Brooksville Delivers 777G Off-Highway Truck to Customer

November 23, 2015 at 3:27 PMRing Power

Last month, a police escort was called in to help Ring Power’s machine demo operators Mike Oster and Curt Loucks transport a brand new, Cat 777G Off-Highway truck to a customer’s Brooksville facility.

The massive, Tier 4 Final-compliant truck — the newest model in the 100-ton size class — was assembled in the shop in six weeks by Brooksville technicians Tony Norris (HE FS Master Tech) and Greg Tester (HE FS Tech I).

The 777 was first introduced by Caterpillar in 1977 and has proven to be a workhorse for mining and large earthmoving customers.

The G Series represents a new era for this size class from Caterpillar. With customer input, Caterpillar designed and manufactured a truck that is reliable, economical and offers comfort, confidence and control for operators.

The 777G achieves greater production with seven percent more torque powering work and new transmission controls that produce quick haul cycles with automotive quality shifting. The production increases are balanced with new fuel saving strategies that include configurable economy settings as well as an adaptive economy mode that automatically optimizes fuel consumption based on the user’s production baseline.

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12 Month Warranty On All New Cat® Parts

August 13, 2015 at 2:10 PMRing Power

DOUBLE THE WARRANTY. DOUBLE THE CONFIDENCE.  

Last month, the warranty for most Cat heavy construction machine parts doubled to a full year—from 6 months to 12 months. The overriding goal for the increase in warranty period is to encourage you to extend the lifecycle value of your equipment by using genuine Cat parts, because of the quality and reliability manufactured into every part.

INSIST ON QUALITY CAT PARTS FOR ALL YOUR CAT MACHINE REPAIRS

This longer, stronger warranty term also reflects Caterpillar’s absolute confidence in the proven reliability of Cat parts. As the owner of Cat equipment, we think the new 12-month warranty period will reinforce your confidence in Cat parts, too.

We also think you’ll find using or insisting repair shops use Cat parts for all your machine repairs is a smart business decision. That’s because Caterpillar engineers design our parts to keep your Cat machines up and running at peak performance.

WHY CAT PARTS FOR CAT MACHINES?

For starters, the longer Cat machine parts warranty is backed by Caterpillar and supported by Ring Power.

More reasons why you should exclusively choose Cat parts for your Cat machines:

  • Designed with stringent specifications to work as a system on your Cat machines
  • Built by the industry leader and manufactured to demanding, high-quality standards for long life
  • Help you get the most from your equipment investment

FAQ’s

Q. When does this new, longer warranty term for Cat parts go into effect?

The 12-month warranty applies to Cat parts purchased on or after July 1, 2015.

Q. What Cat parts specifically increase in warranty from 6 months to 12 months?

All of the parts previously covered by Caterpillar’s 6-month Standard Parts Warranty will now feature a 12-month warranty. For more specific information, review the new full warranty statement.

Q. When Caterpillar increased the parts warranty to a full year, did you raise the price of parts too?

No. Caterpillar has no hidden conditions on our parts. When you buy an original Cat part for your machine, you now get a full-year parts warranty under the same conditions as our previous six-months warranty.

To contact Ring Power with questions related to the new Cat heavy machine parts warranty, click here.

 

 

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Ring Power Crane Delivers Manitowoc 999

June 12, 2015 at 11:14 AMRing Power

Product engineers from the Grove manufacturing facility in Shady Grove, Pa. traveled to Fletcher, N.C. recently to witness the assembly and commissioning of a Manitowoc 999 and take notes on possible product improvements. Ring Power Crane delivered the machine — one of the first Series 3 999s off the assembly line — to Tindall Corp. in early May for a job at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Grove reps Greg Rock (Field Performance), Wayne Forsythe (Manufacturing), Clay Nunemaker (Final Assembly), Ken Strong (Manufacturing), Travis Schultz (Manitowoc CraneCARE), Dave Edinger (Product Verification Center), Edwin Blair (Test Track), Justin Gipe (Paint – Final Detail) and Frankie Rogers (Tindall Crane Operator) were joined on-site by Jeff Murray, Ring Power CraneCarolinas regional sales manager, and Paul Spry, N.C. crane field service tech I. Paul oversaw the assembly, performed the pre-delivery inspection and calibrated the new crane.

