XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown | Multi-Function Strength Training Machine

The XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown and Low Row Cable Machine features high and low pulley stations. Therefore, many exercises, including lat pulldowns, low rows, bicep curls, triceps presses, and shrugs, target the upper back, shoulders, and arms.

It sports an 11-gauge steel 2-inch by 3-inch mainframe construction coated in a baked scratch-resistant powder coat finish with bolted-on skid-resistant feet. Additionally, nylon-coated aircraft quality cables have a 2200-pound tensile strength rating and a 400-pound maximum load capacity.

This XMark Lat Pull-down and Low Row Cable Machine use high-quality materials in its construction. With this in mind, it is a reliable multi-function strength training machine that performs smoothly and looks as good as it feels to use.

Included are two 14-inch chrome-plated Olympic sleeve adaptors, a chrome-plated lat pulldown bar, and a low row bar with texturized rubber handgrips. This machine also has a flip-up footplate with a low-row bar.

XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine
XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

Learn more in my complete review below!

Product: XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

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Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 1 year

My rating: 9/10

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Note: The weight plates do not come with the machine.

Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 56.7L x 48W x 84H inches (144L x 122W x 213H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 122 lbs (55.3 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 20+
  • Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 1 year

XM-7618 Frame construction

The XMark XM-7618 lat pulldown machine features a frame made of steel tubing, 11-gauge, 2″ x 3″ (5.0 x 7.6 cm). Its steel parts come with a corrosion-resistant powder finish, silver in color. However, several parts and accessories, such as the plate carriage guide rods, the base frame of the thigh pad, or the lat pulldown bar, feature a chrome finish.

The machine is not extremely large. Its footprint measures approx. 57″L x 31″W (144 x 79 cm), but its total width measures 48″ (122 cm). Therefore, to properly operate the machine without any hindrance, assigning at least a 7′ x 6′ workout area is advisable.

The assembled item’s highest point is 84″ (213 cm) in height. Therefore, it won’t fit properly in a room with a 7′ ceiling, so it’s advisable to place it and use it at a higher limit. Therefore, the lat machine can accommodate users comfortably up to 6’4″ (193 cm), promoting a complete range of motion for lat pulldowns.

This XMark lat pulldown machine features quite a sturdy and stable construction. In addition, its base bars come with large pads, which enhance its stability. Unfortunately, the frame’s base bars do not have holes for anchoring it to the floor, but you can always drill a few (this will void the warranty, though). The fully assembled frame is relatively heavy, though, weighing over 100 lbs, so it has plenty of stability on its own.

XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

The machine’s weight carriage features Standard (1″ – 2.5 cm) bars, but a set of chrome sleeve adapters for Olympic plates is also (included). It’s rated for loads up to 400 lbs (181.4 kg). The length of each arm of the weight carriage is 14″ (35.5 cm).

Finally, the XMark XM-7618 has heavy-duty nylon pulleys, integrating stainless steel ball bearings for smooth operation. The cables are aircraft quality (2,200 lb test) steel ropes and feature a nylon coating.

Seat and thigh stopper, and Flip-up footplate

The machine comes with a small but generously padded seat, integrating a 3″ Dura craft cushion. The seat is non-adjustable; its top is moveable to offer more room for various low-pulley workouts. The seat’s upholstery is a Dura guard vinyl, designed to last for many years of use without excessive wear.

The XMark XM-7618 has a thigh stopper element, which features 4.3″ (11 cm) thick foam pads to deliver maximum comfort during lat pulldown exercises with heavy loads. As opposed to the seat, the thigh stopper is height adjustable. In addition, its upright bar offers a span of a few inches of adjustment.

The frame has a flip-up footplate featuring a diamond pattern to better adherence for the feet during upright curls or rows. However, not all lat pulldown machines have an element that improves stability during various low-pulley exercises.

XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine
XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

XM-7618 Accessories

The XMark XM-7618 lat machine does not come with a weight plate set. You’ll have to use the ones you already own or purchase a set separately. As I’ve mentioned above, the machine can use both Standard and Olympic plates.

The three main accessories included with this lat pulldown machine are a lat bar, the short bar with the extension chain, and the Olympic sleeve adapter set.

The lat bar is a standard 48″ length one, featuring a chrome finish, with two knurled areas. The ends are rubberized to provide a secure and comfortable grip for traditional pulldown exercises.

The short bar comes with an extension chain attached to it. Like the lat bar, it has a chrome finish and rubberized grips.

And finally, the Olympic plate adapters are also chrome-plated, and as I’ve mentioned above, they have a length of 14″.

