Ring Power to Host 20th Annual Master Electrician Association Dinner

November 1, 2012 at 8:16 AMRing Power


Thursday, December 13, 2012

If you would like to get involved with the Jacksonville Master Electrician Association or

be personally invited to this event please contact: Keith Moore

Ring Power Creates Special Time for Local Dreamers

October 5, 2012 at 11:19 AMRing Power


For many children facing life-threatening illnesses, the realities of their battles do not stop once a dream is fulfilled. In the effort to create additional moments of joy and hope for local children before and after their dream, Dreams Come True established Special Times. Yesterday, the Ring Power Corporation, for a third year, hosted dreamers for a Special Time at their corporate headquarters in St. Augustine.

Organized through Dreams Come True’s young professionals group, the Horizon Board, Tavi Sport, 4, Cayden Seng, 7, and Ronald Brown, 7, enjoyed a private tour of the Ring Power facility off World Commerce Parkway.

With representatives from Ring Power Corporation and Dreams Come True, each dreamer was given the opportunity to see and learn about Caterpillar® equipment. Their tour included the chance to practice operating heavy machinery with the help of simulators in Ring Power’s Training Department, visits to the Power Systems Truck Shop and the Heavy Equipment Service Shop, an opportunity to climb on stationary equipment, a backhoe loader demonstration and individual tours of Ring Power’s property in the cab of a 740 Cat® dump truck. Following their tour, each dreamer was given a bag filled with special toys and souvenirs from Ring Power Corporation.

A past Horizon Board member, Heather Lane, works in Ring Power’s marketing department and has helped coordinate the tours for the past three years.

“Dreams Come True is a remarkable local organization. It brings such joy to so many in Northeast Florida, Ring Power included. Our team feels honored to get to spend time with these special children, I think our employees enjoy it more than the kids do! It’s been one of the most rewarding highlights of my position here,” said Lane.

Dreams Come True’s Special Times program provides the dream child and his or her family a time to momentarily forget the realities of life-threatening illnesses.  It may be a special tour, dinner at a favorite restaurant, tickets to local events, a relaxing evening at the movies, a day of beauty, a gift certificate to a store, new release DVDs or even a special holiday or birthday treat.

Since 2010, Ring Power Corporation has hosted 15 dreamers and their families for this Special Time organized by the Horizon Board.





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It’s a Cat

September 20, 2012 at 11:54 AMRing Power

When the Caterpillar CT15 Engine was announced in May, it joined the CT11 and CT13 as the third engine option available for the Cat CT660 Vocational Truck.

Offering greater horsepower and torque, the CT15 is the perfect addition to the already impressive offering of available engines.

One of the more frequently asked question by buyers relates to Cat content versus Navistar content.

While it’s true that the CT11, CT13 and CT15 are manufactured for Cat by Navistar, all of the engines are worthy of the Cat name. Cat worked closely with Navistar to ensure all three engine options offer the same performance and reliability that Cat customers have come to expect.

Additionally, all of the engines are backed by the Cat dealer network and Ring Power is here to meet any of your needs.

It’s also worth noting that the CT15 includes many Cat manufactured features. The block is from the C15 with only minor modifications. The Cylinder head casting was modified to accommodate the installation of the common rail fuel system. The Crankshaft and bearings are Cat. The Camshaft is Cat. The Rocker arms and bridges are Cat. The connecting rods are Cat. The Flywheel housing is Cat. The lube oil pump and system is Cat. The Rock cover is Cat. The filters are Cat. The air compressor is Cat.





Please contact Scott Miller On-Highway Sales Manager for inventory, product and sales questions.


Vote for Ring Power in the Business Journal's Social Madness Contest

June 7, 2012 at 10:00 AMRing Power

Vote Now! Social Madness

Voting officially began June 1 for American City Business Journals’ Social Madness competition to find out which local companies are the best at social media. Help us show that WE are the best!

The first phase of voting continues through June 18, so be sure to vote for your favorite Northeast Florida business (Ring Power Corporation!) and support us further by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter, and liking our Facebook company page.

