Cat MH3049 and MH3059 Material Handlers’ Innovative Design Focuses on Operator Safety, Structural Strength, Hydraulic Power, Fuel Efficiency and Serviceability

May 29, 2013 at 11:05 AMRing Power

Both models now available at Ring Power Corporation

The MH3049 and MH3059 Material Handlers are purpose-built from the ground up. Everything about these machines is designed to do one thing well, move scrap and debris. With an operating weight of 111,000 pounds, the MH3049 is the first of several new wheeled material handlers released by Caterpillar. Immediately following is the M3059 with an operating weight of 130,000 pounds. The new Cat® Material Handlers are designed for high productivity and dependable performance where harsh environments and the severe duty applications of industrial, recycling and waste operations call for quality and reliable products.

“We’re excited to offer the new machines, built exclusively for the scrap industry. The new material handlers feature the most advanced technology in the industry and will be backed by Ring Power’s legendary product support,” said Chris Dixon, Ring Power Forestry/Materials Processing Equipment sales operations manager. “Above all, they’re the safest machines on the market with the innovative ground level entry system.“

Both models are powered by the Cat ACERT C9 8.8L engine featuring an electronically controlled, mechanical actuated unit-injector fuel system that uses multiple-injection fuel delivery for optimum power and economy in all operating situations. The MH3049’s C9 engine is rated at 300-horsepower while the MH3059 engine is rated at 325-horsepower. These machines deliver more horsepower and consume less fuel than competitive models.

Operator Safety

• A patented ground entry and exit system with step-in-cab reduces the potential for slips and falls. With this innovative design, one step and you’re in. Cab height on both machines is adjustable up to an eye level of 18.75 feet on the MH3049 and 23.5 feet on the MH3059.

• Hydraulic cab riser allows the operator to position the cab at the most efficient height for his operation. Rotary position sensors monitor the position of the cab in relation to the rest of the machine to ensure safe operation at all times

• Operator is protected from debris that might penetrate the cab by a standard Falling Objects Guard System (FOGS) which includes a front window guard and a top guard

• Safety override valve in the cab allows the cab to be lowered to the ground in the event of power loss

• Windows can be cleaned at ground level, quickly, easily

• Rear window doubles as emergency exit

• Rearview camera on counterweight enhances visibility to worksite. Images are displayed via a high-definition color monitor.

• Cab monitor warns of tipping danger and maintenance issues

• Extensive railing and non-slip surfaces

Structures and Hydraulics 

• MH3049 boom and stick offer a horizontal reach of 58 feet 5 inches and a vertical pin height of 64 feet

• MH3059 offers a horizontal reach of 63 feet 5 inches and vertical pin height of 70 feet 4 inches

• Both boom and stick top and side plates are built from single plates of steel for extra strength

• Boom foot mounted to center of upper frame provides more stable platform and improves lifting performance

• Tapered frame design easily distributes loads and reduces stress throughout the frame

• Over-sized pins and bushings strengthen pivot points

• Feathered welds and strengthened connections add to structural quality of front linkage

•  Hydraulic pumps generate only as much oil flow and pressure as required for the application, yielding powerful response and fuel-saving efficiency. To further enhance hydraulic power and efficiency, the machines regenerate boom-down oil flow, reducing the volume of oil the pumps must produce.

Serviceability

• Primary service points under a single access panel on the right side of the machine or beneath the top ending access panel

• Machine operating system provides instant machine status to the operator and to the equipment maintenance staff

For more information on the MH3049, MH3059 or to schedule a demo, contact Chris Dixon at 407-466-5509 or chris.dixon@ringpower.com. You can also learn more about the new Cat Material Handlers by visiting www.ringpower.com

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat products and allied equipment. For more information on Ring Power Corporation, visit www.ringpower.com

 

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Jerry Wynn named Air Compressor Parts Technical Coordinator at Ring Power

May 17, 2013 at 10:24 AMRing Power

Roger Adkins, vice president – air compressor business manager, is pleased to announce that Jerry Wynn has been named the Air Compressor Parts Technical Coordinator at Ring Power Corporation. Wynn joined Ring Power’s air compressor team in 2006 as the Air Compressor Service Supervisor in St. Augustine.

“Jerry brings a passion for providing customers with excellent service,” said Adkins.” His years of experience in the industry will be a great asset in this new position.”

