Drum Clamp - Forklifts are designed to deal with lifting, storing and moving pallets. For companies that handle items inside drums, you must use an attachment so as to lift, store and move them. There are several drum forklift attachments that you can obtain for all your drum storing, moving and lifting needs. These attachments are specifically meant in order to handle drum containers - therefore there is no chance of damage to the product or drum container when they are lifted, stored or moved.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner is available in three and four tine designs. They are operational for the unloading and loading of drums off drum stands, racks and vehicles. This accessory is completely mechanical, therefore allowing the individual operating it to be able to operate all from the comfort of the lift truck 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 objective of dealing with steel drums that have rolling hoops. Even though the reason for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab can accommodate the transporting of large and extra 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 forklift attachment which mounts onto the blades themselves. Their purpose is to be able to lift the drum and turn it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator with a clamp which fits around the middle of the drum. The rotation is done by either a continuous loop chain or a crank handle. The crank handle is utilized for operations which happen beneath shoulder level. For operations that must occur higher than shoulder level, the continuous circle chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are simple fork or carriage mounted accessories. They are designed for stacking and unstacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking involves nothing intricate, only simple horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted enhancements lessen the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are available both automatic and semi-automatic models which could be used in the tight head and open topped steel drum kinds. The drum tongs could even be attached in many various ways to the forklift. One way is to connect them beneath a fork-mounted hook. Another way is to attach them to a fork-mounted jib or a carriage mounted jib. Both the semi automatic and the automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no requirement for the person operating it to ever leave the seat of the lift truck.
Rim Grip Handler
The Rip Grip Drum Handler is the best alternative for lift truck attachments, whenever there is a necessity to stockpile drums with limited area obtainable. This particular attachment could be used on either one hundred twenty liter and two hundred ten litter drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by utilizing steel jaws in order to hold the rim of the drum. It picks the drum up and puts it down without requiring any space between all the drums. The average unit in the trade is a zinc-plated handler, even though, this accessory comes accessible in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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