I spent a long time looking at various home gym "all-in-one" setups, before I came across Trojan fitness and the "Functional Trainer Smith Machine Power Rack", which seemed like the ideal setup for me. It has cables, smith machine and bar hooks all incorporated into the one cage system, plus the smith machine bar was toward the front of the unit unlike some machines, which means you can get the bench right under it without hitting that back of the rack. Since I was also intending to buy an olympic bar and 150kg in weights, I didn't see a need to pay the extra money for a pin loaded system as I could load it with the weight plates. This saved me around $2000 straight-up. I looked through the various packages available on their website but nothing was exactly what I was after, so I spoke to the manager and he put together a custom package for me. He even explained how I could save myself over $300 in shipping costs, by picking it up from the couriers nearest distribution hub in Sydney myself, rather than having them deliver it to my door near Newcastle.
I have been using this system for around 2 months now, and I can perform 90% of the exercises I used to do in the gym, and this goes up to around 95% with a few modifications to my routine (e.g cable O/H press instead of dumbell). I am very happy with this system, and it was much easier to put together than I anticipated, thanks to the easy to follow instruction book and clearly labelled and numbered parts.
OK - so now for the negatives - I ordered a package with bumper plates as I perform deadlifts as part of my regular routine. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell from the photos online how thick they were. They are very chunky (as bumper plates can tend to be) which means that I can only fit a limited number of plates on the weight pegs for the cables, which reduces the amount of weight I can move to a max of 100kg. This is fine for most exercises, but isn't enough for cable rows and pulldowns. If I had my time again I would probably go with regular olympic plates, as I don't really drop my weights much anyway. Not really the stores fault - more of a heads up for anyone else looking to buy. There is no foot plate for when you are performing cable rows. I am looking to have one made up for me, but it would have been nice to have one included. The pegs to store your plates on when not in use are pointed away from the back of the machine. This means that if you want to push it up against a wall, you cant store the plates on the pegs. I guess if they came off the side, then they would interfere with the weights you are using on the cables, so there is probably no win here either way.
All in all these are minor complaints, which is why I still gave 5 stars in the review. I love my shed gym setup, and would be happy to buy from these guys again.