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.

Improving Warehouse Design and Efficiency

September 22, 2010 at 2:27 PMRing Power
Improve warehouse design and efficiency, beyond forklifts.

When we speak of “Warehouse Systems Consulting” or “Turnkey Design” we are addressing the umbrella of warehouse design. Everything comes from a warehouse of some sort. Receiving, storing, production, packaging to shipping, all products we touch every day start at a warehouse. Too many clients believe they can go it alone, drop some rack into a space with a forklift and crank it up. Most do not consider product flow, work in process (WIP), and the design of their system.

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Some companies in the material handling industry manage to get products or services out the door with some profit. Many are so busy running the myriad of details a business requires, that they do not see the gaps in their efficiency. This is where a design consultant can step in, interview employees, collect necessary data and provide impactful changes affecting the bottom line. For many companies, this could equate to a double-digit benefit to the bottom line.

Design Strategies
One key to effective design is the relative dominance of picking or storage activity. These two warehouse functions have opposing requirements.

Techniques that maximize space utilization tend to complicate picking and render it inefficient, while large storage areas increase distance and reduce picking efficiency. Ideal picking requires small stocks in dedicated, close locations. This works against storage efficiency.

Automation of picking, storage, handling and information can somewhat compensate for these opposing requirements. However, automation is expensive to install and operate.

The most difficult thing to absorb is the knowledge of how your pallets flow and why they move like they do. Ask yourself: 

Does your product move units in and out (the simplest). Or are they unit in – case or per piece out?

How many turns per month, per quarter or per year?

Are you special labeling or tagging product?

Are there any temperature requirements for your goods?

Has your information technology (IT) department ever run a velocity report?


As you see there are many questions to answer and necessary information to collect in order to begin designing an efficient and productive warehouse.

The one thing to remember when designing your warehouse is to select a vendor that can supply you with a turnkey system. Select a business partner that has many years of system designs and consulting work. Make sure they have the experience to offer good solutions out of the gate.

Maximize Your Current Setup
To receive a consultation or to discuss ways to improve your warehouse productivity and efficiency, contact one of our Regional System Consultants.

Contact one of our warehouse forklift specialists with any questions or recommendations for warehouse design and efficiency improvements.

Ring Power Lift Trucks  is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments. All of these products utlized properly could help your warehousing operation to become more efficient and more productive warehouse.

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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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Farm Tractors Use SCR to Meet Tier IV Regulations: How does it work?

September 17, 2010 at 9:55 AMRing Power

This blog post is a continuation of how Challenger farm tractors are meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's new Tier IV interim regulation for offroad machinery, which begins January 1, 2011. Growers are in need of a balanced solution, investment versus operating costs. Challenger's brand of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), called e3, proposes to help meet these challenges with higher fuel savings and fewer particulate matter, all without a loss of power, and in some instances more power.

So what exactly is SCR? And how does it work?how does scr work?

Selective Catalytic Reduction, or SCR, was first introduced in the 1970’s to power plants burning fossil fuels to reduce their nitrogen oxides (NOx) outputs. This technology continued to grow through the 1980’s and is now commonplace. SCR is a multi-stage chemical reaction that efficiently reduces the amount of Nox. The system is simple, consisting of a tank to hold the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), a metering mechanism, an injector, and the SCR catalyst. The metering device communicates with the engine ECU to determine how much DEF to inject. The DEF is inject into the hot diesel exhaust stream after it leaves the turbo charger. The fluid evaporates, freeing ammonia (NH3), and the ammonia reacts with the Nox to form a new molecule. That compound then passes through the SCR catalyst to be broken down into water, H2O and nitrogen (N2).

► Selective Catalytic Reduction
    – Chemical process used in industry and on-road markets

    – Drastic reduction of NOx

► SCR uses:
    – Combination of hardware, software & diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) - Urea

► After-treatment
    – Benefits customers

Follow our next posting: reviewing the properties of Deisel Exhaust Fluid. Please do not hesitate to contact our agrticultural division with any questions regarding Challeneger's e3.

Ring Power' Agricultural Division sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout Florida and the Southeast, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments from Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers.

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Match the Right Forklift Battery to the Application

September 10, 2010 at 3:10 PMRing Power
forklift battery selection and applications

Electric forklifts are becoming more prevalent in the material handling industry. Electric forklifts are quiet, energy efficient, and require less overall maintenance costs. Today’s electric forklifts are not just used in warehouse applications either, as evident with Cat Lift Trucks’ new 10,000-lbs. 80-volt electric pneumatic truck. Or Linde’s energy efficient RX60 high-performance electric lift truck, also featuring an 80-volt electrical system, AC motors and 1,000-hour service intervals.

All electric forklifts rely on battery power and each application has an industrial battery to match. Exide Technologies has a battery power no matter where your lift truck operates.

