R980X Manual REVA 01-21-10.indd

R980X Manual REVA 01-21-10.indd

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL PRIOR TO

INSTALLATION AND OPERATION. BY PROCEEDING YOU AGREE THAT

YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHEND THE FULL CONTENTS OF

THIS MANUAL. FORWARD THIS MANUAL TO ALL OPERATORS. FAILURE TO

OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT AS DIRECTED MAY CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.

REV A 01-21-10

PN# 5900157

INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL

MODEL:

R980X

TIRE CHANGER

FOR SERVICING

AUTOMOBILE

AND LIGHT TRUCK

SINGLE PIECE

TIRES / WHEELS

SHIPPING DAMAGE CLAIMS

When this equipment is shipped, title passes to the purchaser upon receipt from the carrier.

Consequently, claims for the material damaged in shipment must be made by the purchaser against the transportation company at the time shipment is received.

Keep this operation manual near the machine at all times. Make sure that

ALL USERS read this manual.

BE SAFE

Your new Ranger tire changer was designed and built with safety in mind. However, your overall safety can be increased by proper training and thoughtful operation on the part of the operator.

DO NOT operate or repair this equipment without reading this manual and the important safety instructions shown inside.

1645 Lemonwood Dr.

Santa Paula, CA. 93060, USA

Toll Free: 1-800-253-2363

Tel: 1-805-933-9970

Fax: 1-805-933-9160 www.rangerproducts.com

R980X

RimGuard

TM

Swing-Arm Tire Changer

This instruction manual has been prepared especially for you.

Your new tire changer is the result of over 25 years of continuous research, testing and development and is the most technically advanced tire changer on the market today.

The manner in which you care for and maintain your tire changer will have a direct effect on it’s overall performance and longevity.

READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL

BEFORE OPERATION BEGINS.

RECORD HERE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE SERIAL NUMBER DATA PLATE.

Serial No. __________

Model No. __________

Manufacturing date __________

PRODUCT WARRANTY

Your new tire changer is covered under warranty for one year on equipment structure; one year on all operating components and tooling/accessories, to the original purchaser, to be free of defects in material and workmanship.

The manufacturer shall repair or replace at their option for this period those parts returned to the factory freight prepaid which prove upon inspection to be defective. The manufacturer will pay labor costs for the first 12 months only on parts returned as previously described.

The warranty does not extend to...

defects caused by ordinary wear, abuse, misuse, shipping damage, improper installation, voltage or lack of damages resulting from purchaser’s neglect or failure to operate products in accordance with instructions provided in the owner’s manual(s) and/or other accompanying instructions supplied; normal wear items or service normally required to maintain the product in a safe operating condition; any component damaged in shipment; other items not listed but may be considered general wear parts; damage caused by rain, excessive humidity, corrosive environments or other contaminants.

THESE WARRANTIES DO NOT EXTEND TO ANY COSMETIC DEFECT NOT INTERFERING WITH EQUIPMENT

FUNCTIONALITY OR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT

MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT, FAILURE, OR MALFUNCTION OF A BENDPAK INC./ RANGER PRODUCT OR

THE BREACH OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE OF THE WARRANTY.

WARRANTY IS NOT VALID UNLESS

WARRANTY CARD IS RETURNED.

NOTE:

Every effort has been taken to ensure complete and accurate instructions have been included in this manual, however, possible product updates, revisions and or changes may have occurred since this printing. BendPak Ranger reserves the right to change specifi cations without incurring any obligation for equipment previously or subsequently sold. Not responsible for typographical errors.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page #

Warranty 2

Operator Protection 3

Section 1: Definitions of Hazard Levels 4

Owner’s Responsibility 4

Section 2: Safety Instructions 5

Section 3: Tire and Wheel Service Safety Instructions 6

Section 4: Description of Parts 7

Section 5: Specifications / Tools Required 8

Section 6: Lifting / Uncrating Instructions 9-10

Section 7: Installation Location 11

Section 8: Assembly 12-13

Section 9: Anchoring / Air Source/ Oiler Adjustment 14

Section 10: Electrical / Wiring Instructions 15-16

Section 11: Operating Instruction 17

Bead Loosening and Demounting 17

Wheel Clamp Adjustments 19

Section 12: Custom and Special Wheels 23

Demounting Tube Tires 23

Section 13: Mounting 24

Section 14: Mounting Tube Type Tires 24

Section 15: Inflation / Inflation Pedal Operation 26

Section 16: Tire Inflation 27

Stages Of Inflation 27

Stage One: Bead Sealing 28

Stage Two: Bead Seating 28

Stage Three: Inflation 29

Section 17: Maintenance Instructions 31

Mount / Demount Head 31

Air Dryer / Oiler 32

Inflation Pedal 33

Turntable Drive Belt 34

Inflation Bead Blast Valve 34

Transmission Oil Inspection / Lubrication 35

Critical Safety Warnings / Instructions 36

Maintenance Notes /Record 37

Service Parts 38-41

Tire and Wheel Data 42

Failure to follow danger, warning, and caution instructions may lead to serious personal injury or death to operator or bystander or damage to property.

Do not operate this machine until you read and understand all the dangers, warnings and cautions in this manual.

For additional copies or further information, contact:

BendPak Inc. / Ranger Products

1645 Lemonwood Dr.,

Santa Paula, CA. 93060

1-805-933-9970 www.bendpak.com

www.rangerproducts.com

OPERATOR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Personal protective equipment helps make tire changing safer. However, equipment does not take the place of safe operating practices. Always wear durable work clothing during tire service activity. Shop aprons or shop coats may also be worn, however loose fitting clothing should be avoided. Tight fitting leather gloves are recommended to protect operators hands when handling worn tires and wheels. Sturdy leather work shoes with steel toes and oil resistant soles should be used by tire service personnel to help prevent injury in typical shop activities.

Eye protection is essential during tire service activity.

Safety glasses with side shields, goggles, or face shields are acceptable. Back belts provide support during lifting activities and are also helpful in providing operator protection. Consideration should also be given to the use of hearing protection if tire service activity is performed in an enclosed area, or if noise levels are high .

THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH IF NOT FOLLOWED

COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS

AND CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN

THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.

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SECTION 1 OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY

DEFINITIONS OF

HAZARD LEVELS

To maintain machine and user safety, the responsibility of the owner is to read and follow these instructions:

Identify the hazard levels used in this manual with the following definitions and signal words:

Follow all installation instructions.

DANGER

Watch for this symbol. It Means: Immediate hazards which will result in severe personal injury or death.

Make sure installation conforms to all applicable Local,

State, and Federal Codes, Rules, and Regulations; such as State and Federal OSHA Regulations and Electrical

Codes.

Carefully check the unit for correct initial function.

Read and follow the safety instructions. Keep them readily available for machine operators.

WARNING

Watch for this symbol. It Means: Hazards or unsafe practices which could result in severe personal injury or death.

Make certain all operators are properly trained, know how to safely and correctly operate the unit, and are properly supervised.

Allow unit operation only with all parts in place and operating safely.

CAUTION

Watch for this symbol: It Means: Hazards or unsafe practices which may result in minor personal injury or product or property damage.

Carefully inspect the unit on a regular basis and perform all maintenance as required.

Service and maintain the unit only with authorized or approved replacement parts.

Keep all instructions permanently with the unit and all decal’s on the unit clean and visible.

Watch for this symbol! It means BE ALERT!

Your safety, or the safety of others, is involved!

Do not attempt to operate this equipment if you have never been trained on basic tire service and mounting / dismounting procedures.

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SECTION 2

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!

Read these safety instructions entirely!

11. DANGER! The motor on this machine contains high voltage. Disconnect power at the receptacle before performing any electrical repairs. Secure plug so that it cannot be accidentally plugged in during service.

