Operators promised no slip ups with Rotogrip CS15 January 2016

RUD Chains has unveiled its new Rotogrip Compact Solution (CS), a snow chain system designed for commercial and emergency vehicles and which can be deployed by the driver without leaving the cab.

The company says the system is particularly suited to vehicle with limited mounting space and low ground clearance, such as buses with their pneumatic suspensions and low profile tyres.

The Met Office has predicted a cold snap and temperatures have already started to plummet: earlier this week, Onspot announced its automated snow chain system for drive axles, and now RUD Chain is joining the call for operators to be prepared for snow and ice for the next two months.

Rotogrip CS is based on RUD’s original Rotogrip system for passenger vehicles. The CS version, however, has a new flexible piston rod which increases the swivel area, needs little maintenance and is easy to fit.

It is bespoke to each vehicle and supplied with vehicle-specific adapters and a compact forged steel swivel housing, with patented drive mechanism.

Said to be suitable for a range of vehicles with limited mounting space – including road haulage, buses, public transport and emergency service vehicles – the chain comes with pre-tensioned springs which lay the chain strands evenly under the tyre.

Once fitted, the driver just flicks a switch to activate the system and can do so while the vehicle is in motion.

Laura Cork

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