GNB Flooded Classic Battery

Titan Flooded Forklift Battery

Exide Fusion Fast Charge Battery

The economical Flooded flat-panel forklift battery is the ideal solution for use in all classes of forklift trucks.
3 years full, plus 2 year prorated warranty.

Titan Flooded batteries are designed to deliver consistent, reliable power and engineered to increase your efficiency and productivity. For standard and high demand applications.
5 years full, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Exide Fusion line of fast charge batteries is specifically designed to meet the high-energy demands of fast charging using rugged flooded flat-plate technology. Ideal for cold-storage applications and 10-12 hour shifts. Meets high-energy demands of opportunity fast charging applications.
4 years full when used with a Fusion charger.

Tubular-HP High Performance Battery

Liberator Low Maintenance Battery

Element Valve-Regulated
Lead-Acid Battery

These high performance flooded tubular-plate batteries are designed to deliver more power than the equivalent dimension flooded flat-late batteries. For standard and high-demand applications.
5 years full warranty, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Liberator low-maintenance forklift battery is designed to deliver consistent, reliable power using round tubular positive plate technology. These batteries are able to achieve a 45-day or 90-day watering interval, depending on the type of SCR charger used. For medium to heavy-duty applications.
5 years full warranty, plus 1 year prorated warranty.

The Element battery virtually eliminates the mess and hazards associated with typical forklift battery maintenance. The Element makes it cleaner, safer and easier to use. A battery designed for use in all classes of electric forklift trucks. For light and standard demand applications.
1 year full, plus 2 years prorated.

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Contact Ring Power Lift Trucks to discuss all your forklift battery options or get a battery quote online. Curious to see if you can save money by converting your current internal combustion forklift to electric forklifts? Contact us. You may be surprised at the savings.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark, Linde, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks and truck-mounted forklifts, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, and specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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Forklift Regional Sales Manager Announced for South Florida

September 9, 2010 at 4:57 PMRing Power
Forklift sales manager announced in Pompano Beach, Florida

DeSantis named Regional Sales Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks located in Pompano Beach, Florida.pompano beach forklift 
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Ring Power Corporation has promoted Dominic DeSantis to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the Pompano Beach forklift operation.DeSantis joined Ring Power in July 2001 following career with United Forklift. DeSantis brings over 9 years of forklift and material handling experience. He has worked as a Princeton piggyback and truck-mounted forklift specialist and most recently as a major accounts representative covering North Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

As a Ring Power Lift Trucks sales representative, DeSantis has been instrumental in growing the South Florida forklift market.

For more information, contact us at rlinfo@ringpower.com

Ring Power Lift Trucks  is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service  Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, Princeton piggybacks, Navigator truck-mounted forklifts, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.

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What is e3 and how will it reduce your farm tractor's emissions?

August 30, 2010 at 9:01 AMRing Power

The e3 system is AGCO's brand for selective catalytic reduction or SCR. AGCO introduced e3 before the 2011 Tier 4 regulation, because there was a market demand for powerful and fuel-efficient agricultural tractors. The exhaust gas recirculation or EGR optione3 emissions reduction will remain until 2011, at which time it will no longer be in compliance, and production will end.

Energy: Since e3 equipped engines deal with the regulated pollutants after the exhaust gas has left the engine, these engines create more power. This is after-treatment.

Economy: When e3 was introduced, AGCO and Challenger Tractor advertised up to 15% savings versus competitive (tier 3, EGR) engines. In fact, testing was completed at the Nebraska Test Lab and the results (made public in December of 2009) showed that e3-equipped tractors save up to 17% over comparable tractors.

Ecology: In current Tier 3 products, e3 reduces particulate matter by up to 70% and brings the NOx emissions to near Tier 4 interim levels.

e3 is AGCO's brand of SCR or Selective Catalyitic Reduction

Energy: After-Treatment for Exhaust Emissions

Economy: Up to 17% Fuel Savings

Ecology: 70% Fewer Particulate Matter

Watch this blog as Ring Power's agricultural division continues to discuss Tier IV emissions and Challenger's e3 initiative. Next posting we will reveal details on how SCR works.

Ring Power sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout Florida and the Southeast, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments like Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers. 

  

Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

August 26, 2010 at 11:39 AMRing Power
Electric forklift batteries now available at Ring Power Lift Trucks, supplied by Exide Technologies

Forklift parts supplier, Promatch collaborates with Exide Technologies for forklift industrial batteries in Florida.industrial forklift battery by exide

The Promatch® parts program, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has partnered with Exide Technologies Industrial Energy to offer a full line of Exide industrial forklift batteries and chargers. Exide Technologies is a global leader in motive power battery and charger systems for electric forklifts and other material handling equipment. In addition to a broad battery and charger offering, Exide Technologies' network of representatives offers comprehensive support and product expertise. The forklift batteries and chargers are sold through Ring Power Lift Trucks.

