Crane Division Adds Annual Inspections to Product Support Menu

August 11, 2010 at 2:17 PMRing Power
Ring Power Crane Offers On Site OSHA Inspections

OSHAIn May, Ring Power Crane began offering on-site inspections, complete with detailed inspection reports, to crane owners throughout north and central Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. These inspections, required annually by OSHA, are geared to ensure structural and mechanical compliance with all applicable safety standards as set forth by OSHA 1926.550, 1910.180, PCSA#2 and ANSI B30.5. 

Ring Power Crane Customer Support Managers Joe Mangum (Atlanta, Ga.) and Bo Morris (St. Augustine, Fla.) have been certified by the Crane Institute of America to perform inspections on mobile hydraulic cranes, lattice cranes, small utility service body cranes, boom trucks, carry deck cranes, barge mounted cranes, articulating boom trucks, all terrain cranes, crawler cranes, and locomotive-type cranes. Ring Power Crane Employee Performs Mandatory Annual OSHA Inspection

To qualify as mobile crane inspectors, Mangum and Morris had to complete and pass the required training courses, and now must remain current with OSHA and ANSI/AMSE regulations through continuing education and training.

Crane Service Operations Manager Mike Jarriel is proud to offer the convenience of on-site inspection services to crane owners throughout Ring Power Crane territories.For more information or to schedule an on-site inspection, crane owners in Georgia, North and South Carolina may contact Joe Mangum at 678-409-2153 or Those in north and central Florida may contact Bo Morris at 904-814-1110 or

Ring Power Crane is the crane division of Ring Power Corporation with location in North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout Florida.


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Imperial Dust Control Water Tanks Now for Sale and Rent

June 30, 2010 at 10:45 AMRing Power

The CAT Rental Store and Ag Division Now Carrying Imperial Water Tanks

The Cat Rental Store is excited to announce that a new line of water trucks and water tanks will now be a part of their fleet and available for rent, lease or purchase. Imperial Industries Incorporated’s Water Tanks meet your demand for 'dust control' excellence. When it comes to keeping dust where it belongs, nothing short of a rainstorm can compare to Imperial Dust Control Tanks. The Cat Rental Store supplies Top-Fill water tankers with a 4,000-gallon capacity that can be pulled behind or truck-mounted. Whether you need dust control for your smaller construction sites, Imperial Pull Behind Water Tankor large scale erosion control for your agricultural fields, Imperial promises versatility, convenience and strength built into every tank. The proud tradition continues!

Imperial Dust Control Tanks Top-Fill Specifications

Standard Features:

  • Heavy duty rectangular A-frame on Pull-Behinds to withstand heavy field use
  • Steel elbow and pipe
  • Heavy duty front mounted hi-volume pump
  • Adjustable spread pattern
  • Reversible splash plate
  • Control valves
  • Liquid level indicator easily seen from tractor seat
  • 35" Top load port with safety grid
  • 3" Intake
  • 3" Discharge with ¾" hose connection light kit
  • Central grease banks
  • Tandem walking beams
  • Adjustable undercarriage 55/45 offset spindles
  • Swivel hitch
  • Float level indicator
  • Fully adjustable spray nozzles
  • Side ladder

For more information about Imperial Industries Incorporated, please visit Imperial Industries Incorporated is based out of Wausau, Wisconsin and has been manufacturing custom tanks for 29 years.

Ring Power’s The CAT Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals of construction, agricultural, earth moving, utility, forestry, material handling and aerial equipment. The CAT Rental Store is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs.

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New Rough Terrain Forklift Line for Rent in Florida

June 23, 2010 at 2:40 PMRing Power

Ring Power Adds Master Craft All-Terrain Forklift to Cat Rental Store Product Line-Up Master Craft All Terrain Forklifts

Ring Power announces the addition of the Master Craft MC-08-2137 Rough Terrain Forklift to it's fleet of construction equipment. The MC-08-2137 is a straight mast, all-terrain forklift comprised of more than 70 percent Caterpillar® parts. The carriage of this 8,000-lb., C-series machine is literally a straight mast forklift mounted on a backhoe loader. The MC-08-2137 forklift runs on the powertrain and axles of a Cat 416E backhoe loader. The Cat Rental Store will carry these rugged forklifts in four-wheel drive only, to complement the rest of the compact construction equipment offered for sale and rent. Click to request a quote on the sale, lease or rental of a rough terrain forklift. 

