Ranger R76ATR NextGen™ Tilt-Back Tire Changer w/Assist Tower, LS43B 3D Quick-Touch™ Laser-Spot™ Wheel Balancer w/36 mm Shaft, & RL-8500 Combination Brake Lathe w/Bench & Std Tooling Combo
Ranger R76ATR Tilt-Back Tire Changer w/Assist Tower
Tilt-Tower Tire Changer Design with Power Assist
When it comes to your tire repair business, Ranger's R76ATR has everything you need for safer, faster tire changes, even when working with tricky aluminum wheels. Extraordinarily easy-to-use, adjustable RimGuard™ clamps extend as far as 10" – 30", and the tilt-back tower saves significant time when loading a new set of wheels—no more adjusting the duck head to match each wheel's diameter. The assist tower helps change low-profile and run-flats (anything with a stiff sidewall), and it holds the bead in the drop-center, protecting the tire. A centering cone further assists with external clamping, and a specialized saucer/roller combo offers yet another line of defense against stubborn beads.
Our most specialized, versatile tire changer
Ergonomic controls are sensibly placed to minimize excessive reaching, walking or bending, resulting in more jobs per day and increased profits. Other time-saving features include a multi-profile traveling drop-center tool, top bead assist rollers, lower bead lifting disc and a nylon non-marring wheel restraint device. These important tire shop tools are designed to dramatically reduce effort, increase safety and help minimize operator fatigue. A large 30” capacity turntable features adjustable, hardened-steel RimGuard™ wheel clamps. These provide an internal clamping capacity of 9”- 28” and external clamping capacity of 10”- 30”.
A high-torque electric turntable drive features increased speed and reversible direction for quicker tire removal and installation. Controlled speed gives low profile and run-flat beads time to relax and reduces the risk of tire damage.
Adjustable RimGuard™ wheel clamps
Durable, adjustable RimGuard™ wheel clamps are made from hardened steel and accommodate wheels from 9” up to 30” and feature internal and external multi‐teeth jaws with vertical mounting bolts that make replacement fast and simple.
Advanced clamp positioning
Versatile clamp positioning allows for improved control when clamping wheels. Position clamps exactly where you need them within the entire clamping range. No need for the clamps to cycle the full range.
Easier bead lubrication
A geometric tabletop makes bead lubrication easy. Operators are able to visibly inspect the lower bead during tire mounting and inflation.
A completely new and proprietary bead-breaker design features bilateral pneumatic accelerators for lightning-fast bead-breaker speeds in both directions. A 100% stainless steel cylinder body means no more worrying about moisture contamination from corrosion. Other exclusive design features include a multi-axis, adjustable blade for multi-angle tire capacity, a large, dual-flange axle that eliminates blade flex and premature failure, and adjustable blade settings that help accommodate a larger variety of tire and wheel combinations.
Enhanced bead-breaker blade
Enhanced bead-breaker blade features rugged box frame construction that increases the mechanical strength, as well as service life and overall performance. A large rubber bump-stop assures smooth return to help reduce shock loading and minimize wear on the pneumatic cylinder, guides and associated moving parts.
A balanced flywheel reduces vibrations during operation, as well as stress on the machine as a whole. In essence, well-balanced flywheels keep our tire changers running smoothly for years of zero or low-maintenance operation.
Simple foot-pedal control
Rather than heavy, clunky cast iron, we make our foot pedals from forged steel that is durable enough for daily use in fast-paced shops and tire centers. The snap action spring return offers extremely accurate and safe operation, while the foot-pedal control valves are complete with multi-link rod connections for non-binding plunger movement and precise bilateral control.
Right-side tower drop-center design
Right-side assist tower features a multi-profile traveling drop-center tool that holds stubborn sidewalls in the drop-center area of the wheel for swift, precise mounting. A single lower-bead lifting disc can be used to unseat stubborn lower beads or to elevate tires for tool placement. A power-drop top bead assist roller helps hold difficult top beads in place during removal and in installation of tough sidewall tires. These important tire shop tools dramatically reduce the effort required to change difficult, low-profile tires and help minimize operator fatigue. Upfront trigger control and articulating arm allow for variable tire and wheel configurations. A heavy-duty, tri-flange, cast-iron assist tower carriage features linear way bearings for maintenance-free operation.
Tilt-back tower design
Ranger uses a tilt-back tower design for this tire changer because a tilt-back tower offers more ground clearance, as well as easier removal and inflation of tires. If you’re using like sets of tires and wheels, a pneumatically locked tool head will remain in place on the tower return, allowing for more rapid setup on your next job.
