Ranger Drive-Check technology makes it easier to automatically measure rotational imbalances. The Drive-Check program activates a driving simulation during all balancing modes, measuring imbalances through simulated real-world road conditions. This means our wheel balancer technology prepares operators to perfectly balance the tire and wheel assembly with absolute confidence that the wheel balancer will get it right the first time.
Highly precise digital sensor technology
Our Digital Sensor Technology is the “DST” in DST642D, and it’s crucial to our wheel balancer engineering. The 64-bit, single-bit chip tech makes for speedier and more accurate balances. This permits operators to use a variety of balance and weight placement techniques for OEM and aftermarket tire/wheel configurations.
By using a single 64-bit chip, the DST642D wheel balancer ensures a more stable balance, and processing speeds are significantly improved. With less hardware involved, there’s less maintenance to worry about over time. The dedicated hyper-transport protocol lets data “talk” with the micro-processor with much less delay, meaning less power is consumed. The internal components of the wheel balancer run at lower temperatures, further extending the life of the unit and improving performance.
Multi-directional quartz piezoelectric load sensors
Dual-component piezoelectric quartz load sensors combine with a single digital rotation encoder to record longitudinal, transversal and shear effects for multi-directional force unbalance detection. These sensors are extremely precise for greater stability, as well as reduced wheel balancer fatigue. The high-rigidity quartz crystal sensors mean higher frequency (aka faster, more accurate) detection for all tire/wheel assembly measurements.
Automatic wheel data entry
Our simple, easy-to-use inner data set arm allows you to quickly and automatically enter offset distance of the wheel assembly. The wheel width and diameter measurements can be manually taken and entered in seconds.
Durable soft-touch keys complete a user-friendly display panel that features tire and wheel graphics for faster entry of wheel data. The step-by-step interface takes minimal training to master, as the wheel balancer has big, bright icons that indicate each balancing function. Additionally, when any wheel is rolled top-dead-center, the LED display will light up and an alarm will sound. Hidden or behind-the-spoke weight placement techniques are assisted by tiered weight placement indicators.
Inner wheel target lighting
The wheel balancer features a long-lasting LED inner wheel target light, which lights up the interior of the rim and identifies the best place to place weights. The light automatically activates when the wheel restraint pedal is engaged.
Multi-directional, anti-glare control panel
A fully adjustable control panel minimizes sunlight glare and makes all wheel balancer operations (and ultimately your shop) more productive. The display can be moved in all directions to compensate for sunlight, overhead light fixture glare or user height/preference. Light diffuses off the screen to make readouts more visible—no more painful glare!
Quick and precise setup
Several center cones, a rear-mounted spring and a non-marring “Quick-Nut” bell adapter assist in all wheel mounting procedures. They also protect wheels against costly scratches, dings and other damages.
Automatic weight optimization
The DST642D automatically detects the minimum amount of weight needed to achieve an optimum balance, so you’re never “chasing” weights, wasting time and money. The increased accuracy and efficiency of weight placement readouts make this wheel balancer worth every penny.
Tape weight feeder
Ranger’s Quick-Peel™ adhesive sits conveniently in a side shelf and features an easy-to-use open-top design for fast access. Bulk rolls are available for restocking at any time.
Standard accessories and mounting cone package
The DST642D tooling package now comes with a medium-duty truck cone, in addition to the standard car and light truck cones. The four-piece cone set includes the following sizes: 1.75”-2.75”, 2.75”-3.50”, 3.50”-4.25” and 4.25” – 5.12”. Other standard accessories include wheel caliper, weight hammer, rear mounting spring, Quick-Nut, Quick-Nut bell adapter and specialty calibration weight.
Wheel weight starter kit
With the purchase of your new DST642D wheel balancer, we throw in two bulk rolls of 100 silver and 100 black adhesive tape weights. We also include a starter box of mixed clip-on steel weights.
Flange plate kit
Precision balancing requires a flange plate kit, and this completely adjustable, multi-position design features centering pin adapters that fit almost all vehicles, foreign and domestic. The pin adapters also fit light truck lug-bolt patterns. Lug-bolt adapters are better for wheel balancing than using the cone by itself, and your customers will feel the difference when they drive. Flange plat kit includes a measuring caliper.