Master Craft is a family-owned, rough-terrain forklift manufacturer headquartered in Tifton, Ga., whose sales account for 11 percent of the rough-terrain forklift market. Master Craft has been a business partner with Caterpillar for more than 10 years. Visit for more information about this Cat family machine. Line of  Master Craft Rough Terrain Forklifts

Ring Power’s The CAT Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals of construction, agricultural, earth moving, utility, forestry, material handling and aerial equipment. The CAT Rental Store is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs.




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Leaking Hydraulic Cylinders Can Contaminate Hydraulic System

June 15, 2010 at 4:51 PMRing Power
hydraulic system contamination

Know the effects of contamination on your heavy equipment, forklift or machinery's hydraulic system.

Hydraulic fluid contamination has the potential to damage your entire hydraulic system in two different ways.

1. Accelerating Hydraulic Component Wear
hydraulic system contamination tolerances
From 75 to 85 percent of all hydraulic pump, motor, cylinder and valve failures can be traced to fluid contamination. Due to the extremely small tolerances of today’s hydraulic systems, even particles that can not be seen by the naked eye can cause damage to your hydraulic system, leading to costly repairs.

2. Reducing Hydraulic System Efficiency

Machine productivity and efficient hydraulics go hand-in-hand. If a hydraulic system isn't performing at peak efficiency, it's robbing machine performance. Efficiency losses occur gradually, and can decrease productivity by as much as 16-20 percent before being detected by the operator. Over time, these "invisible" efficiency losses can also lead to increased fuel consumption.

Prevent Hydraulic System Damage
Hydraulics Xpress' exchange cylinders are in stock and ready for installation. Our highly qualified service technicians repair and rebuild hydraulic components on all equipment makes and models. Our state-of-the-art hydraulic shops are equipped with precision mills, long bed lathes and the latest welding equipment.

Cylinder Exchange Price Includes
Our hydraulic cylinder exchange price includes:
Disassembly and reassembly
New hydraulic seals for head, piston and rod
New seals for barrel and rod eye
Light honing of the barrel
Pressure testing
Cleaning and painting

Here is a list of Hydraulic Cylinder Groups rebuilt by Hydraulics Xpress. Hydraulic Cylinder Exchange.pdf

Our hydraulic cylinders come with a warranty of 1 year or 2,000 hours, whichever occurs first.

Additional Service Available
Available for an additional charge are:
Salvage repair of cylinder head and piston
Salvage and re-tube cylinder barrels

Re-rod, HVOF cylinder rod resurfacing, and straightening of rods
Update hydraulic heads for wear rings, O-rings, and improved seals

Get a quote from Hydraulics Xpress for your hydraulic cylinder repair, as well as hydraulic pumps and motors of all makes and models, including Rexroth, Sunstrand, Denison Vickers, Linde and others. 

Hydraulics Xpress: we repair all hydraulics regardless of make or model of equipment or industrial machinery. We're located throughout North and Central Florida, with repair facilities in Tampa, Orlando, and St. Augustine. Phone toll free with any questions at 1-877-733-5120.


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Cat Racing Hats, T-Shirts, Cat Scale Models and More!

June 8, 2010 at 12:22 PMRing Power

There's an easy way to shop for Cat Equipment clothing, t-shirts, hats and Caterpillar gear --- Ring Power's new online racing team at
pocono speedway

It's a site loaded with much more than Cat hats and t-shirts -- it's a website with something for any Caterpillar owner, operator or enthusiast.
From Cat pens and executive gifts for the professional to Cat golf towels, gloves and even a Cat Tournament Putter. Kids will love the Caterpillar toy trucks, excavators, and wheel loaders, not to mention books about Cat machinery, Cat hats for kids and a poster
featuring four rugged Cat Construction Machines!

Feel free dig through Ring Power's online Caterpillar Merchandise storefront -- you're bound to find something!
And if you can't seem to locate the Cat merchandise you had in mind, feel free to email us.

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Burton, Cat Racing Team Return to Top-10 Form at Pocono

Race/Date: Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500/June 6, 2010
Location: Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Penn.  
Start Position:    13th  
Finish Position:  Seventh        

Points Position:   Eighth (Maintained position)

Jeff Burton and the Cat Racing team ran inside the top 10 for most of Sunday’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 and overcame a rash of late-race cautions, pit gambles and a broken left-front shock to finish seventh at Pocono Raceway.

