How to Buy Used Equipment

November 20, 2014 at 9:40 AMRing Power

Used Equipment Buying Guide

In today’s economy, controlling the spiraling costs associated with buying and maintaining equipment can be an important part of staying profitable.

Too often, equipment purchasing decisions are viewed as an unenviable dilemma: pay a premium for a new machine or deal with the long-term added service costs of buying used.

However, reductive thinking such as this can easily lead to paying too much when a less-expensive machine will do. Taking the time to research your purchase beforehand is essential. When it comes to used heavy equipment, knowing how to shop smartly will allow you to choose a machine that will deliver a lifetime of reliable performance at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

About Ring Power

When it comes to buying new or used construction equipment, no one in Florida understands the needs of today’s construction companies, mining and agribusiness operators, building managers and other small, medium and large contractors better than Ring Power. Since 1962, Ring Power has been a vital ally to anyone in the market for CatÒ heavy equipment throughout the state and beyond.

With 26 locations in the southeast region, there’s no better partner to a growing business of any size. When you trust Ring Power for your new or used equipment needs, you benefit from:

Genuine Cat quality — As the legendary brand’s only representative in north and central Florida, Ring Power offers factory authorized repairs and exclusive service programs, such as the Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS) protocol. What this means is that your purchase will be maintained to the highest standards and will continue to deliver exceptional performance for as long as you own it.

The largest parts inventory — Ring Power maintains one of the largest inventories of Cat equipment parts in the southeast United States. Whether you need repairs or scheduled maintenance, we can quickly provide the items you need to minimize disruption to your fleet.

24-hour service — When an unexpected issue is threatening your productivity, only Ring Power can provide emergency repairs to the high standards set by the Cat brand. Our team of field technicians is available around the clock for service that gets you back up and running quickly. With more than 600 field service vehicles, there’s no repair, maintenance or diagnostic issue we can’t handle. One call to our toll-free number is all it takes to get a team dispatched to your location.

To find out more about what Ring Power can do for you, or to view our current inventory of new and used heavy equipment, contact a location near you today.

Why Buy Used?

The most obvious benefit to buying used construction equipment is the lower purchase price. When buying used, fleet owners can afford a higher caliber of machine than they would otherwise be able to afford if they were limited to new. This translates to increased productivity, greater fuel efficiency and lower operating costs overall. Some of the other benefits of buying used construction equipment include:

  • Loss value

    Avoiding depreciation — Depreciation schedules for used construction equipment aren’t linear. That means resale values don’t continue to depreciate at the same rate over time. While most machines will lose between 20-40% of their value within a year of being purchased, values remain relatively stable following that — as long as all major components are well-maintained. When you buy a machine that’s more than a year old, you effectively save this initial depreciation while still getting something that’s relatively new and good for a lifetime of use.
  • Resale value — Due to the uneven depreciation schedules of most construction equipment, a machine bought used will retain a large portion of its value if serviced properly. Be sure to keep records of all repairs and preventative maintenance, as these will increase your equipment’s resale potential.
  • Similar technology — Historically, the heavy equipment industry has been slow to adopt new technologies. This means that the important components of a given piece of machinery, on a year to year basis, are relatively unchanged. By buying used, you will save money while still getting a machine that’s well equipped to handle the challenges of the future.
  • Available warranties —  Most reputable used equipment dealers, such as Ring Power, offer comprehensive warranties, preventative maintenance plans, and other service agreements for all used construction equipment. This means you can shop with confidence knowing your purchase will be backed up by a reputable team you can trust to deliver on their promises.
  • Easier training — While the nuts and bolts of a used tractor, used dozer, used skid steer loader or other machine are unlikely to vary significantly, certain changes from year to year — particularly those relating to control systems — may require time-consuming retraining of your staff. Buying used allows you to purchase a machine your team is already comfortable with, so you can maintain productivity even as you upgrade your fleet.
  • No wait times — The training issue speaks to a larger concern when buying both new and used equipment for construction. We all know that time is money, and for most owner/operators, the expense of purchasing any machine will need to be offset by a quick return to full productivity. When buying new, delivery times can run to weeks or even months, particularly if additional work tools or other modifications are required. By buying used, you get a machine that is ready to be put into service immediately.

