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.

Is a new forklift lease in your future?—February 2011

February 2, 2011 at 1:04 PMRing Power

Now is the time to lease your next forklift from Cat® Lift Trucks!forklift lease program

Cat Lift Trucks is offering no lease payments for the first three months on any new electric or internal combustion sit-down counterbalanced Cat® lift truck up to capacities of 15,500 lbs.

Cat Lift Trucks industry-leading forklifts and lease programs are designed to provide the flexibility necessary to meet your unique material handling needs. Find out how you can qualify for three free months on your next forklift lease by contacting us today.

From now through April 30, 2011, Cat Lift Trucks is offering no lease payments for the first three months on any new electric or internal combustion sit-down Cat® lift truck up to capacities of 15,500 lbs.

Free three-month lift truck lease program benefits include:
►  No payments for the first three months of the qualifying lift truck lease
►  Low, factory subsidized interest rates
►  Flexible program terms of up to 76 months
►  No up-front cash, advance payments or down payment required - conserves cash and credit lines
►  2-Year, unlimited hours comprehensive warranty
►  3-Year, 6,000 hours powertrain warranty
►  With an optional total maintenance and repair contract, the responsibility for lift truck maintenance stays with professionals and frees up time for you to run your business.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Trucks has represented Cat® Lift Trucks and material handling equipment for nearly 40 years.

 

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Match the Right Forklift Battery to the Application

September 10, 2010 at 3:10 PMRing Power
forklift battery selection and applications

Electric forklifts are becoming more prevalent in the material handling industry. Electric forklifts are quiet, energy efficient, and require less overall maintenance costs. Today’s electric forklifts are not just used in warehouse applications either, as evident with Cat Lift Trucks’ new 10,000-lbs. 80-volt electric pneumatic truck. Or Linde’s energy efficient RX60 high-performance electric lift truck, also featuring an 80-volt electrical system, AC motors and 1,000-hour service intervals.

All electric forklifts rely on battery power and each application has an industrial battery to match. Exide Technologies has a battery power no matter where your lift truck operates.

GNB Flooded Classic Battery

Titan Flooded Forklift Battery

Exide Fusion Fast Charge Battery

The economical Flooded flat-panel forklift battery is the ideal solution for use in all classes of forklift trucks.
3 years full, plus 2 year prorated warranty.

Titan Flooded batteries are designed to deliver consistent, reliable power and engineered to increase your efficiency and productivity. For standard and high demand applications.
5 years full, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Exide Fusion line of fast charge batteries is specifically designed to meet the high-energy demands of fast charging using rugged flooded flat-plate technology. Ideal for cold-storage applications and 10-12 hour shifts. Meets high-energy demands of opportunity fast charging applications.
4 years full when used with a Fusion charger.

Tubular-HP High Performance Battery

Liberator Low Maintenance Battery

Element Valve-Regulated
Lead-Acid Battery

These high performance flooded tubular-plate batteries are designed to deliver more power than the equivalent dimension flooded flat-late batteries. For standard and high-demand applications.
5 years full warranty, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Liberator low-maintenance forklift battery is designed to deliver consistent, reliable power using round tubular positive plate technology. These batteries are able to achieve a 45-day or 90-day watering interval, depending on the type of SCR charger used. For medium to heavy-duty applications.
5 years full warranty, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Element battery virtually eliminates the mess and hazards associated with typical forklift battery maintenance. The Element makes it cleaner, safer and easier to use. A battery designed for use in all classes of electric forklift trucks. For light and standard demand applications.
1 year full, plus 2 years prorated.

forklift battery
Contact Ring Power Lift Trucks to discuss all your forklift battery options or get a battery quote online. Curious to see if you can save money by converting your current internal combustion forklift to electric forklifts? Contact us. You may be surprised at the savings.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark, Linde, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks and truck-mounted forklifts, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, and specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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Think Electric Forklifts Are Only for Warehouse Applications? THINK AGAIN!

April 30, 2010 at 12:27 PMRing Power
Electric Pneumatic Forklifts, 80 volt, by Cat Lift Trucks now available.

Cat Lift Trucks introduces 80-volt electric pneumatic tire forklifts.Electric 
Pneumatic Forklift by Cat Lift Trucks

Electric forklifts are common place in applications requiring a forklift without emissions, such as warehouses, logistical operations, and storage facilities. Benefits of operating electric forklifts include:
• Lower forklift operating costs
• Longer operating life
for your forklift

• Less forklift maintenance due to fewer moving parts
• Lower noise levels

Now, Cat Lift Trucks translates all these benefits to outdoor applications with a series of electric pneumatic tire forklifts in capacities ranging from 5,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. These electric forklifts are not afraid of rugged environments and deliver performance similar to an internal combustion (IC) lift truck with all the benefits of an electric forklift.


Caterpillar’s EPC5000-EP6000 and EP7000-EP10000 Series of 80-volt electric pneumatic counter-balance forklifts provide maximum performance in a variety of applications due to advanced powerful technology.


Longer Operating Times

The newly designed AC control system offers efficient and improved performance and optimal energy recovery through the regenerative braking system, which allows up to 20% of the energy to be put back into the battery. The result is longer operating times on
just one battery charge.

Reliable Motors

The AC electric motor is protected to IP54, protecting them against dust, water and chemicals. The motors are extremely quiet and provide precise performance at all power levels.

