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Ranger RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe Combination Disc/Drum Lathe With Bench


Brand: Ranger Products
Model: RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe

The new Heavy-Duty RL-8500XLT Combination Brake Lathe from Ranger features an extended capacity spindle and can turn a drum that’s up to 10-inches deep. The longer spindle and the relocated rear bushing provide the RL-8500XLT arbor with enough support to handle your heaviest drum rotors.

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Ranger RL8500XLT Brake Lathe Combination Disc/Drum Brake Lathe Features:

  • 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

Ranger RL8500XLT Brake Lathe Combination Disc/Drum Brake Lathe Specifications:

  • 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

Ranger RL8500XLT Super Duty Brake Lathe Documentation:

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RL-8500XLT Details

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.

Heavy-duty bench included
Other manufacturers might try to make you pay extra for a sturdy bench, but Ranger throws it in as a standard accessory. Plenty of storage on the backboard to keep your tooling close at hand, a durable multi-compartment toolbox for adapters and a large chip “catch” funnel plus chip bin to keep your workspace both clean and safe--all this comes included in your RL-8500XLT purchase.

From rotors to drums and back again
A handy quick-change tool-head design gives operators the ability to easily change the setup from drums to rotors and vice-versa. Up-front controls are designed for minimal operator movement. A convenient tooling tray is positioned near the front of the lathe, so you can keep your preferred tools nearby.

A complete tooling package comes standard
Micro-dial twin tool cutter, boring bar, inside floating adapters, self-aligning spacer, outside floating adapter, centering cones, spacers, double-taper adapters, hubless adapters, carbide cutting tools, 6-sided carbide cutting inserts, 1" arbor, arbor nut, back load spring, spare bulb for lamp, illustrated instruction manual, wrenches, high-impact anti-vibration bands, storage case and more all come standard with the RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe from Ranger.

Always at your service
Superior quality, durability and precision; that’s what makes Ranger the growing professional preference worldwide. Whatever your brake service equipment needs may be, you can rely on Ranger to deliver the right tools for the job. As a preferred supplier of quality automotive service equipment, our goal is simple: give our customers the best quality and value while providing unparalleled service and support. Why does Ranger offer you so much more? Because we don’t just believe in developing superior products, we believe in creating the automotive equipment solutions that make your job easier.

Rugged, user-friendly and hassle-free
Ranger brake lathes are easy to operate and durable enough to withstand the every day abuses of a busy shop environment. A super-heavy, forged, hardened, cast iron body combined with precision ground components and massive "floating spindles" make this one of the toughest, most dependable and trouble-free machines you will ever own.

Simple and secure
Our sensible ergonomic design allows you to work quickly and efficiently. Simple up-front controls are designed for minimal operator movement. Large bench with tool storage boards provide ample space for adapters and accessories.

Time-tested construction
Since its introduction nearly four decades ago, the design of our RL-8500 series brake lathes has been a favorite of brake service professionals everywhere. It's simple, it's fast, it's very precise and it runs forever. Features include our twin-cutter tool head with micrometer dials and quick drum-to-rotor changeover, adjustable speed settings allow you for quicker rough cuts or slower smooth cuts and an infinitely adjustable spindle-feed gear box with a variety of speed settings. Plus, our negative rake tooling yields one pass finish cuts every time, and the standard 1" arbor provides you a multitude of tooling and adapter choices from either Ranger or other aftermarket suppliers. Finish-cuts by the RL-8500 and the RL-8500XLT will meet or exceed factory specs.

Adjustable work lamps
Keeps your work area properly lighted, even in the darkest corners of your shop. Separate switch lets you turn on or off at your convenience.

Clear debris guard
Clear Plexiglas safety shield protects the user without obstructing the view.

Catch the chips
Included chip catch funnels debris into a large chip bin, ensuring easy disposal and a tidy work area.

Customizable stop
Adjust the cross feed stop to automatically cease lathing after the cut is made.

Optional extended RL-8500XLT truck adapter set
Our super-duty adapter package consists of an upgraded 1-7/8" arbor and a wide variety of adapters. This enormous set allows you to expand the coverage to handle virtually any vehicle, all the way through 1-ton trucks!


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