In addition to the standard accessories already included with this machine, XMARK has an optional upgrade accessory package: an XMark chinning triangle, two Sure-Grip handles, and a triceps rope featuring triple chrome plating polished to a mirror shine, specially designed #18 diamond knurl-textured rubber grips, and a precision-engineered revolving forged steel swivel, respectively.

Possible Exercises

  • Lat pulldowns
  • Behind neck lat pulldowns
  • Close grip lat pulldowns

    XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine
    XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

  • Reverse grip lat pulldowns
  • One-arm lat pulldowns
  • One-arm shoulder presses
  • Straight arm pulldowns
  • Triceps press downs
  • Seated rows
  • Stand-up rows
  • Biceps curls
  • One-arm bices curls
  • One-arm deltoid raises
  • Cable front squats
  • Cable forward/reverse lunges
  • One stand-up leg curls
  • Hip adductions
  • Hip abductions
  • and more.

Evidently, for some of these exercises, you’ll need various accessories. For example, you’ll need an ab rope for ab crunches or hip abductions; you’ll need an ankle strap. But these are relatively cheap accessories and widely available, but unfortunately not included.

XM-7618 Assembly and Maintenance

The machine’s assembly is far from complicated. It shouldn’t take more than one hour. You’ll have to set up the frame’s base first, add the carriage guide rods, weight carriage, seat frame, and low pulley, and finally set up the top bar with the pulley’s primary cable. The supplied manual offers all the information needed for assembly. Tools do not come included, but two adjustable wrenches will suffice.

For maintenance, all you have to do is periodically check the machine’s joints to make sure they still hold tight in their places and re-tighten them if it’s the case. Also, if the pulleys develop squeaking noises, some lubricants should solve the problem.

Pros

  • Sturdy steel frame;

    XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown Machine

  • 400 lbs load capacity;
  • Relatively small footprint;
  • Adjustable knee stopper;
  • 4.3″ foam rollers the knee stopper element;
  • Flippable seat, with 3″ of Dura-Craft cushioning;
  • Low pulley station included;
  • Heavy-duty nylon pulleys with sealed ball bearings;
  • Lat bar included;
  • The short bar for low pulley exercises included;
  • Olympic sleeve adapters for the load carriage;
  • Offers the possibility to perform more than 20+ exercises;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance is required;
  • Excellent warranty.

Cons

  • Taller users over 6’4″ may have to improvise for specific exercises;
  • Weight plates not included;
  • Ankle strap not included.

XMark XM-7618 Summary

The XMark XM-7618 is a lat machine that includes a low-pulley workout station. Its weight capacity is 400 lbs, and it uses both standard and Olympic plates. It offers the possibility to perform more than 20+ exercises, including lat pulldowns, biceps curls, triceps press downs, seated rows, upright rows, and more.

It also excels in comfort factors, featuring a cushioned seat and extra-thick foam rollers for the knee stopper. In all, it’s a well-constructed fitness machine, offering excellent value for the price.

I hope you found this article helpful and informative. Would you please speak up if you have anything you’d like to share on the topic or any opinions about my website? I look forward to your comments, questions, and the sharing of ideas.

Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.

6 thoughts on “XMark XM-7618 Lat Pulldown | Multi-Function Strength Training Machine”

  1. This is a well-written review. I was looking for a lat machine to round out my home gym. After lots of research, I decided to go with the XMark. Now I know all the little odds and ends that most reviewers never write about. This lat machine really is great for the price!

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  2. I am loving this XMark 7618 lat pulldown. Being able to perform over 20 exercises on it makes this a great cost-efficient piece of exercise equipment.

    The one thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t come with any of the weight plates and one would have to get those and some other accessories separately.

    But overall, it is definitely worth investing in.

    Thanks for sharing this article, was very helpful.

    Reply
    • It would be nice if the weight plates were included, however, almost all machines of this type don’t include the weight plates.

      I agree with you, it is an excellent investment and a tremendous piece of equipment.

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  3. Just looking at the pictures of the machine didn’t tell the whole story. The article supported with pictures of the equipment in use was a great help to visualize how to best use it.

    It’s relatively compact and I feel it would fit in most peoples homes, including mine. I like that it can be assembled in about an hour. I’ll keep this XMark lat pulldown in mind for when I start getting equipment for my home gym.

    Thanks for sharing this lat pulldown tower machine review.

    Edwin

    Reply
    • Your welcome, Edwin. If you have any questions about this lat p[uilldown or any other piece of gym equipment just ask. I’ll be glad to help.

      Reply

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