Forklifts are actually meant to store, move and lift products placed on pallets. For companies that make use of drums, they usually need an attachment in order to deal with moving, storing and lifting them. There are some different attachments which a company could use for all your drum storing, lifting and moving requirements. These attachments are particularly meant to be able to handle drum containers - hence there is no risk of damage to the product or drum container when they are moved, lifted or stored.
Drum Positioner And Grab
The drum positioner can be utilized to load and unload drums off of racks, drum stands and vehicles. These are offered in three and four tine models. This attachment is fully automatic, therefore allowing the operator to be able 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 attachment is utilized 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 reason for the design was to deal with steel drums with rolling hoops, the drum grab can 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 a lift truck accessory that mounts on to the forks themselves. The objective of the drum rotator is to lift the drum and rotate it upside down. The drum fits in to the rotator utilizing a steel clamp that fits over the center of the drum. The rotation is executed by either a continuous loop chain or a crank handle. The crank handle is designed for operations which happen below shoulder level. For operations that must take place above shoulder level, the continual circle chain will be used.
Drum tines are simple fork mounted accessory which can be used for stacking and unstacking 210-liter metal drums. Stacking requires nothing intricate, merely easy horizontal positioning of the drums. The carriage-mounted attachments lessen the load center of the drums.
Drum tongs are available both semi-automatic and automatic models which could be utilized in the open topped and tight head metal drum styles. The drum tongs can even be attached in many various ways to the forklift. One method is to attach them beneath a fork-mounted hook. Another way is to attach them to a carriage mounted jib or a fork-mounted jib. Either the semi automatic and the automatic have a drum capacity of 210 liters. With the automatic, there is no requirement for the individual operating it to ever leave the seat of the forklift.
Rim Grip Handler
The Rip Grip Drum Handler is the ideal option for lift truck accessories, whenever there is a necessity to stockpile drums with inadequate space available. This particular attachment can be used on either 120L and 210L drums. The Rim Grip Handler operates by utilizing steel jaws to grab the edge of the drum. It lifts the drum and sets it down without needing any space between the drums. The standard model used in the industry is a zinc-plated handler, though, this accessory is available in stainless steel for the food and drink market.
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