The Fuel Fitness T4 Treadmill features a powder-coated all-steel welded frame, 0% – 15% automatic incline, and a 3.0 CHP industrial quality motor with large diameter, all-steel zinc coated balanced flywheel for a vibration-free secure running/walking surface.
The T4 uses a double-woven 2-ply belt with four layers. Two rubber layers over a middle PVC layer with a nylon backing that rolls over the deck and rollers. The rubber provides the durability, the PVC stops the belt from over-stretching, and the nylon provides a smooth static free surface to glide over the deck and rollers.
The Fuel Fitness T4 display makes workouts more relaxed and more effective. It’s a vibrant blue back-lit 6.5″ LCD that provides users with helpful information, such as Heart Rate (pulse grips & chest strap compatible), Speed, Pace, Calories burned, and many other useful bits of information.
The T4 comes with a unique, integrated message board. What is the Fuel Fitness Message Board; it is an alphanumeric text center that sends scrolling messages to the user to guide them through all of the details of every workout. The message board will also recap your entire workout after you finish so that you can see your progress.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: Fuel Fitness T4 Treadmill
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Deck 3 years / Electronics 3 years / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year
My rating: 9.5/10
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The Fuel Fitness T4 treadmill features a durable frame construction with an impressive weight capacity of 325 lbs (147 kg). Its structure is steel tubing, coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. Of course, the unit also integrates several ABS parts.
For example, the motor cover, the dashboard that holds the console, and several other covers are a durable ABS material.
The fully assembled unit is quite substantial. It weighs approx — 254 lbs (115 kg). Therefore, transport and assembly require at least two people. However, once assembled, its relocation can quickly be done by one person, as the unit has transport wheels on its front base.
The Fuel F4 treadmill is also pretty significant. It is approx. 82″ (208 cm) long, and 35″ (89 cm) wide, plus, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side and at least three feet of clearance at the rear for safe usage and ease of access.
The deck has a folding design. It can be lifted and locked in an upright position, this way reducing the length of the machine by approx. 60%. Also, it’s important to mention that the folding mechanism involves a hydraulic system; this allows the deck to lower unassisted to prevent injuries or damage to the rear base.
This treadmill offers a standard running surface of 60″L x 20″W (152.4 x 50.8 cm). This means it can accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem, allowing a complete range of motion and a satisfying stride for users up to this height. It uses a heavy-duty, 2-ply industrial belt which provides superior adherence.
Also, the integrated rollers are relatively large, 2.5″ (6.3 cm) in diameter, to provide excellent traction for the belt and prolong its lifespan. They integrate ball bearings for a smooth belt motion.
The unit’s deck comes with a cushioning system. This not only enables it to absorb up to 40% of the running impact on your joints, but it also reduces noise.
T4 Incline and step-up height
The Fuel Fitness T4 treadmill integrates an automatic incline system. This means you can adjust the incline while you are running on the machine; you don’t have to stop the treadmill and step down from it as for the treadmills with a manual incline. Also, some of the preset programs on the console will adjust the incline automatically.
The incline system consists of an auxiliary motor and a small lift, both situated at the front of the deck. Thus, when the incline is adjusted, the lift slowly elevates the front of the deck.
The treadmill offers a 15% incline. The increments are 1%. The slope can be adjusted gradually from the controls on the left handgrip, but the console also has quick incline adjustment controls for the 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, and 15 levels.
The step-up deck height is approx — 8″ (20 cm) when the incline is at 0%. Conversely, with the slope set to the highest level, the front of the deck gains a few inches in height. Therefore, to avoid any ceiling height issues, make sure that the ceiling height in the room where you’ll be using the machine is at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than your height.
The Fuel F4 treadmill has a 3.0 CHP drive motor, which is designed to provide continuous performance for prolonged workouts even at the maximum speed. It delivers a smooth and steady motion for the belt even if the user is close to the 325 lbs (147 kg) weight capacity. It also integrates a small flywheel for improved stability and to minimize belt vibration.
The motor provides a speed range between 0.5 MPH and 12 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH, which is quite a plus, as you can easily find the best pace for your workout. The gradual speed adjustment controls integrate into the right handgrip of the machine. However, just as for the incline, the console provides incremental speed adjustment controls for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 12-speed settings.
Since it’s a motorized treadmill, the Fuel T4 requires a connection to a 120V AC power source. Its cable with a US plug is (included) with the machine. The connector for it is at the front part of the deck, as well as the On/Off switch.
