Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy storage cylinders whether steel or plastic. There's a huge number of them that make up the range we offer, but this blog will walk you through the basics of the operation and why our truck is the best 'essential' solution.

Drum Handling Equipment is constituted according to the standard quality and provides work as per the customers' specifications. Known for industrial features like durability, performance, and long life service. This type of material handling equipment can be bespoke designed as per the client’s choice and work needs or simply off-the-shelf. If a business requirement is the moving, warehousing, and pouring of goods contained in this holding item, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct handling equipment will also enhance workflow and worker safety. Selecting the best handling equipment for these goods in a workplace is not a one-size-fit-all solution, rather we have to remember that every business is different, and there are different types of handling equipment for a variety of requirements:

  • The portable jacks are compact and ergonomic. The grapple system carries the holding item into the steel saddle securely before elevating it. The container is held in an upward position during movement, which permits for the transport of open drums without worrying about spillage.
  • You can get a version that has rotator/lifter/transporter which makes it a three-in-one device. This model originates with a hand pump that can raise containers from ground level to a height of 68 inches. The hand gear controls the controlled 360-degree rotation of the item.
  • Rotating goods holding carts can manage loads up to 1,000 pounds. The rotating container trolley highlights two retractable handles for smooth one-person operation.
  • Clutches latch around the container and are handled with cranes or forklifts. The safety latch binds the equipment it's holding when it is in motion. The clutches is made of heavy steel to enable for durable transport.
  • The curved frame contains 5-gallon pails and kegs and can handle loads up to 800 pounds. If your business requires you to continually move items and other equipment by hand, this machine will save a lot of time and power.


Why the LES Hydraulic Drum Truck Trolley is the perfect 'essential' solution:

The LES Hydraulic Drum Truck Trolley is perfect for lifting and moving steel container cylinders up to 250kg in weight, and with its lightweight design of only 42kg, it is sure to make the transportation process easy. Each trolley facilitates a single operator to pick up a barrel that is either full or empty with minimal effort, no strain, and completely safe. The clamp mechanism is straightforward to position and grabs the equipment by its top rim, and this means that the operator does not require to maneuver or even touch the container by hand- ideal in a current society where touching of surfaces can be sensitive and in environments where sanitisation is essential. A touch-sensitive release valve lowers the goods carefully back to the ground. This trolley comes completely assembled, features a top rim grabbing mechanism while the lifting functionality is presented by a hydraulic pump system comparable to that of a pallet truck.


The Benefits of Using the LES moving equipment:

  • A safer workplace: We know that when holding containers get full they are heavy and are often packed with hazardous liquids. Transferring them can be difficult for a worker or multiple workers to shift manually, and attempting to do so can lead to damages, accidents, and spills. Utilising the LES Hydraulic Drum Tuck Trolley process becomes more comfortable, safeguarding employees, and creating a safe workspace.
  • Enhanced productivity: When workers can handle this equipment effortlessly, more work is accomplished at a faster rate. Owing to the same, a business can expect a significant boost in productivity, because now the business can produce more and achieve more during the workday.
  • Greater effectiveness: This handling equipment makes moving and pouring items much more manageable. When workers don’t have to fight through the handling, they can do the job quicker and get more done in the same amount of time.
  • Worker satisfaction: Happy workers get more done, make their job easier and they will work faster and be happier.

How to Move Steel versions with our own LES mover:

  1. Engage the trolley with what it needs to lift by steering it by the rear handle.
  2. With the beak-type Safety First spring loaded locking mechanism in the lowest position pull the black lever back and engage the beak of the mechanism around the top rim of the steel container.
  3. Ensure the safety release valve is closed (this automatically closes when you let go of it due to the spring-loaded safey mechanism, however it is best practise to always check it is securely closed to avoid accidental lowering once loaded).
  4. Begin lifting using the rear steering handle which doubles up as a pump for the hydraulic ram which lifts the upper section of the mast that raises the goods from the ground.
  5. Transport the drum to the desired location at the lowest possible height for added safety.
  6. Once in position gently turn the pressure relief valve (you can see this separate handle with black star shaped grip next to the steering handle) this lowers the goods back to the ground and can be gently controlled. If setup correctly (always test and check the manual) the pressure relief valve will automatically close when the user lets go.
  7. Disengage the top locking mechanism with the handle and you're free to handle more items.

Some of its features include:

  • They are ideally suited to moving and lifting 210-liter versions.
  • Safety First- Locking mechanism holds to the top of the container securely and safely.
  • There is a smooth movement of drums owing to the two large rollers and one rear steering caster wheel.
  • Two fixed wheels and one castor wheel fitted with a safety brake.
  • For use with steel versions of this equipment
  • Fully assembled