Sometimes, the load rests upon the shank of the fork during transport. In these cases, transported goods and the fork shank must be protected from damage. secutex fork-shank protection with foam padding is designed for careful load transportation. The degree of compression of the foam is dependent upon the collision. The foam reforms after the stress has subsided. Usages include, e.g. transport of sensitive dry walls, roofing tiles, etc. The fork-shank can be fastened with a steel belt to the back of the fork and can be easily exchanged.