Advanced drive belt system
The drive belt on the R76ATR tire changer is crafted with convex sidewalls that structurally carry and disperse stress (wear) throughout the unit’s structure. Oil, weather, age, etc. do not affect belt performance, because flex-bonded cords and flex-weave covers protect the system at all times.
Stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders
All pneumatic cylinders prevent the tire changer from overly vibrating, reducing friction and contributing to the long lifespan of the equipment. End-of-stroke cushions are included to extend the life of all seals, as well as the wear band and piston rods. And of course, the entire cylinder system on the tire changer is self-lubricating and low-maintenance throughout the course of ownership.
Multi-function mount and demount head
The equi-dimensional shape of the hardened steel mount/demount head lets you change functions without moving the tool head. The remarkably smooth surface gently glides tire beads during mounting/demounting and prevents expensive tire damage. Additionally, a nylon tool head comes standard. Protect your customers' expensive alloy rims and wheels from marring or damage when mounting with our durable nylon tool head that comes as a standard accessory.
Spring-assisted tool shaft
In order to prevent wheel damage, Ranger’s mount/demount tool heads feature hardened-steel horizontal outrigger support arms, as well as a rigid 45 mm spring-assisted hexagonal vertical tool shaft. These standard features keep the tool head in the precise position you set it during service.
Guide bearings for all moving parts
Ranger takes special care of all moving parts in our tire changers. Linear guide bearings make it easy to adjust both vertical and horizontal wheel settings. The horizontal arm’s hardened lower roller guide assists in maintaining an even-tempo for the arm’s oscillating movements. Durable rubber bump-stops ensure a safe return during tilt-back operations and lessen shock loading. Wear is minimal on tower guides and other moving parts.
Foot-controlled tire inflator
Tire changers require two hands to operate, so we keep both of your hands free with our easy-to-use foot pedal tire inflator. A push-button air pressure dump valve is integrated into the unit, letting you release tire pressure as necessary.
TurboBlast™ bead seating
Ranger’s TurboBlast™ bead seating system efficiently shoots a burst of air between the tire and rim, thus seating beads quickly without doing damage to the tire structure. For a more controlled air discharge, the system features a nylon discharge barrel with a contoured tab that locks against the rim.
Optional Motorcycle clamps Available
If your shop services motorcycles, or you’d like to expand your business, Ranger offers an optional series of turntable clamps specifically designed to cater to motorcycle wheels and tires.
Ranger LS43B 3D Quick-Touch™ Laser-Spot™ Wheel Balancer w/36 mm Shaft
Supreme Speed and Amazing Accuracy
The Ranger LS43B wheel balancer handles wheels up to 43inches in diameter. The average cycle time is just 7 seconds, making it one of the fastest and most reliable balancing machines ever built. The standout feature on this model, of course, is Ranger's exclusive 3D Quick-Touch™ Laser-Spot™ technology that highlights the pinpoint location at which operators should place the minimal amount of weight in order to achieve a perfect balance at the 6 o'clock position. Ranger makes it easy to seamlessly determine the exact weight placement position. Only a single weight
placement should be necessary for most wheel and tire configurations.
4 Smart Reasons to Get a Laser Wheel Balancer
Laser balancers are increasingly being used in high-volume shops because lasers eliminate second-guessing and speed up weight placements. This also means the balance check you perform after placing inboard and outboard weights will almost always be clean. The fewer weights you use, the better your bottom line. Plus, customers will enjoy long-lasting balances that make their rides feel like new again.
When ALU modes are selected and stick-on weights are desired, instinctive lasers mark the low-side of the wheel at the 6-o’-clock position, making stick-on weight placement and installation a breeze. When it’s time for clip-on weights, the intuitive data control automatically senses that topside weight positioning is desired and pinpoints the laser at precisely 12-o’-clock. Laser-Spot™ weight-positioning lasers provide greater weight placement accuracy and help reduce mistakes. More single-spin balances and fewer customer comebacks will increase productivity and profits. It’s that easy.
Automatic Wheel Data Entry
This balancer features Ranger's exclusive 3D Auto Data Entry technology, so you never have to manually input wheel parameters again. It takes most techs an average of three seconds to retrieve the wheel diameter, wheel width and offset distance from this balancer. Our extendable DataWand™ automatically retrieves all outer-wheel information, while the inner data set arm detects the offset distance between the machine and your tire-and-wheel configuration.