Is used construction equipment automatically a better value than new? Not always. For many contractors, buying new equipment represents an important investment in the future of their business. However, automatically dismissing a used machine as more expensive to operate and maintain can be a costly mistake. As with all things, exercising due diligence when shopping for machinery is essential. By looking critically at the value new machinery brings vs. the lower cost of buying used, you will be better positioned to evaluate your needs and make the best purchase decision for the long term.

The key to making a successful long-term decision involves knowing what to look for when shopping for used Cat equipment. We’ve gone into depth and created a general used construction equipment buying guide that will allow you to do just that.

How to Value Used Construction Equipment

Whether you’re in the market for used construction equipment, used agricultural equipment or any other heavy machinery, your primary consideration is likely to be purchase price. When setting your budget, you should consider how you will arrange financing, what the long-term implications of an equipment lease will be to your operating budget, and what the anticipated operating costs will be for a given piece of equipment.

How much money should you spend on used equipment?

Obviously, your goal should be to choose the machine that will offer the best long-term value. While there are clear advantages to paying extra for a newer or better-equipped machine, exceeding your budget by too much can limit your ability to grow going forward. When setting a budget, ask yourself:

How long do I plan on using this machine? How will it fit into my long-term business plan? Is buying outright really the best decision, or should I consider renting?

  • Will my purchase meet the future needs of my business? Is there a realistic potential for growth in expanding my fleet?
  • What will the operating costs be? Will future upgrades be required to meet emissions or other regulatory guidelines?
  • What will be required to train staff? Who will use this new machine, and what are the occupational health implications of expanding my fleet?
  • How will I service my purchase? Are my in-house technicians properly equipped to perform required maintenance and repairs, or will I have to outsource mechanical work?

A hard look at these and other important questions is essential to thinking broadly about your used equipment needs.

Knowing What to Pay

Unlike cars and on-highway trucks, there’s no particular resource for pricing heavy equipment. Because of the high degree of customizability for individual machines, those in the market for a used asphalt paver, used crane truck or other piece of heavy equipment can’t simply turn to the equivalent of the Kelly Blue Book for high and low values.

A few online resources, including the Equipment Watch Green Guide and Fastline, will make your search easier. However, neither can be considered a comprehensive or authoritative used heavy equipment price guide. (The Green Guide, in particular, requires a $1900 annual subscription fee, limiting its usefulness to all but dealers and auction houses.)

When you’re shopping for used heavy equipment, the only way to be sure you’re getting a fair deal is to do the research yourself. Prices for different machines can vary considerably from region to region. Check with your local used construction equipment dealer and account for any additional work tools or other upgrades you may need to configure a machine to your specific purposes.

For in-depth assistance, contact a Ring Power representative today.

Factors Affecting Purchase Prices

Knowing how to value used construction equipment is an inexact science. A number of different factors will affect the price a given machine will command on the market — often in unpredictable ways. When performing market research or shopping for a used machine, bear in mind the impact the following factors can have on pricing:

Age and Hours

The value of used construction equipment does not depreciate evenly over time. Instead, about a year after purchase, depreciation slows and values remain relatively consistent provided the machine stays in good condition. At this point, the number of hours on the machine begins to play a larger role in determining resale values. An older machine with low hours that has been properly maintained will fetch more than one that shows its age more evidently.

Manaufacturer

It should come as no surprise that the manufacturer’s reputation plays a large role in determining the value of used construction equipment. One of the reasons why Cat equipment holds its value so well is because of the company’s Certified Rebuild program. Thanks to modular components that can be reconditioned, rebuilt or replaced, Cat machines have a built-in “second life” that will continue to deliver productivity for years to come.

Options and Tooling

The ability to do more in the field is an important selling point for any piece of used heavy equipment. It only makes sense that a machine that is better equipped will command a higher price than a bare-bones model. However, it’s important to remember that additional features will require additional maintenance and increased training time — don’t be swayed by bells and whistles that won’t add long-term value to your fleet.

Seller Reputation

The vendor selling a used machine can play an important role in determining its market value — especially when compared to the uncertainty of buying from an unknown vendor. For example, many of the used generators, skid steer loaders and other equipment for sale at Ring Power have been sourced from our rental fleet. As a result, individual units have a detailed service history verifying that all regular maintenance has been performed to the highest standards. A reputable used Cat equipment vendor will also allow potential buyers to inspect and test equipment, and will back up everything they sell with some level of warranty support.

