The HUSS Ranger was first manufactured by HUSS in 1981, with approx 26 produced worldwide. Some 3 years later, the Ranger design was modified to form Rainbow – each ride offering a completely different sensation.

The Ranger looks impressive at night with a height of 66 ft and a dazzling light display. Though single-armed, it accommodates a huge capacity of 40 adult riders in 8 rows.

The operator has a choice of 4 ride programs or manual operation with a fast or slow orbit with varied heights. Unlike any other pendulum ride, the ship can orbit 360° from a stationary position due to its nearly 2-tonne counterweight.

The Ranger has an innovative safety harness for the rider. Instead of over-the-shoulder restraints, it uses fully-automated rectangular pads which pushes against the riders stomachs. (see photo) First-time riders are always taken by surprise as the safety harness closes, giving them the feeling they are about to be completely crushed! Nevertheless it is quite comfortable and fairly unrestrictive to the rider’s upper body unlike most upside-down rides using an over-shoulder restraint.

Like Rainbow, the arm is swung hydraulically with four 90Kw drives.

34 Responses to “Ranger”

  1. I went on something similar to this ride, I think it was called the Footloose.Also,unlike this one there was no cage,so you were “free flying.”

    ba-boss-bomb - July 2nd, 2009 at 6:45 am

  2. theres lots of names for this too, there was one at M&D but it was removed, I wonder why?

    Hannah - July 22nd, 2009 at 1:40 am

  3. can you fall out?$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    mary - August 21st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

  4. HA HA I ain’t a Chicken

    Aaron J. Smith - September 13th, 2009 at 6:44 am

  5. i went on it before, not as scary s you guys friken think. pretty safe too.

    gaycant - September 26th, 2009 at 9:23 am

  6. Awsome!!!! Let me try it!!!!!!!!

    Unnamed - October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 am

  7. So, if i wanted to be a “Rainbow” operator how would i start the mashine up?? is it as simple as it seems or a bit more difficult with the 90kW drives?? i had a look at one of ur machines tonight and it seemed a little different from what im use to working with?? i was just wondering if you could provide us with a little more information on how to get your design started and kept running over a period of time. I look forward to your reply.
    Tom Cantro

    Kyle - November 28th, 2009 at 1:10 am

  8. can anybody tell me where to hire one of these rides??????

    sofa king awesome - February 5th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

  9. i dont know, but there is one at luna park sydney

    Joe - February 20th, 2010 at 11:11 am

  10. i’ve been on on before when i was 8 it wasn’t even freeky but it had no cage and the seats that are joined on to the platfor spun around it was fun

    tristan - March 23rd, 2010 at 10:13 pm

  11. I went on a double Ranger. It was scary!!

    Jake Kosseris - April 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  12. scary but boring by george

    george - May 1st, 2010 at 6:04 am

  13. Rangers are so,so scary

    mb - July 30th, 2010 at 5:05 am

  14. i went on it it was fun wen it blocks up side down

    bob - September 8th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

  15. darien lake has this ride i rode it

    wavymouth - September 10th, 2010 at 7:22 am

  16. its fun do the restrains are so dangerus wen you get up side down thei pop up

    bob - October 17th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

  17. It would probobly feel like you;re fixin to fall out!!!

    Angel - December 21st, 2010 at 6:31 am

  18. Love the Ranger Ride. I was privileged enough to operate the one based at Luna Park (Sydney)for nearly three years 2004-2007. While she is a old girl she was a stunning machine to operate. Only issue is heat with her due to being built in Germany (Not as not in the northern hemisphere as here) but still you forgave her for that. Hundreds of thousands of people where turned into their heads by me and the Ranger and I must say although I don’t work at that establishment anymore it was The best job still to date that I ever-had.

    Ray Dredge - May 18th, 2011 at 9:07 am

  19. Who is the original version?

    HUSS Ranger or
    WEBER Traum Boot

    LouisCP06 - June 21st, 2011 at 3:20 pm

  20. I love the Ranger since it was on the german carnival circuit. Your description leaves the best of this ride: It can completly stop at any angle – best of course upside down. And with only lapbars you really “hang” upside down. For added screams the ride operator used switch off all lights during evening/night operation when you were hanging there, announcing he’ll take a break now….(-;

    VulcanNonibird - June 23rd, 2011 at 5:42 am

  21. The former one at Adventureland Long Island was named Looping Star. Great ride. For a while there it was the biggest thrill in the park. Replaced with a Top Scan by Mondial, which someone fell out of, and so was replaced by a kids flume. Adventurland LI has a long relationship with HUSS. They had a Troika, Enterprise, UFO, and still have Pirate and Frisbee. HUSS made some good stuff.

    Ted Russell - July 13th, 2011 at 5:02 am

  22. Deggeller has one of these as well for a few years. It was minue the back scenery, but a Huss model. He carried several Huss rides over the years (1001 Nights, Breakdance, Pirate, and Ranger). But due to fuel costs has sold all of them except the Pirate (not on the road). Great piece.

    Jim - November 12th, 2011 at 4:33 am

  23. there’s 1 of these at sydney luna park!

    oliver - December 4th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  24. awesome ride!!! not too scary

    tom - May 30th, 2012 at 10:42 am

  25. cant it be called a pirate ship ride

    john - July 10th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  26. We have 2, one older than the other; both are HUSS and still operating, the two are in different cities and both are called NAO de China, and are customized as Ship, great ride, love the sound.

    Edgar Morales Rosales - April 7th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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    Jones sabo for example sabo declared a - April 28th, 2013 at 2:39 am

  28. I love this ride but i got so scared that i pooped my sister,s pants. Yes i was wearing my sisters pants. I’d already wrecked my own on the ferris wheel. She was free balling and she DOES have balls. ;)

    clance the clank - July 31st, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  29. I have one huss ranger for sale!

    Martin - May 27th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

  30. Martin if you actually do in fact have a Huss Ranger for sale please contact me or my partner at 334-235-3602 or write to SCREAMFARM@dishmail.net
    Kimberly and Leo Zemke

    Kimberly Zemke - February 1st, 2015 at 3:45 am

  31. Would like to know if anyone is interested in this ride you can email me at cjmullen33@gmail.com !!!!

    Crystal - June 10th, 2015 at 7:26 am

  32. not scary, just very fun

    Zaine - August 2nd, 2016 at 10:17 am

  33. Yeah,it is very scary in the beginning but later on it feels normal. Not to worry about safety. Safety is very well kept through shoulder lock. I had a great experience with it but the operator allowed only 5-6 oscillation

    Sachin Sharma - October 8th, 2016 at 4:07 am

  34. Not alot of these left!

    Terra Verso - October 22nd, 2017 at 6:42 pm

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