Tips on Buying a Used Generator

March 23, 2012 at 11:40 AMRing Power
When purchasing a used generator there are many things to consider. Ring Power's qualified, experienced Power Systems professionals will help you find the used generator that meets your needs and requirements.

There are many benefits to purchasing a used generator. Many companies routinely purchase used generators because it is often the most cost effective way to buy high quality generators. Used equipment Used Generators for Salegenerally becomes available for a number of reasons, such as upgrades or changes in product. Many times this equipment has low hours and is in excellent condition. There are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration before purchasing a used generator. When shopping for a reliable used generator, some of the first things you should check are the hours, age and history of the generator.  A generator that was used as a backup source or standby is probably in better shape than one that was used as a primary source. However, there are times when usage information is not available.   In this case, the reputation of the seller becomes extremely important. It is important to buy from a reputable dealer that has had a successful history in the industry and will stand behind the equipment they sell. Some questions you should ask yourself - Does the seller have testing equipment on site? Do they have trained in-house technicians? What is their history of maintaining and repairing diesel engines? Manufacturers like Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel have a long history of making high quality equipment that last for years when it is properly maintained.

Diesel generators are complex pieces of machinery that need to be properly maintained and tested by qualified technicians. You want a used generator to be there when you need it the most. All the more reason to make sure you are dealing with a provider you trust. To eliminate risks, we recommend buying a used generator from a qualified professional backed by years of experience. This is what we offer at Ring Power. We’ve been in business since 1962 and we continue to provide for our customers every day.

Hopefully, this article has helped identify some important criteria to keep in mind when buying a used generator. There are numerous considerations when purchasing a used generator. Please check out our inventory of used generators.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Lyndon Schultz at 904-494-1278 or Victor Flores at 904-494-7311.

 

Top Ring Power Blog Posts of 2011

January 12, 2012 at 2:40 PMRing Power

The year 2012 is off and running and 2011 is rapidly fading into history. During the past year, Ring Power saw new faces in new places, launched new and exciting products, like Caterpillar's new CT660 Vocational Truck, and formed new partnerships to meet the equipment and energy needs of new customers in far off places. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. achieved a huge milestone in 2011 by rolling out its 350,000th new forklift off the factory floor located in Houston.


Here's a quick rundown of Ring Power's top blog postings in 2011.
1.  Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named
2.  Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers
3.  New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
4.  Custom Generator Enclosure Designer & Builder Joins Phoenix Products
5.  Electric Power Generation Business Development Manager Named
6.  New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
7.  Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®
8.  Roadside Vegetation Management & Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011
9.  Ring Power Crane Offers Manitowoc EnCORE Factory Certified Crane Rebuilds and Repowers
10. Crane Division Announces Promotion of Regional Sales Manager

All of Ring Power's associates look forward to providing the ultimate in equipment service to past, current and prospective customers in 2012.

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Sullair Air Compressors are the Choice of PolarClean for Cryogenic Blasting—December 2011

December 28, 2011 at 11:42 AMRing Power
PolarClean uses dry ice and sullair air compressor as a method to remove material and clean surfaces.

Cleaning with dry ice is a concept that’s quickly expanding. The PolarClean system uses small rice-size pellets of dry ice and shoots them out of a nozzle with compressed air and Sullair portable air compressor. It’s similar to sandblasting, high-pressure water or steam blasting but with superior results. The -110°F (-78°C) temperature of the dry ice "blasts" the material to be removed, causing it to shrink and lose adhesion from its subsurface. When the dry ice penetrates the material to be removed, and it contacts the underlying surface, the warmer subsurface causes the dry ice to convert back into carbon dioxide gas. Once converted, the gas now has 800 times greater volume and expands behind the material, speeding up its removal. Only this material must be disposed because the dry ice vaporizes into the atmosphere.

sullair portable air compressor PolarClean dry ice blasting

Replaces Sandblasting
This method is superior to sand blasting because dry ice eliminates equipment damage. It does not erode or wear away the targeted surface as traditional grit media. Therefore, integrity and critical tolerances are preserved. With abrasive cleaning methods, equipment must be transported to and from the dedicated cleaning area. With dry ice blasting, most cleaning is done in place.

PolarClean uses a Sullair 375 AF portable air compressor to deliver the clean dry air necessary for dry ice blasting. Click to view common applications for dry ice blasting.

Ring Power supplies diesel portable air compressors for a wide range of applications from 125 CFM to 2232 CFM and 80 PSI to 365 PSI. Rent, buy or lease any of our air compressors today. Contact us for more information on all of our compressed air systems.

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Stand-up Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks vs. Jungheinrich's Side-Seated—December, 2011

December 21, 2011 at 5:07 PMRing Power

Jungheinrich's side-seated moving mast reach truck is a better choice.

side seated reach truck is safer, less operator fatigue and more productive operator

Think for a moment of a mobile piece of equipment that requires that the operator stand in order to address the workload at hand.