Market Factors

You don’t need a degree in economics to know that shifting market conditions play a role in how the value of a used construction machine or generator is determined. A slow economy means less money is being spent on construction and infrastructure development. In turn, this means fewer potential purchasers for used machines, which drives down prices and gives buyers more room to negotiate. Seasonal and location-specific variations can also have an impact on certain machines — during peak local construction and logging times, used heavy equipment will be in greater demand and will command higher prices.

Renting vs. Buying: Understanding Operating Costs

With the many factors that determine how to value used construction equipment, many fleet owners opt for the more stable costs associated with renting, particularly for short-term or one-off projects.

Is renting a better option for your business? The answer may not be as straightforward as you think. For an in-depth look at the bottom line costs associated with renting and owning used construction equipment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes a comprehensive Construction Equipment Ownership and Operating Expense Schedule that can be useful. The guide offers region-specific methodology for determining the operating costs of different types of heavy equipment, including local gas and diesel prices, electricity costs, import, tax and freight rates, and more. You’ll be able to determine hourly operating costs, which can then be referenced against rental rates to determine the best overall option for a one-off job.

Making a Smart Purchase

Once you have identified your equipment needs and settled on a budget that’s both realistic for the type of machine you want and within your means, you can begin the process of looking at potential purchases. Here, again, some research and a critical eye will be essential allies when making a decision.

To ensure you get a machine that delivers reliable performance and a solid return on your investment, you need to know a potential purchase is both mechanically and structurally sound. Any reputable used heavy equipment vendor will allow you to perform a thorough inspection before making a decision.

5 important Areas to Look at When Buying Used Equipment

  • Cab — Operator comfort and visibility are important considerations when inspecting the cab of any used machine. A well-designed and well-maintained cab means greater productivity, lower training costs and less time spent on rework. Some features to look for include adjustable seat height, back and lumbar support, armrests, steps, hand rails and adjustable, well-laid out controls.

If you have the opportunity to try out the machine, check for visibility, vibrations through the seat or floor, noise and temperature levels, and any reflections, glares or other distractions. While many of these things may seem like minor nuisances at first, try to imagine yourself working an eight hour shift in the machine — what factors will impede your comfort and productivity over the course of the day? Can they be easily fixed or altered to provide a better user experience? If not, would a different machine be better suited to the task?

  • Chassis — A visual inspection of a machine’s chassis can tell you a lot about its condition. Look closely for evidence of leaks, particularly in the engine compartment, around hydraulic components and near any other hoses, pumps and rams. Check for parts that have been welded or other indications of a prior repair, particularly by sprockets, tracks, locks and arms.

Get underneath the machine and inspect the undercarriage for damage, repairs or worn parts that will require replacing. Make sure you look for cracked windows and other cosmetic damages that haven’t been fixed. While a well-used machine can be expected to display some wear and tear, the presence of potential safety hazards that are left unaddressed can indicate a lack of upkeep.

  • Engine/transmission — The engine and transmission are two of the most important components of any machine, so it pays to do your due diligence and thoroughly inspect both for signs of wear. If necessary, bring along an experienced operator who knows what to look for.

Start the engine and listen for any abnormal noises, look for smoke, and check to ensure all gauges are working properly and no error messages come up. Put the transmission into gear and see how smoothly it goes. Move the machine forwards and backwards, and listen for any squeaks or noises that may indicate worn-out rollers or other components. Lastly, step outside the machine and make sure exhaust emissions are properly vented and that all moving parts, hot surfaces and other potential safety hazards are guarded.

  • Hydraulics/work tools — While hydraulic cylinders can be rebuilt or replaced, doing so is often expensive and time-consuming. Knowing of any issues beforehand will help you make a more informed purchase decision. Look for leaks and worn seals in the pump compartment and along the swing bearing. Check for excessive play or other control issues that may indicate a history of improper use. Inspect all included work tools for wear issues, such as scalloping in excavator buckets. If you plan on purchasing additional attachments, make sure the machine has the necessary hydraulic lines to support them, if applicable.
  • Tracks/tires — Replacing work tracks and tires can be expensive. Check for any missing bolts or tracks on track-type machines. Check tires for bulges or cracks, both of which are common on machines that are stored outside. Bring a tread gauge to determine wear on tires. Tires that are worn unevenly may indicate suspension or drivetrain issues on certain machines. Visit the tire manufacturer’s website to check replacement requirements and costs. While this information should be included on any inspection report provided to you by the vendor, it’s important to double check for yourself to be sure.

