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.

 

Ring Power at International Seacargo Show

October 16, 2009 at 9:06 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation will be well represented at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition held in Miami, Florida beginning November 4 and runs through November 6. port container handler

International trade representatives from the nearly all of Ring Power’s divisions will be available for customer interaction and to answer questions regarding forklifts and material handling equipment, industrial air compressors, generators, power plants, and heavy construction equipment, such as loaders, excavators, and tractors.

BOOTH 423              
Look for Ring Power at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition in Booth 423

Ring Power’s specialized divisions – heavy construction equipment, power generating systems, forklifts, crane, used Caterpillar parts – represents a wide variety of equipment and product lines for purchase, lease, or rental. We serve the heavy construction, road building, logging, agriculture, recycling, waste management and landfill maintenance, marine power, truck engine power, prime and standby power generation, entertainment venues, industrial power, warehousing, port container handling, material handling and many others. Email us for more information.

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New Lakeland Branch Now Open for Business

October 14, 2009 at 11:41 AMRing Power

Construction of the new Ring Power facility in Lakeland was completed right on schedule, consolidating Lakeland’s forklift operations and Mulberry’s heavy construction equipment and Cat Rental Store operations on an expansive 40-acre campus. Located less than two miles from exit 10 off Polk Parkway, the new facility at 3425 Reynolds Road offers 76,000 square feet of office, warehouse and service space. The service shops include seven heavy equipment service bays, six Cat Rental Store service bays, two forklift service bays and two bays for on-highway truck repair. 

"Building this new facility is a clear demonstration of Ring Power’s confidence in our customers’ futures as well as our own," said VP Lakeland Regional Sales Manager Mark Wineinger. "Our new location will enable us to penetrate new markets throughout Polk County, while we continue to expand and improve upon our services on behalf of our existing customers in the mining industry."

Ring Power sales representatives, parts associates and service technicians welcome customers to their new location, and ask that you please make note of the new Polk County phone number and address, as the former locations in Mulberry and Lakeland are now closed:

Ring Power Corporation

3425 Reynolds Road

Lakeland FL 33803

Phone Number 863-606-0512

Fax Number 863-606-0514 

Ring Power A/C Service Keeps Heavy Equipment Owners, Operators Cool

June 29, 2009 at 12:28 PMRing Power
Mobile A/C service for construction equipment on the job

This summer’s record-breaking temperatures are putting air conditioning systems to the test on construction equipment everywhere. Excessive heat contributes to operator fatigue, which can result in lost productivity and create potentiaheavy equipment air conditioning repairl hazards on the job site, so it’s important to make sure your heavy equipment’s air conditioning systems are in peak working order. A poorly performing air conditioning system puts additional load on the machine’s engine, which means higher fuel consumption. Even a slow freon leak affects cooling performance, and the loss of lubricant can lead to system contamination or premature air conditioner failure. A freon recharge, in the short run, will keep your construction equipment’s A/C going, but it will not solve the root cause of the problem.

Ring Power’s certified heavy equipment air conditioning technicians can come to your job site to troubleshoot, diagnose, make adjustments and perform air conditioning repairs on your construction equipment. Our full A/C system evaluation includes the following checkpoints:
               • Electrical system        • Ducting                    • Condenser fan           • Blower motor        
               • Evaporator coils          • Compressor belt        • Refrigerant lines        • Freon pressure
And services: 
               • Clean the condenser coils (evaporator extra) 
               • Clean and inspect the condensate drain tubes 
               • Dye-testing of system to detect leaks

Ring Power services air conditioning systems on most construction and heavy equipment, including excavators, landfill compactors, backhoe loaders, motor graders, wheel scrapers, front-end loaders and track-type tractors. We also service popular brands like Caterpillar, John Deere, Komatsu, Hitachi, Volvo and Case. Call or email us to schedule air conditioning service for your heavy equipment.

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.

 

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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Save Money with Ring Power Diesel Technician Training

April 22, 2009 at 2:25 PMRing Power
Ring Power offers a wide array of training courses including, but not limited to: Hydraulics, Electrical, Engine, Safety and many other training courses tailored to your needs!

If you have Caterpillar® Service Information System (SIS) or Electronic Technician (E/T) but are not using the software, or not using it properly, you are throwing money away!

Let Ring Power’s Training Department help teach your heavy equipment technicians how to use these diesel engine analysis programs to get the most out of your construction equipment investment; because well-trained technicians will save you valuable equipment downtime and, in turn, save your company money.