1. READ AND UNDERSTAND all safety warning procedures before operating lift.

12. WARNING! RISK OF EXPLOSION. This equipment has internal arcing or sparking parts which should not be exposed to flammable vapors. This machine should not be located in a recessed area or below floor level.

2. KEEP HANDS AND FEET CLEAR. Remove hands and feet from any moving parts.

3. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered work areas invite injuries.

4. Consider work area environment. Do not expose equipment to rain . DO NOT use in damp or wet locations. Keep area well lighted.

13. MAINTAIN WITH CARE. Keep unit clean for better and safe performance. Follow manual for proper lubrication and maintenance instructions. Keep control pedals and/or buttons dry, clean and free from grease and oil.

14. STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Be aware.

5. ONLY TRAINED OPERATORS should operate this equipment. All non-trained personnel should be kept away from work area. Never let non-trained personnel come in contact with, or operate machine.

15. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Check for condition of all moving parts, breakage of parts or any condition that may affect the machines operation. Do not use if any component is broken or damaged.

6. USE MACHINE CORRECTLY. Use machine in the proper manner. Never use adapters other than what is approved by the manufacturer.

16. NEVER remove safety related components or device from the machine. Do not use if safety related components are damaged or missing.

7. DO NOT override or disable safety valves and/or devices.

17. To reduce fire hazard, keep engine/motor exterior free of oil, solvent, or excessive grease.

8. ALWAYS INSURE that all safety procedures are followed before any attempt is made to work on or near the equipment.

9. DRESS PROPERLY. Non-skid steel-toe footwear is recommended when operating machine.

10. GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK. This equipment must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock. Never connect the green power cord wire to a live terminal. This is for ground only.

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18. Illegible and missing warning labels must be replaced immediately. Do not use the tire changer if one or more labels are missing. Do not add any object that could prevent the operator from seeing the labels.

SECTION 3

Inflation

TIRE AND WHEEL SERVICE

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

ALWAYS be sure the bead opposite the tool is in the drop center before rotating the tire when demounting or mounting to avoid damage to the tire beads.

ALWAYS follow all applicable Local, State, and Federal

Codes, Rules, and Regulations; such as the Federal OSHA

Standard Number 1910.177.

Only properly trained personnel should service tires and wheels on the R980X. Read all safety and operating instructions thoroughly before use. The following safety instructions are for one piece wheels only. Always refer to the manufacturer’s procedures for multi-piece wheels.

ALWAYS use an approved inflation chamber or inflation cage equipped with a self-gripping chuck and remote inflation gauge and valve.

ALWAYS inflate the tire to manufacturer’s recommended cold operating pressure.

ALWAYS wear durable personal protective work clothing and safety gear during tire service activity. Refer to page three for Operator Protective Equipment.

DO NOT OVER INFLATE! Tire or wheel failure during and after inflation may result in an explosion capable of causing severe injury or death.

ALWAYS remove all wheel weights and the valve core to deflate the tire before servicing.

NEVER reinflate a tire that has been run under inflated or flat without first demounting the tire and checking for wheel and tire damage.

ALWAYS keep all working surfaces clean and free of debris.

ALWAYS be aware of what each person is doing - and what they will do before attempting any two-person operation.

ALWAYS inspect the tire interior for loose or broken cords, cuts, penetrating objects, and other damage. Discard tires that cannot be properly repaired.

NEVER rework, weld, heat or braze wheels.

ALWAYS cover the electric motor and switch box before cleaning the tire changer. Be sure water or cleaner does not enter the motor or switch box.

NEVER strike the tire or wheel with a hammer.

ALWAYS disconnect the electric power and air supply before attempting any maintenance.

ALWAYS be sure the tire diameter exactly matches the wheel diameter.

Demounting & Mounting

ALWAYS clean and inspect the wheel prior to any service.

NEVER stand on the sliding carriage, frame or work table while demounting or mounting a tire.

ALWAYS keep hands, feet, and other objects away from moving parts while the machine is turned on.

ALWAYS place the narrow bead seat to the outside when clamping. Failure to demount the tire from the narrow bead seat side may cause damage to the tire beads.

ALWAYS apply an approved rubber lubricant to rim flanges and both tire beads before demounting or mounting and seating the beads.

Tire failure under pressure can be hazardous. When possible, always place wheels inside an approved inflation chamber or cage before inflating. Use an approved remote inflation valve, hose, and gauge. ALWAYS wear safety goggles for eye protection. Do not stand beside the wheel or cage during inflation. Keep hands and other parts of the body out of the cage during inflation. Observe the tire pressure frequently. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended maximum inflation pressure. Failure to follow these instructions may cause the tire and rim to separate with tremendous force, resulting in serious personal injury or death.

NEVER mount a tire on a damaged or rusty wheel as tire or wheel failure may result during inflation. Explosion from failure may result in severe injury or death of the operator and bystanders.

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Fig. 4.2

SECTION 4

DESCRIPTION OF PARTS

Fig. 4.1

1. Tank Pressure Relief Valve

2. Tower (Air Tank)

3. Tool Tray

4. Air Drier / Oiler / Pressure Gauge (See Fig. 4.2)

5. Bead Breaker Arm

6. Bead Breaker Blade

7. Bead Breaker Pad

8. Tool Bar

9. Turntable Foot Pedal (See Fig. 4.3)

10. Bead Breaker Foot Pedal (See Fig. 4.3)

11. Wheel Clamp Foot Pedal (See Fig. 4.3)

12. Lube Bottle / Brush

13. Jet Blast Nozzles

14. Wheel Clamps

15. Turntable

16. Mount /Demount Head (Duckhead)

17. Vertical Shaft

18. Vertical Arm Assembly

19. Vertical Shaft Lock Handle

20. Vertical Shaft Spring

21. Voltage Selector Switch

(Located on Rear of Cabinet. (See Fig. 4.4)

22. Inflation / Jet Blast Pedal

(Located on Left of Cabinet. See Fig. 4 .5)

Fig. 4.3

Fig. 4.4

Fig. 4.5

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SECTION 5

FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS: MODEL R980X

FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS MODEL R980X

Type of Drive System

Motor

Air Requirement

Wheel Clamping Method

Table Clamping System

Bead Breaking System

Turntable Speed -360-Degree Rotation

Tool Holder

Adjustable Turntable Clamps

Infl ation System

Infl ation Pressure Regulator/Limiter

Water Filter

Oiler / Lubricator

Air Regulator

Breaker Bar

Large Soap / Lubricator Bucket

Brush

Tower Design

Air / Electric

Dual Voltage 110/220V 50/60HZ 1 Ph.

140-165 PSI (10-11 BAR)

4 Rim-Guard Clamps - Internal / External

Dual Pneumatic Cylinders

Pneumatic Blade / Dual Settings

6.9 Seconds

Manual Lock

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Rigid Fixed

Powerful "Jet-Blast" Bead Seating System

Tire Infl ation

Tool Tray / Bin Storage

Internal Rim Clamping Capacity *

Standard

Standard

Standard

11" – 24" (279 mm – 610 mm)

External Rim Clamping Capacity *

Turntable Tire Width Capacity (Mounting)

Bead Breaker Tire Width Capacity (Demounting)

Maximum Tire Diameter

Shipping Weight

10" – 23" (254 mm – 584 mm)

4.5" – 17.5" (114 mm – 444 mm)

1" – 14" (25 mm – 356 mm)

48" (1219 mm)

620 lbs. (282 Kg)

Specifi cations are subject to change without notice.

* NOTE: Internal and External Rim clamping dimensions do not translate directly to rim or tire sizes as rim clamping points may vary by manufacturer.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY and INSTALLATION

1. Pallet jack or forklift for moving crate.

Parts required but not supplied.

