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Established in 1983, Railtraction Engineering (Pty) Ltd, having celebrated 25 years of existence in 2008, has become a household name amongst South African Fire and Emergency Services.

With a well established product range consisting of Internationally acknowledged brand names such as AMKUS, Paratech, Tempest etc., the company has proven itself delivering a world class service to every client, every time, on time.

Vehicle Stabilisation Strut System (VSS)

Rapid Response Vehicles need to secure a MVA scene before starting rescue operations.


Ensuring vehicle stability, the VSS provides the most stable platform before rescue operations commence.

Kodiak Vehicle Stabilisation Strut System

The Kodiak strut stores in a ready-to-go configuration. Simply add the appropriate extension, set the positive lock pin after extending the rod, and attach the hook to the vehicle then tighten the ratchet strap. Each Kodiak strut can be in place and stabilizing the vehicle in less than one minute.

Simple: The end attachment and extensions can quickly be added or removed. Each Kodiak strut has only one pin making it simple to set up. Each strut can be adjusted from 27” up to 87”. Kodiak struts are designed to be easy to use and quick to set up.

Lightweight: Kodiak struts are made of a lightweight aluminium alloy. The entire kit weighs less than 50 lbs. Similar steel kits can weigh up to 140 lbs


The Kodiak Vehicle Stabilasation Strut System consists of:

  • 2 x Kodiak vehicle struts 27 – 42”;
  • 2 x 15” Extensions;
  • 2 x 30” Extensions;
  • 2 x Ratchet straps c/w hook;
  • 2 x Diamond bases;
  • 1 x Carry case.
Kodiak Vehicle Stabilisation Strut System