Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 Mark III: Random Orbital Polisher
Built to handle almost any detailing situation, the LHR 15 Mark III is the ultimate choice for detailing professionals who seek a balance of power and maneuverability. The ergonomic design allows for precise paint correction with complete comfort, including curved surfaces. The powerful motor delivers peak performance in the optimal OPM range and ideal performance through the entire speed range with the addition of a progressive trigger and retuned speed control.
Designed as the true “Detailers BigFoot” the LHR15 Mark III polisher balances performance, maneuverability, capability, and the signature ergonomic performance of the RUPES BigFoot family of random orbital polishers. While the orbit of 15mm is smaller than the flagship LHR21 tool by 6mm the LHR15 Mark III compensates with a higher top speed and coupled with the 125mm/5″ backing plate allows the tool to take on more complex or intricate curves and contours found in today’s modern car designs.
Improving upon the previous generation LHR15, the LHR15 Mark III adds ergonomic rubber grips for improved operator feel, progressive trigger, a more refined chassis with even better balance, dual tool support rests to keep the polisher upright when on a cart or table, a retuned electronics module for improved performance, and a 30ft cord standard. The MarkIII continues to boast the most efficient design in the category only consuming a max of 500watts of input which means the LHR15 Mark III delivers incredible amounts of torque and power to the surface without any additional vibration, tool generated heat, or other side effects that lead to operator fatigue common with lower quality tools.
If you’re looking for the best all around random orbital polisher for detailing purposes look no further than the LHR15 Mark III.
RANDOM ORBITAL: the backing plate follows an orbit (the amplitude of which depends on the distance between the rotation axis of the drive shaft and the central axis of the backing plate) and is free to rotate about its own central axis. The backing plate is free to rotate at varying velocities and directions by effect of the centrifugal force of the offset movement and by effect of friction. Should the friction forces be such as to prevent rotation of the disc while the tool is still operating, the random orbital movement would simply become an orbital movement. The number of disc rotations is variable and independent of the number of orbits performed. The random orbital movement is at present the best compromise in terms of effectiveness and surface treatment quality.
The rubberized front grip of the MarkIII offers exceptional comfort for the operator while providing a non-slip surface for control. The improved rear handle also integrates rubberized surfaces for improved feel. Two strategically placed, non-marking, tool rests provide stability when the tool is not in use as well as additional protection against unintended impact. The continued refinement of the BigFoot random orbital platform in MarkIII reinforce its best in class reputation, making the best even better.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL DIAL
The new electronic speed control dial allows for easy adjustment of the top speed of the polisher without requiring the operator to move his hands. The larger dial is easily adjusted with a move of the thumb. High visibility numbers and a more positive feedback from the movement of the dial make speed changes feel more deliberate, allowing operators to select the ideal speed for the task without any interuption to the polishing process.
9 METERS ELECTRICAL CORD
The new Heavy Duty extra long 9mt cord is gauged to deliver maximum power to the polisher for safe, efficient operation. The longer cord save you time, steps and hassles since the user doesn’t have to use additional extension cords when polishing around a car.
Adding an additional layer of control is the new progressive trigger. Acting as a throttle to control speeds within the dial range, the progressive trigger allows the operator to make subtle adjustments for precise control without interruption of the process or need to reposition the grip to access the speed dial.
Attention to detail is something more than just attractive design. Every detail, such as the rubber support positioned on the body of the machine to keep it stable during the non-working stages, is the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.
Ø Backing Plate – 125mm / 5"
Ø Orbit Diameter – 15mm
Power Consumption – 500
O.P.M. – 3000- 5200
Weight – 2.6kg/5.73lbs
Variable Speed Control – Yes
Variable Speed Trigger – Yes
Spindle Thread – M8-F
Backing Plate Supplied – 980.027N
(1) LHR15III Polisher
(1) 980.027N 125mm/5" Backing Plate