Pompano Branch Open House Was A Success

March 10, 2009 at 12:29 PMRing Power
Pompano Beach branch open house video walk-thru

Ring Power's Pompano Beach branch held an open house late last week to give customers a chance to tour the new facility and learn more about all the services Ring Power can provide. 150 people from 60 different companies visited the facility, spoke with Ring Power and manufacturers reps, and had lunch. Below is a video walk-thru in case you missed it:

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  Construction began on the new facility, located at 2700 North Powerline Road, April 2008. Ring Power combined its Pompano Beach Lift Trucks branch (formerly located on Blount Road) and Crane division branch office at the new site. The new facility is located on approximately 5 acres, and features a 52,449-ft2 facility that includes 13,807-ft2 of office space plus an 8,671-ft2 parts warehouse. The service shops includes six lift truck bays and nine crane bays. Constructing the new facility required the demolition of the old Ring Power Crane building.

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Fuel Tank Cleaning - Refinery Fresh

February 25, 2009 at 10:54 AMRing Power
Diesel fuel tank cleaning

A fuel filtration system can get your existing fuel back to refinery fresh standards while reducing the chances of an emergency power failure. Phoenix Products' Fuel Recycling Service utlizes a fuel cleaning process involving a continuous sweeping motion along the bottom of the fuel tank or diesel tank; circulating fuel through a closed loop sample of cleaned fuel5-stage filtration system. Fuel is run through a closed loop filter circulating system consisting of three 1-micron bag filters, a 0.5-micron canister filter, oil and water separation through coalescing unit and two water absorption filters and return fuel to the tank.

Scheduled fuel maintenance and testing help to reduce or nearly eliminate fuel contamination. Fuel maintenance filtration removes contaminants and water and returns fuel to conditions where it will provide reliability and efficiency for standby generators when called upon in emergency conditions. Fuel maintenance and testing should begin the day of installation and first fill to establish a benchmark guideline for further comparison. Fuel monitoring and testing services are available nationwide from many different companies.

OUR GOAL
To satisfy all state and federal requirements for Emergency Power Systems and to create a successful fuel management program by providing preventative maintenance.
• Inspect/audit of fuel, fuel tank and equipment
• In-tank visual audit & ASTM Clear & Bright test (samples)
• Service all AST, UST, Sub-Base Tanks, Day Tanks
• Service and maintain gauges & tank monitoring equipment
• Third party lab analysis upon request
• Fuel treatment/stabilizer/inhibitor

Phoenix Products' Petroleum Recycling Service Fuel Quality Assurance Program is a comprehensive, progressive program for the prevention of costly equipment failure and is completed with no interruption of system operation. Contact Phoenix Products and talk to a representative on how we can bring confidence in your system with fuel cleaning, fuel filtration, and fuel tank cleaning.

Ring Power Truck Shops Gear Up for More than Engines!

February 13, 2009 at 4:22 PMRing Power

On-highway Truck Parts and ServiceWhen Caterpillar announced last year that it would not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines to truck or other on-highway original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the U.S., Ring Power made a bold business decision: to expand truck shop services to include a complete menu of rountine truck services for all brands of on-highway trucks and components—and not just Cat engines.

Now, in addition to truck diesel engine overhauls and other major repairs, Ring Power service technicians routinely perform brake jobs, clutch adjustments, component rebuilds, tune-ups and oil changes, to name just a few of their capabilities. Truck Parts & Service Business Development Manager Scott Miller, who joined the team in November, is helping to implement the new business plan, which targets owners and operators of all makes of commercial trucks from Class 4 through 8 (GVWR 14,001 pounds and up.)

In January, Ring Power became a stockholder in VIPAR Heavy Duty Inc., an exclusive and prestigious on-highway truck parts network that leverages the combined purchasing power of its members to assure long-term profitability, enhance vendor brand equity and increase combined market share. Miller, whose background includes more than 18 years in on-highway truck parts and service, sees this as an important step toward Ring Power’s success in the business. "Being a VIPAR member gives us access to on-highway truck parts suppliers that we might not have been able to do business with on our own," Miller said.

Ring Power parts department managers and parts associates from St. Augustine to Tampa have actively embraced VIPAR network training. On-highway Truck technician training sessions, which began in February, will be held as often as necessary to keep Ring Power diesel truck shop technicians up to speed on all makes of on-highway diesel truck engines and components. With 95 on-highway truck service bays and 73 truck shop diesel technicians at 12 full-service on-highway truck shop locations, Ring Power is poised to take a commanding lead in a viable Florida market. Full service facilities located in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Lake City, Orlando, Ocala, Palm Bay, and Tampa.

