R980XR Tire Changer / Swing Arm / 30″ Capacity

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To get the space-saving benefits of the Ranger R980AT without the addition of an assist-tower, the R980XR is a perfect alternative tire changer. It’s perfect for general repairs on a wide range of tires, including racing tires, pickup trucks and tire beads that won’t put up much of a fight.

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Fast Tire Changes, Simplified Swing-Arm Design

You’ll find that most repair shops service average commuter cars, pick-ups and SUVs. These vehicles won’t need much in the way of features and add-ons since the tires and wheels are relatively easy to work with. Such specialty tools are best left for working with aluminum wheels, run-flats, and low-profile tires.

If you run a shop that simply wants a space-saver that performs basic tire changes quickly and safely, then the R980XR is the tire changer for you. It installs flush against the wall so you won’t have to worry about it getting in your way. Also, the included non-marring duck heads are perfect for a wide variety of wheels. It’s hard to go wrong with this model as your primary machine or back-up to your sophisticated model.

You’ll find that most repair shops service average commuter cars, pick-ups and SUVs. These vehicles won’t need much in the way of features and add-ons since the tires and wheels are relatively easy to work with. Such specialty tools are best left for working with aluminum wheels, run-flats, and low-profile tires.

Designed to perform, built to last

The R980XR tire changer features the latest in design and wheel service technology, providing the best value and performance in its class. The powerful motor and gearbox work systematically at a controlled speed for simple tire removal and installation. Ergonomic controls are conveniently placed to minimize excessive reaching, walking, or bending. This results in an increased efficiency throughout the shop which means more jobs per day, and increased revenue. Large storage trays provide ample space for wheel weights, tools, and accessories on this tire changer.

Electric turntable

The R980XR has been designed with a high-torque electric turntable to make tire changes happen as fast as possible. They offer faster speeds and reversible direction to keep you moving. By controlling the speeds, your low-profile and run-flat beads have time to relax, all but eliminating the main cause of tire damage.

Updated electric motor

The R980XR has an improved electric motor and comes equipped with the best of proven technologies, including rugged copper rotor construction, high-quality bearings, thermal-cool epoxy insulation, and durable rolled steel frames.

Upfront controls

It’s not enough to just have a high-quality machine. It also needs an intelligent design. The R980XR has its controls ergonomically placed which allows for easy access. The end result is operating the machine as efficiently as it’s comfortable.

Stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders

This well-crafted tire changer is made up of many high-quality components such as, stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders which are designed to reduce machine vibration and provide low-friction and long-life operation. Internal end-of-stroke cushions come standard and offer extra cushioning at the end of each full stroke which will reduce wear on seals, wear bands, and piston rods.

Balanced flywheel

Ranger has expertly designed every flywheel on their tire changers to eliminate as much vibration and machine component stress as possible.

Bead-breaker design

Bilateral pneumatic accelerators offer incredible bead-breaker speeds, even when in reverse. The stainless-steel bead-breaker cylinder does not react with moisture in the air, so there’s never a risk of corrosion due to condensation. A multi-axis, adjustable blade allows operators multi-angle tire capacity, as well as a large, dual-flange axle that completely eliminates blade flex and premature failure. The blade settings can be adjusted according to individual user preferences, a crucial design feature that permits a larger variety of tire and wheel combos.

Enhanced bead-breaker ​blade

The bead-breaker blade is enhanced with a more rugged box frame that strengthens the integrity of the tire changer structure. This enhancement will increase the number of years that you will be using this device to change tires in your shop. A sizable rubber bump-stop makes returns smoother than ever, reducing shock loading and cylinder wear, as wear on other moving parts throughout the life of this tire changer.

Multi-function mount and demount head

The equi-dimensional shape of the reinforced alloy steel mount and demount head features a micro-smooth tool head surface that glides tire beads during mounting and demounting procedures. Additionally, Ranger has included a rugged polymer mount/demount head with adapter that protects fragile tires and rims from metal-to-metal contact damage.

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 extend life of the tire changer and improve overall performance. The valve plungers featured on the R980XR have muffled extrication ports that direct any dirt or contamination accumulated on the outside perimeter of the spool to be automatically blown away each time the valve goes into the release position.

