VIDEO: Construction Equipment Parking Techniques

December 22, 2016 at 9:34 AMRing Power

 

As a contractor or heavy equipment operator in Florida, follow these simple steps to protect yourself, your machine and the people around you.

- Reduce your engine speed as you approach your parking location.

- Ensure that your parking location is on level ground.

- Lower the boom until your bucket is resting on the ground.

- Raise the hydraulic control console to disengage the hydraulic control system.

- Run the engine for 5 minutes in low idle

 

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Used Cat Motor Grader is On Display—February 2011

February 1, 2011 at 3:02 PMRing Power
used cat 14g motor grader On Display

Customers often see Ring Power's new and used construction or forestry equipment on display in front of our facilities. Our new On Display feature will highlight the features and benefits of these machines.used motor grader

On Display at our St. Augustine, Florida headquarters is a completely rebuilt Used Caterpillar 14G Motor Grader, equipped with cab, 14’ blade and ms ripper.

Final preparation for road paving is where you’ll find these machines. They sculpt and shape the roadways.

See all of our used construction equipment, forklifts and generators on our website used.ringpower.com.

 MACHINE HAS BEEN SOLD

 Mfg CATERPILLAR
 Type  MOTOR GRADER
 Year  1984
 Model  14G
 S/N  096U06238      
 Horsepower  200 hp
 Weight  45,000 lbs.
 Hours  9,730


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Ring Power exports used, reconditioned and rebuilt heavy equipment to all corners of the globe too.


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Review of 2010’s Top Construction Equipment Blog Postings—January 2011

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 AMRing Power
Top blog postings for 2010 from blog.ringpower.com

The year 2010 was an interesting year for Ring Power. The Cat Rental Store expanded new and specialty product lines, such as the Terex utility trucks and derrick diggers and the Hydra Platform for bridge inspections. We also added versatile construction machine shopmachines like the Hydrema dump truck with side-dump capabilities. Ring Power Lift Trucks aligned with Exide Technologies to provide the proper forklift battery and battery charger for customer’s forklift applications.

We looked at ways customers could operate more efficiently by analyzing equipment costs per hour and ways to rebuild and repair using services from Ring Power.

Ring Power constantly strives to deliver the very best and most productive forklifts, construction equipment, generators, and air compressors to contractors throughout Florida. And our customers can expect no less in 2011.

Below are the most read Ring Power blog postings for 2010.

1. Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely.

2. Not All Boom Mowers Are Created Equal

3. Entertainment Services – Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution

4. Managing Your Heavy Construction Equipment's Cost Per Hour

5. Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning for Buses, Tractor Trailer Rigs and On-highway Trucks

6. Rough Terrain Forklifts: The choice when moving materials off road

7. Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

8. Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

9. Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

10. Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

11. Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

12. Ring Power Announces Appointment as Terex Hydra Platform Distributor

13. Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

14. Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

15. Florida's Largest Peanut Farmer Prefers Challenger Agricultural Equipment

16. Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

17. Don’t Let Your Electric Forklift Maintenance Give You Shock

18. Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

19. Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

20. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: Hydraulic Repair, Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Transmission Repair & Engine Service


At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made Ring Power's success possible. It is in this spirit that we say, “Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.”

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

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Ring Power Launches New Tier 4 Website

August 20, 2010 at 4:19 PMRing Power

Ring Power Is Your Guide to Understanding EPA Tier 4 Emissions Regulations Ctaerpillar Egine Tier 4 Compliance Technology

Ring Poweralways strives to keep our customers informed and up to date with the latest information pertaining to you. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new website explaining the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 emissions regulations and what it means for you, the business owners, customers and hard workers. Ring Power wants to help educate our heavy construction equipment and power systems customers on this detailed new regulation so that they can be informed to make the best business decisions possible. It is always our goal to serve you. Please read for more information on Tier 4 below and then visit our new website at http://emissions.catdealer.com/ringpower.

The United States and European Union (EU) are implementing significant regulations that mandate the lowest emitting non-road equipment in history. Canada and Japan are expected to release similar regulatory programs yet this year. These regulations, which are known as U.S. Tier 4 // EU Stage IIIB/IV, will result in non-road equipment approaching near-zero emissions of particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).

