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RUD LIFTING & LASHING-NEWS – FALL/WINTER 2017

RUD Chain Inc. is offering some new sizes for some of their most popular Lifting Points! In winter 2017 we will supplement  the weldable load ring VLBS  16 t by the model  VLBS-U 16 t (with spring). Beside the functional alteration with the spring (the suspension ring of the VLBS-U 16 t stays in any required position) the octagon shape and the wear marking lenses will be integrated in the new serial production. These changes result in slightly different dimensions and weight (bigger diameter of the axle etc.), which are shown in the chart below. VLBS-U 16 t (with spring) / VLBS 16 t (without spring)  [caption id="attachment_1680" align="aligncenter" width="243"] VLBS-U 16 t Design change![/caption]…

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RUD Lifting Attachments

Tested lifting points - RUD offers a complete range of bolt-on and weld-on hoisting rings and lifting attachments, from M6 to M150, and 1/4" to 5" in a variety of constructions and sizes. The RUD® brand is synonymous with high-quality steel chains for lifting, pulling and transport. RUD® delivers over 550 varieties of lifting points, and we test each one to make sure that you receive only the highest quality lifting point available. All RUD® lifting points are tested to ensure quality and safety: Clear identification of nominal WLL CR, Ni, Mo steel, specially heat treated All parts 100% electromagnetic crack detected according to EN 1677-1 Distinct florescent pink powder-coating changes its color when temperatures…

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RUDprofi Cargo Snow Chains

RUDprofi Cargo are long-life snow chain for normal and moderately heavy use! Long-life snow chain for normal and moderately heavy useSQUARE PROFILE Reversible chain with square links for "good" traction. Suitable for a wide range of applications, such as snow clearance, forest work, fork-lift trucks – especially recommended for light and medium vehicles.Also stands up to heavier useReversible chain meshHigh-grip, square linksSimple and easy to fit and removeLong service lifeHigh-grade steel, hardened for greater wear-resistanceHigh-grip, track pattern chain meshEase of fitting and removalSuitable for transporters/trucksSuitable for trucks/off-road   Sales support and customer service Tel: 319-375-3233sales@rudchain.com       

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RUDcompact Grip

 RUD's Most Practical and Durable Tire ChainBody-to-tyre clearance 12 mmIdeal for front and rear-wheel drivesNEW: Now with integrated rim protectionDiagonal configuration track pattern4 mm square-shaped chain linksSuitability for front-wheel drivesSuitability for rear-wheel drivesSuitability on ice and snowSmooth running (comfortable ride)Body-to-tyre clearance in the wheel housing (inside)Rim protectionEase of fitting and removalFitting VideoContact RUD for more information: sales@rudchain.com 

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RUDcompact Easy2go

RUD Tire Chain Designed for Easy Installation and Removal Features of the RUD Compact Easy2Go Tire ChainEase of fitting and removalSuitability for front-wheel drivesSuitability for rear-wheel drivesSuitability on snowSuitability on iceSmooth running (comfortable ride)Body-to-tire clearance in the wheel housing (inside)Rim protection Contact RUD for more information: sales@rudchain.com  

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Using Tire Chains

Most motorists that travel on steep mountainous roads are familiar with using tire chains, especially when the roads are snowy and icy. Tire chains will help even the most seasoned driver maintain safe control on mountain roads and highways when the driving conditions become hazardous due to snow and ice. In some states tire chains are required by law to use during the winter season.   Follow this link to find your specific state guidelines for the use of tire chains: http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/tire-chains/ Since installing tire chains is not the simplest task, especially for anyone that has not had to use tire chains before, it is important to learn how to fit and install tire chains before driving…

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Are tire chains illegal?

"The use of Tire Chains is illegal in my state." -  This statement is not true! You may have been told, or heard it from a reliable source, that tire chains are illegal to use in certain states.  This is further from the truth.  In all the research we have done, and to the best to our understanding, the use of tire chains is not illegal to use in any state.  Some states specify when you can use tire chains, such as to get traction on snow and or ice; other states will post signs stating the chains are required when driving on a specific highway.  Follow the link to find your specific states guidelines for the…

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How should tire chains fit on the tire?

Some people say that tire chains should fit "snug-to-the-tire", while others will say that the tire chains should "have some give", which is correct?  RUD Snow Chains are available in various designs to fit both on and off-road vehicles, from snow chains for snow blowers to rugged alloy steel chains which can meet the demands of large off-road loaders and equipment. Catalog. A number of factors have to be taken into account when selecting the right snow chain for your vehicle. Important considerations are not only where the chains are to be used, but also the car's clearance and how frequently the chains will be used. The expectation of a comfortable ride must not be overlooked, and of…

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Equipment Specifically Tailored forthe Military.

Equipment specifically tailored to individual application and approved military standards. Develop and designs lifting and lashing systems for special application: Lifting Devices or Lifting Systems: • Round steel-link chain in special quality, CrNiMo steel specially tempered for High-Toughness• Master links with 1, 2, 3, or 4 legs. With Working Load Limit (WLL) of 1.5t - 20t.• Cobra Hoods with safety latch, WLL of 1.5t.-20t• Multi-shortening claw, WWL of 1.5t- 22t• Fool-proof shackles • Special Connectors 1.5t-20t• Over-load indicator complete, includes: connectors, overload control link, and 3 links of chain• Spreader Bars - adjustable Lashing Systems or Components: • Bolted load rings that swivel 360 degrees and pivot 180 degrees with/without ball-bearing, WWL of 0.3t - 40t• VRS Starpoint…

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RUD – A Strong Brand over Many Years

RUD Chain, Inc., a subsidiary of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG (corporate headquarters) has been providing its customers with longstanding partnerships in North America since 1980. Founded in 1875, RUD has been manufacturing high-quality chains and chain products for more than 140 years in its state-of-the-art production facility located in Aalen, Germany. The RUD facility is regarded as one of the most modern chain producing facilities in the world. The RUD Company is world renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods - delivering high performance chain products to suit even the most demanding military and industrial applications. RUD specializes in providing highly-engineered solutions for standard and special applications for load securing…

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