Ranger R26DT Tire Changer - Dual Tower High Performance 26” Capacity
The Ranger R26DT is a professional grade, high capacity, double tilt tower tire changer designed to handle a wide variety of tires and wheels, from stock OEM’s to high performance alloys and OTR’s - all with tender care. You’ll be amazed at how much the R26DT Tire Changer can do for your business.
A large 26” capacity turntable combined with powerful pneumatic assist towers means you’ll safely mount stubborn, low‐profile performance tires and wheels with ease. A long list of time saving productivity features include a multi‐profile traveling drop‐center tool, a top bead assist roller, dual lower bead lifting discs, and a nylon non‐marring wheel restraint device. These important tire shop tools dramatically reduce the effort required to change difficult, low‐profile tires, increase safety, and help minimize operator fatigue.
Don’t bother with cumbersome adapters and difficult tabletop adjustments. Ranger’s R26DT tire changer is a quick and efficient way to swap tires off wheels with sizes ranging up to 26”. Ranger Products has specifically constructed the R26DT with the automotive service professional in mind for increased comfort and performance. That's just one reason why the R26DT Tire Machine instantly makes tire work safer and hassle-free. Some key features include a power-assist arm and tilt-back tower for increased clearance. The Ranger R26DT Tire Machine is more than just a tyre changer—it’s a life saver! If your busy shop or garage specializes in larger, low profile tires, have no doubt that the Ranger R26DT is up to the task.
High-Torque Electric Turntable
A new high‐torque electric turntable drive features increased speed and reversible direction for quicker tire removal and installation. Controlled speed gives low profile and run‐flat beads time to relax to reduce the risk of tire damage.
Improved Electric Motor
Features the best of proven technologies, including rugged copper rotor construction, stronger high‐quality ball bearings, thermal‐cool epoxy insulation, and durable rolled steel frames. All motors are 110‐208/230V and 50‐60 hertz capable.
A balanced flywheel helps the machine run smoothly, reduces vibration, and helps minimize associated stress on other machinery components.
Exclusive Bead-Breaker Design
A completely new and proprietary bead‐breaker design features bilateral pneumatic accelerators for lightening fast bead‐breaker speeds in both directions. A 100% stainless‐steel cylinder body means no more worrying about moisture contamination from corrosion due to air source condensation. Other exclusive design features include a multi‐axis, adjustable blade for multi‐angle tire capacity, a large, dual‐flange axle that eliminates blade flex and premature failure, and adjustable blade settings that help accommodate a larger variety of tire and wheel combinations.
Enhanced Bead Breaker Arm
Enhanced bead breaker arm features rugged box frame construction that increases the mechanical strength and assures years of dependable service and performance. A large rubber bump‐stop assures smooth return to help reduce shock loading and minimize wear on pneumatic cylinder, guides and associated moving parts.
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 provide increased service life and performance at the highest level possible within almost every imaginable working condition. 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.
Forged Steel Foot Pedal Levers
Durable forged steel (instead of cast iron) foot pedal levers will stand up to everyday use and abuse in high‐volume tire centers. Snap action spring return means precise and controlled operation.
Multi-Link Rod Connections
Foot pedal control valves feature multi‐link rod connections for non‐binding plunger movement and precise bilateral control.
All main‐lead electrical terminals, auxiliary switches, and motor enclosures are sealed for air‐tight, dust‐free and contamination proof protection of terminal leads.
High-Pressure Polyurethane Pneumatic Tubing
Ranger Next Generation™ tire changers feature high pressure polyurethane pneumatic tubing with mirror smooth seamless bore for exceptional flow rates, high abrasion resistance, high burst tolerance and maximum kink resistance.
Specially Engineered Drive-Belt
Specially engineered drive‐belt features convex sidewalls to distribute wear evenly while providing proper belt support for improved service life. Flex‐bonded cords and flex‐weave covers resist the effects of oil, heat, ozone, weather and aging.
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. The rugged housing provides maximum strength for extreme durability under hard working conditions and greater precision under load and gear alignment. High‐strength, oversized worm and worm gears are straddle mounted between heavy‐duty tapered roller bearings providing rugged dependability.
RimGuard™ Wheel Clamp
Durable, hardened, alloy‐steel RimGuard™ wheel clamps features internal and external multi‐teeth jaws with vertical mounting bolts that make replacement fast and simple.
Geometric Tabletop Design
The exclusive shape of our geometric tabletop is absolutely necessary when servicing high performance wheels and tires. It’s there to provide simplified bead lubrication and to make visual inspections of the lower bead during mounting and inflation easier than ever.
