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Used Drum Handling Equipment


Used Drum Handling Equipment for Sale

Used Morse 125 "No-Spill" Drum Truck
Used Morse 125 "No-Spill" Drum Truck
  • Polyolefin Wheels
  • 8" Wheel Height
  • 1,200 Lbs. Capacity
Used Morse 80A Mobile Drum Carrier/Dispenser
Used Morse 80A Mobile Drum Carrier/Dispenser
  • Welded Structural Steel
  • 800 lb. Capacity
  • Transport & Dispense
Used Valley Craft Forklift Drum Handler
Used Valley Craft Forklift Drum Handler
  • 8.5" Between Forks
  • 2" x 6" x 16" Fork Tube Size
  • 800 Lbs. Capacity
Used Wesco Drum Cradles
Used Wesco Drum Cradles
  • 600 lb. capacity
  • Designed for 55 gallon drums
  • Easy to use

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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Drum Handling Equipment

Drum trucks are used to transport drums and barrels vertically to prevent spilling. They typically have weight capacities of 1000 lbs. or more, and can have either two or three wheels depending on the style. Forklift drum handlers remove the need for maneuvering drums by hand. These attachments fit over the forks of your lift truck and is able to pick and move barrels by gripping on to the ribs.

Drum cradles have a lip at one end to pick barrels up vertically, and are then pulled horizontally onto the frame, where four casters allow for easy transportation. While barrels are horizontal, they can also be dispensed directly from the cradle. Drum carriers/ dispensers are similar to drum cradles in that they can also orient the barrels horizontally. These work by loading barrels in a vertical position, then leveraging them into the air after being secured with a cinch chain. Barrels can be transported horizontally or vertically.

Specialized equipment such as these drum handling tools do not find their way to our warehouse easily due to their specific nature, so quantities are extremely limited. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used drum handling equipment.

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Advantages of Drum Handling Equipment

Drum handling equipment offers various advantages for industries and businesses that deal with the transportation, storage, and manipulation of drums. Here are some key benefits of using drum handling equipment:

  • Improved Safety: Drum handling equipment is designed to enhance safety during the handling and movement of drums. It reduces the risk of accidents, such as spills, drops, or injuries caused by manual lifting or improper handling. Equipment like drum lifters, tippers, and dollies provide secure and controlled handling, minimizing the potential for workplace incidents.
  • Increased Efficiency and Productivity: Drum handling equipment streamlines operations and improves efficiency. It allows for faster and more precise handling, eliminating the need for manual lifting, carrying, or repositioning of heavy drums. With the use of equipment like drum lifters, stackers, or dispensing systems, tasks such as loading, unloading, stacking, and pouring become more efficient, saving time and effort.
  • Reduced Physical Strain: Handling heavy drums manually can put strain on workers' backs, shoulders, and other body parts, leading to fatigue and potential injuries. Drum handling equipment minimizes physical strain by providing mechanical assistance, reducing the need for manual lifting, and carrying. This promotes better ergonomics and protects the well-being of workers.
  • Versatility and Adaptability: Drum handling equipment comes in various forms and configurations, offering versatility to accommodate different drum sizes, types, and weights. Whether it's a standard steel drum, plastic drum, or specialty drum, there are specific equipment options available, such as drum cradles, drum rotators, or drum grabs, to handle them safely and efficiently.
  • Protection of Product Integrity: Drum handling equipment helps protect the integrity of the drums and their contents. It minimizes the risk of spills, leaks, or damage that can occur during manual handling, ensuring that hazardous materials, chemicals, or valuable products remain secure and intact. This is especially important in industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and oil and gas.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Drum handling equipment assists in meeting regulatory compliance requirements. It ensures proper handling and storage practices for drums, helping businesses adhere to occupational health and safety guidelines, environmental regulations, and industry-specific standards. This can contribute to avoiding fines, penalties, and potential legal issues.
  • Cost Savings: While there is an initial investment in drum handling equipment, it can lead to long-term cost savings. By reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and product damage, businesses can minimize associated costs, such as medical expenses, downtime, or replacement of damaged products. Additionally, improved efficiency and productivity can result in labor savings and increased operational throughput.

