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Overview and review of the Titan T3 with pulley [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 12, 2019, 9:00:00 AM

T3 Power rack with lat pulley combo

The TITAN T3 with pulley will put you back about $600. TITAN is well known for their very good prices compared to their competition and will get you started on your home gym. This review was originally posted in “which Titan rack to buy for over $500

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Overview of the T3 pulley system

 
The main feature which distinguishes the T3 from other TITAN racks are the 2x3 steel tubes. Other TITAN models work with 2x2 or 3x3 depending on how much you are willing to invest. This lat pulley combo saves space and sets you up to train your entire body. Especially for forming a better back a lat pull machine can come in very handy. When you train with a barbell only the smaller muscles of the back sometimes get bit enough love. So the T3 lat pulley combo is a solid home gym option which comes in four variations. Here are the specifics for you:
 
  • uprights featuring 6" side hole spacing. 
  •  2"x 3" steel tubes.  
  • 1,100 LB rackable capacity
  • 4,400 LB total rack capacity.     
  • 1.25" and 2" diameter pull up bars.  
  •  Gusseted J-Hooks and weight holders. 
  • Pulley Tower for lat pulldowns and low lat rows. 
  • Pulley Tower mounts to the inside of the rear uprights but does not interfere with squats and bench pressing inside the Rack
 
 Short 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 230 LB 
  • Height: 82 1/4"  
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"  
  • Outside width: 53 1/4" 
  •  Inside width: 42 1/8" 
  • Outside depth: 32 3/4
  • Inside depth: 24"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet 
  •  Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB 
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 24" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside Depth: 24"
  • Outside Depth: 32 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
Short 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 254 LB
  • Height: 82 1/4"
  • Height of pull up bar: 77"
  • Outside width: 53 1/4"
  • Inside width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside depth: 44 3/4
  • Inside depth: 36"
  • Floor space: 12.11 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
 
Tall 36" Deep Power Rack
  • Weight: 281 LB
  • Height: 91 1/8"
  • Height of Pull Up Bar: 89"
  • Inside Width: 42 1/8"
  • Outside Width: 53 1/4" 
  • Inside Depth: 36"
  • Outside Depth: 44 3/4"
  • Floor Space: 16.7 square feet
  • Rackable Capacity: 1,100 LB
  • Whole Rack Capacity: 4,400 LB
  • Material: Steel
 
Tall Pulley Tower
  • Overall Height: 88"H x 42”W x 34”D
  • Distance Inside Rack: 19.5"
  • Distance Outside Rack: 13"
  • Weight Post Length: 9.25"
  • Lat Bar Width: 37"
  • Lat Bar Diameter: 1.25"
  • Low Pull Handle Width: 14"
  • Low Pull Handle Diameter: 1.25"
  • Footplate Dimensions: 4" x 4"
  • Weight Capacity: 300 LB
  • Weight: 72 LB
 
Short Pulley Tower
  • Dimensions: 78"H x 42”W x 34”D
  • Distance Inside Rack: 19.5"
  • Distance Outside Rack: 13"
  • Weight Post Length: 9.25"
  • Lat Bar Width: 37"
  • Lat Bar Diameter: 1.25"
  • Low Pull Handle Width: 14"
  • Low Pull Handle Diameter: 1.25"
  • Footplate Dimensions: 4" x 4"
  • Weight Capacity: 300 LB
  • Weight: 70 LB
 
 

Pros of the T3 with pulley 

 
The Pro is the cost of this combined solution compared to other TITAN racks. For the price you pay for a pulley alone with other vendors, you get a pulley and a rack. 2x3 is also more often than not the standard you will find in most commercial gyms. 
 

Cons of the T3 with pulley

 
If you put a pulley at one side of the rack you can not step in and out there anymore. If you wanted to maximize the number of people who can do squats or pull-ups on one rack, this is not the way to go. You might also not be able to put this rack flush against the wall because of the moving parts.
Alternatives to the T3 with pulley 
 
Here are some alternatives to the T3 with pulley rack: 
 
The TITAN rack is the top of the crop rack from TITAN. It has 3x3 uprights and 1” bolts. This is the heaviest and sturdiest rack you can get from TITAN. Compared to market prices it is also very affordable.
 
The X3 is basically the same model as the Titan rack with two differences. It doesn’t have numbered holes on the uprights and the keyhole design. This means that you can use fewer attachments with it which you have not necessarily bought from Rogue. 
 
The T2 model comes in various shapes and heights and can be configured differently for your home gym to make it fit your space. The main difference to the other Titan racks is that the uprights are 2x2 instead of 2x3 or 3x3. 
 
The T3 rack model is also very similar to the Titan rack but comes at a lower cost. It is the same as the X3 except that it has 2x3 Gauge uprights instead of 3x3. In this version, you get it without the pulley.
 

Summary  for the T3 with pulley

 
If you want to save space and money this is a good option. You will also not have to think a lot about how to configure your home gym as the thinking has been done for you in this option. You might also want to look at the T3 and bench combo options as an alternative if you rather want to start benching than pulling. With the T3 you get the middle of the range with extras from TITAN. If you are an elite athlete you might look for a rack with 3x3 beams instead.

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