RUD SNOWCHAINS & SHOE CHAINS
Here are a few pointers when selecting snow chains.
All our chains are manufactured from case harden rim link chain (square chain, not round)
Chains are designed for easy fitment (click here to view videos of chain fitment)
Some chains can be used on both sides of the vehicle
The more expensive chains have additional traction plates
more chain equals more traction, to the point where where the tyre is 100% covered and we then sell a tyre protection chain
more chain equals more protection to the tyre
more chain crossing over the tyre relates to more traction
Snow chains can be viewed on our website (cars, 4x4's & commercial vehicles or the complete catalogue downloaded, which includes a comparative guide
Over the past few years with have had great success with the Grip V Chains and would suggest that a customer views these chains as a potential option.
We can make a recommendation based on your vehicle (car, 4x4 or commercial vehicle) and budget Contact us
Snow and icy conditions often take drivers in South Africa & Lesotho by surprise. Even a 4x4 can lose traction when driving on snow or ice. Drivers find themselves ill-equipped to drive on the snow or ice covered road. This leads to a loss of traction between tyre and road surface and the inability to steer the vehicle. A layer of ice on a road, hidden by snow, as well as 'black ice' also cause havoc while driving.
Safety first! Pack a pair (or two) of snow chains for your vehicle.
Contact us on 0861 040506 or +27 (011) 792 5226 for advice on the best snow chains for your vehicle.
RUD SNOW CHAINS – FOR SAFETY ON SNOW AND ICE – MADE BY THE WORLD MARKET LEADER!
A wide range of RUD snow chains are now readily available in Southern Africa from Special Industrial Supplies. The chains have been fitted to cars & 4x4's and successfully used in some of the highest mountains under extremely arduous conditions.
Easy fitting and removal of snow chains
Chains available for front and rear drive vehicles
Suitable for snow and ice conditions
Different options for rim protection of your vehicle and body-to-tyre clearance
TIPS ON HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY IN THE SNOW AND ICY CONDITIONS WITH SNOWCHAINS
Snow chains are very beneficial, especially in the snow and icy conditions that one could find in South Africa and Lesotho regions. Whether you are in a car or 4×4 you can lose traction on the snow or ice very easily. When drivers are not properly equipped to drive on the snow or ice, it could lead to loss of traction between tyre and road surface and the inability to steer the vehicle.
You can only use snow chains when there is a good layer of compacted snow or ice. Driving on a road that has been cleared may cause damage to both the vehicle and the road. Driving too fast with the snow chains could cause them to fail, the recommended maximum speed when driving with snow chains is 30 to 50km/h.
All our chains are manufactured from case harden rim link chain. The chains are designed for easy fitment and can be used on both sides of the vehicle. The more chain you have the more traction you will have. Over the past few years we have had great success with the Grip V Chains and would suggest that a customer views these chains as a potential option.
TIPS ON WHAT TO DO IF YOUR WHEELS SKID IN THE SNOW
Rear Wheels: - Take your foot off the accelerator. - Steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. If they're sliding right, steer right. - If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control. - If you have standard brakes, pump them gently. - If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply steady pressure to the brakes. You will feel the brakes pulse - this is normal. Front wheels skid: - Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral, but don't try to steer immediately. - As the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it does, steer in the direction you want to go. Then put the transmission in "drive" or release the clutch, and accelerate gently.
FITTING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
SNOWCHAINS IN AFRICA?
“With the rising popularity of snow tours conducted by many tour guides to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, we are generally inundated with requests for chains from around May prior to the heavy snowfalls. We turned to Europe for a solution”, says Michael Green, MD of SECURETECH. “Due to their icy, snowy conditions they have perfected the design and manufacture of chains for all vehicles, so why try and reinvent the wheel locally?” says Green.
However nothing beats a real testimonial when it comes to the efficacy of a set of snow chains, in the words of Robert Izzett, "At first I thought that the snow chains were a costly 'nice to have’.... But after using them on 3 different trips over the past couple of years to Lesotho now they have proven to be an off-road essential, I would not leave for Lesotho without them!” says Robert.
“In addition when traveling on snow and especially when driving on ice, snow chains don't just give you a little more traction, they give you 100% more traction! I also believe that 2 sets is the way to go, this ensures that you have chains on all 4 wheels. This gives you full control of your vehicle. Even when driving on solid ice. The RUD chains supplied by SECURETECH are also worth the premium you pay for them. More than once when getting into really slippery ice and snow conditions I can put all 4 of my snow chains on before some people have even put one of their cheaper chains on. It's one thing to put chains on in your back yard. It's another thing to put them on when it's -5° outside, when the wind is howling and it's snowing in your face. The problem with some of the cheaper chains is that it becomes too much of an effort to put them on. So people end up not using them thereby putting themselves in danger" says Robert.
SECURETECH now stock and import a range of well priced snow chains, suitable for most 4x4’s and SUV’s available in the South African market. The chains come as a pair, packed in a handy padded storage bag. Fitment is easy and takes a few minutes. Full instructions are provided; one does not even have to remove a wheel. The chain literally wraps around the wheel and is tensioned with a simple safe tensioning device to the on the outside of the wheel, after all slack is taken up the tensioning chain is secured and one is ready to tackle the snow.
The chains are offer good traction due to the square links and are ductile being made from case hardened chain.
This makes them extremely durable and hard wearing.
The smaller diameter chain also ensures that they will not foul in wheel arches when turning as clearance is adequate due to the design of the links.
A full range of spare parts is available should repairs become necessary
The diamond pattern of the chain gives good traction in all directions and prevents movement of the chain on the wheel.
Fit is compact with no slack.
They can also be used on rear wheel drive 4x2 vehicles.
SECURETECH are able to supply a variety of stock sizes suitable for Quad Bikes, 4x4’s and normal sedans, unusual sizes for vehicles such as earth movers and graders can be ordered with a relatively short lead time.
RUD SHOE CHAINS
RUD offer a variety of shoe chains that offers exceptional traction on snow and ice.
Shoe chains made from textile or stainless steel with profiled chain links for exceptional grip.
We offer 5 different models in various sizes to suit most conditions.
Please do view our Shoe Chain Catalogue for information and feel free to contact us directly for any further questions.
National Tel : 0861040506
International Tel : +2711792 5226
Cellular : 0832514312 / +27832514312