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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 trolleys, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg, which we can increase to 350kg if required.

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Drums on a pallet, ready to be handled by the drum lifter. An operator positions the Counterbalance drum lifter towards the pallet of drums An operator using the Counterbalance drum lifter to handle a drum An engineer uses the Counterbalance lifter to move drums on and off pallets with ease An STS drum lifter being used in a confined area by an engineer

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 trolleys, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg, which we can increase to 350kg if required.

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Key product features

Universal drum catch

The universal drum catch on the drum lifter which can handle a wide variety of drums

Universal drum catch

It is important that drum handling equipment can handle all drums found in the workplace. Laser cut from stainless steel, our adjustable 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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Stainless-steel ladder rack

The stainless steel ladder rack on the STS Counterbalance Drum Lifter

Stainless-steel ladder rack

With our stainless-steel ladder you can adjust the position of the drum catch to accommodate drums of different heights – just move the catch lower for shorter drums and higher for taller drums. For a detailed breakdown of the drum heights that are compatible with this product, please see the drum suitability feature below.

Rear-wheel steering

The STS Counterbalance drum lifter being operated by an engineer

Rear-wheel steering

Rear-wheel tiller steering provides a tight-turning circle, which is useful if you’re using the drum lifter in confined areas. The steering arrangement features a combined park brake to keep the unit static when not in use.

Manual hydraulic pump

The manual hydraulic pump for operating the drum lifter.

Manual hydraulic pump

We assemble our hydraulic jacks by hand in our UK factory to ensure that each hydraulic system is clean and reliable. During the manufacturing process, our team of engineers tests and inspects every pump to make sure they’re working smoothly and effectively.

Chemical-resistant wheels

The wheels of the STS drum lifter, which are chemical resistant

Chemical-resistant wheels

To make sure this product performs well in all conditions, we use high-quality elasticated rubber wheels. We also use rubber-sealed (RS) precision bearings: these offer premium wheel performance in harsh environments. To get the most out of this unit we recommend using it on smooth surfaces.

Drum suitability

A selection of different drums types and sizes which can be handled by the STS drum lifter.

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 drum on a daily basis. 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-certified model for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

Tight-head drum lifted to height using ATEX counterbalance drum lifter

ATEX-certified model for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

Explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres require operators to use zoned ATEX equipment. We provide fully-certified drum handlers for use in these hazardous areas.


The DTP08-Ex Counterbalance Drum Lifting Trolley is suitable for use in ATEX classified spaces: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. Electrical continuity - whereby a path to ground is always present – is of key importance when manufacturing ATEX-compliant drum handling equipment. All our ATEX drum lifters are supplied with an EU Declaration of Conformity.

Specification

DTP08-250kg-R500 Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg 

  • 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

    370mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Guarding

    Shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit blasted mild steel, aqua blasted 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, precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium centred, polyurethane tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    Outrigger 100mm castors and rear 160mm steerable wheel both with precision bearings

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium centred, polyurethane tyres

  • Compliance

    EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

DTP08-250kg-R500-Ex ATEX Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg 

  • 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

    370mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Guarding

    Anti-static shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit blasted mild steel, aqua blasted 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, precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium centred, polyurethane electrically conductive tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    Outrigger 100mm castors and rear 160mm steerable wheel both with precision bearings

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium centred, polyurethane electrically conductive tyres

  • Compliance

    EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

    ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

    Zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 CE Ex II 2 G D

Optional features

ATEX option

We can supply you with an ATEX version of this model, suitable for use in ATEX Zone 1 environments and certified to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

Stainless-steel model

We offer 304-grade stainless steel drum lifters, suitable for clean rooms as well as good manufacturing practice (GMP) areas.

Tall-lift model

We can provide this unit with a taller lifting ram (up to 760mm lift stroke), allowing you to place drums onto high containment bunds.

Increased SWL

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

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.

STS - Counterbalance Drum Depalletiser Drum Lifter, Drum Mover (Model: DTP08-250kg)
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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.

FAQs

Do you have a question for us? Take a look at our FAQ page for answers to common customer queries.