Give up yet? It’s fairly difficult to do. In fact, for all practical purposes there is really one style of equipment that can be found in only one industry, which situates the operator in a standing position. That product is a Stand Up Narrow Aisle Reach Truck. And while this style of truck dominates the narrow aisle reach truck market in the United States, we have an alternative that might be the right product and the right solution for your materials handling application.

Whether you are working in narrow aisles currently with Stand Up Reach Trucks or running out of space and contemplating a change to a tighter aisle, we encourage you to take a look at the Jungheinrich ETV Side-Seated Moving Mast Reach Truck, nominated for 2011 Product of the Year by Material Handling Wholesaler.

Although we’re discussing a forklift, what’s really under discussion here is an idea… the idea that a seated worker or forklift operator is more effective, safer, more comfortable and ultimately more productive than one who stands. Let’s look briefly at the side-seated reach truck concept.

SAFER
First and foremost, the seated position offers a significant safety enhancement in the sense that inertia makes less of an impact on an operator’s body (with upper legs, torso, lower and middle back firmly and safely in contact with the operator seat), than it would on a truck drivers feet only. In other words, think of the results of trying to push over a person who is seated, versus one standing. Obviously, the seated individual would be more difficult to move.

LESS OPERATOR FATIGUE
Secondly, a seated operator position offers the ability to use your hands AND feet for operating the equipment while sitting. In the standing position, your feet are removed from useful productivity due to being needed for… you guessed it, standing. You can’t stand without feet, and while you’re standing – those same feet can no longer be used for accelerator and brake pedals.

In short, seated operators are positioned in a safer work environment and will experience less fatigue through the course of the shift. In fact, the level of overall comfort, feeling of security and the ability to operate a machine utilizing hands and feet will impact productivity significantly.

MORE PRODUCTIVE
Cycle or throughput tests of Stand Up Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks versus Side-Seated, Moving Mast Reach trucks routinely show productivity increases of +20-percent! In simple terms, this means that a warehouse utilizing a fleet of 10 reach trucks, could potentially eliminate 1-2 trucks from the facility and maintain the current level of pallet throughput and productivity. Imagine the savings to be realized by reducing the size of your current lift truck fleet by 20 percent.

In addition to the above features, this style of truck also offers a very versatile capability, with the proper mast/lift height configuration – this truck can also work directly from the “trailer to rack,” again enabling our customers to eliminate a step in the unloading and storage process, as well as another opportunity to eliminate now unnecessary trucks from their applications… in this case, perhaps a standard sit down forklift or an electric pallet truck being used for trailer unloading and product staging.

jungheinrich side-seated reach truck features

Tremendously enhanced ergonomics and operator safety, increased productivity, fleet/cost reduction opportunities, packaged under the Jungheinrich name while working in aisles as narrow as 9’0” feet!

Please contact Ring Power Lift Trucks for a no obligation “desk-demo” and a closer look at this labor saving, space saving and money saving machine.

Air Compressor Leak Audit Reveals Areas of Improvement

December 8, 2011 at 11:28 AMRing Power
With the aid of Sullair's SystemWizard™, Brass Pro Shops utilizes air leak audit of existing system to find areas of improvements.

Sullair's accurate findings trigger quick results at Bass Pro Shops facility.

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Bass Pro Shops has become one of America’s premier outdoor retailers for hunting, camping, outdoor cooking equipment, nature gifts, and much more. With destination outdoor retail stores across America and Canada, Bass Pro Shops serves over 75 million sportsmen a year. Each store is unique and offers an unforgettable shopping experience.

Prompted by management’s decision to improve reliability and reduce energy consumption of the 44-year old compressor plant, Bass Pro Shops, America’s leading outdoor retailer, decided to evaluate the air compressor needs at its 40 acre facility located in Springfield, Missouri. Sportsman’s Park Center was originally designed as an electronic manufacturing and assembly facility. Bass Pro Shops now utilizes this facility as its Corporate Headquarters, Distribution Center, and Research and Development Facility.

Air Compressor Case Study: Bass Pro Shops
Industry:
Outdoor equipment retailing

Project Location: Springfield, Missouri
Goal: Reduce energy consumption, improve reliability, eliminate disposal of toxic compressor fluid
Sullair Solution: Air Audit, Sullair S-energy® 24KT™ compressors, and Sullair Oil/Water Separator


Read how Sullair helped Bass Pro Shops significantly reduce their energy costs and provide consistent air compressor dependability. Download the Bass Pro Shops air compressor case study here.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. Ring Power also offers a variety of air compressor maintenance programs that compliments your business objectives. Take advantage of Ring Power’s knowledge and expertise to help you assemble the exact level of service to meet your compressed air requirements. Ring Power services and supports all makes and models of air compressors. Contact us and we will have a consultant review your compressed air requirements.

