Ring Power Champions Diesel Technology at Florida SkillsUSA Competition—August 2011

August 1, 2011 at 8:53 AMRing Power
Students from 83 high schools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.

Students from 83 Florida highschools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor.

This past spring, the 2011 Florida SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference drew to a close at the Manatee Civic Center in Bradenton, where over 3000 students, educators, business people and supporters from across the state gathered for the 44th annual event. In all, more than 1300 students from 83 high schools, technical centers and colleges throughout Florida competed in 188 skills and leadership contests—the largest number of contests and greatest number of schools in the history of the conference!

Ring Power Corporation supports the mission of SkillsUSA by taking part every year in the organization’s state-level competitions. This year, nine students competed in the Diesel Equipment Technology trials, which were held in Ring Power’s Sarasota’s heavy equipment shops. Tampa Training Instructor Josh Markosen volunteered his services as a judge of the contestants’ hydraulic fundamentals skills; Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp judged contestants on electrical fundamentals skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician James Freeman judged their electronic engine skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician Josh Ritter judged their preventive maintenance skills; and Sarasota Heavy Equipment Service Business Manager Nathan Worley judged job interviewing skills.

Dwayne Rainer, Lakeland Cat Rental Store Field Service Technician, has been involved with SkillsUSA since he was a student. In 1990, when he was class president of his school’s chapter, Rainer took first place in the Florida diesel equipment technology competition and fourth place in the National Competition. Last year, as event chairman of the diesel equipment technology competition, Rainer organized the flow of students through the skill stations and assisted with judging, tallying and submitting the final competition results. This year, Rainer served as coordinator of the competition.

Photo: Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp (center) explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor. 

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, tech
nical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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About Ring Power Corp

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Additional heavy equipment branch locations include, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Perry, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, and Palm Bay. Ring Power is provides parts and service on all makes of heavy equipment repairs, both Cat and competitive machines such as Volvo, John Deere, Komatsu, Bob Cat and others. 

  

New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Appointed—June 2011

July 22, 2011 at 2:49 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation announces the appointment of Darryl Kehoe to New Heavy Equipment Sales in Tampa, Florida.tampa heavy equipment sales rep, darryl kehoe

Kehoe, who assumed his new role June 1, joined Ring Power in 2002 as a Challenger agricultural tractors and equipment sales specialist. Since then, Kehoe has successfully grown the agricultural market segment for Ring Power. As a representative for new heavy equipment sales in the Tampa territory, Kehoe hopes to continue to build upon his reputation throughout central Florida to help further expand the company’s share of the construction, earth moving and mining equipment business.

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

 

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Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named—May 2011

May 18, 2011 at 8:55 AMRing Power
Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named

Ring Power appoints Toby Crews as heavy equipment regional manager for Central Florida territory, based near Tampa, Florida.Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Toby Crews

Ring Power Senior VP and Director of New Heavy Equipment Sales Tim Maguire announces the promotion of VP Toby Crews to the position of Central Florida Regional Sales Manager. Effective June 1, Crews will take charge of Ring Power’s Riverview, Fla. branch location, just to the south of Tampa in Hillsborough County.

A 1994 graduate of the University of North Florida, Crews holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. After joining Ring Power in April 1995, Crews worked hard to establish a successful track record as a sales representative for various divisions within the company, including new equipment sales for Ring Power Lift Trucks, rental sales for The Cat Rental Store and new equipment sales for Ring Power’s heavy equipment division.

In 2005, Crews was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the brand new location on Pecan Park Road in Jacksonville. Since then, his responsibilities have included heavy equipment sales for northern Duval County as well as general management of the heavy equipment, Cat Rental Store and truck engine operations at the branch.

Crews looks forward to tackling the challenges of his new position. In addition to managing the Riverview facility overall, Crews will be responsible for the heavy equipment sales personnel and operations at Ring Power branches in Lakeland, Tarpon Springs, Sarasota, Brooksville, Orlando and Palm Bay as well as Riverview.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to meet Ring Power’s customers in Central Florida, and hope to continue to build solid, mutually rewarding business relationships here,” he said. “Most importantly, I want our customers to know that they can continue to count on the same outstanding service and support that they have always received at our facility in Riverview.”

Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment and career opportunities can be found on the Internet at http://www.ringpower.com.

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

 

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Track-type Tractor Rebuild Saves Brevard County Money–April 2011

April 20, 2011 at 1:03 PMRing Power
Brevard County saved many with a major rebuild of their landfill machines.

Daily operating conditions at Brevard County Landfill are extremely harsh. Sharp fragments, corrosive materials and sticky debris work their way into a machine’s components, accelerating wear and tear. Brevard County’s Solid Waste Division recetrack-type tractor after reuildntly rebuilt two of their worn fleet machines, a Caterpillar® D7R track-type tractor and a Caterpillar M316 wheeled excavator, at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Justin William’s, Palm Bay Heavy Equipment PSSR, persistence convinced Brevard County officials that a Ring Power rebuild would help get their money’s worth out of their Cat machines, and his timing couldn’t have been better. Accustomed to replacing equipment every five years, Brevard County had not considered a rebuild since 1999, when the landfill’s 826C landfill compactor was rebuilt. Once officials started comparing current equipment pricing with Ring Power’s rebuild options, County officials saw the advantage: the powertrain rebuilds would save more than $415,000 when compared to the cost of replacing the two machines.

