Forklift Mounted Drum Handling Solutions
Forklift mounted drum handling equipment is used in many areas; breweries would find them most useful for handling their beer kegs / barrels; the agricultural industry for storing and transporting fertilizers and feed, crude oil drums, chemicals and anywhere that drums and barrels are frequently handled.
The type of drum which you will be handling will play a major part in your choice of attachment because some products can only handle certain types, steel, plastic or mauser/egg shaped are the most popular drum types used today. The size of the drum and the weight when full also has great relevancy when considering which drum equipment to choose. The type of forklift truck you have, it’s lifting capacity and particularly the length and width of your forks should also be checked against the specifications of the attachment to ensure they will fit and are able to handle the weight.
Types of Forklift Mounted Drum Attachments Available
We have a wide range of drum handling equipment suitable for mounting to a forklift truck; the majority are specially designed with fork pockets to slide onto the existing forks of the truck and secured with two screw clamps. We do have another option, the CDH lifter
which does not fit to the forks but to the main carriage of the truck, this facilitates the need to remove the forks from the truck first. Perfect if drum handling is all that your forklift is going to be used for.
Some models can handle a single drum whilst others can handle two at a time like the DG20 model
. There are various options available which allow you to lift your drum from different points– top, middle, bottom or by the rim or a combination of these.
Most models work as grabs, where the attachment will be positioned under a rim found midway down on steel drums; there are some models which will grab egg shaped drums from the bottom like the fully automatic FDHM grab
. Then we have the DG360
drum handlers which grip the top rim of the drum whilst supporting the lower portion, these are great for use with tightly packed drums.
One of the simplest designs is the fork tines
which lift drums horizontally and are great for stacking/un-stacking. Our drum positioning model the DR400
can manipulate drums in different orientations; they can lift up in a vertical position and set down in a horizontal position or vice-versa.
We also have 3 models which facilitate the rotating of the drum, the SDR-DS
; the DTR-DS
and the HK285a
. These can be used to aid emptying or to change the orientation - lift vertically and stack horizontally.
Other Drum Handling Equipment
If you don’t own a forklift truck but need to handle drums more effectively then take a look at some of our other methods of drum handling
. We can supply drum trucks
and drum lifters
in many different forms to facilitate the handling of different types of drums in different ways. So whatever your drum handling needs we can help, if you can’t find what you are looking for then give us a call and let us know we can usually source the item you require.
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