Badger Rough Terrain Crane added to Ring Power Crane Product Mix

February 7, 2011 at 9:08 AMRing Power
ring power crane announced as badger rough terrain crane dealer and Little Giant crawler crane in Southeast, including Florida, Georgia and Carolinas.

Ring Power Crane named Badger rough terrain crane dealer for Southeast, including North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.rough terrain crane and crawler crane

Ring Power Crane announces the addition of Badger rough terrain cranes to their crane lineup. The dealership agreement entitles Ring Power Crane to sell and service Badger cab-down rough terrain cranes, as well as Little Giant truck-mounted and crawler cranes throughout the Southeast, including North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Badger Equipment Co., based in Winona, Minn., is a division of Manitex International, Inc., a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including boom truck cranes, rough terrain forklifts and special mission oriented vehicles. Badger has manufactured more than 10,000 specialized earthmoving, railroad and material handling machines since it opened in 1945. Ring Power Crane now carries the company’s newest series of 20- and 30-ton cab-down style rough terrain cranes, which are designed for heavy-duty construction and industrial applications. The Little Giant carrier-mounted cranes and crawler cranes Ring Power Crane offers are built to last and equal to the most punishing lifting, dredging, pile-driving and scrap-handling operations. For more information about Badger and Little Giant products, visit http://www.badgerequipment.com and http://www.littlegiantcorp.com.

VP and Ring Power Crane Acting General Manager Dave Glass is pleased with the new partnership. “Badger Equipment’s mission and philosophy very closely mirrors our own,” he said. “It isn’t enough just to expand our product offerings. As a Badger dealer, we will be able to put the customer first and provide the exemplary product support Ring Power Crane is known for.”

Badger CD4420 20-ton capacity crane
Machine weight 52,500 lbs. (3 section boom)
Machine weight 56,000 lbs. (4 section boom)

Badger CD4430 30-ton capacity crane
Machine weight 54,000 lbs. (3 section boom)
Machine weight 55,500 lbs. (4 section boom)

Rough Terrain Crane Specs:
● 20, 25 and 30 ton capacity
● Multiple boom configurations
● Tier III Rated Cummins engine

● Four steering modes with auto-alignment
● Highly visible and ergonomically engineered two door cab with joystick controls
● Pick and carry capabilities

Ring Power Crane is a full-service dealer offering new and used cranes for purchase, lease or rental from America’s leading crane manufacturers—Grove Cranes, National Crane boom trucks, Manitowoc crawler cranes, Broderson, Manitex, Tadano, and now Badger and Little Giant—to contractors and crane businesses throughout the Southeastern U.S. Ring Power Crane’s international business unit serves customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information about Ring Power Crane products and services, visit http://www.ringpowercrane.com.

 

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Is a new forklift lease in your future?—February 2011

February 2, 2011 at 1:04 PMRing Power

Now is the time to lease your next forklift from Cat® Lift Trucks!forklift lease program

Cat Lift Trucks is offering no lease payments for the first three months on any new electric or internal combustion sit-down counterbalanced Cat® lift truck up to capacities of 15,500 lbs.

Cat Lift Trucks industry-leading forklifts and lease programs are designed to provide the flexibility necessary to meet your unique material handling needs. Find out how you can qualify for three free months on your next forklift lease by contacting us today.

From now through April 30, 2011, Cat Lift Trucks is offering no lease payments for the first three months on any new electric or internal combustion sit-down Cat® lift truck up to capacities of 15,500 lbs.

Free three-month lift truck lease program benefits include:
►  No payments for the first three months of the qualifying lift truck lease
►  Low, factory subsidized interest rates
►  Flexible program terms of up to 76 months
►  No up-front cash, advance payments or down payment required - conserves cash and credit lines
►  2-Year, unlimited hours comprehensive warranty
►  3-Year, 6,000 hours powertrain warranty
►  With an optional total maintenance and repair contract, the responsibility for lift truck maintenance stays with professionals and frees up time for you to run your business.

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 Trucks has represented Cat® Lift Trucks and material handling equipment for nearly 40 years.

 

This program is subject to credit approval and is subject to change without notice.

Copyright © 2011 by MCFA. All rights reserved. CAT, CATERPILLAR, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow” and the “Power Edge” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Some products may be shown with optional equipment.

 

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Used Cat Motor Grader is On Display—February 2011

February 1, 2011 at 3:02 PMRing Power
used cat 14g motor grader On Display

Customers often see Ring Power's new and used construction or forestry equipment on display in front of our facilities. Our new On Display feature will highlight the features and benefits of these machines.used motor grader

On Display at our St. Augustine, Florida headquarters is a completely rebuilt Used Caterpillar 14G Motor Grader, equipped with cab, 14’ blade and ms ripper.

