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Drum Lifting Equipment

Drum lifting equipment for loading drums on and off pallets and bunds. Our drum lifters can lift drums of between 50 to 220 litres, weighing up to 350kg.

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

Drum / Barrel Mover (Side-Shift)

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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Operator lifts a 200 litre steel drum of water using the Euro Pallet Drum Lifter

Euro Pallet Hydraulic Drum Lifter

Easily lift and transport drums of all sizes between Euro pallets using our robust hydraulic drum lifter.

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An engineer lifting drums with the STS counterbalance truck

Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

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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Operator uses the drum stacker to load a steel open-top drum vertically on top of another drum.

Drum Stacker (Counterbalance)

This counterbalance drum stacker is ideal for stacking barrels or lifting drums onto raised platforms.

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Power drive drum handler holding a 200litre drum

Drum Handler (Counterbalance)

Battery-electric drive and electric-hydraulic lift makes this unit ideal for the handling of large quantities of 205L drums.

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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 Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

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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Stainless steel drum handler holding a stainless steel 205L drum.

Stainless Steel Drum Handler (Counterbalance)

Battery-electric drive and electric-hydraulic lift makes this unit ideal for handling large quantities of 205 litre drums.

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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.


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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