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Custom Cat® C15 Air Compressor Package to be on display at OTC Houston

May 4, 2015 at 12:03 PMRing Power

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will display a custom Cat C15 Air Compressor package in an enclosure configuration at the 2015 OTC Houston Show, held May 4th – 7th in Houston, Texas.  Each C15 package is rated at 536 bhp (400 bkW) @ 1800 rpm and the finished package will provide 1600 cfm at 150 psi, while meeting the stringent DNV 2.7-2 certification requirements. Cat dealer Ring Power led the effort to design and develop the custom compressor packages in conjunction with Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Pyroban, a Caterpillar company, and Sullair Corporation. Ring Power will soon be offering additional Cat-powered models: 250 cfm, 400 cfm and 1000 cfm. The custom packages are offered in both skid and enclosed configurations. Ring Power is the first Cat dealer building air compressor packages to DNV 2.7-2 requirements

“Ring Power and our partners have worked hard to develop a solid relationship of teamwork and collaboration through all stages of this project,” said Roger Adkins, Ring Power Air Compressor vice president. “Moving forward, Ring Power will continue to train and provide CompEx-certified technicians to support Caterpillar Oil & Gas and our customers in the field.”

ZONE II Certified Air Compressor

The C15 custom air compressor units were designed to be compliant with global standards for worldwide usage in a rental fleet. The units feature an air inlet shutoff as a method of stopping the engine in the presence of a flammable atmosphere and an intake flame arrestor to prevent flames within the intake manifold from spreading to the outside atmosphere. The packages are equipped with water-cooled flexible exhaust pipes with a rugged vibration-resistant design, developed specifically for offshore applications. The exhaust gas heat exchanger in the custom units reduces the temperature of exhaust gas to meet area requirements and has been explosion tested and certified for use in Zone 2 areas.

Cat hazardous location solutions are fully customizable and designed to integrate with complex equipment with offerings ranging from components to complete power solutions and generator sets for a broad spectrum of applications. The hazardous location engine is rated at 536 bhp between 1,800- 2,000 rpm, with an ambient capability of 50° C for the mechanical systems and 60° C on the electrical system.

A variety of hazardous-location certified attachments are available, including an alternator, ATEX Messenger and ATEX throttle control and inlet air flame trap. This engine also features Non-Sparking (nA) and Intrinsically Safe (ic) ECM wiring harnesses and sensors, as well as harness cable jackets that meet flame propagation requirements of IEC 60332-1-2. Having a completely designed, tested and certified package from Caterpillar allows the customer to reduce project complexity and decrease certification-related risks. 

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Sullair ShopTek Compressors Offer Big Savings without Compromising Performance

April 2, 2015 at 10:08 AMRing Power

Ring Power locations throughout Florida now offer Sullair’s 25-50 HP Shoptek Rotary Screw Air Compressors

ShopTek air compressors redefine industry standards for continuous duty compressors in the 5 to 50 hp range. They are designed with a small footprint and built to provide exceptional reliability and extremely low maintenance. ShopTek Air Compressors are competitively priced — up to 20 percent lower than similar units — without compromising performance or reliability.

  • All ShopTek air compressors come standard with:
  • Legendary Sullair end
  • Heavy-duty air filter
  • Sullube® factory fill
  • Exclusive Sullair Diamond Warranty protection

Sullair ShopTek™ compressors are available in 20 models with capacities from 17 to 222 acfm, and pressures from 115 to 188 psig. In order to provide near immediate lead times Ring Power maintains a local stock of most ShopTek models.

Sullair provides a wide range of air compressors to meet the needs of customers ranging from small machine shops to large manufacturing operations, mining, reefing and more. To ensure the right quality is achieved, Sullair offers a full complement of components including air filters, drains, dryers and oil/water separators. Additionally, Sullair has a full line of lubricants, filters and parts to enhance the life of your rotary screw air compressors.