RING POWER ON-HIGHWAY DIESEL TRUCK REPAIR SERVICES
Air Compressors
A/C & Heating Systems
Alternators & Starters
Axles, Wheels & Suspensions
Batteries
Body, Cab and Chassis
Brakes
Clutches
Drivelines
Electrical Instruments, Systems & Wiring
Engine Rebuilds
Exhaust Systems
Fuel Lines & System Components
Throttles
Windshields, Wipers & Wiper Motors

ADDITIONAL ON-HIGHWAY TRUCK SERVICES
DOT Inspections
Chassis Vehicle Inspections
Trailer & Cargo Body Undercarriage & Decking
Competitive Engine ECU & Component Diagnostics
Auxiliary Power Units
Contract Towing
Drop-off Service
After-hours Service
Body Shop & Paint Shop at Select Repair Centers
Preferred Maintenance Contracts

 

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Compact Track Loader Undercarriage Tips

February 10, 2009 at 10:14 AMRing Power
An overview of suggested maintenance for Cat® CTL undercarriage

Because compact track loaders (CTL) have different undercarriage than skid steer and multi-terrain loaders, an overview of suggested maintenance for Cat® CTL undercarriage will be helpful. Cat CTL Undercarriage

The Cat-designed and -built undercarriage uses heavy-duty torsion axles for completely independent movement. This gives you smooth travel, better load retention and greater productivity, and allows work in soft underfoot conditions. Steel embeds span the track width to provide durability while continuously wound cables hold the embeds in place and ensure the track does not stretch.


Maintenance Techniques                        

  • Use a recoil grease tensioner to maintain proper track tension.
  • Clean the undercarriage at least once daily, especially between the roller and idler wheels and around the sprocket. It is easier to remove materials like mud at the end of a shift rather than later when it has dried.
  •  The front and rear torsion axles require daily greasing.
     

Operating Practices                                   

  • Make gradual three-point turns to avoid unnecessary wear. Use counter-rotations only when necessary; for example, in confined areas.
  • Working up and down slopes reduces the side-loading wear that occurs when you work across a slope. Keep the heaviest end of the machine uphill.
  • Approach transitions (for example, going over a curb) at a 90° angle. Avoid work where a track is not fully supported by the ground.
  • When back dragging, keep the full length of the track on the ground and the loader arms in the float position.

Contact your Ring Power Representative to discuss your Cat CTL or other undercarriage needs or email us for more information.

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Benefits of Forklift Renting

January 14, 2009 at 3:29 PMRing Power

Learn the benefits of rentingforklift rental
In today's fast-paced business environment, renting forklifts on a short-term basis can provide much-needed flexibility and save costs at the same time. Let's go over the basics of renting and rental agreements to see how.

To meet temporary demands
As an alternative to owning a truck (through a purchase or lease), a short-term rental saves you money. You can reserve your capital and meet a temporary material handling need for a low weekly or monthly rate. Short-term rentals can be used to:

  • Fill in for an existing piece of equipment that is out of service
  • Meet a brief need for a truck with a higher capacity or reach
  • Provide additional equipment for a production increase or seasonal demand
  • Get the job done when a new forklift is not in the budget
  • Allow you to try out a new model to make sure it's right

To gain flexibility
The advantage of a short-term rental is that it's temporary. You have instant availability from Ring Power Lift Trucks without a purchase commitment. You get the flexibility to change equipment according to your needs. Renting is also a viable alternative to owning when:

  • You want capital to go where it can grow the business
  • You want easier budgeting
  • You don't want to worry about maintenance (we will do that for you)
  • You want guaranteed uptime (with a full maintenance option)

To save money
Statistics prove companies that own their own fleets tend to keep the forklifts beyond the point where they're spending more to keep the fleet running than it's worth. Today's fuel-efficient, low maintenance, high technology forklifts can save you cash, and the more ergonomic design and improved visibility can dramatically improve safety and efficiency.

Forklift rental agreement guide
If you want to rent forklifts for more than a week, it's a good idea to have a Ring Power Lift Trucks representative over for a visit. A pre-rental discussion should cover the weights and size of loads, lift heights, surface and operating condition, and any other special needs.

  • You should also discuss optional equipment such as extra lights or backup alarms - or any special attachments you'll need to use on your forklift.
  • For electric trucks, remember that you may need a battery charger and that many chargers must be hard-wired at your facility - which requires proper electrical service and an electrician to perform the hookup. A possible alternative is a plug-in charger, so be sure to ask about that.
  • Because rental rates are assessed on daily, weekly or monthly rates, you should have a clear idea of how long you want to rent the forklift. Sometimes you'll get a better rate by extending the time period.
  • Most forklift rentals are based on an eight-hour workday, a 40-hour week and 160-hour work month. Overtime charges will likely apply. 
  • Be aware that extra fees are usually charged for returning the unit in a damaged condition. 
  • Be sure to examine the forklift when you receive it, noting on the contract if any visible defects are present before you use the truck.
  • Be sure to check your company's insurance coverage. Of course, Ring Power Lift Trucks insures the equipment, but your company must cover the operator, other people at your facility and the facility in the event of an injury or property damage when the rented forklift is in use. 

