Ranger R980AT NextGen™ RimGuard™ Swing-Arm & Single Power Assist Tire Changer, LS43B 3D Quick-Touch™ Laser-Spot™ Wheel Balancer w/36 mm Shaft & RL-8500 Combination Brake Lathe w/Bench & Std Tooling Combo
Ranger R980AT NextGen™ RimGuard™ Swing-Arm & Single Power Assist Tire Changer
Power Assist Perfection + Tire Changer Protection
When you need a tire changer that will get the job done on virtually all commuter and passenger vehicles, including pick-up trucks and race cars, the space-saving R980AT might be exactly what you need. It features an assist tower to help unseat stiff, low-profile tire beads and run-flats. A centering cone it holds the bead in the drop-center, further helping protect the tire during external clamping procedures. This model is a perfect addition to full-service repair bays and general tire shops because it accommodates a wide range of tire-and-wheel combinations.
Power Assist Tower
The swing-arm on the R980AT is one of this tire changer’s most useful features. When dealing with run-flats and stubborn beads, the power assist tower will safely secure the edge of the tire, moving along with the activated turntable. The bead will almost always seat without a struggle. Try this on a stubborn bead without the swing-arm, and you’ll be at it for a while, wasting your precious time.
A high-torque electric turntable efficiently spins tires to seat or remove beads. With reverse-direction foot pedal controls, you’re in total charge of your tire changing operation. The turntable is the only electrical component in the tire changer (everything else is air-powered), and it requires very little support or maintenance over time.
Traveling Drop-center Top-mount Helper / Swing-in Bottom Helper Disc
Tough sidewalls? No problem. A traveling drop-center tool makes changing tires easy. Ranger tire changers offer increased safety and efficiency, and the drop-center tool is essential to the entire operation. A swing-in disc can also help loosen beads by using safe pneumatic power that won’t damage your tires.
Updated Electric Motor
Ranger motors have it all: rugged copper rotor construction, high-quality bearings, thermal-cool epoxy insulation and durable rolled steel frames.
Foot pedal controls make for hands-free operation of the turntable, and all pneumatic locks and switches are easy to reach.
Stainless Steel & Aluminum Pneumatic Cylinders
To ensure a low-friction environment, steel and aluminum cylinders work together to reduce machine vibrations. End-of-stroke cushioning protects seals, wear bands and pistons bands from excessive forces, prolonging the life of the tire changer.
Balanced flywheels also help reduce vibrations in your equipment. The less stress on your machine, the longer it lasts.
The bead-breaker’s speed is significantly increased due to our included bilateral pneumatic accelerators. They’re just as effective in reverse too! The cylinder won’t react if moisture is detected in the air. This eliminates any chance of rust or corrosion due to condensation or extreme humidity. A multi-axis, adjustable blade permits multi-angle tire capacity, while the large, dual-flange axle prevents the blade from flexing or failing.
Enhanced Bead-breaker Blade
Your Ranger tire changer features a powerful bead breaker blade that won’t stress the rest of the machine as it breaks beads, and it returns smoothly when it detaches from the tire. This smooth return reduces shock loading and wear on the cylinders.
Multi-function Mount & Demount Head
An equi-dimensional, hardened alloy steel mount and demount head assists tire beads during all tire changer operations. Protective plastic covers ensure steel never contacts the wheel, protecting custom and high-performance wheel types at all times. A 100% polymer head is also interchangeable with the steel head.
Pneumatic Control Valves
Industrial-grade, 45-micron, pneumatic control valves feature die cast and machined bodies constructed from zinc and aluminum. High-performance polyurethane seals and self-lubricating Teflon® piston guides help make your tire changer stronger and longer-lasting. Valve plungers feature muffled extrication ports that blow away dirt and other contaminants each time the valve goes into the release position.
Adjustable RimGuard™ Wheel Clamps
Ranger’s exclusive RimGuard™ wheel clamps come standard on the R980AT tire changer, and this massive turntable allows them to expand 30”. Dual multi-tooth jaw sets permit internal and external clamping, and the vertical-mount design reduces the time you spend on each tire.
Easier Bead Lubrication
Your R980AT tire changer has a geometric tabletop that makes bead lubrication fast and easy to inspect.
Simple Foot-pedal Control
No heavy, rusted-out cast-iron foot pedals here! Forged steel is long-lasting, lightweight, durable and won’t corrode over time. The snap-action pedals immediately return to starting positions when released. The pedals’ high responsiveness prevents tire tears and considerably speeds up operations. Multi-link rod connections support non-binding plunger movement and better bilateral control.
High-pressure polyurethane pneumatic tubing is outfitted with a seamless bore for better flow rates. The tire changer also benefits from high abrasion resistance, high burst tolerance and maximum kink resistance..
TurboBlast™ Bead Seating
Ranger’s TurboBlast™ bead seater is a Ranger tire changer exclusive. It simply forces air into tires with stubborn beads, seating them quickly when simple inflation won’t do the trick. A nylon discharge barrel has a locking tab that sits right on the edge of the rim. This design makes it easy to aim and control the intense air burst.
You’ll enjoy your tire changer’s hands-off gearbox. It never needs maintenance and has a massive oil and grease reservoir for improved heat dissipation and component lubrication. Internal baffles and a constant seating stress flange gasket assure positive, leak-free venting. Also to your benefit, Ranger prefers precision helical gears in our tire changers instead of loud, clunky spur gear transmissions.
Standard Wheel Service Accessories
Get more with your tire changer purchase. We include a soap bucket and brush, plastic wheel protector kit with turntable jaw covers, bead-breaker blade boots, specialized mount/demount head covers and a hardened steel tire iron and bead lever tool.
Sealed Electrical Components
None of the electrical terminals, auxiliary switches or motor enclosures are left unprotected. Dust and other shop contaminants are kept out too. The internal cavity of your tire changer will always be clean—another way we extend the life of your equipment.
Advanced Drive Belt System
The R980AT has a drive belt that evenly disperses wear and improves belt support. Flex-bonded cords and flex-weave covers keep away oil, heat and other contaminants that threaten the efficiency of the machine.
Spring-assisted Tool Shaft
A 45 mm spring-assisted hexagonal vertical tool shaft and hardened-steel horizontal outrigger support arm ensure the mount-demount tool head remains stable and precisely aimed.
Foot-controlled Tire Inflator
Inflate tires without lifting a finger. The tire changer features a sure-grip clip-on valve chuck on the inflation hose (for hands-free operation), and an air pressure dump valve lets you release air from the tire.
Optional Motorcycle Clamps
Your Ranger R980AT tire changer is more than capable of handling motorcycle tires. Motorcycle clamps are sold separately and increase your shop’s service capabilities.
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!