Drum Clamp - Forklifts are meant to deal with lifting, storing and moving pallets. For businesses that handle items in drums, you should utilize an attachment to store, move and lift them. There are several drum forklift attachments which you could get for all of your drum storing and moving needs. These attachments are specially used to deal with drum containers - thus there is no risk of damage to the item or drum container when they are lifted, stored or moved.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner can be used in order to load and unload drums off of racks, drum stands and vehicles. These are presented in three and four tine models. This attachment is totally mechanical, hence 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 particular attachment is used for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab can be mounted to the forks, with a designed objective of handling metal drums that have rolling hoops. Even if the original purpose for the design was to handle steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab can help accommodate plastic drums as well. Drum capacity maximum is 220 liters for plastic barrels and 210 for steel drums with rolling hoops.
The drum rotator is a lift truck accessory which mounts on to the blades themselves. The purpose of the drum rotator is to be able to pick up the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum fits in to the rotator using a steel clamp which fits over the center of the drum. The rotation is executed by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is intended for operations which take place below shoulder level. For operations which should take place above shoulder level, the continuous circle chain will be used.
The drum tines are simple fork or carriage mounted accessories. They are intended for stacking and unstacking 210-liter metal drums. Stacking requires nothing intricate, just easy horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted accessories decrease the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are obtainable both automatic and semi-automatic units that could be utilized in the open topped and tight head metal drum kinds. The drum tongs could also be attached several various ways to the lift truck. One method is to attach them underneath a fork-mounted hook. One more way is to attach 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 forklift.
Rim Grip Handler
When drums need storage space with inadequate area obtainable, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the perfect option in drum forklift accessories. This accessory would work for both the 210 L drums in addition to 120 L drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by utilizing metal jaws to be able to hold the rim of the drum. It picks the drum up and sets it down without needing any space between all of the drums. The standard unit used in the industry is a zinc-plated handler, although, this particular accessory is accessible in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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