Final preparation for road paving is where you’ll find these machines. They sculpt and shape the roadways.

See all of our used construction equipment, forklifts and generators on our website used.ringpower.com.

 MACHINE HAS BEEN SOLD

 Mfg CATERPILLAR
 Type  MOTOR GRADER
 Year  1984
 Model  14G
 S/N  096U06238      
 Horsepower  200 hp
 Weight  45,000 lbs.
 Hours  9,730


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 exports used, reconditioned and rebuilt heavy equipment to all corners of the globe too.


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RPC Invoice and Statements Now Available Online!—January 2011

January 24, 2011 at 10:46 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is pleased to invite you to use our web-based application allowing your company to view and print copies of your statements and invoices.online invoicing ring power

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? — The company owner simply needs to contact the credit department and request an application, either by email or fax. Fill it out completely and return. Upon review of your application, a log-in and password will be issued. Company owners can grant permission to additional users within the company.

HOW DOES IT WORK? — The secured Internet site permits users you've designated to view and print statements/invoices in a Portable Document Format or PDF files. Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ is the required software and is downloadable from the Adobe website at no cost!

ADVANTAGES — Now check your account status at your convenience, day or night. Contact Ring Power's Credit Department and begin taking advantage of this convenient service today.

Contact Ring Power's Credit Department at 904-494-1356 or by email: RPWebInvoicing@ringpower.com

 

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Used Crane Manager Appointed at Ring Power Crane—January 2011

January 19, 2011 at 3:30 PMRing Power
Used crane manager appointed for crane division of Ring Power Corporation.

 

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Ring Power Crane announces Keith Summerlin as the new Used Crane Manager. Although Summerlin will continue his established relationships with key crane customers in the northeast Florida market, Summerlin will also oversee the day-to-day operations for used cranes. Additional responsibilities include used crane procurement, attend equipment auctions, assess or appraise crane values and purchase or buy used cranes for resale.

Summerlin began his career at Ring Power in 1991 and served in a variety of capacities ranging from the service department, Cat Rental Store Sales, and his recent position as the Regional Sales Manager Crane Division for the North Florida territory.

Throughout his career at Ring Power, Summerlin has established exceptional relationships with both customers and co-workers. We look forward to Summerlin’s extensive experience in establishing Ring Power Crane as a premier used crane equipment supplier on a worldwide basis.

Headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, Ring Power Crane is a division of Ring Power Corporation offering crane sales and crane rentals of new and used cranes with locations in Florida and the southeast including, 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, pickers, tower cranes, superstackers and lattice boom cranes by leading manufacturers Grove Crane, Manitowoc Crane, National Boom Truck, Tadano Boom Truck, Manitex Boom Truck, Broderson Industrial Cranes and PTC Driving Equipment. Ring Power Crane also exports from their office in Miami, Florida.

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Power Systems Division Tests Turbine Generators for Florida Power & Light—January 2011

January 11, 2011 at 11:30 AMRing Power

Ring Power Systems Tests Turbine Generators at Florida Power & Light

 Ring Power’s Power Systems Division was recently contracted by Bechtel Power Corporation to perform what is known as a loop test for the turbine generators at the Florida Power and Light (FP&L) power plant in St. Lucie, Florida.

This particular FP&L location is currently a two-unit nuclear power plant. The loop test will allow Siemens to log "hot spots" in the turbine generators so their stator can be rewound to increase the electricity output from 1,000 MVA to 1,200 MVA.

The test involves multiple rental power components: a 4,160 volt single-phase power supply, (3) two-megawatt generators that are paralleled together for a load share, a 5,000 kVA step up transformer and a 1,200 AMP/ 5,000 kVA disconnect switch with a remote 120 volt shunt trip.

In addition, due to the unbalanced load of using only a single phase, an 800 kW unit is used solely to power the radiator cooling fans on the operating units.

Ring Power will have to apply the 4,160 volt single-phase power to the loop test coil without causing a spike in electricity. The power has to ramp up slowly and supply a minimum 258 Amperes with a power factor rating of only 0.25.

Using the exact same equipment needed for the turbine generator test at FP&L, generator technicians Rick Doyle and Danny Brown performed a pre-test at Ring Power’s Orlando facility on December 8, 2010. Bechtel Power personnel attended the (3) two-megawatt generators in parallelpre-test and were impressed with the technicians’ demonstration.

Doyle and Brown were able to purposely trip one of the two-meg units off-line, causing the other two generators to seamlessly assume the load. The tripped generator was then brought back on-line without a hitch.