1. Tefl on tape

4. Crow bar or pry bar.

5. Tin Snips or Sheet Metal Snips

6. Hammer.

7. Open end metric wrenches and/or socket set.

8. Phillips and Slot head screw drivers.

9. Metric Allen Key set.

4. Anchor Bolts and Shims (if Anchoring)

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SECTION 6

LIFTING/ UNCRATING

1. The R-980X is shipped on a pallet, Approximate shipping dimensions. (See Fig 6.1)

Uncrating Instructions

1. Carefully cut the plastic wrapping and remove.

2. Carefully cut open the top of the cardboard box. Either lift off box or cut side panel and remove.

(See Fig 6.3)

Fig. 6.3

Fig. 6.1

CAUTION!

Handling of the machine must be performed only with an appropriate lifting device such as a forklift or pallet jack. Only personnel who are experienced and qualified on material handling procedures should

handle any transportation or moving of machine.

Fig. 6.2

3. Using a crow bar or pry bar, locate the staple/nail locations and pry apart the wooden crating. Note: the entire wooden frame can be lifted off after prying the staples /nails at the base of the crate. (See Fig 6.4)

Fig. 6.4

CAUTION!

Be careful when cutting steel banding material as items may become loose and fall causing personal harm or injury. Always wear gloves when uncrating the machine to prevent scratches, abrasions, or cuts due to the contact with packing materials. Eye protection is essential during uncrating service activity. Safety glasses with side shields, goggles, or face shields are acceptable.

4. Either cut or unscrew the metal strapping holding the Air

Tower / Tank to the pallet and set aside. (See Fig 6.5)

Remember to report any shipping damage to the carrier and make a notation on the delivery receipt .

CAUTION!

Secure the Air Tank / Tower with shop crane or personnel prior to cutting metal strapping as Air Tank / Tower may have shifted during shipping. Be careful as banding may snap or fly when tension is released.

Fig. 6.5

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5. While holding the Swing Arm, carefully cut the Swing

Arm free of the plastic wrapping securing it to the Tire

Changer base. (See Fig. 6.6)

8. Using a shop crane or fork lift with lifting straps, remove the Tire Changer from the wooden pallet. Use only properly rated lifting straps under the Tire Changer base. (See Fig. 6.9)

Fig. 6.6

6. Carefully remove the rest of the plastic wrapping from the Tire Changer, Tower / Tank, and Swing Arm.

7. Remove the four front and rear Bolts and Nuts holding the tire changer from the pallet. (See Figs. 6.7 - 6.8)

Fig. 6.9

9. Locate the tire changer using the guidelines in

Section 7, page 12.

Fig. 6.7

Fig. 6.8

CAUTION!

Handling of the machine must be performed only with an appropriate lifting device such as a forklift or shop crane. Only personnel who are experienced and qualified on material handling procedures should

handle any transportation or moving of machine.

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SECTION 7

INSTALLATION LOCATION

Disconnect tag and lock out power source before attempting to install, service, relocate or perform any maintenance.

Do not lift or move unit without appropriately rated equipment. Be sure the unit is securely attached to any lifting device used.

Proper unit installation is necessary for safe use and efficient operation. Proper installation also helps protect the unit from damage and makes service easier. Always keep this manual with unit.

Never use the wood shipping skid for mounting the unit.

Select a location using Figures 7.1 and 7.2. The area should provide the operator with enough space to use the equipment in a safe manner. The area selected should be well lit, easy to clean and should be away from oil, grease, brake lathe chips, etc. Avoid areas where bystanders and customers may be present.

Machine size is approximately:

36” W x 48” D X 80”H

R980X

Fig. 7.1

These measurements are the tire changer’s working range.

Persons other than specially trained and authorized operators are expressly forbidden to enter this area.

Choose a safe location that is in compliance with

current work place safety regulations.

Failure to properly install the machine can lead to improper and unsafe operation.

Fig. 7.2

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SECTION 8

R980X ASSEMBLY

1. Remove the Tool Tray. (See Fig. 8.1)

Fig. 8.1

6. Connect the other end of the Air Inflation Hose to the

Push to Connect Fitting inside the Air Inflation Box

Assembly. (See Fig. 8.4)

Fig. 8.4

3. Using a shop crane or other lifting device, lower the

Tank/Tower onto the base and align the holes. Take care not to damage the fittings on the bottom of the Tank/

Tower.

4. Attach the Tank / Tower assembly to the base using the five bolts on the Tower Base Plate. (See Fig. 8.2)

Fig. 8.2

Swing Arm / Vertical Shaft / Duckhead Assembly

1. Lock the Vertical Shaft BEFORE lifting the Swing Arm assembly to prevent the Vertical Arm from dropping down during installation.. (See Fig. 8.5)

Fig. 8.5

5. Connect the two large Air Lines coming out of the rear of the Cabinet to the Two Barb Fittings on the under side of the Air Tank / Tower using the supplied Hose Clamps.

(See Fig. 8.3)

Fig. 8.3

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2. Attach the Swing Arm Assembly to the Vertical Tower with the large Hex Bolt, Shims (if necessary), Washer and

Lock Nut. Tighten the Bolt / Nut until the Swing Arm will not move and then back off one-half to one complete turn to allow the Swing Arm to swing freely but without any play in the assembly.

(See Fig. 8.6)

Fig. 8.6

Fig. 8.8

3. Raise the Vertical Shaft / Duckhead assembly to the highest position and lock it in place by Pushing the

Locking Handle Down.

4. Check the Socket Head Cap Screw on the Cap,

Tighten if necessary. (See Fig. 8.7)

Fig. 8.9

Fig. 8.7

5. Check the operation of the Vertical Shaft and the

Locking Handle (See Section 17, Page 32 for Lock adjustment details)

6. Check that the Duckhead Bolt and Allen Screws are tightened. (See Fig. 8.8 - 8.9)

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SECTION 9

ANCHORING

OILER ADJUSTMENT

It is not essential to anchor the machine to the floor, however, the floor must be smooth and level. When anchoring to a concrete floor use the mounting holes that are provided in the frame. Make sure the machine is solid and level and supported evenly on all anchor points. Solid shims may be used if necessary. (See Fig. 9.1)

Fig. 9.1

Failure to properly maintain proper Oil level and adjust the Oil flow may void the warranty and damage the bead breaker cylinder and other air components.

1. Check Oil Level on Oil Cup Site Glass. (See Fig. 9.3)

Fig. 9.3

AIR SOURCE

If Oil level is low refer to Section 17, Page 33 for filling instructions.

This model requires a 14 to 15 CFM air source at 165 PSI maximum pressure. The safe operating pressure range for this model is between 140 PSI and 165 PSI at the machine.

A 1/4” ID hose (or pipe) for connection to the machine is satisfactory. Sufficient air pressure assures good performance.

NOTE:

This adjustment will require two persons to perform.

2. With the Air source connected, depress the Bead

Breaker Pedal to operate the Bead Breaker.

1. Connect the Air Supply to the Air Drier / Oiler.

A proper fitting (not supplied) to match the supply line of the air supply connection is required. Use teflon tape

(not supplied) on the NPT thread of the fitting.

3. Observe the site glass and adjust the oil flow of the oiler by turning the Oiler Adjustment Knob so that 2-3 drops of oil drip through the site glass for each operation of the Bead

Breaker Pedal. (See Fig 9.4)

Fig. 9.4

This connection is located on the right side of the rear of the machine. (See Fig. 9.2)

Fig. 9.2

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NOTE:

More detailed Maintenance procedures are described in Section 17 on page 32.

SECTION 10

ELECTRICAL SOURCE

This unit requires power from a 15 amp electrical circuit.