Burton’s Pocono resume proves that the triangle-shaped arena is not one of his better tracks but, based on the weekend’s qualifying and practice sessions, the Todd Berrier-led team had a reason to have peps in their steps when the garage opened on Sunday morning.

Mother Nature halted NASCAR from dropping the green flag just past 1 p.m. local time when hard rain pushed back the start time to just after 3 p.m. Since the downpour washed away the rubber buildup on the 2.5-mile speedway, NASCAR issued a competition caution at lap 15 for teams to assess their tire wear.

After returning to action 12th, two separate long green-flag runs ensued, with debris bringing two cautions out at laps 97 and 154. During that time, the South Boston, Va., native ran inside the top 10, running as high as third, despite needing slightly more rear grip to exit the corners.

A string of late-race cautions soon broke out, beginning at lap 159, when Berrier and Company opted to stay on the race track because of Burton’s sixth-place track position, but just over two handfuls of cars came down pit road to fill their fuel tanks full of gas so they could go the remaining distance. The next slowdown came eight laps later and it was during this caution period that Berrier summoned the veteran driver to pit road for fuel only.

This decision placed Burton 18th for the lap-171 restart where he fought with all his might to pick up spots but, while jockeying for positions, slight contact with another competitor gave the Caterpillar Chevy a minor right-front tire rub which moved him to 21st when another yellow flag was displayed at lap 175.

The Cat Racing team had no choice but to bring the No. 31 Chevy to pit road so the seven-member over-the-wall squad could pull the fender away from the tire. It was also deemed by Berrier that they would replace all four tires on the RCR machine since all those in front of Burton would have old tires, resulting in a 26th-place restart position for the team.

The 21-time Sprint Cup Series race winner was up for the task and had 22 laps to gain back everything he lost and more. And, that, he did.
He quickly moved into 15th at lap 181, 11th at lap 184 and seventh at lap 192.

However, with four laps remaining, Burton came on the radio and announced that something was wrong with the left front of the black and yellow entry and his lap times were slightly increasing. He dropped one position, to eighth, on lap 197 and held that spot before an untimely caution slowed the field just before the leader was about to take the white flag.

Radio chatter between the duo of Burton and Berrier commenced and the end result was for the 42-year-old driver to maintain his position on the track and hope for the best.

The decision proved to pay dividends as Burton took the green flag seventh and was able to uphold the position during the green/white/checkered finish despite competing with a broken left-front shock, which was discovered at the conclusion of the race.


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Tampa Forklift Dealer Relocating to Riverview

June 7, 2010 at 11:55 AMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks in Tampa Is Relocating to Riverview, FloridaRPLT Moving
to Riverview, Florida

We’re Relocating!

Ring Power Lift Trucks is moving to the Riverview campus August 1st, 2010 just 10 miles south of their current facility. The new state-of-the-art Lift Trucks facility is much more spacious and better equipped to service you! 

Our new address & phone number are:

10421 Fern Hill Drive
Riverview, Florida 33578
(813) 620-1337

All of the same great parts you’re used to and even MORE great services!

  • Full Service Hydraulic Shop
  • Advanced Chrome Technologies (The Revolutionary Alternative to Chrome Plating)
  • On-site Machine Shop Fabrication
  • Major Component Rebuild Center – Includes Hydraulics Pump & Motor Repair
  • Full Service Paint Finishing
  • Parts & Service for All Makes & Models

New Directions:

Take I-75 South to Exit 250 and left on Gibsonton Drive, then make a right on Fern Hill Drive (across from Raceway Gas Station).


Go south on U.S. Highway 301 and turn right on Gibsonton Drive and make a left on Fern Hill Drive.

Contact us today to see how we can help you with all your forklift needs!

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 and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts and Container Handlers, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and productive Cascade Attachments.

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Hydrema Appoints Ring Power as Exclusive Dealer of 912HM Dump Trucks for Florida

June 4, 2010 at 2:21 PMRing Power

Ring Power Replaces JCB®714 with Hydrema 912HM Dump Truck Hydrema 912HM in front of Ring Power in Riverview, Florida

The Cat Rental Store® has chosen to replace their JCB714 rental fleet machines with a new allied partner’s dump truck. Ring Power’s new partner is Hydrema. Founded in 1959, A/S Hydrema is a modern, international group of companies which develops, manufactures and markets high-technology earth-moving equipment. The main factory and corporate headquarters are located in Støvring near Aalborg in the north of Denmark.

