Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced the immediate availability of their new lighter weight Monster® MC3000 Series Wheel Chocks for mining and other heavy duty industrial applications. Available in five styles, these heavy duty wheel chocks were re-engineered with a highly durable polyurethane construction that significantly reduced the overall weight of all models - some by as much as 38%. While the lightweight design makes them easier to handle, Monster® MC3000 Series Wheel Chocks have maintained their strength to hold heavy equipment such as loaders, cranes, and haul trucks up to 400 tons.
“We spent many days working directly with mining experts and safety managers to make sure we designed these chocks to fit the specific needs of their industry,” said Jesica Bailey, Product Manager for Checkers Industrial Safety Products. According to Bailey, “Wheel chock weight has always been one the biggest concerns expressed by mine safety managers and our engineering team really delivered a lightweight solution that maintains the superior safety performance of our discontinued MC1900 Series chocks. The MC3000’s are just much easier to handle and position under the tire.”
Additional features of the new MC3000 Series wheel chocks include optional studs for increased traction on snow and ice, ANSI compliant color guidelines on proper chocking and wheel chock placement embedded into the back of each chock, sturdy carrying handles, and replaceable rubber anti-slip traction pads.
The five models include the MC3009, MC3010, MC3011, MC3012, and MC3000. These heavy duty models are designed for vehicles and equipment with tire diameters from 32” up to 165” and gross vehicle operating weights from 30,000 lbs. up to 400 tons. They are built to withstand the harshest working conditions.
Checkers takes the safety of people and property very seriously. According to Ray Torres, President and CEO of Checkers, “We introduced the first heavy duty wheel chocks to the mining industry back in 1984 and have been the industry’s most trusted wheel chock manufacturer for decades. By working with mines to view safety as an investment and not a cost, we’ve become one of their most valued resources.”