Ring Power Announces New Product Support Sales Representative for Truck Parts and Service Division

September 27, 2010 at 3:45 PMRing Power

Ring Power Systems’ Truck Parts and Service Division Welcomes New Product Support Sales Representative Mitch Dansby  

In an effort to continue growing parts and service support for on-highway truck customers, Ring Power’s Truck Parts and Service (TPS) division has added another Product Support Sales Representative to their team. Working from Ring Power’s Daytona Beach location, Mitch Dansby will now cover all of Flagler and Volusia counties. Mitch Dansby PSD TPS PSSR

Born and raised in Volusia County, Dansby has lived in the Daytona area all of his life. Prior to coming to work for Ring Power, Mitch Dansby worked as a heavy truck technician with several different fleets. He joined the Ring Power team in 1991 and is very familiar with the market and what the TPS customers need.

Sales Manager for On-Highway Truck Sales and Product TPS PSSR TerritoriesSupport, Scott Miller explains, "Recently we had a major competitor pull out of the Daytona market. Now more than ever we need to capitalize on that by focusing on how we can better service the truck customers in that market. By having Mitch call on those customers and focus on the Daytona market full-time, we really feel we can grow Ring Power’s marketshare and take better care of these customers. We see this as a win for both the Truck Parts and Service customer and Ring Power." 

If you would like to get in touch with your new Truck Parts and Service Product Support Sales Rep, your can email mitch.dansby@ringpower.com or call 386.937.3611.

Ring Powers' Full Service Truck Repair facilities can provide service, repairs, or maintenance on all makes and models of trucks and engines. Truck Parts and Service provides parts and service repair for all of (but not limited to) the following truck components: air compressors, air conditioning and heating components, alternators and starters, axles, batteries, clutches, drivelines, electrical instruments and controls, engine cooling and radiators, exhaust, fuel systems, steering components, suspension, throttle controls, transmission, windshield, wipers and wiring. Truck Parts and Service has fifteen locations statewide to serve you: St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Perry, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Brooksville, Orlando, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Lakeland, Palm Bay and Sarasota. For more information, please visit http://ringpower.com/RPC_Serv_TruckEngines.aspx.

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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Oil Analysis Program Keeps Engine and Systems in Top Condition

June 2, 2010 at 10:19 AMRing Power
Oil Analysis and fluid testing is the most reliable way to see what's going on inside your construction machinery, engine and hydraulic systems.

Ring Power’s Fluid Analysis tests and analyzes oil, hydraulic fluid and coolant to help keep your systems running at peak performance.  oil sampling and oil analysis testing

Ring Power’s Scheduled Oil Sampling, or S•O•S, monitors the overall health of your engine, hydraulic system, and cooling system. Our Lab performs a series of tests on oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant to detect problems early and reduce or prevent unnecessary repairs. Machine fluid testing helps to avoid costly repairs, helps keeps operating costs lower and keeps you more profitable.

A regularly scheduled oil analysis and sampling of fluids can:
• Report condition of oil
• Detect machine problems early
• Predict necessary repairs
• Reduce unscheduled equipment downtime
• Reduce unnecessary repairs
• Minimize repair time costs
• Manger repair budgets
• Improve record keeping
• Increase trade-in value

After receiving the oil, hydraulic fluid or coolant sample(s), each is thoroughly tested and analyzed. Ring Power’s Fluid Analysis Lab provides a detailed report of the analysis, along with maintenance suggestions and recommendations once the samples are processed. Machine or engine samples needing attention will be communicated immediately by e-mail, fax, and/or phone.

Equipped with all the latest spectrascopes, inductors, gauges and computers, our Fluid Analysis Laboratory ranks as one of the best in the nation.

Exclusive tests include:
• Wear Metal Rate Analysis measures 14 wear metals in ppm.
• Physical Properties of fluids for Engines, Hydraulics and transmissions: Water, Fuel (engine diesel only), glycol (antifreeze), and viscosity
• Non-engine compartment fluid particle counts and particle analysis: ISO Code levels

Other available tests include:
• Total base number
• Totals acid number
• Diesel fuel or gasoline condition
• Water and coolant analysis, levels 1 and 2

Contact us at the link below to order your oil analysis kit or phone the Ring Power Fluid Analysis Lab, located in Tampa, Florida, at 813-671-3700 or in St Augustine, Florida, 904-737-7730. Or use our Lab's email address: SOS.Lab@ringpower.com

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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Affordable Professional Machine Re-Painting

May 18, 2010 at 4:07 PMRing Power

Ring Power Paint Shop Can Paint Any Make Or Model Machine in Any Color Sandblasting a bulldozer blade

Ring Power Corporation is proud of its professional, state-of-the-art, full service paint finishing facilities. Help restore and protect the value of your equipment with a reasonably priced, high-quality factory finish. Your equipment, whether it’s a bulldozer, truck, tractor, boat, crane, missile carrier or torpedo launcher- will be pressure washed, sandblasted, primed and painted with the utmost care and returned to you quickly, looking almost better than the day you bought it.

When you bring a piece of heavy construction equipment to Ring Power for painting, your machine will be thoroughly pressure washed and sandblasted. Any body work or metal fabrication needed will be completed. Afterwards the entire machine is primed and painted. Lastly, any decals or graphics will be applied.

There are many advantages to using Ring Power’s Paint Shop:

-Ring Power’s paint shops are separate from the rest of the buildings and are equipped with heated paint booth and sandblasting booths

-The paint shop is capable of refinishing all kinds of products, not just heavy equipment.

-Sandblasting is done using high-quality red garnet material. This removes old paint with superior etching for better paint adhesion.