Transition to these standards is challenging for non-road equipment manufacturers. For Caterpillar alone, hundreds of complex products with unique and challenging application spectrums must be re-engineered to accommodate the lower emitting engines being developed to meet these standards.

Regulators recognize the challenge and the difficulty non-road equipment manufacturers would face if they had to introduce all of their new lower emitting products on one particular date. To address these transition challenges, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allowed for implementation of the upcoming emission standards in two phases: Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final. Tier 4 Interim is effective 1 Jan 2011 for 130-560 kW non-road engines and 1 Jan 2012 for 56-130 kW non-road engines. Tier 4 Final emission standards apply after the 2014 model year. The EU’s Stage IIIB and Stage IV emissions levels and regulatory dates are essentially the same as EPA’s.

In addition, under its Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers ("TPEM," which is commonly known as the "flex" program), EPA also allows equipment manufacturers to continue to introduce equipment powered with engines meeting prior Tier emission requirements for a certain limited percentage of their overall production volumes during the Tier 4 timeframe. The EU also has a "flex" transition program, as well as a unique "sell off" program, both of which allow equipment manufacturers to continue selling prior Tier machines in order to allow for a smooth transition to the more stringent EU emission standards. These transitional programs are calculated into the environmental benefits regulators forecast when developing these programs.

Caterpillar has a robust Tier 4 introduction plan, which is structured to transition from Tier 3 to Tier 4 products in a smooth and orderly fashion utilizing a variety of the transitional tools provided in the regulations in order to maximize value to you, our customers.

Please visit our new website to learn more about Tier 4 at http://emissions.catdealer.com/ringpower . The emissions education website also has contact information for Tier 4 Specialists at http://emissions.catdealer.com/ringpower/contact-us .

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Marco Rubio Visits Ring Power Corporation at World Commerce Center in St. Augustine

April 15, 2010 at 2:32 PMRing Power

On April 14, Marco Rubio made Ring Power’s headquarters in St. Augustine a stop on his "Take a Stand" Bus Tour across Florida. The U.S. Senate candidate took a tour of the World Commerce Center facility and then spoke to a crowd of Ring Power employees and local Republican supporters. Marco Rubio tours Ring Power facility in St. Augustine with Randy Ringhaver, Chris Tomkinson and Tim Maguire

Addressing the crowd, Marco said, "It’s businesses like this that are going to make our economy stronger, employ Floridians desperately looking for work and lower our state’s record unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the policies coming out of Washington today are only going to hinder the success of this business and the thousands like it across Florida. We already know that policies like the massive health care bill are going to hurt this company."

Marco Rubio knows that last month during the health care debate, Caterpillar was one of the many companies to warn that the massive bill would lead to higher costs. Specifically, Caterpillar said that the bill would increase its health care costs by $100 million in the first year alone and put at risk the health care coverage of its 150,000 employees and retirees. What affects the goose, affects the gander. As a Caterpillar dealership, Ring Power will also be affected by the new health care legislation. Rubio sympathized, "You can read about job losses and laying people off but when you come to companies that face that, you get the full impact." Randy Ringhaver confirmed, "These additional costs are going to make it harder to remain competitive." Mr. Ringhaver said he supports Rubio "to improve the direction this country is going."

Rubio’s ultimate goal is to control the government’s expansion and spending. He believes big government is failing business people, "Our leaders need to be focused on helping businesses grow and succeed. We need pro-growth economic policies and someone in Washington who will provide clear, conservative alternatives because mandates, higher taxes and more debt are not the answer."

The suggestions Rubio outlined for getting the country back on track include: Marco Rubio speaks at Ring Power Corporation

* Freezing government spending to 2007 -- what he called "pre-Obama" -- levels. "Freezing spending indicates to people that America is serious about its debt problems," he said.

* Banning earmarks, where legislators insert pet projects into bills and see them passed without scrutiny.

* Freezing civilian hiring. "Federal employees make 70 percent more than those in the private sector," he said.

* Cutting the White House budget by 10 percent.

* Passing the line item veto, which would give the president power to veto wasteful items in a budget without having to redo the document.

* Ending the bailout program. "They want to make it permanent," he said, amazed at the idea. "We'd be institutionalizing an incentive to fail."