Ring Power is Florida's supplier of new and used air compressors for sale or rent, air tools, air compressor parts and service. We represent the finest electric and diesel air compressor products in the industry with names like Sullair, Atlas Copco, Hurricane, Industrial Vacuum and Belaire.

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Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend with Help from Ring Power; Cat Entertainment Services

March 6, 2015 at 3:06 PMRing Power

On behalf of Ring Power Corporation, Cat Entertainment Services will provide power for Tampa’s annual Gasparilla Music Festival March 7-8.

Cat Entertainment Services will power Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival.

 The 2015 festival will take place on four different stages in downtown Tampa —Channelside Bay Plaza Stage at Kiley Garden, Sanford Brown Stage in the Amphitheatre, Sheas Barclay Stage at Tibbett’s Corner and Soulshine Stage at Curtis Hixon Park — and will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. The festival celebrates the arts in Tampa Bay by showcasing diverse local acts alongside nationally recognized headliners. This year’s headliners include; Modest Mouse, Mutemath, Dynasty and many more.

In support of Ring Power, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, Cat Entertainment Services, a global provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions will power the event — providing power for audio and lighting to all four stages and more than 30 hospitality and vendor tents.

The Gasparilla Music Festival was founded in 2011 with financial support from several Tampa Bay area based businesses and the organization’s founding members, the “Ring of Fire,” consisting of community leaders, area professionals and music enthusiasts with the common goal of creating a signature music event in Tampa Bay.

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Ring Power celebrates 15 Years of Paver Training

March 3, 2015 at 11:04 AMRing Power

In 2000, Ring Power was a pilot dealer for a new training concept by Caterpillar: Paver Operations Training. The "train-the-trainer" program is based on a Cat patented process, "Paving by the Numbers," which strips down the complex paving process into just 14 steps.

This training is unique in several ways. First, the day begins with classroom presentations where the day's goals are outlined and on screen presentations are used to lay out concepts. The second half of the day is completely hands-on. The entire class goes out to a paved training area where sand is run through the machines in place of asphalt so that the classroom concepts can be reinforced and realized by actual paving. Additionally, the class maintains a low 2:1 trainer to student ratio, which is critical to the program's success. It is also unique in that the concepts that are taught can be utilized with any manufacturer's paver. This enables users of mixed fleets to realize the value of the program while soft-selling Cat as the leader in the industry.

On day one of training each student is given a benchmark assessment. At the end of the weeklong training, students take the same exam as a hands-on practical exam. Those who successfully complete the program are presented with a certificate and all of the training materials to take back to their respective companies and implement the program.

Throughout February, Paving Products Support Specialist Mark Halvorsen, Paving Products Division Manager Phil Ireland, Certified Demo Operators Curt Loucks and Mike Oster, New Sales Coordinator Darryl Kloter, and HE Executive Secretaries Tammy Manganelli and Elvira Elliott assisted the Cat Paver Operations Trainers in Tampa with the weeklong training sessions. The first three weeks catered to other Cat dealers' customers from around the U.S. The final week of the class was exclusively for Ring Power customers.

More than 200 people have completed the training since 2000.

Ring Power's paving division offers quality paving equipment for road construction, re-paving, or concrete curb and gutter jobs.

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2015 Daytona 500: Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview

February 18, 2015 at 3:35 PMRing Power

Ring Power is the featured Cat dealer for the Daytona 500

Newman in the Daytona 500

Newman is the proud owner of a Harley J. Earl trophy by winning the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008. In total, the South Bend, Ind. native has 26 starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, earning four top-five and six top-10 finishes. His average start is 20th and finish is 20th, as well. He's led 101 laps in competition.

Featured Cat Dealer for Daytona 500

Ring Power is the Cat® dealer for Central and Northeast Florida, headquartered in St. Augustine. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions with more than 50 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Cat and allied equipment, including construction and scrap handling machines, industrial and propulsion engines, on-highway trucks, diesel and gas power generators, aerial lifts, forklifts, air compressors, cranes and more. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found at www.ringpower.com

About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.More information is available at: www.caterpillar.com.