To vote for us, follow one of two instructions:

1. Simply click on the link below, go to the "Large Companies" section and click "Vote" next to our name. (You will be asked to key in an authorization code to make sure you're human.) 


2. Visit www.ringpower.com and click on the "VOTE" button in the bottom, right hand corner labeled "#social madness challenge". 

Show Ring Power your support today, we need your help!

Buying a Well Maintained Used Generator

April 6, 2012 at 3:41 PMRing Power
It is important to buy used generators from an experienced, authorized Cat dealer with a professional staff and backed by years of industry experience.

As North and Central Florida's authorized Caterpillar dealer, Ring Power has the responsibility of selling used Caterpillar generators that provide alternative solutions for power requirements. Therefore, it is extremely important that Ring Power keep an extensive service history on the inventory they offer.Cat Used Generator Quality

A provider of used generators, Ring Power keeps maintenance records that can be traced from the factory to the date of sale. Many of Ring Power's high quality used generators begin life in rental applications, during which time the service technicians follow Caterpillar guidelines for maintaining the equipment to manufacturer specifications. Ring Power's used generators are regularly serviced, including a rigorous regimen of preventive maintenance, product updates and load bank testing. Ring Power's used Caterpillar generators are serviced by fully-qualified, experienced technicians and support staff. It is due to Ring Power's high quality standards that Caterpillar used generators will have a better life cycle compared to other manufactured generators.

In addition to being well maintained, a Caterpillar used generator may have a Caterpillar extended warranty remaining, which is beneficial to the customer. And, of course, there's the long term value of the Caterpillar Dealer Network. The Cat dealer network has long been recognized as the best in the world at providing extensive parts and service.

It is important to buy used generators from an experienced, authorized Caterpillar source. To eliminate risks it is best to buy from a Cat dealer with a professional staff and backed by years of industry experience. Ring Power has forged a successful history in the industry by standing behind the used generators they sell. Since Ring Power's rental generators are serviced regularly, buying a used generator from Ring Power can be a very smart investment.

Ring Power has the power equipment you need to keep your operation running. Someone from Ring Power's knowledgeable sales staff will be more than happy to assist you. Contact Ring Power today!

ST. AUGUSTINE   904-737-7730          ORLANDO   407-855-6195          TAMPA   813-671-3700






Ring Power® Celebrates 50 Years as Full-Line Caterpillar® Dealer

March 26, 2012 at 10:21 AMRing Power
This month Ring Power Corporation, in St. Augustine, Florida, celebrates 50 years as a full-line dealer of Caterpillar earthmoving, engine and material handling equipment.

Ring Power Corporation proudly announces their 50-year, golden anniversary as a Caterpillar dealership in Florida. In 1961, L.C. Ringhaver, the owner of the world’s largest shrimp boat manufacturer, Diesel Engine Sales, Inc. (DESCO), acquired the Caterpillar engine dealership rights from Jacksonville-based Gibbs Corporation. Originally established in St. Augustine, Fla., Ring Power Corp. was founded to sell and service Cat® marine engines to Northeast Florida’s thriving shrimp trawler industry. 

Following the death of Cat dealer Lobrano Machinery Company’s president and owner, Tom Lobrano, Ring Power Corporation was awarded the dealer territory in Jacksonville, Ocala and Tallahassee, Fla. for the full line of Caterpillar equipment in March of 1962. 

For the next 14 years, L.C. Ringhaver successfully developed the North Florida Caterpillar dealership, Ring Power Corporation, into a customer-focused, service-oriented establishment. Upon L.C. Ringhaver’s death in 1976, his eldest son, Lance Ringhaver, assumed leadership of the company as President and Chairman, a role he would retain until his acquisition of the Central Florida Caterpillar dealership, Rozier Machinery, 10 years later.

In 1986, Caterpillar awarded the Central Florida dealership rights to the Ringhavers. Lance Ringhaver moved to Tampa, Fla. to start a new dealership, Ringhaver Equipment Company, while Randy Ringhaver took leadership of Ring Power Corporation in Jacksonville. For nearly two decades, both Cat dealerships continued to flourish, taking on new business opportunities and products such as an expanded power systems line, rental equipment operations, forklifts, cranes, air compressors and utility equipment, all backed by parts and product support.

