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(BendPak Inc. photo) Ranger Products' new R980ATF multi-speed tire changer services wheels up to 25 inches in diameter.

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014) — Ranger Products, a division of BendPak Inc., has debuted a multi-speed tire changer it claims will speed up the process for technicians.

The company said its new R980ATF is a variable speed model that performs on a wide variety of wheels, including virtually all OEM and performance tire and wheel configurations. According to Ranger, the R980ATF's powerful variable-speed motor and gear box work systematically at multi-speeds, allowing operators to match turntable rotational speed with varied tire and wheel combinations. Ergonomic controls "are sensibly placed to minimize excessive reaching or bending, resulting in more jobs per day," the firm said.

"This tire changer is packed with all the best features," said Jeff Kritzer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for BendPak-Ranger. "It services wheels up to 25 inches in diameter and has multiple power assist tools to help technicians service low-profile tires.

"Plus it's a NextGen series machine so you know it has all the best parts and is designed to last."

More information about the R980ATF is available on the Ranger website.

BendPak-Ranger manufactures car lifts, parking lifts, pipe benders and air compressors. The company's Ranger brand includes tire changers, wheel balancers, motorcycle lift products and a wide variety of garage equipment.

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