STEELCLIMBER.COM/INSTALL

 

PARTS LIST

___RIDING BLOCKS to do list (4) LABEL ARM, FEET, LEFT, RIGHT, ATTACH CLIPS FOR CONNECT CHAIN ONTO FELT STEMS AND ATTACH 10-24 7/8" BOLT, THEN AND ADD WING NUTS. ATTACH 7/16 LOCK WASHER AND NUT. Riding blocks should ship with all this done.

___SPROCKETS 4 SETS ON STUDS- (2) CENTER SPROCKET SETS HAVE 3 SPROCKETS EACH- (2) END SPROCKET SETS HAVE 2 SPROCKETS EACH-ONE WITH METAL STRAP ATTACHED (FOR MOUNTING TO WALL)

___CHAINS WITH TURNBUCKLES LABEL TOP AND BOTTOM (4) SETS (TURNBUCKLES ATTACHED) Bottom chain is 50 links/43 links.  Top chain is 48 links/37 links. On bottom the 50 links is the down chain position. On top the 47 link chain is the top chain position.  (The connector chain is 54 links long)

___CLAMP ATTACHED TO TOP

___PEDALS-R OR L LABELED ON BOTTOM-USE END WITH HOLES CLOSER TO EDGE ON TOP

___HANDLES


____CENTER SPROCKET COVERS (2). PLACE OVER CENTER SPROCKETS USING ATTACHED VELCRO

___CONNECT CHAIN (1)optional use- USED TO CONNECT FOOT PLATE TO ARM PLATE USING FREE HANGING SCREW ATTACHED TO FEET PLATES. Serpentine through center sprockets for cross crawl, or straight up for basic crawl. Or leave un attached for free motion- 54 links is length of chain

 

(INTERNAL -CHECK THESE ARE ON BEFORE SHIPPING)


(4) WING NUTS FOR CONNECT CHAIN (4)

  7/16 lock washers (4) for use with pedals and handles.
  7/16 nuts (4)

  1" SCREWS FOR CLAMP TO WALL

   (4) wingnuts 10/24 ( should be on riding blocks, connector chain clips)


 

STEP ONE-LAY OUT MACHINE HORIZONTALLY (flat) TO INSTALL.
1. Install the two 3FT steel rail assemblies (one is feet, one is arms), remove washer and nut from bottom, remove tape, place the 3 bolts over the appropriate holes (base should be labeled feet and arms). Remove tape over the washers on the 8ft base that the rails will sit upon. Once inserted use the washer and jam nut to secure on the backside of the 8ft base. Tighten nuts, you do not need to over tighten.

 

SLIDE ON WHEEL BLOCKS. THEY SHOULD BE LABELED RIGHT AND LEFT,FEET OR ARM,  THE FELT RESISTANCE PADS SHOULD ALWAYS BE POINTED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE SPROCKETS. THE FOOT BLOCKS HAVE SHORTER CENTER CONNECTING BOLTS (2) THAN THE ARM BLOCKS. 

2. You may want to use a rubber mallet with this step but not necessary. You can also loosen the first nut then slide on the blocks to the steel V rail. Re-tighten nut if you loosened it.  The V wheels have a groove that fits the V rail. Make sure your top and bottom wheels are inside the V rail. Slide them up to about 6" up from rail stop (end stopper bolt) this is a good place to start this and will give you a manageable step height to start. You can set them wherever you want but arm blocks must not reach the top of the rail before the foot blocks hit the stopper bolt.**(only relevant when using the connecting chain over middle sprocket attaching feet to arms) The machine always stops with feet not the arms. Note-resistance pads face downwards on the arm section and upwards on the feet section. Note-The crank handles if you pull them outwards disengage allowing you to move it back 

**SPROCKET ASSEMBLY. REMOVE THE SHIPPING BOLTS THAT ARE ON THE 8FT BASE, THEY ARE ON THE MACHINE TO KEEP A NUT IN THE CENTER OF THE 8FT BASE IN PLACE. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO MOVE THEY WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GET BACK INTO PLACE, THE NUTS ALLOW THE SPROCKETS TO BE TIGHTENED WITH A LOCK WASHER AND NOT WARP THE 8FT BASE. ** PRESS YOUR THUMB NEXT TO THE BOLT HEAD PUT YOUR WEIGHT OVER IT TO LOCK THE CENTER NUT IN PLACE ALLOWING THE BOLT TO COME OUT. FOR THE TWO END SPROCKETS YOU CAN GRAB THE NUT FROM INSIDE WITH ONE HAND AND REMOVE THE BOLT.  

