Product Announcement from RUD Chain, Inc.
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. Online catalog.
Six snow chain models with four fitting systems
A number of factors have to be taken into account when selecting the right snow chain. Important considerations are not only where the chains are to be used but also the car's design, and how often the chains will be used. The expectation of a comfortable ride must not be forgotten, and of course the price also can be important. RUD Chain therefore offers more than one model. This major manufacturer offers six types of car chains for with four different fitting systems.
The Centrax top-of-the-range model is no ordinary snow chain. To be precise, it pulls itself onto the wheel when the vehicle drives off. On account of its small space requirement and the total absence of parts on the inner side of the wheel, RUD's top-of-the-range model is also suitable for cars with low-clearance wheel arches and wide, low-profile tires. The Centrax chain elements are supplemented by studs that make it even more effective on ice. The Centrax fulfills the highest demands for comfort, and is ideal for frequent use. It is suitable for all classes of vehicle with front-wheel drive.
Conventional snow chains are easier to fit on rear-wheel drive vehicles if the chain does not have a closure on the inner side of the wheel. This fitting system has a spring steel inner hoop, which automatically closes the chain behind the wheel without hooks on the inside. As the Classic is fitted with RUD-matic, it is particularly advantageous for rear-wheel drive vehicles. Its long-life really pays off under frequent use.
The name says it all: easy2go
An ever increasing number of cars have front-wheel drive, even in the up-market classes. Easy2go offers these vehicles easy fitting, very quiet running and good lateral grip. The cable chain requires no re-tensioning thanks to the patented PTD (Permanent Tensioning Device). The premium easy2go plus version has a reinforced angle link chain mesh that makes it particularly suitable for powerful vehicles. The easy2go is a modern snow chain that is especially suitable for front wheel drive vehicles. It is easy to fit, gives a smooth ride, gives effective protection against wear, and is excellent value for money.
The Grip is RUD's starter model, an effective snow chain at an extremely attractive price. This simple cable chain provides the top quality expected from a major manufacturer. It has good all-round fitting and driving qualities. The Grip is mainly recommended for front and rear wheel drives, and for use on cars, trucks, mini-buses and delivery vans.
How should tire chains fit?
Unlike the ladder-style tire chains, which should be installed snugly to the tire, it is necessary for the diamond pattern tire chains to have some degree of movement on the tire. Diamond pattern tire chains are to be installed with some slack; this slack in the chain allows the tire chain to ability to work around the tire and provides better traction and extends the life of the tire, as well as the chain. Please contact your local RUD Chain dealer for details.