Ring Power Generator representatives were extremely pleased with the results, "We are proud to say we not only met the specification requirements, but we were able to exceed them with a power supply over 300 Amps and a power factor of 0.183." Congratulations Power Systems on exceeding Bechtel Power Corporation’s expectations and once again making their needs your "Customers First" priority.

Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa. Ring Power Systems provides new and used marine and industrial engines, diesel generator sets, air compressors, temperature control and other power equipment.

Roadside Vegetation Management and Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011

January 5, 2011 at 8:31 AMRing Power
roadside vegetation control and roadside mowing training course

Ring Power Ag Division will once again offer the Roadside Vegetation Control and Roadside Mowing Seminars, in addition to reviewing Safe Operator Training this spring. Challenger Mowing & Training Seminar

The Challenger Roadside Mowing Course, offered at five different locations throughout Florida, is taught by Ring Power’s Customer Training Manager, Lon Barfield, CPT.
The Roadside Mowing Seminar uses Challenger Agricultural Tractors,
Diamond Boom Mowers and LandPride bat-wing Mowers. In addition to covering features and safe operation of agricultural/farm tractors and mowers, the roadside mowing course covers the following:
► Clear & Focused Mind - Personal Assessment
► Understanding Risks and Hazards of Roadside Mowing
► Operational Site & Tractors and Mowers Assessment
► Safe Mowing and Tractor Operation Techniques
► In-the-field Training/Hands on Challenger Mowing Demonstrations and tractor and mower walk-around

The Roadside Mowing Seminar concludes with a Course Review and Final Exam. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available. The training course is well suited for those working for county departments, city and state agencies.

The Mowing Seminar costs $75 per person and covers: Course Materials, Classroom Training, Hands-on Demonstrations & Field Training, Door Prizes for Participation, On-site Lunch, and a Certificate of Course Completion.

All Roadside Mowing Seminars start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The Challenger Mowing Course locations and dates are as follows:
► St. Augustine, March 8, 2011
Tallahassee, March 10, 2011
► Orlando, March 15, 2011
► Tampa, March 17, 2011
► Ocala, March 22, 2011

To register for Ring Power’s Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminar and Operator Training email us at info@ringpower.com or phone our Training Department at  904-494-1376.

Ring Power sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout North and Central Florida, 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.

 

Review of 2010’s Top Construction Equipment Blog Postings—January 2011

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 AMRing Power
Top blog postings for 2010 from blog.ringpower.com

The year 2010 was an interesting year for Ring Power. The Cat Rental Store expanded new and specialty product lines, such as the Terex utility trucks and derrick diggers and the Hydra Platform for bridge inspections. We also added versatile construction machine shopmachines like the Hydrema dump truck with side-dump capabilities. Ring Power Lift Trucks aligned with Exide Technologies to provide the proper forklift battery and battery charger for customer’s forklift applications.

We looked at ways customers could operate more efficiently by analyzing equipment costs per hour and ways to rebuild and repair using services from Ring Power.

Ring Power constantly strives to deliver the very best and most productive forklifts, construction equipment, generators, and air compressors to contractors throughout Florida. And our customers can expect no less in 2011.

Below are the most read Ring Power blog postings for 2010.

1. Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely.

2. Not All Boom Mowers Are Created Equal

3. Entertainment Services – Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution

4. Managing Your Heavy Construction Equipment's Cost Per Hour

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

6. Rough Terrain Forklifts: The choice when moving materials off road

7. Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

8. Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

9. Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

10. Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

11. Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

12. Ring Power Announces Appointment as Terex Hydra Platform Distributor

13. Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

14. Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

15. Florida's Largest Peanut Farmer Prefers Challenger Agricultural Equipment

16. Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

17. Don’t Let Your Electric Forklift Maintenance Give You Shock

18. Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

19. Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

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


At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made Ring Power's success possible. It is in this spirit that we say, “Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.”

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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3 Ways to Extend Your Air Compressors Life

December 21, 2010 at 8:17 AMRing Power
ways to extend life your air compressors life

1AIR COMPRESSOR SERVICE AGREEMENTS. With a full range of coverage options available, service agreements inspect your air compressor for wear, damage and potential failure.air  compressor service, fluid analysis and trend tracker extends life of compressor Below are three different types of Air Compressor Service Agreements and their key benefits:

 

  • Planned Maintenance Agreements — Offer compressed air maintenance at specified service intervals. Includes 46-point compressor inspection, filters and fluid. Ring Power offers air compressor rentals available when production cannot be interrupted.
  • Compressor Owner Protection Plan — Ring Power assumes 100% of the maintenance and oversees the performance of your air compressor as if we owned it.
  • AirTrility — Ring Power will design, install, monitor and maintain your air compressor system without asset ownership.

