Announcing RingPowerAG.com for Agricultural Tractors, Attachments, Parts and Service

October 1, 2009 at 10:25 AMRing Power
Challenger farm tractors

Ring Power Corporation, the Challenger farm tractor dealer in north and central Florida, has launched a new Website designed with our agriculture industry customers in mind. RingPowerAG.com has all the latest and greatest information on all of our ag tractors, farm attachments and ag implements, including pages on the complete Challenger line, pre-owned and used farm equipment (with details, pricing and pictures of the available tractors) and frequently asked questions. New to this site are pages where visitors can "Meet Our Team," view agriculture and farm machinery related event photos and read customer and farmer success stories.

For information on Challenger® farm and Agricultural Tractors, Sunflower® discs, ROME® plows,  Land Pride® mowers, Schulte® cutters and rotary mowersSpra-Coupe® ag sprayers, Terra Gator® agricultural sprayers, Diamond Mowers®, ICON® scrapers and pans, Willmer®, and Trelleborg®  agricultural wheel systems, please visit RingPowerAG.com and be sure to visit us at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia October 20-23.

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Phoenix Products Generator Enclosure Design Blows Away the Competition!

September 25, 2009 at 3:53 PMRing Power
Phoenix Products Generator enclosure design receives State of Florida approval for High Velocity Hurricane Zone aluminum enclosures.

Generator enclosure design receives State of Florida approval for High Velocity Hurricane Zone aluminum enclosures. High Wind Velocity Generator Enclosure

In August, Phoenix Products received State of Florida approval on their new High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) aluminum enclosures, putting them at the forefront of the industry for providing the highest level of generator enclosure protection.

Florida law requires either state or local approval on all building envelope components and systems to certify resistance to structural wind loads as required in the current edition of the Florida Building Code. In terms of structural design, any area that requires a minimum wind design velocity of 100 mph is defined as a hurricane prone region. The Florida Building Code generally enforces this minimum acceptable standard to protect life and property, but—depending on intended use, owner preference or insurance stipulations—many projects require above-minimum performance.

Phoenix Products now offers a hurricane protection solution. Their new HVHZ aluminum genset enclosures are designed to withstand minimum structural wind loads of 150 mph, high internal/external pressure differentials and the impact of wind-borne debris. In addition, the aluminum construction resists corrosion caused by sea air and high humidity.

The HVHZ enclosure is another example of the technology, quality, and performance that exemplify the Phoenix tradition of excellence. Hats off to the men who made it work! Heath Kinnunen, Phoenix Products manufacturing engineer, team lead and head project engineer, oversaw the research and development phase of the HVHZ design project, and later, the independent witness testing. Ilmedin Husnic, Enclosure department fabricator and Chris Morter, Tank department welder, were responsible for preparing and building the specimens for independent laboratory tests. Manufacturing engineers Clifton Mills and Richard Hartney supervised the third party quality assurance compliances.

For more information about the new HVHZ enclosure, contact a Phoenix Products sales representative or stop by their facility next time you’re in Jacksonville.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, aboveground fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Oakdale, California.

 

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Vital Signs of Your Forklift’s Engine System

September 11, 2009 at 12:23 PMRing Power
Maintain Forklift Engine System

Maintaining a watchful eye on your forklift’s engine performance is good business practice. It will also ensure your forklift is operating at peak performance, which in turn lowers your operating expenses and saves money. Below are seven areas to watch on your forklift engine service areasforklift’s engine system.

Air Filtration Dirty or damaged air cleaner components, including the air cleaner hose, housing and seals, may allow unfiltered, contaminated air to enter the forklift’s engine and cause serious damage to rings, bearings and other components.

Lubrication Oil breaks down chemically and accumulates contaminants over time regardless of the forklift’s engine hours. Heat cycles also break down additives in engine oil and deteriorate lubricating capabilities that can result in accelerated wear and shorter forklift engine life.

Fuel System A forklift engine not tuned to optimal performance can result in low power, inefficient forklift operation and excessive fuel cost. Failure to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements where applicable can result in considerable fines.

Starting and Charging Stations Low forklift batteries, a loose alternator belt, damaged ignition components or worn or corroded electric forklift battery terminals could lead to poor performance, excess fuel usage, pollutants or a "no start" condition.

Cooling System Coolant also deteriorates over time, reducing the effectiveness of additives and changing the pH factor. Both can damage the forklift’s water pump, radiator and aluminum components. A damaged fan blade may cause vibration, which can damage the bearings and radiator.

Seals & Gaskets A leaking valve cover and/or damaged pan gaskets or seals could contaminate the operating environment and result in costly forklift engine failure.

Freeze Plugs Coolant leakage via freeze plugs could result in loss of fluid and overheating damage to the engine and transmission.

Ring Power Lift Trucks make significant investments in professionally trained forklift service technicians, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, completely stocked service vans and excellent parts inventory to help keep your forklifts on the job and being productive. In the long run, Ring Power Lift Trucks minimizes your risk and keeps your forklifts running at the lowest operating cost. Call 1-877-544-5438, click or e-mail to have your forklift’s engine system checked, serviced, or repaired.