Wynn will be responsible for parts and sales inventory control, specific to the requirements of Ring Power’s valued customers in the air compressor operations and rental industry. He will be based at Ring Power’s corporate headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla.

Ring Power is Florida's supplier of new and used air compressors for sale or rent, air tools, air compressor parts and service. We represent the finest electric and diesel air compressor products in the industry. Ring Power carries a full-line of Sullair Construction and Industrial air compressor products and accessories as well as Atlas Copco Specialty Products, Atlas Copco/Hurricane Boosters, Air Tools, Legris Transair Pipe, Belaire and Champion reciprocating air compressors.

NASCAR's Air Titan and Ring Power’s Air Compressor Team make their way around the country

May 10, 2013 at 9:57 AMRing Power

New track-drying system “Saves the day” at Talladega

After debuting at Daytona International Speedway in February, Air Titan, NASCAR’s new track drying system, has made its way to other tracks around the country.

With the assistance of Ring Power’s Air Compressor team, Air Titan has been tested at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.  The May 5 race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. marked the first time Air Titan actually has been used during a Sprint Cup Series race. Air Titan shined, drying the track 45 minutes sooner than NASCAR officials estimated. USA Today even called the Air Titan a “new superhero.” 

Air Titan utilizes compressed air to dry the track. The system was developed by NASCAR’s Research and Development center with the assistance of Ring Power and Sullair.

Learn more about how the new track-drying system works.

 

 

 

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Citrus County Food Bank Takes Delivery of New Forklifts

April 4, 2013 at 10:24 AMRing Power

 Community Food Bank of Citrus County gets a lift from Ring Power Lift Trucks

The fight to end hunger is a momentous task but the Community Food Bank of Citrus County is up to the challenge. Formed last year, the Community Food Bank of Citrus County works tirelessly to acquire and distribute quality, nutritious food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters within Citrus County. 

Sharon Jones of the Community Food Bank of Citrus County sits in the Clark TMX15S, one of two forklifts the Food Bank recently purchased from Ring Power Lift Trucks.

With food donations coming into the main warehouse in Homosassa, Fla., the Community Food Bank requires, not just the work of countless volunteers; but the proper material handling equipment to ensure that the food is stored properly and efficiently, and when ready, distributed to various agencies across the county.

The Community Food Bank recently turned to Ring Power Lift Trucks for their expertise in choosing the proper material handling equipment for their job. With the help of Ring Power Lift Trucks Salesman Joe DeJohn and PSSR Rob Brown, the staff recently decided on and purchased two new forklifts for their operations.

After assessing their needs, DeJohn felt that a Big Joe E30, an electric pallet jack with a 3,000 lbs. capacity, was the best product for the application.

The food bank was also immediately sold on a Clark TMX15S electric lift truck, to work in the tight aisles in a way that no one lift truck can.

We commend the Community Food Bank of Citrus County for their selfless efforts to end hunger within the county and look forward to a continued relationship with them.
 

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift and material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala and Tallahassee. For more information on Ring Power Lift Trucks, visit the Ring Power Lift Trucks website.

Ring Power nominated for 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

March 27, 2013 at 10:10 AMRing Power

Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (EGSR) recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and Ring Power Corporation is honored to be one of them. The Freedom award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. 121 Florida Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers for the award; 2,899 nominations were received nationwide. Semifinalists will be announced later this spring. Ring Power is incredibly proud of the sacrifices that our employees who serve in the Reserve and Florida National Guard make for our country. We’re honored to have them as part of the Ring Power family.

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Ring Power® Tactical Solutions Now Offers Grant Assistance for The Rook

March 21, 2013 at 4:42 PMRing Power

Ring Power Sales Manager Shaun Mitchell is pleased to announce that the Ring Power Tactical Solutions division now provides grant procurement assistance to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of acquiring The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle (ACIV).

Researching and securing grant funding can be a complex and time-consuming venture. Ring Power Tactical Solutions can now assist customers with the entire grant process. Working with Ring Power, law enforcement agencies will have access to the most extensive law enforcement grant database ever created, providing first responders with extensive information and resources for state, local, federal and corporate grant opportunities.

These new resources provide a multitude of grant assistance support, including: customized grant research, grant application review services, and unlimited grant consulting from experts in the field of law enforcement grant writing. Grant writing assistance is offered at no charge to law enforcement agencies that are awarded a grant and elect to have their entire proposal written through Ring Power's new service.

