Contruction Equipment Rebuild Extends Life of Machine

March 24, 2010 at 10:31 AMRing Power

Ring Power Rebuilds 836G Compactor for Tomoka Landfill  836G After Machine Rebuild

A strong product and a strong Catâ dealer partner can mean a stronger bottom line for landfill operations, like the Tomoka Landfill in Volusia County. Cat equipment’s sustainable design allows it to be rebuilt by local Florida dealer Ring Power. In these lean times, that’s good news- for construction equipment owners and for Ring Power. Recently, Volusia County Recycling & Solid Waste Division saved money and improved their return on investment with a Ring Power machine rebuild of their 836G Landfill Compactor.

Machines on the front line in tough environments, like compactors, take a beating. Cat components are not only stronger from the start, but are engineered to be remanufactured to deliver multiple life cycles. So when Volusia County’s 836G was ready for a rebuild, it was stripped down to its sturdy frame, which is in good condition, and all components were inspected, refurbished and replaced. Following stringent Caterpillar reusability standards, the 836G was rebuilt to a "like new" machine.

Ring Power’s Heavy Equipment technicians performed the third life rebuild on the 836G Landfill Compactor in St. Augustine, Florida. Right on schedule, 30 days after it came in for its third life, the 836G was put back into production at Volusia County’s Tomoka Landfill, backed once again by a Total Maintenance & Repair contract and an extended power train warranty.

The 836G Landfill Compactor was the very first G-series production compactor to come off the Cat assembly line and 17,500 hours later, it is now on its third life. The renowned durability of Cat equipment is illustrated in the 836G frame. Standing up to the rigors of daily operation on the face of the landfill and delivering not only three lives, but potentially a fourth, reinforces the value of owning a Cat machine. 836G Before Rebuild

Volusia County Landfill Operations Manager Robert Gillmore was thrilled with the cost savings and results. "I have been told after this third rebuild that the 836G frame is still in good condition and that in four years we should evaluate the frame for a potential fourth rebuild, " he said.

Couple the unmatched durability of the 836G machine with Ring Power’s Total Maintenance & Repair plan and Volusia County reaps a lot of money saving benefits. By customizing TM&R plans for the Tomoka Landfill equipment, Ring Power’s responsive Product Support team is able to maintain optimum equipment condition, reduce risk to the customer and minimize Volusia County’s owning and operating costs. Those factors equate to minimal downtime and low maintenance costs. But Volusia County’s most significant savings came with the equipment rebuilds, each of which saved the county 40 to 60 percent over the cost of purchasing a new machine. In four years the 836G’s frame will be evaluated for yet another rebuild. Chances are good that more work is in store for the Cat frame, and more savings are in store for Volusia County.

For more information about Ring Power's heavy equipment rebuilds, please visit ringpower.com. You can also call our Daytona Beach branch Heavy Equipment location (401 N. Tomoka Farms Road Daytona Beach, Florida 32124) at 386.947.4990.

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