The unit is supplied standard with a 110 Volt power cord and plug. (See Fig. 10.1)

Fig. 10.1

Refer to the serial tag of the machine for specific electrical requirements. Have a licensed electrical technician perform any necessary changes to the power source and power cord before plugging in the unit. The electrical source must have a solid connection between ground and building ground.

WARNING!

GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK.

This equipment must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock. Never connect the green power cord wire to a live terminal. This is for ground only.

DANGER!

The motor on this machine contains high voltage.

Disconnect power at the receptacle before performing any electrical repairs. Secure plug so that it cannot be accidentally plugged in during service.

WARNING!

RISK OF EXPLOSION.

This equipment has internal arcing or sparking parts which should not be exposed to flammable vapors.

This machine should not be located in a recessed area or below floor level.

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WIRING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Check the voltage, phase and proper amperage requirements for the motor shown on the motor plate.

Wiring should be performed by a certified electrician only.

2. Overheating, short circuits and fire damage will result from inadequate wiring. Wiring must be installed in accordance

with National Electric Code and local codes and standards covering electrical apparatus and wiring.

3. Be certain that adequate wire sizes are used, and that:

Service is of adequate amp rating.

The supply line has the same electrical characteristics (voltage, cycles and phase) as the motor.

The line wire is the proper size and that no other equipment is operated from the same line.

Check the voltage, phase and proper amperage requirements for the motor shown on the motor plate.

Wiring should be performed by a certified electrician only.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

YOUR MACHINE HAS A DUAL VOLTAGE MOTOR and can be run on either 110 or 220 volts.

STANDARD WIRING IS 110 VOLTS.

See below before connecting 220 volts to your machine or serious damage to the motor/electronics will result. Have a licensed electrical technician perform any necessary changes to the power source and power cord before plugging in the unit. The electrical source must have a solid connection between ground and building ground.

Confirm voltage selector switch is positioned correctly before connecting power to your machine or serious damage to the motor/electronics will result. (See Fig. 10.2)

Fig. 10.2

Refer to Page 7 Item # 21 for location of Voltage Selector Switch

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SECTION 11

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

The unit must be properly operated and maintained to help avoid accidents that could damage the unit and injure the operator or bystanders. This section of the Operating Instructions manual review basic operations and use of controls. These instructions should be reviewed with all employees before they are allowed to work with the machine. Keep these instructions near the machine for easy reference.

BEAD LOOSENING AND DEMOUNTING

3. Always loosen the bead on the narrow side of the wheels drop center first. (See Fig. 11.4 and page 19 for better description of the drop center)

4. Use extra care in positioning the bead breaker shoe on larger wheels/tires, and on alloy wheels. Make sure the shoe rests next to but not on the rim, and not on the tire sidewall.

5. Pull the bead breaker shoe away from the machine and roll the wheel into position.

6. Position the bead breaker shoe against the tire next to, but not on, the rim. Press the breaker pedal to actuate the shoe and loosen the bead. It may be necessary to loosen the bead in multiple locations around the tire.

(See Fig. 11.2)

Fig. 11.2

This machine may operate differently from machines you have previously operated.

Practice with a regular steel wheel and tire combination to familiarize yourself with the machine’s operation and function.

Remember to remove all weights from both sides of the wheel. Weights left on the back side of the wheel may cause the wheel to be clamped un-level. This may result in the combination mount/demount head contacting the rim causing scratches. On alloy wheels, always rotate the wheel one turn after setting the head to insure proper wheel chucking.

7. Turn wheel around and repeat procedure on the other side of the wheel. This should be the long side of the drop center. It will be easier to clamp the wheel to the table top if the lower bead is loosened last. (See Fig. 11.3)

Fig. 11.3

Always review nicks and scratches with owners of expensive wheel and tire combinations prior to servicing.

Review the performance wheel section of this manual prior to servicing performance tire/wheel combinations.

1. Deflate tire completely by removing the valve core from the valve stem. (See Fig. 11.1)

Fig. 11.1

8. Determine the mounting side of the wheel. The mounting side is the narrow side of the drop center. The tire is removed for clarity. (See Fig. 11.4 and page 19.)

Fig. 11.4

2. The clamps on the table top may extend beyond the table top itself. To avoid damaging the clamps and/or wheel, move the clamps to their full inward position before positioning a tire for bead loosening.

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The following instructions help identify how to properly mount wheels on the tire changer turntable. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to tire and/or wheel damage, equipment damage or failure, serious personal injury or death to operator or bystanders or damage to property.

IMPORTANT WHEEL MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS

1. It is important to understand that tires and/or tire beads do not stretch. It is nearly impossible to mount or dismount the top bead of the tire unless the top bead of the tire is positioned deep into the drop center area of the wheel.

2. Find the position of the drop center on the wheel. Clearly identify the Drop Center, Narrow Side and Wide Side flanges.

3. The tire must ALWAYS be demounted or mounted with the wheel positioned on the turntable with the Narrow

Side facing upward and the deepest part of the Drop Center facing upward.

WARNING!

- The wheel illustrated above in diagram A has little or no prominent drop center. These are not DOT approved wheel configurations. The tire or wheel - or both - can be damaged during mounting procedures causing the tire to explode under pressure, resulting in serious injury or death. If you attempt to mount/demount this type of wheel, use extreme caution.

IMPORTANT NOTE

– Most aftermarket and many OEM performance wheels are REVERSE DROP-CENTER configurations. These wheels MUST be mounted on the turntable with the hub or wheel-face POSITIONED DOWNWARD

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on the turntable and the Narrow Side and deep part of the Drop Center facing upward.

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Wheel Clamp Adjustments

9. Place the Wheel Protections pads on the Wheel Clamps if desired when clamping from the outside. (See Fig. 11.5)

Fig. 11.5

Fig. 11.8

10. Place tire/wheel assembly on Table Top with mounting side up. (See Fig. 11.6)

Fig. 11.6

12. Apply tire manufacturer’s approved rubber lubricant liberally to entire circumference of both upper and lower beads after loosening bead and placing on table top.

(See Fig. 11.9)

NOTE:

Clamp steel wheels from the inside (clamps push outward against wheel). Clamp mag and custom wheels from the outside (Clamps push inward against the outside rim edge). Refer to the

Performance Tires and Wheels section.

11. Use the Wheel Clamp Foot Pedal to move the Clamps inward (pedal down) or outward (pedal up).

(See Fig. 11.7 & 11.8)

Fig. 11.9

13. After the wheel is secured to the Turntable, pull the

Overhead Swing Arm into position, use the Large adjusting Knob to position the Mount/Demount Head

(Duckhead) directly over the edge of the rim.

(See Fig. 11.10)

Fig. 11.10

Fig. 11.7

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THE RIM AND BEAD MUST BE LIBERALLY

LUBRICATED. FAILURE TO USE AN ADEQUATE

LUBRICANT CAN LEAD TO THE BEAD BINDING ON

THE RIM AND LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR

AND OR VOID THE WARRANTY.

14. Push the Vertical Shaft down and position the Mount/

Demount Head (Duckhead) into contact with the rim edge.

(See Fig. 11.11 - 11.12)

Fig. 11.11

NOTE:

This clearance will be maintained as long as the

Vertical Shaft remains locked. The operator may swing the arm out of the way and back into place again without needing to reposition the head when changing a like set of wheels. The tool clearance may change with machine use and should be inspected often.

Failure to maintain proper clearance may result in damage to the wheel rim or tire. See page 26 for adjustment procedure.

