Load Restraint: An Important Detail

Australia’s Defence Force is subject to tough and extreme conditions, and RUD lashing systems are designed to combat just that.
When your trucks go out on the road, when you deliver heavy equipment to a building site and when you transport for a living, you need to think about load restraint. It’s a detail, but a costly detail to get wrong.

Get your load restraints wrong and you can face fines, or worse. It’s simply not a place to compromise. You need a purpose-built load restraint system from a company that strives for dynamic innovation, yet still offers traditional qualities like reliability and simplicity.

You also want a partner who is fully certified with ISO, NATA and LEEA accreditation, so you know that their systems have gone through every possible test.

Refined in Defence

RUD Chains Australia provides tie-downs and mission critical gear to the Australian Defence Force, including snow chains, tyre protection chains, secure lifting devices and heavy vehicle hoists for our local defence fleet.

A subsidiary of RUD Chain in Germany, globally we also provide key defence solutions for NATO and overseas Defence Forces around the world.

Reliability that cannot be compromised.

Australia’s Defence Force is subject to tough and extreme conditions, and RUD lashing systems are designed to combat just that.

Our systems have been used to tie down tanks and aeroplanes in very extreme weather conditions and are trusted to maintain their strength and security.

RUD provides first-rate systems equipped on land, sea and air in accordance with the latest Australian, International and Defence force standards. RUD is committed to ensuring we produce the highest quality equipment that complies with recognised global and Australian standards and Defence Force demands, including NATA, ISO and LEEA.

Lightweight, Strong and Simple

RUD Chains focuses on the materials, producing chains that are lightweight, but can handle any loads in the most strenuous of circumstances can throw at them. It’s a system that spreads the load between chains and it can be tailored for specific problems or transport issues. The system is intuitive, thanks to integrated pretension indicators, and it has been designed from the ground-up with simplicity in mind.

RUD has more than 140 years of experience in the industrial space. What started out as a small German family business has now turned into a global company with a presence in more than 120 countries. The Australian arm is based in Brisbane, in a 6000m2 facility that houses Engineering Services and Manufacturing. Customers range from local SME’s right through to large multinational Defence Primes. They all get the same dedicated customer care and the solutions they need.

Health & Safety Is Getting Tougher

Legislation is getting tougher all the time, especially with the Chain of Responsibility that was recently introduced to the Australian transport industry. The simplest way to stay ahead of the curve is to invest in lashings and tie-downs that are used extensively Australian Defence Forces Army, Navy and Air.

To find out more about RUD Chains and how they can lash your equipment down safely for years to come, get in touch.

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.

  • 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.