Forklifts are truly designed to move, lift and store products placed on pallets. For companies which utilize drums, they usually need an attachment so as to deal with lifting, moving and storing them. There are several different attachments which a company could utilize for all your drum storing, lifting and moving needs. These attachments are particularly utilized so as to handle drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the product or drum container when they are lifted, stored or moved.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner could be utilized to load and unload drums off of racks, drum stands and vehicles. These are available in three or four tine models. This attachment is fully mechanical, hence enabling the the one operating it to be able to operate all from the comfort of the lift truck seat. Able to move steel, large and extra large plastic drums, its capacity is 210 liters. This particular accessory is intended for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab can be mounted to the forks, with a designed objective of handling steel drums which have rolling hoops. Even if the initial purpose for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could help accommodate plastic drums also. Drum capacity maximum is 220 liters for plastic barrels and 210 for steel drums with rolling hoops.
The drum rotator is another forklift accessory that mounts onto the forks themselves. Their objective is to be able to pick up the drum and turn it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator with a clamp which fits around the center of the drum. The rotation is executed by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is meant for operations which happen below shoulder level. For operations that must happen higher than shoulder level, the continuous circle chain will be utilized.
Drum tines are simple fork mounted attachment which could be intended for unstacking or stacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking requires nothing fancy, just easy horizontal placement of the drums. The carriage-mounted enhancements lessen the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs come in both automatic and semi-automatic units that could be utilized in the open topped and tight head metal drum styles. The drum tongs can also be attached in many various ways to the lift truck. One method 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. 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
Whenever drums require storage space with inadequate area accessible, the Rim Grip Drum Handler is the ideal option in drum forklift attachments. This particular attachment would work for both the two hundred ten liter drums along with one hundred twenty liter drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by utilizing steel jaws to be able to grab the rim of the drum. It lifts the drum and sets it down without needing any room between all of the drums. The average unit utilized in the trade is a zinc-plated handler, even though, this particular accessory is available in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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