16. Insert the smooth curved end of the tool bar over the left “duckbill” side of the Mount/Demount Head (Duckhead) and below the top bead of the tire. (Fig. 11.14)

Fig. 11.14

Fig. 11.12

15. Push up on the locking handle to lock the Vertical

Shaft into position. As the slide is locked, the Mount/

Demount Head (Duckhead) will move upward approximately 1/8 inch and backward 1/8 inch from the rim edge. The Mount/Demount head (Duckhead) roller should not be in contact with the rim edge. (See Fig. 11.13)

Fig. 11.13

The tool bar and demount head may encounter resistance or come under load at times during the mount and demount procedures. Keep one hand firmly on the tool to avoid possible tool kick back. Use the reversing feature (lift table top pedal upwards) to back out of jam ups.

For Low Profile Tires, perform Step 17 to get the upper bead into the drop center of the wheel.

17. Push the Tool Bar down away from the wheel to lower the bead into the Drop Center while lifting up on the Table

Top Pedal to rotate the turnable counter clockwise.

(See Fig. 11.15)

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Fig. 11.15

18. Push the Tool Bar down toward the wheel to lift the tire bead up and over the left “duckbill” side knob portion of the

Mount/Demount Head (Duckhead). Hold the Tool Bar in this position. (See Fig. 11.16)

Fig. 11.16

Fig. 11.19

19. Depress the Table Top Foot Pedal to rotate the wheel clockwise. (See Fig. 11.17)

Fig. 11.17

Fig. 11.20

20. Liberally lubricate the lower bead again, if there was any difficulty lubricating the lower bead earlier. (See Fig. 11.21)

Fig. 11.21

The tool bar and demount head may encounter resistance or come under load at times during the mount and demount procedures. Keep one hand firmly on the tool to avoid possible tool kick back. Use the reversing feature (lift table top pedal upwards) to back out of jam ups.

20. Hold the Tool Bar down until the upper bead is solidly above the rim. Continue rotating the wheel clockwise until the upper bead is completely demounted.

(See Fig. 11.18 - 11.20)

21. Lift and hold the tire so it is positioned with the lower bead in the drop-center portion of the wheel. If the tire is large/wide or has become stuck on the lower part of the rim, the tool bar may be used to un-stick and raise the tire.

(See Fig. 11.22)

Fig. 11.18

Fig. 11.22

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The tool bar and demount head may encounter resistance or come under load at times during the mount and demount procedures. Keep one hand firmly on the tool to avoid possible tool kick back. Use the reversing feature (lift table top pedal upwards) to back out of jam ups.

22. Insert the smooth curved end of the Tool Bar over the

Ledt “duckbill” end of Mount/ Demount Head (Duckhead) and below the lower bead of the tire. Push the tool bar down toward the wheel to lift the tire bead up and over the left “duckbill” side knob portion of the Mount/ Demount Head

(Duckhead) Hold the tool bar in this position.

(See Fig. 11.23 - 11.24)

Fig. 11.23

24. The Mount/ Demount Head (Duckhead) will guide the bead up and over the edge of the wheel. Continue rotation until the lower bead is demounted. (See Fig. 11.26 -11.28)

Fig. 11.26

Fig. 11.27

Fig. 11.24

23. Depress the Table Top Pedal to rotate the wheel.

(See Fig. 11.25)

Fig. 11.25

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Fig. 11.28

SECTION 12

CUSTOM AND SPECIAL WHEELS

If a custom wheel is damaged in dismounting, STOP, and avoid damaging the other wheels. Continue only when the cause is identified and corrected.

3. After upper bead is demounted, remove tube and demount lower bead.

NOTE:

Table top rotation can be stopped at any time by removing your foot from the rotation pedal. Normal table top rotation for demounting is clockwise.

Depress the table top pedal to rotate this direction.

To rotate the table top counterclockwise, lift the pedal up with your toe.

Alloy Wheels

Some manufacturers offer wheels with little or no drop center. These are not DOT approved. The tire or wheel - or both - can be damaged and the tire could explode under pressure, resulting in serious injury or death. If you attempt to mount/demount this type of wheel, use extreme caution.

(See Fig. 12.1)

Fig. 12.1

FOR TUBE-TYPE TIRES

With tube-type tires, demount the upper bead and remove the tube before de-mounting the lower bead.

SECTION 13

MOUNTING

This information must be read and followed carefully to prevent accidents and injuries during mounting.

European Performance Wheels (Asymmetrical Hump)

Some European wheels have very large humps except near the valve hole. On these wheels, the beads should be loosened at the valve hole on both the upper and lower sides first.

Check tire and wheel carefully before mounting. Make sure the tire bead diameter and wheel diameter match exactly. Consult the Rubber

Manufacturer’s Association for approved rim widths for tire sizes.

Some Wheels with Tire Pressure Warning Sensors

Performance wheels on some vehicles have a pressure sensor strapped to the rim opposite the valve hole or mounted on the valve stem. On these wheels, the beads should be loosened at the valve hole on both upper and lower sides first. (See Fig. 12.2)

Attempts to force a bead seat on mis-matched tires and wheels can cause the tire to violently explode, causing serious personal injury or death to operator and/or bystanders.

Fig. 12.2

DEMOUNTING TUBE TYPE TIRES

1. After both tire beads are loosened, lubricate the beads and rim liberally.

2. Position the demount head and bead lifting tool as described earlier paying careful attention not to pinch the tube. Depress the table top pedal and rotate only a short distance at a time. This allows you to stop the process should you suspect the tube is getting pinched.

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Never mount a tire and wheel handed to you by anyone without checking both tire and wheel for damage and compatibility. Be extra cautious of persons without knowledge of tire service.

Keep bystanders out of service area.

Never mount a damaged tire.

Never mount a tire on a rusty or damaged wheel.

Damaged tires and/or wheels may explode.

If you damage the tire bead during mounting,

STOP! Remove the tire and mark it as damaged. Do not mount a damaged tire.

THE RIM AND BEAD MUST BE LIBERALLY

LUBRICATED. FAILURE TO USE AN ADEQUATE

LUBRICANT CAN LEAD TO THE BEAD BINDING ON

THE RIM AND LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR

AND OR VOID THE WARRANTY.

1. Inspect the wheel closely for damage. Clean the wheel and remove any light corrosion or rubber residue. Do not attempt to service heavily corroded wheels. (See Fig. 13.1)

Fig. 13.1

4. Place tire over wheel and move Tower and Mount/

Demount Head (Duckhead) into position as described earlier. Position tire so that the lower bead is above the left side of the Mount/ Demount Head (Duckhead) and below the right front knob. (See Fig. 13.4)

Fig. 13.4

2. Inspect tire for damage, paying close attention to the beads. Verify size match between tire and wheel.

(See Fig. 13.2)

Fig. 13.2

5. Manually force the tire down into the drop center of the wheel directly across from the Mount/ Demount Head

(Duckhead) to reduce the tensional force on the bead.

Depress the Table Top Pedal and rotate the wheel to mount the lower bead. Rotate the Table Top until the lower bead is fully mounted. (See Fig. 13.5 - 13.6)

Fig. 13.5

3. Lubricate both tire beads liberally with tire manufacturer’s approved lubricant. (See Fig. 13.3)

Fig. 13.3

Fig. 13.6

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6. For the top bead, rotate the Table Top until the valve stem is directly across from the Mount/ Demount Head

(Duckhead) Lift the upper bead above the left side of the

Mount/ Demount Head (Duckhead) and below the left knob.

(See Fig. 13.7 - 13.8)

Do not force the tire onto the rim.

Bead damage could result making the tire unsafe and/or creating the risk of injury.

9. Stand firmly in place and be prepared to hold the Tool Bar down as the tire/ Turntable rotates. Depress the Table Top

Pedal and rotate the tire until the bead is mounted.

(See Fig. 13.10 - 13.13)

Fig. 13.10

Fig. 13.7

Fig. 13.11

Fig. 13.8

The tool bar and demount head may encounter resistance or come under load at times during the mount and demount procedures. Keep one hand firmly on the tool to avoid possible tool kick back. Use the reversing feature (lift table top pedal upwards) to back out of jam ups.