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: 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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Jacksonville Cat Rental Store Hosts Bobcat Luncheon

September 8, 2009 at 9:08 AMRing Power
Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store services Bobcat owners.

On July 29th, the Jacksonville location of Ring Power’s Cat Rental Storeâ opened its doors for an informative luncheon. The purpose of the gathering was to welcome all of Bobcatâ of North Florida’s customers to a show and tell of Cat Rental Store’s equipment Jacksonville Ring Powerand services. Ring Power Corporation wanted all Bobcat owners to know that RPC is eager to help with any and all of their parts and service needs.

These customers and guests were invited by their respective North Florida salesmen to visit the Pecan Park location in Jacksonville. Bobcat owners were encouraged to walk through our Service bays and Parts Warehouse. There were eight brand new Compact Construction Equipment machines brought in for the customers to inspect and demonstrate. In addition to the new Cat Compact Track Loaders (CTLs), Multi-Terrain Loaders (MTLs), Skid Steer Loaders (SSLs), and Mini Hydraulic Excavators (MHEs), a wide array of attachments were on site for the customers to see. Trenchers, Vibratory Compactors, Cold Planers, Augers, Mowers, Hammers and Brooms were all there demonstrating just how versatile our compact construction equipment is. After demonstrations and walk-arounds, guests were asked to stay for a barbeque lunch.

The Luncheon proved to be a great success. Jacksonville Account Manager, Kyle Ryan, said one of his customers was so impressed with our equipment line that they traded-in their Bobcat 325 and bought a Cat 303.5 C CR. This company plans to get all their parts and service needs through Ring Power and their rentals through the Cat Rental Store in the future. Ryan’s customer Clift Pools has also started using Ring Power’s CRS service department for all maintenance and repairs on the Bobcat units they already own.

Ring Power Corporation’s Cat Rental Store has two locations in northeast Florida. You can contact the St. Augustine branch at 904.494.7631 and north Jacksonville branch at 904.714.3517. Please call in for any questions about parts and service on any Bobcat or to rent a Cat machine.

Sullair Introduces ShopTek™ Air Compressors

August 24, 2009 at 3:27 PMRing Power
Sullair Shoptek air compressor–rotary screw, continuous-duty air compressor.

Ring Power now carries the economical and efficient Sullair ShopTek™ lubricated rotary screw air compressor and is available throughout their Florida locations. The ShopTek is Sullair’s compact belt-driven package which establishes new standards for continuous-duty cosullair air compressor shoptekmpressors–perfect for the shop that requires smaller horsepower, such as light manufacturing, cabinet and trim shops, auto body and tire shops, commercial laundries and many other applications.

Sullair ShopTek™ compressors are available in eight models ranging from 5 to 20 horsepower, with capacities from 17 to 78 acfm, and pressures from 125 to 175 psig. All models are available with an optional Performance Air System that includes a Sullair dryer and Sullair filter. An 80 or 120 gallon storage tank completes the Performance Air System package. All components in the System are perfectly matched and sized to meet varying air quality and performance requirements, eliminating the need to pay for nonessential extras.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and service in Florida for over 45 years. Our offices are located in Miami and Pompano Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. We carry electric and diesel air compressors with names like Sullair, KMT, 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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Ring Power Generates Interest at African Power Equipment Expo

August 10, 2009 at 11:09 AMRing Power
Power Systems International Sales department of Ring Power Corporation exhibits at Power Generation World in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Michael Turwitt welcomes visitors to Ring Power display areaIn April, the Power Systems International Sales division took part in Power Generation World, the African continent’s largest annual energy and power generation equipment exhibition. Power Generation World is held in conjunction with the Power & Electricity World Africa Conference, bringing together key decision-makers from electrical utilities, municipalities, government departments of energy, as well as financiers and infrastructure investors, all looking for ways to solve the continent’s growing demand for electric power.

"Power Generation World is the most important annual energy event in Africa, and presents an excellent networking opportunity for Ring Power’s international sales force," said Vice President & Power Systems Director of International Sales Michael Turwitt. "The purpose of this type of sales and marketing activity is face-to-face interaction, to strengthen existing and develop new key client relationships to grow our international used equipment business."

In addition to providing top-of-the-line pre-owned, rebuilt and unused surplus power plants, generator sets, engines, gas gensets, and ancillary power systems equipment, Ring Power offers complete custom power system design, installation and maintenance services. Contact us for more information.

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.

 

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New Walkie Stackers from Mitsubishi Forklifts

August 7, 2009 at 11:04 AMRing Power
New Mistubishi Electric Walkie Stackers

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks is pleased to introduce a new series of AC powered light-duty walkie stackers* (PWF11 and PWT11) to complement the already impressive line of products for warehouse applications. These units replace the previous DC powered light-duty walkie stackers (PMWF11N and PMWT11N). Some key improvements include AC power, dual lift/lower controls, larger capacity battery and the addition of a crawl speed feature.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling 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 Trucks has parts for nearly any make forklift including Toyota, Hyster, Yale, Mitsubishi, Linde, Crown and many other models of forklifts. We also provide a guaranteed 4-hour response time on forklift service and forklift repair. Click to visit our website or email us for more information.

