Forklifts are really designed to store, move and lift products placed on pallets. For companies which use drums, they usually need an attachment so as to handle moving, storing and lifting them. There are a few various attachments which a company can utilize for all of your drum moving, storing and lifting requirements. These attachments are specially utilized to deal with drum containers - thus 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 offered in three and four tine models. They are operational for the loading and unloading of drums off vehicles, drum stands and racks. This attachment is completely automatic, thus allowing the individual operating it to be able to operate all from the comfort of the forklift seat. Able to move large and extra large plastic drums, steel, its capacity is 210 liters. This accessory is used for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab is fork mounted and is designed with the sole purpose of handling steel drums that have rolling hoops. Even if the purpose for the design was to handle steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could accommodate the moving of extra large and large plastic drums. Drum capacity maximum is 220 liters for plastic barrels and 210 for steel drums with rolling hoops.
The drum rotator is actually a lift truck accessory which mounts on to the forks themselves. The purpose of the drum rotator is to be able to lift the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum fits in to the rotator with a steel clamp that fits over the middle of the drum. The rotation is done by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is used for operations which occur below shoulder level. For operations that must take place higher than shoulder level, the continuous circle chain will be utilized.
The drum tines are carriage mounted or simple fork attachments. They are utilized for stacking and unstacking 210-liter metal drums. Stacking involves nothing fancy, only easy horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted accessories decrease the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs come in both automatic and semi-automatic units that can be used in the tight head and open topped metal drum styles. The drum tongs can also be attached several different ways to the lift truck. One method is to connect them beneath a fork-mounted hook. Another way is to attach 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 requirement for the operator to ever leave the seat of the lift truck.
Rim Grip Handler
When drums need storage space with inadequate spacing obtainable, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the perfect alternative in drum forklift accessories. This accessory would work for either the 210 L drums along with 120 L drums. The Rim Grip Handler operates by utilizing steel jaws to be able to hold the rim of the drum. It picks the drum up and sets it down without requiring any space between the drums. The average model utilized in the business is a zinc-plated handler, even if, this accessory is obtainable in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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