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Ranger Brake Lathe

Ranger Brake Lathe is a high-quality, professional-grade tool designed to provide superior performance in brake machining. This machine is a game-changer for those in the automotive industry, offering a blend of efficiency, precision, and ease of use that makes it an invaluable addition to any workshop.

The Ranger brake lathe is equipped with a quick-change system, a standout feature that allows for seamless transition between different tasks. This feature is particularly beneficial for those who frequently switch between machining rotors and drums, as it eliminates the need for time-consuming adjustments and reconfigurations.

The quick-change system is designed to be user-friendly, making it easy even for those new to brake lathes to adapt and optimize their workflow.

This brake lathe comes with a comprehensive set of tools, cones, and anti-vibration devices. These accessories are essential for a wide range of machining tasks, ensuring that users have everything they need to tackle both rotors and drums. The inclusion of these tools not only adds value but also enhances the versatility of the Ranger Brake Lathe, making it a one-stop solution for brake machining needs.

One of the key strengths of the Ranger brake lathe is its transmission system. Unlike other units, the Ranger transmission system is designed to deliver a smooth, flawless finish on any machined part. This high level of precision contributes to the overall performance of the brake lathe, ensuring that every task is completed to the highest standard.

The Ranger brake lathe also features two bendable, movable LED lights. These lights provide ample illumination, making it easier to work in various lighting conditions. In addition, the machine comes with a protective shield, offering an extra layer of safety during operation.

The controls on the RL-8500 are straightforward and intuitive. Users have access to an on/off switch, a speed control dial, and a drum or rotor feed switch. This simplicity of design eliminates the learning curve often associated with complex machinery, allowing users to get up and running quickly.

Despite its robust performance and advanced features, the RL-8500 is designed with ease of maintenance in mind. The machine features a breather/oil fill, which takes 80W 90 oil. The oil level needs to be three-quarter full for optimal operation. If the oil needs to be changed, there’s a convenient screw located underneath the sight glass for easy drainage. Additionally, the assembly can be greased by running it all the way in and filling it until no more grease can be added.

The RL-8500 is a heavy-duty machine, reflecting its high-quality construction and durability. It can run on both 220 and 110 volts, with a switch located underneath for easy voltage selection. This flexibility in power options makes it adaptable to various workshop setups.

Despite its impressive performance and features, the RL-8500 is not without its minor critiques. For instance, the shavings bucket could be larger to better contain the debris generated during machining. However, these minor issues do not detract from the overall excellence of the machine.

In conclusion, the Ranger RL-8500 Brake Lathe is a top-tier tool that delivers exceptional performance in brake machining. Its combination of advanced features, user-friendly design, and high-quality construction makes it a must-have for any professional in the automotive industry. Whether you’re machining rotors or drums, the RL-8500 is designed to deliver precision, efficiency, and superior results every time.

maintenance and repair services for the Ranger Brake Lathe.

We are proud to offer comprehensive maintenance and repair services for the Ranger Brake Lathe. Our team of skilled technicians is well-versed in all aspects of this machine, ensuring that your brake lathe remains in optimal condition. Whether it’s routine maintenance or an unexpected repair, we are equipped to handle it all.

Our maintenance service includes regular checks and adjustments to ensure the Ranger continues to deliver high-quality performance. We handle everything from oil changes to greasing the assembly, ensuring that your machine runs smoothly and efficiently.

In the event of a breakdown, our repair services are designed to get your R back in operation as quickly as possible. We diagnose and fix issues, whether they’re related to the transmission system, LED lights, or any other component of the machine.

We also offer a wide range of parts for the RL-8500. Whether you need a new set of tools, cones, anti-vibration devices, or any other component, we have you covered. Our parts are of the highest quality, ensuring they fit perfectly and function as intended in your brake lathe.

Trust us to keep your Ranger RL-8500 Brake Lathe in top condition, maximizing its lifespan and ensuring it continues to deliver the exceptional performance you expect.

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