8. With the Tool Bar, press down on the tire to hold the upper bead in the drop center. (See Fig. 13.9)

Fig. 13.12

Fig. 13.13

Fig. 13.9

Note: Low Profile Tires may require a second Tool Bar.

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SECTION 14

MOUNTING TUBE TYPE TIRES

1. Lubricate the beads and rim liberally.

2. Position the Mount/ Demount Head (Duckhead) and bead lifting tool as described earlier. Mount the bottom bead first.

3. Round out the tube with a small amount of air. Avoid pinching or forcing the tube. Apply rubber lubricant to the tube.

4. Insert the tube into the tire paying careful attention not to pinch the tube.

5. Depress the Table Top Pedal and rotate only a short distance at a time. This allows you to stop the process should you suspect the tube is getting pinched.

6. Mount the top bead.

SECTION 15

INFLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Tire inflation is performed in four steps: Restraint, Bead

Seal, Bead Seat, and Inflation. Read the explanation of each step and understand them thoroughly before proceeding.

INFLATION PEDAL OPERATION

The three-position Inflation Pedal located at the center of the left side of the machine serves three different functions. It checks air pressure in the tire; controls the flow of air through the Inflation Hose; and operates the

“Jet-Blast” bead sealing nozzles. (See Fig. 15.1 & 15.2)

Check inflation gauge for proper operation. Accurate pressure readings are important to safe tire inflation.

Refer to the Operating Maintenance section of this manual for instructions. If the rim has been clamped from the outside for tire mounting, release the clamps once bead seal is obtained, lift the tire, and move the clamps to the center of the table top.

Fig. 15.1

Tire failure under pressure is hazardous. This tire changer is not intended to be a safety device to contain exploding tires, tubes, wheels, or bead sealing equipment. Inspect tire and wheel carefully for match, wear, or defects before mounting. Always use approved tire bead lubricant during mounting and inflation. The Inflation Pedal, located at the center of the left side of the machine, controls the flow of air through the Inflation Hose.

Fig. 15.2

Position One - Tire Pressure – With the Inflation Hose attached to the tire valve and the pedal in this position, the air gauge will register the air pressure in the tire.

Whenever your foot is removed from the pedal, it will return to this position. (See Fig. 15.3)

The clip-on air chuck on the end of the Inflation

Hose and all inflation related components should be checked weekly for proper operation. DO NOT USE this machine for tire inflation if any parts are damaged or appear not in proper working order.

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Fig. 15.3

Position Two - Tire Inflation – This is the first activated position. With the Inflation Hose attached to the tire valve and the pedal in this position, line pressure is allowed to flow through the valve and into the tire for inflation. Tire pressure is not indicated on the gauge in this position. (See Fig. 15.4)

SECTION 16

TIRE INFLATION

Fig. 15.4

Check the function of the pressure limiter regularly. Maintain it according to the instructions provided in this manual for safe and proper operation. Do not tamper with or attempt to adjust the pressure limiter. Tires requiring inflation beyond

60 PSI should only be inflated in a safety cage.

Position Three - Bead Sealing – This is the second (pressed all the way down) activated position. With the Inflation Hose attached to the tire valve and the pedal in this position, line pressure is allowed to flow through the valve and to the

“Jet-Blast” nozzles on the table top for bead sealing.

(See Fig. 15.5)

The unit is equipped with a Pressure Limiter/Regulator to assist the operator with proper tire inflation. The Pressure

Limiter will keep most car and light truck tires from inflating beyond 60 PSI (smaller tires may reach higher pressures). It is the operators responsibility to follow all instructions and to control inflation pressure as specified in these instructions. (See Fig. 16.1)

Fig. 16.1

Fig. 15.5

Do not use the “Jet-Blast” bead sealing nozzles without a tire and wheel positioned on the table top. Dirt and debris could be blown into the air with enough force to injure the operator or bystanders.

Do not use this position to inflate a tire.

STAGES OF INFLATION

Review the following descriptions and diagrams carefully.

Refer to them as necessary during, bead sealing, bead seating, and inflation to verify that you are proceeding properly and safely.

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This machine is not intended to be a restraining devise for exploding tires, tubes, or rims.

KEEP HANDS AND BODY CLEAR at all times and as far back as possible during inflation.

DO NOT lean over the tire while inflating.

An exploding tire, rim or other wheel component can cause death to operator and/or bystander.

REMAIN CLEAR AT ALL TIMES.

STAGE ONE / BEAD SEALING

1. Position valve stem in front of operator and connect the Inflation Hose. (See Fig. 16.2)

Fig. 16.2

Fig. 16.5

2. Hold tire up against upper edge of the wheel. Be sure tires top bead is over the bottom of the valve stem.

(See Fig. 16.3)

Fig. 16.3

4. Release the Inflation Pedal and allow it to return to position one. Verify that both beads are completely sealed to the wheel. Repeat these steps if beads have not sealed. It may be necessary to wait a few seconds for the air storage tank to recover before attempting again. If tire and wheel are properly lubricated and operator cannot achieve bead seal after a few attempts, the valve core may be removed from the valve stem to allow more air flow into the tire to assist with bead seal. After bead seal is achieved, remove the chuck and reinstall the valve core.

3. Depress Inflation Pedal to position two and hold about one second to begin air flow through tire valve, then depress pedal to position three and hold briefly – less than 1 full second. The blast of air from the jets will expand tire and seal the beads. (See Fig. 16.4 - 16.5)

Fig. 16.4

Operator should keep hands, arms, and entire body away from the tire during the following bead seat and inflation procedures. Do not stand over tire, as personal injury could result. from inflating tire.

Avoid distraction during inflation. Check tire pressure frequently to avoid over inflation.

Excessive pressure can cause tires to explode, causing serious injury or death to operator or bystander.

STAGE TWO / BEAD SEATING

Bead seating usually occurs on the long tapered side of the wheel first and the shorter side last. Bead seating will usually require at least 7 PSI in the tire. 40 PSI is the maximum safe pressure at this stage regardless of tire operating pressure. Most European import cars and many aftermarket alloy wheels are very tight and can be difficult to bead seat. Also note that asymmetrical hump and run-flat tires are extremely difficult to bead seat. Follow tire manufacturer’s recommended procedure for bead seating.

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KEEP HANDS AND FINGERS CLEAR.

KEEP ENTIRE BODY AWAY FROM THE TIRE

1. Once tire pressure is indicated on the air gauge (Inflation

Pedal in position one; foot removed from pedal), continue to inject air into the tire in short intervals. Check the pressure frequently. Stand back during bead seat. Keep hands, arms, and entire body away from tire during this procedure. Tire beads should move outward and “pop” into their bead seat position as pressure inside the tire increases. If this does not happen, a problem exists. Investigate carefully.

(See Fig. 16.6)

Fig. 16.6

NEVER increase air pressure to exceed 40 PSI when attempting Bead Seat. If operator is unable to obtain Bead Seat, something is wrong. Deflate tire completely, inspect tire and wheel, correct any problems found, re-lubricate both tire beads, and reattempt Bead Seal and Seat procedures. Follow and follow all safety instructions in this manual and on machine.

2. Release air pressure from the tire by pressing the Manual

Release Valve Button. NOTE: The Inflation Hose must be attached to the valve stem during this procedure.

(See Fig. 16.7)

Fig. 16.7

STAGE THREE / TIRE INFLATION

Check tire pressure frequently. Never exceed

40 PSI while seating beads. Once seated, never exceed tire manufacturer’s recommended air pressure. Tires can explode, especially if they are inflated beyond their limits. At all pressure levels when inflating through the valve stem, keep hands, arms, and entire body away from inflating tire.