Double Assist Tower
A powerful double assist tower features a multi‐profile traveling drop‐center tool that holds stubborn sidewalls in the drop center area of the wheel, and a single lower bead lifting disc that can be used to unseat stubborn lower beads or to elevate tires for tool placement. A right‐side assist tower features a power‐drop top bead assist roller that helps position top beads at an optimum position during both removal and installation of tough sidewall tires. An additional bead lifting disc provides even more tire handling capability. A tire iron slot built into the bead lifting discs gives operators additional leverage for difficult tire handling. These important tire shop tools dramatically reduce the effort required to change difficult, low‐profile tires and helps minimize operator fatigue. Up front trigger control and articulating arm allows for variable tire and wheel configurations. A heavy‐duty, tri‐flange, cast‐iron assist tower carriage features linear way bearings for durable maintenance‐free operation.
26” External Wheel Clamping
The R26DT tire changers handles custom tire and wheel assemblies 12‐1/2” to 26” without the need for clumsy adapters or clamp adjustments. From simple factory steel wheels to supersized delicate customs, multiple power‐assist features will help you change tires with minimal effort.
Wheel Restraint Device
A pneumatic nylon non‐marring wheel restraint device assures wheels are safely secured to the turntable during inflation procedures.
Up Front Controls
Up front controls and a sensible ergonomic design provide ease of use and more efficient operation.
Tilt-Back Tower Design
Tilt‐back tower design provides greater clearance and access for tire removal and inflation. Pneumatic‐lock tool head stays positioned on the tower return for instant set up for like sets of tires and wheels.
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 that help provide cushioning at the end of each full stroke to recue wear on seals, wear band and piston rod. Permanent lubrication design provides outstanding service life.
Alloy Steel Mount & Demount Head
A hardened alloy steel mount and demount head has a unique equidimensional shape that allows you to perform all changing functions with the tool head in the same position. The micro‐smooth tool head surface glides tire beads effortlessly during mounting and demounting procedures to ensure costly tire damage is minimized.
All The Extras Come Standard
Important wheel service accessories come standard like a large soap bucket with brush and a multi‐piece plastic wheel protector kit that includes turntable jaw covers, bead‐breaker blade boots and specialized mount / demount head covers to help protect delicate wheels.
Tire Iron & Bead Lever Tool
We throw in a hardened steel tire iron and bead lever tool to assist during all tire mounting and demounting operations.
45mm Spring Assist Hexagonal Vertical Tool Shaft
A rigid 45mm spring assist hexagonal vertical tool shaft combined with a hardened‐steel horizontal outrigger support arm maintains perfect position of the mount‐demount tool head during all tire service procedures to reduce the chance of expensive wheels getting damaged. All moving parts feature maintenance free linear guide bearings for easy adjustment of both vertical and horizontal wheel settings. The non‐flex horizontal arm also features a hardened lower roller guide for smooth and controlled in and out movement. Integrated rubber bump stops assure smooth return during tilt‐back operations to help reduce shock loading and minimize wear on tower guides and moving parts.
Foot-Pedal Operated Tire Inflator
A simple to use tire inflator features foot‐pedal operation and inflation hose with a sure‐grip clip‐on valve chuck enabling hands-free operation. Integrated air pressure dump valve enables you to lower tire pressure with a simple push of a button.
TurboBlast™ Bead Seating System
Ranger tire changers feature the renowned TurboBlast™ bead seating system* that blasts a powerful air burst between the tire and rim to help seat stubborn beads fast. A durable, 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 larger than competitive models for all the inflation power you need, when you need it.
Plenty of Storage
Plenty of storage area for tools and accessories. Helps keep your shop tidy and operation‐critical tools close at hand.
Braided Metal Conduit
Stainless steel braided metal conduit protects hoses and wires from abrasion and wear.
Optional motorcycle turntable clamps add a whole extra level of versatility. Expand your capabilities, clientele and your bottom line.
Designed to Perform and Built to Last
Ranger tire changers are easy to operate and durable enough to withstand the everyday abuses of a busy shop. Super-tough, aluminum-alloy air cylinders, rugged welded steel body and more make this one of the toughest, most durable and trouble-free machines you will ever own.
Safe and Easy to Use
It’s simple: our sensible ergonomic design means easier operation for you and your technicians. We’ve included features such as large anti-slip foot pedal controls; a high-powered jet-blast bead sealing system; storage trays for weights, tools and accessories; and a tabletop inflation system, all to get the job done as quickly and safely as possible.