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Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

DTP08-R500

Our Counterbalance Drum Lifter is a popular product for use in narrow workspaces. The design eliminates the need for outlying legs, enabling you to place drums in areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. The universal drum catch, which we use on all our drum lifting machines, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg or 350kg depending upon your needs.

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DTP08-R500

Our Counterbalance Drum Lifter is a popular product for use in narrow workspaces. The design eliminates the need for outlying legs, enabling you to place drums in areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. The universal drum catch, which we use on all our drum lifting machines, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg or 350kg depending upon your needs.

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Key product features

Handles a wide range of drums

Handles a wide range of drums

Industrial drums come in many different shapes and sizes. It is important that drum lifting equipment can handle all the common drums found in the workplace. Laser-cut from stainless steel, our universal drum catch allows you to connect the lifter to drums of different types, sizes, and materials. For a breakdown of the drums that are compatible with this catch, view the drum suitability document below.

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Vertical height adjustment

Vertical height adjustment

Drums can vary in height depending on their size. This means it is important to choose a drum lifter that can accept not only the drums you use today but also the drums you may need to handle in the future. With our unique vertical quick-change rack, you can adjust the position of the drum catch to accommodate drums of different heights. In a matter of seconds move the catch down for shorter drums and up for taller drums.

Drum suitability

Drum suitability

As with our other drum lifters, you can use this model with a wide variety of drum types and sizes, which is useful if you handle different types of drums daily. For details about the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the drum suitability document below. If the drums you use aren’t in the specification, contact us and we can offer advice and guidance.

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ATEX for flammable areas (optional)

ATEX for flammable areas (optional)

We provide fully certified 'Ex' rated drum handlers for use in flammable and explosive areas. These models utilise anti-static and conductive components where required to ensure conformity and safety.


Our ATEX Counterbalance Drum Lifter is suitable for use in classified zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. The units are manufactured to ensure electrical continuity throughout the lifter, eliminating risks and ensuring operator safety. All our ATEX drum lifters are supplied with a Declaration of Conformity that demonstrates compliance with the relevant directives and standards.

Weigh scale display (optional)

Weigh scale display (optional)

Where drum weights are important for your operations, we have a solution available. Our integrated weighing system offers a weighing accuracy of +/- 0.1kg. Weighing drums at the same time as lifting them reduces the need to transport and load the drums onto separate scales; this reduces transportation times and therefore improves efficiency within a department.


Some customers will lift empty drums and then subsequently add products to the drum until they reach the desired weight. Another potential benefit would be alerting operators to drums that are over- or under-filled with the product they contain. Highlighting discrepancies in weight at an early stage is always going to be preferred to ensure smooth manufacturing operations.

Stainless steel (optional)

Stainless steel (optional)

Clean manufacturing facilities often prefer stainless-steel drum lifters. We can offer our Counterbalanced Drum Lifter manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel. The fabricated parts are vibro-polished to ensure they are smooth and easy to clean. The finish is highly corrosion-resistant and eliminates the need for any painted coatings. This is a particular benefit in food and pharmaceutical environments where contamination must be avoided at all costs. 

Specification

DTP08-R500 Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg or 350kg

  • Pallet straddle

    N/A

  • Pallet approach

    Approaches any flat side of a pallet, no legs in front of the lifter

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel, plastic and fibreboard drums, 50-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

  • Drum gripping catch

    Adjustable catch for different drum lips, catch is also height adjustable

  • Lift stroke

    500mm 

  • Under-drum clearance

    420mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Guarding

    Shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit-blasted mild steel, vibro-polished stainless steel parts

  • Surface finish

    Primer and polyester powder coated mild steel, stainless steel is smooth and clean 

  • Unit colour

    RAL 5010 (blue)

  • Front wheel type

    Fixed 160mm diameter wheels with precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium-centred wheels with polyurethane tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    Rear 160mm steerable wheel with precision bearings and park brake

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium-centred wheel with polyurethane tyre

  • Compliance

    CE / UKCA

DTP08-R500-Ex ATEX / UKEX Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg or 350kg

  • Pallet straddle

    N/A

  • Pallet approach

    Approaches any flat side of a pallet, no legs in front of the lifter

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel, plastic and fibreboard drums, 50-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

  • Drum gripping catch

    Adjustable catch for different drum lips, catch is also height adjustable

  • Lift stroke

    500mm 

  • Under-drum clearance

    420mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Guarding

    Anti-static shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit-blasted mild steel, vibro-polished stainless steel parts

  • Surface finish

    Primer and polyester powder coated mild steel, stainless steel is smooth and clean

  • Unit colour

    RAL 5010 (blue)

  • Front wheel type

    Fixed 160mm diameter wheels with precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium-centered wheels with anti-static polyurethane tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    Rear 160mm steerable wheel with precision bearings and park brake

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium-centred wheel with anti-static polyurethane tyre

  • Compliance

    CE / UKCA

    ATEX / UKEX (zones 1, 2, 21, 22)

Optional features

ATEX / UKEX option

We can offer an ATEX version of this model, suitable for use in zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 environments.

Stainless-steel model

We offer 304-grade stainless-steel drum lifters suitable for clean manufacturing areas.

Tall-lift model

We can provide this unit with a taller lifting ram (up to 1260mm lift stroke), allowing you to place drums onto high bunds or platforms.

Load-cell weighing system

With our load-cell system you can weigh drums while you handle them. A digital read-out provides real-time weight information for quantity-sensitive processes.

Increased SWL

We can offer this model with an increased SWL of 350kg. The 350kg model functions in exactly the same way as the regular model but is simply 230mm longer.

Electric lift

We can offer this lifter with push-button electric-hydraulic lift to make light work of lifting heavy drums.

Sale or return

In the UK we can supply certain equipment on a sale-or-return basis, meaning you can use a unit on-site for seven days with no obligation to buy it once the trial period is up. Find out more here.

Counterbalance Drum Lifter with Weigh Scale (DTP08-350kg-R500-LC)
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Technical specification

See the full technical specification for our Drum Lifter (Counterbalance) for details such as weight, dimensions and load capacity.

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Drum Lifter (Counterbalance), which details how to safely operate and maintain the unit.

Contact Us

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.

Drum Lifting Equipment

You can use our drum lifters for loading and unloading pallets and bunds as well as STS drum cradles, mixers and dollies. We have a range of drum lifting equipment for use in a variety of operations.