Snow chains for commuter vehicles have a reputation for being difficult to install and often ineffective. Luckily, innovations in tire chain design and manufacturing give drivers much better options when it comes to choosing a safe and functional tire chain.
This video demonstrates how the RUD Comfort Centrax snow chain system can be easily installed with just a few minutes of preparation. You’ll see how the Centrax system can be installed in literally a matter of seconds, and can provide a safer, more comfortable driving experience.
To learn more about the Centrax and other tire chain systems, contact RUD Chain, Inc. We’re the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty chain products. Visit us online or call (319) 294-0001.
Tire chains are often essential for safe driving in the snow and sleet. However, laws regulating the use of tire chains vary from state to state. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why tire chain laws exist, and where you can expect to find unique tire chain regulations throughout the country.
What are Tire Chain Laws For?
Tire chains are one of the most trusted and commonly used tools to help vehicles of all kinds travel through the snow and harsh winter conditions. They’re also really helpful for getting up slippery mountains and dirt paths. Although they’re great for providing extra traction, some states restrict their use to certain weather conditions or in certain areas. Extensive use of these chains can lead road and highway damage, which can lead to unsafe driving conditions year-round
Where and When Can I Use Tire Chains?
Tire chains are permitted in most states around the United States when weather conditions deteriorate and make driving unsafe. Most states disallow the use of tire chains on highways, but permit them on byroads. When chains are allowed for use varies. In Arizona, tire chains are allowed whenever weather conditions necessitate them. In Connecticut, however, tire chains are only permitted between November and April. States like Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota allow tire chains year-round
Certain states actually have no laws governing the use of tire chains, including Florida, Main, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Ohio. Hawaii is the only state that does not allow tire chains to be used at all.
Tire Chains and You
If you routinely drive through several different states, then you need to familiarize yourself with different tire chain laws that may affect you. You should also have a tire chain system that is both effective and easy to install or remove at a moments notice. For the very best in tire chain technology, contact RUD Chain, Inc. We manufacture innovative tire chain systems for commercial and commuter use. Visit us online or call (319) 294-0001.
If you drive a commercial or emergency response vehicle, you know that arriving late can have serious consequences. This winter, don’t let the snow keep you from getting where you need to be—install ROTOGRIP Automatic Snow Chains on your vehicle.
This video demonstrates how the ROTOGRIP system works to keep your vehicle moving safely and quickly through the snow. The system is fully automatic, making activation easy even when your vehicle is in motion!
To learn more about how the ROTOGRIP system can keep you safe and on the road, contact the snow chain experts at RUD Chain, Inc. Visit us online or call (319) 294-0001 today for more information on the ROTOGRIP system and our other tire chains.
Overhead lifting of large loads can be very dangerous, but is often necessary to complete a specific task in heavy industrial industries. Sometimes these loads include cargo, materials, and even people! Protecting the cargo, equipment, and people involved in the lifting operations requires that the proper lifting hardware is used. Here are some basic pieces of equipment that you will need to ensure a successful and safe hoist.
1. Lifting Appliance
One major component to any kind of overhead lifting is what is referred to as the lifting appliance. The lifting appliance is a mechanical device that is used to raise or lower any type of load. In cases of very large or heavy loads, your lifting appliance may be a crane. For very light loads, your lifting appliance may be a person pulling on a rope. The heavier the load, the stronger the lifting appliance must be.
2. Lifting Accessories
Lifting accessories are central to the overhead lifting process. These components are what allow the appliance to raise or lower the load, and will include a number of components including chain, swivel eye bolts, hoist rings, and load rings. Think of lifting accessories as the components that bring your load and your lifting appliance together.
3. Lifted Equipment
The final component you will need is the lifted equipment. Lifted equipment is used to store or carry your cargo to its destination. If your load is carried on a rack, net, or basket, these items are your lifted equipment. An elevator cabin could technically be considered a piece of lifted equipment.
To learn more about lifting equipment, contact the experts at RUD Chain, Inc. We specialize in manufacturing high-quality lifting accessories, chains, tire chains, and other heavy-duty lifting accessories for commercial and industrial use. Call (319) 294-0001.