Highly precise digital sensor technology.
Ranger's highly accurate Digital Sensor Technology features a 16-digit digital signal processor and single-chip technology that increases productivity and offers unprecedented speed and accuracy, especially during the sophisticated balance and weight placement techniques required for newer high-tech OEM and aftermarket wheels.
As soon as you lower the spacious wheel hood, the LS43B laser balancer spins into action, delivering precise outboard and inboard weight placements in mere seconds. Static, dynamic and ALU weight placement options can be pre-selected or retrieved simultaneously after a single spin, so you're always able to choose the option that best suits your particular wheel profile.
After a quick spin of the wheel, a dual-plane automatic electromagnetic braking system automatically slows, stops and holds the wheel in the correct position, eliminating the need for a foot-activated brake with wheel-holding pedals. This gives technicians the freedom to move without restraint when placing weights on both the inner and outer faces of the wheel. At the precise instant the brake is engaged, dual Laser-Spot™ lasers come to life and pinpoint exactly where either the stick-on or clip-on wheel weights should be fastened. A bright, wide LED beam is activated at the precise moment the balancer brake engages. The LED assist light, dual lasers and auto brake will all remain active until the stop button is manually pressed.
Multi-directional Quartz Piezoelectric Load Sensors
Dual-component piezoelectric quartz load sensors and digital rotation encoder measure longitudinal, transversal and shear effects for multi-directional force unbalance detection. The piezoelectric force sensors are the most sensiotive sensors we have ever made, offering superior stability and fatigue resistance for unlimited service life with your wheel balancer. The high-rigidity quartz crystal sensors offer high frequency detection in all three measured directions.
Quick & Precise Setup
A self-centering, non-marring Quick-Nut and bell adapter set ensures proper centering of the wheel and eliminates counterproductive setup errors. You'll mount wheels faster and easier, minimizing the risk of customer come-backs or costly wheel damage.
Mounting Cone Package
Included with every machine are both standard and heavy-duty mounting cones, as well as a full accessory tooling package. The LS43B laser balancer's tooling package includes our standard car and light truck cones, as well as a heavy-duty truck cone. This well-equipped package includes three automotive and light truck cones: 1.75” - 2.75”, 2.75” - 3.50” and 3.50” - 4.25”, as well as one truck cone 4.50” - 5.00”.
Tape Weight Feeder
An open-top side shelf accommodates a large roll of Ranger Quick-Peel™ adhesive tape weights. Included with your purchase is a complimentary wheel weight starter kit that fits directly into a built-in tape weight feeder. Additional weights are available for purchase at any time.
Automatic Weight Optimization
The LS43B laser wheel balancer features a computer interface with weight optimization technology that automatically calculates the minimum amount of weight needed to achieve optimal balance. Minimizing weight usage at your place of business is sure to add up to real savings over time and ultimately increase your bottom line.
An anti-reflective, touch-pad display panel features tire and wheel assembly graphics that help simplify the speedy entry of wheel data. The display panel efficiently guides techs through each balancing procedure. Operator function keys are labeled with simple, easy-to-read icons to help operators identify and command all balancing functions.
LED Rolling Wheel Weight Displays
Bright LED weight placement indicators show weight positions as the wheel is gently rolled to exact top-dead-center. Tiered weight placement indicators help identify out-of-sight weight placements, such as split-weight or hidden “behind-the-spoke” techniques. Indicators assist operators with clip-on and tape weight placement at precise locations for zero-on balancing.
Ranger RL-8500 Combination Brake Lathe w/Bench & Std Tooling
The ruggedly built RL-8500 brake lathe is capable of faster, more accurate and easier rotor and flywheel and drum and flywheel resurfacing than any other brake lathe in its class. Infinitely adjustable feed rates allow you to easily modify cut speeds with the simple turn of a dial. Now you can reduce or increase the cut-time for best finish results, whether you're speeding through an initial rough cut or a single-pass micro-finish. This complete lathe package includes lathe, a sturdy bench and large tool storage backboards so you can hang all your adapters within close reach.
One of the common problems that plague other brake lathes is the vibration and chatter transfer that directly affects the tool-tip and leaves an imperfect cut on the machined surface. The RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe by Ranger is specifically designed to address this issue by eliminating the need for gear-driven mechanical drives and variable-speed transmission devices.
