Ring Power to Attend ICUEE 2011 in Louisville — September 2011

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 PMRing Power

ICUEE 2011 - The Demo Expo "Hands Down the Best Place for Hands On"

Ring Power is eagerly anticipating this year's ICUEE [pronounced I.Q.] at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. Held October 4-6, ICUEE is the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. Also known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE is the best place for hands on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment operation. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations.

The broad spectrum of equipment available to operate is the ultimate in competitive comparisons. An extensive education program complements displays of the latest equipment technology and product innovations. Ring Power will be on-site proudly representing our Terex Utilities line. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The event will feature:

 
  • Over 950 exhibitors  
  • Over 20,000 attendees
  • A comprehensive education program during the three-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground and overhead.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits of equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Admixtures/Chemicals
  • Aerial/Digger Derricks
  • Attachments
  • Cable Equipment
  • Compaction Equipment
  • Components
  • Cranes
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Earthmoving Machinery
  • Electronics / Controls / Instrumentation
  • Engines/Components
  • Hand Tools
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Light Equipment
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  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Overhead & Maintenance Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Publications
  • Pumps
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Safety & Traffic Equipment
  • Service Providers
  • Sewer Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Tires
  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Trenching & Shoring
  • Trenchless Equipment
  • Trucks/Truck Bodies/Accessories
  • Utility Locating Equipment
  • Vacuum Excavation Equipment
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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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    Burton, Cat Racing Team Score Third-Place Effort In Sprint Showdown

    May 25, 2010 at 9:59 AMRing Power
    Cat Racing Team scores third-place

    Driving a special-themed Caterpillar Chevy Impala, commemorating Dale Earnhardt’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Jeff Burton and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team overcame a 17th-place starting position to finish third in the annual Sprint Showdown 40-lap event. 

    The race, which precedes the yearly All Star event, consists of two 20-lap segments where both green flag and caution laps count toward the first 20 laps, followed by another 20 laps where only green-flag laps are scored.Cat Racing

    Friday’s opening day gave the 29 entries an 80-minute practice session so they could fine tune their race cars for Saturday night’s contest. The Todd Berrier-led team meticulously used every second of the session and when it was all said and done, the Cat Racing team was listed second on the scoreboard.

    Later that night, Burton was slated to roll of the grid 17th in the qualifying session and toured the 1.5-mile oval fast enough to position himself right behind the provisional pole sitter. But, with four cars left to make qualifying runs, Mother Nature swarmed the Concord area and delayed the time trials session for rain. Track-drying efforts, coupled with a race against the clock to get the Camping World Truck Series race in, forced NASCAR officials to cancel the Sprint Showdown qualifying session and set the starting lineup based on qualifying order.

    Despite starting deep in the field, Burton & Company were overall pleased with the performance of the Caterpillar Chevy in Friday’s practice session and hoped that it would translate over to the 40-lap brawl.

    The RCR entry did not disappoint.

    The veteran driver moved into 12th just two laps in, 10th on lap six, and cracked the top five at lap 12.

    Tussling with a machine that was tight through the middle of the turns and loose on the exits, a caution on lap 17 provided an opportunity for Berrier to summon Burton to pit road where the veteran crew chief called for a two-tire pit stop that included air pressure adjustments.

    Restarting fourth, the 21-time Sprint Cup Series race winner narrowly missed a three-car racing incident that placed him fifth for a 19-lap shootout.

    The South Boston, Va., native traveled to fourth on lap 23 and into third on the ensuing lap, where he spent the remaining laps trying to reel in the second-place car. But, the handling on the Caterpillar Chevy shifted to the tight side in the closing circuits and Burton couldn’t make up any time on the frontrunners, taking the checkers third.

    Martin Truex Jr. captured the win while Greg Biffle crossed the line second, posting finishes that allowed both drivers to transfer into the All Star Race. Burton, Paul Menard and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top-five finishers.

    Burton’s RCR teammate Clint Bowyer retired to the garage early after making contact with the wall, resulting in a 23rd-place finish.

    Fellow stablemate Kevin Harvick competed in the All Star Race where he finished sixth.

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend for its annual longest race on the 2010 circuit. Flag-to-flag coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 will take the green flag Sunday, May 30, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The race will be televised live on FOX and broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Qualifying for the 13th points-paying race on the 2010 schedule will be telecast live on SPEED Thursday, May 27 beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

    Race/Date:  Sprint Showdown on May 22, 2010
    Location:  Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, N.C.
    Start Position:  17th
    Finish Position: Third   

    Points Position: Eighth – Maintained position, non-points event

    Ring Power's virtual storefront, storefront.ringpower.com, has a great selection of Cat Racing apparel, Caterpillar scale models, Cat Racing t-shirts, Cat hats and more. 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.