-Expert masking and taping protects machine parts that do not need to be painted

-More than 8,000 colors to choose from with color matching to more than 50 common industry colors available the same day

-Custom Corrosion Protection Packages available

-Paint booths accommodate pieces up to 60’ long and 20’ wide

-Ring Power employees work in multiple shifts for a quick turnaround

For more information or a free estimate call any of the following Paint Shop locations: Before and After Machine RePaint

St. Augustine: 904.201.7464

Palm Bay: 321.952.3001

Ocala: 352.732.2800

Orlando: 407.855.6195

Tampa: 813.671.3700

  

ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: Hydraulic Repair, Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Transmission Repair & Engine Service

March 11, 2010 at 9:36 AMRing Power
Ring Power's machine shops keep your heavy equipment, construction machinery and engines running longer.

Ring Power Machine Shops keeps engines, machines and construction equipment running longer.machining, welding, fabrication, radiator repair, hydraulic repair

Ring Power’s in-house Machine Shops specialize in all aspects of maintenance that get your machine’s components, heavy equipment or construction equipment running longer and better. We operate two full shifts, without overtime charges from our two largest Florida locations in Tampa and St. Augustine.

It doesn’t matter which brand of heavy machinery you own—John Deere, Hitachi, Case, Komatsu, Volvo, Cat, or Bobcat—repairing construction machinery, heavy equipment and industrial engines is our business. Let us show you the Ring Power product support difference.

Machine Services
Boring & Milling: Complete range of diameters and length
• Grinding & Polishing: General purpose, surface, cylindrical and power lapping
• Lathe Work: Vertical and horizontal
• Specialty Services: Motor Grader circles, Rebuild and retrofit buckets and
  attachments, salvage of almost any machine component

Welding & Metal Fabrication
• Certified welders on staff
• On-site or in-shop welding services
• Align boring and field or shop welding services
• Custom fabrication and pattern cutting

Diesel Engine Rebuilds & Services
• Complete engine rebuilds and refurbished
• Rebuild and resurface cylinder heads
• Repair and re-bush rods
• Service check and polish cranks and cams
• Counter bore, metal lacing repair and complete recondition and slavage of engine blocks
• Main bearings / align bore
• Transmission and drive-train rebuilds

Radiator Repair
• Radiators, aftercoolers, oil coolers, Charge air coolers
• Repair or recore all makes and modles of radiators

Hydraulic Repair Services
Hydraulic cylinder repair, cylinder resealing, or cylinder resizing
Hydraulic hose repair
Hydraulic motor & hydraulic pump rebuild: Rexroth, Sunstrand, Denison Vickers, Linde and others
Re-rodding and retubing
Chrome cylinder rods using HVOF technology for longer life
Power honing
Hydraulic fluid testing

Quality tools. Reliable services. Fast turn-around. That's the Ring Power difference.

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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Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning for Buses, Tractor Trailer Rigs and On-highway Trucks

December 28, 2009 at 11:25 AMRing Power
Diesel Particulate Filter DPF Cleaning

Lately, there has plenty of discussion regarding the EPA emissions requirements for on-highway diesel engines. The use of a pollution control device called a diesel particulate filter or DPF is one way to reduce diesel engine pollution emitted from buses, heavy-duty trucks, tractor-trailer rigs and on-highway trucks. diesel particulate filter DPF cleaner

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF for short, is a filter designed to remove particulate and soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. All on-highway diesel engines sold as 2007 model or newer must have a Diesel Particulate Filter installed.

How does the DPF function?

Every on-highway truck that has a DPF installed also has regeneration light on the dashboard. As long as the truck is going faster than 20 mph when the filter gets full, the engine will do an automatic regeneration and burn off the collected particulate. What is left in the filter is a small amount of soot or ash, similar to the ash in a fireplace. If the truck sits at idle for long periods then the light on the dash will come on, alerting the driver to perform a manual regeneration.

The more ash collected in the filter, the less time required between regeneration intervals. As the diesel particulate filter becomes clogged, the diesel engine will begin losing power. Warning lights will alert the driver and if the driver does not get the filter cleaned the engine will shut off completely.

How much is a new Diesel Particulate Filter?

The cost for a new Diesel Particulate Filter varies between $5,000 and $10,000.

Can a DPF be cleaned?

Yes. A DPF is a filter and all filters eventually clog. A diesel particulate filter traps all of the particulate matter (PM) or NOx before exhausted out into the atmosphere. The engine goes through a regeneration process that essentially burns the collected particulate matter at a temperature of about 1500° F. Avoid expensive DPF replacement costs by cleaning your diesel particulate filter. Regular DPF cleaning extends the life of your filter and keeps your diesel engine running at peak performance power.

How often should a DPF be cleaned?

Cleaning a Diesel Particulate Filter depends on the engine manufacturer’s recommendations. Volvo, Cummins, Caterpillar, GMC and Detroit Diesel all have different recommendations for cleaning the DPF used with their diesel engines. Please click here to see our brochure for details.

What are some engine conditions that probably mean it is time for a DPF cleaning?

• Turbo failure
• Excessive regenerations
• Sluggish power

Click here for more information on DPF cleaning and additional truck repair and truck maintenance or send an email to schedule a DPF cleaning appointment.

Our on-highway truck parts and services include repairs to air compressors, air conditioning & heating, alternators & starters, axles, batteries, brakes, clutches, drivelines, electrical instruments & controls, engine cooling & radiators, exhaust, fuel system, steering, suspension, throttle control, transmission, windshields, wipers & washer, wiring. Click for locations and contact information or email us here.

Ring Power’s Full Service Truck Repair facilities are located throughout north and central Florida in St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Perry, Lake City, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Brooksville, Orlando, Tampa, and Palm Bay. Our services include repairs, or maintenance on all makes of buses, RVs, on-highway trucks, tractor trailer rigs and all types of diesel engines.