Ultimately, your experience and intuition as an owner/operator is essential when shopping for used machinery. Be sure to ask questions and bring along other team members with expertise in a given piece of equipment. The more trustworthy eyes you have on a potential purchase, the more informed you will be about its overall condition and future maintenance costs.

The Importance of Diagnostics and Service Histories

Evidence of regular maintenance is one of the most important roles in determining the value of used construction equipment. A machine that has been treated well will have fewer problems in the long term, making it worth paying extra for initially.

Ask to see all maintenance records and confirm that the engine, transmission, hydraulics, suspension and other parts have been maintained according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Take note of any major repairs that were performed, particularly if they appear to recur in a specific problem area.

While newly-replaced parts can be an important selling point, they may also indicate a history of improper use or neglect. Ask both why a repair was performed and how it was done — the use of OEM parts and the following of manufacturer’s repair vs. replace guidelines all indicate an appropriate level of care has been taken.

One indicator that due care has been taken with a machine’s maintenance is a record of regular oil analysis, such as the Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling (SOS) protocol. The presence of metal particulates in a machine’s engine and hydraulic oil indicates wear on replaceable components. Tracking levels of different metals provides a key insight into the condition of these parts over time. While oil sampling is most effective when performed at regular intervals, it can also be helpful as part of a pre-purchase inspection. Ask that a full report and analysis be provided before making any decision to buy.

Contact Ring Power for Used Construction Equipment in Central Florida

Like any major purchase or business decision, buying used construction equipment requires a careful consideration of your needs, both now and in the future. By partnering with Ring Power, you’ll gain a trusted ally who will work with you to select the machine that delivers the most value for your purchasing dollar. If you’re in the central or northern Florida area, contact one of our 26 locations for immediate assistance with all your used construction equipment needs.

Generator Techs Achieve EGSA Technician Certification

July 2, 2014 at 12:35 PMRing Power

Certification of personnel has become the hallmark of many industries in the U.S. today for one simple reason: It helps advance professionalism by establishing consistent standards for proficiency. 

Left to right: Wayne Long, Ron Jenkins, Devin Rawn, Randy Garrett, Shannon Puls

As part of its commitment to the on-site power industry, EGSA (Electrical Generating Systems Association) has created the Electrical Generator Systems Technician Certification program.

Left to right: Josh Carlson, Wayne Kilburn, Daniel Clifton, Rick Howard, Mike Loder.

Through rigorous testing, the program identifies those technicians who not only have a broad knowledge of electricity, mechanical and electrical components and the interaction between them, but also are proficient in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of on-site power generation systems.

Ring Power recognizes the significance of this certification. Last month, 22 Power Systems technicians took the grueling, four-hour test on electric power generation and power systems. EGSA offers classes to help prepare applicants for the test, but — thanks to their many years of experience — our techs passed it without taking the classes.

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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas-to-Energy Solutions

November 19, 2013 at 12:15 PMRing Power

After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean, alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation’s Power Systems division has formed a Gas Energy Business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.

Jake Jacobsen

Jake Jacobsen, a degreed electrical engineer, has assumed the role of Gas Energy Account Manager to lead this enterprise. Prior to this appointment, Jacobsen spent 15 years with the Caterpillar Electric Power division, where he served in a variety of product engineering capacities, most recently as customer service and product support manager for the Cat Gas products.

Ring Power Corporation has also named Nick Chiarugi as Gas Energy Sales Engineer. He will report to Jacobsen at Ring Power’s World Commerce Center headquarters. Chiarugi, a Power Systems sales representative for Ring Power since 2011, holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Nick Chiarugi

Together the Gas Energy Business team will target the engineering, industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental, and waste management sectors throughout north and central Florida whose power projects stand to benefit from the load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and renewable energy opportunities offered by gas-to-energy technology.

