Slippery roads – traction aid in non-winter conditions

Written by Ulrik Andersson,

The automatic snow chains are genius when you encounter adverse road conditions in the colder seasons. With just a flip of a switch you have instant traction added so that you can get up in speed or if you need to stop, you get improved braking power. But what about the rest of the year, when you are not in the winter season? In the middle of the summer or in autumn?

An all year around solution?

Depending of what type of haulage, you are performing there are different solutions carried out by the users of Onspot. Some remove the systems completely at the same time as they change from winter tires to summer tires. It minimizes the possibilities of damage by hitting the units with something on the road. When the winter season approaches they reattach the systems well in time before the first ice and snow.

Then we also have many users that utilize the systems all year around, even in the middle of the summer (and we are not talking about the summer on the North Pole)


A countryside solution

In the countryside in Denmark there is a company that delivers products to farms. They use Onspot all year around. It gives them the extra traction when they are driving or reversing on hard gravel yards. When they have to back up to loading areas they quite often are standing on the gravel and the effect is like standing on black ice. Onspot gives the extra friction that they need instantly.

A firefighter solution

There are several fire fighters that also engage the automatic snow chains all year around. When they have been putting out a fire using the internal water tanks the fire truck does not have that much weight any more. If they are standing on wet grass it has the same effect as standing on ice. The wheels are just spinning. With a flip of a switch the fire truck gets the needed traction and they can get on with the mission of saving lives.

Autumn leafs II

An autumn leaf solution?

In the autumn, when all the yellow leaves fall off they pile up quite a lot. The effect on a heavy truck can be like encountering black ice or snow – it gets slippery.

-Another situation when you get the safety from your automatic snow chains.

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Ulrik Andersson

About Ulrik Andersson

Ulrik is Global Brand Manager - Onspot and is located at the headquarters in Vänersborg, Sweden. He has been with the company for over ten years and have been working with sales, marketing and customer relations all of the time. Ulrik enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. On the weekend, you might find him with a camera taking pictures since that has been a hobby of his for a long time.


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