The partnership of Hydrema and Ring Power names The Cat Rental Store as the authorized dealer of the Hydrema 912HM-model dump truck for the entire state of Florida. The 912HM is a completely new model that provides extraordinary accessibility off road, side dumping capabilities and the lowest ground pressure available on the market. All three factors make this new model ideal for work on rough terrain and delicate surfaces alike. For now, The Cat Rental Store plans to carry this particular Hydrema model only. The 912HM will be available for rental or purchase.

The key to the performance of the 912HM lies in the articulated pivot steer chassis. The center pivot and hydraulic stabilizers keep the machine stable and safe by automatically transferring the weight where it is needed. The chassis ensures that all wheels constantly track to reduce ground contact and the standard twin tires offer outstanding traction with minimum ground damage. The centrally placed pivot increases maneuverability with a low turning radius and better positioning characteristics.

The 912HM comes standard with a completely new suspension system for extraordinary comfort. It has the same Perkins engine and ZF transmission as the Hydrema 912DS model, with 131 hp and a 6-speed transmission. Ring Power's Director of Rental Services, Kevin Robbins, wholeheartedly believes this new machine will be a wonderful addition for our customers, "We feel the overall quality and the versatility of the side dump feature makes this the best articulated truck in its size class. The Hydrema personnel have done a great job in training our personnel as well as providing support for these trucks in our rental fleet."

Ring Power’s The CAT Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals of construction, agricultural, earth moving, utility, forestry, material handling and aerial equipment. The CAT Rental Store is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs.

For more information about this new piece of equipment, you can also visit the Hydrema website.


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Oil Analysis Program Keeps Engine and Systems in Top Condition

June 2, 2010 at 10:19 AMRing Power
Oil Analysis and fluid testing is the most reliable way to see what's going on inside your construction machinery, engine and hydraulic systems.

Ring Power’s Fluid Analysis tests and analyzes oil, hydraulic fluid and coolant to help keep your systems running at peak performance.  oil sampling and oil analysis testing

Ring Power’s Scheduled Oil Sampling, or S•O•S, monitors the overall health of your engine, hydraulic system, and cooling system. Our Lab performs a series of tests on oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant to detect problems early and reduce or prevent unnecessary repairs. Machine fluid testing helps to avoid costly repairs, helps keeps operating costs lower and keeps you more profitable.

A regularly scheduled oil analysis and sampling of fluids can:
• Report condition of oil
• Detect machine problems early
• Predict necessary repairs
• Reduce unscheduled equipment downtime
• Reduce unnecessary repairs
• Minimize repair time costs
• Manger repair budgets
• Improve record keeping
• Increase trade-in value

After receiving the oil, hydraulic fluid or coolant sample(s), each is thoroughly tested and analyzed. Ring Power’s Fluid Analysis Lab provides a detailed report of the analysis, along with maintenance suggestions and recommendations once the samples are processed. Machine or engine samples needing attention will be communicated immediately by e-mail, fax, and/or phone.

Equipped with all the latest spectrascopes, inductors, gauges and computers, our Fluid Analysis Laboratory ranks as one of the best in the nation.

Exclusive tests include:
• Wear Metal Rate Analysis measures 14 wear metals in ppm.
• Physical Properties of fluids for Engines, Hydraulics and transmissions: Water, Fuel (engine diesel only), glycol (antifreeze), and viscosity
• Non-engine compartment fluid particle counts and particle analysis: ISO Code levels

Other available tests include:
• Total base number
• Totals acid number
• Diesel fuel or gasoline condition
• Water and coolant analysis, levels 1 and 2

Contact us at the link below to order your oil analysis kit or phone the Ring Power Fluid Analysis Lab, located in Tampa, Florida, at 813-671-3700 or in St Augustine, Florida, 904-737-7730. Or use our Lab's email address:

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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Potato Farm In Hastings, Florida Loves Challenger Tractors

May 27, 2010 at 11:39 AMRing Power

Bulls Hit Ranch & Farm Explains Why They Prefer Challenger Agricultural Equipment Challenger Tractor Harvesting Potatoes

Just past the aptly named, Spuds, Florida on Highway 207 in Hastings, Florida, you’ll find the Bulls Hit Ranch and Farm. This cleverly named tuber farm has been harvesting spuds for forty years. Thomas R. Lee, Sr. began by farming for someone else by day, and leasing a separate plot of land and growing potatoes for himself at night. The farm has since grown to encompass 500 acres in the Hastings area. Bulls Hit grows red and table-stock potatoes.

