SCC Traction Product Comparisons

The following data is based on tests performed by independent testing agencies (Tüv Rheinland, Tüv Österreich, Ingenieurschule Biel) or by Security Chain. Co.

SCC Traction Product Comparison Chart

Round rod diamond link

Cable chain

Square rod diamond link

Test performed

Vehicle

SCC product

Road surface

88%
100%
116%
Traction
Passenger
Iceman Z6
Ice
100%
107%
Braking
Passenger
Iceman Z6
Ice
100%
110%
Traction
Light Truck
Iceman Z LT
Snow
100%
108%
Traction
Truck
Icebear Z
Snow

The Z-Family consists of Iceman Z6™ (for passenger cars), Iceman Z8™ (for light trucks) and Icebear Z™ (for trucks and buses). All offer decisive advantages compared to traditional winter traction products.


Class SCLEARANCE

Z-Products can be used for modern vehicles with very limited clearance. They have little throw off and therefore need less space than traditional chains. Iceman Z6™ is specially designed for extremely limited clearance on the inside of car tyres and only needs 6mm on the inside tyre wall.


APPROVED TRACTION PERFORMACE

Based on comparison tests done by independent testing agencies (Ingenieurschule Biel, Tüv Rheinland, Tüv Österreich, for the approval in Switzerland, GS-Mark in Germany and Ö-Norm for Austria.

Please see the top of this page for a traction performance testing chart.


EASY INSTALLATION

Given a choice, everyone would prefer to stay clean and spend as little time as necessary installing his or her winter traction product. SCC’s Z-family is designed with that in mind and that means fast and easy installation.The installation of Iceman Z6 and Z8 neither requires moving the vehicle nor the retightening of the chain.


SMOOTH RIDE

The Z-family offers a smooth, quiet ride due to the combination of traction coils, rubber tensioners and Z-design.


LIGHT WEIGHT

The lightweight construction of the Z-family (up to 50% less than tradional link style chain) makes handling and installation much easier.


DurabilityDURABILITY

SCC traction coils have uniform wear. Combined with the use of high quality alloy steel, the Z-family achieves very high durability.

 


Z TrackSUPPORTS ABS

With the Z-design both tyre and cable chain have constant contact with the road which means that tyre and cable chain provide the necessary grip for all situations. This is especially important under changing road conditions and for vehicles with ABS.


RISK OF DAMAGE FOR YOUR VEHICLE

All winter traction products have wear and tear corresponding to the way they are used. If a cable chain breaks as a result of the wear and tear, there is much less damage to be expected than with a traditional steel link chain. Only the light weight steel cable remains on the wheel, the traction coils will fall off on the ground.