Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

February 12, 2010 at 2:21 PMRing Power
Linde Electric Forklifts Performance

The Linde RX60 Series Electric Forklift is the ideal forklift truck for manufacturing, freight forwarding, storage and distribution businesses, where there is a need for high performance forklifts without emissions. linde electric forklift

Linde electric forklifts have power and strength inside and out. The customer driven design of Linde’s high performance electric trucks make them versatile and effective even in uncommon applications.

The RX60 series electric forklift trucks have been designed by constantly analyzing customer applications and by adapting to changing design requirements, needs, and requests. Linde makes every effort to develop and apply technology by designing and manufacturing safer, more productive, and more durable forklifts.

Innovation is the foundation of our success. More than 400 employees work in Linde’s forklift research and development department, making sure that we constantly improve existing equipment and continuously develop new technology.

Six good reasons for choosing our Linde material handling equipment:
1. Performance
2. Ergonomic excellence
3. Designed-in durability
4. Safety
5. Versatility
6. Low maintenance

1. Unmatched Performance
► High residual capacity
► Fast acceleration
► 12 mph travel speed (laden and empty)
► Automatic power boost function
► Fully programmable hydraulic functions
► 100 fpm lift speed
 

2. Ergonomic Excellence
► Adjustable forklift steering column
► Low noise level (68 dba)
► High comfort, full suspension seat
► Floating operator compartment
► Ergonomically-shaped floor board
► Armrest with hydraulic mini levers (optional)

3. Designed-in Durability
► Cast ductile iron steering axle with shock mounting
► Electronic components located inside counterweight
► Three phase AC travel and hydraulics
► Thermo-sensor — motor protection
► On-board diagnostics

4. Safety
Battery side discharge
► Ramp-hold
Optimized visibility mast
► Programmable performance
► Available interlocks
    (optional)
► "Quick set" parking brake

5. Versatile & Energy Efficient
► Operate forklift indoor or outdoor
► Full forklift operator cab
    (optional)
► Electric heating system
    (optional)
► Cold environment operation
    to -22˚ F (optional)
► Energy return system
► Heat management design

6. Lowest Maintenance
& Operating Cost
Forklift with 1000 hour
    maintenance intervals
Easy forklift component
    access
Adjustable automatic
    deceleration
Dual, independent CAN-bus
    diagnostic systems
Maintenance free multi-disc
    brakes

 

 

 

 

When it comes to electric forklift trucks in Florida, Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida’s real industry leader. No matter the forklift manufacturer, we supply electric forklift batteries and parts for Linde, Toyota, Caterpillar, Mitsubishi, Clark, Crown, Hyster, Komatsu, Nissan, Raymond and Yale. Our technicians service and repair electric motor drives, hdraulic pumps, power steering and electric control board assemblies.

Contact any one of our five Florida branch locations serving Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Jacksonville, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee or email us below.

  

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

February 11, 2010 at 8:56 AMRing Power

Ritchie Bros., the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is gearing up for its annual unreserved public heavy equipment auction—the largest on their calendar. This year, close to 6,000 used construction machines and previously owned trucks will go to the highest bidders over the five-day period from 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19 when the last unit is sold. Ring Power Corporation, a regular consignor with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, is once again excited to participate!

The annual February auction attracts thousands of equipment buyers from around the world to Ritchie Bros.’ permanent 200-acre site at the corner of Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27 in Orlando, Fla. Last year the auction attracted a record 7,600 bidders from 75 countries. Out-of-state bidders purchased approximately 80 percent of the equipment sold in the auction, of which about 30 percent went to bidders from outside the U.S. used heavy equipment auction

This year the used equipment will be offered by category on specific days according to the following schedule:

Monday, 2/15: Brooms, 2WD Tractors, Dozers, Loader Backhoes, Forklifts, Aerial & Lifting Equipment.

Tuesday, 2/16: 4WD & MFWD Tractors, Skidders, Wheel Loaders, Rock Trucks, Articulated Dump Trucks.

Wednesday, 2/17: Motor Graders, Motor Scrapers, Crawler Tractors, Boom Trucks, Cranes, Aggregate Equipment.

Thursday, 2/18: Skid Steer Loaders, Recreational Vehicles, Compaction Equipment, Pick-up Trucks, Excavators.

Friday 2/19: Transportation Equipment – Cab & Chassis, Van Trucks, Truck Tractors, High Boys, Low Boys and more!

Prior to the auction, Ritchie Bros. is offering free "How to Bid" seminars on site to help customers new to the experience; in English at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 and in Spanish at 9:00 a.m. February 13. Attendees will learn more about unreserved public auctions, how to bid in person or online, and what to do after making an equipment purchase.