Adjustable RimGuard™ wheel clamps

When you get Ranger you also get Ranger’s exclusive RimGuard wheel clamps. They can expand up to 30”. The wheel clamps are made from high-quality hardened steel, and they feature two sets of multi-teeth jaws, internal and external, as well as vertical mounting bolts that let you change tires quickly.

Easier bead lubrication

If you work in a shop you know that visual inspections are crucial to proper tire changer operation. Ranger’s geometric tabletop makes bead lubrication easier, and inspecting those crucial lower beads during mounts and demounts are as simple as can be.

Simple foot-pedal control

Forged steel foot pedal levers can handle tough operations, no matter how often they end up getting used. Snap-action springs return the pedal to the neutral position the moment you let go. Tire changers need to be extremely responsive so they don’t accidentally tear a tire or slow down operations. The R980XR comes with multi-link rod connections for non-binding plunger movement and precise bilateral control.

Pneumatic tubing

Ranger Next Gen tire changers feature high-pressure polyurethane pneumatic tubing. The tubing is loaded with a seamless bore for better flow rates, high abrasion resistance, high burst tolerance, and maximum kink resistance.

TurboBlast™ bead seating

An exclusive feature to Ranger tire changers is the TurboBlast bead seating system. It forces air to help seat stubborn beads. Using a powerful blast from an attached hose, the non-marring nylon discharge barrel features a contoured tab that will lock securely on the edge of the rim for better control during air discharge between the tire and wheel. The R980XR also features a welded-steel, eight-gallon surge tank which is always ready for heavy-duty use and extremely fast charge times.

Maintenance-free gearbox

A newly designed, maintenance-free gearbox features a large oil and grease reservoir that assists in providing efficient heat dissipation and improved lubrication for longer service life. You will get leak-free venting because of the internal baffles and the constant seating stress flange gasket. The rugged gearbox enclosure is precision-milled for precise alignment of horizontal and vertical bases and features precision helical gears that operate much more smoothly and quietly than typical spur gear transmissions.

Standard wheel service accessories

There are a wide range of wheel service accessories designed to keep your shop running as smoothly as possible. Some items are necessary such as a soap bucket and brush, a plastic wheel protector kit with turntable jaw covers, bead-breaker blade boots, and specialized mount/demount head covers. Having those just makes your life in the shop infinitely easier. It also wouldn’t hurt to have a hardened steel tire iron and bead lever tool just in case you encounter the most stubborn tire change job out there.

Sealed electrical components

Leaving nothing to chance, Ranger has their tire changers completely sealed to protect all main-lead electrical terminals, auxiliary switches, and motor enclosures. You shouldn’t have to worry about dust or other contaminants clogging or damaging the terminal leads, and with the R980XR you won’t have to.

Advanced drive belt system

The drive-belt on the R980XR has convex sidewalls that evenly distribute wear. The drive-belt also provides belt support, letting your tire changer operate at full efficiency for many years to come. Flex-bonded cords and flex-weave covers reliably fend off attacks by oil, heat, age, etc.

Spring-assisted tool shaft

A 45 mm spring-assisted hexagonal vertical tool shaft and hardened-steel horizontal outrigger support arm maintain perfect position of the mount-demount tool head during all tire service procedures. This greatly reduces the chance of tire damage.

Foot-controlled tire inflator

The pedal-activated tire inflator is conveniently located and immediately starts inflating tires when the ergonomically placed pedal is depressed. Meanwhile, a sure-grip clip-on valve chuck is attached directly to the inflation hose, permitting operators to inflate tires without ever using their hands, and an air pressure dump valve is integrated into the structure of the tire changer itself, enabling you to lower tire pressure with just the push of a button. This intuitive design makes Ranger tire changers easy to operate in the most demanding environments.

Motorcycle clamps (optional)

If you are looking to make changing motorcycle tires as simple as can be, then you’ll need some of Ranger’s motorcycle clamps. By offering an additional service, you’ll make your shop more versatile, and are sure to gain new customers.

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