Drum Clamps - Forklifts are utilized to handle lifting, storing and moving pallets. For businesses which handle products in drums, you should make use of an attachment in order to store, move and lift them. There are several drum forklift attachments that you could obtain for all your drum lifting requirements. These attachments are specially designed so as to handle drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the item or drum container when they are moved, lifted or stored.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner is offered in three or four tine models. They are operational for the unloading and loading of drums off racks, vehicles and drum stands. This particular accessory is completely automatic, thus enabling the operator to operate all from the comfort of the forklift seat. Able to move steel, large and extra large plastic drums, its capacity is 210 liters. This particular attachment is used 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. Even if the purpose for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could 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 one more forklift attachment which mounts onto the forks themselves. Their purpose is to be able to lift the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator using a clamp which fits around the middle of the drum. The rotation is done by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is intended for operations that occur beneath shoulder level. For operations that must occur over shoulder level, the continuous loop chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are simple fork or carriage mounted attachments. They are designed for stacking and unstacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking requires nothing elaborate, only simple horizontal placement of the drums. The carriage-mounted attachments reduce the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are accessible in semi-automatic and automatic versions. They are used in the open topped or tight head steel drum styles. The drum tongs could be attached in several ways to the lift truck. One way is to attach them beneath a fork-mounted hook. Another way is to connect them to a fork-mounted jib or a carriage mounted jib. Either the automatic and semi-automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no requirement for the one operating it to ever leave the seat of the lift truck.
Rim Grip Handler
When drums need storage space with inadequate area obtainable, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the best alternative in drum forklift accessories. This particular accessory will work for both the 210 L drums along with 120 L drums. The Rim Grip Handler operates by utilizing metal jaws to hold the rim of the drum. It lifts the drum and puts it down without requiring any space between the drums. The typical unit utilized in the trade is a zinc-plated handler, although, this attachment is available in stainless steel for the food and drink industry.
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