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. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

 

 

Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

February 10, 2010 at 8:31 AMRing Power
Ring Power Lift Trucks named new Clark dealer in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida

Lexington, KY-February 10, 2010- CLARK Material Handling Company today announced it has appointed Ring Power Lift Trucks as an authorized distributor of CLARK forklift products in the Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida markets. Ring Power is a full Clark Forkliftservice CLARK Dealer, featuring full forklift sales and forklift service departments, a forklift rental fleet, an aftermarket forklift parts department as well as a full offering of allied products, such as piggybacks and specialty material handling equipment.

"The appointment of Ring Power as an authorized CLARK forklift dealer in these APRs is significant for CLARK Material Handling Company as well as our family of dealers nationwide" said Scott Johnson, Director of Dealer Services for CLARK. "As we have demonstrated in other areas of the country we were able to move swiftly and definitively in appointing Ring Power Lift Trucks as an authorized CLARK dealer. Ring Power Lift Trucks represents for CLARK, a major enhancement and improvement in our distribution capabilities in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. Ring Power holds a leadership position in the material handling industry and their affiliation with CLARK forklifts will immediately assist with re-establishing our brand name in this important part of the North American market. Ring Power, along with W. E. Johnson in Miami gives the CLARK brand a very strong presence in Florida. We mutually believe our products and services will complement the Ring Power business model in such a manner that we both will enjoy incremental growth. We are honored and humbled that they have partnered with our family and look forward to many years of mutual success."

Ring Power Lift Trucks will support CLARK forklift sales and forklift service and repair activities out of three Florida facilities including:

ORLANDO
803 Taft-Vineland Rd
Orlando FL 32824
407-857-1973

TAMPA
1401 US Hwy. 301 N
Tampa FL 33619
813-620-1337

JACKSONVILLE
8040 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-448-5438

The primary contacts at Ring Power Lift Trucks for CLARK material handling products are Jeff Dierickx, Vice President of Sales and Lewis Byers, Vice President of Product Support. They may be reached at 800-395-1337. Curtis McClellan is the Senior Vice President of Ring Power Lift Trucks and may also be reached at 800-395-1337. Or contact us using the branch links above.

An forklift industry leader since it invented the first material handling truck in 1917, CLARK has built more than one million forklifts during its more than 100 years of business. CLARK supplies a full line of electric forklifts and internal combustion forklifts, manual pallet jacks, powered pallet jacks and narrow aisle forklifts. CLARK products are distributed and supported through a network of over 550 dealer locations worldwide.

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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Case Equipment Owners Rely on Ring Power for Repairs and Maintenance

February 4, 2010 at 4:55 PMRing Power
Former Briggs customers turn to Ring Power for service and preventive maintenance

Ring Power Technician Briggs Equipment, North American distributor for Case articulated trucks, track loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, excavators, Yale forklifts, loader/backhoes, tool carriers, motor graders, skid steer and wheel loaders, pavers, compaction equipment, material handlers, demolition tools, and asphalt and concrete equipment, has closed its doors in Florida.

Case heavy equipment owners throughout north and central Florida can rest assured that Ring Power parts warehouses have access to the replacement parts they’ll need to keep their construction machines up and running: adjusters, brakes, engines, hoses, batteries, buckets, filters, hydraulics, pumps, blades, cab and chassis, fuel systems, pins and bushings and seal kits, as well as undercarriage, power train, steering and front axle components.

Also,Ring Power shops and technicians are equipped to perform repairs and preventive maintenance on most heavy equipment makes and models. In addition to Case construction equipment, Ring Power services skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders,manlifts, aerial lifts, mini hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, compactors, boom trucks, dump trucks, utility trucks, backhoe loaders and dozers made by Caterpillar, Bobcat, Genie, Terex, JCB, Lull, and other leading manufacturers.

Call or email us at any of our locations in north or central Florida to schedule service for your Case construction machine. Ring Power is open for business and we are here to stay!

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. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

Ring Power is not associated or affiliated with CNH or the Case Company

 

Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

January 25, 2010 at 11:21 AMRing Power

Ring Power Ag Division offers Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars & Operator Safety Training in March. Challenger Mowing & Training Seminar

Roadside and Boom Mowing Safety Seminars will continue in 2011. Click here to see the 2011 Roadside Mowing Course Schedule.

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, Land Pride bat-wing Mowers and Diamond Boom 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 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. Click here to view Challenger Mowing Seminar flyer: Mower Safety Training.pdf (246.64 kb)

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 16, 2010
► Ocala, March 18, 2010
► Orlando, March 23, 2010
► Tampa, March 25, 2010
► Tallahassee, March 30, 2010

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.

