RUD Tyre Protection Chains At Hillhead 2016 W6

May 6, 2016

Hillhead 2016 will see RUD displaying a range of our advanced tyre-protection chains and latest innovative Sideflex solution. Also on show from us will be a range of our complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, screw conveyors and apron feeders.

Sideflex, Innovative Sidewall Protection Device

Sideflex is one of RUD’s latest innovations and a feature at the show. It provides 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.

Anyone in the industry knows the continuous vulnerability truck tyres face to sidewall damage from haul road rock debris and accidental impact. Tyre protection chains would not be a compatible option; slowing the trucks down, raising fuel consumption, damage to tyres through blowout and delays in production time, a solution was needed.

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

RUD have been manufacturing and protecting tyres with our Tyre Protection Chains for over 70 years, working alongside many heavy operators across industries such as quarrying, mining, and recycling. We will be showing a range of Tyre Protection Chains at Hillhead this year so make sure you drop by our stand W6.

Our tyre protection chains use case hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide a high level of tyre protection and traction qualities. The chains are typically used across fire and hot slag conditions, which can be very dangerous and lead to loss of equipment through burnt tyres.

RUD tyre protection chains offer three wear levels to provide a greater wear resistance on hot and burning surfaces. Sharp edges on the outer surface of the chain and multiple link designs help increase traction to suit a wide range of aggressive and low traction surfaces. The designs and benefits vary to each project and specific requirements.

RUD’s Tyre Protection Chains help extend a tyres life by a factor of ten:


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