Ring Power offers you the highest quality of heavy equipment, diesel engine, hydraulics and electronic training in the construction and power generation industry. We accomplish this through the experience, commitment and qualifications of our Master Trainers, which include both State and Federal Certifications. We offer a wide array of training courses including, but not limited to: hydraulics, electrical, diesel engine, operator safety and many other training courses tailored to your needs!

Ring Power's training programs are designed specifically for your heavy equipment and applications. Your organization’s needs are determined by reviewing where you are and where you want or need to be. The training professional then sets about designing a definitive training program to assist in the achievement of your department’s service technician training goals.

For more information or to arrange a heavy equipment, diesel engine service training course: training@ringpower.com

 

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Ring Power Truck Shops Gear Up for More than Engines!

February 13, 2009 at 4:22 PMRing Power

On-highway Truck Parts and ServiceWhen Caterpillar announced last year that it would not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines to truck or other on-highway original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the U.S., Ring Power made a bold business decision: to expand truck shop services to include a complete menu of rountine truck services for all brands of on-highway trucks and components—and not just Cat engines.

Now, in addition to truck diesel engine overhauls and other major repairs, Ring Power service technicians routinely perform brake jobs, clutch adjustments, component rebuilds, tune-ups and oil changes, to name just a few of their capabilities. Truck Parts & Service Business Development Manager Scott Miller, who joined the team in November, is helping to implement the new business plan, which targets owners and operators of all makes of commercial trucks from Class 4 through 8 (GVWR 14,001 pounds and up.)

In January, Ring Power became a stockholder in VIPAR Heavy Duty Inc., an exclusive and prestigious on-highway truck parts network that leverages the combined purchasing power of its members to assure long-term profitability, enhance vendor brand equity and increase combined market share. Miller, whose background includes more than 18 years in on-highway truck parts and service, sees this as an important step toward Ring Power’s success in the business. "Being a VIPAR member gives us access to on-highway truck parts suppliers that we might not have been able to do business with on our own," Miller said.

Ring Power parts department managers and parts associates from St. Augustine to Tampa have actively embraced VIPAR network training. On-highway Truck technician training sessions, which began in February, will be held as often as necessary to keep Ring Power diesel truck shop technicians up to speed on all makes of on-highway diesel truck engines and components. With 95 on-highway truck service bays and 73 truck shop diesel technicians at 12 full-service on-highway truck shop locations, Ring Power is poised to take a commanding lead in a viable Florida market. Full service facilities located in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Lake City, Orlando, Ocala, Palm Bay, and Tampa.

RING POWER ON-HIGHWAY DIESEL TRUCK REPAIR SERVICES
Air Compressors
A/C & Heating Systems
Alternators & Starters
Axles, Wheels & Suspensions
Batteries
Body, Cab and Chassis
Brakes
Clutches
Drivelines
Electrical Instruments, Systems & Wiring
Engine Rebuilds
Exhaust Systems
Fuel Lines & System Components
Throttles
Windshields, Wipers & Wiper Motors

ADDITIONAL ON-HIGHWAY TRUCK SERVICES
DOT Inspections
Chassis Vehicle Inspections
Trailer & Cargo Body Undercarriage & Decking
Competitive Engine ECU & Component Diagnostics
Auxiliary Power Units
Contract Towing
Drop-off Service
After-hours Service
Body Shop & Paint Shop at Select Repair Centers
Preferred Maintenance Contracts

 

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Compact Track Loader Undercarriage Tips

February 10, 2009 at 10:14 AMRing Power
An overview of suggested maintenance for Cat® CTL undercarriage

Because compact track loaders (CTL) have different undercarriage than skid steer and multi-terrain loaders, an overview of suggested maintenance for Cat® CTL undercarriage will be helpful. Cat CTL Undercarriage

The Cat-designed and -built undercarriage uses heavy-duty torsion axles for completely independent movement. This gives you smooth travel, better load retention and greater productivity, and allows work in soft underfoot conditions. Steel embeds span the track width to provide durability while continuously wound cables hold the embeds in place and ensure the track does not stretch.


Maintenance Techniques                        

  • Use a recoil grease tensioner to maintain proper track tension.
  • Clean the undercarriage at least once daily, especially between the roller and idler wheels and around the sprocket. It is easier to remove materials like mud at the end of a shift rather than later when it has dried.
  •  The front and rear torsion axles require daily greasing.
     