Drum Handling Equipment Applications

Drum handling equipment finds applications in various industries and settings where drums are used for storage, transportation, and processing. Here are some common applications for drum handling equipment:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities: Drum handling equipment is widely used in manufacturing plants and industrial facilities where drums of raw materials, chemicals, lubricants, or finished products need to be moved, stored, or processed. Equipment such as drum lifters, tilters, and dollies are utilized for tasks such as loading and unloading drums from pallets or racks, transporting them within the facility, and positioning them for processing or filling operations.
  • Warehousing and Distribution Centers: In warehouses and distribution centers, drum handling equipment plays a crucial role in efficiently handling large volumes of drums. Forklift attachments, such as drum clamps or rotators, allow for the safe and efficient movement of multiple drums simultaneously, optimizing storage space and reducing manual labor.
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries: Drum handling equipment is essential in pharmaceutical and chemical industries that deal with hazardous materials and stringent safety regulations. Equipment like drum containment systems, drum pumps, and drum funnels ensure safe and controlled handling of drums during the transfer, dispensing, and disposal of chemical substances, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards.
  • Oil and Gas Sector: The oil and gas industry often deal with large drums and barrels containing various substances, including petroleum products, lubricants, and chemicals. Drum handling equipment such as drum rotators, cradles, and tilters are utilized for safely positioning, decanting, or extracting contents from these drums, ensuring efficient and controlled handling.
  • Food and Beverage Processing: In the food and beverage industry, drum handling equipment is employed for the handling and processing of bulk ingredients, liquids, and food-grade materials. Equipment such as drum mixers, lifters, and dumpers are used to safely agitate, blend, or empty drums during production processes, ensuring consistent quality and efficiency.
  • Recycling and Waste Management: Drum handling equipment is utilized in recycling centers and waste management facilities to handle drums containing various recyclable or hazardous materials. Drum crushers, compactors, and handling systems help reduce the volume of waste and streamline recycling processes, ensuring safe and efficient handling and disposal of drums.
  • Laboratories and Research Facilities: In laboratories and research facilities, drum handling equipment is used to handle drums containing chemicals, solvents, or laboratory waste. Equipment like drum lifters, dollies, and spill containment systems ensure safe and controlled handling during storage, transportation, and disposal activities, minimizing the risk of spills or contamination.

Drum Handling Equipment Manufacturers

  • Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Valley Craft Industries, Inc.
  • Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc.
  • Wesco Industrial Products, Inc.
  • Beacon Industries, Inc.
  • BHS, Inc.
  • Pake Handling Tools
  • Durham Manufacturing Company
  • Vestil Manufacturing Corporation

Drum Handling Equipment are Also Known As

  • Drum Handling Devices
  • Drum Handling Tools
  • Drum Handling Solutions
  • Drum Handling Systems
  • Drum Handling Machinery
  • Drum Material Handling Equipment
  • Drum Handling Accessories
  • Drum Handling Attachments
  • Drum Handling Apparatus
  • Drum Handling Implements

Drum Handling Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of drum handling equipment are available?
A: Drum handling equipment comes in various types to suit different handling needs. Some common types of equipment include drum lifters, drum dollies, drum tilters, drum rotators, drum pourers, drum pumps, drum crushers, and drum racks. Each type of equipment serves a specific purpose in drum handling, such as lifting, moving, tilting, pouring, or extracting contents from drums.

Q: How do I choose the right drum handling equipment?
A: When choosing drum handling equipment, consider factors such as the type and size of drums you work with, the weight capacity required, the specific handling tasks involved, and the available space and facilities in your workplace. It's essential to select equipment that matches your specific needs, complies with safety standards, and is suitable for the types of drums and materials you handle.

Q: Are there safety considerations when using drum handling equipment?
A: Yes, safety is crucial when using drum handling equipment. Operators should receive proper training on the correct operation of the equipment, including safety procedures and guidelines. It's important to adhere to weight capacity limits, secure drums properly, and follow recommended handling techniques. Regular maintenance and inspections should also be conducted to ensure equipment is in good working condition.

Q: Can drum handling equipment be used for hazardous materials?
A: Anti-fatigue mats find applications in various industries and settings. They are commonly used in manufacturing facilities, retail environments, hospitality establishments, healthcare facilities, offices with standing desks, and even in homes for activities such as cooking or crafting.

Q: Can anti-fatigue mats be used on all types of flooring?
A: Yes, certain drum handling equipment is designed specifically for use with hazardous materials. This may include equipment with features like spark-resistant construction, chemical-resistant materials, or containment systems for spills or leaks. It's important to select equipment that is suitable for the specific hazards and materials you handle and comply with relevant safety regulations.

Q: Can drum handling equipment be used for different drum sizes?
A: Yes, drum handling equipment is designed to accommodate a variety of drum sizes, including standard steel drums, plastic drums, and various capacities. However, it's important to ensure that the equipment you choose is compatible with the specific drum sizes and types you work with. Manufacturers often provide specifications and guidelines indicating the drum sizes the equipment can handle.