Swakop Uranium Husab

16th November 2014


A new operation has kicked off between TCS RUD and the new Uranium mine located in Namibia (Swakop Uranium Husab). The mine is owned by the Chinese and partly Amec. They gave TCS RUD the opportunity to work hand in hand to safe cost on tyre purchasing by minimising tyre punctures, sidewall cuts and downtime that may play a role in the production (mining) of Uranium.


Chains was fitted on the Joy Global supplied Letourneau L1850 with a tyre size of 58-80R57. Together working with Otraco (Based on site), whom will be responsible for the maintenance of the chains and the daily checks to assure that the mine benefits from the chains.

Onsite training was given on site regarding servicing of chains and all the safety step (SOP’s) involved with working on tyre Protection Chains.


Chains were fitted by Keith Horn - Marketing Rep for neighbouring Countries and William Mnguni - Chain Expert.

Otraco will be responsible for the service on the chains were TCS RUD will be responsible for the technical side of the chains and to assure that the chains reach their for potential. 

TCS RUD visit to the DRC - Katanga Mining Group.

22nd July 2014


On the 22nd July 2014, we TCS RUD hand in hand with Katanga Mining Group started operating Tyre Protection Chains, to ensure Cost Saving, Lower Downtime and Increase Productivity on Site.

With the help of TCS RUD, Keith Horn (Marketing Representative), William Mnguni (Chain Expert) and a few staff members of KCC tyre bay, the fitment of the CAT 994 58/80-57 Fels Granit 22mm Chains, went smoothly and Chains fitted perfectly on the front Tyres.

Reasons for the purchasing of Chains...

  • Avoid premature failing / puntchers of tyres.

  • Efficient traction for travelling in the Pit area in ‘Wet seasons’

  • Cost Saving

  • Increase Productivity

  • Multiple Site Conditions


On Site training was given to ensure that daily maintenance is taken to keep the Tyre Protection Chains in full Safe Working Order and to ensure Safe Operations while operating the Machinery on Site.



Tire Protection Chains