5 Things to Consider When Buying Wheel Chocks

Various combinations of conditions determine how effectively your wheel chocks will perform. Just because you tested your mining vehicle on a certain surface, at a certain grade, under certain Buying wheel chocks? Use Checkers!weather conditions does not mean your wheel chocks will properly secure that vehicle at a steeper grade, or even in a colder (or warmer) climate. Complete and thorough testing must be done at each location of your job site to ensure that your specific wheel chocks will meet your site’s chocking requirements. Many factors must be evaluated before buying wheel chocks. Here are a few key variables to consider when determining the wheel chock performance required for your needs:

  1. Gross Vehicle Weight & Tire Diameter (See Checkers Wheel Chock Selection Guide)
  2. Level or grade of the ground surface
  3. Radial tires Bias Ply Tires (Radial tires by design deflect more than a bias-ply tire. This flexibility provides a smooth ride but also allows the tire to wrap around the wheel chock, thus reducing the chock’s effectiveness)
  4. Varying tire pressures that naturally occur with changes in the environment
  5. Condition of ground surface (i.e. firm, soft, wet, dry, icy, and frozen)
  6. Safety Bonus: Ongoing Equipment Maintenance:

Fortunately, our wheel chocks require little to no maintenance. However, it is important to visually inspect your chocks for cracking, chipping or other deteriorations on a regular basis. Any sign of deterioration requires immediate replacement.

5 Things to Consider When Buying Wheel Chocks

Various combinations of conditions determine how effectively your wheel chocks will perform. Just because you tested your mining vehicle on a certain surface, at a certain grade, under certain Buying wheel chocks? Use Checkers!weather conditions does not mean your wheel chocks will properly secure that vehicle at a steeper grade, or even in a colder (or warmer) climate. Complete and thorough testing must be done at each location of your job site to ensure that your specific wheel chocks will meet your site’s chocking requirements. Many factors must be evaluated before buying wheel chocks. Here are a few key variables to consider when determining the wheel chock performance required for your needs:

  1. Gross Vehicle Weight & Tire Diameter (See Checkers Wheel Chock Selection Guide)
  2. Level or grade of the ground surface
  3. Radial tires Bias Ply Tires (Radial tires by design deflect more than a bias-ply tire. This flexibility provides a smooth ride but also allows the tire to wrap around the wheel chock, thus reducing the chock’s effectiveness)
  4. Varying tire pressures that naturally occur with changes in the environment
  5. Condition of ground surface (i.e. firm, soft, wet, dry, icy, and frozen)
  6. Safety Bonus: Ongoing Equipment Maintenance:

Fortunately, our wheel chocks require little to no maintenance. However, it is important to visually inspect your chocks for cracking, chipping or other deteriorations on a regular basis. Any sign of deterioration requires immediate replacement.

Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013 in Timmons, Ontario on May 29th and 30th.Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013  Here is what you can expect to see:

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Timmins!

Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013 in Timmons, Ontario on May 29th and 30th.Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013  Here is what you can expect to see:

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Timmins!

Cine Gear Expo 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Cine Gear Expo 2013 on May 31st to June 1st in Hollywood, CA at theParamount Pictures Studio Lot. Cine Gear Expo 2013, in its 17th year, is the premier Film, Checkers is at Cine Gear Expo 2013Video, and Digital Media Expo for the entertainment industry.  Make sure to come and visit with us at the show in booth #19, where a wide range of our cable protection products will be on display.  Here is what you can expect to see:

  • New Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®5channel cable protectors with built in ADA ramps that connect to standard Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®5 channel models.
  • Fastlane®lightweight drop -over cable protectors.
  • Guard Dog®Low Profile cable protectors are the most compact top-loading cable protectors on the market.
  • Wide range of Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®cable protector products.Checkers offers the most extensive line of cable protection products in the world that provide a safe passage for pedestrian & vehicle traffic while protecting valuable electrical cables from damage.  Come see all that we have to offer!

Cine Gear Expo 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Cine Gear Expo 2013 on May 31st to June 1st in Hollywood, CA at theParamount Pictures Studio Lot. Cine Gear Expo 2013, in its 17th year, is the premier Film, Checkers is at Cine Gear Expo 2013Video, and Digital Media Expo for the entertainment industry.  Make sure to come and visit with us at the show in booth #19, where a wide range of our cable protection products will be on display.  Here is what you can expect to see:

  • New Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®5channel cable protectors with built in ADA ramps that connect to standard Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®5 channel models.
  • Fastlane®lightweight drop -over cable protectors.
  • Guard Dog®Low Profile cable protectors are the most compact top-loading cable protectors on the market.
  • Wide range of Yellow Jacket®and Guard Dog®cable protector products.Checkers offers the most extensive line of cable protection products in the world that provide a safe passage for pedestrian & vehicle traffic while protecting valuable electrical cables from damage.  Come see all that we have to offer!

