HARISON 408 Power Tower
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|Frame: 4 years
The HARISON 408 offers quite a bit more than the average basic power tower, such a the Soozier B1-0110. To begin with, it is larger, excels in micro-adjustability, and also includes a 2-position foldable bench. It’s a well-built trainer, great for users of all levels, and for a full-body workout.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 58L x 38W x 93H inches (147L x 96W x 236H cm)
- Bench dimensions: 33L x 11.8W inches (84L x 30W cm)
- Assembled weight: 101 lbs (46 kg)
- Weight capacity: 400 lbs (181 kg)
- Possible exercises: 30+
- Warranty: Frame 5 years / Parts lifetime
Frame, parts, and accessories
The HARISON 408 power tower features a heavy-duty steel frame designed to support loads up to 400 lbs (181 kg). This being said, you should be able to perform weighted dips and pull-up exercises with no problem. Most of the steel bars in its construction are ovalized, between 2.76″ (7 cm) and 3.15″ (8 cm) wide, which leads to extra sturdiness and stability. Plus, the fully assembled unit weighs over 100 lbs (46 kg), this weight being another factor which contributes to its overall stability.
The fully assembled unit is quite a bit larger than other power towers, such as the Gold’s Gym XR 10.9, for example, especially heightwise. It is approx. 58″ (147 cm) long, 38″ (96 cm) wide, and 93″ (236 cm) tall. Its 93″ height is quite a plus for tall persons as they will be able to execute pull-ups of all sorts without having to bend the knees. But on the other hand, the unit will not fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling.
With the bench in extended position, the unit gains several inches in length at the rear, reaching a length of approx. 66″ (168 cm) long. This being said, it is recommended to assign a usage area for it of at least, 10′ x 6′ (305 x 183 cm) for safe and unhindered operation.
The upright bars of this home gym are not fully vertical; they are set at an angle of approx. 80°. This promotes a better positioning during pull-up exercises and offers more leg room during dips.
The base bars are equipped with adjustable stabilizers. Therefore, you can perfectly level the unit on any type of floor. Also, there are attachment points for elastic bands on both the base bars and the upright bars. A set of elastic bands with rubberized grips is included with the unit. Therefore, you can perform bicep curls, mid-rows, or resistance band punches.
The HARISON 408 integrates four main cushioned pads, one on the bench, one attached to the upright bars that serves as back support for leg raises, and two on the leg raise bars. All pads have a similar construction. They integrate approx. 1.5″ (4 cm) of foam padding and have a durable vinyl upholstery. The bench also features two sets of foam rollers for extra comfort and support during abdominal exercises.
The HARISON 408 features four distinct workout stations. These are:
Pull-up station. This workout station consists of a curved handlebar which offers the possibility to adopt several grips, including wide grip, close grip, and close parallel grip. The distance between its two main grips is approx. 38″ (96.5 cm).
An important aspect to mention here is that the top sections of the two upright bars of the unit are adjustable. They offer four adjustment positions, so you can basically set the pull-up bar at four different heights. These are 70.4″ (179 cm), 76.3″ (194 cm), 82.2″ (209 cm) and 88.1″ (224 cm).
Dip & leg raise station. This workout station consists of two solid arms featuring two large, padded elbow rests. As opposed to the pull-up bar, this workout station is non-adjustable. The pads are situated at approx. 58″ (147 cm) above floor level, while the dip handles are at approx. 51″ (129 cm). Also, the distance between the two dip handles is approx. 25.2″ (66 cm).
Needless to say, the dip station features a backrest as well. Just as the two arms, the backrest is non-adjustable. It features a similar padding and upholstery as the elbow rests.
Push-up station. Just as many other power towers, the HARISON 408 features two extra handlebars directly welded to the rear part of the base bars. These can be used for push-up exercises with a parallel grip. Also, we can add here that the tower features a set of anchor points for the elastic bands just near the push-up handles.
Bench. The bench attachment serves as support for various exercises, including sit-ups, decline sit-ups, dumbbell presses, dumbbell flies and more. As we’ve mentioned above, it has approx. 1.5″ (4 cm) of foam padding, providing plenty of comfort. It is approx. 33″ (84 cm) long, and 11.8″ (30 cm) wide, also offering plenty of contact surface. Its leg can be folded for a decline position. Also, you can either lock it in upright position or completely remove it when executing pull-up exercises.
The bench has its own set of foam rollers, while the lower center part of the unit also has a foot stopper bar with two extra foam rollers, to serve as support for sit-ups. These foam rollers are approx. 3″ thick (7.5 cm).
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Parallel grip pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Parallel grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Weighted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Push-ups with feet elevated
- Resistance band punching
- Resistance band bicep curls
- Resistance band mid cross overs
- Resistance band low cross overs
- Resistance band mid-rows
- Resistance band low-rows
- Decline sit-ups
- Dumbbell chest presses
- Dumbbell flies
- … and more.
Of course, a set of dumbbells is not included with the machine. Therefore, if you want to perform such exercises, you will have to opt for an extra set of dumbbells.
Assembly and Maintenance
This HARISON power tower requires full assembly. Although it is far from being complicated and shouldn’t take more than one hour, it is a task recommended for two people. The manual provides clear assembly instructions.
Once the unit is fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. You only have to keep it clean, and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy steel frame with a weight capacity of 400 lbs;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the base bars;
- Four main workout stations, including pull-up, dip & leg raise, push-up, and adjustable bench;
- Two positions for the bench, flat and decline;
- The bench can easily be removed or folded up;
- Foam rollers on the foot stoppers and the bench for extra comfort and support during sit-ups;
- Anchor points for elastic bands on the base bars and at the middle of the upright bars;
- Elastic bands with rubberized grips included;
- Adjustable pull-up bar with four distinct positions;
- Multi-grip design for the pull-up bar;
- Padded elbow rests and backrest for the leg raise station;
- Over 30 exercises available;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- The height of the dip & leg raise arms is non-adjustable.
The HARISON 408 is a heavy-duty and pretty complete power tower designed for home use. It features four main workout stations, including an adjustable pull-up station, leg raise & dip station, push-up bars, and an adjustable bench. It is also equipped with anchor points for elastic bands (bands are included). It offers the possibility to execute more than 30 exercises, which makes it a great home trainer for a full-body workout.