Tampa MCRC Earns Timken Silver Certification

February 24, 2017 at 10:19 AMRing Power

Tampa’s Heavy Equipment Major Component Rebuild Center recently achieved silver certification from The Timken Company, receiving a plaque and banner as a source of pride for employees and clear evidence to customers that the MCRC facility is “Timken Bearing Certified.”

The certification process is done in conjunction with Timken’s bearing maintenance training programs. Prior to training, a Timken engineer conducts a rigorous evaluation of the processes and equipment used to store, remove, install and maintain bearings. Following the training, the Timken engineer returns for the post-training audit.

Being designated Bearing Certified means that the MCRC adheres to the highest standards in bearing service and confirms that solid processes are followed and the appropriate equipment is in place to ensure proper bearing maintenance. 

Ring Power's MCRC rebuilds and repairs diesel engines, transmissions and torque converters, power train components, provides engine component services and dyno tests to meet Caterpillar® performance specs.

Business Stacking Up? Consider a used warehouse forklift

February 21, 2017 at 12:56 PMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks always has a wide selection of new, used, rebuilt and certified warehouse forklifts, reach trucks and order pickers to meet our customers needs.

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Ring Power Presence at Construction Career Days Boosts Interest in Service Tech Careers

February 17, 2017 at 9:29 AMRing Power

In January, members of Ring Power’s training department traveled to the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando for Construction Career Days. The purpose of the annual event is to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities in the construction industry.

Approximately 375 students attended the two-day event this year. In one of the 20 lab sessions they presented to the students, Teri Brown (St. Augustine Customer Training, Apprentice Program & Think Big Manager), Gabe Sacco (St. Augustine Training Instructor) and Matt Sessions (Orlando HE Sales Rep) spoke to students about paths to employment in selling and servicing heavy equipment. They also entertained questions about the benefits of working for a company like Ring Power.

Following the presentation, students teamed up and competed against each other utilizing power wrenches to see who could remove and replace segment bolts the fastest. Cat hats were awarded to the winning teams.

Kudos to Gabe Sacco, Teri Brown and Matt Sessions, and to Wayne Veitch (WCC Transportation Division Manager) and Brian Wood (St. Augustine Assistant Fleet Manager) who also played a part in making this year’s event a great success!

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Ring Power Lift Trucks Receives Industry Awards for Excellence

February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PMRing Power

For the second consecutive year, Ring Power Lift Trucks, Florida’s premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, earned Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America’s (MCFA) prestigious Dealer of Excellence award.

This is the 2nd consecutive year Ring Power Lift Trucks has won the award.

“This award recognizes our commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction in parts, service and sales operations,” said Ring Power Lift Trucks VP, General Manager, Robert Burkhead.  We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious honor.”

MCFA utilized customer feedback, market share measurements and several support measurements to determine this year’s Dealer of Excellence winners. Customer satisfaction and employee training were given the most weight.

In addition to the Dealer of Excellence award, Kalmar recently named Ring Power Lift Trucks as a Premier Partner, for a second consecutive year. Like the Dealer of Excellence award, the Premier Partner status is based on sales volume, market share, customer satisfaction and training metrics.

About Ring Power Lift Trucks
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 lifttrucks.ringpower.com

 

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Video: Machine's In-Cab Advanced Display Settings

January 26, 2017 at 11:58 AMRing Power

Adjust your skid steer or compact construction equipment to meet your jobsite's demands. 

As a Florida contractor, be sure to get the most out of your heavy equipment by using the in-cab display to adjust operator settings according to your specific project.

Operator settings allow you to configure many of the settings of your machine that you may wants to adjust for your specific project. Click the button twice and you’ll see several settings you can change. To navigate between the different setting options, use the buttons directly below the vertical arrows.

Some of the settings you can adjust according to your preference include:

- Drive joystick sensitivity
- Creep control
- Limit top end speed
- Backup camera

All of these items can be changed by using the buttons directly below the horizontal arrows. Knowing how to navigate your in-cab display will help you get the most out of your machine.

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Video: Know Your Construction Equipment's Engine

January 20, 2017 at 10:09 AMRing Power

As a Florida contractor, you know how important it is to minimize downtime. Follow these simple tips to keep your new onstruction equipment running at top performance.

