Ranger RL-8500XLT

$6,080.00

Ranger RL-8500XLT Heavy-Duty Combination Brake Lathe

SKU: RAN5150080 Category: Tags: ,

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The heavy-duty, extended capacity RL-8500XLT Combination Brake Lathe is capable of truing a full 10-inch deep drum brake and features independent DC servo motors to command both the spindle feed drives and the cross feed drives. This method removes the needlessly complicated gear boxes and transmissions normally seen on mechanical-driven lathes. Comes with lathe, bench, extended adapter kit and other helpful accessories.

The RL-8500XLT Heavy-Duty Combination Brake Lathe by Ranger represents the future of brake lathe technology while simultaneously maintaining the classic design auto pros and technicians are most familiar with. By implementing DC servo motor controls for the cross feed and spindle feed drives, we’ve removed any need for cumbersome mechanical gear boxes and transmissions used in older brake lathes. Effectively, the RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe drastically decreases lifetime repair and maintenance cost when compared to other lathing units.

One of the common problems that plague other brake lathes is the vibration and chatter transfer that directly affects the tool-tip and leaves an imperfect cut on the machined surface. The RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe by Ranger is specifically designed to address this issue by eliminating the need for gear-driven mechanical drives and variable-speed transmission devices.

Ranger brake lathes replaced antiquated transmission / gears found on other brands. You would be surprised if you stood back and watched a brake lathe machine finish a cut on a rotor or drum or flywheel. Brake rotors are very smooth or should be. If you were to turn a rotor on any lathe then drop a hammer on the floor next to the lathe, you would see a noticeable degradation of the cut at the moment of impact. Vibration causes frequencies which get transferred to the finish cut. Because our lathe does not use gears and transmissions, we completely eliminate multiple frequencies that could degrade the machining finish. The formation of surface roughness is usually the result of the tool feed rate, spindle rotational speed, tool geometry, the material properties, and relative tool-work vibration. Vibrations cause a significant variation of the frequency on the surface of the machined part. The extended-edition RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe by Ranger simply offers the best features, best performance, best utility and best productivity possible in a brake lathing unit.

If you’re seeking to expand and improve your service capabilities, the RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe is one of the strongest investments you can make.

  • Extended capacity spindle can be used on brake drums 10 deep
  • Rear bushing location provides extra support for the arbor
  • Capable of truing even the heaviest drum rotors
  • In contrast to mechanically-driven transmission and gear boxes, the RL-8500XLT uses 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 on all cars or trucks, both foreign and domestic, with hubless drums, rotors (center hole sized 2-5/32 4) and composite rotors (center hole sized 4 6-1/4)
  • The RL-8500XLT 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-8500XLT 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
  • Our 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 gears which 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 reduces 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 for a single-pass finish virtually every time, allowing you to complete your work faster than with inferior multi-pass lathes
  • Optional truck adapter kit available

  • Motor drive unit: 115 230 VAC / 50 60 Hz / 1 Ph / 20 amp
  • Max rotor thickness: 2-1/2" / 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: 9-7/8" / 248 mm
  • Spindle speed: 150 rpm 200 rpm
  • Cross feed speed: (?) 0 - .010" per revolution / 0 - 0.25 mm per revolution
  • Spindle feed speed:(?) 0 - .020" per revolution / 0 - 0.55 mm per revolution
  • Overall mounted height: 62" / 1,575 mm
  • Spindle to floor (mounted): 39-1/2" / 1,003 mm
  • Required floor space (width): 53" / 1,347 mm
  • Required floor space (depth): 36" / 914 mm
  • Shipping weight including bench and tools: 720 lbs. / 327 kg
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