If you have bought potatoes from a Publix or Walmart in Florida, chances are, you have eaten one of the Lee’s potatoes! The Bulls Hit Ranch is a full family affair, three generations of Thomas Raymond Lee’s work on the farm. And all three generations agree that their Challenger agriculture tractors are the best in their fleet. Thomas “Tater” Lee, Jr. said, “I really like the machine, but I really love the service. If anything happens, Ring Power comes right away. I’ve never not had them come out, they have always been there for us”. Service like that is important when you only have eight weeks for your entire harvest.

Downtime is not an option for potato farmers; machines have to be up and running 24 hours a day. Tater Lee recalled, “One time I had the hood on one of my Challenger machines up, checking the oil, and I’ll be darned if my Ring Power field technician didn’t see it from the highway and pull into the farm just to see what was wrong!” Ring Power is proud of our Customers First reputation and works hard to keep those potato farmers happy!

Ring Power supplys Florida and the southeast with the best farm tractors, agricultural products, farm equipment, attachments and implements. Ring Power also carries a selection of used tractors and previously owned farm equipment. For more information about Ring Power's Agricultural division, please visit .


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Burton, Cat Racing Team Score Third-Place Effort In Sprint Showdown

May 25, 2010 at 9:59 AMRing Power
Cat Racing Team scores third-place

Driving a special-themed Caterpillar Chevy Impala, commemorating Dale Earnhardt’s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Jeff Burton and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team overcame a 17th-place starting position to finish third in the annual Sprint Showdown 40-lap event. 

The race, which precedes the yearly All Star event, consists of two 20-lap segments where both green flag and caution laps count toward the first 20 laps, followed by another 20 laps where only green-flag laps are scored.Cat Racing

Friday’s opening day gave the 29 entries an 80-minute practice session so they could fine tune their race cars for Saturday night’s contest. The Todd Berrier-led team meticulously used every second of the session and when it was all said and done, the Cat Racing team was listed second on the scoreboard.

Later that night, Burton was slated to roll of the grid 17th in the qualifying session and toured the 1.5-mile oval fast enough to position himself right behind the provisional pole sitter. But, with four cars left to make qualifying runs, Mother Nature swarmed the Concord area and delayed the time trials session for rain. Track-drying efforts, coupled with a race against the clock to get the Camping World Truck Series race in, forced NASCAR officials to cancel the Sprint Showdown qualifying session and set the starting lineup based on qualifying order.

Despite starting deep in the field, Burton & Company were overall pleased with the performance of the Caterpillar Chevy in Friday’s practice session and hoped that it would translate over to the 40-lap brawl.

The RCR entry did not disappoint.

The veteran driver moved into 12th just two laps in, 10th on lap six, and cracked the top five at lap 12.

Tussling with a machine that was tight through the middle of the turns and loose on the exits, a caution on lap 17 provided an opportunity for Berrier to summon Burton to pit road where the veteran crew chief called for a two-tire pit stop that included air pressure adjustments.

Restarting fourth, the 21-time Sprint Cup Series race winner narrowly missed a three-car racing incident that placed him fifth for a 19-lap shootout.

The South Boston, Va., native traveled to fourth on lap 23 and into third on the ensuing lap, where he spent the remaining laps trying to reel in the second-place car. But, the handling on the Caterpillar Chevy shifted to the tight side in the closing circuits and Burton couldn’t make up any time on the frontrunners, taking the checkers third.

Martin Truex Jr. captured the win while Greg Biffle crossed the line second, posting finishes that allowed both drivers to transfer into the All Star Race. Burton, Paul Menard and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top-five finishers.

Burton’s RCR teammate Clint Bowyer retired to the garage early after making contact with the wall, resulting in a 23rd-place finish.

Fellow stablemate Kevin Harvick competed in the All Star Race where he finished sixth.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend for its annual longest race on the 2010 circuit. Flag-to-flag coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 will take the green flag Sunday, May 30, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The race will be televised live on FOX and broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Qualifying for the 13th points-paying race on the 2010 schedule will be telecast live on SPEED Thursday, May 27 beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

Race/Date:  Sprint Showdown on May 22, 2010
Location:  Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, N.C.
Start Position:  17th
Finish Position: Third   

Points Position: Eighth – Maintained position, non-points event

Ring Power's virtual storefront,, has a great selection of Cat Racing apparel, Caterpillar scale models, Cat Racing t-shirts, Cat hats and more. 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.