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RUD Chain Lifting Kit for your next crane investment

RUD's Lifting Chains in action.

RUD is a world-leading manufacturer highly reputed for quality, ergonomics and safety in lifting technology and load securing for more than 35 years. Offering more than 700 tested boltable and weldable lifting points in load ranges up to 250 tonnes which meet maximum safety requirements in the crane industry, its lifting points are also integrated into the crane during the build process by leading crane manufacturers. 

Investing in RUD products ensures not just safety but also compliance with site specifications. As an example, the ICE Grade 120 chains are 30% lighter than the next nominal grade chain resulting in less weight when lifting loads. Additionally, VIP Maxi Construction Kit offers a WLL (Working Load Limit) of up to 126 tonnes when used with a combination of VIP chains in a double-strand configuration.

With RUD, customers can be assured that their operations are safe on-site and for the crane operator, offering the following lifting solutions: 

 Customised Lifting Kit: RUD can customise its lifting and lashing chains to offer the buyer a one-stop solution for their needs or site requirements. On top of the aforementioned ICE Grade 120 chains, a RUD ICE 16 mm chain – when used with a balancer – can lift up to 48 tonnes, the highest in its class. 

 Increased safety: Many crane manufacturers offer RUD points integrated into the crane during manufacture. RUD ICE and VIP chains meet the highest safety standards, making them a safe and reliable choice for lifting heavy loads.

 Reduced downtime: RUD chains are designed to last for many years, which can help to reduce downtime and keep businesses efficient.

 Increased peace of mind: Knowing that you are using quality lifting chains can give you peace of mind when lifting heavy loads. RUD chains are manufactured from high-quality materials, and one can be confident that your loads are being lifted and moved safely.

 Lashing Solutions: When transporting a crane, it is critical to ensure that the truck or the trailer has specified lashing points with the appropriate tensile force Lashing Capacity (LC). Many truck and trailer manufacturers integrate RUD lashing points during the fabrication of the chassis.

RUD's Lifting Chains in action.
All RUD’s lifting and lashing products are specified to LEEA and NATA standards.

RUD Solutions for the Crane Industry

RUD has been providing lifting and lashing solutions for the crane industry in Australia and around the world. RUD products are trusted by some of the nation’s biggest companies in the mining, construction and quarry industries.

RUD Germany provided lifting solutions for the Filstal Bridges along the Stuttgart 21 on the Wendlingen-Ulm route in Germany. The Fistal Bridges are the third-highest railway bridges in Germany – made from pre-stressed concrete and measuring 485/472m long and 85 metres high at some points, hitting the bottom of the Fils Valley.

In 2022, RUD Germany lifted the largest and heaviest lattice cage in Berlin. The lattice cage, which was part of the infrastructure for a bridge pier in Berlin’s City Centre, was 25 metres long and weighed around 56 tonnes. 

Furthermore, RUD also offers Philipps Pre-Cast Concrete Hoops to lift bridge girders: as an example, in 2022, RUD Australia supplied Philipps Pre-Cast Concrete Hoops to Universal Cranes to lift bridge girders on the Exit 41 M1 Pacific Highway Upgrade in Gold Coast. The span bridge consisted of 7 girders per span and each girder was 85 tonnes with 14 girders in total.

RUD's Lifting Chains in action.
RUD has been providing lifting and lashing solutions for the crane industry in Australia and around the world.

Ultimately, safety is of critical importance in any industry. Accidents involving lifting and lashing points can have serious consequences, including injuries and fatalities. This is why it is very important to use high-quality lifting chains and lashing points that are designed to meet the highest safety standards. All RUD’s lifting and lashing products are specified to LEEA and NATA standards. 

RUD lifting chains and lashing points are one of the safest choices in the market. All RUD products are made from high-quality materials and are designed to perform to the highest safety standards. RUD lifting and lashing points are also available across many sizes, WLL and LC, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.

For more details on how RUD can help with your crane requirements, call the company on 07 3809 1300 or visit its website at 

READ MORE: RUD works closely with Universal to deliver Pacific Highway upgrade. 

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