Forklifts are meant to deal with lifting, storing and moving pallets. For businesses which handle products in drums, you must use an attachment to be able to lift, store and move them. There are several drum forklift accessories that you could get for all of your drum moving, lifting and storing needs. These attachments are specifically utilized to be able to handle drum containers - therefore there is no chance of damage to the item or drum container when they are moved, lifted or stored.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner can be used to load and unload drums off of vehicles, racks, and drum stands. These are existing in three and four tine models. This attachment is completely mechanical, thus 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 accessory is intended for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab could be mounted to the forks, with a designed objective of handling steel drums that have rolling hoops. Though the initial purpose for the design was to deal with 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 one more lift truck accessory that mounts onto the forks themselves. Their objective is to be able to pick up the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator utilizing a clamp that 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 used for operations which happen below shoulder level. For operations that must occur above shoulder level, the continual circle chain will be used.
The drum tines are carriage mounted or simple fork accessories. They are intended for unstacking and stacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking requires nothing elaborate, only simple horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted accessories reduce the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are accessible both automatic and semi-automatic models that could be utilized in the tight head and open topped steel drum kinds. The drum tongs can also be connected several different ways to the forklift. One way is to connect them underneath a fork-mounted hook. One more way is to connect 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 requirement for the person operating it to ever leave the seat of the forklift.
Rim Grip Handler
Whenever drums require storage space with limited spacing obtainable, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the ideal choice in drum forklift accessories. This attachment will work for either the 210 L drums as well as 120 L drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by utilizing metal jaws so as to grab the rim of the drum. It lifts the drum and puts it down without needing any space between all the drums. The average model utilized in the industry is a zinc-plated handler, though, this particular attachment comes available in stainless steel for the food and drink industry.
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