RING POWER HAS FINANCING OPTIONS TO HELP BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

January 19, 2010 at 11:17 AMRing Power
Ring Power The Cat Rental Store offers contractors a variety of financial solutions.

Wise management of business costs can help keep you afloat during lean times and growing during good times. Ring Power’s Cat Rental Storeoffers a range of solutions, backed by Cat Financial, that can enable you to obtain the machines you need—any time! Available financing options include:

Financing OptionsInstallment Sales Contract
The lowest total-acquisition-cost option for contractors who want to take immediate ownership of new or used equipment and get tax deductions for depreciation and interest.
Rental Purchase
For contractors who want the option to purchase the machine at any time during the rental contract period, RPO requires no minimum time frame for the rental and 100% of the rental rate can be applied toward the purchase of the machine. Furthermore, there is no penalty for returning the machine at the end of the rental contract.

Tax Lease—Cat Value Option
The perfect option for qualifying contractors who want to keep their payments as low as possible, while having the flexibility to either purchase the equipment at the end of the lease term (at Fair Market Value), or return the equipment to Cat Financial.

Finance Lease
With this solution, contractors who want to own or have the option to own the equipment under lease can enjoy full 100 percent financing if they qualify, lower-than-traditional monthly payments and interest expense deductions at tax time.

Window Lease
This option offers all the benefits of a tax lease while providing the contractor the ability to purchase the equipment at a specified Early Purchase Option price and date before the end of the lease term.

Flex Lease
This option was created for contractors who want a finance lease with multiple options to return or purchase the equipment at specified intervals or "outs".

With Ring Power’s variety of quick and easy financing solutions, customized payment plans and competitive rates you'll find a way to put the power of Cat to work for you! For details, contact an account manager at your nearest Cat Rental Store in north or central Florida.

 

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Special Financing for Cat Construction Equipment

January 18, 2010 at 12:25 PMRing Power
Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, now offering 0% financing for 36 months, plus up to $2000 credit.
Get 0% Financing for 36 months, PLUS an allowance up to $2,000 when you buy a new qualifying Caterpillar construction equipment.*Cat Equipment Financing Offer

Now when you purchase a new qualifying Cat construction equipment, you’ll receive 0% financing for 36 months, plus a credit allowance worth up to $2,000 that you can use toward future heavy equipment parts, machine service or repairs, Work Tool attachments or construction equipment rental transactions, plus much more right here at Ring Power.

Receive $2,000 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Backhoe Loader
  • Cat Small Wheel Loader or Front End Loader
  • Cat Track-type Tractor or Dozer
  • Cat Hydraulic Excavator or Track-hoe

Receive a $500 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Skid Steer Loader
  • Cat Multi Terrain Loader
  • Cat Compact Track Loader
  • Cat Compact Wheel Loader
  • Cat Hydraulic Mini Excavator

See how much you could save. Visit, click or call Ring Power, the Cat Rental Store today.

Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, is North and Central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer. Ring Power rents, sells and leases Cat equipment by the day, week, month or longer. We supply the youngest fleet of construction equipment -- the average age of our fleet is less than 18 months. Our competitors' fleets, like Neff, Hertz, United, RSC, Sunbelt, average more than 40 months and in some cases more than 50 months.

Other rental houses carry multiple lines of equipment, like Bobcat, Komatsu, John Deere, and Kobelco. Ring Power supplies one brand: Caterpillar. If we have to swap machines, it will be a Cat machine. Unlike the competition that will substitute any brand, which creates operator confusion and lowers productivity.

Call any of our 15 locations throughout Florida, including Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Palm Bay, Orlando, Ocala, Sarasota, Tampa, and our newest location, Lakeland. Click here to see a map of all store locations. To receive a map and directions to each office, click on a branch location. Email us for more information on any of our machines or special offers.

*Offer good from February 1 to May 31, 2010 on select models at participating dealers. Offer from Ring Power open to customers within North and Central Florida; customers outside these areas contact your local Cat Dealer. Customers in the USA will recieve a credit through Cat AccessAccount for use at participating Cat Dealers. Credits will expire on September 30, 2010; Financing is subject to credit approval through Cat Financial.

 

Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

January 11, 2010 at 10:30 AMRing Power
Godwin Brothers Construction
Goodwin Brothers Construction, located in Brooksville, Fla., specializes in site preparation, mining operations, underground utility and excavation work, and—recently—land surveying. The company also owns a fleet of dump trucks to haul quarry loads to processing centers and reclaimed asphalt to recycling plants. Daniel "Boone" Goodwin, the man behind the company, has relied on superior time management skills and Cat® construction equipment to build a solid reputation for quality work ever since he founded the company in 1987.

