Drum Clamp - Forklifts are meant to handle lifting, storing and moving pallets. For facilities which deal with items in drums, you will need to make use of an attachment in order to move, lift and store them. There are several drum forklift attachments that you can acquire for all of your drum lifting requirements. These attachments are specially designed so as to handle drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the product or drum container when they are moved, lifted or stored.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner is accessible in three and four tine designs. They are operational for the unloading and loading of drums off racks, vehicles and drum stands. This particular accessory is totally automatic, hence enabling the person operating it to operate all from the comfort of the forklift seat. Able to move large and extra large plastic drums, steel, its capacity is 210 liters. This particular attachment is intended for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab is fork mounted and is designed with the sole purpose of dealing with steel drums which have rolling hoops. Though the purpose for the design was to handle steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could accommodate the moving of extra large and large plastic drums. Drum capacity maximum is 210 liters for steel drums with rolling hoops and 220 liters for plastic drums.
The drum rotator is another lift truck attachment which mounts onto the blades themselves. Their objective is to lift the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator using a clamp which fits around the center of the drum. The rotation is executed by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is designed for operations that happen beneath shoulder level. For operations which must take place higher than shoulder level, the continuous loop chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are carriage mounted or simple fork accessories. They are designed for stacking and unstacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking involves nothing intricate, merely simple horizontal placement of the drums. The carriage-mounted attachments lessen the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are available both semi-automatic and automatic units which can be used in the open topped and tight head steel drum styles. The drum tongs can also be connected several different ways to the lift truck. One way is to attach them under a fork-mounted hook. Another way is to connect them to a fork-mounted jib or a carriage mounted jib. Either the semi automatic and the automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no need for the individual operating it to ever leave the seat of the lift truck.
Rim Grip Handler
When drums require storage with limited area available, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the ideal choice in drum forklift accessories. This particular attachment would work for both the 210 L drums along with 120 L drums. The Rim Grip Handler operates by utilizing metal jaws to grab the rim of the drum. It lifts the drum and puts it down without needing any space between all of the drums. The average model used in the industry is a zinc-plated handler, even though, this attachment is obtainable in stainless steel for the food and drink industry.
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