Know the location of your engine oil dipstick. Check the oil often to make sure the engine contains the proper amount of oil.

- Air filters are one of the most vital components of the engine bay. Clean air going in will lengthen the life expectancy of your machine's engine— check it daily.

- Keep an eye on fuel condition. Visually inspecting the fuel lets you know if you have high amounts of water or contaminants.

- Check your recommended intervals. Be sure to follow your machines recommended intervals for changing the hydraulic filter.

- Coolant should be filled to spec. Visually inspect to make sure it’s at the right level.

- Manually disconnecting the battery is helpful as an anti-theft device or if the machine will sit idle for an extended period of time.

VIDEO: Parts.cat.com makes buying parts easy

January 11, 2017 at 10:36 AMRing Power

Did you know our Florida contractors and customers are now able to order Caterpillar heavy machinery parts online at parts.cat.com?

It's the fastest and easiest way to shop from over 1.4 million Cat® machine parts, including new, Cat® Reman, Cat Classic parts, and attachments.

To find the heavy equipment part your looking for, simply browse through the category section. Within a few clicks you'll find exacly what you need. You can even check local parts inventory. If you know the part serial number, it's even easier. Just enter the serial number and keyword and you'll find your parts in seconds.

Parts.cat.com - find the parts you need with the click of a button.

 

 

Ring Power Corporation Announces Retirement of Director of Used Sales, Appointment of Used Equipment Sales Manager

January 5, 2017 at 12:48 PMRing Power

- Paula Ringhaver, Frank Fowler, Randy Ringhaver, & Lynne Fowler are pictured at a board of directors meeting where Frank Fowler was presented with a commemorative collector model Cat D11T tractor.

Ring Power Corporation today announced the retirement of Senior Vice President Frank Fowler, director of used heavy equipment sales, Dec. 31.

Fowler’s decision to retire brings to a close a remarkable career of 44 years with Ring Power Corporation. First hired by Ring Power in 1972 to work in the parts warehouse at their corporate offices on Talleyrand Avenue in Jacksonville, Fowler held various positions during his employment, including parts counter salesperson, equipment sales administrator, equipment rental manager, and used equipment sales representative. Fowler joined Ring Power’s Board of Directors in 1998 and, in 2005, was named Senior Vice President, Director of Used Equipment and International Sales.

 

Fowler attributes his success to a few key factors. First, having the support and leadership of Ring Power’s dealer principals throughout his tenure, which provided a strong foundation for making sound business decisions. Also important, having the opportunity to share solutions and exchange points of view with other dealer principals and used equipment sales teams from Cat dealerships around the country gave him a unique perspective for dealing with the ups and downs of the used equipment business climate.

 

“[Fowler] was one of the first to recognize the built-in value of good, used equipment,” said Ring Power President and CEO Randy Ringhaver. “He has been a driving force behind the success of our Used Equipment department, which has contributed greatly over the years to the growth and achievements of the rental, service and parts areas of our business, as well.”

Replacing Fowler, Frank Streva, who joined Ring Power in Aug. 2016, assumed the role of used equipment sales division manager Jan. 1 after 12 years with another Cat dealership, Louisiana Machinery Co. While at Louisiana Cat, Streva worked in a variety of roles in finance, sales, and operations and earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Streva has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Louisiana State University.

 

“I am humbled and excited by this opportunity to lead our used sales division and I look forward to working with our dedicated employees and customers to further grow the business,” Streva said. “I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am confident we can build upon the success of the used equipment division thanks to the foundation built under Frank’s leadership.”

 About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 55 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com.

 

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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VIDEO: Construction Equipment Daily Cab Routine

November 18, 2016 at 10:52 AMRing Power
use these pointers to be safe, comfortable and aware once inside the heavy construction equipment cab.

As a contractor or heavy equipment operator in Florida, your daily routine should begin with a machine walk-around and inspection. Watch the video below for a few pointers to keep you safe and comfortable once inside the heavy equipment cab.

- Be sure the machine's backup camera is clear of debris
- Buckle the safetybelt and lower lapbars
- Adjust air ride seat for visibility
- Adjust the construction machine's controls for comfort
- Check your backup camera's in-cab display is operating properly

Remember, be safe, comfortable and aware!

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