Forklifts are really designed to store, move and lift things placed on pallets. For businesses that make use of drums, they normally need an attachment to handle lifting, moving and storing them. There are some different attachments that a company could utilize for all of your drum storing, lifting and moving needs. These attachments are particularly meant to deal with drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the item or drum container when they are stored, moved or lifted.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner is available in three or four tine designs. They are used for the loading and unloading of drums off racks, vehicles and drum stands. This particular accessory is totally automatic, therefore enabling the individual operating it to operate all from the comfort of the forklift seat. Able to move large and extra large plastic drums, steel, its capacity is 210 liters. This attachment is used for drum pyramid stacking.
The drum grab could be mounted to the forks, with a designed purpose of dealing with metal drums that have rolling hoops. Although the original reason for the design was to handle steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab could help accommodate plastic drums also. Drum capacity maximum is 210 liters for steel drums with rolling hoops and 220 liters for plastic drums.
The drum rotator is one more lift truck accessory which mounts onto the blades themselves. Their objective is to lift the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum is clamped into the drum rotator using a clamp that fits around the middle of the drum. The rotation is performed by either a crank handle or a continuous loop chain. The crank handle is utilized for operations which happen beneath shoulder level. For operations that should occur higher than shoulder level, the continual circle chain will be used.
The drum tines are simple fork or carriage mounted accessories. They are used for unstacking and stacking 210-liter steel drums. Stacking requires nothing intricate, only easy horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted accessories reduce the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are available in automatic and semi-automatic units. They are utilized in the tight head or open topped steel drum kinds. The drum forceps could be attached in a few ways to the lift truck. One way is to attach them beneath a fork-mounted hook. One more way is to connect them to a fork-mounted jib or a carriage mounted jib. Either the automatic and semi-automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no need for the individual operating it to ever leave the seat of the forklift.
Rim Grip Handler
The Rip Grip Drum Handler is the optimal alternative for lift truck attachments, whenever there is a need to stockpile drums with limited space available. This particular attachment could be used on either one hundred twenty liter and two hundred ten litter drums. The Rim Grip Handler functions by using steel jaws to be able to grab the rim of the drum. It picks the drum up and sets it down without needing any room between all of the drums. The standard model used in the trade is a zinc-plated handler, even if, this particular attachment comes available in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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