    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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    Ring Power Employees Spread Holiday Spirit to American Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

    December 2, 2009 at 10:42 AMRing Power

    St. Augustine, FL; December 1, 2009 – For the eighth consecutive year, employees of Ring Power Corporation, north and central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, joined forces to bring holiday cheer to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, "Christmas for the Troops" netted 154 individual military APO/FPO flat rate boxes containing snacks, candies, toiletries, games, CDs, books, magazines and gun oil. According to Senior Accounting Clerk Dorothy Case, who spearheads the annual drive, "For those who are serving in harm’s way, those items are a real treat."

    On November 19, the packages shipped out of the St. Augustine USPS branch to four military units with a special connection to the Ring Power "family:"

    Sgt. Philip Wessels, son of VP/Entertainment Services Division GM Phil Wessels, received 15 care packages to share with his U.S. Army Special Forces unit deployed in Iraq.

    Marine Cpl. Kory Diley, son of Cat Rental Store Executive Secretary Nikki McDaniel, received 48 care packages for his Special Operations unit in Afghanistan.

    Sgt. Bobby Hendrix, brother of Soyna White, who works in the Credit Department, received 76 care packages for his Army National Guard unit, ARSIC-East Echo Company, serving in Afghanistan.

    Staff Sgt. Sean Wright, son of Cat Rental Store Administrative Assistant Sheryl Hand and Warranty Department Administrator Wendel Hand, received 15 care packages for his Army Special Forces unit, also deployed in Afghanistan.

    Ring Power Corporation, the Cat dealer for north and central Florida, is proud to support its employees’ loved ones, who so bravely serve our country.

     

    New EPA Emission Regulations for Stationary Diesel Engines

    October 7, 2009 at 3:23 PMRing Power
    EPA Emissions for Stationary Diesel Engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that are not already covered by earlier EPAoxidation catalystregulations.

    The newly announced regulation would set emission limits from certain stationary diesel engines. EPA expects the plan to be fully implemented by 2013. The EPA is required to complete the final rule by February 10, 2010.

    EPA’s announcement said that in 2008, over 1 million of these engines generated electricity, powered equipment and operated during emergencies at industrial, agricultural and other facilities. Specifically, EPA said these engines are used at facilities such as power, chemical and manufacturing plants to generate electricity and power pumps and compressors. They are also used to produce electricity and pump water for flood and fire control in emergencies.

    EPA said this rule would apply to engines that are smaller than or equal to 500 hp that were manufactured before June 12, 2006. It also covers engines larger than or equal to 500 hp that were manufactured before December 19, 2002.

    Owners of operators of existing engines would be required to install emissions control equipment that would limit emissions by up to 90-percent, perform emissions tests to demonstrate engine performance and compliance with rule requirements and burn ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in non-emergency engines with a site rating greater than 300 hp. To meet the proposed emissions requirements, owners and operators would need to install aftertreatment controls on the exhaust system, such as filters or catalysts.

    The proposed EPA rule focuses on two options for aftertreatment control of emissions. One is oxidation catalysts, a technology the EPA believes can achieve air toxics reductions up to 90-percent, but can only reduce fine particle emissions by about 30-percent. Catalyzed diesel particulate filters are also a listed technology to reduce air toxins and particle emissions, including black carbon soot at over 90-percent.

    Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Oakdale, California.

    Fire Truck Rescued by St. Augustine Paint Shop

    April 29, 2009 at 2:56 PMRing Power
    St. Augustine Branch Donates Time to Restore Fire Truck

     

    On hand to turn over the shiny, restored truck to Rodeheaver were several Ring Power employees and managers who took part in the effort. Pictured left to right: Branch Service Manager Chris Tomkinson, SVP Director of Facilities and Purchasing Dennis Steed, HE Unit Foreman Daryl Gandy, Larry Albane and Gerald Bustion; Rodeheaver representatives Jim Hughes, Jeff King and Ken Johnson; and President Randy Ringhaver.

    Ring Power's St. Augustine branch donated the heavy equipment paint shop's expertise to the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch by offering to restore the charitable organization’s Ford C-Series fire truck. The ranch, which is located in Palatka, Fla., utilizes the fire truck for small brush fires, Boy Scout merit badge training, and to train boys for future public service careers.

    The truck had been eaten away by rust, leaving holes in the roof and body. A special thanks to the whole St. Augustine paint shop crew for making the truck look as good as the day it rolled off the assembly line!

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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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    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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