Basics about Tire Protection Chains

Basics about tire proctection Chains

Definition & Solutions

Steel protection with rubber mobility – strength and flexibility!

A tire protection chain can best be described as a very tight mesh that covers all the vulnerable parts of your tires on their tread and sidewalls to form a barrier against damages.

pewag goes big

Mining machines such as wheel loaders (WA 1200, CAT 994, LT 2350) or dump trucks (Cat 797, HD 930) are becoming increasingly larger and heavier, just like their tires (70/70-57; 59/80-63). In 1992, pewag was the pioneer in fitting a CAT 994 for the first time, and in 2003 in fitting the world's largest tire at that time with the dimension 60/80-57. pewag set standards for such products with the market launch of the new, highly durable 23mm tire protection chain generation in 2006 and the fitting of this chain in 2007 on the world's largest wheel loader LT 2350 (70/70-57).

pewag goes underground

Special reinforced chain solutions for underground mining designed by pewag are providing maximum strength, optimum wear volume as well as special flank protection by dense inside and outside mesh.

pewag goes high

The reliability of pewag traction chains from XS – XXL guarantee maximum safety and keep your mining operation rolling even in the highest mountains.


Earth Mover Tires, which represent the highest single cost factor for the operation of a wheeled unit, are sensitive to cuts, punctures and other damage. Their high value and world-wide-shortage means that pewag Tire Protection Chains solve many of these problems by providing the following advantages:

lower direct hourly operating costs by

  • multiplied tire life leading to a significant reduction in tire costs
  • predictable service life of tires and chains
  • accurate budgeting
  • minimal down-time due to tire failure
  • maximum equipment availability
  • improved stability, increased traction and better penetration for digging and break-out
  • increased productivity in tonnages per hour

additional benefits:

  • optimum tire protection - reduced tire maintenance
  • protection plus traction with chain use - safe operation even in the worst conditions (on rock, fire and ice)

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