Motor rating of LifeSpan TR4000i folding treadmill – Good for running

by Jack on May 5, 2016

Here we will focus on providing specific information about the motor installed on the LifeSpan TR4000i folding treadmill. Answering such questions as: On quality, good choice for runners, how fast (MPH) can it go, as well as questions on the warranty. If you are looking for an overall review and rating on this model, read it here.

About the motor and quality

LifeSpan TR4000i Folding Treadmill motor review

Quality motor for runners?

When buying a treadmill, especially if you plan to use it for running at home you definitely should understand a bit about the motor. You will find different styles of motors so you want to make sure you buy the right style.

Here we will keep it simple but if you want more detailed information on the JohnsonFit.com website you will find a very well written and in depth article on the subject of treadmill motors.

The most efficient and durable style of motor is called, Continuous Duty Horsepower or CHP for short. We highly recommend that you make sure a treadmill has this style of motor before buying.

The LifeSpan TR4000i folding treadmill does have this type of motor (CHP) so the quality will be very good.

Is it for runners how fast of a pace?

To answer this question we need to look at the amount of horsepower provided by this particular model. Treadmill motors are usually between 1 and 4 horsepower. As a norm, the lowest amount of horsepower we recommend for running is 2.5 HP. Now this is the absolute lowest we recommend, if you are a runner and are able to find a model in your price range with more horsepower than 2.5 we would recommend looking into that option.

The LifeSpan TR4000i treadmill has a 3.25 horsepower motor. Making it a very capable home running machine and the top speed is 12 MPH or a 5 minute mile pace.

The warranty on the motor

Always make sure you look into the warranty before you buy any treadmill. If you are paying close to $1000 or more you should expect to receive a lifetime guarantee on the motor. If a model is not providing this lifetime warranty then you should question the quality of the model. The TR4000i model does include a lifetime guarantee on the motor.

We don’t want to tell you not to look into other options but overall, this model has a quality motor and is a good choice if you are looking for a home treadmill to run on.

If you need more information on this model, find it on the review page where we break down and rate the 5 most important areas to look at when judging overall quality or you can also visit our most common questions page.

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