Down to the Duel

Newman earned the 13th-starting spot in Thursday night's second 150-mile Duel event after Sunday's Daytona 500 qualifying session. The top-15 finishers in each Duel race -- excluding Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, who are starting first and second in the field, will earn an automatic spot in the Daytona 500 by filling positions three through 32. Regardless of what happens in the event, Newman's 2014 points finish locks him into the Daytona 500.

Race Rewind

Driving in his first race for Richard Childress Racing in the Daytona 500 one year ago, Newman posted a 22nd-place finish after sustaining damage in two multi-car incidents.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:
What would it mean to win the Daytona 500 again?
"To me, to win another Daytona 500 would be amazing. It would be huge because my crew chief Luke Lambert has never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. If we could go through our season in 2014 and then prove what the season could have been by winning the biggest race of 2015, and get Luke in victory lane and get my second 500 victory, it would be a whole lot of fun."

What makes Daytona so special?
"The history of our sport kind of revolves around Daytona and Daytona Beach. To drive through the Turn 4 tunnel, to me, is what is so special. You go down the dip, hit the bottom and then come back up. It's like a welcome to the palace of speed greeting. It's really cool. The racing is different from what I grew up watching and even when I won in Daytona the first time in 2008, but it still remains a lot of fun. There is a lot of respect you have to have for our sport that revolves around Daytona."

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Ring Power’s Training Department Teaches High School Students About Career Opportunities in Heavy Equipment Industry

February 3, 2015 at 1:28 PMRing Power

As a high school student Niels Ackerman attended Construction Career Days in Orlando, Fla. The program is designed to introduce school students to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the construction industry in a hands-on environment.

The event sparked Niels’ interest in the industry and led to him participating in the Think Big program. This two-year, hands-on service technician scholarship program is offered by Ring Power and five other Southeast Cat dealers in partnership with South Georgia Technical College. Last year Ackerman graduated from the program and is now employed as a Heavy Equipment Service Technician at Ring Power’s Orlando branch.

Last month Niels returned to Construction Career Days along with members of Ring Power’s training department.

Niels, Bob Delp (Technical Training Manager) and Gabe Sacco (Training Instructor) put together a presentation with a running 2.2 engine and various hands on parts and photos of Ring Power and the Cat® products and allied lines Ring Power supports.

 In addition to learning about career opportunities in the industry, students were divided into teams of two to compete for a Cat hat. They were handed the tools necessary to swap bolts and nuts on two sprocket segments. The team that first completed the task correctly was given the choice of 1 of three new Cat hats.

After that exercise students moved to the 2.2 engine which was hooked to ET and started, in “real time graphing” the display showed: engine speed, percent of torque, requested throttle.

18 sessions were conducted over the three days, with more than 300 students attending.

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Ring Power Lift Trucks Adds Cushman to Material Handling Lineup

January 16, 2015 at 8:38 AMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks, Florida’s premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, has added Cushman® commercial and utility vehicles to its already extensive material handling lineup.

Cushman industrial vehicles are built to efficiently move products, people and raw materials across sizeable indoor or paved areas. They're tough, tenacious and powered by hard-working, emissions-free electric motors.

The Cushman Titan®, Stock Chaser, Minute Miser®, 1600XD, Haulster® and Hauler™ are all part of the broadest line of utility vehicles on the market. With payload capacities up to 3,000 pounds, there's a Cushman vehicle for almost any application.

Built to pull massive loads around confined facilities, Cushman Tuggers have power to spare. Choose between a 5,000-lb and 8,000-lb towing capacity. Either way, a 36-volt electric drivetrain gives you tons of potential with every load.

“Like Ring Power Lift Trucks, Cushman is a market leader in the material handling industry, said Joe DeJohn, Ring Power Lift Trucks General Sales Manager. By adding Cushman to our already robust offering of material handling solutions, Ring Power Lift Trucks solidifies its commitment to delivering customers the best material handling equipment to meet their needs.”

For more information, visit lifttrucks.ringpower.com

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