You can find all the information on forklift rentals by clicking here.

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Advanced Maintenance Solutions by Ring Power

January 5, 2009 at 4:13 PMRing Power

equipment maintenanceRing Power’s extensive equipment maintenance experience has shown that contamination control equals quality control. Advanced Maintenance Solutions enhances the customer’s ability to control and monitor both. To help customers reduce contamination and other problems associated with poor maintenance, Ring Power is bringing Advanced Maintenance Solutions to machines on the jobsite with a fleet of mobile service vehicles, staffed by trained technicians and fully equipped to handle any repair or installation associated with these new services.

Used individually, each of these service options offers benefits that can help streamline preventive maintenance and reduce owning and operating costs. Used in combination, these services create a new level of automatic machine maintenance and monitoring, simplifying routine preventive maintenance and extending machine life.

Lincoln Quicklub®

The daily lubrication of a machine can be difficult due to a number of variables ranging from weather to production demands. Improper lubrication of bearings can lead to contamination, which wears down the components, resulting in downtime and expenditures for replacement parts or wasted grease from over-lubricating.

Automatic LubricationLincoln Quicklubautomatically lubricates the external points of the machine. Through Lincoln’s unique system, small, measured amounts of grease are automatically delivered to each bearing at specific time intervals while equipment is operating. This method produces a grease seal around each pin and bushing, creating a barrier to keep contaminants out while ensuring the machine is never over-lubricated. In fact, the system uses less grease than it takes to manually lubricate a machine with a grease gun.

Quicklub combines a pump with an adjustable integrated controller, lubricant measuring valve, supply/feed line hoses and connection fittings. When triggered by the timer, the pump starts to dispense lubricant to the primary divider valve, which then distributes the lubricant to the secondary valves. The secondary valves dispense the correct amount of lubricant to each lubrication point. The system can be set to run for a preset time or to shut off after receiving a signal from a proximity switch.

QuickEvac

Protection from the Start. Lubrication is the lifeblood of diesel engines, especially for today’s high-performance, fast-starting models. The QuickEvac system delivers up to 40 gallons of oil per minute, eliminating dry-start wear by ensuring full oil pressure from turbo to crankshaft. Every time the engine starts, QuickEvac prelubricates the complete engine and all oil passages automatically, safely and rapidly before cranking can begin.

Contamination Control. Tighter tolerances, higher pressures and computerized controls on today’s high-performance diesel engines demand cleaner fluids for optimal performance and life. Even small improvements in contamination control are yielding big results in engine and component life. The QuickEvac system automatically filters new oil, before it enters the engine. It also pre-fills new oil filters automatically, safely and correctly, eliminating the need to fill them by hand.

Environmentally Friendly. Tougher environmental regulations and heavy fines demand greater care in handling, transferring and properly disposing of oil. QuickEvac offers foolproof, spill-proof protection. Leak-free quick couplers with direct draining to final containment eliminate leaks and spills, keeping service technicians, the workplace and the environment cleaner and safer.

Product Link™ Product Link

With Product Link you can gather information about your machines from any place at any time. This allows you to optimize asset utilization, reduce security risk, and improve maintenance management.

Product Link comes in two different models. The first is the PL121SR, which provides GPS location and operating hours. It is also capable of automatically alerting you when machines operate beyond owner-identified time or location limits. The second model, or PL321SR, tracks GPS location and operating hours just like the first model, plus it can provide machine health information (to troubleshoot repair issues before they become a problem), indicate fuel level and consumption, and provide condition-based event data, diagnostic reports, and/or alerts.

Putting It All Together

Equipment owners and operators who take advantage of Ring Power’s Advanced Maintenance Solutions can effectively eliminate downtime caused by lubrication-related component failures. In addition, you will gain productive time each day by eliminating shutdown for manual lubrication, and you will avoid costly repairs so your time can be better utilized. Even routine operations, such as changing buckets and attachments, are simplified because the couplings are well lubricated and easier to move.

The ROI is fairly substantial, too. You’ll continue to save money year after year, and the resale value of your equipment will also increase! For more information about Advanced Maintenance Solutions, contact a service representative at the Ring Power location nearest you:

 

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Get Gear for the New Year!