Ranger brake lathes replaced antiquated transmission / gears found on other brands. You would be surprised if you stood back and watched a brake lathe machine a finish cut on a rotor or drum or flywheel. Brake rotors are very smooth or should be. If you were to turn a rotor on any lathe then drop a hammer on the floor next to the lathe, you would see a noticeable degradation of the cut at the moment of impact. Vibration causes frequencies which get transferred to the finish cut. Because the Ranger RL-8500 brake lathe does not use gears and transmissions, we completely eliminate multiple frequencies that could degrade the machining finish. The formation of surface roughness is usually the result of the tool feed rate, spindle rotational speed, tool geometry, the material properties and relative tool-work vibration. Vibrations and chatter from gears, bearings and mechanical drive parts are eliminated--the same kind of vibration that is often transferred to the tool-tip leaving irregular cuts on the machined finish.
How stable is a Ranger brake lathe?
The RL-8500 brake lathe simply offers more—more features, more performance, more utility, more flexibility and more productivity than you’ve ever imagined. That’s what makes this one of the soundest investments for yourself and your business.
Simple, Durable, Trouble-free
Ranger brake lathes are easy to operate and durable enough to withstand the every day abuses of a busy shop environment. A super-heavy, forged, hardened, cast iron body combined with precision ground components and massive "floating spindles" make this one of the toughest, most dependable and trouble-free machines you will ever own.
A Tradition of Service
Superior quality, durability and precision, that’s what makes Ranger the growing choice of professionals worldwide. Whatever your brake service needs may be, you can rely on Ranger to deliver the right equipment for the job. As a preferred supplier of quality automotive service equipment, our goal is simple: give our customers the best quality and value while providing unparalleled service and support. Why does Ranger offer you so much more? Because we don’t just believe in developing superior products, we believe in creating solutions that make your job easier.
Since its introduction nearly four decades ago, the design of our RL-8500 combination brake lathe has been a favorite of brake technicians everywhere. It's simple, it's fast, it's very precise and it runs forever. It features our twin-cutter tool head with micrometer dials and quick drum-to-rotor changeover. The adjustable speed settings allow you to quickly rough cut rotors or slowly give them a fine, smooth cut. An infinitely adjustable spindle-feed gear box provides variable speed settings, providing finish cuts that meet or exceed factory specs. Our negative rake tooling yields one pass finish cuts every time and the standard 1" arbor provides you a multitude of tooling and adapter choices from either Ranger or other aftermarket suppliers.
The absence of gear-driven mechanical drives and variable-speed transmission devices reduces service and repair costs dramatically over the unit's lifetime.
Dual servo motors
The revolutionary RL8500 brake lathe uses independent DC servo motors to control the cross feed and spindle feed drives eliminating the need for complex mechanical gear boxes and transmissions typically found on mechanically-driven brake lathes.
Heavy-duty Bench Comes Standard
While others charge extra, we include this sturdy steel bench with large tool storage backboards so you can hang all your adapters with an arm’s reach. A durable multi-compartment toolbox provides storage for all adapters and accessories. Large chip "catch" funnel and chip bin keeps work area clean and safe.
Easily Change from Rotors to Drums
A convenient quick-change tool-head design allows operators to quickly change the setup from drums to rotors and vice-versa. Up-front controls are designed for minimal operator movement. A handy tool tray is located near the front of the machine, so you can keep your favorite brake lathe tools nearby.
Fully equipped adapter package
Includes micro-dial twin tool cutter, boring bar, inside floating adapters, self-aligning spacer, outside floating adapter, centering cones, spacers, double-taper adapters, hubless adapters, carbide cutting tools, 6-sided carbide cutting inserts, 1" arbor, arbor nut, backload spring, spare bulb for lamp, illustrated instruction manual, wrenches, high-impact anti-vibration bands and plastic storage case.
Safe and Easy to Use
Our sensible ergonomic design allows you to work quickly and efficiently. Simple up-front controls are designed for minimal operator movement. Large bench with tool storage boards provide ample space for adapters and accessories.
Adjustable Dual Work lamps
Dual LED extra bright work lamps keep both sides of the rotor and your work area properly lighted, even in the darkest corners.
Let the Chips Fly
Large chip "catch" funnel and bin keeps work area clean and safe.
Optional Truck Adapter Set
Our super-duty adapter package consists of an upgraded 1-7/8" arbor and a wide variety of adapters. This enormous multi-piece set allows you to expand the coverage to handle virtually any vehicle, all the way through 1-ton trucks!