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RUD Chain Lifting Kit for your next crane investment

Posted 03/08/2023
Safety, RUD News, Lifting & Lashing Points, RUD Group

RUD is a world-leading manufacturer reputed for top quality, ergonomics and safety in lifting technology and load securing for more than 35 years. We offer more than 700 tested boltable and weldable lifting points in load ranges up to 250t which meet maximum safety requirements in the crane industry. Our lifting points are also integrated into the crane during manufacture by leading crane manufacturers.

Hence, it makes sense to invest in RUD products, not just for safety but also to comply with site specifications. For example, our ICE Grade 120 chains are 30% lighter than the next nominal grade chain which means you carry less weight when lifting loads. Our VIP Maxi Construction Kit offers a WLL (Working Load Limit) of up to 126 tonnes when used with a combination of VIP chains in a double-strand configuration.

With RUD, you can be assured that your operations are safe on-site and for the crane operator.

What can RUD offer as a solution for your investment?

  • Customised Lifting Kit: We can customise our lifting and lashing chains to offer you a one-stop solution for your needs or site requirements. For example, a RUD ICE Grade 120 chain offers a 30% reduction in weight which means you carry less weight and thereby potentially reduce fuel consumption. Did you also know that a RUD ICE 16 mm chain when used with a balancer can lift up to 48 tonnes, which is the highest in its capacity?
  • Increased safety: Many crane manufacturers offer RUD points integrated into the crane during manufacture. RUD ICE and VIP chains meet the highest safety standards, making them a safe and reliable choice for lifting heavy loads.
  • Reduced downtime: RUD chains are designed to last for many years, which can help to reduce downtime and keep your business efficient.
  • Increased peace of mind: Knowing that you are using quality lifting chains can give you peace of mind when lifting heavy loads. RUD chains are manufactured from high-quality materials, and you can be confident that your loads are being lifted and moved safely.
  • Lashing Solutions: When transporting your crane, it is critical to ensure that the truck or the trailer has specified lashing points with the appropriate tensile force Lashing Capacity (LC). Many truck and trailer manufacturers integrate RUD lashing points during the fabrication of the chassis.

RUD Solutions for the Crane Industry

RUD has been providing lifting and lashing solutions for the crane industry in Australia and around the world. RUD products are trusted by some of the biggest companies in the mining, construction, and quarry industries.

RUD Germany provided lifting solutions for the Filstal Bridges along the Stuttgart 21 on the Wendlingen-Ulm route in Germany. The Fistal Bridges are the third-highest railway bridges in Germany made from pre-stressed concrete and are 485/472 mts in length and 85 metres in height at some points to the bottom of the Fils Valley.

In 2022, RUD Germany lifted the largest and heaviest lattice cage in Berlin. The lattice cage which was part of the infrastructure for a bridge pier in Berlin’s City Centre was 25 metres long and weighed around 56 tonnes. Read the full project here.

RUD Pre-Cast Concrete Hoops

RUD also offers Philipps Pre-Cast Concrete Hoops to lift bridge girders.

In 2022, RUD Australia supplied Philipps Pre-Cast Concrete Hoops to Universal Cranes to lift bridge girders on the Exit 41 M1 Pacific Highway Upgrade in Gold Coast. The 2 x span bridge consisted of 7 girders per span and each girder was 85t with 14 girders in total. Read more about the project here.

How can RUD ensure the safety of your crane, equipment, and people?

Safety is of critical importance in any industry. Accidents involving lifting and lashing points can have serious consequences, including injuries and fatalities. This is why it is very important to use high-quality lifting chains and lashing points that are designed to meet the highest safety standards.

RUD lifting chains and lashing points are the safest choices for you. All RUD products are made from high-quality materials and are designed to perform to the highest safety standards. RUD lifting and lashing points are also available across many sizes, WLL and LC, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.


We know your investment is important for your business growth. This is why we are happy to work with you to offer custom solutions for your business requirements. All our lifting and lashing products are specified to LEEA and NATA standards. If you are looking for a safe and reliable investment to boost your business profile, RUD is the perfect partner for you.

Article copyright to RUD, this information is accurate at the time of publication and RUD Australia takes no responsibility for any errors inadvertent or otherwise.

For more details on how RUD can help with your crane requirements, please call us on 07 3809 1300 or fill out an enquiry form here.


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