Forklift attachments for Drum Handling allow the popular 45 gallon 210 litre drums to be safely moved and tilted using these attachments designed to fit most commercial forklifts. Various models exist, including the use of cranks to assist in turning the drums to facilitate emptying.

Forklift Mounted Drum Lifter

Regardless of access the Crane Slung Drum Tilter allows the safe discharge from steel and plastic drums with minimal ease within any confined space, with the option of crank handle or looped chain for low or elevated level controlled discharge.

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

Operation

  • Suspend the Drum Tilter from the lifting eye, with a suitable lifting attachment.
  • Rotate the pressed hoop so that it is horizontal with the finished floor level.
  • Position pressed half hoop between the two centre ribs of the drum also ensuring that the 3-slide prevention plates are within the ribs.
  • Insert each strap into ratchet and pull tight.
  • Fully tighten both straps ensuring a minimum of 2 rotations of the spindle, a maximum of 3 and snap into ratchet housing.
  • The attachment is now ready for use.

Standard Features

  • Robust gearbox allowing drum to be locked and held at any angle
  • Three point mechanical restraints to prevent drum slippage
  • Twin 50 mm wide webbing strap with ratchet restraint
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features

  • Plastic drum adaptor
  • Fork mounting frame

 

ModelCapacity (kg)Weight (kg)C of G (mm)Mounting TypeType of Control
ICTL-1.03605050CraneCrank Handle
ICTL-2.03607550CraneLooped Chain

Forklift mounted crank drum tilter

forklift cranked drum tilter

An Ideal attachment where front to rear drum rotation is not possible due to constraints of the application or with the type of forklift used i.e. restriction of fork spread or fixed forks. The Drum rotates left to right through 360 degrees via a manual Crank Handle and is restrained into place via two ratchet webbing straps.

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

Operation

  • The Fork Mounted Drum Tilter should be inspected weekly for general condition with particular attention paid to: A – All weld points, B – Wear and distortion of fork pockets and heel pin attachments, C – Any damaged/worn components, D – General condition of ratchet webbing strap (NOTE: Do not use straps which are showing signs of tears, cuts, nicks or damage. Avoid chemical contact with the Polyester webbing. Avoid exposure to excessive heat), E – Security of bearing and gearbox.
  • Damage or failure must be reported and rectified immediately before re-use of the attachment.
  • General surface rusting especially in the critical areas should be treated with proprietary inhibitors, primers and paint regularly.
  • Bearing and gearbox should be kept free of debris and lightly greased.
  • This product is certified for twelve (12) months from the date of manufacture after which it is the customer’s responsibility to have the product re-tested at an approved testing facility or inspected and logged in a register by a competent person as advised by the HSE.

Standard Features

  • Robust gearbox allowing drum to be locked and held at any angle
  • Continuous mechanical restraint to prevent drum slippage
  • Twin 50 mm wide webbing straps with ratchet restraint
  • Maximum fork section 125 x 50 mm at 412 mm centres
  • Zinc Plate Twist Screws for safe attachment to truck
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features

  • Plastic drum adaptor
ModelCapacity (kg)Weight (kg)C of G (mm)Mounting TypeType of Control
IDTL-3.0.36090830ForkCrank Handle

Fork Mounted Drum Tilter

forklift mounted drum tilter

Regardless of access, the Fork Mounted Drum Tilter allows the safe discharge from steel and plastic drums with minimal ease within any confined space, with the option of crank handle or looped chain for low or elevated level controlled discharge.

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

Operation

  • Position the forks to the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  • Remove the heel pins from the attachment.
  • Drive the forks into the fork pockets.
  • Insert fork pocket heel pins directly behind the heel of the fork and attach safety lynch pin into hole provided.
  • Rotate the pressed hoop so that it is horizontal with the fork pockets.
  • Position pressed half hoop between the two centre ribs of the drum also ensuring that the 3-slide prevention plates are within the ribs.
  • Insert each strap into ratchet and pull tight.
  • Fully tighten both straps ensuring a minimum of 2 rotations of the spindle, a maximum of 3 and snap into ratchet housing.
  • The attachment is now ready for use.

Standard Features

  • Robust gearbox allowing drum to be locked and held at any angle
  • Three point mechanical restraints to prevent drum slippage
  • Twin 50 mm wide webbing strap with ratchet restraint
  • Maximum fork section 125 x 50 mm at 801 mm centres
  • Zinc plated heel pins for safe attachment to truck
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features

  • Plastic drum adaptor
ModelCapacity (kg)Weight (kg)C of G (mm)Mounting TypeType of Control
IDTL-1.036070560ForkCrank Handle
IDTL-2.036095560ForkLooped Chain

Forklift Mounted Drum Rim Grip

forklift mounted drum rim grip

The fully automatic Rim Grip is versatile and efficient for the movement of a wide variety of steel and plastic drums that are either open or closed topped. The hardened steel jaws lift from the rim of the drum thus allowing the safe movement of both new and damaged drums.

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

Operation

  • Position the forks the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  • Drive forks fully into the fork pockets ensuring thumb screws are suitably retracted.
  • Tighten thumb screws on to forks ensuring that they are adequately tightened.
  • Raise forks so Rim Grip clears the ground and lower jaw of the Rim Grip head is slightly below the Drum Rim.
  • Once positioned move forward and raise the forks slowly and in the same motion until the drum is correctly ‘hooked on’ (a slight forward tilt on the mast is acceptable to assist the hooking on).
  • Raise the forks until the drum sufficiently clears the ground/racking and tilt the mast back so that the Rim Grip pillar is vertical (a slight backward tilt also assists drum clearance).
  • The fork lift can now be manoeuvred safely with the drum attached.
  • To release the drum lower the forks until both the jaws are released and clear of Drum Rim.
  • The Rim Grip is now ready for use again.

Standard Features

  • Fully automatic without the driver leaving the safety of his seat
  • Ideal for transporting over rough ground
  • Zinc plated twist screws for safe attachment to truck
  • Maximum fork section 125 x 50 mm at 620 mm centres
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features

  • Rubber pads to drum hoop to limit damage to drum
  • Stainless steel for zoned areas
ModelCapacity (kg)Weight (kg)C of G (mm)LLC (mm)No of Drums
IRG-175070850Fork Length + 2401
IRG-2150090630Fork Length + 2402

Forklift Mounted Drum Lifter

forklift mounted drum lifter

The Fork Mounted Drum Lifter provides a simple yet effective method of moving steel drums in a safe and controlled manner which is aimed at the small volume drum user.

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

Operation

  • Position the forks the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  • Fully engage forks into fork pockets and tighten thumb screws fully onto forks.
  • Drive towards the intended drum with drum lifter arms positioned between the middle two ribs on the drum.
  • Once the tip of the drum lifter arms touch the drum, continue to drive forward whilst lowering the mast.
  • Once fully engaged remain stationary and raise the mast. The drum lifter will automatically lock underneath the top rib.
  • The drum lifter is now ready for use.
  • To release the drum, place the drum on the floor, lower the mast and reverse away.

Standard Features

  • Fully automatic without the driver leaving the safety of his seat
  • Minimum moving parts for low maintenance
  • Zinc plated twist screws for safe attachment to truck
  • Maximum fork section 125 x 50 mm at 408 centres
  • Painted bright orange for safety
ModelCapacity (kg)Weight (kg)C of G (mm)LLC (mm)No of Drums
IDL-150046515Fork Length + 70mm1
IDL-2100060500Fork Length + 70mm2

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