“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. Benefits are;
- 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.