Proform 6.0 ZT Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A budget unit that can work if you take very good care of it. Just keep in mind that it will eventually break down.
Be realistic about this machine. It is a cheaply built machine intended for very light use. If you keep this in mind, you won't be disappointed when (not if) it breaks.
The Proform 6.0 ZT is a treadmill that sells for $499. It was made for light use, it won't last for a long time, and it will require maintenance. If you understand this going in, you may still find this machine to be worth it. This model may not be very good, but the price is right.
The walking area is pretty small. The belt measures in at 18" x 50". This is a good bit shorter and more narrow than the standard 20" x 60" belt. If you have a wide stance or long stride, you may feel less comfortable on this treadmill that ones that offer a more accommodating running surface.
This machine has a pretty weak motor, but it holds up well in its price range. You're usually not going to find a model that has good power producing capabilities for under $1,000. This one at least competes with treadmills that cost a few hundred dollars more than it does. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph with this machine, but you'll wear out the structure and drive system very quickly if you try to run on it.
The cushioning system is price appropriate. ProTech Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Proform claims it provides a 15% impact reduction when compared to pavement. In the overall scheme, this isn't a very forgiving running surface, but it's the best you can hope for when paying $499.
If you're expecting it to last for a long time, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. The projected reliability of this machine is very poor. Not many treadmills have a shorter life expectancy than this model. The quality of parts is lacking, so plan for maintenance to be needed and parts to wear out.
The warranty on the Proform 6.0 ZT is very bad. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, while the motor is covered for 5 years. As you can see by the manufacturer's lack of willingness to provide decent coverage, we aren't the only ones who project this treadmill will break down rather quickly.