Goodwin grew up in what is now called Wesley Chapel, Fla. back when about a dozen families lived within a five-mile radius, and began his career in construction in 1966 as a dozer operator for a Lakeland-based company. After 10 years with this company, Goodwin tried relocating to North Carolina but soon realized his dislike of cold weather and snow. Upon his return to Florida a year later, Goodwin took charge of a subcontracting company in the Brooksville area that specialized in stripping overburden. By the mid-eighties Goodwin was doing mining work all over the state from Newberry to Ft. Pierce. Then, during a slow point in 1985, he took advantage of an option to buy out his partner and incorporated Goodwin Brothers Construction two years later.

As Goodwin continued to grow the company and adapt to customer’s demands for underground utility and excavation work, Goodwin Brothers continued to expand and upgrade its operational facilities: from residential offices, to a pole-barn on agricultural land, to its present location just across the street from Ring Power’s Brooksville branch on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, where it has remained for the past 12 years.

Goodwin’s foresight and self-confidence are evident in the name he chose for his company, which he figured would spare his sons the trouble of having to change the name after he retired. And he was right. Each of the four Goodwin brothers now manages a different aspect of the family business. Daniel handles the estimates, orders the materials and oversees the day-to-day operations. Eddie oversees the underground utility, site prep and paving projects. David is in charge of the company’s mining projects and Michael and the mechanics keep the company’s entire fleet of equipment and trucks running smoothly. This delegation of responsibilities leaves Goodwin free to enjoy his preferred duty on the job site: operating equipment—especially the paver.

Goodwin firmly believes he owes his success to the community that has provided him and his company so many opportunities from the beginning, and he gives back whenever he can. Sometimes by sponsoring little league teams, sometimes by bidding high and often on livestock at the county fair (and giving the bulk of the meat to employees and friends!) Known as a man who still values a handshake, Goodwin is held in high esteem by those with whom his company does business. He lets his company’s reputation speak for itself.

"That’s the way you do business; that’s the way I do business. If I tell somebody I’m going to do something, that’s the way it is," said Goodwin. "People that see us working on one job…see the name on the equipment, and want us to come work on another."

Goodwin has been a Ring Power customer for three decades, since the Rozier days. He still keeps an eye out for new machines that offer ease of use and superior productivity. As a result, he has amassed a broad variety of equipment over theGoodwin Brothers Construction years, allowing his company to meet whatever challenges they face. His inventory of equipment includes off-road trucks, a 400-series backhoe, a 330 and a 345 excavator, various D3, D5, D6, and D8 tractors, a 950H and a 980 wheel loader and a 12H motor grader. Goodwin also recently purchased an AP600 paver to replace an AP800 because he preferred the extended screed for parking lot work; and a 12M because the company needed a second motor grader.

Recognizing that a good name and the respect of your clients and community comes first may not be a new idea, but the commitment to the ideal is something Goodwin Brothers Construction strives to maintain in daily operations. While Goodwin may someday step down, his long-term planning will allow his sons to carry on with the company’s goals—and they won’t even have to change the name on the sign out front.

Goodwin Brothers Construction can be reached at 352.796.0149 or goodwinbrosconst@yahoo.com.

Ring Power News, Winter Edition

December 31, 2009 at 11:46 AMRing Power
The latest news, happenings and tips for your equipment from Ring Power Corporation.

To Our Customers… Ring Power News Cover

In these difficult economic times, not many companies are opening new facilities. However, to better serve our customers, Ring Power embarked on a long-term facility improvement plan in 2005, which has benefited every service area in our Florida sales territory.

The expansion and renovation projects continue to improve our ability to meet the needs of Ring Power customers and include the following:

New Construction
- 35,000-sq. ft. facility in Sarasota
- 27,237-sq. ft. facility in North Jacksonville
- 29,787-sq. ft. facility in Midway, near Tallahassee
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42,449-sq. ft. facility in Pompano Beach for Ring Power Crane and Ring Power Lift Trucks

Renovations & Expansions
- Tampa administrative offices and service bays
- 7,700-sq. ft. crane service facility expansion in Union City, Ga.
- Expansion of the heavy equipment service shop and renovation of the administrative facilities in Orlando and Palm Bay
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The newest construction project, completed this summer, is the new facility located in Lakeland, which replaced the aging building in nearby Mulberry (see article on page 7 for details).

