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RUD is a premium brand that is a part of the RUD Group, head-quartered in Germany. From new adaptations of long-established welding, forging and heat treating technology, RUD has developed renowned tyre protection and traction chains that have become today’s essential tools throughout the demanding industries of mining, quarrying, scrap handling, steel making, and demolition.

Supplying 65% of the world's market

Today, RUD supplies tyre protection and traction to more than 65% of the world’s market. Through continual innovation and research,  RUD has achieved preeminence in the market with a wide range of chains designed for the vast array of challenges that on-site conditions present.

As the world market leader and inventor of tyre protection chains, RUD provides the best technical know-how, the highest quality, and the most comprehensive product range.

In Australia we offer the right solution for every application and the best, local support and customer service. 

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What is a Tyre Protection Chain?

A Tyre Protection Chain (TPC) is a closed mesh of high alloy, hardened steel chains.

  • These systems protect the tread and sidewalls of the tyres, and their flexible designs allow them to adjust to every deformation of the tyre.
  • High levels of self-cleaning prevents tread mesh from becoming filled and clogged and provides for the best possible road holding and traction.

Why is a TPC Important?

Sharp, jagged rocks and muddy and slippery surfaces are a significant hazard to tyres—even when they are new. Sudden tyre failure results in equipment downtown, loss of productivity, and delays in projects. Currently, there is no sign of an end to the worldwide earthmover tyre shortage, which fuels the escalation of tyre replacement costs. Premature deterioration of tyres is a costly inconvenience which can be minimised through the use of RUD TPC.

Which RUD TPC is best for you?

Available with connecting ring diameters from 14mm to 23mm, RUD offers the broadest range of tyre protection chains. Whatever your application, RUD provides the best configuration of links and rings for you and your project. For your assurance, our experts will be on hand from your initial inquiry to delivery and installation to routine checkups and on-call for the life of your chain.

Our TPC Solutions

  • Open Cut Chains

    Reduce unplanned downtime of front-line production machines, In open-cut mining, where wheeled machines are used for stripping, loading, hauling and stockpiling, ultimately the operation’s...
  • Underground Mining Chains

    The use of a Tyre Protection Chain in an underground mining environment greatly reduces unplanned downtime of front-line production machines, ensuring maximum time is...
  • Quarrying Chains

    Mucky, slippery, and sharp surfaces are a great hazard for tyres. To reduce the threat of any damage, a tyre protection chain is ideal...
  • Scrap Metal and Recycling Chains

    These sites place enormous demands on tyres and equipment. A daily challenge imposed on tyres and wheeled loaders are hidden hazards. Any time a...
  • Snow Chains

    RUD rotation and snow chains from our non skid product range guarantee you the highest possible safety.
  • Forestry Tyre Chains

    Forestry tyre chains for extra-heavy off-road and forest duty.  

Our Projects

  • TPC Solutions for West Burleigh Quarry

    RUD Australia was engaged by West Burleigh Quarry to provide tyre protection chains for their machinery.

    TPC Solutions for West Burleigh Quarry
  • Nickel Mine Tyre Solutions

    At the Jundee Nickel Mine, extreme tyre wear and premature tyre failure had become an ongoing problem.

    The costs of lost productivity and replacement tyres were significant and unacceptable. Mine operators contacted RUD Australia seeking a long-term solution to the problem.

    Nickel Mine Tyre Solutions

Improve Your Project with the Best in Chain Technology & Lifting Solutions

Find out how our solutions can increase your project efficiency and safety.
Speak to a RUD Australia expert or explore our product catalogue now.