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The SUMO Glove is a forklift operations safety product which is proven to significantly reduce damage, related costs and enhance Health and Safety provisions.
Made of an industrial grade polyurathane, the SUMO Glove is bonded to the forks and replaces the hard steel with a material that has a unique cushioning effect, designed to greatly reduce product pallet and racking damage while enhancing safety without affecting the operation effectiveness of the truck.
This short educational video shows the correct method of fitting the SUMOGlove to ensure it cannot be separated from the fork without huge effort.
SUMOGlove Briefing Document
We have been using the SUMOGloves on our Forklifts since the middle of 2008 and have effectively reduced fork tip damage to our products to Zero.
Damage caused by fork tip damage used to equate to an average of £400 per incident, so by fitting the SafeFork product they pay for themselves every time they are used.
We trial fitted three sets of Sumo gloves on our busiest Fork Lift Trucks and found that stab damage reduced by almost £1000 a week. So we had our maintenance staff trained in fitting gloves, and now hold Sumo gloves as stock items.
If you have a need to reduce stab and drag damage, or have better visibility of the fork ends, or need to push items carefully, then I would say try them for yourselves and just reap the benefits.