 

2 AIR COMPRESSOR FLUID ANALYSIS — Fluids are the life-blood of your air compressor. Fluids keep bearings lubricated. Fluids and coolants remove the heat of compression and keep your air compressor operating smoothly. Regular fluid sampling and analysis informs you if fluid needs to be changed, if intake air is contaminated, if fluids have been mixed or if sever wear is occurring. Key benefits:

 

  • Current status of your lubricant and equipment
  • Positive input to determine maintenance schedule
  • Detailed history of lubricant performance
  • Better control of maintenance expenditures

 

3 TRENDTRACKER — Conditioned monitoring and data management is playing a key role in the life of all equipment. More and more companies are realizing the benefits of preventative and predictive maintenance practices. Trending the performance of key components over time can provide advanced indication of imminent equipment failure. Key benefits:

 

  • Helps reduce unplanned plant shutdowns
  • Maximizes the life of your air compressor
  • Detailed history of lubricant performance
  • Repair before failure fixes typically are less costly
  • Minimizes downtime

 

Ring Power offers a variety of air compressor maintenance programs that not only satisfy your needs, but also 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.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. Our offices serve Miami, Pompano Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee areas. Buy, rent or lease electric or diesel air compressors and industrial air compressors with names like Sullair, Hurricane boosters, and Belaire. See all the air compressors, portable or industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website compressedair.ringpower.com.

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Buying Used Forklifts Shouldn’t Be a Terrifying Experience

November 30, 2010 at 9:10 AMRing Power

How to evaluate a used forklift and things to look for to avoid getting ripped off.used and  reconditioned forklifts

Purchasing a used forklift does not have to be a monumental expenditure, and with careful consideration, a used forklift might make fiscal sense. Even though buying used forklifts makes sense for some material handling applications, there are many benefits and pitfalls to compare and consider during the purchasing decision.

When Buying a Used Forklift Makes Sense
• Lower cost
• Avoid loss of depreciation
• Avoids long lead times
• Has some form of used warranty and/or guarantee
• Fits your material handling application because it doesn’t require you purchasing a new one
• Might come with additional parts, accessories, and other items

But Be Cautious!
Looks can be decieving, here are some tips when you're ready to buy a used forklift:

• Wear – some forklifts for sale can be completely worn out or not operable when purchased
• Older forklifts may not have the latest safety items, features and options
• Won’t last as long as a new version because there are already a number of hours on the motor, chassis and other components.

Another useful tool in your selection process is how to evaluate used forklifts. Determination should be made for what kind of forklift and any attachments that your application will require. In other words, what kind of capacity, lift height, lift weight, side shift, etc., will you need? Carefully consider the make and model because some trucks are easier to get reliable maintenance for and have greater parts availability than others. Make sure to ask for all maintenance records and if none exist, have the truck mechanically evaluated. Look for leaks in the transmission, mast and tilt cylinders, differential, radiator and engine. Test drive the unit in order to check all of its operations. Lift a load with the forklift to see how it operates under normal operating conditions and make sure all attachments are functioning properly. And lastly, evaluate the dealer you are considering purchasing from. What is their reputation? How long have they been in business? Do they have certified mechanics on staff?

With this said, finding a reputable dealer is the important link to the used forklift purchasing process. Make sure you know who you are buying from and that you are dealing with a strong company that can back their used equipment. This company should have a sound service department with qualified mechanics and have a parts department that could supply your parts orders quickly.

What Makes Our Trucks Different?
Ring Power Lift Trucks' Used Forklifts Department purchases all of its equipment from reputable venders, customers, and has the option of pulling units out of our rental fleet. We then perform the following services on each lift truck:

• Our service department performs a complete inspection and steam cleans every used lift truck.
• A condition report is generated and reviewed by the Used Forklift Manager. All necessary repairs are preformed and a complete safety check is completed to insure a Ring Power Certified Used piece of equipment.
• After the lift truck's inspection and before the unit is put in to inventory or delivered to the customer, the service department completes a final Quality Control Inspection Report.
  This report insures customer satisfaction at time of delivery.
• Most important thing in this process is the paperwork from the time the unit has been purchased to the time the customer expects delivery.
  The used equipment process is designed to assure you, our customer, that the used forklift you've purchased has met Ring Power Standards and is labeled as Ring Power Certified.

Used forklifts are an economical solution for the right application. Do your homework and you could save yourself a lot of money on your next used forklift purchase.

If you feel a used and reconditioned forklift will suit your manufacturing or material handling operation, feel free to browse our online inventory of used forklifts. We have a variety of pneumatic, cushion, large capacity and specialty lift trucks available. Or contact us to speak with a representative.

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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