Automatic snow chain systems can be explaned in two ways: 1) The physical properties of the system, and 2) What the system provides for you. Here we have them both listed. Learn more below.
The loss of traction can have serious consequences. A heavy vehicle unable to start or maneuver due to slippery road conditions is a potential risk to road safety. Not to mention the possible effects it can to the operation, be it goods transportation, passenger traffic, or rescue service. Here is how to increase traction.
At the cost of approx. €3,000 for a complete system, automatic snow chains may seem costly to some. Still, there are others who without hesitation order and mount automatic snow chains on their every new vehicle, obviously finding them well worth the price. And, this has not necessarily to do with the financial status of the vehicle owner...
Snow chains are an old and proven method for getting traction in icy road conditions. Even if chains look similar, there are different types of chains for the truck driver to consider. And, as usual, different types have different benefits. Your final choice should be a result of your specific needs and preferences.
There is no such thing as 'the perfect traction aid'. All different methods for increasing traction have their specific advantages. Accordingly, your choice of traction aid should be the optimal compromise for your personal needs, taking into account the features and benefits the different methods offer. When deciding on your traction aid, excluding options due to limitations or other cons could be one approach. So, which are the limitations of automatic snow chains?
Why should anyone invest in an automatic snow chain system? Existing choices for increasing traction in slippery conditions have long been in use. Read more here about all the options.
Before we know it, we will be in the winter season when roads will look like in the picture above. To get the most out of their Onspot investment, many fleet managers supply their drivers with checklists. These checklists make it easy for drivers to maintain the vehicle. Learn more and download the checklist here.
Is there an automatic snow chain system, like Onspot, available for my vehicle? This system is attached to the rear axle with a bracket on each side. Due to the tough environment at its location (bolted to the drive axle), it must be very sturdy. There is a specially adapted bracket kit for your vehicle. Here is how you find the correct one.
As a fleet manager, running a cost effective and efficient fleet safely is paramount to its success. This is a challenge that must be faced and overcome on a daily basis. When presented with any number of external forces out of the control of the fleet operator, then this process becomes even more difficult. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.
Throughout the year you are reading new blog posts covering different topics about automatic snow chains. The posts cover topics such as before you invest, installation and maintaining the system. We have collected the most popular blog texts below. Please click on them to read and learn more: