Ranger Products, a division of BendPak Inc., said it is bringing a brand new wheel balancer to market, the heavy-duty RB24T wheel balancer, designed specifically to handle truck tires up to 50 in. in diameter and 20 in. wide.
Although best suited for buses, trucks and OTR wheels, the Ranger RB24T is capable and fully equipped to accommodate automobiles and light truck wheels as well, the maker said. The RB24T features Ranger’s Drive-Check technology that simulates road and driving speed conditions and measures computer-generated imbalance of the tire and wheel assembly automatically. It then recommends the most cost-effective weight optimization correction as needed, which minimizes weight usage and maximizes productivity, the company said. An integrated wheel lift easily lifts the heaviest wheel assemblies for effortless mounting on the balancer.
Ranger claims its RB24T is a truck balancer with fast start-up and fast braking speeds. Other features include automatic weight optimization, user-friendly controls, a three-phase drive motor with built-in phase convertor, and multi-directional quartz piezoelectric force sensors. A quick-chuck mounting adapter, adjustable flange plate and stud kit, and standard cone kit come standard.