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Drum Lifting Equipment

Loading drums on and off pallets is often challenging, so we’ve designed a range of drum lifting equipment to make the process easier and safer. Each drum lifter can handle drums from 50 litres, right up to 220 litres.

Our drum lifting equipment

There are three main types of drum lifting trolleys that can help you to load and unload drum pallets. A pallet can be straddled, approached from the corner, or loaded using a counterbalanced machine; each drum lifter has its benefits depending on your needs.

We design, construct and rigorously test all of our Drum Lifters in our UK based manufacturing facility to ensure they are to the highest quality needed for industry. If you need some advice on which drum lifter is the best for your application, just get in touch.

An operator uses a drum depalletiser to unload a drum

Side Shift Drum Lifting Trolley

The most versatile drum lifter available: our innovative over-pallet sliding design lets you access all drums from one side.

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An engineer using the STS drum depalletisers to help with manual lifting of drums

Corner Drum Lifting Trolley

This drum lifter allows you to lift and place drums on the corner of a pallet, provided you have access to the corner.

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An engineer lifting drums with the STS counterbalance truck

Counterbalance Drum Lifting Trolley

With no legs in front of the lifter, this drum lifting trolley is great for loading equipment, conveyors and containment/spill bunds.

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Do you have a manual handling issue we could solve? We’d be happy to discuss any handling concerns and advise on the most suitable STS equipment. You can talk to us via telephone, email and social media.

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We provide market-leading handling equipment that has been tried and tested by operators in all industrial sectors. Explore our range of drum handling equipment as well as other popular manual handling units.


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