Tire Changers by Ranger Products

R980AT

SKU# 5140265

Tire Changer / Swing Arm / Single-Tower Assist / 30" Capacity


The R980AT tire changer, a popular alternative to the R980XR, is easy to operate, rugged and equipped with a power assist tower to help when mounting low-profile performance tires.

Starting at $3240
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R980AT Tire Changer by Ranger Products
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Power Assist Perfection + Tire Changer Protection

The Ranger NextGen™ series R980AT tire changer performs masterfully on a wide variety of wheels, including virtually all OEM configurations and performance tire and wheel configurations. Its power assist tower is an absolute must-have feature if you work with low-profile and high-performance wheel configurations. The R980AT features the latest in design and wheel service technology, and it provides the best value and performance in its class of tire changers.

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.

Electric turntable

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.

Upfront controls

Foot pedal controls make for hands-free operation of the turntable, and all pneumatic locks and switches are easy to reach.

Stainless steel and 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 flywheel

Balanced flywheels also help reduce vibrations in your equipment. The less stress on your machine, the longer it lasts.

Bead-breaker design

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 and 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.

Pneumatic tubing

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.

Maintenance-free gearbox

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.

Motorcycle clamps (optional)

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.

Features

  • Air Requirement 140 - 165 psi (10-11 BAR)
  • Wheel Clamping Method
  • 4 Clamps - Internal / External
  • Table Clamping System
  • Dual Pneumatic Cylinders
  • Bead Breaking System
  • Pneumatic Blade / Dual Settings
  • Power Assist Towers
  • Single Assist Tower
  • Tool Holder
  • Manual Lock
  • Inflation Gauge With Integrated Air Dump Valve
  • Inflation Pressure Regulator/Limiter
  • Water Filter
  • Oiler / Lubricator
  • Air Regulator
  • Breaker Bar
  • Large Soap / Lubricator Bucket
  • Brush
  • Tower Design
  • Rigid Fixed / Swing Arm
  • Bead Lifting Roller(s)
  • Single Lifting Roller
  • Alloy-Steel Mount/Demount Head
  • Plastic-Polymer Mount/Demount Head
  • Upper Bead Assist Roller
  • Traveling Drop-Center Hold Down Device
  • Inflation Restraint Device
  • Bead Seating System
  • Turbo Blast / Bead Seating
  • Tool Tray / Bin Storage
  • Motorcycle Turntable Clamps (Optional)

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R980AT Specifications

R980AT specs diagram

Style

Style:
Fixed Tower Design

Assist

Assist Type:
Single-Tower Assist

Speed

Speed:
Standard
Motor
2 HP (110/240VAC 50-60 HZ)
Drive System Type
Electric / Air
Air Requirement
140-165 PSI (10-11 BAR)
Wheel Clamping Method
4 Clamps - Internal / External
Table Clamping System
Dual Pneumatic Cylinders
Bead Breaking System
Pneumatic Blade / Dual
Tower Design
Rigid Fixed / Swing Arm
Power Assist Towers
Single Assist Tower
Bead Lifting Roller(s)
Single Lifting Roller
Bead Seating System
Turbo Blast / Bead Seating
Internal Rim Clamping Capacity
10” - 30” (254 mm - 762 mm)
External Rim Clamping Capacity
9” - 28” (229 mm - 711 mm)
Turntable Tire Width Capacity (Mounting)
4” - 18” (102 mm - 457 mm)
Bead Breaker Tire Width Capacity (Demounting)
1.5” - 16” (38 mm - 406 mm)
Maximum Tire Diameter
50” (1,270 mm)
Shipping Weight
800 lbs. (363 kg)