The butterfly station features ARC™ (Automatic Ratcheting
Cam) ensures the correct range of motion for each use.
The chest supported row seat back has 12 positions and a
one-touch adjustment lever.
The VX-18 helps you bring all the benefits of a dumbbell
workout home, thanks to a bench that rolls completely free.
The squat system features an ingenious new attachment latch.
The lat pull down incorporates a multi-position padded hold
down system, ensuring that the legs are comfortably held
The patented Parallelogram Direct-Drive Press Arm eliminates cable stretch, lifts the weight at an exact 1:1 ratio and generates an arc similar to the natural motion for a correctly performed free weight bench press.
THE VX-18 SETS THE STANDARD FOR SINGLE STACK WEIGHT MACHINES
It is the ultimate home gym, having undergone many design
improvements since its introduction in 1987 as the On-Line
1500. Even then, it revolutionized the industry with features
such as the patented “no cable change” On-Line® system.
No one had experienced a machine like this — more versatile,
comfortable, smooth, more solid than anything before.
You’ll find that the VX-18, like all Vectra products,
is the result of much forethought. Our engineers have gone
through the “What if we…” stage over and
over before coming to a final solution. This is clear when
you realize that this sturdy machine is the embodiment of so
many patents, each of which contains a multitude of patent
Some of the features you’ll appreciate include the 7
position standard olympic height bench that rolls away from
the press station, turning the VX-18 into a two-user machine
by incorporating the vast group of exercises that can be performed
with dumbbells. The VX-18, as well as it’s multi stack
equivalents, the VX38 and 4850, include the patented Parallelogram
Direct-Drive press arm system. The press arm lifts the weight
stack directly, this eliminates “sponge” (movement
of the bar before resistance is encountered) and reduces cable
wear. But the real benefit is the motion, the parallelogram
generates and arc similar to the natural motion for a correctly
performed free-weight bench press And like all stations on
the VX-18, the weight is lifted at a direct 1:1 ratio, allowing
you to measure your strength progress in actual pounds instead
of unrelated “units.”
And when it comes to progress, the VX-18 gives you room to
grow, with the optional 260lb. stack and the adjustment of
the weight reduction springs on the parallelogram press arm,
you can achieve a maximum resistance of 310lbs. far greater
than any other home gym on the market.
COMMERCIAL GYM QUALITY
The components used in the VX-18 are the very best and the
machine carries a commercial warranty. It’s heavy duty,
with solid stainless steel guide rods, powder coated weight
plates, ball bearing pivot points and oversize bushings for
smooth, solid operation and long life. It also features ball
bearing pulleys and aircraft quality cable with extra strong
swaged stainless steel fittings, for additional safety. The
large diameter tubing in the frame creates a sleek, smooth
appearance and adds to the machines overall strength as well
as. In fact, like all Vectra machines, the VX-18 frame are
sturdy enough that the user can actually perform dips on the