Operating Practices                                   

  • Make gradual three-point turns to avoid unnecessary wear. Use counter-rotations only when necessary; for example, in confined areas.
  • Working up and down slopes reduces the side-loading wear that occurs when you work across a slope. Keep the heaviest end of the machine uphill.
  • Approach transitions (for example, going over a curb) at a 90° angle. Avoid work where a track is not fully supported by the ground.
  • When back dragging, keep the full length of the track on the ground and the loader arms in the float position.

Contact your Ring Power Representative to discuss your Cat CTL or other undercarriage needs or email us for more information.

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Advanced Maintenance Solutions by Ring Power

January 5, 2009 at 4:13 PMRing Power

equipment maintenanceRing Power’s extensive equipment maintenance experience has shown that contamination control equals quality control. Advanced Maintenance Solutions enhances the customer’s ability to control and monitor both. To help customers reduce contamination and other problems associated with poor maintenance, Ring Power is bringing Advanced Maintenance Solutions to machines on the jobsite with a fleet of mobile service vehicles, staffed by trained technicians and fully equipped to handle any repair or installation associated with these new services.

Used individually, each of these service options offers benefits that can help streamline preventive maintenance and reduce owning and operating costs. Used in combination, these services create a new level of automatic machine maintenance and monitoring, simplifying routine preventive maintenance and extending machine life.

Lincoln Quicklub®

The daily lubrication of a machine can be difficult due to a number of variables ranging from weather to production demands. Improper lubrication of bearings can lead to contamination, which wears down the components, resulting in downtime and expenditures for replacement parts or wasted grease from over-lubricating.

Automatic LubricationLincoln Quicklubautomatically lubricates the external points of the machine. Through Lincoln’s unique system, small, measured amounts of grease are automatically delivered to each bearing at specific time intervals while equipment is operating. This method produces a grease seal around each pin and bushing, creating a barrier to keep contaminants out while ensuring the machine is never over-lubricated. In fact, the system uses less grease than it takes to manually lubricate a machine with a grease gun.

Quicklub combines a pump with an adjustable integrated controller, lubricant measuring valve, supply/feed line hoses and connection fittings. When triggered by the timer, the pump starts to dispense lubricant to the primary divider valve, which then distributes the lubricant to the secondary valves. The secondary valves dispense the correct amount of lubricant to each lubrication point. The system can be set to run for a preset time or to shut off after receiving a signal from a proximity switch.

QuickEvac

Protection from the Start. Lubrication is the lifeblood of diesel engines, especially for today’s high-performance, fast-starting models. The QuickEvac system delivers up to 40 gallons of oil per minute, eliminating dry-start wear by ensuring full oil pressure from turbo to crankshaft. Every time the engine starts, QuickEvac prelubricates the complete engine and all oil passages automatically, safely and rapidly before cranking can begin.

Contamination Control. Tighter tolerances, higher pressures and computerized controls on today’s high-performance diesel engines demand cleaner fluids for optimal performance and life. Even small improvements in contamination control are yielding big results in engine and component life. The QuickEvac system automatically filters new oil, before it enters the engine. It also pre-fills new oil filters automatically, safely and correctly, eliminating the need to fill them by hand.

Environmentally Friendly. Tougher environmental regulations and heavy fines demand greater care in handling, transferring and properly disposing of oil. QuickEvac offers foolproof, spill-proof protection. Leak-free quick couplers with direct draining to final containment eliminate leaks and spills, keeping service technicians, the workplace and the environment cleaner and safer.

Product Link™ Product Link

With Product Link you can gather information about your machines from any place at any time. This allows you to optimize asset utilization, reduce security risk, and improve maintenance management.

Product Link comes in two different models. The first is the PL121SR, which provides GPS location and operating hours. It is also capable of automatically alerting you when machines operate beyond owner-identified time or location limits. The second model, or PL321SR, tracks GPS location and operating hours just like the first model, plus it can provide machine health information (to troubleshoot repair issues before they become a problem), indicate fuel level and consumption, and provide condition-based event data, diagnostic reports, and/or alerts.

Putting It All Together

Equipment owners and operators who take advantage of Ring Power’s Advanced Maintenance Solutions can effectively eliminate downtime caused by lubrication-related component failures. In addition, you will gain productive time each day by eliminating shutdown for manual lubrication, and you will avoid costly repairs so your time can be better utilized. Even routine operations, such as changing buckets and attachments, are simplified because the couplings are well lubricated and easier to move.

The ROI is fairly substantial, too. You’ll continue to save money year after year, and the resale value of your equipment will also increase! For more information about Advanced Maintenance Solutions, contact a service representative at the Ring Power location nearest you:

 

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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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