The original Tread
The Tread is the heart of the TreadDesk system and its features are as follows:
- Belt dimensions: 18" x 48"
- Overall dimensions: 58" x 24" x 4.5"
- Total weight: 101 lbs out of box, 114 lbs when boxed up.
- Motor: 2 hp 90 volt
- Speed: 0.5 - 4.0 mph.
- Pulls 3-6 amps depending on speed and load
- 4 adjustable rubber feet underneath
- "Soft Start" and "Soft Stop"
- Weight limit for user is 320 lbs.
- Rated at 8 hours of daily use
- Includes a rubber treadmill mat
- Unit price is $895.
Our proprietary control panel sits on top of the desk and is attached to the Tread with a six foot long wire/cable. The control panel keeps track of distance, time, speed and calories burned. It also comes with an emergency shut off cord which should always be worn when using the TreadDesk. A rubber treadmill mat is also included with the purchase of each Tread and it will arrive in the same box underneath the Tread. The mat helps reduce noise and keeps the Tread clean.
In order to be as productive as possible, the speed is very important. The Tread will start at 0.5 mph with a maximum speed of 4.0 mph. Most TreadDesk customers find that walking between 1.0 - 2.0 mph is an ideal speed that allows them to continue doing most everything they would normally do when sitting down. Once you start walking faster than 2.0 mph, most users find that their typing starts to slow down and talking on the phone becomes more difficult.
If you would like a cardio workout, walking at a 4.0 mph pace will give you that, but do not expect to get any typing done at this speed. For safety reasons, we have limited the speed of the Tread to 4 mph. There is very little assembly required - you simply plug the control panel which sits on top of your desk into the Tread, plug the power cord into an outlet and you are up and walking in just minutes.
"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"