Tire Changer / Swing Arm / 30" Capacity
Fast Tire Changes, Simplified Swing-Arm Design
Most repair shops service everyday commuter cars, pick-ups and SUVs. These vehicles have tires and wheels that are relatively easy to work with, so they don't require much in the way of features and add-ons. Such specialty tools are best left for working with aluminum wheels, run-flats and low-profile tires.
Some shops simply want a space-saver that performs basic tire changes quickly and safely. The R980XR is ideal for such environments. It installs flush against the wall, so it stays out of the way, and 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 more sophisticated model.
Designed to perform, built to last
Each 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 easy tire removal and installation. Ergonomic controls are sensibly placed to minimize excessive reaching, walking or bending, resulting in more jobs per day and increased profits. Large storage trays provide ample space for wheel weights, tools and accessories on this tire changer.
To make tire changes happen faster for you, we’ve designed each R980XR model with a high-torque electric turntable. 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
An improved electric motor features the best of proven technologies, including rugged copper rotor construction, high-quality bearings, thermal-cool epoxy insulation and durable rolled steel frames.
All controls are ergonomically placed for easy access and operation that’s as efficient as it is comfortable.
Stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders
Stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders are designed to reduce machine vibration and provide low-friction and long life operation. Internal end-of-stroke cushions are standard, offering extra cushioning at the end of each full stroke to reduce wear on seals, wear bands and piston rods.
We’ve perfectly balanced every flywheel on our tire changers to eliminate as much vibration and machine component stress as possible.
Bilateral pneumatic accelerators offer incredible bead-breaker speeds, even 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, increasing the number of years you’ll be using this one device to change tires in your shop. A sizeable rubber bump-stop makes returns smoother than ever, reducing shock loading and cylinder wear, as well as wear on other moving parts throughout the life of your tire changer.
Multi-function mount and demount head
The equi-dimensional shape of the hardened alloy steel mount and demount head features a micro-smooth tool head surface that glides tire beads during mounting and demounting procedures. In addition to the standard alloy-steel mount and demount head, we also include 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. Valve plungers feature 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
Ranger’s exclusive RimGuard™ wheel clamps expand up to 30”. Made from high-quality hardened steel, the clamps on this tire changer 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
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 is a cinch.
Simple foot-pedal control
Forged steel foot pedal levers can handle heavy-duty operations, no matter how often they’re used. Snap-action springs return the pedal to the neutral position the moment you let go. Your tire changers need to be extremely responsive, so you don’t accidentally tear a tire or slow down operations. Features multi-link rod connections for non-binding plunger movement and precise bilateral control.
Ranger Next Gen™ tire changers feature high-pressure polyurethane pneumatic tubing. The tubing is equipped with a seamless bore for better flow rates, high abrasion resistance, high burst tolerance and maximum kink resistance.
TurboBlast™ bead seating
The TurboBlast™ bead seating system, found exclusively on Ranger tire changers, 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 locks securely on the edge of the rim for better control during air discharge between the tire and wheel. A welded-steel, eight-gallon surge tank is ready at all times for heavy-duty use and extremely fast charge times.
A newly designed, maintenance-free gearbox features a large oil and grease reservoir that helps provide efficient heat dissipation and improved lubrication for longer service life. Internal baffles and a constant seating stress flange gasket assure positive, leak-free venting. 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
To keep your shop running as efficiently as possible, we include a range of wheel service accessories to accompany your tire changer. Necessary items, like a soap bucket and brush, plastic wheel protector kit with turntable jaw covers, bead-breaker blade boots and specialized mount/demount head covers will make your shop life that much better. A hardened steel tire iron and bead lever tool is included to assist with even the most stubborn tire change operations.
Sealed electrical components
Not to overlook even the smallest details, Ranger tire changers are completely sealed to protect all main-lead electrical terminals, auxiliary switches and motor enclosures. No dust or other contaminant can clog or damage the terminal leads. It’s just one less thing for you to worry about when you choose Ranger for your shop’s tire changer.
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 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, greatly reducing the chance of tire damage.
Foot-controlled tire inflator
An easily accessed, pedal-activated tire inflator immediately starts inflating tires when the ergonomically placed foot 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 sophisticated design makes Ranger tire changers easy to operate in the most intense shop environments.
Motorcycle clamps (optional)
Changing motorcycle tires? No problem. Ranger’s R980XR tire changer fits an optional motorcycle clamp, sold separately. The more clients you service, the more you add to your bottom line and the happier you’ll be.