Forklifts are designed to deal with moving, lifting and storing pallets. For facilities that handle items inside drums, you must utilize an attachment to be able to store, move and lift them. There are various drum forklift attachments which you could obtain for all of your drum lifting requirements. These attachments are specially used to handle drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the product or drum container when they are stored, moved or lifted.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner can be utilized in order to load and unload drums off of drum stands, vehicles and racks. These are accessible in three or four tine models. This attachment is completely mechanical, hence enabling the operator 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 attachment is designed for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab can be mounted to the forks, with a designed purpose of handling steel drums that have rolling hoops. Though the original purpose for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab can help accommodate plastic drums also. Drum capacity maximum is 210 liters for steel drums with rolling hoops and 220 liters for plastic drums.
The drum rotator is one more lift truck attachment which mounts onto the blades themselves. Their purpose 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 done by either a continuous loop chain or a crank handle. The crank handle is for operations which occur beneath shoulder level. For operations which must happen over shoulder level, the continual circle chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are simple fork or carriage mounted accessories. They are meant for stacking and unstacking 210-liter metal drums. Stacking involves nothing elaborate, only simple horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted enhancements decrease the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs come in both semi-automatic and automatic versions that could be used in the open topped and tight head metal drum kinds. The drum tongs could also be connected in many various ways to the lift truck. One way is to attach them under a fork-mounted hook. One more way is to connect them to a carriage mounted jib or a fork-mounted jib. Both the semi automatic and the automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no need for the person operating it to ever leave the seat of the lift truck.
Rim Grip Handler
Whenever drums require storage space with inadequate spacing obtainable, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the best alternative in drum forklift attachments. This particular attachment would work for both the two hundred ten liter drums in addition to one hundred twenty liter drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by using steel jaws in order to grab the rim of the drum. It picks the drum up and sets it down without requiring any space between all of the drums. The average unit utilized in the business is a zinc-plated handler, though, this particular attachment is accessible in stainless steel for the food and drink industry.
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