The manual handling of drums can be awkward, inefficient and sometime rather dangerous, and Lifting Equipment Store supplies a range of drum handling equipment to make moving, turning, weighing or lifting a drum a lot easier. Our hydraulic drum trucks and lifters are designed for specific activities, like tipping, turning, loading and unloading, and we have plenty of models to choose between.

The Raptor DA40B Hydraulic Drum Stacker and Rotator guarantees a smooth, simple lift every time, and it can transport drums up to 55 gallons. This model uses a reliable and compact mechanism system to fix securely onto the drum, while it allows for vertical and horizontal locked positions.

The Raptor DT250 is suited to transporting and lifting 210 litre drums, while the locking mechanism grips to the top of the drum securely and safely. The DTW250 is another quality option and it’s ideal for unloading from Euro pallets. The spring loaded steel jaws provide a secure grip to the top lip of the drum, while a straddle leg allows for picking up and lowering on a Euro pallet. The DTR250 250kg Ride On Hydraulic Drum Truck raises and lowers drums with ease, thanks to the clever claw grab. This four wheel design delivers manoeuvrability, but if you’re looking for a high lift model then you have to consider the Raptor DT400.

This model is ideal for lifting and moving poly, steel or fibre drums (up to 85 Gallons), while the adjustable casters allow for the adjustment of pallet sizes. The spring loaded clamp securely holds any rimmed drum, whilst you get maximum stability thanks to the precision roller bearing. The specialist DTF450 Gator Grip model is can swiftly load and unload loading and unloading pallets with drums of up to 450kg (210 Litres). It can also remove drums form the corner of contaminant skids.

A quality economy drum lifter from Raptor is the WA30B, and this model benefits from a super lifting height, so it’s regularly used to lift drums into cars and vans and small lorries. There is little effort required with this loader, and disassembling is easy for small storage and transport cartons. To learn more about our Raptor drums, call Lifting Equipment Store today on 01384 567430 or send us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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