Assistance and Support. Together, Ring Power Lift Trucks and your local Exide Technologies representative will help you manage a successful forklift battery program.

Broad Forklift Battery Selection. Exide Technologies offers the broadest range of forklift batteries and chargers in the industry. The following forklift batteries are available throughout Ring Power's Florida locations: GNB Flooded Classic Batteries, Titan® Flooded Batteries, Exide Fusion™ Fast Charge Batteries, Tubular-HP
® High Performance Batteries, Liberator® Low Maintenance batteries, and Element® Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries.


Matching Battery Chargers. Exide also offers a line of industrial battery chargers to match the family of forklift batteries used in a wide variety of applications, from light-duty to high frequency chargers to fast charging. Exide Technologies' line includes: Exide FER50, Exide EF Series Ferroresonant Charger, Exide FLX200 Charger, Exide SCR200 Charger, Exide Element-HF
® Charger, Exide Fusion® Charger and the Exide EHF® Series High Frequency Charger.
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Environmentally Conscious. Exide Technologies is committed to keeping the environment clean. Recycling is a big part of the beneficial use and responsible handling of lead and products made from it. Exide Technologies invests in battery recycling because it's good for business and for the environment. In fiscal year 2010, Exide Technologies recycled sufficient lead tonnage to make the Company one of the largest secondary lead recyclers in the world.

Industrial Battery Experience. Exide Technologies sells more tubular batteries worldwide than any other battery manufacturer.

Forklift Battery Delivery. With Exide Technologies "Quick Ship" Program, 70% of forklift batteries are shipped within 48 hours.

Exclusive Brands. Exide Technologies is the exclusive supplier of Jungheinrich branded batteries. No battery supplier has more experience powering Jungheinrich electric forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers and walkies.

Click here to see details on the different battery types and charger types.

Interested in converting your operation from LP Gas to electric forklifts? Ring Power Lift Trucks has detailed information covering the benefits of operating electric forklifts in a wide-variety of applications–forklifts are not just for warehouses.

When it comes to electric forklift trucks, Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's real industry leader. No matter the forklift manufacturer, we supply electric forklift batteries and parts for Toyota, Clark, Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Linde, Crown, Hyster, Komatsu, Nissan, Raymond and Yale. Our technicians service and repair electric motor drives, hydraulic pumps, power steering and electric control board assemblies.

Contact any one of Ring Power's five Florida branch locations serving Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Jacksonville, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee or email us below to order your forklift parts or schedule a service.

  

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Emissions Regulation: What does this mean for growers and farmers?

August 25, 2010 at 4:04 PMRing Power

Challenger Tractors presents e3 to meet reduced emissions standards.NOx acceptable 
levels Tier4

The EPA regulates emissions produced by a variety of sources. The chart below shows the amount of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for the corresponding tiers and the years when those tiers become effective. This chart applies only to engines producing 175 - 750 HP. PM is easily defined as the black smoke you see coming out of an exhaust pipe. That smoke is essentially unspent fuel. It is a major contributor to smog and a variety of respiratory ailments. NOx is a large contributor to ozone depletion and when combined with water (rain) can form Nitric Acid (acid rain).

Tier 3 became effective in 2006. Most engine manufacturers used exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in conjunction with other technologies to achieve Tier 3 compliance. EGR was used because it did not have significant effects on vehicle design and was the most cost-effective solution for both manufacturers and customers. The problem with EGR is its effect on fuel consumption. Customers quickly realized that even though the cost of products equipped with Tier 3 engines was not significantly different from the cost of previous models, the operational costs were higher due to fuel consumption and service intervals.

The year an engine or vehicle is produced determines which Tier it will be regulated by. For instance, in March of 2011, if a dealer or customer rents, leases, purchases, or takes possession of a tractor built in 2010, that tractor will still be in compliance because of when it was built. Rest assured that all products delivered by AGCO will meet all state and federal regulations at the time of delivery.
Looking forward-what is the next step?

AGCO recognized that the market needed a solution that helped customers' bottom lines and met current and approaching regulations. We launched a new series of HHP fixed-frame tractors in Atlanta, GA in February 2009. The tractors were introduced with two engine options: SCR and EGR. These tractors and engines are rated only for Tier 3 emission compliance. So why did we introduce this technology now? The answer: e3!
► Growers need a balanced solution: Investment versus operating costs.
► Regulation is inevitable
► Selective Catalytic Reduction
    – Benefits customers
   
Benefits environment
   
Meets regulations

In the coming weeks, Ring Power's agricultural division will continue to discuss EPA Tier IV Emissions and Challenger's e3 initiative.e3 scr technology
Continue reading other articles and we'll reveal how farmers can comply without compromise and without loss of tractor performance.

Ring Power' Agricultural Division sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout Florida and the Southeast, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments from Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers.

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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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