* Reforming entitlement programs, such as Social Security and Medicare. This would be toughest of all, he said.

"These programs must be reformed if we're going to save them," Rubio said.

* Using leftover stimulus money to pay down the national debt.

Marco firmly believes by enforcing these suggestions he can help save "the freest and most prosperous country in the world." Marco explained, "If we don't fix these problems, our children and grandchildren will be the first generation of Americans to leave behind a diminished country. We must grow our economy through the private sector, not through the government."

For more information on Marco Rubio's 2010 campaign, visit his website at http://www.marcorubio.com/

 

 

 

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Case Equipment Owners Rely on Ring Power for Repairs and Maintenance

February 4, 2010 at 4:55 PMRing Power
Former Briggs customers turn to Ring Power for service and preventive maintenance

Ring Power Technician Briggs Equipment, North American distributor for Case articulated trucks, track loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, excavators, Yale forklifts, loader/backhoes, tool carriers, motor graders, skid steer and wheel loaders, pavers, compaction equipment, material handlers, demolition tools, and asphalt and concrete equipment, has closed its doors in Florida.

Case heavy equipment owners throughout north and central Florida can rest assured that Ring Power parts warehouses have access to the replacement parts they’ll need to keep their construction machines up and running: adjusters, brakes, engines, hoses, batteries, buckets, filters, hydraulics, pumps, blades, cab and chassis, fuel systems, pins and bushings and seal kits, as well as undercarriage, power train, steering and front axle components.

Also,Ring Power shops and technicians are equipped to perform repairs and preventive maintenance on most heavy equipment makes and models. In addition to Case construction equipment, Ring Power services skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders,manlifts, aerial lifts, mini hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, compactors, boom trucks, dump trucks, utility trucks, backhoe loaders and dozers made by Caterpillar, Bobcat, Genie, Terex, JCB, Lull, and other leading manufacturers.

Call or email us at any of our locations in north or central Florida to schedule service for your Case construction machine. Ring Power is open for business and we are here to stay!

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

Ring Power is not associated or affiliated with CNH or the Case Company

 

RING POWER HAS FINANCING OPTIONS TO HELP BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

January 19, 2010 at 11:17 AMRing Power
Ring Power The Cat Rental Store offers contractors a variety of financial solutions.

Wise management of business costs can help keep you afloat during lean times and growing during good times. Ring Power’s Cat Rental Storeoffers a range of solutions, backed by Cat Financial, that can enable you to obtain the machines you need—any time! Available financing options include:

Financing OptionsInstallment Sales Contract
The lowest total-acquisition-cost option for contractors who want to take immediate ownership of new or used equipment and get tax deductions for depreciation and interest.
Rental Purchase
For contractors who want the option to purchase the machine at any time during the rental contract period, RPO requires no minimum time frame for the rental and 100% of the rental rate can be applied toward the purchase of the machine. Furthermore, there is no penalty for returning the machine at the end of the rental contract.

Tax Lease—Cat Value Option
The perfect option for qualifying contractors who want to keep their payments as low as possible, while having the flexibility to either purchase the equipment at the end of the lease term (at Fair Market Value), or return the equipment to Cat Financial.

Finance Lease
With this solution, contractors who want to own or have the option to own the equipment under lease can enjoy full 100 percent financing if they qualify, lower-than-traditional monthly payments and interest expense deductions at tax time.

Window Lease
This option offers all the benefits of a tax lease while providing the contractor the ability to purchase the equipment at a specified Early Purchase Option price and date before the end of the lease term.

Flex Lease
This option was created for contractors who want a finance lease with multiple options to return or purchase the equipment at specified intervals or "outs".

With Ring Power’s variety of quick and easy financing solutions, customized payment plans and competitive rates you'll find a way to put the power of Cat to work for you! For details, contact an account manager at your nearest Cat Rental Store in north or central Florida.

 

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Special Financing for Cat Construction Equipment

January 18, 2010 at 12:25 PMRing Power
Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, now offering 0% financing for 36 months, plus up to $2000 credit.
Get 0% Financing for 36 months, PLUS an allowance up to $2,000 when you buy a new qualifying Caterpillar construction equipment.*Cat Equipment Financing Offer

Now when you purchase a new qualifying Cat construction equipment, you’ll receive 0% financing for 36 months, plus a credit allowance worth up to $2,000 that you can use toward future heavy equipment parts, machine service or repairs, Work Tool attachments or construction equipment rental transactions, plus much more right here at Ring Power.

