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Drum Lifter Dispenser

DTP08-350kg-R1260-DR

We have designed and manufactured this manual-hydraulic drum lifter dispenser to be suitable for decanting drums at low levels. The unit is fitted with a manual band assembly which is suitable for 120-220 litre drums. The manual crank handle allows the operator to rotate drums through 360° making it ideal for tipping from drum to drum or using a tap to dispense material.

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Operator moves a steel barrel at height using the counterbalance drum lifter dispenser. Operator pumps the hydraulic hand pump which raises the drum to height. Operator operates the crank handle while watching the drum decant.

DTP08-350kg-R1260-DR

We have designed and manufactured this manual-hydraulic drum lifter dispenser to be suitable for decanting drums at low levels. The unit is fitted with a manual band assembly which is suitable for 120-220 litre drums. The manual crank handle allows the operator to rotate drums through 360° making it ideal for tipping from drum to drum or using a tap to dispense material.

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Key product features

Drum rotator (DR) attachment

Operator turns the crank handle to rotate a steel drum with the Drum Lifter Dispenser.

Drum rotator (DR) attachment

The drum lifter dispenser is designed for decanting 120-220 litre steel and plastic drums. The unit is fitted with a contoured band which has rubber blocks fitted to remove any risk of drum slippage. The operator secures the drum in place using a dual ratchet and strap arrangement. 


We can offer units for tipping at various heights with lift strokes of 500mm, 760mm and 1260mm depending upon your needs. We recommend our range of Universal Drum Tippers if lifting and rotating drums into large vessels or where tipping reach is required. 

Sideways rotation

Drum rotated at height allowing operator to scoop material out .

Sideways rotation

The unit is fitted with a slew-ring gearbox assembly which allows drums to be rotated sideways. The operator uses a long stainless steel crank handle to rotate the gearbox and therefore the drum. The advantage of this model over our other drum tippers is the smaller footprint and counterbalanced design.


The slew-ring gearbox assembly is very robust and hard-wearing. The force required to turn the rotation crank handle is very low due to the high ratio of the slew-ring gearbox. When the operator is not rotating the gearbox with the crank handle the drum remains mechanically locked in place.

Ergonomic Height

Operator cleans the bottom of a HDPE drum whilst being held in the Drum-Lifter-Dispenser

Ergonomic Height

Scooping powders and granules out of drums is hard physical work. It involves a lot of bending down into the drum opening. Operators can injure their back doing this if they are not careful. This machine can be used to eliminate unsafe practices. Using this machine drums can be lifted up and then rotated to make access into the drum safer and more ergonomic.

Chemical-resistant wheels

Rear wheel steering on the counterbalance drum lifter dispenser

Chemical-resistant wheels

We use high-quality elasticated rubber wheels with 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. The unit is fitted with rear-wheel tiller steering which provides a tight-turning circle. This is useful if you’re using the drum handler in confined areas.

Manual hydraulic pump

Manual hydraulic pump on counterbalance drum lifter dispenser

Manual hydraulic pump

Our team assemble our hydraulic systems by hand in our UK factory to ensure that each hydraulic system is clean, reliable and safe. Each pump is tested and inspected to ensure they work smoothly and effectively. To lift a drum to height for dispensing operators simply pump the handle back and forth which raises the height of the ram rod which then, in turn, lifts the drum to the required height for dispensing. 


The pump handle has been designed to meets all manual handling guidelines and requires minimal force to operate. A hand-operated lever gives the operator precise control when a drum needs to be lowered to the ground or onto a pallet.

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

Drum dispenser suitable for ATEX and zoned environments.

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 lifter dispensers for use in these hazardous areas.


The DTP08-350kg-R1260-DR-Ex Drum Lifter Dispenser 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 Lifter Dispensers are supplied with an EU Declaration of Conformity.

Specification

DTP08-350kg-R1260-DR Drum Lifter Dispenser

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    350kg 

  • Pallet approach

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

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel, plastic and fibreboard drums, 120-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

  • Drum securing

    Drum secured used two 50mm ratchets and webbing straps

  • Drum rotation mechanism

    Slew-ring horizontal gearbox assembly with long stainless steel crank-lever 

  • Lift stroke

    1260mm

  • Under-drum clearance

    1080mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve; pump lifts a hydraulic ram which raises a carriage via a zinc-coated lift chain

  • 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

DTP08-350kg-R1260-DR-Ex ATEX Drum Lifter Dispenser

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    350kg 

  • Pallet approach

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

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel, plastic and fibreboard drums, 120-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

  • Drum securing

    Drum secured used two 50mm ratchets and webbing straps

  • Drum rotation mechanism

    Slew-ring horizontal gearbox assembly with long stainless steel crank-lever 

  • Lift stroke

    1260mm 

  • Under-drum clearance

    1080mm 

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve; pump lifts a hydraulic ram which raises a carriage via a zinc-coated lift chain

  • 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

  • ATEX features

    Yes

  • 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, 2, 21 and 22 environments, 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.

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 Drum Rotating Attachment
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Drum Rotators / Tippers

Tipping drums is an essential part of many industrial processes. Our drum rotators provide a safe way to lift and tip various drum types and sizes, and we can customise each rotator to suit your exact needs.

FAQs

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