December 30, 2008 at 10:47 AMRing Power
Visit the Ring Power Store for all your Caterpillar and Ring Power gear

Apparel
Timepieces
Travel Gear
Accessories
Toys
Knives
Belts & Buckles
Caps & Hats
Cat Racing Gear
Scale Models
Sale Items
and much more!

You can now buy these Caterpillar speciality items at the
Ring Power Online Merchandise Store

 store.ringpower.com

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Ring Power Now Offers All-Makes, Replacement Rubber Tracks

December 22, 2008 at 11:03 AMRing Power

Ring Power can now supply new, high quality, replacement rubber tracks for every make and model machine (such as Takeuchi and Bobcat) at an incredible savings over the OEM list price! Most popular machine brands rubber tracks are in stock for immediate delivery. Call Ring Power's undercarriage specialist today at 1-800-671-0025 for details.

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Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

December 8, 2008 at 1:31 PMRing Power

New P17500-P36000 Series Offers Powerful Performance for Demanding Applications

Cat Lift Trucks, a leading brand of lift trucks known for its quality, reliability and customer service, introduces the P17500 - P36000 series diesel pneumatic tire lift truck. Cat Diesel Forklift

Featuring a new turbocharged engine, hydraulic fingertip control system and ergonomic styling, the new series continues to provide the solutions and support that Cat® lift truck customers have come to expect. 

With six different capacities ranging from 17,500 to 36,000 lbs., these trucks are ready to tackle the most demanding customer applications. For optimal performance, the P17500 - P36000 relies on the turbocharged diesel engine equipped with a common rail fuel delivery system that assures even and high pressure fuel delivery to all six cylinders allowing for swift acceleration, low noise and reliable performance. The P36000 also features standard oil cooled wet disc brakes.

Specifically designed with operator convenience in mind, the new easy-to-use hydraulic fingertip control helps enhance productivity and reduce operator fatigue by providing increased maneuverability with minimal hand movements. The series also features a viscously mounted operator compartment, thereby significantly reducing noise and vibration levels and adding to operator comfort.

In addition to its durable and reliable performance features, the P17500 - P36000 is backed by the most comprehensive customer support network in the industry. The pneumatic tire lift trucks come with service intervals up to 500 hours, doubling conventional service intervals, thereby reducing downtime and planned maintenance. The truck's premium display panel also allows pre-programmable maintenance intervals which notify the operator of impending service and provide quick fault history folder access to the technician. Cat Lift Trucks also backs their products with an industry exclusive two year unlimited hour warranty as well as a three year, 6,000 hour power-train warranty.

Headquartered in Jacksonville and branch offices in Miami, Pompano Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee, Ring Power Lift Trucks supplies Florida's diverse material handling businesses with a wide variety of products and services.  Ring Power Lift Trucks represents these manufacturers of quality material handling equipment: Caterpillar®, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde, Kalmar, Princeton, Navigator, Bendi, Noble, Big Joe and highly productive Cascade Attachments. For more information please visit lifttrucks.ringpower.com

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Entertainment Services Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution Available

December 4, 2008 at 8:36 AMRing Power
The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

Green UPS Unit

Green UPS Unit

Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 2008 - Entertainment Services, worldwide provider of temporary power and temperature control systems, successfully launched their new, environmentally-friendly 300-kVA UPS (uninterruptible power supply) at a ShowTime® boxing event in Carson, California October 31.

Specifically designed to control backup power automatically, the unit allows a generator to remain powered down until needed, greatly reducing carbon emissions on site. This is the first automatic UPS system offered by Entertainment Services.

"The standard in our industry for years has been the use of the big generators…because of our need for uninterrupted power," said Colin DeFord, an independent technical producer based out of Park City, Utah. "This product will take off in our industry because we are simply eliminating fuel costs and we are no longer emitting fumes into the air."

The unit operates in series between the utility and the end-user, with a backup generator being tied to the UPS. If power is lost from the utility, the UPS keeps the end-user seamlessly powered while simultaneously activating the backup generator. After the UPS senses the voltage from the generator for a set period of time, a breaker is closed within the UPS to allow the end-user to be powered directly by the generator.

Once power from the utility is restored, the UPS will reestablish the utility as the source of power and shut down the generator. The unit also compensates for the utility's spikes and dips, providing a clean power flow to the end-user without having to activate the generator.

The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

For more information about Entertainment Services and the UPS system, visit es-cat.com or contact our sales staff at any of our US locations: Los Angeles, CA (866-762-5228); Dallas, TX (888-908-4228); Kenilworth, NJ (908-272-8400); North Kingstown, RI (888-296-4492); Tampa, FL (866-769-3761); or Orlando, FL (877-228-2852).

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