Drum-Haulers® with Lift, Clamp & Side or Forward Rotation

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All Drum-Hauler® models are supplied with a key switch, battery discharge indicator and hour meter.  The key switch must be activated to operate any function of the machine.  The battery discharge indicator (BDI) is a bar graph type which lets the operator know when the machine requires recharging.  All models include a large 700 lb. 24-volt wet acid industrial battery which can operate the machine for 16 hours continuously.  This type of BDI is extremely helpful in determining charging requirements depending on usages especially during 3 shift operations.   BDI’s are factory preset to read wet acid batteries or optional maintenance free Gel-Cell batteries which can be used for convenience charging.  The BDI also has warning lights to alert operators of low battery conditions.  Battery chargers are optional for each machine purchased as they are external chargers and not built-in to the machine.  The hour meter is used in conjunction with scheduled maintenance requirements outlined in each operation manual.  The hour meter also serves as a display for trouble shooting and changing maximum speed parameters.

The fully powered capabilties of this  equipment allows any operator to:

Handle drums in tightly confined areas/aisles.

Transport drums up & down ramps and across inclined floors.

Pick drums from the side of a pallet, off of racks, conveyors or containment pallets

Remove and place drums from flammable storage cabinets, under piston pumps or into warming ovens

Dispense drums using either 180 degree forward rotation or 360 degree side rotation.


Scales with Intrinsically Safe & Non-Intrinsically Safe Indicators.  Label Printers when using with Non-Intrinsically safe scale option.  Scales eliminate the need to pre-weigh materails by dispensing by weight.

FDA Approved Epoxy Powder Coatings or Stainless Steel Construction. 

Increased weight capacities up to 1,200lb/ 544kg. 

Intertek Approved “EE” Ratings for Hazardous Areas.  

Headlights for dark trailers or Flashing Beacons for Safety.   

Shortened Base Frame Lengths to 41.75”/1054 mm.

Two Stage Masts with Increased Lift Heights to 144”/2895 mm. 

Extended reach for handling drums from the center of a pallet. 

Elevated base frames for traveling over burms.  Stainless steel construction. 

1 year warranty, 2 year warranty on drive motor, 5 year warranty on battery

**The capacity, lift height and some options may be restricted by unit configuration.**

Capacity: 800 lb/363 kg optional up to 1,200 lb/544kg, Lift height 20”/508mm optional up to 144”/3,657mm.

Gradient Performance: 20% at full rated capacity.

AC Drive Motor with regenerative braking

Electronic speed controller with variable travel speeds .   Electronic speed controller can be preset for a maximum travel speed between .9 and 2.8 mph.  Unless otherwise specified at time of order, maximum travel speed will be factory preset at 1.8 mph.

Electro-magnetic disc brake which locks with handle in upright or extreme lowered position for added safety - Creep speed control with handle in upright position

Battery: 24-volt industrial, 340 amp hour, 700 lb min. with battery discharge indicator and Hour Meter.  Optional: Gel-Gell 24-volt industrial batteries for convenience charging for three shift operations.

Lift cylinder on with lowering speed flow control valve

Articulating tandem polyurethane load wheels, polyurethane stability casters and 9” rubber or poly drive tire

Handle: Dual thumb operated butterfly control with forward and reverse travel, lever control for lift and lower on both side of handle, horn button, snail creep button, safety reversing switch movers machine forward if activated when traveling in reverse in tight areas, key switch.

Clamp:  Drum-Haulers are available with Forward or Side Rotating Clamps depending upon model.

Safety orange powder coating for durability or optional “FDA” approved epoxy powder coating with stainless steel hardware for food and pharmaceutical applications. (IMAGES SHOWN GRAY IN COLOR ARE FINISHED WITH AN FDA APPROVED EPOXY POWDER COATING OPTION)

Stainless Steel:  The clamp, the mast or the entire Drum-Hauler are available in stainless steel.


Standard Base: 28.5" width x 54" length x 77.25" height

  724 cm width x 137 cm  length x 196 cm height

(Optional Shortened Base Frame Length: 41.75" or 46.5")

Approximate Weight . 2500 lb/1134 kg. (Varies by model).


Made in USA - Intertek Approved for "EE" ratings - 12 Month Warranty

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Drum-Haulers® are the most ergonomic equipment available for transporting, weighing and dispensing products from plastic, fiber and steel drums. Drum-Haulers® are very compact for working in tight production areas and, with the exception of forward rotating models, are designed to fit through a standard 30” wide x 80” high doorways. All models are provided with a large 24 volt industrial battery to run continuously for a 2-shift operation without recharging. Drum-Haulers® are designed to remove drums from pallets for dispensing into other drums, tanks or reactors. Available with single or two stage masts providing vertical drum lift height to 144”/3657mm above floor level. Optional scales allow operators to dispense without the need to pre-weigh materials into other containers on floor scales. Drum-Haulers® have been used by most major paint, chemical, food and pharmaceutical manufacturers since 1997. They are also useful for oil drum handling, lifting, and transport.

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