Extended Service Intervals

These electric pneumatic forklifts minimize maintenance by extending service intervals. Battery capacity and service reminders are clearly visible on the premium operator display.

For complete specifications on Cat Lift Trucks’ 80-volt electric pneumatic forklifts, click to download this Adobe PDF file:
Electric_Pneumatic_Forklifts.pdf

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, Princeton piggybacks, Navigator truck-mounted forklifts, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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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Is your forklift's brake system protected?

June 11, 2009 at 9:17 AMRing Power
forklift brake maintenance

Keep your forklift's brake system safe with these brake maintenance tips forklift brake maintenance

Many forklifts encounter harsh environmental conditions – such as extreme temperature changes and prolonged exposure to chemicals – shift after shift, day after day. This can accelerate the maintenance needs of your forklift's braking system and compromise the operation of your forklift. As a result, individual braking system components should be inspected on a regular basis to help minimize downtime and product damage.

  1. Brake Linings – Worn or damaged service brake linings could result in poor braking performance and damage to the brake drums.
  2. Brake Fluid Reservoir – Leakage from the forklift’s master cylinder fluid reservoir, fluid line or seals can lead to low or no fluid in the master cylinder and can impede proper braking.
  3. Brake Drums – Worn brake drums can accelerate wear of brake linings and result
  4. Drive Tires – Badly worn tires can result in loss of traction, stability and braking for your forklift. Foreign objects may cause tire damage and result in poor braking performance.
  5. Parking Brake Actuation Handle & Cable – A cracked or bent assembly of the parking brake handle can negatively impact brake operation. The parking brake cable can be damaged due to over-adjustment, which may cause the cable to stretch and function improperly.
  6. Parking Brake Caliper – The brake caliper found on some electric forklifts is subject to heat warpage if operated incorrectly. Worn discs may make it difficult to hold the lift truck on a grade.
  7. Brake Adjusters – Worn or damaged brake adjuster components, including springs and cables, can result in poor forklift braking performance.

Ring Power Lift Trucks make significant investments in professionally trained forklift service technicians, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, completely stocked service vans and excellent parts inventory to help keep your lift trucks on the job and being productive. In the long run, Ring Power Lift Trucks minimizes your risk and keeps your lift trucks running at the lowest operating cost. Call 1-888-699-7811, click or email to order your brake components for your forklift.

We’re interested in hearing your thoughts on forklift brake maintenance – click the headline to leave a comment or send an email.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, and specialized products by Bendi, Big Joe and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely

March 25, 2009 at 10:47 AMRing Power
Electric Forklift

Electric forkliftThe biggest consideration of an electric forklift is the recharging process. A typical battery takes 8 hours to recharge completely and then an additional 8 hours to cool down before it is used. For example, a single charge could last from 3 to 12 hours depending on the application and other factors. If your operation has multiple shifts you may need to purchase additional batteries or, in certain instances, a fast charge system can be used. The fast charge system will reduce the need for additional batteries and potentially eliminates the need for a charging station. A battery-handling station occupies approximately 200 sq. feet or more depending on the number of electric forklifts in your fleet and number of shifts in your operation.

Here are some recommendations to follow when charging the battery of your electric forklift.

Charging Areas - Proper Equipment
All plants should have designated charging areas for their forklifts, especially if they change batteries at the end of each shift. These areas should have proper battery handling equipment including overhead hoists, lifting beams, battery racks and cranes, and the area must be well ventilated.

A source of running water nearby is desirable and a water hose at the filling operation is recommended.

Racks used in the charging area must be insulated to prevent any sparking. The battery rack supports must also be suitably insulated or made of non-conducting material.'

The floors in battery and charging rooms should have an acid-resistant coating and be sloped toward a sump. They should always be washed with clean water after an acid spill. The spill should be neutralized with a non-corrosive, water based neutralizing chemical that is user safe and environmentally compliant.

Hand-operated fire extinguishers should be available in all charging areas even if the areas are equipped with automatic sprinkler systems. For information on extinguisher class, size and mounting locations, consult local fire authorities or your insurance carrier.

Charging Areas - Proper Ventilation
The forklift battery charging area must be properly ventilated, either naturally or with a ventilation system. When installing a ventilation system, a number of factors must be considered, including the number and size of batteries being charged at one time and the size, height and air-tightness of the room

Ventilation is considered satisfactory if the hydrogen concentration does not exceed 2% in anyone location. Concentrations of more than 4% are explosive and dangerous. A number of instruments, such as combustible gas indicators and flammable vapor indicators, are available for continuous automatic analysis of hydrogen content in the air.

Always keep tray covers and truck compartment covers open when charging a battery. This helps cool the battery and disperse the gases.

Connecting/Disconnecting Charger
Always turn the battery charger OFF before connecting or disconnecting a forklift battery. Live leads can cause arcing and sparking, which could cause an explosion if battery gases are present. In addition, the contact surfaces of the plugs or connectors will become pitted over time.

Sparks, Open Flames
Because of the explosive gas mixtures generated while charging batteries, anything that could ignite the gas, such as sparks, open flames, an electrical are, smoking, etc., must be prohibited in the charging areas. To serve as a prominent reminder, "NO SMOKING" signs should be posted in all charging areas.

Visit lifttrucks.ringpower.com to view all of our electric forklifts and contact us for electric forklift batteries, electric forklift battery chargers, and supplies.

 

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