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New Ranger Tire Changer Model R30XLT

September 28th, 2011

Check out the new R30XLT tire changer by Ranger folks! It’s here and it’s now in stock and ready for shipping. This new tire machine has all kinds of cool features, but the thing we like best is it’s range. This machine can handle all the way from 10 inch rims all the way up to 33 inch rim diameter. That’s a pretty wide range. It has a power assist arm to help you change those fancy and expensive low profile wheels. It has a powerful 2 horse power motor. It has the new Ranger “NextGen” jet blast bead seating system with the large air storage tank so you’ll be able to seat the beads of pretty much any tire that can fit on this machine. And there’s so much more, such as the rugged forged steel foot pedals instead of those cheesy cast steel pedals you typically find on most machines out there. It has all of the quality you’ve come to expect from the Ranger name, along with the reasonable price you’ve come to expect. Now just what do you think you would have to pay for a tire changer packed with all these features? $5000? Maybe $4000? Forget about it. How ’bout only $2985 with free shipping? That’s right. Nowhere will you find such a great bargain as this. We cannot guarantee this price for long. Just give us a call for more details or visit our web site. You’ll be glad you did.

Ranger R30XLT tire changer

New Ranger Tire Changer Jet Blast System

May 23rd, 2011

The new Ranger Next Generation Tire Changers have many features you would find on a premium machine. We could tell you about the powerful two horsepower motor, significantly larger than most machines on the market today, which typically have a 1.5 HP motor. We could tell you about the forged steel foot pedals, which are less likely to break under rough shop use than the typical tire changer, which usually has cast steel foot pedals. We could tell you about the wide range that the machines have when it comes to rim diameter capabilities. There are so many reasons to purchase a Ranger Tire Changer now. But this post is not about those features. It’s about the powerful Jet Blast system that these tire machines have. The innovative design delivers a rapid blast of air where you need it, when you need it. You will be able to seat the bead of pretty much any wheel that fits on the tire changer. And it’s quick. Just pull the hose / nozzle assembly over to your wheel while it’s on the turntable, position the nozzle into the tire, and let the machine do the rest. It takes just seconds and gets the job done right the first time.
Check out the short video below and see just how simple it is. Then get back to us with any questions.

Ranger Tire Changer

Sale On ESCO Cyclone Tubeless Tire Bead Seater

March 13th, 2011

After you have finished changing a tire on your Tire Machine, you sometimes may find that the jet blast system on the tire changer cannot seat the bead of the tire on the rim. There’s just not enough air.
That’s where the ESCO Cyclone tubeless tire bead seater comes in. It supplements the existing jet blast delivery system on your tire changer.
It’s a common complaint among wheel service technicians when it comes to particularly large wheels. The jet blast just doesn’t supply enough air for the tire to inflate rapidly enough to seat the bead.
When this occurs, you need a supplemental air tank that has an effective jet blast delivery system that will shoot a large and rapid blast of air into those hard to inflate tires. The ESCO Cyclone tire bead seater is the perfect addition to any tire shop. It is balanced perfectly, lightweight and easy to handle. It has a 5 gallon ASME tank and a gauge that’s easy to read. It’s nozzle is designed perfectly to deliver the maximum amount of air, where you want it, when you need it. The specially designed butterfly valve opens up faster than a traditional ball valve.
Now there’s no tire that’s too tough for your shop.

