Forklift Mounted Drum Handling
Do you handle drums and barrels on a regular basis? Do you own a forklift truck? If your answer is yes to both of these questions then we have some simple drum handling equipment which will speed up the process of your entire drum and barrel handling needs, quickly, easily, safely and cost efficiently. Browse the collection of forklift mounted drum handling products below you will find a great variety to handle drums in various ways, from simple lifting to rotating to empty.
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 AvailableWe 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 & DG720 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.