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Welcome to our blog! Browse through our blog for photos of our gear in use, client feedback, tips and advise as well as the the latest news on lifting equipment, lashing equipment & tie downs, lifting slings & 4x4 recovery equipment.

25th anniversary of RUD in Finland.

Date: 
14th June 2013

On June the 13th RUD Germany celebrated, at their Erlatek Group of companies in Hyvinkää Finland, the 25th successful anniversary of RUD in Finland. The success of the branch in Finland is an enormous milestone and is largely thanks to the efforts of Erkki Laaksonen, MD of the Erlatek Group of companies, our chain of sling subsidiaries in Finland with team.

Snow and ice driving made easy!

Date: 
14th June 2013

RUD snow chains are now readily available in Southern Africa; they have been taken to some of the highest mountains under extremely arduous conditions and safely passed the test on really rough roads.

Snow chains 
Picture shown: RUDMatic Hybrid 

Testimony to quality from SECURETECH - Snow Chains

Date: 
13th June 2013

RUD snow chains are now readily available in Southern Africa; they have been taken to some of the highest mountains under extremely arduous conditions and safely passed the test on really rough roads.

RUDcompact easy2go
Photo: RUD Compact easy2go snow chains

25th successful anniversary: RUD in Finland

Date: 
13th June 2013

Congratulations to the Erlatek Group of Companies in Hyvinkää Finland for the 25th successful anniversary of RUD’s (primarily sling and lashing) presence in Finland!

Message from Joerg Rieger (RUD):

"This anniversary is indeed quite a remarkable milestone and a classy real success story, primarily thanks to the tremendous efforts and hard work of Erkki Laaksonen, our MD of the Erlatek Group of companies, our chain and sling subsidiaries in Finland and his team."

SECURETECH recovery blanket saved my bacon last night!

Date: 
10th June 2013

"My recovery blanket saved my bacon last night when my recovery strap broke. If it wasn't for the blanket being in place, damage would have surely occurred to the vehicles. The strap destroyed the bag when it snapped, but it’s not a big issue because it did its job. But I’d to suggest the possibility of the stitching being glued in place for extra precaution (see picture below) - Great product!."

Reply from MIchael Green - Special Industrial Supplies:

Load Rings Welding Instructions for the RUD Powerpoint VLBS Range

RUD-Load Rings VLSB Welding Instructions
Date: 
10 June 2013

1. Reference should be made to German Standards accord.BGR 500 or other country specific statutory regulations andinspections are to be carried out by competent persons only.

2. Before installing and every use, visually inspect RUD liftingpoints, paying particular attention to any evidence of weldcracks, corrosion, wear, deformations, etc.

Great news! Our Snow Chains have landed at LA Sport West Rand!

Date: 
5th June 2013

Snow chains have landed at LA Sport West Rand. Owner Morne Claassens is delighted with this new addition to his product line-up. He was surprised at the ease with which the chains can be fitted in a matter of seconds and remarked on the quality and peace of mind of knowing that these are tried and tested in extreme conditions.

Why are RUD-Lifting Points “Pink”?

RUD-Lifting Points
Date: 
05 June 2013

Epoxy powder coating in colour “pink”.

Special RUD products are coated with a fluorescent pink powder coating (Patent). This coating is used for example as a heat indicator: With temperature increase the pink colour changes permantly from beige into brown and turns finally when exceeding a temperature of 380° Celsius into black.

In addition to that bubbles on the surface will appear.

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New lightweight, aluminum SECURETECH Snatch Blocks

Date: 
28th May 2013

snatch block

The new range of lightweight SECURETECH snatch blocks are made from anodised aluminium and offer a number of advantages of traditional snatch blocks:

Tiffindell Ski Resort opening in early June 2013

Date: 
27th May 2013

Tiffindell Resort
Photo Credit: http://www.tiffindell.co.za/ournews&newsid=5

We are excited to hear that the Tiffindell Resort, originally founded in 1993 is set to re-open again in early June 2013. Tiffindell has already experienced one heavy snow fall in April (as shown in the photo above) and they are expecting a great 2013 ski season.