Cyclone Tire Bead Seater

Tire Changer Selection Is Vital – Part 2

February 10th, 2011

If you have a high volume tire shop, then you may be a candidate for a high end touch-less Tire Machine. These make your technician’s life a breeze. Many even feature a a wheel lift built in so your tech doesn’t need to lift the wheel onto the turntable. These machines are essential for PAX and Run Flat tires. If your technicians don’t have to lift heavy wheels all day, this could pay dividends in the way of reduced injuries and workers comp. claims.
Features that some techs may have a preference for would be tilt tower instead of the swing arm style tower. The swing arm swings to the side when you are placing the wheel onto the turntable, while the tilt tower tilts back out of the way allowing you greater room to place the larger rims onto the turntable. While this is a desired feature, there is a drawback to it. Because it tilts back, it requires you to pull it further away from the wall, meaning that you’ll need to dedicate more floor space for it. If your garage has limited floor space, this may be a feature you can do without.
Another choice is air electric, or air only. The trend is tilting strongly toward air / electric because an air only model limits your ability to reverse the turntable if it gets jammed during operation.
Jet blast delivery systems for seating the bead are also a reason for decisions. Many modern machines integrate the air jets into the jaws that clamp onto the rims on the turntable. We’ve seen a new trend recently that appears to be more reliable. It involves having the air tank feed a single large nozzle through a hose allowing the technician to deliver the air blast with more precision, assuring more of the air is delivered where you want it. The fully automatic Tire Changers have advanced features like joysticks to control functions, and CCD cameras to view operations underneath the wheel. We’ve sure come a long way!
These features may seem complex and they do scare away some shop owners who think they’re too difficult to master quickly, but we’ve found they aren’t that difficult to comprehend in a reasonable time frame. They always come with a detailed owner’s manual, phone support, and some even come with an instructional video.
There is a myriad of models and manufacturers to choose from. Factors to help you choose which manufacturer would center on price, warranty and service, along with parts availability. Some manufacturers have not been around as long and may prove to be difficult to obtain parts from five years from now. Another consideration is service. Does the warranty cover parts only, or labor as well?
This post gives you food for though if you are currently on the market for a new tire changer. Hopefully, it has shed some light on what features to look for when making your decision.

Tire Changers

Ranger Tire Changers and Tire Machines

May 19th, 2010

The rapidly growing popularity over the past several years of the low profile tires and run flat tires has brought about a rush of new tire changers to handle them safely, and with out damaging the expensive alloy rims that they are mounted to.

If you don’t want to turn away paying customers, you had better get a tire machine that can handle these wheels. Shop owners are always looking for new ways to gain extra revenue. One quick, easy and fairly affordable way to do this is to start offering this service.

There is a wide variety of tire changers that are made to handle low profile tires out there. There are many economy brands out there and some of them can be reliable and a good value. There are also many high-end manufacturers out there who make top-of-the-line machines that have all the bells and whistles you can possibly have, but are out of range of the budget of most shops. We carry both.

But for quality and affordability, the machines we recommend the most, and sell most, is our Ranger tire changers. Ranger is a great manufacturer that we have been carrying for over 14 years now. They are a division of BendPak, one of the largest lift manufacturers out there. They have been around for over 40 years. Ranger Tire Changers are reliable, affordable, and a significant step up from the bargain brand machines out there. One of the things that differentiates Ranger tire changers from the bargain brands is the fact that they have a one year warranty that offers on-site service as part of the warranty.  Another complaint about the bargain brands out there is that you can’t get parts, or that they are difficult to obtain. No such problem exists when you purchase a Ranger Tire Changer.They maintain a steady supply of parts, even for old, discontinued models.

Ranger has a wide variety of tire changers to fit almost any shop’s needs. We will cover several of these models in future posts, so stay tuned.

Ranger Tire Changer

New Ranger R23ST Tire Changer Video

March 15th, 2010

A loyal customer has submitted a new video for the Ranger R23ST High Performance Tire Changer. This customer has submitted videos for several other products that he has purchased from us in the past, including the BendPak HD9XW Four Post Lift. The R23ST is one of our most popular tire changers – and for good reason. It’s made by one of the top automotive service equipment manufacturers, it has great features, and is pretty darn affordable. We have been carrying BendPak / Ranger products for around 14 years now, and they have been one of the leaders in the industry for over 40 years. This is a high performance tire changer that works great for low profile and performance tires. The customer’s video illustrates the uses for this machine well, and is a great reference for customers who are new to this type of tire machine.

Ranger R23ST Tire Changer