Dare To Compare: Atlas® Vs. Ranger®




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Dare to compare...

Take the DTC challenge from Greg Smith Equipment...

Thinking about buying a Ranger® wheel clamp tire changer?
Take the Atlas/Ranger® dare to compare challenge.

Greg Smith Equipment believes that our Atlas wheel service equipment offers a much better value than the Ranger® wheel service equipment sold by Bend-Pak® distributors.

One of the main advantages of buying your Atlas wheel service equipment from Greg Smith Equipment is the availability of parts, accessories, and product. All Greg Smith Equipment locations stock products and carry parts and accessories for your Atlas wheel service equipment. Most Bend-Pak® and Ranger® distributors do not stock any Bend-Pak® or Ranger® equipment. (Except for Garage Service Equipment...whose owner is related to the owner of Bend-Pak®). Most Bend-Pak® and Ranger® products are sold at about the same price throughout the USA. Bend-Pak® and Ranger® products are supposed to be "fair-traded" by their numerous distributors. What would encourage you to buy a Ranger® wheel service product from one Bend-Pak® distributor over another Bend-Pak® distributor? It can't be the price difference or from where the Bend-Pak® equipment is shipped. Almost all Bend-Pak® and Ranger® products are shipped from the Bend-Pak® warehouse in California. Very few (if any, Bend-Pak® or Ranger® distributors) have products on display or products in stock at their business addresses. These Bend-Pak® and Ranger® distributors cannot really even negotiate prices lower than those prices established and approved by Bend-Pak®.

Greg Smith Equipment is very familiar with the Chinese factory that produces the majority of Ranger® wheel service equipment. This Chinese manufacturer produces wheel service equipment for other distributors in the USA. Greg Smith Equipment does not buy from the same factory as Ranger® or Bend-Pak®. Greg Smith Equipment is fortunate to have an exclusive North and South American agreement with the premier wheel service manufacturer in Asia.

All prices and specifications for the Ranger® and Bend-Pak® equipment were copied from the websites of various Bend-Pak® and Ranger® distributors located throughout the USA.
Other wheel service product specifications were taken from the Bend-Pak® website.

Atlas TC221 and Ranger® R-710
Let's compare the Atlas TC221 wheel clamp tire changer to the Ranger® R-710 tire changer. The Atlas TC221 wheel clamp tire changer will accommodate much larger tires and wheels than the Ranger® R-710 and the Atlas TC221 costs less to buy.

Check out the "inside" photos of the Atlas TC221 tire changer and compare the quality of component parts to those parts used in a Ranger® R-710 tire changer.

Atlas TC289 and Ranger® 980X
Let's compare the Atlas TC289 wheel clamp tire changer to the Ranger® 980X rim clamp tire changer. The Atlas TC289 offers a much larger jaw clamping range and a larger (adjustable) bead breaker range. The Atlas TC289 wheel clamp tire changer is less expensive and has better quality component parts than the Ranger® 980X.

Check out the "inside" photos of the Atlas TC289 wheel clamp tire changer and compare them to the "inside" photos of the Ranger® 980X wheel clamp tire changer.

When you "Dare to Compare"...you will find that the Atlas TC289 offers superior wheel clamping capabilities at a lower price and is manufactured with a higher level of quality component parts than the Ranger® 980X wheel clamp tire changer.

Atlas TC289LH and Ranger® 950AT
The Atlas TC289LH wheel clamp tire changer with the LH assist arm is a better value than the Ranger® 950AT. The Atlas TC289LH has a clamping range that is 7 inches larger than the jaw clamping range on the Ranger® 950 AT. The clamping jaws are adjustable on all the 200 and 700 series Atlas tire changers. The adjustable bead breaker shoe on the Atlas TC289LH tire changer will allow the operator to change a much wider wheel (up to 18") as compared to the 14" capacity of the Ranger® 950AT.

Check out the "inside" photos and specifications of the Atlas TC289LH and compare them to the "inside" photos of the Ranger® 950 AT wheel clamp tire changer.

Atlas TC289DAA and Ranger® R 26 EX
The Atlas TC289DAA wheel clamp tire changer costs about one-half of a Ranger® R 26 X wheel clamp tire changer. The Atlas TC289DAA gives the operator more wheel clamping capabilities (the jaws go our further) and the adjustable bead breaker opens to over 18 inches. Check out the prices and specifications of both tire changers and you will quickly see how the Atlas wheel clamp tire changer gives you much more features for your hard earned money.

Check out the "inside" photos and the specifications of the Atlas TC289DAA and compare them to the "inside" photos of the Ranger® R 26 X wheel clamp tire changer.

Atlas TC 301 Truck Tire Changer and Ranger® R-2600 HD Super-Duty Truck Tire Changer
The Atlas TC301 truck tire changer costs less and offers more features than the Ranger® R-2600 truck tire changer. The Atlas TC301 tire changer comes complete with extra tire tools, bead hook remover, and aluminum jaw protectors ($360 value). The Atlas TC301 truck tire changer was designed and engineered by one of the most prestigious Italian manufacturers of wheel service equipment. This Italian manufacturer is the supplier of the Coats® CHD-9041 truck tire changer and the Coats® CHD-6330 truck tire changer. Notice the similarities of the Atlas TC301 truck tire changer and the Atlas 303 truck tire changer as compared to the Coats® truck tire changers listed above.

Ranger® is a registered trademark of BendPak, Inc.