Body-Solid DLAT-SF Pro Dual Review
As its name suggests, the Body-Solid DLAT-SF Pro Dual Lat & Mid Row Machine is a strength training system designed for lat pull-down exercises and mid rows. Of course, since it is equipped with a high pulley and a mid pulley, it offers the possibility to perform several other exercises as well. It’s not exactly one of the most affordable lat machines available, but it’s a heavy-duty, commercially rated piece of equipment made to last a lifetime. It actually comes with a lifetime warranty for all parts.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 68L x 33W x 83H inches (173L x 84W x 211H cm)
- Assembled weight: 529 lbs (240 kg)
- Weight stack: 210 lbs (95 kg)
- Possible exercises: 15+
- Warranty: Lifetime
Frame construction and parts
The Body-Solid DLAT-SF Pro is a business level lat machine, and consequently, it features a rock solid development. Its casing comprises of 11 measure 2.375″ x 4.625″ oval steel tubing intended to withstand every minute of every day use inside the premises of a business rec center club. All the steel parts in its development highlight a consumption safe and scraped spot safe, electrostatically applied powder covering. The shading utilized is metallic dark, this being the main shading accessible for this Body-Solid home rec center.
Obviously, the completely gathered unit is amazingly overwhelming. It weighs more than 500 lbs, and accordingly, when it is gathered, it isn’t intended to be moved. Additionally, its get together requires two individuals. The base of the machine lays on stabilizers with elastic cushions for floor security. In any case, because of its great weight, it is prescribed to put it on an elastic tangle.
The unit is genuinely enormous for a lat machine. It is approx. 68″ (173 cm) long, and 33″ (84 cm) wide, while its tallness is approx. 83″ (211 cm). This being stated, it should fit in a live with a 7′ (213 cm), however it will be an entirely tight fit. Likewise, it is prescribed to leave in any event two feet of freedom on each side and at the front of the unit, for straightforward entry and unhindered use.
The unit’s seat includes a solid base made of a similar 11-ga ovalized steel bars like the remainder of the edge. It doesn’t have any predetermined weight capacity because it can basically bolster any client. Its definite measurements are not determined yet it gives a lot of contact surface to any client. Its top pad highlights 2″ (5 cm) of DuraFirm padding for ideal solace.
The machine’s seat is furnished with an uncompromising knee plug including 6″ (15 cm) thick froth rollers for every knee. The knee plug is flexible; its upstanding bar has a few change positions. It’s likewise critical to specify that the seat of the unit is non-flexible. Its top is at approx. 16″ (40 cm) above floor level.
The Body-Solid DLAT-SF lat machine incorporates seven fiberglass-fortified nylon pulleys. They are on the whole outfitted with modern evaluation fixed metal rollers for a drawn out life expectancy. The unit’s links 5.5mm steel ropes covered with a layer of PVC material to avoid pulley scratching and to convey a smoother development. They are both appraised for 2,500 lb obligation, so they can deal with effortlessly the 210 lbs (95 kg) weight of the machine’s stack.
One final angle to make reference to here respects the weight stack covers. Not every single home rec center accompany such adornments. They add smallness to the machine and furthermore augment its general wellbeing.
Workout stations and accessories
The Body-Solid DLAT-SF lat machine makes available two workout stations. These are:
Lat pulldown station (high pulley). This offers the possibility to perform all types of lat pulldown exercises, as well as tricep press downs. It includes a standard lat bar with curved grips for optimal comfort. You can also opt for a tricep rope.
Mid-pulley station. This workout station offers the possibility to perform seated rows, woodchops and other mid-pulley exercises. The machine includes a seated row V-handle for it. However, you can also equip it with an ab crunch harness, a single-grip D-handle or a short straight bar. These accessories are not included.
It’s also important to mention here that each workout station has its own cable. Thus, you don’t have to swap cables if you want to alternate exercises. This can save a lot of time and hassle for each workout session.
The Body-Solid DLAT-SF lat and mid column machine is outfitted with a 210 lbs (95 kg) weight stack which is made out of 20 weight plates, 10 lbs (4.5 kg) each. The top selector plate additionally gauges 10 lbs (4.5 kg), so the all out weight of the stack is 210 lbs (95 kg).
The weight plates are made of hard core cast iron, like the weight heaps of most other Body-Solid quality preparing frameworks, as the S2FT Functional Trainer, or the FCD-STK Weight-Assisted Chinning Machine. This is one reason it is more costly than other lat machines; cast iron plates are better than concrete/vinyl plates. The stack includes a standard, stick based choice framework and each plate has a sticker that determines the weight load.
The unit’s weight stack can be overhauled. You can select a 310 lbs stack (140.6 kg), in the event that the included 210 lbs (95 kg) doesn’t get the job done your needs.
Since it’s a fitness machine with only two main workout stations, the repertoire of exercises that can be performed on it is not too broad. However, the DLAT-SF offers the possibility to perform more than 15 exercises. Among them, we can count:
- Lat pull-downs
- Behind neck lat pull-downs
- Close grip lat pull-downs
- Reverse grip lat pull-downs
- One arm lat pull-downs
- Straight arm pull-downs
- Standing and Seated tricep press downs
- Seated and Stand-up rows
- Mid-pulley curls
- Cable crunches
- Cable punches
- High-pulley and Mid-pulley woodchops
Of course, some of these exercises require extra accessories. For example, you can do woodchops by using the included V-grip, but these can work better with a woodchop bar. Also, for mid pulley ab crunches, an ab harness is recommended.
Assembly and Maintenance
The DLAT-SF lat and mid row machine requires full assembly. It comes in several heavy boxes, so at least two people are needed for its transport and assembly. The assembly part will take at least a couple of hours, but it’s far from being a complicated task. The included manual offers detailed step-by-step assembly instructions and schematics. Tools for assembly are not included; you will need two adjustable wrenches, a set of Allen wrenches, a Phillps screwdriver, and a rubber mallet for it.
Once the machine is fully assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. It is recommended, though, to periodically lubricate the guide bar of the weight stack for a smooth plate movement. Pulleys may also require lubrication from time to time.
- Heavy-duty commercial-grade construction;
- Aesthetic design;
- Rubber pads on all base contact points;
- Adjustable knee stopper;
- 6″ thick cushions for the knee stopper attachment;
- Sturdy bench with 2″ cushioning and DuraFirm upholstery;
- Heavy-duty nylon pulleys, with sealed ball bearings;
- 2,500 lbs tensile strenght, PVC-coated cables;
- Mid-pulley station is included;
- Standard lat bar with curved grips included;
- Seated row V-grip included;
- 210 lbs weight stack;
- Upgradable weight stack to 310 lbs;
- Cast iron weight plates;
- Offers the possibility to perform more than 15 exercises;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Lifetime warranty for all parts.
- The bench is non-adjustable;
- Ab crunch harness and other accessories are not included.