Receive $2,000 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Backhoe Loader
  • Cat Small Wheel Loader or Front End Loader
  • Cat Track-type Tractor or Dozer
  • Cat Hydraulic Excavator or Track-hoe

Receive a $500 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Skid Steer Loader
  • Cat Multi Terrain Loader
  • Cat Compact Track Loader
  • Cat Compact Wheel Loader
  • Cat Hydraulic Mini Excavator

See how much you could save. Visit, click or call Ring Power, the Cat Rental Store today.

Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, is North and Central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer. Ring Power rents, sells and leases Cat equipment by the day, week, month or longer. We supply the youngest fleet of construction equipment -- the average age of our fleet is less than 18 months. Our competitors' fleets, like Neff, Hertz, United, RSC, Sunbelt, average more than 40 months and in some cases more than 50 months.

Other rental houses carry multiple lines of equipment, like Bobcat, Komatsu, John Deere, and Kobelco. Ring Power supplies one brand: Caterpillar. If we have to swap machines, it will be a Cat machine. Unlike the competition that will substitute any brand, which creates operator confusion and lowers productivity.

Call any of our 15 locations throughout Florida, including Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Palm Bay, Orlando, Ocala, Sarasota, Tampa, and our newest location, Lakeland. Click here to see a map of all store locations. To receive a map and directions to each office, click on a branch location. Email us for more information on any of our machines or special offers.

*Offer good from February 1 to May 31, 2010 on select models at participating dealers. Offer from Ring Power open to customers within North and Central Florida; customers outside these areas contact your local Cat Dealer. Customers in the USA will recieve a credit through Cat AccessAccount for use at participating Cat Dealers. Credits will expire on September 30, 2010; Financing is subject to credit approval through Cat Financial.

 

Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

January 11, 2010 at 10:30 AMRing Power
Godwin Brothers Construction
Goodwin Brothers Construction, located in Brooksville, Fla., specializes in site preparation, mining operations, underground utility and excavation work, and—recently—land surveying. The company also owns a fleet of dump trucks to haul quarry loads to processing centers and reclaimed asphalt to recycling plants. Daniel "Boone" Goodwin, the man behind the company, has relied on superior time management skills and Cat® construction equipment to build a solid reputation for quality work ever since he founded the company in 1987.

Goodwin grew up in what is now called Wesley Chapel, Fla. back when about a dozen families lived within a five-mile radius, and began his career in construction in 1966 as a dozer operator for a Lakeland-based company. After 10 years with this company, Goodwin tried relocating to North Carolina but soon realized his dislike of cold weather and snow. Upon his return to Florida a year later, Goodwin took charge of a subcontracting company in the Brooksville area that specialized in stripping overburden. By the mid-eighties Goodwin was doing mining work all over the state from Newberry to Ft. Pierce. Then, during a slow point in 1985, he took advantage of an option to buy out his partner and incorporated Goodwin Brothers Construction two years later.

As Goodwin continued to grow the company and adapt to customer’s demands for underground utility and excavation work, Goodwin Brothers continued to expand and upgrade its operational facilities: from residential offices, to a pole-barn on agricultural land, to its present location just across the street from Ring Power’s Brooksville branch on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, where it has remained for the past 12 years.

Goodwin’s foresight and self-confidence are evident in the name he chose for his company, which he figured would spare his sons the trouble of having to change the name after he retired. And he was right. Each of the four Goodwin brothers now manages a different aspect of the family business. Daniel handles the estimates, orders the materials and oversees the day-to-day operations. Eddie oversees the underground utility, site prep and paving projects. David is in charge of the company’s mining projects and Michael and the mechanics keep the company’s entire fleet of equipment and trucks running smoothly. This delegation of responsibilities leaves Goodwin free to enjoy his preferred duty on the job site: operating equipment—especially the paver.

Goodwin firmly believes he owes his success to the community that has provided him and his company so many opportunities from the beginning, and he gives back whenever he can. Sometimes by sponsoring little league teams, sometimes by bidding high and often on livestock at the county fair (and giving the bulk of the meat to employees and friends!) Known as a man who still values a handshake, Goodwin is held in high esteem by those with whom his company does business. He lets his company’s reputation speak for itself.