In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy Ringhaver as Chairman and President of the new Ring Power Corporation. The combined Cat dealership territory now consists of 44 counties throughout North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

Tips on Buying a Used Generator

March 23, 2012 at 11:40 AMRing Power
When purchasing a used generator there are many things to consider. Ring Power's qualified, experienced Power Systems professionals will help you find the used generator that meets your needs and requirements.

There are many benefits to purchasing a used generator. Many companies routinely purchase used generators because it is often the most cost effective way to buy high quality generators. Used equipment Used Generators for Salegenerally becomes available for a number of reasons, such as upgrades or changes in product. Many times this equipment has low hours and is in excellent condition. There are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration before purchasing a used generator. When shopping for a reliable used generator, some of the first things you should check are the hours, age and history of the generator.  A generator that was used as a backup source or standby is probably in better shape than one that was used as a primary source. However, there are times when usage information is not available.   In this case, the reputation of the seller becomes extremely important. It is important to buy from a reputable dealer that has had a successful history in the industry and will stand behind the equipment they sell. Some questions you should ask yourself - Does the seller have testing equipment on site? Do they have trained in-house technicians? What is their history of maintaining and repairing diesel engines? Manufacturers like Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel have a long history of making high quality equipment that last for years when it is properly maintained.

Diesel generators are complex pieces of machinery that need to be properly maintained and tested by qualified technicians. You want a used generator to be there when you need it the most. All the more reason to make sure you are dealing with a provider you trust. To eliminate risks, we recommend buying a used generator from a qualified professional backed by years of experience. This is what we offer at Ring Power. We’ve been in business since 1962 and we continue to provide for our customers every day.

Hopefully, this article has helped identify some important criteria to keep in mind when buying a used generator. There are numerous considerations when purchasing a used generator. Please check out our inventory of used generators.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Lyndon Schultz at 904-494-1278 or Victor Flores at 904-494-7311.


Top Ring Power Blog Posts of 2011

January 12, 2012 at 2:40 PMRing Power

The year 2012 is off and running and 2011 is rapidly fading into history. During the past year, Ring Power saw new faces in new places, launched new and exciting products, like Caterpillar's new CT660 Vocational Truck, and formed new partnerships to meet the equipment and energy needs of new customers in far off places. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. achieved a huge milestone in 2011 by rolling out its 350,000th new forklift off the factory floor located in Houston.

Here's a quick rundown of Ring Power's top blog postings in 2011.
1.  Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named
2.  Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers
3.  New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
4.  Custom Generator Enclosure Designer & Builder Joins Phoenix Products
5.  Electric Power Generation Business Development Manager Named
6.  New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
7.  Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®
8.  Roadside Vegetation Management & Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011
9.  Ring Power Crane Offers Manitowoc EnCORE Factory Certified Crane Rebuilds and Repowers
10. Crane Division Announces Promotion of Regional Sales Manager

All of Ring Power's associates look forward to providing the ultimate in equipment service to past, current and prospective customers in 2012.

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Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®

September 29, 2011 at 4:24 PMRing Power

Caterpillar and Dealer Ring Power Sign International Power Project Agreement with APR Energy

PEORIA, Ill. / LONDON, U.K. - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cat dealer Ring Power and APR Energy plc ("APR" - LSE: APR), today announced they have signed an agreement to develop temporary power solutions globally to meet the needs of the growing international power projects (IPP) market, especially in the emerging markets. 

The five-year agreement centers on APR working with Caterpillar, Ring Power and the Cat dealer network to originate and respond to temporary power plant opportunities. As part of the agreement, Caterpillar will supply mobile generator sets through Ring Power to APR Energy, including the new XQ2000 and XQ1475G power modules, designed specifically for the international power projects market. APR will benefit from an increased flow of temporary power plant opportunities and from clear visibility of an integrated supply line to fulfill on its diesel and gas engine requirements, and Caterpillar will benefit from an increased presence, on a global basis, in the IPP market.

