Universal Drum Trolley

DTC01

Explore the most adaptable drum trolley on the market. With our ergonomic design, this trolley lets you move drums weighing up to 350kg easily and comfortably. Our adjustable drum catch means you can use it with a wide range of drums, from 50 to 205 litres.

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A drum has been fully loaded into this STS drum trolley An operator holds the drum-handling trolley with a large drum loaded onto it A drum is positioned in front of the drum handling equipment ready for loading An operator has his foot on the foot level, ready to lift a drum onto the drum trolley An operator uses the foot lever to load a drum onto the Universal Drum Trolley An operator has fully loaded a drum onto the STS Universal Drum Trolley ready for transporting

DTC01

Explore the most adaptable drum trolley on the market. With our ergonomic design, this trolley lets you move drums weighing up to 350kg easily and comfortably. Our adjustable drum catch means you can use it with a wide range of drums, from 50 to 205 litres.

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Key product features

Award-winning design

An operator moves a plastic drum with the STS Universal Drum Trolley

Award-winning design

Using unique geometry, our innovative mechanism positions the wheels directly beneath the load. Whether you’re lifting a 50kg barrel or a 350kg drum, input force is always below 20kg, making this one of the safest drum trolleys on the market. We won Tomorrow’s World Inventors of the Year in 2000, followed by the Product Innovation Award at the Safety Expo in 2001. Since then we’ve refined our design, and the DTC01 continues to lead the way in safe drum handling.

Fully adjustable rim catch

The adjustable rim catch on the STS Universal Drum Trolley

Fully adjustable rim catch

The trolley catch has a vertical height adjustment and a range of hook positions, allowing you to connect to drums from 50 to 205 litres. Simply remove the pin from the catch, adjust the position and replace the pin to fit your drum into the trolley. This rim catch can connect to many different drums, including L-ring and MAUSER plastic drums as well as your typical steel drums.

Sliding drum catch

Two Universal Drum Trolleys, one holding a small drum the other holding a large drum

Sliding drum catch

You can adjust the drum catch vertically by squeezing together two spring-loaded stainless-steel plates. This clever design gives you maximum flexibility when it comes to transporting different-sized drums and barrels.

Balanced load

A man moves a steel drum with the Universal Drum Trolley

Balanced load

When you move the trolley into the deployed position, the wheels slide beneath the drum. By positioning the centre of gravity directly over the wheels, the trolley gives you ultimate stability and control when transporting drums. This design feature is unique to the STS Universal Drum Trolley.

Stainless-steel construction

The stainless-steel Universal Drum Trolley in the standing position

Stainless-steel construction

We construct all of our Universal Drum Trolleys from corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Thousands of our trolleys are used across the manual handling industry, many exposed to harsh environments. By using the finest construction materials, we make sure that your unit lasts a long time and continues to perform as a premium product.

Chemical-resistant wheels

The wheels of the STS Universal Drum Trolley

Chemical-resistant wheels

To make sure the trolley works well in all conditions, we use high-quality elasticated rubber wheels. We also use rubber-sealed (RS) precision bearings, to provide premium wheel performance in harsh environments. For you to get the most out of this unit we recommend using it on smooth surfaces.

Drum suitability

A range of six different drums and barrels

Drum suitability

Our Universal Drum Trolley can handle a wide range of drum types up to a maximum size of 205 litres – especially useful if you need to handle a variety of drums each day. For a full breakdown of the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the drum suitability document below. If the drums you use aren’t in the document, contact us and we'll give you guidance.

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ATEX-certified for gas and dust zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

ATEX drum trolley with tight-head drum standing upright on the ground

ATEX-certified for gas and dust zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

We can provide a fully-certified ATEX drum trolley for use in hazardous work areas. Our DTC01-Ex is suitable for gas and dust classified spaces: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22, where explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres exist. 


The trolley is manufactured to ensure electrical continuity, a path to ground is always present. We supply our ATEX equipment with a manufacturer’s EU Declaration of Conformity.

Optional features

ATEX option

We can provide our Universal Drum Trolley certified to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – suitable for use in an ATEX Zone 1 environment.

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.

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Technical specification

See the full technical specification for our Universal Drum Trolley for details such as weight, dimensions and load capacity.

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Universal Drum Trolley, 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.