The unit’s motor is pretty silent, and the deck’s cushioning system does absorb some of the noise generated by your cadence. However, if you will be running at high speed, your rhythm will be heard.
The T4 has a 6.5″ LCD with a blue LED backlight and significant digits for superior readability. The display divides into multiple sub-sections to show multiple workout metrics at once. It indicates speed, incline, time, distance, pace, calories, and pulse.
Speed and distance can be either metric (km/h and kilometers) or imperial (mph and miles) units. For distance tracking, there is a 1/4 mile function that displays a race track and keeps count of all the laps that you complete.
Also, for the pulse reading, you can either use the pulse sensors integrated into the front grips of the machine, or the included wireless HR chest strap.
The console makes available ten workout programs. The first one is the manual mode, which gives you the possibility to adjust the speed and the incline of the treadmill as you like during your workout.
The next five programs are preset; they’re designed to provide specific workouts. Their layouts are Hill, Fat Burn, Cardio, Strength, and Interval. The 7th and 8th programs are User Specific programs. These give you the possibility to create and save two custom programs and use them whenever you like.
Also, for each user program, you can enter personal data such as age or weight for a more accurate calorie count.
And finally, the 9th and 10th programs are Heart Rate programs. The HR1 program has a default level of 60% of your Projected Heart Rate maximum, while the HR2 program has an 80% value. During any of the HR programs, the machine will auto-adjust the speed, to keep you at the selected projected heart rate level.
Among other features, the console of the Fuel T4 treadmill also offers a sound system, cooling fans, accessory trays, and tablet holder. The sound system consists of two speakers, one on each side of the console. It is compatible with most MP3 players and smartphones. It also has Bluetooth connectivity so that you can sync it with your device without the need for a cable.
The workout fans are at the top of the console. They’re relatively large and do provide a reasonably decent cooling during the most intense workouts. The two accessory trays are large enough to accommodate most hydration bottles, and there’s also a larger tray that connects the two front masts of the machine. And finally, the tablet holder is placed above the main controls of the unit; it’s also large enough to provide support for any tablet or smartphone.
T4 Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s deck with the motors and all the other parts comes pre-assembled. You only have to attach the upright bars, the console, and several small covers. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. All the necessary tools for the assembly are (included). Also, the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics.
For maintenance, it is recommended to keep the belt clean, to prevent any debris from being caught into the motor and damage it. Belt lubrication is necessary after every 90 hours of use (it comes pre-lubricated, though). A bottle of lubricant is (included). Other than this, it is also recommended to check for loose bolts and parts periodically.
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 82L x 35W x 57H inches (208L x 89W x 145H cm)
- Running surface: 60L x 20W inches (152.4L x 50.8W cm)
- Assembled weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
- Weight capacity: 325 lbs (147 kg)
- Motor: 3.0 CHP
- Speed range: 0.5 – 12 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 0% – 15%
- Console: 10 programs, Bluetooth
- Extras: Chest strap, sound system, cooling fans, bottle holders, tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Deck 3 years / Electronics 3 years / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year
- Sturdy frame and deck – can support users up to 325 lbs;
- Folding frame, space-saving design;
- Transport wheels on the machine’s bases;
- The Cushion Flex shock absorption system is built-in the deck;
- Motorized incline, 0% – 15%;
- 3.0 CHP motor, offering speed levels up to 12 MPH;
- Speed increments of 0.1 for gradual adjustment;
- Quick keys for speed and incline;
- EGK pulse sensors integrated into handlebars;
- The HR chest strap is (included);
- Ten workout programs;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Both metric and imperial units for the speed and distance;
- 1/4 miles track display for the distance traveled, with laps count;
- Various amenities such as cooling fans, speakers, tablet holder, and accessory trays;
- Bluetooth function for the integrated speakers;
- One bottle of lubricant included;
- Tools for assembly and belt adjustment are (included);
- Quiet operation;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- No online connectivity;
- No USB charging port function;
- A tablet placed on the tablet holder will cover the console display.
Fuel Fitness T4 Treadmill Summary
The Fuel Fitness T4 is an electric treadmill for home use. It comes with a 3.0 CHP motor, an automatic incline system with 15 levels, and a console with ten workout programs. It’s a mid-range treadmill, pretty close to the light-commercial duty, great for users of all levels, for light to intense cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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