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 Horizontal Drum Lifting Tongs Contact DTG-H

Horizontal Drum Lifting Tongs Contact DTG-H

The lifting and moving of drums is usually accomplished by grabbing the drum and lifting in a vertical position, however there are times when you may wish to lift your drums in a horizontal position such as for placing or removing from storage, when they have been stacked horizontally.
  • Brand:: Contact
  • Product Code: Contact DTG-H
  • Availability: In Stock

Call 01384 76961 for price.

More about the Horizontal Drum Lifting Tongs DTG-H

Semi-automatic in operation the DTG-H drum tongs are easy to use and operate. Designed for use with 210 litre steel drums and also the plastic L & XL ring variety with a bottom rim. They possess a maximum 500kg lifting capacity; they rely on the weight of the drum to apply the necessary forces to the tongs to hold in place and therefore should not be used with empty drums.

They can be attached to a crane or hoist hook via the incorporated lifting eye to facilitate the lifting process. Made from mild steel and finished with a vivid yellow colouring for good visibility the DTG-H complies to the latest health and safety regulations and will be delivered to you fully tested and certified.

How to use the DTG-H Horizontal Drum Tongs

The lifting eye makes it easy to fit the tongs to a hook on a lifting device; this could be oh a hoist, crane or even a yoke/hook attachment on a fork lift truck. The tongs are slung underneath the lifting device for unhindered operation.

Using the lever, lock the tongs in the open position and then move until located directly over the drum which should already be horizontal. Now you can lower the tongs centrally over the drum until the end grabs have passed over the top and bottom rims of the drum. The locking lever can now be disengaged and the grabs will move inwards, resting on the drum. Slowly lift up and the grabs will automatically locate under the drum rims where is will grab firmly until the weight is taken off the tongs by setting down.

Because of the simplistic design and minimal moving parts, maintenance is easy and servicing can be kept to a minimum.

Other Drum Handling and Lifting Solutions.

Whatever your lifting needs, you will be able to find a product to suit from Lifting Gear Direct. Our collection of drum handling equipment is extensive with models to handle the different types of drums in various ways. We can also supply additional equipment you may require to complete the task such as shackles and hooks. We can provide many other types of lifting grabs and clamps for lifting other materials as well as any type of hoisting device. Our mobile gantry systems are made to your requirements and can be used in drum handling applications; the gantry, fitted with a hoist or and trolley can be taken directly to the drums, where they can be lifted and moved along the length of the beam. Do not move a mobile gantry whilst loaded!

Get in Touch with us

Do you require some additional advice before making your decision on which product will suit best? No problem; call us on 01384 76961 and speak to us about your requirements and we will guide you towards the best solution. If a price is all you need then you can use the request a quote function; otherwise you can email us here.

Model Capacity (KG) Drum Type  Weight (KG)
DTG-H 500 1 & 2 8

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