"We are pleased to be working with Ring Power and APR Energy as we expand our growth in the international power projects business," said Bill Rohner, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for electric power. "APR’s experience in temporary power solutions, Caterpillar’s engineering and product expertise and Ring Power’s rental experience will enable us to better serve our customers," continued Rohner. Caterpillar generator power module XQ2000

By working with Caterpillar and Ring Power, APR continues to strengthen its position as one of the fastest growing providers in the IPP market. The extensive Cat dealer network will allow APR to benefit from a truly global network of parts availability and services provided by the 188 Cat dealers and 126,700 Cat dealer employees around the world. Along with parts and services support, APR’s cooperation with Caterpillar and its dealers will present new sales opportunities previously unfulfilled by either party.

"I have been doing business with Caterpillar for more than 20 years, and APR has used their power modules for its entire history. We know Caterpillar well and have great respect for them. This is an exciting win-win for all of us," said John Campion, CEO of APR. "With this agreement, we can work together to fulfill a far greater number of global power opportunities." 

As part of the agreement, Cat dealer Ring Power will provide application, engineering, sales and product support to APR Energy.

"Our market leading product support and rental service capabilities enable us to deliver world-class energy solutions to our customers, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with APR Energy," said Randy Ringhaver, president of Ring Power.

A world-class manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines and an industry leading provider of complete solutions for the electric power industry, Caterpillar pioneered the development of the mobile power module and has provided customers with power systems solutions for more than 70 years. To meet the needs of international power projects customers, Caterpillar released a new version of its successful XQ2000 power module utilizing the 3516B engine. This new diesel power module is capable of running both 50 and 60 Hz, which is ideal for a global power provider like APR. The new XQ1475G power module contains the world leading G3516E natural gas generator set.

About Caterpillar
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.

About Ring Power
Ring Power is the Central and Northeast Florida Cat dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience in sales, rental, service and product support of Cat equipment. Ring Power has built a strong reputation in the industry with its’ superior product support capability for customer projects worldwide. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found at www.ringpower.com.

About APR Energy
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, and quoted on the London Stock Exchange, APR is a fast growing, pure play fast track provider of large scale, temporary power solutions. It is focused on the rapidly growing power plant market in emerging markets, where the supply/demand imbalance is most acute, as well as event-led opportunities. APR designs, installs, operates and maintains turnkey power solutions, used for applications, including Peak shaving, Distributed generation, Supplemental power, Grid stability and support, Emergency generation and Industrial power generation. Its fleet is technologically advanced and is differentiated by its ability to provide dual fuel turbine generators as well as diesel and natural gas modules. For the two financial years to end December 2010, its revenue grew 235%. Revenue for August 2011 was up 93% over the same month the previous year. Additional information can be found at: www.aprenergy.com.


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Ring Power to Attend ICUEE 2011 in Louisville — September 2011

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 PMRing Power

ICUEE 2011 - The Demo Expo "Hands Down the Best Place for Hands On"

Ring Power is eagerly anticipating this year's ICUEE [pronounced I.Q.] at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. Held October 4-6, ICUEE is the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. Also known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE is the best place for hands on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment operation. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations.

The broad spectrum of equipment available to operate is the ultimate in competitive comparisons. An extensive education program complements displays of the latest equipment technology and product innovations. Ring Power will be on-site proudly representing our Terex Utilities line. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The event will feature:

  • Over 950 exhibitors  
  • Over 20,000 attendees
  • A comprehensive education program during the three-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground and overhead.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits of equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Admixtures/Chemicals
  • Aerial/Digger Derricks
  • Attachments
  • Cable Equipment
  • Compaction Equipment
  • Components
  • Cranes
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Earthmoving Machinery
  • Electronics / Controls / Instrumentation
  • Engines/Components
  • Hand Tools
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Light Equipment
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Overhead & Maintenance Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Publications
  • Pumps
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Safety & Traffic Equipment
  • Service Providers
  • Sewer Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Tires
  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Trenching & Shoring
  • Trenchless Equipment
  • Trucks/Truck Bodies/Accessories
  • Utility Locating Equipment
  • Vacuum Excavation Equipment
  •                 ICUEE 2011 The Demo Expo