Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

5 Reasons to Recover, not Replace, Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 12, 2021 11:36:05 AM

Forklifts are the workhorses of any warehouse. A variety of clamp attachments have been developed to help forklift operators more efficiently move uniquely-shaped cartons, light boxes, paper rolls, etc. Almost all of these attachments are made of a metal substrate, which is subjected to intense wear-and-tear unless properly protected. That’s where we come in. Covering clamp attachments with rubber pads has endless benefits for any warehouse or business that frequently relies on forklifts. Let’s take a look:

  • Improved Material Handling

We use a ribbed rubber to cover clamp attachments, effectively creating a padding that protects whatever material is being handled. Movements are cushioned and grip is improved by the texture and thickness of the rubber pad. When the ribbing on the pad begins to wear down to reveal the metal substrate, the product can begin to slip or shift in transit. It is imperative to invest in only the most long-lasting rubber pads on the market.

  • Durability

When covering clamps, we use our proprietary Endurawear Urethane blend that is designed specifically to withstand the ongoing wear-and-tear of applications such as this. Built tough and tailored to last, you can’t beat Endurawear. If you’re worried that recovering your clamp pads will somehow reduce the value or functionality of the clamp- don’t worry. We create a nearly unbreakable bond between substrate and pad, leaving your equipment running just like new...or better!

  • Less Waste

Substrate ALWAYS outlasts the rubber. So why throw away a perfectly good, functioning substrate when you can simply recover it with a fresh rubber pad? We love the moment that our customers realize they don’t have to completely replace an expensive piece of equipment. Just recover it!

  • Less Expensive

We all have a bottom line, and we take pride in the fact that we help our customers to save significant money when it comes to the maintenance and functionality of their equipment. The cost of recovering clamp pads is a jaw-dropping one-third the cost of replacing them. What will you do with all the money you save by recovering your clamp pads with Sioux Rubber?

  • Timesaver

Don’t get stuck in an endless queue, waiting on parts from your OEM. Time is an important commodity for any warehouse, and we know how far it sets our customers back when they aren’t able to use their equipment to the fullest potential. Sioux Rubber & Urethane is a small enough company to be nimble and responsive, and we have been recovering clamp pads for 30 years. We do good work-- and we do it fast. Because we use the original pad’s mounting holes, there’s no question that the end result will be a perfect fit. Right on time.

 We love providing products that solve problems for our customers. Keep your forklifts operating at their best, while saving time, money, and resources. Curious about how to get your clamps recovered with Sioux Rubber & Urethane? Call us for a quote today!

Topics: Clamp Pads, Forklift Forks, Clamp pad recovery