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Forklift Forks: By The Numbers

August 3, 2009 at 8:33 AMRing Power

Facts and figures for Forklift Forks and Lift Chains forklift fork lift chains

3 PERCENT
The normal maximum percentage of elongation of a forklift’s lift chain is only 3%.

5 PERCENT
Five Percent is the maximum edge wear allowed of a forklift’s lift chain.

1.5X
A forklift’s fork-length is only permitted to be extended by 1.5 times the length of the original fork.

4 TYPES
Standard, square, tapered and round are 4 typical types of fork tips

20 PERCENT
A forklift’s capacity is reduced by 20% when the fork’s wear is reduced by as little as 10%.

25 PERCENT
Nearly 25% of all forklift forks in operation fail to meet safety criteria

THREE
Three most common failures of forks are cracked heels, worn heels, and unauthorized welds performed on the forks.

Remember, "Repair by only the manufacturer of the fork or an expert of equal competence shall decide if a fork may be repaired for continual use, and the repairs shall be carried out by such parties. It is recommended that the surface cracks or wear be repaired by welding. When repairs necessitating resetting are required, the fork shall subsequently be subjected to an appropriate heat treatment, as necessary."

Call 1-888-699-7811, click or email to have your forklift's forks inspected by a trained Ring Power Lift Trucks’ representative and ensure safe operation of your material handling equipment.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Trucks has parts for nearly any make forklift including Toyota, Hyster, Yale, Mitsubishi, Linde, Crown and many other models of forklifts. We also provide a guaranteed 4-hour response time on forklift service and forklift repair. Click to visit our website or email us for more information.

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Now Offering Customers New Forklift Fleet Pricing

July 20, 2009 at 9:47 AMRing Power
New Fleet Pricing for forklift customers in warehousing, logistics, transporation, and others.

Introducing new Mitsubishi Forklifts or Caterpillar Lift Trucks customer fleet pricing! forlift fleet warehouse

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) is offering its dealers new customer fleet pricing and Ring Power Lift Trucks vows to pass this competitive forklift parts pricing strategy to our customers in transportation, logistics, agriculture packing houses, building contruction, warehousing and many others. If we don't share this opportunity with you, our customers, we will be doing a disservice to the people that have supported our company over the years. We urge you to check our pricing on OEM MCFA and MCFA's Promatch Parts. If you have not called recently, you may be costing your company a good opportunity to get an original quality part at a competitive price, not to mention the best warranty in the business. Click or e-mail us at rlinfo@ringpower.com for a quote and complete details.

We’re interested in hearing your thoughts on forklift fleet maintenance – send an email and be heard.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling 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, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, and specialized products by Bendi, Big Joe and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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Save Money in Your Warehouse Operation

July 16, 2009 at 8:46 AMRing Power
Best practices for maximizing equipment utilization, uptime and minimize warehouse expenses and material handling equipment downtime.

Follow these best practices and save money in your warehouse expenses. warehouse logistics and material handling equipment

Forklifts, material handling equipment, and warehousing costs can quickly erode business profits if not managed properly. The following best practices can help any business maximize equipment utilization, forklift and equipment uptime and minimize operating expenses and downtime.

1. Operator Training  – Proper training of your forklift operators is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation and helps reduce product and equipment damage as a result of operator error.

2. Planned Maintenance Schedule  – Planned maintenance helps eliminate unexpected downtime, minimize the risk of major repairs and prolongs the life of your material handling equipment.

3. Maintain Good Warehouse Floor Conditions  Damaged concrete creates unnecessary vibration that can damage bushings, bearings, steer axles and cause premature tire wear.

4. Dock Plates  Proper use of dock plates helps minimize product and material equipment damage during loading and unloading of trailers.

5. Maintain Good Housekeeping  Keeping warehouse floors clear of debris reduces the potential of damaging materials affecting forklift performance.

6. Awareness Enhancement and Forklift Safety Options  Using awareness enhancement options, such as strobes, mirrors, and travel alarms on material handling equipment, makes for a safer work environment.

7. Material Handling Fleet Survey   A thorough fleet survey of your material handling equipment ensures that the proper forklifts is used for all required tasks and verifies that work environment conditions match equipment specifications to the application.

8. Alternative Procurement  Considering alternative procurement methods, such as long-term forklift rental or forklift lease, can offer cost savings and flexibility not otherwise available through a cash purchase.

9. Vendor Collaboration  Partnering with experienced material handling professionals, such as Ring Power Lift Trucks, will help overcome any supply chain obstacles that you may encounter. The responsibility has now been placed upon your supplier to help reduce your costs and increase uptime, while you focus on core competencies.

10. Technology  Utilizing updated and modern material handling equipment with emerging technologies have made operators more productive, comfortable and safe and can often be used to streamline supply chain management through the use of onboard scales, terminals and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) readers.

Contact Ring Power to design a custom warehouse systems for wholesale distribution, office supply distribution, hardware distribution, manufacturing and beverage distribution. Click on the title to leave a comment or ask a question.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the material handling 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, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, and specialized products by Bendi and productive Cascade Attachments.