SportsArt Plate Loaded Series combines quality and value in a simple, easy-to-use strength line designed to accommodate users of any fitness level or experience.


SportsArt A978 Plate Loaded Series Wide Chest Press – The A978 Wide Chest Press from SportsArt Fitness is a commercial plate loaded strength machine for lower and outer chest training featuring press arms with independent movement and converging pushing angles to increase the range of motion of the seated wide bench press exercise. The wider grip bench press focusses especially on the outer chest muscles, thus engaging the pectoralis major muscle group more intensely as compared to a narrower grip (which produces greater activity in the triceps). Progressive strength curve gradually increases force at end of movement when user is in strongest position, allowing user to engage more muscles. The A978 has a 500 pound maximum weight load rating for heavy duty training. Oversized handles make pressing exercises more comfortable by spreading the load over a larger area of the users hand and the easy seat adjustment means a broad range of user heights can be accommodated. The A978 Plate Loaded Wide Chest Press allows you to use Olympic plates with a 2″ center hole for resistance. Load your plates onto the weight horn on each press arm. Store your plates while not in use on the four weight posts attached to the frame uprights. The welded heavy-duty steel frame has stylish, sleek lines created through oval tube steel. Major frame pieces bolt together allowing easier transport prior to assembly. Electrostatic powder coating insures the finish is resistant to scratches and dings for a long term beautiful finish. Heavy-duty vinyl cushions are comfortable and durable for club use. Rubber non-skid feet cover base frame supports to avoid sliding of machine or scratching of floors. All components are commercial grade on SportsArt’s world-class health club strength products to make the A978 Wide Chest Press Machine perfect for any commercial gym, fitness center, home gym, hotel workout center, personal training studio, or corporate wellness facility. The SportsArt Plate Loaded Series combines quality and value in a simple, easy-to-use free weight strength line designed to accommodate users of any fitness or experience.

Purchase SportsArt Plate Loaded Strength Equipment on GSA contract – All SportsArt Fitness commercial strength equipment can be purchased from Ironcompany on GSA Contract GS-07F-0104M and CMAS Contract 4-12-78-0066A.

Features and Specifications:

  • Commercial rated
  • Welded oval tube steel frame with bolt together design
  • Charcoal Gray frame color / Black and Gray pads
  • Independent arm movement with converging pushing angle and progressive resistance curve
  • Designed for use with Olympic plates with 2″ center hole
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Plate horn on each press arm for load weight
  • Four plate posts on frame for weight storage
  • Assembled Dimensions: 56″ L x 74″ W x 67″ H
  • Unit Weight: 254 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions (on pallet): 70″ L x 39″ W x 25″ H (Freight Shipping Class 100)
  • Shipping Weight (on pallet): 334 lbs.
  • Maximum User Load Weight: 500 lbs.

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Full Commercial Warranty (no usage limit regardless of setting):

  • Frame 10 Years
  • Weight Plates and Guide Rods 5 Years
  • Cables, Belts and Other Parts 3 Years
  • Grips and Covers 1 Year
  • Upholstery 6 Months
  • Labor 1 Year


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