Hillhead Review

June 27, 2014

RUD were at Hillhead 2014 displaying a range of our protection chains and latest innovation Sideflex. Also on show was our range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, screw conveyors and apron feeders.

We had a great few days at the show and would like to thank everyone who stopped by and hoped you all enjoyed the hog roast.

Sideflex Model from the stand


The Sideflex is one of our latest innovations and was extremely popular at the show. Sideflex offers a cost-effective solution to the very well-known problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dumptruck tyres, for construction and mining equipment in particular earthmoving machines.

Sideflex is an easy to fit, lightweight shield which simply deflects rock and debris from the tyre wall. The device fits firmly within the wheel hub and almost brushes the ground preventing rock and debris from penetrating the tyre wall. Protective arms radiate from a central retaining ring and form a shield covering the sidewall

Tyre Protection Chains

We were happy to see our Tyre protections chains in use at Hillhead as below 🙂





We offer a wide range of TPC chains, that use case hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide a high level of tyre protection and traction qualities.

There are numerous benefits to using our top quality tyre protection chains such as three wear levels to provide a greater wear resistance, sharp edges on the outer surface to increase traction and multiple link designs to suit a wide range of aggressive and low traction surfaces. The designs and benefits vary to each project and specific requirements.

RUD girls on the machines

After a great show we had a little go on some of the machines 🙂





See you all at Hillhead 2016 🙂