Ring Power is no newcomer to this technology. In the 1980s, as part of a concerted effort to increase awareness and sales of electric power generation systems, Ring Power built a co-generation power plant for its own use, to demonstrate the market potential. After that, Ring Power engineered and installed a co-gen plant that made a large regional shopping mall entirely energy self-sufficient. Another co-gen power plant, originally built and sold by Ring Power in the 1960s (and re-powered in the ’80s) still serves a downtown Jacksonville hospital today.

Ring Power VP/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore is committed to making Ring Power the recognized leader in the gas-to-energy business in North America and beyond. “Our Power Systems division plans to remain at the forefront as more companies invest in gas engines and gas-to-energy technology as a cleaner, more efficient fuel alternative,” he said.

The gas-to-energy business complements the suite of products and services offered by the Power Systems division, which include turnkey installations, complete modular packaging, end-to-end engineering, build-own-operate options, product support, maintenance and operating contracts, and financing.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power® Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. To learn more about Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Vice President/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore at 904-494-1269 or keith.moore@ringpower.com or Gas Energy Account Manager Jake Jacobsen at 904-494-7664 or jake.jacobsen@ringpower.com.  For information about the company’s Power Systems division, visit www.ringpower-systems.com.

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Ring Power’s Orlando Generator Service Techs are “..absolutely the best..”

October 11, 2013 at 9:51 AMRing Power

Ring Power’s Orlando Generator Service Techs are “..absolutely the best..”  To find out why, read the letter below from Patrick Barker, Senior Facilities Managers at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. L-R-  Orlando Generator Service Techs Chris Smith, Rob McKee and Frank Smith


FROM:                  Patrick Barker

TO:                        Ed Edwards

SUBJECT:             Annual PM/Load Bank

Ed,

It's important to note that the generator mechanics [technicians] that you have working on our equipment are absolutely the best that I've had the pleasure to work with. They are always on time, they are very good natured and have never done anything but perform their work with a high degree of professionalism and superior competence. Frank [Smith], Chris [Smith] and Rob [McKee] did a great job and Rob followed through once again this past Saturday mending the control board and ensuring that the ALC technician got what he needed to complete his task.

I really appreciate everything your crew brings to the table, and just felt compelled to pass along my most sincere gratitude to you and your entire team.

Sincerely,
Patrick L. Barker, Senior Facilities Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

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You Can't Predict Emergencies. But You Can Prepare for Them.

August 29, 2013 at 3:16 PMRing Power

THERE'S STILL TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RING POWER'S OFFER!

BUY BEFORE OCTOBER 31, 2013, AND RECEIVE 5-YEAR CAT® EXTENDED SERVICE COVERAGE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A CAT GENERATOR SET.*

No business is immune to natural disasters. Even a temporary loss of productivity caused by a power outage can be devastating if you aren't prepared. Why put your business at risk? With Cat generator sets, you can trust that, when the worst happens, your  facility will be ready to reestablish critical functions in an organized and efficient way.

We provide:

Diesel Generator Sets (40 kW to 17,460 kW)

Gas Generator Sets (25 kW to 6,520 kW)

Rental Power Modules(20 kW to 240 MW)

Customized Power Systems

Premium Service and Support

Engineered to respond and built to endure, Cat generator sets and power systems will provide a reliable backup energy source for your business.

To learn more, click here. 

 

 

 

 * Offer good for qualifying customers through October 31, 2013 on select new models at participating Cat dealers. Not all buyers will qualify. Financing is subject to credit application and approval through Cat Financial. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Offer subject to change without prior notice.

Cat Extended Service Coverage (ESC) offers coverage beyond the Standard Warranty period. ESC offers protection against unexpected repair bills and a hedge against rising parts and labor costs by providing 100 percent parts and labor reimbursement for covered components, less any applicable deductible.

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QR Codes provide Florida Genset Rental Customers with Immediate Access to Product Information

July 23, 2013 at 10:08 AMRing Power

URL decals with QR codes were recently installed on all of Ring Power’s rental gensets. These codes can be quickly scanned, giving customers immediate access to product information.

Florida genset rental power

"I felt it was important for Ring Power to offer the QR codes to our customers and match the digital smart phone landscape we're living in today. Additionally, it's green and reduces the need to print manuals or instructions in paper format which become outdated and weathered, said Steve Ferlita VP of Rental Services for Power Systems.

With units ranging from 20 to 2000kW, Ring Power offers generator sets to meet any temporary power application. For maximum mobility, all units are skid-mounted on fuel tank bases or trailer/van mounted depending on size. Turnkey Services are available 24/7.

