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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 engineer lifting drums with the STS counterbalance truck

Counterbalance Drum Lifter

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

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An operator uses a drum depalletiser to unload a drum

Side-Shift Drum Positioner

The most versatile drum positioner 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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The counterbalance drum lifter design eliminates the need for outlying legs, enabling you to lift and drums onto shelves and into cabinets

Stainless Steel Counterbalance Drum Lifter

This drum lifter has a counterbalanced design and is suited to loading conveyors, bunds, mixers and drum dispensers. 

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Stainless Steel Drum Lifter suitable for plastic drums.

Stainless Steel Side-Shift Drum Unloader

Unique drum handler makes drum unloading operations much easier. The sliding mechanism is great for fast drum placement.

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Stainless steel drum lifting trolley suitable for lifting and unloading drums from the corners of pallets

Stainless Steel Corner Drum Lifting Trolley

This stainless steel drum lifter is suitable for lifting drums and barrels from the floor or the corner of a pallet.

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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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