Drum Clamp - Forklifts are meant to handle moving, lifting and storing pallets. For facilities which deal with products in drums, you have to utilize an attachment to be able to store, move and lift them. There are several drum forklift attachments that you can acquire for all of your drum moving, lifting and storing requirements. These attachments are specifically meant to be able to handle drum containers - hence there is no chance of damage to the item or drum container whenever they are moved, lifted or stored.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner is available in three and four tine designs. They are used for the loading and unloading of drums off vehicles, drum stands and racks. This particular accessory is completely mechanical, therefore allowing the individual operating it 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 meant for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab is fork mounted and is designed with the sole objective of handling steel drums that have rolling hoops. Even if the reason for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could accommodate the moving of large and extra large plastic drums. Drum capacity maximum is 220 liters for plastic barrels and 210 for steel drums with rolling hoops.
The drum rotator is one more forklift attachment which mounts onto the blades themselves. Their purpose is to be able to lift the drum and rotate 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 meant for operations that occur below shoulder level. For operations that must happen over shoulder level, the continuous circle chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are carriage mounted or simple fork accessories. They are used for unstacking and stacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking involves nothing fancy, only easy horizontal placement of the drums. The carriage-mounted attachments lessen the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are available both automatic and semi-automatic units that could be used in the tight head and open topped steel drum kinds. The drum tongs could also be attached several different ways to the forklift. One way is to connect them under a fork-mounted hook. One more way is to connect them to a carriage mounted jib or a fork-mounted jib. Either the automatic and semi-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
The Rip Grip Drum Handler is the optimal alternative for lift truck accessories, when there is a need to stockpile drums with limited area available. This particular attachment could be used on both 120L and 210L drums. The Rim Grip Handler works by using steel jaws in order to grab the edge of the drum. It picks the drum up and puts it down without needing any room between all of the drums. The average unit in the business is a zinc-plated handler, even if, this attachment comes available in stainless steel for the food and drink industry.
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