An exploding tire, wheel, or bead sealing equipment may propel upward and outward with sufficient force to cause serious injury or death to operator or bystander.

MIS-MATCHED TIRES AND WHEELS

Never attempt to mount and inflate mis-matched tires and wheels. Mis-matched tire and wheel combinations can explode, causing personal injury or death to operator and bystanders. For safety, do not attempt to mount and inflate mis-matched tires and wheels.

THE INFLATION PRESSURE LIMITER IS

PRE-SET AT THE FACTORY AND SHOULD NEED

NO ADJUSTMENT. ADJUST ONLY IF PRESSURE

EXCEEDS 60 PSI. Operating a tire changer with a defective, improperly adjusted, or by-passed pressure limiter could result in a tire explosion with severe injury or death to the operator or bystanders. Always be sure that the pressure limiter is operating properly on the machine at all times. Pressure limiter is set at

60 PSI. Any required inflation above 60 PSI should be performed in an inflation chamber/safety cage.

A tire explosion may cause personal injury or death to operator or bystanders.

Fig. 16.8

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1. Make sure both beads are seated. When both beads are seated, the tire is ready for inflation.

2. Replace the valve core if it was removed.

IMPORTANT!

When inflating tires that require more than 60 PSI, always use a safety cage and air hose with a clip-on air chuck and in-line valve. The hose must have enough length between the chuck and the operation/in-line valve to allow the operator to stand outside the trajectory.

Before making any inspection, adjustment, or repair, disconnect the power source and or air supply and block out all moving parts to prevent injury.

Keep the machine and the immediate work area clean. Do not use compressed air to remove dirt and debris from the machine. Foreign material may be propelled into the air and into operator or bystander causing personal injury.

Wear protective clothing and use eye protection when making any adjustments or repairs to the machine.

3. Depress the Inflation Pedal to position two to inflate the tire. DO NOT STAND OVER TIRE DURING INFLATION.

4. Do not inflate the tire above the manufacturer’s recommended pressure as stamped on the tire sidewall.

The typical inflation pressure for automobile tires is between

24 and 45 PSI. Light truck inflation pressure typically covers a wider range. Release air pressure from the tire by pressing the manual release valve button.

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SECTION 17

MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Read and follow all the maintenance instructions provided in this manual to keep the machine in good operating condition. Regular inspections and proper maintenance are essential to preventing accidents and injuries. These instructions will help you service the unit. Instructions are for a person with some mechanical ability and training. No attempt has been made to describe all basic steps like how to loosen or tighten fasteners. Basic procedures such as cycling systems and checking operation of the equipment are not fully described since they are described in this manual. Do not attempt to perform work beyond your ability or at which you have no experience. If you need assistance, call an authorized service center or contact the factory.

DAILY

Check the tire pressure gauge function daily, and check the accuracy monthly. Use a pressurized tire and a high quality stick-type pressure gauge. If necessary, adjust the dial of the machine gauge. If the gauge is defective, replace it immediately.

Make sure all fasteners are securely tightened and all guards and covers are in place.

Check for worn, damaged or missing parts including grips and protective covers. Replace them before allowing the unit to be used.

On a daily basis, inspect the unit and check to be certain that all systems are operating normally. Follow detailed inspection and testing procedures as specified for various components at regular intervals.

MONTHLY

Lubricate the arm Pivot Pin. (See Fig. 17.1)

Fig. 17.1

Check adjustment of the mount/demount head monthly.

Check the condition and adjustment of the turntable drive belt.

Check function of the Inflation Hose pressure limiter/ regulator monthly. The pressure regulator should never

be adjusted to exceed 60 PSI.

The table top, clamps, steel mount/demount head, and other working surfaces should be cleaned with a vaporizing solvent every month.

Lubricate the Inflation/ Jet Blast Valve. (Page 35 )

Replace any damaged or missing safety decal’s. They are available from the factory.

Mount/Demount Tool Head Adjustment

To adjust tool head lift, adjust locking nut up or down until lift clearance is 1/8” to 3/16”. Recheck clearance.

(See Fig. 17.2)

Fig. 17.2

Mount/Demount Head Cleaning

Clean dirt and debris from the mount/demount tool roller with small screw driver or pick. Lubricate with light penetrating oil. (See Fig. 17.3)

Fig. 17.3

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Air Drier /Oiler Maintenance

Check oil and water levels regularly, and perform these maintenance items weekly:

IMPORTANT!

Failure to maintain the Water Separator/ Air Oil regulator in proper condition may void warranty.

Drain water out of the system regularly

and keep the Oil reservoir filled.

Observe the sight glass on the water separator/filter unit. (See Fig. 17.4)

Fig. 17.4

Fig. 17.6

Add oil to the lubricator if the fluid level is below the middle of the sight glass. Unscrew the Fill Cap, Add SAE

10W non-detergent oil or an air tool oil if necessary.

(See Fig. 17.7)

Fig. 17.7

If water is observed, drain by pressing up on the drain plug at the bottom of the reservoir. (See Fig. 17.5)

NOTE:

This adjustment will require two persons to perform.

1. With the Air source connected, depress the Bead

Breaker Pedal to operate the Bead Breaker.

2. Observe the site glass and adjust the oil flow of the oiler by turning the Oiler Adjustment Knob so that 2-3 drops of oil drip through the site glass for each operation of the Bead Breaker Pedal. (See Fig 17.8)

Fig. 17.5

Disconnect air supply to machine. (See Fig. 17.6)

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Fig. 17.8

(Either reservoir may be removed for cleaning by turning the reservoir counter-clockwise and pulling down.)

3. Reconnect the air supply when service/adjustments are complete.

Fig. 17.10

THE PRESSURE LIMITER IS PRE-SET AT THE

FACTORY AND SHOULD NEED NO ADJUSTMENT.

ADJUST ONLY IF PRESSURE EXCEEDS 60 PSI.

Operating a tire changer with a defective, improperly adjusted, or by-passed pressure limiter could result in a tire explosion with severe injury or death to the operator or bystanders. Always be sure that the pressure limiter is operating properly on the machine at all times. Pressure limiter is set at 60 PSI.

Any required inflation above 60 PSI should be performed in an inflation chamber/safety cage.

A tire explosion may cause personal injury or death to operator or bystanders.

Inflation Pedal Pressure Limiter Maintenance

The Inflation Pedal pressure limiter helps prevent inflation of standard size or larger tires or tubes beyond 60 PSI to minimize risk of explosion. This device is for the safety of the operator and bystanders. Proper operation of the pressure limiter is essential to safe operation of the machine. (See Fig. 17.9)

Fig. 17.9

3. Depress Inflation Pedal to position one to start air flow through the hose and into the tank. Maintain a steady pressure for constant flow.

4. Watch the rising pressure on the tank gauge and the gauge on the machine. As tank pressure reaches 60 PSI, the pressure limiter should stop the air flow automatically. Both gauges should read 60 PSI ± 5 PSI.

5. If the pressure exceeds 60 PSI, adjust the knob on the regulator by lifting the locking cover and turning

COUNTERCLOCKWISE. After adjustment is made, secure cover in the locked position.

6. Repeat steps 1-6. Re-adjust if necessary.

7. After pressure limit has been set, check the manual release valve function by pressing the button and releasing pressure from the tank until it reaches 50 PSI.

Release air inside tank and disconnect Inflation Hose.

(See Fig. 17.11)

Check operation of the pressure limiter as follows at least once a month:

1. Remove tires and/or wheels from the machine.

2. Connect the Inflation Hose to an empty service tank with a pressure gauge (the gauge should read 0). Use a certified tank with at least 250 PSI pressure rating. (See

Fig. 17.10)

Fig. 17.11

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Turntable Drive Belt Inspection / Adjustment.

