Apex Plate Tree Review
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Forget cluttered gyms and enjoy a neat training area with the PT-36 Weights Rack from Marcy! Managing space in your gym will be as easy as your cool down routine with this ultra-functional weight plates tree. If you’re having trouble keeping all of your lifting plates in one place, then it’s time to get this rack organizer.
Whether it’s for your home or a professional gym, the Marcy PT-36 plates tree makes organizing weights a breeze, allowing you to focus on the heavy lifting and not the cleanup! Constructed from high-quality steel, this gym organizer showcases a heavy-duty structure that resists sweat and moisture to help prevent rust buildup over time – guaranteeing that the equipment will be reliable and long-lasting.
This storage rack features an ergonomic and compact design with a pyramidal structure to provide enhanced stability, sturdy storage, and easier access. With a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, the eight storage rack will hold your weight plates with ease.
This Marcy weight plate tree measures 30 x 30 x 32inches. Get the Marcy PT-36 Weights Rack today and free up more space in your gym while you enjoy a comfortable workout!
- Product Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 32 inches ; 28 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 22.4 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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- ASIN: B000ASDXP6
- Item model number: PT36
Works for bumper plates (sort of)
I purchased this tree to use with bumper plates. It was difficult to determine if it would work and it does seem to do the job for my set up of 305 lbs worth of weights. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble with my two year old “helping” distracting me. I like the small claps for added safety as some of the bumpers are resting on the peg below making them super easy to knock off by potential little curious hands and feet. I took off one star for the peg placement. If they were just 1 in further apart from top and bottom the pegs could support the bumpers as intended and not rest in the peg below. Bumpers can’t be placed adjacent to each other on the top row or on the side with only two pegs. They way I have them set up is about max capacity if using for bumper plates. Picture of my son hugging the rack gives you an idea on size.
Weight tree which is a great value
Not sure why other folks think it was tough to put together. It took maybe 30-45 minutes to build (it is an estimate as my son was distracting me during the process) but fortunately my experience was I really did not have an issue. Important point though, don;t tighten it up as directed, until directed to. I have all kinds of misc plates I buy used, all sorts of shapes & sizes collected over the past couple of years for standard bar (including some old resin ones filled with sand) and this got them off my floor and makes my wife happy. Well, er, happier than she was when they were stacked all over.
I really like the hole in the center at the top
When first put together I thought it might not be strong enough to hold the weights. Because of how thin the metal is, but it does really well. The stand is functional and strong. I really like the hole in the center at the top. It comes with a cup holder to put the for your weight clips,(weight clips are included in the package), but you could also remove the cup/clip holder and put your bar there for the stand to hold upright. The only complaint I have is that it is some what easy to tip over if pulled on (with weights on the stand) we have a 2 1/2 yr old so that is a concern because she can tip the stand with weights on it. So we keep it in the corner of the room with the corner of the stand pointing out. ( This will make sense when/if you get the product, you’ll get what I mean). So, of you have little ones becareful where you place this or put plates along the base to keep in place . Other then that it is a great piece of equipment to have.
GOOD RACK, BUT COULD BE BETTER WITH A COUPLE OF ENHANCEMENTS
Although I would prefer a one-piece welded rack, like the other one I already have, none of them have the capacity that this one has (8 pegs), so here we are. I am a little concerned about all those bolts loosening-up over time, so I keep a 5/8″ open-end wrench handy in my weight room for any tightening that might be needed along the way. That said, appears to be a pretty well-made, sturdy rack, which should do the job, as I only need about half the stated maximum load of 300 pounds on it, though I am sure that it could handle the maximum, if needed. There are a couple of design enhancements I am going to suggest to the manufacturer, one being an additional post on the bottom center cap that could be used for lighter plates, such as 2.5 and 1.25, which I have on my other rack and is very convenient (mine are now laying on the floor, as I ran out of pegs) or constructing the unit with 4 uprights versus 3, which would increase the overall capacity by 25% and could be easily accomplished, from an engineering standpoint (these possibilities, not considered by the manufacturer, are the reason for the 4 stars, instead of 5. To potential purchasers, I recommend the unit, as it fulfills my expectations, functioning as advertised.
My weight are like leaves.
It is easy to put together and holds lots of weight. Which is why I bought it. I have 2×45, 2×35, 2×25, 10×10, 10×5, and 2×2.5 on it. The plate tree isn’t going any where but it feels like if I’m rough with it, the posts or the bolts might break at some point. Doubt they will though. It just doesn’t feel as solid as some of the other plate trees I’ve used. But those were also $100+. But the plate tree met my expectations. It holds lots of weight.
A few mods were needed to make it great
I needed a place for my bumpers, the floor just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I had a gift certificate from Christmas so reading the reviews for this I pulled the trigger. My plan was to put caster wheels on it so I could move it around my garage. Once the tree showed up, I drilled the holes and added the plates and it pretty much buckled. I was a little ticked but rethought how I could do it, so I added two 1/2 inch layers of plywood and a fourth caster wheel and now this thing is rock solid. It easily holds around 500 pounds. Besides adding the plywood and caster wheels, I also cut on of the arms off so it would accommodate more bumper weights.
Good quality and good value for a free weight stand.
The Apex Standard Plate Tree is well made, easy to assemble with just a 17 mm wrench or cresent wrench. There are only 6 nuts and bolts, (three top and three bottom.) For the price, it is a good product and will easily hold 300 pounds of free weights, up to and including 50 pound plates. Overall I would recommend this product with the following qualifications.
The comments I saw in the reviews that rated it poorly look to me like they need a decent wrench to put the thing together. My nuts and bolts fit together perfectly and fastened very tightly. But I used a socket wrench with a ratchet handle. It undoubtedly would have gone faster with a helper, but I had no real trouble. I did use a box wrench for the final tightening, as the socket wrench was a bit awkward as the nut tightened.
I use olympic-sized plates (with a 2″ hole) but chose this tree with standard 1″ posts because it is easier to hang the plates and lift them off with the smaller posts. Gravity holds them on just fine because the posts are all inclined. The tree does a great job with as small a footprint as possible.