Our investment in facility improvements is a testament to Ring Power’s long-term commitment to providing Ring Power customers the best product, parts and service and maintaining Ring Power’s standing as an industry leader well into the future.

Sincerely,

Randal R. Ringhaver

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In This Issue of Ring Power News  (click to open ---> RPN_Winter_2009_low.pdf (2.16 mb) )

Customer Profiles
- Flying High – Flightstar Aircraft Services - Success is Taking Off
- Lakeland Power Plant Gets New Cat 992K Front End Loader
- All in the Family – Goodwin Brothers Keeping it That Way Since 1987

Division News
- On-Highway Truck Parts & Services Shifts Into Overdrive, Servicing All Makes and Models Diesel Truck Engines
- New Facility–Now Open for Business in Lakeland
- New Faces in New Places

Product Reports
- RoGator Agriculturual Sprayer Receives Some New Creature Comforts
- Forklift Smackdown: Electric Forklift vs. Internal Combustion Forklift
- Air Time – Sullair Introduces New ShopTek™ Air Compressors
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Falcon Tanks: Phoenix Products Newest Product Line Takes Flight

UpTime
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Manage Your Construction Equipment’s Cost Per Hour

Ring Power is north and central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer and encompasses 44 counties. Headquartered in St. Augustine, Ring Power is comprised of seven divisions and has more than 40 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment. Ring Power News is produced for customers, friends and associates of Ring Power Corporation. Your comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome. Please submit correspondence to:

Ring Power News Editor
Ring Power Corporation
PO Box 45022
Jacksonville, FL 32232-5022

or click to send an email to: info@ringpower.com

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

December 28, 2009 at 11:25 AMRing Power
Diesel Particulate Filter DPF Cleaning

Lately, there has plenty of discussion regarding the EPA emissions requirements for on-highway diesel engines. The use of a pollution control device called a diesel particulate filter or DPF is one way to reduce diesel engine pollution emitted from buses, heavy-duty trucks, tractor-trailer rigs and on-highway trucks. diesel particulate filter DPF cleaner

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF for short, is a filter designed to remove particulate and soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. All on-highway diesel engines sold as 2007 model or newer must have a Diesel Particulate Filter installed.

How does the DPF function?

Every on-highway truck that has a DPF installed also has regeneration light on the dashboard. As long as the truck is going faster than 20 mph when the filter gets full, the engine will do an automatic regeneration and burn off the collected particulate. What is left in the filter is a small amount of soot or ash, similar to the ash in a fireplace. If the truck sits at idle for long periods then the light on the dash will come on, alerting the driver to perform a manual regeneration.

The more ash collected in the filter, the less time required between regeneration intervals. As the diesel particulate filter becomes clogged, the diesel engine will begin losing power. Warning lights will alert the driver and if the driver does not get the filter cleaned the engine will shut off completely.

How much is a new Diesel Particulate Filter?

The cost for a new Diesel Particulate Filter varies between $5,000 and $10,000.

Can a DPF be cleaned?

Yes. A DPF is a filter and all filters eventually clog. A diesel particulate filter traps all of the particulate matter (PM) or NOx before exhausted out into the atmosphere. The engine goes through a regeneration process that essentially burns the collected particulate matter at a temperature of about 1500° F. Avoid expensive DPF replacement costs by cleaning your diesel particulate filter. Regular DPF cleaning extends the life of your filter and keeps your diesel engine running at peak performance power.

How often should a DPF be cleaned?

Cleaning a Diesel Particulate Filter depends on the engine manufacturer’s recommendations. Volvo, Cummins, Caterpillar, GMC and Detroit Diesel all have different recommendations for cleaning the DPF used with their diesel engines. Please click here to see our brochure for details.

What are some engine conditions that probably mean it is time for a DPF cleaning?

• Turbo failure
• Excessive regenerations
• Sluggish power

Click here for more information on DPF cleaning and additional truck repair and truck maintenance or send an email to schedule a DPF cleaning appointment.

Our on-highway truck parts and services include repairs to air compressors, air conditioning & heating, alternators & starters, axles, batteries, brakes, clutches, drivelines, electrical instruments & controls, engine cooling & radiators, exhaust, fuel system, steering, suspension, throttle control, transmission, windshields, wipers & washer, wiring. Click for locations and contact information or email us here.

Ring Power’s Full Service Truck Repair facilities are located throughout north and central Florida in St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Perry, Lake City, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Brooksville, Orlando, Tampa, and Palm Bay. Our services include repairs, or maintenance on all makes of buses, RVs, on-highway trucks, tractor trailer rigs and all types of diesel engines.