 

Can also apply a C clamp or similar clamp but your thumb and weight are enough. (2 CENTER SPROCKETS)

3. Sprocket assembly, THE SPROCKETS ARE ON THEIR BOLTS, AFTER REMOVING SHIPPING BOLTS, TURN THE SPROCKET STUD ONTO THE NUT IN THE CENTER OF THE 8FT BASE. (AGAIN KEEP CENTER NUTS FROM MOVING WHEN THERE IS NO BOLT OR STUD IN THEM. PRESS THUMB AND APPLY DOWNWARD PRESSURE TO LOCK NUT IN TUBE ) FOR THE TWO END SPROCKETS YOU CAN GRAB THE NUT FROM INSIDE WITH ONE HAND AND REMOVE THE BOLT. The base is labeled where the sprockets go, The metal strap goes at the top of the machine and is used to secure the machine to a wall using screws. The metal strap slides onto the sprocket stud on the underside of the machine and is then followed by a washer, lock washer, nut. Tighten the nuts under the machine. 
4. Now we will place the chains, There is a shorter set and a longer set, the longer set is used on the feet portion of the machine.The feet portion has the stopping blocks in between the steel rails. Drape the longer chain for the feet  portion over the bottom sprocket of end sprocket to center sprocket. It should be loose, you will now turn the turnbuckles to tighten them. The rolling blocks will connect to the chain just below the turnbuckle on one side.On the other side it may be more underneath the turnbuckle depending upon how big you want your step.  The turnbuckles for the arms section should be below the rolling blocks. And for the feet section the turnbuckles should be above the rolling blocks. The machine must stop using the stopper bolt, not the turnbuckle going into the center sprocket. Cycle them around to get familiar with how it works.

 

 

 

 

LINK TOTALS ON THE CHAIN AND POSITION

FEET TOP-50, FEET BOTTOM-43

ARMS TOP-47, ARMS BOTTOM-37      CONNECTOR CHAIN IS 54 LINKS

                                                       example of turnbuckle below riding block

 

5.Attach center cover over center sprockets. Next to the arm chains the same way, the center sprockets(3), the middle one should have no chain on it, this sprocket is only used with the connector chain. 


6. Once you have the riding blocks in the position you want. Felt resistance pads should face upwards on feet section and down on arm section. The felt pads will never be used on the stopping end of the feet.

Attach the pedals over the two bolts using the included lock washers and nuts (7/16 size) There is a R AND L printed under the pedals. Use the end with the holes closer to the end of the steel plate on top. This gives clearance to the pedals over the base of the machine. 

7. Move the arm blocks to where you want them.  Attach the arm handles the same way as feet, the taco shaped plate slides onto the two 7/16 bolts located on the riding blocks. Secure with lock washer and nut. The blocks should attach just above the turnbuckles. 

The riding blocks connect to the chains through the links using the protruding screws, this is how the machine is cycled. Get familiar with the movement. 

8. Use supplied bracket that is attached to top of machine to secure to a wall. 

The machine is place against a wall at a 75 degree angle and used.

 

 

--Do not over tighten resistance pads or you may damage riding blocks.

--There are spacer nuts slid in between the center of the base aluminum to each hole with a sprocket stud. Keep

this in mind if ever removing a bolt.

 

--Brasso sold at home depot and lowes is a great product to use to clean your steel climber and restore aluminum polish.

--Chains require no maintenance only a small fraction of the chain goes over the sprocket. 

--5/8-11 threaded rod, 24" long can be added and used as a feet only handle or to help getting on and off. Sold at home depot/lowes/etc.

--Small steel wheels are size w1 (roller bearing)  for reference.

   BELOW ARE VIDEOS OF OLD MACHINE INSTALLATION BUT CAN STILL BE HELPFUL IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF A STEP

SEND A VIDEO OF YOU USING YOUR MACHINE AND ALLOW THE VIDEO TO BE PUT ON THE SITE AND GET $200 BACK. 

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