The Rook

Ring Power’s tactical business unit was founded to ensure officer safety during emergency situations; Mitchell believes this new capability is a valuable addition to the services provided when law enforcement agencies procure The Rook.

“[Ring Power] Tactical Solutions is thrilled to offer this new service because it gives law enforcement agencies more time to focus on what matters most: defending their citizens,” Mitchell said.

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ Level IV bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. This defensive equipment is custom designed with easily interchangeable, mission-specific attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations. The Rook has been successfully utilized in applications ranging from hostage rescues and riot scenes to natural disaster relief.

For additional information, including The Rook product brochure, please visit ringpower.com/tacticalsolutions or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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Sharks, Racing and Monster Trucks

February 25, 2013 at 10:12 AMRing Power

The past several days have been an exciting adventure for Ring Power. Friday, Ring Power joined OCEARCH in downtown Jacksonville where they held a press conference detailing the Caterpillar-sponsored research Ocearch will be completing during next several weeks as they attempt to catch and tag great white sharks off the coast of Jacksonville. On hand Friday was Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, the OCEARCH crew, Caterpillar representatives and college students from around the region. Cat recently announced a multi-year partnership with OCEARCH for to fund several research expeditions.

At the same time as the Jacksonville event, Ring Power’s Air Compressor team was at the Daytona International Speedway for Daytona Speedweeks. The Air Compressor team worked closely with NASCAR R&D to develop a new track drying system. The new system, Air Titan, utilizes compressed air to dry the track in record time.

Back in Jacksonville, Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store team and Heavy Equipment Rental team were hard at work setting-up for Monster Jam. The event held at Everbank Field on Saturday attracted thousands of fans.

California SWAT standoff with former LAPD officer highlights usefulness of The Rook

February 20, 2013 at 2:02 PMRing Power

The standoff with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in California earlier this month was certainly a tragic situation. Numerous innocent lives were lost before the situation ended with the suspect barricaded in a home. According to reports, the suspect ended his own life before the home was burned to the ground.

The RookIn situations like these it’s crucial that law enforcement has the necessary tools to resolve a situation while minimizing the risk to both officers and civilians.

Though we can’t speculate about the situation in California, we do know that The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is a tool that gives law enforcement officers the protection they need during these types of dangerous situations. Numerous law enforcement agencies have already discovered the usefulness of The Rook and utilized it and its various attachments for a number of dangerous situations.  

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ level bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. The Rook is custom designed with easily interchangeable mission specific-attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

See The Rook in action and hear what local law enforcement officers have to say about their experience with The Rook.

To learn more about the Rook, visit The Rook website or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904. 494.7636.


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NASCAR Unveils Ring Power’s Track-drying System

February 14, 2013 at 8:09 AMRing Power

The Daytona 500 was the only race in NASCAR’s three national series postponed because of rain last year. After the day and a half delay, the race was red-flagged for another two hours when Juan Pablo Montoya’s car crashed into a track jet dryer, causing it to burst into flames.

This year, NASCAR will debut a new track-drying system Air Titan — at the Daytona 500 – and it won’t need jet fuel. Ring Power’s air compressor team helped engineer the amount of air needed and delivery system to the new track drying equipment being utilized this year. The new system will use heated compressed air pushed through pipes behind a pickup truck, to blast the track dry. With air compressor technology, a track such the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway can be dried in less than an hour – a huge improvement over what used to take up to 2.5 hours – and in a safer, more carbon emissions-friendly way.

To learn more about the track drying system from the NASCAR vice president of racing operations, visit http://ow.ly/hI5pY.

You can also view an animation of how the new drying system works here.

Tune in to the race and look for the Ring Power and Sullair logos on the compressor trailer wraps.

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New Ring Power Miami Facility Opens

February 11, 2013 at 12:08 PMRing Power

Ring Power MiamiOur Miami operations have moved to a larger facility in Doral, Fla., near the Palmetto Expressway. The new Ring Power location, which opened for business Feb. 4, now offers: non-Cat parts, service, sales and rental of forklifts, cranes and air compressors and will serve both domestic and export customers.

The new facility is located at:

3400 NW 77th Court, Doral, FL 33122

Phone (305) 477-8656

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