For more information, view Ring Power's Rental Power brochure.

 

 

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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas to Energy Project Solutions

June 5, 2013 at 10:30 AMRing Power

After thoroughly assessing customer needs, market conditions and the growing demand for clean alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation has formed a Gas Energy Business team. This new team, consisting of a Gas Energy Account Manager and a Gas Energy Sales Engineer, will be responsible for developing and pursuing all levels of gas to energy projects. With a Gas Energy Sales Engineer already in place, Ring Power is actively recruiting a Gas Energy Account Manager to work within the company’s Power Systems Division to deliver complete gas to energy business solutions

The gas to energy business sector further complements the products and services offered by Ring Power and Caterpillar, already established leaders in the power generation industry. Ring Power will provide customers with a suite of offerings, including turnkey installations, complete modular packaged solutions, comprehensive project engineering and finance options. Additionally, Ring Power will offer parts and service support for all of its products as well as long-term service, maintenance and operating contracts.

Ring Power’s Gas Energy Business team will work closely with industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental and waste management customers as well as the engineering community to deliver complete gas to energy solutions. Gas to energy projects are those that involve load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation or renewable energy opportunities, where a greenhouse gas can be converted to the beneficial use of the consumer. 

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information on Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Keith Moore, vice president, new engine business manager, 904-494-1269 or keith.moore@ringpower.com or visit www.ringpower-systems.com

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Preparing Before the Storm: Arrange a Free Survey of your Power, Temperature Control and Compressed Air Requirements

May 29, 2013 at 3:23 PMRing Power

HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1.

Ring Power's highly qualified engineers can help you weather any storm.

Nothing brings the need for emergency planning into sharper focus than an approaching hurricane. Even a close call can leave you temporarily without power. Worse yet, a direct hit can put you out of business indefinitely.

But, why wait until disaster threatens? Contingency planning can help minimize the impact of a devastating storm. By identifying your organization's critical operations and resources now and planning for emergencies before they arise, you can ensure the safety of your employees and the survival of your business.

No business is immune to catastrophic events, but all businesses can plan for them. Including Ring Power in your business contingency plan helps ensure that, when the worst happens, you and your organization will be ready to respond in an organized and efficient way. As a full-service, Cat® Power Systems distributor, Ring Power is able to meet your needs at a moment's notice with an extensive rental inventory of genuine Cat and Olympian standby and prime power gensets, compressed air equipment and temperature control products. With contingency planning, Ring Power can guarantee your rental unit will be available when you need it. And you can enjoy peace of mind all year round.

THE TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW.

Ring Power's highly qualified engineers can help you weather any storm. Download a FREE "Emergency Power Planner" to help you prepare your contingency plan. Or contact a Power Systems professional to arrange a FREE SURVEY of your power, temperature control and compressed air requirements.

St. Augustine - Robert Randolph 904-737-7730 x1242

Tampa - Alan Obal 813-671-3700 x8514

Orlando - Ray Coons 407-472-6235

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Monster Jam Trucks Flip for Ring Power Machines!

February 8, 2013 at 12:47 PMRing Power

 

 

Monster Jam came to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Jan. 19 and Feb. 2. For the fourth year in a row Ring Power provided the equipment needed to build the track before the event, maintain the track during the show and right trucks that roll over while competing. Check out this photo of a Cat 950 Wheel Loader lifting “El Diablo”, a star performer, after it flipped over during the event Feb. 2.

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RPC Assists Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts with Generators

November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is assisting with relief and recovery efforts across the Northeast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

To date Ring Power has deployed in excess of 73 megawatts of Cat® Rental Power to peer Cat dealers and customers across the Northeast. The Cat sound attenuated generators were dispatched to Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. The generators, known in the industry as “XQs,” are used around the world to provide temporary power. Some of the relief rental applications included: temporary shelters, hospitals, insurance claim offices and supermarkets. The Cat generators rented are also being used to power pumps in areas where flooding has occurred.

In addition to providing rental generator power, Ring Power has supported the relief efforts by providing more than five miles of portable power cable, factory-trained service technicians, transportation and project management services.

Ring Power has extended an offer to send rental personnel to other Caterpillar dealers, to assist with their local relief efforts.

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