IM2000 Self Spotting Machine
The greatest squatting and pressing machine ever designed! We have refined this design over decades resulting in the most complete, space efficient and best operating home gym you can buy. You can work each body part in at least three different ways in complete safety. The quick lock guided barbell system is our patented design. Although similar in concept to the common Smith machine design, the Ironmaster does the job much better and the overall machine is much more versatile and space saving. Working out with a bar and bench is not as efficient as a machine and is not safe to use without the aid of spotters. In fact, it is commonly known that working out with traditional free weights is limiting since you must always stop your reps before you reach maximum muscle failure. It is a proven fact that when you push yourself to failure you will make your muscles grow stronger. You can really blast your muscles by training to the point of ultimate failure and never get stuck with lockout points only 1.7” apart!
The lifting bar sliding system is a state of perfection on the Ironmaster. The best Smith machines use linear ball bearings as a means of guiding the bar up and down the guide rods and under ideal conditions work well but the IM200 is different. There are some important reasons the Ironmaster system is better. Linear bearings require constant lubrication with grease which is quite messy. They also have limited life along with the steel guide rods and will require replacement. The grease will attract dirt that will cause premature wear to the bearings and rods. Linear bearings are very noisy and have the feeling of rolling friction resistance. The Ironmaster slide bushings and slide rail system is unique. We use a special polymer material bushing that slides over specially coated slide rails of compatible materials. Other designs using bushings have simple plastic sliding on metal. This causes fast wear and friction and the action feels terrible. We have proven the long life of our design in schools, police departments, fire departments, commercial gyms all over the world not to mention countless home gyms. You will not find a machine with better feeling free flowing action or simplicity of use!
Base model includes the following standard equipment: Main frame, lifting bar with Olympic adapters, standard plate holders, lat pull bar, upper and lower pulley/cable system.
Super Bench and attachments sold separately or in packages.
Dimensions are 48" wide x 48" deep, x 84.5" high. We recommend about 7 feet wide x 5-6 feet deep for use and minimum of 87" ceiling height. This unit is very space efficient!
The lifting bar is 73" Wide and weighs 36 lbs with the included Olympic Sleeve Adapters and 32 lbs without them. Grip width area of the bar is 42".
Weight Capacity for the lifting bar is 1000 lbs and the cable system is rated for 350 lbs. Shipping takes about 2 weeks and is normally sent via truck freight for the lower 48 US states. Please inquire about other destinations.
Note: This is the base model only. Weights and attachments sold separately.
I had mine customized to fit my shorter basement ceilings (had a couple inches taken off at the factory) and it has met my needs well. I have been working out for years and wanted to add a leg press and smith machine element to my home gym. My space is limited and the Ironmaster 2000 met my specs, particularly that it is multifunctional and can handle serious weight. It and the bench are solid, quality products that have met my needs at 500+ for leg presses and 400+ for squats...
The IM2000 is the absolute staple in home gym fitness. With its small 4x4 foot print there is absolutely no rival for what it can do for its size. The design is so simple yet pure genius, and you can tell a lot of thought went into this machine. Cable workouts ranging from lat work to cable bicep curls, free weight bench press, Smith machine shoulder work. You name it can do it and do it extremely well. I just ordered the new olympic bar holders and spotting arms and can't wait to get them.
This equipment is fantastic! Extremely tough, yet compact. You can do all your free weight exercises, and add the smith machine wherever you like. The cable system is as smooth as silk. You can even do low rows on this machine! The pec dec is fantastic, and the bench is the toughest I've seen. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is serious about a home gym. The people at Ironmaster are fantastic to work with. You wont be disappointed.