Inflation / Bead Blast Valve Lubrication

DANGER! The motor on this machine contains high voltage. Disconnect power at the receptacle before performing any electrical repairs. Secure plug so that it cannot be accidentally plugged in during service.

1. Remove the Side Panel. (See Fig. 17.12)

Fig. 17.12

DANGER! The motor on this machine contains high voltage. Disconnect power at the receptacle before performing any electrical repairs. Secure plug so that it cannot be accidentally plugged in during service.

1. Remove the Side Panel. (See Fig. 17.12)

2. Disconnect Air Supply to machine. (See Fig. 17.15)

2. Loosen the four Motor mounting bolts and nuts.

(See Fig. 17.13)

Fig. 17.13

Fig. 17.15

3. Disconnect the Air Line going to the middle port on the

Inflation / Bead Blast Pedal. Place 1/2 oz SAE 10W non-detergent oil or an air tool oil into the open port.

(See Fig. 17.16)

3. Inspect the Drive Belt for cracking and wear and replace as necessary. Adjust the Belt deflection to

3/8” - 1/2”. (See Fig. 17.14)

Fig. 17.16

4. Operate the Inflation Pedal six times to work the oil into the Valve. (See Fig. 17.17)

Fig. 17.17

Fig. 17.14

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5. Reconnect the Air Line and Air Supply when service/adjustments are complete.

Transmission Inspection / Lubrication

DANGER! The motor on this machine contains high voltage. Disconnect power at the receptacle before performing any electrical / repairs. Secure plug so that it cannot be accidentally plugged in during service.

1. Rotate the Turntable so that the Transmission fill plug is visible. (See Fig. 17.8)

Fig. 17.18

2. Remove the Fill plug.

3. Put a flexible wire into the Transmission Oil Fill Hole until the wire hits the bottom of the well. (See Fig. 17.19)

Fig. 17.19

4. Remove the wire and check the level of the

Transmission fluid. The oil level should be no more than

1” ( 25 mm) high on the wire.

NOTE:

Filling Oil Level higher will result in leakage of the transmission seals.

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RECORD ALL MAINTENANCE NOTES

AND SERVICE HISTORY HERE

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R980X Main Assembly

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Item # Description

1 M12 X 30 Bolt

Turntable Washer

Turntable

Jaw Clamp

Jaw Clamp Support

Jaw Clamp Cylinder Bracket

M12 Snap Ring

M12 Washer

M12 Lock Washer

M12 X 35 Bolt

M12 X 80 Bolt

Jaw Clamp Linkage

Square Turntable

Spacer

Slide Block

Jaw Clamp Cylinder Assembly

Rotary Joint Block

10 Nut

M10 X 150 Bolt

Transmission Assembly

Belt A-920

Transmission Pulley

Motor Pulley

Motor Mounting Bracket

Electric Motor

Foot Pedal Assembly Cover

M10 X 16 Bolt

Foot Pedal Assembly

Body

M8 X 12 Bolt

Infl ation Foot Pedal Assembly

M8 X 12 Bolt

Jet Blast Dump Valve Assy

Jet Blast Dump Valve Assy Bracket

M8 X 20 Bolt

M6 X 35 Bolt

M6 Nut

Clamp Ring

M10 Nut

M10 X 30 Bolt

M8 X 20 Bolt

M8 X 12 Bolt

M6 X 16 Bolt

Pry Bar

Small Wheel Support Pad

M8 X 20 Bolt

1

1

2

2

1

2

4

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

6

1

4

2

8

2

1

4

4

4

2

2

1

4

4

2

4

1

1

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4

4

4

8

8

39

77

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79

80

81

82

71

72

73

74

75

76

65

66

67

68

69

70

59

60

61

62

63

64

89

90

91

92

83

84

85

86

87

88

54

55

56

57

58

50

51

52

53

Item # Description

47 M16 X 120 Bolt

48

49

M16 Nut

Bead Breaker Blade

M16 Nut

Bead Breaker Return Spring

Bead Breaker Blade Mounting Bracket

M16 Nut

M18 X 98 Bolt

Bead Breaker Arm Pivot Pin

Bead Breaker Swing Arm

Bead Breaker Pivot Pin

38 Snap Ring

M6 X 16 Bolt

Air Dryer/Oil Regulator Mounting Bracket

M16 X 136 Bolt

Air Dryer/Oil Regulator

Air Pressure Gauge

Plastic Tool Tray

M8 Washer

M8 X 20 Bolt

M10 X 35 Bolt

Air Tank

Vertical Arm Angle Adjustment Screw

Air Pressure Blow Off Valve

M18 X 190 Bolt

Air Defl ator Valve

Tire Infl ation Pressure Gauge

Vertical Arm Assembly

M18 Nut

M10 X 50 Bolt

M10 Lock Washer

M10 Washer

M24 Nut

Spacer

M6 X 12 Bolt

Bead Breaker Cylinder Mounting Pin

Bead Breaker Cylinder

Side Panel

M10 X 16 Bolt

M5 Nut

M5 X 10 Bolt

Infl ation Foot Pedal Assembly Cover

M5 Washer

M5 X 10 Bolt

Soap Bottle

Soap Bottle Bracket

1

1

2

2

5

5

1

1

1

3

1

1

2

1

1

1

4

4

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

2

6

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Qty.

1

1

1

2

1

1

R980X Foot Pedal Assembly

Item # Description

1

Pedal Support Weldment

2

3

Switch Support

Pedal Shaft

4

5

6

Cam

Turntable Directional Switch

Turntable Directional Switch Cam

7

8

Foot Pedal Valve

Valve Linkage

9

Torsion Spring Bracket

10

Foot Pedal

11

Foot Pedal Return Spring

12

Torsion Spring

13

Cam Linkage

2

1

1

1

3

2

2

Qty.

1

1

1

1

1

1

Item # Description

14

M6 Nut

15

M6 X 16 Bolt

16

Bushing

17

Snap Ring

18

Spacer

19

Spacer

20

Directional Switch Linkage

21

M4 Washer

22

M4 X 10 Bolt

23

M8 Nut

24

M6 X 20 Bolt

25

M6 X 30 Bolt

1

2

1

1

8

3

Qty.

9

6

6

2

1

1

40

R980X Vertical Arm Assembly

Item # Description

1 M12 Bolt

2

3

M12 Nut

Vertical Shaft

11

12

13

14

15

4

7

Horizontal Swing Arm

Rubber Pad

Locking Plate

Coupling Nut

Lock Handle

Vertical Shaft Spring

Vertical Shaft Cap

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Qty.

1

1

1

Item # Description

17 M10 X 45 Bolt

18

19

Lock Handle Grip

M8 X 20 Bolt

20

21

22

23

24

25

Duckhead

Washer

M10 X 20 Bolt

M10 x 16 Set Screw

M10 x 10 Set Screw

Rubber Bushing

1

2

2

1

1

1

Qty.

1

1

1

41

R980X Infl ation Pedal Assembly

Item # Description

1 Foot Pedal Valve

2

3

Return Spring

Spring Pin 3.2 X 20

6

7

4

5

Infl ation Foot Pedal Bracket

Retaining Washer

Valve Linkage

Pedal Shaft

1

1

1

1

Qty.

1

1

1

Item # Description

8 M12 Snap Ring

9

10

Return Spring

M6 Nut

11

12

13

14

Foot Pedal

Pressure Regulator

M6 X 20 Bolt

M8 Nut

2

1

1

1

Qty.

2

1

2

42

TIRE AND WHEEL DATA

43

For Parts Or Service

Contact:

BendPak Inc. / Ranger Products

1645 Lemonwood Dr.

Santa Paula, CA. 93060

Tel: 1-805-933-9970

Toll Free: 1-800-253-2363

Fax: 1-805-933-9160

www.bendpak.com

www.rangerproducts.com

PN# 5900157

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