Ariba Powercare, Checkers Industrial Safety Products European Distributor will be an Exhibitor at Plantworx, the UK’s Newest Construction Event

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting in partnership with UK distributor Ariba Powercare at the Plantworx construction event during May 14th – 16th. The event will be held at Stoneleigh Park Events in Warwickshire, UK’s newest event for the construction industry and will be host to over 250 exhibitors. This event will be the largest gathering for plant and mining equipment companies in 2013.

Ariba Powercare and Checkers Industrial will be showcasing a wide range of safety warning whips, wheel chocks, cable protectors and hose bridges. This will be the world’s most extensive and versatile line of safety equipment for the mining, aggregate, and construction industries.

Ariba Powercare is one of the largest distributors of Checkers Industrial Safety Products in Europe and to mark their attendance they will be offering many exclusive show specials available to those who visit them on stand B3 in the pavilion.

If you are interested in finding out more or how to book an appointment, please call Marc Dring or Yvonne Peat on 0190 858 7060. Also, you may e-mail marketing@aribapower.co.uk or visit www.stoneleighpark.com.

The products on display at the show will include:

Wheel Chocks

  • MC1909, MC1910 and MC1912 heavy duty wheel chocks, ideal for use with heavy ground equipment such as haul trucks, loaders, and cranes
  • UC1500-4.5, UC1700, RC450 and RC815 general purpose wheel chocks for use with road trucks, trailers, pick-ups and utility vehicles

Warning Whips

  • 3ft through 10ft lighted and non-lighted safety whips
  • Our most popular warning whip accessories including Heavy Duty Spring Mounts, Magnetic bases and Quick Disconnect kits

Cable Protectors

  • Yellow Jacket®, the original cable protector brand
  • Linebacker®, the most robust and heavy duty line of cable protectors on the market
  • Guard Dog®, the industry’s most versatile and trusted brand of cable protectors

Hose Bridges

  • Diamondback®modular hose bridge systems for up to 6.5″ OD

Ariba Powercare, Checkers Industrial Safety Products European Distributor will be an Exhibitor at Plantworx, the UK’s Newest Construction Event

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting in partnership with UK distributor Ariba Powercare at the Plantworx construction event during May 14th – 16th. The event will be held at Stoneleigh Park Events in Warwickshire, UK’s newest event for the construction industry and will be host to over 250 exhibitors. This event will be the largest gathering for plant and mining equipment companies in 2013.

Ariba Powercare and Checkers Industrial will be showcasing a wide range of safety warning whips, wheel chocks, cable protectors and hose bridges. This will be the world’s most extensive and versatile line of safety equipment for the mining, aggregate, and construction industries.

Ariba Powercare is one of the largest distributors of Checkers Industrial Safety Products in Europe and to mark their attendance they will be offering many exclusive show specials available to those who visit them on stand B3 in the pavilion.

If you are interested in finding out more or how to book an appointment, please call Marc Dring or Yvonne Peat on 0190 858 7060. Also, you may e-mail marketing@aribapower.co.uk or visit www.stoneleighpark.com.

The products on display at the show will include:

Wheel Chocks

  • MC1909, MC1910 and MC1912 heavy duty wheel chocks, ideal for use with heavy ground equipment such as haul trucks, loaders, and cranes
  • UC1500-4.5, UC1700, RC450 and RC815 general purpose wheel chocks for use with road trucks, trailers, pick-ups and utility vehicles

Warning Whips

  • 3ft through 10ft lighted and non-lighted safety whips
  • Our most popular warning whip accessories including Heavy Duty Spring Mounts, Magnetic bases and Quick Disconnect kits

Cable Protectors

  • Yellow Jacket®, the original cable protector brand
  • Linebacker®, the most robust and heavy duty line of cable protectors on the market
  • Guard Dog®, the industry’s most versatile and trusted brand of cable protectors

Hose Bridges

  • Diamondback®modular hose bridge systems for up to 6.5″ OD