See all the air compressors, diesel portable or electric industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website.

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Phoenix Products Day Tanks Receive California OSHPD Certification—October 2011

October 25, 2011 at 3:04 PMRing Power
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has certified the full line of Phoenix Products day tanks for hospital and critical care installations throughout the State.

 

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The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has certified the full line of Phoenix Products day tanks for hospital and critical care installations throughout the State. OSHPD certification ensures that urgent care patient facilities in California will be able to function during and after an earthquake. 

To earn this certification, fuel storage tanks must pass a series of rigorous tests performed by an ISO-accredited laboratory and sanctioned by a California-licensed structural engineer. Although OSHPD certification can be obtained on a project-to-project basis, “pre-certification” will save customers the time and money it usually takes to get a day tank approved for a particular project.

All Phoenix Products day tanks up to 1000 gallons will be labeled with OSHPD approval number OSP-0187-10.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture and design of generator enclosures, fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. with manufacturing facilities located also in Oakdale, Calif., Phoenix Products serves healthcare facilities, data centers, governmental agencies, municipalities, educational institutions and business organizations from coast to coast.
 

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Phoenix Products HVHZ Generator Enclosures Receive Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance—October 2011

October 21, 2011 at 4:15 PMRing Power

HVHZ generator enclosureMiami-Dade County recently approved Phoenix Products’ high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) generator enclosures with the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA). This approval attests to the ability of these enclosures to withstand sustained winds up to 165 mph and wind gusts up to 177 mph for three seconds while remaining impact resistant to windborne debris.  

This is good news for many business facilities in south Florida that rely on generators for backup power. As a condition for site specific permit verification, Florida law requires either state or local product approval on building envelope components and systems, demonstrating structural resistance to wind loads as outlined by current FBC standards. Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which are defined as high velocity hurricane zones, require Miami-Dade County NOA.
 

In addition to Miami-Dade approval (NOA 09-1216.04), Phoenix Products' HVHZ enclosures have earned the approval of The National Accreditation Management Institute (NAMI) and meet all current FBC standards.

 

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture and design of generator enclosures, fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. with manufacturing facilities located also in Oakdale, Calif., Phoenix Products serves healthcare facilities, data centers, governmental agencies, municipalities, educational institutions and business organizations from coast to coast.
 

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Crane Division Announces Promotion of Regional Sales Manager—October, 2011

October 13, 2011 at 4:57 PMRing Power
New Ring Power Crane Regional Sales Manager to cover Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina

Ring Power® Crane promotes Jeff Murray to Regional Sales Manager, and Hires Bryant Gaines to sales.

Ring Power Crane recently announced the promotion of Jeff Murray to Regional Sales Manager. Now, in addition to overseeing operations at the branch facilities in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Murray Crane Division - Ring Power Cranewill continue to serve his sales territory in Ga. and the southern tier of South Carolina.

Murray, who earned college credit while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and attending South Carolina Law Enforcement School, joined Ring Power’s crane division in 2002. His 25 years of heavy lifting experience includes work as a crane operator for the USMC, sales representative for Pioneer Engineering and Manitowoc Boom Trucks and, most recently, 10 years as a sales rep for Ring Power Crane. Based on his extensive experience and knowledge of the region, Ring Power Crane management looks forward to Murray’s continued success in his new role.

Ring Power Crane also added Bryant Gaines to the sales team in the Carolinas. A recipient of a four-year athletic scholarship, Gaines is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where he lettered every year as the pitcher for the baseball team, was team captain and NCAA College World Series participant from 2009-2011. Ring Power Crane management believes Gaines’ determination will be a fine addition to the sales force in the Carolinas. After completing an in-house training program, Gaines’ sales territory will cover the northern part of S.C. and all of N.C.

Ring Power Crane is a division of Ring Power Corporation offering new and used crane sales and rentals with locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Ring Power Crane is a full service dealer for new and used boom trucks, rough and all terrain cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, super stackers and lattice boom cranes by Grove, Manitowoc, National, Tadano, Manitex, Broderson PTC and other leading manufacturers. Ring Power Crane also exports cranes from our office in Miami, Florida.

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Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®

September 29, 2011 at 4:24 PMRing Power

Caterpillar and Dealer Ring Power Sign International Power Project Agreement with APR Energy

PEORIA, Ill. / LONDON, U.K. - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cat dealer Ring Power and APR Energy plc ("APR" - LSE: APR), today announced they have signed an agreement to develop temporary power solutions globally to meet the needs of the growing international power projects (IPP) market, especially in the emerging markets. 

