Blog

The RUD Rotogrip Emergency Vehicles

The Exceptional design of the ROTOGRIP®, AUTOMATIC Tire Chain System MAKES IT an ideal choice for trACTION ON SNOW AND ICE. RUD Chain, Inc.’s Automatic Snow Chain System, ROTOGRIP® has been specially designed for emergency vehicles and commercial vehicles that must be able to travel during hazardous winter weather.  RUD-Chain, Inc. is world renowned for its expertise in heat-treatment methods and is a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel link chains and associated components. RUD has been manufacturing automatic chains for over 20 years and has ISO9001 quality system certification. Drivers can deploy automatic snow and ice chains with just a flip-of-a-switch from the driver's seat, while the vehicle is under way. This is…

Read More

RUD Chain offers a wide variety of 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…

Read More

Erlau Tire Protection Chains celebrates 75 years!

German-owned company Erlau celebrates 75 years since it designed the first chain link designed for tire protection! The German company, Erlau , already well-known for its round-link snow chains for tires, was inspired to adapt its snow chains to overcome the problem of premature tire loss from heavy abrasion and sidewall damage. In 1943, with a small drawing describing a link designed for tire protection submitted for a Patent Application, 04.01.1943, by inventor Fritz Hetz, the Erlau Company began its pursuit for a solution for damaged loader tires. Over the decades, not only have loaders become larger and more sophisticated, they have become essential to the mining industry. Erlau’s research and development department worked closely…

Read More

RUD Olympia Sprint Tire Chains

RUD's Long-lasting tire chain for normal-to-heavy use. • Simple and easy to fit and remove • Reversible chain mesh • High-grip, square links • Long service life • High-grade steel, hardened for greater wear-resistance • Diamond patterned chain mesh • Suitable for transportation trucks • Suitable for on/off-road • Suitable for buses • Suitable for snow clearance • Suitable for tractors/forestry vehicles Limited sizes available! Please call for more information 800-553-7993 #233 or email sales@rudchain.com  

Read More

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 use SQUARE 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 use Reversible chain mesh High-grip, square links Simple and easy to fit and remove Long service life High-grade steel, hardened for greater wear-resistance High-grip, track pattern chain mesh Ease of fitting and removal Suitable for transporters/trucks Suitable for trucks/off-road Sales support and customer service Tel: 319-375-3233 sales@rudchain.com  

Read More

RUDcompact Grip

 RUD's Most Practical and Durable Tire Chain Body-to-tyre clearance 12 mm Ideal for front and rear-wheel drives NEW: Now with integrated rim protection Diagonal configuration track pattern 4 mm square-shaped chain links Suitability for front-wheel drives Suitability for rear-wheel drives Suitability on ice and snow Smooth running (comfortable ride) Body-to-tyre clearance in the wheel housing (inside) Rim protection Ease of fitting and removal Fitting Video Contact RUD for more information: sales@rudchain.com  

Read More

RUDcompact Easy2go

RUD Tire Chain Designed for Easy Installation and Removal   [caption id="attachment_1805" align="alignnone" width="300"] RUDcompact Easy2go tire chain[/caption] Features of the RUD Compact Easy2Go Tire Chain Ease of fitting and removal Suitability for front-wheel drives Suitability for rear-wheel drives Suitability on snow Suitability on ice Smooth running (comfortable ride) Body-to-tire clearance in the wheel housing (inside) Rim protection Fitting Video Contact RUD for more information: sales@rudchain.com

Read More

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…

Read More

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. Chain regulations that must be followed during the…

Read More

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.  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…

Read More