Cable Machines are a staple in almost every weight room, sports performance facility or fitness center because of how effective and efficient they are. At Stray Dog Strength we are always trying to find ways to save space and limit single use pieces of equipment, that is why we came out with our line of cable machines that are unlike others on the market. We built a line of cable machines called ATR Units out of rack parts so you can lift off them or add attachments. We were one of the first brands to integrate machines into our racks, back in 2002 we added lat pull downs to half racks and today have a modular system that can evolve with your changing needs.
3 kinds of SDS cable machines
To show the different variations of our Cable Machines we will use the Cable Column as the example but we can do all 3 variations (Cable Machine Attachment, ATR Machine and Rack Mounted Machines) in Cable Column, Lat Pull Down, Lat Pull Down Low Row and Belt Squat/Lat Pull Down Combo machines.
1. ATR CABLE MACHINES
2. RACK MOUNTED CABLE MACHINES
3. CABLE MACHINE ATTACHMENTS
One of the great things about our machines is that they use the same base parts, the ATR, Rack Mounted and Machine Attachment Versions of the cable column for example all have the same base parts. The different variations of the machines come with different parts to attach the machine in a different way depending on customers preference.
If you have an Alpha Half Rack with a cable column attachment for example and want to spread the cable column out of the rack just order an ATR Frame and remove the cable column attachment and put it in the ATR Frame. Connect the ATR Frame that now has a cable column in it to the side of the rack and you now have an ATR Cable Column Connected to the side of the rack making super setting or two athletes lifting at once easier. This can be done to help budget purchases as you can add the ATR Frame later on it your budget does not allow it originally.
connect multiple atr units together
Pictured above is a custom ATR Cable/Storage Unit at Orange HS, it is comprised of two ATR Lat Pull Down/Low Rows on the ends and Two ATR Cable Columns in the center. Each ATR Side is connected by 72″ DB Trays giving them 648″ of DB Storage, 4 Cable Machines and Attachment Stations all in one footprint. All our ATR Units even our Cable Columns can have attachments added to them.
Connect together at 43" to lift
This ATR Unit is similar to the one from Orange HS above as it has ATR Lat Pull Downs on the Ends and ATR Cable Columns in the center. This unit has the Cable Column and Lat Pull Downs connected with a 43″ connector so bar cups can be added for lifting, this can’t be done when connected at 72″ and creates an extra lifting station that can be used when needed.
Cable machine attachments
The Alpha Half Rack Pictured Above has a Cable Column Machine Attachment added to the right side of the unit. Notice how you can still use the rack for lifting as you can slide the cable column trolley to the top and add bar cups and or spotter arms for lifting. A second Cable Machine Attachment can be added to the other side of the rack as our Alpha Half Rack has our proprietary guide rod hole pattern to add machine attachments whenever desired.
At Stray Dog Strength we are always trying to be innovative and come up with solutions that will give our customers more flexibility and uses for the equipment they purchase. That is why we make our cable machines out of rack parts so they can be added into racks or can have rack attachments used on them. Create a functional trainer/half rack by using cable column rack attachments or make a stand alone or wall mounted version. Chances are we have a cable machine option that will fit into your facility but will not be a single use waste of floor space, reach out to a solutions specialist today!