Ranger RL-8500

Brake Lathe with Bench & Standard Tooling
The ruggedly built RL-8500 brake lathe is capable of faster, easier and more accurate rotor/flywheel and drum/flywheel resurfacing than any other brake lathe in its class. Infinitely adjustable feed rates allow you to easily modify cut speeds with the simple turn of a dial. Now you can reduce or increase the cut-time for the best finish results, whether you're speeding through an initial rough cut or a single-pass micro-finish. This complete lathe package includes the lathe, a sturdy bench and large tool storage backboards, so you can hang all your adapters within close reach.
Lease from $172/month

Features

  • Precision electric DC servo motors designed to meet the demanding requirements of industrial motion control
  • Quick-Change Adapter-Plus system with built-in springs eliminates the need for conventional bell clamps and cones
  • Works with hubless drums, rotors (center hole sized 2-5/32" – 4") and composite rotors (center hole sized 4" – 6.25")
  • The RL-8500 is equipped with features that help increase your service capability, like precision twin cutter tools and a quick drum-to-rotor changeover
  • Infinitely variable spindle and cross feed speed settings allow for quick rough and precision finish cuts
  • Simple ergonomic controls are designed for minimal operator movement
  • Legendary control makes unit easy to learn and master
  • The RL-8500 maintains accuracy year after year thanks to ruggedly constructed components like a hardened, precision ground spindle that resists grooving and makes boots a thing of the past
  • Massive tapered spindle bearings offer superior weight support during rotation
  • Exclusive "splash-lube" oil-feed system supplies a constant flow of oil to the bearings, making sure they provide years of trouble-free service
  • Serpentine belts provide a faster, quieter operation, reducing chatter and vibration
  • An independent cross feed motor eliminates the need for plastic or bronze shear gear that are expensive and time-consuming to replace
  • A convenient top storage tray means your popular adapters and tools are kept within short reach
  • Separate motors on the drum and rotor feed help maximize the main motor's efficiency
  • Our deluxe standard adapter package includes a Quick-Change hubless adapter system that makes mounting rotors and drums quick and easy
  • A variety of adapters let you machine all standard and composite rotors for foreign and domestic cars and light trucks
  • A 450-lb. cast iron body and a solid work bench reduce transient vibrations, ensuring a smooth uninterrupted surface finish with each pass
  • Easily change arbor speeds in seconds: choose 150 or 200 rpm, depending on the job
  • Positive rake cutter tip angle provides a one-pass finish virtually every time, allowing you to complete your work faster than inferior multi-pass lathes
  • Optional truck adapter kit available

Specifications

Motor Drive Unit
115 – 230 VAC, 50-60 hz, 1 Ph, 20 amp
Max Rotor Thickness
2.5” (64 mm)
Max Rotor Diameter
17” (432 mm)
Brake Drum Diameter
6” – 28” (152 mm – 711 mm)
Max Load with Standard 1” Arbor
150 lbs. (68 kg)
Max Load with Optional 1-7/8” Truck Arbor
250 lbs. (113 kg)
Spindle Travel
6-7/8” (175 mm)
Spindle Speed
150 rpm – 200 rpm
Shipping Weight w/ Bench & Tools
685 lbs. (311 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
62” x 49” x 36” (1,575 mm x 1,245 mm x 914 mm)