The five-year agreement centers on APR working with Caterpillar, Ring Power and the Cat dealer network to originate and respond to temporary power plant opportunities. As part of the agreement, Caterpillar will supply mobile generator sets through Ring Power to APR Energy, including the new XQ2000 and XQ1475G power modules, designed specifically for the international power projects market. APR will benefit from an increased flow of temporary power plant opportunities and from clear visibility of an integrated supply line to fulfill on its diesel and gas engine requirements, and Caterpillar will benefit from an increased presence, on a global basis, in the IPP market.

"We are pleased to be working with Ring Power and APR Energy as we expand our growth in the international power projects business," said Bill Rohner, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for electric power. "APR’s experience in temporary power solutions, Caterpillar’s engineering and product expertise and Ring Power’s rental experience will enable us to better serve our customers," continued Rohner. Caterpillar generator power module XQ2000

By working with Caterpillar and Ring Power, APR continues to strengthen its position as one of the fastest growing providers in the IPP market. The extensive Cat dealer network will allow APR to benefit from a truly global network of parts availability and services provided by the 188 Cat dealers and 126,700 Cat dealer employees around the world. Along with parts and services support, APR’s cooperation with Caterpillar and its dealers will present new sales opportunities previously unfulfilled by either party.

"I have been doing business with Caterpillar for more than 20 years, and APR has used their power modules for its entire history. We know Caterpillar well and have great respect for them. This is an exciting win-win for all of us," said John Campion, CEO of APR. "With this agreement, we can work together to fulfill a far greater number of global power opportunities." 

As part of the agreement, Cat dealer Ring Power will provide application, engineering, sales and product support to APR Energy.

"Our market leading product support and rental service capabilities enable us to deliver world-class energy solutions to our customers, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with APR Energy," said Randy Ringhaver, president of Ring Power.

A world-class manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines and an industry leading provider of complete solutions for the electric power industry, Caterpillar pioneered the development of the mobile power module and has provided customers with power systems solutions for more than 70 years. To meet the needs of international power projects customers, Caterpillar released a new version of its successful XQ2000 power module utilizing the 3516B engine. This new diesel power module is capable of running both 50 and 60 Hz, which is ideal for a global power provider like APR. The new XQ1475G power module contains the world leading G3516E natural gas generator set.

About Caterpillar
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, 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 also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.

About Ring Power
Ring Power is the Central and Northeast Florida Cat dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience in sales, rental, service and product support of Cat equipment. Ring Power has built a strong reputation in the industry with its’ superior product support capability for customer projects worldwide. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found at www.ringpower.com.

About APR Energy
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, and quoted on the London Stock Exchange, APR is a fast growing, pure play fast track provider of large scale, temporary power solutions. It is focused on the rapidly growing power plant market in emerging markets, where the supply/demand imbalance is most acute, as well as event-led opportunities. APR designs, installs, operates and maintains turnkey power solutions, used for applications, including Peak shaving, Distributed generation, Supplemental power, Grid stability and support, Emergency generation and Industrial power generation. Its fleet is technologically advanced and is differentiated by its ability to provide dual fuel turbine generators as well as diesel and natural gas modules. For the two financial years to end December 2010, its revenue grew 235%. Revenue for August 2011 was up 93% over the same month the previous year. Additional information can be found at: www.aprenergy.com.

 

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Ring Power to Attend ICUEE 2011 in Louisville — September 2011

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 PMRing Power

ICUEE 2011 - The Demo Expo "Hands Down the Best Place for Hands On"

Ring Power is eagerly anticipating this year's ICUEE [pronounced I.Q.] at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. Held October 4-6, ICUEE is the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. Also known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE is the best place for hands on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment operation. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations.

The broad spectrum of equipment available to operate is the ultimate in competitive comparisons. An extensive education program complements displays of the latest equipment technology and product innovations. Ring Power will be on-site proudly representing our Terex Utilities line. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The event will feature:

 
  • Over 950 exhibitors  
  • Over 20,000 attendees
  • A comprehensive education program during the three-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground and overhead.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits of equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Admixtures/Chemicals
  • Aerial/Digger Derricks
  • Attachments
  • Cable Equipment
  • Compaction Equipment
  • Components
  • Cranes
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Earthmoving Machinery
  • Electronics / Controls / Instrumentation
  • Engines/Components
  • Hand Tools
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Light Equipment
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  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Overhead & Maintenance Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Publications
  • Pumps
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Safety & Traffic Equipment
  • Service Providers
  • Sewer Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Tires
  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Trenching & Shoring
  • Trenchless Equipment
  • Trucks/Truck Bodies/Accessories
  • Utility Locating Equipment
  • Vacuum Excavation Equipment
  •                 ICUEE 2011 The Demo Expo