Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian Touchless Tire Changer

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Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian Touchless Tire Changer with Integrated Wheel Lift, Bead Breaker, RimGuard Technology, and TargetSpot Precision Laser
The Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian Tire Changer is a revolutionary wheel service offering by Ranger Products. This touchless tire machine breaks beads and swaps tires faster than virtually any other design on the market. Eliminate the manual hassle of changing tires when you go touchless!

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RV1 Guardian Tire Changer: Revolutionary Offering by Ranger!
The Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian features the latest in touchless wheelservice technology and provides your shop with the most advanced tire changing capabilities on the planet. You no longer need them those tire irons and levers, so put them away! The RV1 is a workhorse designed to work on all wheels types without damaging the rim or requiring clumsy toolbars, bead locks or tire levers.

Why risk the chance of damaging expensive wheels when you can go touchless? With the Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian, tire irons and levers become a thing of the past. The unique reversible tool head effortlessly mounts and dismounts the most stubborn tires without ever making contact with the wheel. Ergonomic joystick control features with a precision actuator, allowing you to inch the bead hook or lifting tip into position for gentle handling of delicate alloy wheels.

Take your pick: a durable nylon tool head or hardened steel tool head with replaceable nylon inserts. Both come standard, giving you the option to choose just the right tool to make those delicate services as simple as can be.

The Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian is a durable daytoday performer with the flexibility to service a wide variety of wheels, including OEM configurations, runflats and exotic performance wheels, with ease. The full menu of timesaving features includes automatically operated bead breaker rollers that offer controlled penetration and loads of power; a powerassist traveling dropcenter arm; and a powerdrop assist roller that allows you to change virtually anything, even difficult runflats and lowprofile tires, with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. Whether you’re dealing with standard steel wheels or expensive custom alloys, you can tackle them any job with total confidence in your tire changer. No More Heavy Lifting

No More Heavy Lifting
An integrated wheel lift with easyguide rollers helps facilitate the handling of heavy wheels and virtually eliminates operator injury. Techs of all experience levels will love using this machine!

Quick and Precise Set-Up
Quick and Precise Set-Up
Tires are secured to the changer in the same manner as a wheel balancer for user familiarity and superfast setup times. A rubber base mount, multisize center cones and patented nomar "QuickNut" make mounting wheels fast and easy, further reducing any risk of wheel damage.

Wide Service Range
The Ranger RV1 Wheel Guardian tire machine provides an expanded service range on 13" 30" rim diameters that are up to 15" wide, giving you the ability to work efficiently on a variety of wheel styles and sizes.

Powerful Bead Breaker Powerful Bead Breaker
Automatically operated bead breaker rollers feature controlled penetration to easily loosen even the most stubborn and awkward beads.

RimGuard Technology
Ranger RimGuard Technology means expensive wheels are handled with greater care, resulting in less damage and increased work efficiency. A single, automatically operated tool head mounts and demounts tires without touching the wheel or requiring levers of any kind. The RV1 comes standard with hardened steel tool head and Nylon inserts.

Target-Lock Precision Target-Lock Precision
Our exclusive TargetSpot laser provides precise positionsensing data from the robotic upper bead roller, then generates the exact coordinates for the TargetSpot tool head, making underside beadtool positioning easy.
Maximum Power at Every Step

Maximum Power at Every Step
This touchless tire changer features conveniently placed foot pedals that give operators precise control at all times. The powerful turntable works systematically at a controlled speed for easy tire removal and installation. The smooth, effortless, power delivery of the 3 HP motor provides multispeed install performance, even on tires with stubborn beads. Reversible direction offers operators the ability to back up in the event of turntable stall during stubborn bead installation.

Powerful Bead Seating and Inflation Powerful Bead Seating and Inflation
A handheld turboblast nozzle allows technicians to direct a powerful burst of compressed air precisely where needed to seat even the toughest stubborn beads in seconds. A simple slide valve requires twohand operation to protect operators from accidental discharge. Integrated tire inflation system features airsurge pulse inflation for faster inflation speed and improved bead seating. A large, easytoread pressure gauge with builtin pressure limiter and air dump valve simplifies tire inflation.
Precision Control Valves

Precision Control Valves
The RV1 features high precision foot pedal control valves capable of withstanding heavy use. They feature aluminumalloy valve bodies with durable, corrosion resistant stainless steel spools, combined with a high precision finish for maximum seal life.

Extra Wheel Protection
As added precaution, Ranger provides you with all the necessary tools to ensure wheel damage is minimized during wheel service operations. Our totalcare package includes replaceable nylon inserts for the steel tool head, replaceable nylon remount and dismount heads, rubber pedestal cover, spare dropcenter pull hook tool head and a nomar QuickNut.

Easy View Mirror Easy View Mirror
The RV1 features a wideview mirror mounted low on the chassis that provides a full view of underside operations.

Mounting Cone Package
When you purchase a performance tire changer, you should receive a performance tool package. We like to call our tooling package the Total Performance Package - with an added bonus. Not only do we give you our standard car and light truck cones, we include our heavyduty truck cone, as well. Our Total Performance Package includes three automotive and light truck cones covering hub sizes 2.00 - 2.75, 2.75 - 4.00 and 4.00 - 6.00, as well as one heavyduty truck cone that fits hub sizes 5.50 - 6.50.

Environmentally Responsible Power Delivery
As the world’s premier manufacturer of automotive service products, we take environmental concerns very seriously. We engineer our products to work great and offer tremendous value, but we also design them in a way that reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gases. As part of our ongoing “think-green” initiatives, the RV1 features Auto-Shutdown Technology, which switches off key power system components after 15 seconds of inactivity. This proprietary power-saving technology shuts off the pump and motor when the machine is at idle, representing tremendous savings in energy-use and minimizing wear and tear on critical operating components. Auto-Shutdown Technology also reduces background noise, creating a more environmentally responsible workplace.

Features & Specs


  • Inflation System
  • Inflation Pressure Regulator / Limiter
  • Top Power Assist Bead Roller
  • Water Filter / Oiler / Lubricator
  • Air Regulator
  • Tire Inflation Gauge
  • Large Soap Bucket / Brush


  • Style: Fixed Tower Design
  • Assist Type: Single-Tower Assist
  • Speed: Standard
  • Rim Diameter Range: 13" - 30" (330 mm - 762 mm)
  • Maximum Tire Diameter: 47" (1,194 mm)
  • Maximum Wheel Width: 15" (381 mm)
  • Max Tire Weight: 143 lbs. (65 kg)
  • RPM of Turntable: 7 - 14 turns/min
  • Motor Power: 1.1 kW / 24A / NEMA 30 amp plug
  • Motor Specs: 3 HP / 208-240V / 1 Ph / 50/60Hz
  • Air Supply Requirements: 140 -165 psi (10 -11 bar)
  • Air Consumption: 1 SCFM / 27 L/Min
  • Overall Width: 34" (864 mm)
  • Overall Height: 73" (1,854 mm)
  • Overall Depth: 71" (1,803 mm)
  • Mount / Demount Tool: Steel-Alloy with Polymer Guards / Leverless
  • Clamping Type: Center Post with Quick Clamp
  • Bead Loosening Type: Upper / Lower Roller
  • Shipping Dimensions: 61" x 35" x 80" (1,550 mm x 900 mm x 2,030 mm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1,150 lbs. (522 kg)



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