3 reasons that quality Tyre Protection and Traction Chains helps improve business productivity

Earthmovers working in harsh conditions in mines, quarries and other heavy industries constantly face damages to tyres, due to punctures and sidewall damage from haul road rock debris and accidental impact. Investing in top quality Tyre Protection Chains can preserve and maintain your valuable assets playing a key role in driving the success of your business.

Here are 3 reasons why you should place your trust in a set of high-quality tyre protection chains:


1. Maximise Safety

In wet and slippery environments, operating heavy vehicles can be dangerous. Creating a safe work environment is a legal requirement and critical to your long-term success. At the end of the day, your team is your most valuable asset and safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds when conducting business.

Protecting your team members is the highest on RUD’s list of priorities. That’s why our Tyre Protection Chains are designed to a high quality, with case hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide high level traction qualities to ensure safe operations.

2. Reduce Operating Costs

Tyre Protection Chains protect the tyre treads and sidewalls on wheeled machinery from damage and sudden-death failure. As they protect the tread and sidewall against cuts, punctures and excessively high wear rates, all of which can be extremely expensive, this greatly reduces operating costs, which can be injected into other areas of the business to improve operations.

RUD’s tyre protection chains:

  • Use case hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide a high level of tyre protection.
  • Are designed to be used across fire and hot slag conditions, which can be very dangerous and lead to loss of equipment through burnt tyres.
  • Help extend a tyres life by a factor of ten.
3. Increase Flexibility and Overall Productivity

With fewer repairs comes less down time, therefore boosting productivity and helping to increase success for the business.High quality tyre chains allow machinery to be used on a variety of terrains productively.

Working with RUD guarantees machine availability, increased efficiency and productivity together.

RUD traction chains offer:

  • Optimum traction and assists in the operation of mining trucks, wheel loaders and dozers operating in wet and slippery environments, thus improving production levels.
  • Sharp edges on the outer surface of the chain and multiple link designs which help increase traction to suit a wide range of aggressive and low traction surfaces.
  • Designs and benefits that vary to each project and specific requirements.

RUD have been producing and protecting tyres with their innovative Tyre Protection Chains for over 70 years, working alongside many heavy operators across industries such as quarrying, mining and recycling. Today, RUD Tyre Protection and Traction Chains can be found in hundreds of sites across Australia.

To find out more about our quality tyre protection chains and how we can help make your worksite safer and more efficient, contact a RUD TPC specialist today.

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What Our Clients Say About RUD Australia

  • Patterson Mobile Crane Hire logo
    Laurie Patterson

    “Half the amount of gear for the same result”

    Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts. Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.

  • Graeme Jones
    Operations Manager, Holcim Werribee

    “Safety and expertise a key factor for Holcim”

    At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.

  • air & allied sales logo
    Marcus Ghikas
    Managing Director, Air and Allied

    “Quality suppliers and supportive business partners, recommended without hesitation”

    Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.

    Our recent requirements have pushed the limits of a standard supplier’s capabilities, but RUD Chains have never waivered in their scaled supply. As a result, we have been able to meet surges in demand without issue, passing on the excellent support offered by RUD Chains to our own customers.

    RUD Chains are both quality suppliers and supportive business partners, and we would recommend them without hesitation.

  • acran logo
    Richard Devereux, Managing Director

    “RUD Chain Drives provide a controlled drive solution for engineering challenge.”

    As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.

    Recently we completed a project where RUD chain drives provided a controlled drive solution for an Engineered lift and fulfilled the requirements. ACRAN is grateful for the technical and on-site support provided by RUD Chains and look forward to completing future projects together as a trusted partner.

  • gemilang australia logo
    Sarah Forbes

    “Australian Made Endurequip Hoists provide a safe and reliable maintenance system to deliver new bus fleets.”

    At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our engineers and technicians.

  • Aurizon logo
    Gavin Witton
    Project Leader, CQCN North Wagon Operations, Aurizon

    “Service Levels from design through to commissioning unmatched by others”

    The team at Jilalan appreciate the quality service you provided in the design, fabrication and commissioning of our platforms for our Wagon remediation project.

    RUD’s attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations.  From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time frames could be met and delivered quality products as per agreement. We are grateful for this as no other company we contacted could make these commitments.

  • Grima recycling
    Jim Grima
    Grima Recycling

    “RUD service compliments RUD system quality”

    Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality. 

  • Enco precast
    Forbes Day, Operations Manager
    Enco Precast Pty Ltd

    “RUD Engineering support and expertise a real asset”

    ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD’s Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.

  • The Jundee Nickel Mine
    Western Australia

    “RUD Toro X19 chains have surpassed all of our expectations”

    RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.

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    Paul Denison
    Bullivants Townsville

    “The RUD team were able to design, manufacture and supply a cost effective solution”

    We see our long term relationship with RUD more as a partnership than supplier and customer. RUD’s service and product support are excellent and their team of industry specialists is always on hand to answer any of our questions.

Talk to RUD today to find out more about our solutions.