000 and up. Expect solid construction, good warranties and lots of extras. The following were recommended by various sources in my research

1. Landice L8 Treadmill

Landice L8 Pro Sports Trainer
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The Landice L8 LTD Series Treadmill gives you a larger belt for more movement. It features a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor driving a 4-ply belt over a 63 in x 20 in running surface can hit speeds up to 11 miles per hour and inclines of 15 percent. It has computer animated workouts and info screens guide you through manual, fatburn, intermediate, advanced and interval workouts. Landice also has accessories including a small television or computer workdesk set up.

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2. Landice L7 Treadmill

Landice L7 Treadmill
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The Landice L7 Executive Trainer and the L7 Cardio Trainer both score well with Monster Ratings and with Treadmilldoctor.com. The Baldor 3 HP continuous duty motor is one of the most powerful. The computer animated display and other features are unique.

3. Precor 9.31 Treadmill

Precor 9.31 Treadmill
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Precor gets name recognition because of its commercial models found in health clubs. Their home models are expensive but solidly built. If you find that the less-sturdy construction of cheaper treadmills means you get lots of wobble, you may appreciate upgrading to this machine. The 9.31 gets TreadmillDoctor.com's Best Buy designation in the $3000 price range. It has a 3.0 HP motor. It has eight pre-set programs. It was a nominee for our Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

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4. Lifespan TR7000i Treadmill

Lifespan TR7000i Treadmill
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Lifespan is known for their lower-priced treadmills. The TR7000i is an excellent treadmill in the $3000 - $3500 range. It is a Best Buy runner-up at TreadmillDoctor.com for 2014. It has a big deck, both wider and longer than typical at 22 inches by 62 inches. The big motor is 3.5 hp. It has iPad integration via Bluetooth. For walkers who love to track their steps, it will do so automatically.
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5. True Z5.0

TreadmillDoctor.com rated this one tops for 2008-2009. If you have limited space, it has a small footprint and sleek styling to fit into your room. It has a heart rate control system. They tout how quiet and smooth the treadmill operates.

6. Bodyguard 312C Treadmill

Well rated by Treadmilldoctor.com in the over $4000 category. Motor 3.0 HP continuous duty. 18 different programs and you can save your favorites.

7. Nordic Track 8600

Given top points by Runners World magazine. The drawback - it requires a 20-amp electrical circuit. The i-Fit feature lests you run interactive workouts from CDs and videos. 3.2 HP continuous duty motor. 10 preset workouts, three heart-rate controlled (provide own chest strap).
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