The D7R was transported to Tampa’s Major Component Rebuild Center (MCRC) in early December 2010. Component specialists rebuilt the powertrain—engine, transmission, final drives, drive axles, differentials, hydraulic cylinders, pumps and motors—inspecting, testing and replacing as needed. Several weeks later, the M316 was brought in to Palm Bay’s service shop. Both rebuilds were completed within the scheduled 30 days, but the M316 was not delivered to Brevard County until March, after some additional work was completed.

Brevard County solid waste officials are very pleased with the “good as new” quality of the rebuilds—right down to the paint jobs! Congratulations to Ring Power’s Heavy Equipment service and product support personnel in Palm Bay and Tampa who made the rebuilds happen!

When it comes to overall productivity and operating cost, a Cat® machine is the best equipment investment you can make. When most competitive models reach the end of their life cycle, replacement may be the only solution. But Cat equipment has a sustainable design that allows the machine to be remanufactured by reusing many of the original parts, reducing waste and delivering a cost-effective alternative to replacing with new equipment.

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Caterpillar Update on Impact of Crisis in Japan—April 2011

April 6, 2011 at 8:48 AMRing Power
Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited actively monitor the developments in Japan

Ring Power Corporation, reports Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to aid in Japan. Over the last week, Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited have actively monitored the on-going developments in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami to report ramifications for Cat and the Caterpillar dealer network.

While continuing to provide support for all employees living and working in Japan, Caterpillar is focusing resources from around the world to determine the full scope and impact on the company’s supply chain. Caterpillar's facilities in Tokyo, Akashi and Sagami were not damaged by the earthquake, and are outside of the current area the Japanese government has declared as a mandatory evacuation zone. To date, both the Sagami and Akashi facilities have continued to operate and produce product, and the disruption to the supply chain in Japan has not stopped production at other Caterpillar facilities around the world. Cat is actively developing alternative sources for components produced by Japanese-based suppliers, should they not be able to fulfill orders. Although Cat’s Japanese interests appear sound, Caterpillar cautions it is possible some facilities may be sporadically impacted throughout Japan’s recovery.

In addition to Caterpillar’s economic research on behalf of suppliers, employees, dealers and customers, Caterpillar Japan Limited has pledged $1 million to support disaster relief through in-kind equipment donations of machinery and generators to Japanese governmental agencies. In America, the Caterpillar Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross with an additional promise to match up to $500,000 in contributions made by Caterpillar employees, retirees and dealer employees ­to the Red Cross before April 14, 2011.

Ring Power Corporation has more than 45 years of experience selling, renting, servicing and supporting Caterpillar® and allied equipment throughout North and Central Florida. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found on the Internet at ringpower.com.

 

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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.

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 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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RPC Invoice and Statements Now Available Online!—January 2011

January 24, 2011 at 10:46 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is pleased to invite you to use our web-based application allowing your company to view and print copies of your statements and invoices.online invoicing ring power

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? — The company owner simply needs to contact the credit department and request an application, either by email or fax. Fill it out completely and return. Upon review of your application, a log-in and password will be issued. Company owners can grant permission to additional users within the company.

HOW DOES IT WORK? — The secured Internet site permits users you've designated to view and print statements/invoices in a Portable Document Format or PDF files. Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ is the required software and is downloadable from the Adobe website at no cost!

ADVANTAGES — Now check your account status at your convenience, day or night. Contact Ring Power's Credit Department and begin taking advantage of this convenient service today.

Contact Ring Power's Credit Department at 904-494-1356 or by email: RPWebInvoicing@ringpower.com

 

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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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Caterpillar Receives Tier 4 Interim Certification for Non-Road Construction Equipment

September 20, 2010 at 8:57 AMRing Power

New Cat®C13 ACERT™ and C15 ACERT™ engines feature integrated design and provide improved fuel efficiency and productivity for next generation machines. CATERPILLAR C13 ACERT Engine Now Tier IV Interim Certified

C13 ACERT anda C15 ACERT engines have received the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emissions certification. The engines are the latest to receive certification in the 130 – 560 kW power category.

The C13 ACERT and C15 ACERT in addition to the previously announced certified C9.3 ACERT engine families will power a number of Cat products including mid-range track-type tractors, motor graders and hydraulic excavators in a wide variety of customer applications. Additionally, the C9.3 ACERT engine and its 13- and 15 liter counterparts are offered in several configurations and ratings for use by customers in the industrial, agriculture and petroleum markets.

"Our Tier 4 focus is not just about emissions – it is about the customer, as well" said Marketing and Product Support Vice President, Steve Gosselin. "Our ultimate goal is to exceed expectations by developing products that are more efficient, add more customer value and reduce emissions without sacrificing performance."

It is projected that Caterpillar will accumulate nearly one million hours of testing on Tier 4 Interim//Stage IIIB engines and machines by the end of 2010.

For more information about Tier IV Interim regulations, please visit Ring Power's new Tier IV website at http://emissions.catdealer.com/ringpower .

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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