Drum Lifters, Grabbers, & Tilters
Drum lifters are specially designed to securely grip and safely lift drums throughout lifting, moving, and discharging operations. Drum lifters and tilters are the perfect material handling solution for lifting applications where drums must be lifted, and their contents poured out or dumped. Each drum lifter is ergonomically designed for precise rotation and offers the safest way to discharge or dump the contents of a drum.
All drum handling equipment can be modified to lift and tilt a variety of drum sizes and weights, including 55 gallon drums. Drum lifters can also be modified to handle drums used for hazardous materials.
At Tri-State Rigging Equipment we specialize in providing custom designed and fabricated below the hook drum handling equipment. We can also provide you with any standard “off the shelf” drum handling equipment. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you don’t know exactly what you need, call or email our sales team to speak with a below the hook product specialist.
Types of Drum Lifters
Below the hook drum lifters and tilters mainly differ in two ways:
- How the tipping is actuated
- How the device grips the drum
The gripping and tipping of drum lifters and tilters can be operated either manually or by a motor. Manually operated drum lifters can also be equipped with an optional hand chain which allows the drum to be rotated when the device is out of the operator’s reach.
Furthermore, below the hook drum lifters either grip the drum using compressive forces around the circumference of the drum, or by cradling the drum around the top, bottom and sides. Drum handlers which use compressive forces work with 55 gallon drums, as well as many other drum styles and sizes. However, they cannot be used to lift fiber or plastic drums.
Cradling drum handlers also work with 55 gallon drums, as well as many other drum styles and sizes, but unlike compressing drum tilters, cradling drum tilters can be used to lift and tilt both plastic and fiber drums. Drum grabbers that cradle the drum are perfect for lifting and tilting drums that are either damaged or cannot withstand high compression.
Engineered Product Warning
Tri-State Rigging Equipment is a custom designer, manufacturer, service provider and distributor for all below the hook drum handling equipment, including drum lifters, drum tilters, and drum grabbers, serving clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and especially focused in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma.