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Drum Lifters


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Drum Stackers

Dayton drum stackers are mechanical equipment designed to protectively lift, grip and transfer cylindrical modules. These drum stackers allow 360 degrees rotation of steel, powder-coated drums and feature polyurethane casters for easy maneuverability.

StyleModelPrice (inc. GST)
A30YP22 SGD 6350.99
B30YP23 SGD 6350.99

Salvage Drum Lifters

Salvage drum lifters by Wesco are designed for fast & easy lifting of 55 & 85 gallon drums. These drum lifters have the capability of handling loads up to 1000 lb and are ideal for closed head steel drums. Raptor Supplies is a trusted seller of Wesco salvage drum lifters.

StyleModelDrum CapacityPrice (inc. GST)
A240100- SGD 272.09
B240102- SGD 345.50

Portable Drum Lifters

Valley Craft portable drum lifters move and transfer products from liquid storage drums in industrial and commercial spaces. They have powder-coated steel construction with two polyurethane casters for strength, rigidity, durability and portability. These drum handlers are integrated with 12-inch power drive wheels, a hydraulic lift along with pour function and hydraulic clamping jaws for 360-degrees rotation and moving drums up to 1000 lb, respectively. These units feature fully adjustable & programmable controls with 1 - 2.5 mph speed controls, a 24VDC system, battery indicator gauge and a keyed On / Off switch for safe operations. Choose from a wide range of these drum handlers for handling steel, plastic & fibre drums and cylinders with diameters ranging from 14 to 28 inches.

StyleModelDiameterOverall HeightOverall LengthPrice (inc. GST)
AF80145A8--- SGD 46972.51
BF80146A9--- SGD 45951.15
CF80143A6--- SGD 42887.06
CF80144A7--- SGD 41865.70
DF89831A4--- SGD 37984.51
DF89832A5--- SGD 37269.56
EF89837A1--- SGD 34716.15
EF89838A2--- SGD 33694.79

Ergonomic Drum Handlers

Wesco drum handlers are used to transport metal / plastic / fibre drums and barrels of load capacities within the range of 30 - 85 gallons. These units comprise a Wesco hydraulic pump to conveniently raise the drums, requiring no manual intervention, and an up / down remote (on the battery-powered units) for controlling the drive speeds up to 120 ft per minute. The patented Gator Grip auto-grip lock on these handlers help secure the drum in position, even over rough terrains and also have spring-loaded clamps that are capable of holding drum rims, of minimum 3/16 inch outer diameter, in position. These drum handlers further come equipped with 2 phenolic rigid wheels and 2 swivel casters, with a wheel lock facility, for better manoeuvrability and stability.

StyleModelLiftOverall HeightOverall LengthOverall WidthStrokeTypePrice (inc. GST)
A240157------ SGD 27255.75
B240150------ SGD 7469.77
C240154------ SGD 9297.98
D240155------ SGD 14456.42
E240156------ SGD 14471.79

Economical & Mechanical Drum Transporter

Vestil drum transporters are designed to lift & transport plastic, steel & fibre drums with a top lip. They feature rotating straddle legs for access to drums on pallets, four phenolic swivel casters for easy manoeuvrability on concrete floors and a push handle for easy access to ratchet & foot pump. These welded steel constructed transporters haved baked-in, powder coated yellow finish for added toughness. They are available in manual mechanical ratchet, foot pump hydraulic and DC powered lift mechanisms on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelAcceptsCapacityHeightLengthOperationWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADCR-880-H------ SGD 3241.20
BDCR-880-H-DC------ SGD 8916.18
CDCR-880-H-HP------ SGD 3414.24
DDCR-880-H-HP-DC------ SGD 8883.47
EDCR-880-M------ SGD 2739.85
FDCR-SCALE------ SGD 4493.01

Drum Jack

StyleModelAcceptsCapacityCaster MaterialHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADRUM-55-36------ SGD 2512.50
BDRUM-55-FSP------ SGD 9715.24
CDRUM-55FP------ SGD 13094.29
DDRUM-55S------ SGD 2087.75

Drum Lifter/rotator/transporter

StyleModelCaster MaterialHeightLeg TypeLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADRUM-LRT-AIR----- SGD 15661.85
BDRUM-LRT-DC-II----- SGD 17738.61
BDRUM-LRT-II----- SGD 7541.84
CDRUM-LRT----- SGD 6950.82
DDRUM-LRT-DC----- SGD 16053.56
EDRUM-LRT-DC-SCL----- SGD 27011.95

Hydraulic Drum Stacker

Vestil hydraulic drum stackers are designed for horizontal positioning of 55-gallon steel drums on shelves. They feature solid steel construction to ensure stability and a ratchet mechanism for holding the drums in place. These drum stackers facilitate rotations up to 360 degrees and come with two glass-filled nylon rigid & two swivel poly-on-steel casters for shock absorption. With a maximum load capacity of 800 lb, these hydraulic drum stackers are available in heights ranging from 76.437 to 118.75 inches on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelHeightLengthMotor HPWidthPrice (inc. GST)
AHDC-450-60---- SGD 6230.93
AHDC-450-72---- SGD 6462.75
AHDC-450-84---- SGD 6856.97
AHDC-450-96---- SGD 7130.37
BHDC-450-60-AC---- SGD 8636.24
BHDC-450-60-DC---- SGD 8636.24
BHDC-450-72-AC---- SGD 8861.50
BHDC-450-72-DC---- SGD 8861.50
BHDC-450-84-AC---- SGD 9260.09
BHDC-450-84-DC---- SGD 9260.09
BHDC-450-96-AC---- SGD 9526.93
BHDC-450-96-DC---- SGD 9526.93

Fork Mounted Drum Lifter

StyleModelCapacityHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
AFMDDL-1700---- SGD 4125.46
BFMDDL-3000---- SGD 10770.08
CFMDDL-4000---- SGD 14407.53
DFMDL-1500---- SGD 7327.50
EFMDL-2000---- SGD 8833.02
FFMDL-850---- SGD 2520.99

Variable Height Pail Dispensers

Vestil pail dispensers are ideal for dispensing plastic / steel pails in chemical processing, manufacturing and food & beverage processing applications. These pail dumpers feature 24 angle settings for dispensing the drum's contents from the desired position and hand cable winch control for lifting & tilting drums. They have steel construction with powder coated finish for withstanding abrasive environments. Choose from a wide range of these pail dispensers, available in 125 & 200 lb capacities on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelCapacityLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ALLW-PAILD-100--- SGD 2512.35
BLLW-PAILD-200--- SGD 2243.06

Multi-purpose Overhead Drum Lifter

StyleModelHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
APDL-800-M--- SGD 389.37
BPDL-800-M-BR--- SGD 1028.40
StyleModelCaster MaterialPrice (inc. GST)
AP-JIB-2- SGD 11649.94
AP-JIB-4- SGD 12853.77

Drum Lifters

Vestil drum lifters are ideal for lifting, moving and positioning 30- and 55-gallon steel drums with the help of an overhead chain and a hoist machine / fork truck. All units feature one-piece steel construction with a baked-in powder coat finish for delivering load capacities up to 1500 lb and an ergonomic locking mechanism for securely gripping the drum lid.

StyleModelHeightLengthLoad CapacityWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADL-31---- SGD 463.73
BFDT-22---- SGD 417.83

Automatic Eagle Beak Drum Lifter

StyleModelCapacityLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
AFMDL-1--- SGD 2558.37
BFMDL-2--- SGD 3355.12

Crane/Hoist Drum Lifter

Vestil crane / hoist drum lifters are suitable for positioning steel, plastic & fibre drums in & out of overpacks in oil & gas facilities and warehouses. These lifters have a built-in spring for preventing the grabbing arms from opening while lifting loads and steel construction for lifting drums up to 1000 lb. Choose from a broad range of drum lifters for lifting 16 to 25 inch diameter drums, on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelDrum Dia.Price (inc. GST)
ACHDL-1620- SGD 980.30
BCHDL-2025- SGD 980.30

Economy Portable Drum Lifter/Rotator/Transporter

Vestil drum lifters / rotators / transporters are suitable for lifting, tilting & transporting steel drums from racks in oil & gas, and chemical processing facilities. They come with a manual hand crank for tilting the drum up to 120 degrees and hand / foot actuated tilting / lifting mechanism for user comfort. Selected models feature a steel jaw for securely gripping the drum lid, thereby preventing slippage. Choose from an extensive range of these drum lifters / rotators / transporters, available in clamp style cradle & steel jaw grip options on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelPrice (inc. GST)

FMDL Series Fork Mounted Drum Lifter

Fork mounted drum lifters by Vestil are used for lifting and moving both closed & open steel / fibre drums using strong lips to support the weight of the drum. FMDL Series lifters have welded steel construction with baked-in, powder-coated finish for added toughness and meet OSHA 1910-178 requirements. They include a ratchet strap for securing drums to the lifters while traveling through rough terrain. These lifters are available in single & double drum configurations having capacities of 1000 & 2000 lb, respectively, on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelPrice (inc. GST)
AFMDL-1-LDS-B1 SGD 2777.18
AFMDL-1-LDS-R3 SGD 2753.01
AFMDL-2-LDS-B1 SGD 4193.31
AFMDL-2-LDS-R3 SGD 4147.20

42 Series Heavy-Duty Drum Lifters

42 Series heavy-duty drum lifters by Morse Drum are suitable for lifting 55-gallon steel drums using hoists or cranes. These drum lifters offer both horizontal and off-vertical mode of operation for upending and setting the drum down on its side. They are further integrated with forged hooks for engaging the rims at opposite ends of the drum and can handle loads up to 2000 lb.

StyleModelPrice (inc. GST)
A42 SGD 956.00
B42-G SGD 827.30

41 Series Lifting Hooks

StyleModelSpark ResistantCapacityPrice (inc. GST)
A41-- SGD 247.17
B41M-- SGD 363.61

86 Series Below Hook Drum Lifters

StyleModelCapacityMaterialOtherPrice (inc. GST)
A86-SS--- SGD 4402.08
B86S-2LP--- SGD 1450.34
C86S-FPHD--- SGD 7415.10
D86S-NDT--- SGD 4412.29
E86S-3LP--- SGD 1572.90
F86--- SGD 921.27
G86S-2D--- SGD 5004.68
H86S-FP--- SGD 2328.71

90 Series Verti-Karrier Below Hook Drum Lifters

StyleModelDrum Dia.CapacityDrum SizeMaterialPrice (inc. GST)
A90---- SGD 786.45
A90-30---- SGD 853.86
A90-85---- SGD 1372.71
B90-SS---- SGD 2257.21
A90S-HD---- SGD 2880.25
A90S-NDT---- SGD 2563.62

Drum Lifters

Drum handling equipment like barrel lifters are used for moving around different-sized drums without entailing any physical strain to the user. The most basic kind in this product category is the crane / hoist / overhead drum lifters, used in conjunction with cranes, to lift and transport heavy drums by grabbing the upper rim. The portable or forklift drum lifters can be simply strapped onto the portable truck, without grabbing the rims. These forklift barrel lifters have automated hydraulic controls for minimising user fatigue while loading / unloading.

  • Drum Handling Safety Tips: Heavy drums should be handled with proper drum handling equipment, like below-hook drum lifters, drum trucks or forklift attachments.
  • Conditions such as uneven or slippery floors and restricted spaces can entail greater risks. Plastic and fibre drums should be handled with utmost care in such situations.
  • One should be extremely careful when using a forklift. The blades on the forklift can easily pierce through the drum and can cause spillage.


Drum lifters are widely used for handling steel, plastic and fibre drums in food & packaging, recycling, material handling, marine, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Morse Drum overhead crane lifters are meant for transporting the drum in an upright position.
  • They feature a built-in plate that supports the drum and load binders for securing the drum in position.
  • These drum lifters come integrated with fork pockets and fork mount hooks to be attached with a monorail, crane or chain block for moving the drums.
  • Their heavy-duty steel / stainless-steel construction protects the drum lifter against weathering damages.

Justrite overhead drum lifters feature tong-style design for lifting heavy drums by simply gripping the drum chime. These rugged lifters resist accidental opening / bending under heavy loads.

  • Portable drum lifters are suitable for applications that require the user to lift and rotate the drum to safely dispense into containers.
  • They feature compact base for a small footprint and manoeuvrability in confined spaces with a tight turning radius.
  • These drum lifters can easily accommodate steel, plastic & fibre drums and rotate them up to 360 degrees.
  • Some models also include a built-in scale indicator for weighing the drum weight with accuracy while dispensing the material.

Drum stackers from Dayton & Vestil are designed for lifting & stacking heavy drums in commercial warehouses. The hydraulic lifting mechanism of these lifters prevents them from losing balance (even mid-transit) and facilitate fatigue-free drum stacking in heavy workload environments.

Valley Craft drum loaders feature three-wheel design with a rear-mount swivel caster for maximum manoeuvrability in tight spaces. These drum loaders are further integrated with a brake for preventing unwanted movement.

Working Mechanism

The overhead drum lifters are easy & safe to operate in contrast to traditional lifting equipment. These lifters are used in conjunction with overhead cranes and a chain to hold & lift the drum using the rim. The directional flexibility of the drum depends upon the crane movement and can be easily repositioned / relocated / detached by unlocking the drum lifter's locking mechanism. If the requirement is to lift & transport drums with or without the upper rim, portable drum lifters are an ideal choice. These hydraulic drum lifters feature swivel casters for reducing the frictional losses on factory floors. They can also tilt / rotate the drum, allowing the inner content to flow easily.

Standards and Approvals

The drum lifters provided by Dayton, Eagle, Enpac, Grainger, Justrite, Morse Drum, Vestil, Valley Craft and Wesco meet OSHA industry standards for user safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can drum lifters be used for both horizontal and vertical orientation?

Some drum lifters can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientations. These lifters are also called 'bi-directional' drum lifters having a pivot or hinge mechanism that allows them to easily convert the orientation from horizontal to vertical and vice versa, allowing great versatility in different lifting and transporting applications.

Are there manual or electric drum lifters?

Yes, oth manual and electric drum lifters are available for different industrial applications. Manual drum lifters are operated by using a hand crank or lever to lift and transport drums. On the other hand, electric drum lifters are powered by an electric motor and operated by a control panel or remote control. They lift and transport drums with minimal physical effort, making them more ergonomic for continuous use.

Do I need any special training to use a drum lifter?

    It is recommended that operators receive proper training before using a drum lifter. Proper training should cover the following topics:
    • Safety: Operators should be made aware of the potential hazards associated with drum lifters, such as falls or chemical spills.
    • Operating procedures: Users should be familiar with the proper procedures for operating drum lifters. This includes basics like how to attach and detach the lifter from the drum, how to properly transport the drum and how to safely secure the drum in place.
    • Weight limits: Operators must be familiar with the weight limits of the drum lifter to prevent any mishappening.
    • Use of PPT kits: Users should know appropriate personal protective equipment when operating the lifter, including hats, safety glasses and steel-toed boots.
    • Inspection & Maintenance: Users must be familiar with inspection & maintenance procedures. This includes checking for wear & tear, lubrication / relubrication of moving parts and troubleshooting problems.

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