"That’s the way you do business; that’s the way I do business. If I tell somebody I’m going to do something, that’s the way it is," said Goodwin. "People that see us working on one job…see the name on the equipment, and want us to come work on another."

Goodwin has been a Ring Power customer for three decades, since the Rozier days. He still keeps an eye out for new machines that offer ease of use and superior productivity. As a result, he has amassed a broad variety of equipment over theGoodwin Brothers Construction years, allowing his company to meet whatever challenges they face. His inventory of equipment includes off-road trucks, a 400-series backhoe, a 330 and a 345 excavator, various D3, D5, D6, and D8 tractors, a 950H and a 980 wheel loader and a 12H motor grader. Goodwin also recently purchased an AP600 paver to replace an AP800 because he preferred the extended screed for parking lot work; and a 12M because the company needed a second motor grader.

Recognizing that a good name and the respect of your clients and community comes first may not be a new idea, but the commitment to the ideal is something Goodwin Brothers Construction strives to maintain in daily operations. While Goodwin may someday step down, his long-term planning will allow his sons to carry on with the company’s goals—and they won’t even have to change the name on the sign out front.

Goodwin Brothers Construction can be reached at 352.796.0149 or goodwinbrosconst@yahoo.com.

Ring Power News, Winter Edition

December 31, 2009 at 11:46 AMRing Power
The latest news, happenings and tips for your equipment from Ring Power Corporation.

To Our Customers… Ring Power News Cover

In these difficult economic times, not many companies are opening new facilities. However, to better serve our customers, Ring Power embarked on a long-term facility improvement plan in 2005, which has benefited every service area in our Florida sales territory.

The expansion and renovation projects continue to improve our ability to meet the needs of Ring Power customers and include the following:

New Construction
- 35,000-sq. ft. facility in Sarasota
- 27,237-sq. ft. facility in North Jacksonville
- 29,787-sq. ft. facility in Midway, near Tallahassee
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42,449-sq. ft. facility in Pompano Beach for Ring Power Crane and Ring Power Lift Trucks

Renovations & Expansions
- Tampa administrative offices and service bays
- 7,700-sq. ft. crane service facility expansion in Union City, Ga.
- Expansion of the heavy equipment service shop and renovation of the administrative facilities in Orlando and Palm Bay
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The newest construction project, completed this summer, is the new facility located in Lakeland, which replaced the aging building in nearby Mulberry (see article on page 7 for details).

Our investment in facility improvements is a testament to Ring Power’s long-term commitment to providing Ring Power customers the best product, parts and service and maintaining Ring Power’s standing as an industry leader well into the future.

Sincerely,

Randal R. Ringhaver

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In This Issue of Ring Power News  (click to open ---> RPN_Winter_2009_low.pdf (2.16 mb) )

Customer Profiles
- Flying High – Flightstar Aircraft Services - Success is Taking Off
- Lakeland Power Plant Gets New Cat 992K Front End Loader
- All in the Family – Goodwin Brothers Keeping it That Way Since 1987

Division News
- On-Highway Truck Parts & Services Shifts Into Overdrive, Servicing All Makes and Models Diesel Truck Engines
- New Facility–Now Open for Business in Lakeland
- New Faces in New Places

Product Reports
- RoGator Agriculturual Sprayer Receives Some New Creature Comforts
- Forklift Smackdown: Electric Forklift vs. Internal Combustion Forklift
- Air Time – Sullair Introduces New ShopTek™ Air Compressors
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Falcon Tanks: Phoenix Products Newest Product Line Takes Flight

UpTime
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Manage Your Construction Equipment’s Cost Per Hour

Ring Power is north and central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer and encompasses 44 counties. Headquartered in St. Augustine, Ring Power is comprised of seven divisions and has more than 40 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment. Ring Power News is produced for customers, friends and associates of Ring Power Corporation. Your comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome. Please submit correspondence to:

Ring Power News Editor
Ring Power Corporation
PO Box 45022
Jacksonville, FL 32232-5022

or click to send an email to: info@ringpower.com

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