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Drum Lifters


Industries manufacturing cosmetics, chemical substances or food-grade items need to handle huge barrels filled with powder & liquids. These heavy drums need to be tilted & emptied into filling lines or machines. Such critical operations pose a challenge, as the barrel's weight can go above and ...beyond 2000 lb (1000 kg). Drum lifters are perfect for both lifting & transporting heavy drums on industrial floors & factories. These drum moving units not only protect employees from potential damages but also increase the overall efficiency.Read more


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-2-LDS-R3 SGD 3870.72
AFMDL-1-LDS-B1 SGD 2592.03
AFMDL-1-LDS-R3 SGD 2569.48
AFMDL-2-LDS-B1 SGD 3913.76

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-SCALE-1,500 lbs.17"9.375"-6.375" SGD 4193.47
BDCR-880-H-DCSteel, Plastic and Fiber Drums1,500 lbs.43.562"55.875"DC68.937" SGD 8321.77
CDCR-880-H-HP-DCSteel, Plastic and Fiber Drums880 lbs.70.75"55.875"DC68.875" SGD 8291.24
DDCR-880-HSteel, Plastic and Fiber Drums1,500 lbs.42.75"47"Foot Pump68.5" SGD 3025.12
EDCR-880-H-HPSteel, Plastic and Fiber Drums880 lbs.70.75"50"Foot Pump68.875" SGD 3186.63
FDCR-880-MSteel, Plastic and Fiber Drums with top lip880 lbs.45.25"49.937"Hand Ratchet68.937" SGD 2557.19

Horizontal Drum Lifting Hook

Morse Drum 41 Series lifting hooks are ideal for lifting and transporting standard horizontal 55-gallon (210 litre) steel drums with lengths ranging from 34 to 36 inches. They feature a tight head that remains intact throughout and a removable top (on selected models) equipped with a lid to securely clamp the assembly. These drum lifting hooks are capable of handling loads up to 1000 lb and are further integrated with stainless-steel rods and spark-resistant aluminium / alloy bronze lifting rings and hooks.

StyleModelSpark ResistantPrice (inc. GST)
A41No SGD 217.35
B41MYes SGD 303.14

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)
AF89831A414 to 24"90"51" SGD 35298.33
AF89832A514 to 24"78"51" SGD 34825.50
BF89837A114 to 24"90"47" SGD 32929.85
BF89838A214 to 24"78"47" SGD 32457.03
CF80145A818 to 28"90"71" SGD 41974.50
DF80146A918 to 28"78"71" SGD 41501.68
EF80143A618 to 28"90"59" SGD 39606.03
EF80144A718 to 28"78"59" SGD 39133.21

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 5927.59
B30YP23 SGD 5927.59

86 Series Drum Lifters, Below-Hook

Morse 86 Series drum lifters are designed to lift drums with a cinch and ratchet mechanism for secure transportation at construction sites, docks and oil rigs. They feature a below hook for added support & safety while lifting. They come in drum diameter and height ranges of 22 - 23.5 inches and 23 - 38 inches, respectively. These heavy-duty drum lifters have a maximum load capacity of 2000 lb and come with a load test certification that complies with ANSI / ASME standards.

StyleModelCapacityItemotherPrice (inc. GST)
A86S-3LP-Drum Lifter- SGD 1468.04
B86-SS1000 lb.Below-Hook Drum Lifters- SGD 3803.56
C86S-2D1000 lb.Below-Hook Drum LiftersCapacity for 2 drums SGD 4671.04
D86S-2LP1000 lb.Below-Hook Drum LiftersTwo lifting points SGD 1353.65
E86S-FP1000 lb.Below-Hook Drum LiftersFork pockets SGD 2173.46
A86S-NDT1000 lb.Below-Hook Drum Lifters- SGD 4118.14
F861000 lb.Below-Hook Drum Lifters- SGD 819.81
G86S-FPHD2000 lb.Below-Hook Drum LiftersFork pockets SGD 6882.63

90 Series Below-the-hook Verti-Karrier

Morse Verti-Karrier below-hook drum lifters are ideal for use in compact areas to grab and lift steel drums with loads up to 2000 lb. These carbon / stainless steel lifters feature an alternating gripping facility that lifts the drums by grasping below the top rims and an automatic locking mechanism to prevent accidental release of the loads. They are compatible for use with 35, 55 & 85 gallon drums and available in drum diameters ranging from 18-1/16 to 25-7/16 inches on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelCapacityDrum Dia.Drum SizeMaterialPrice (inc. GST)
A90S-NDT--55 / 85- SGD 2392.71
B90-301000 lb.18-1/16" - 18-7/16"35Carbon Steel SGD 743.55
B90-851000 lb.25-1/16" - 25-7/16"85Carbon Steel SGD 1067.67
C90-SS1000 lb.22-1/16" - 22-7/16"55Stainless Steel SGD 1973.27
D901000 lb.22-1/16" - 22-7/16"55Carbon Steel SGD 705.42
D90M1000 lb.22-1/16" - 22-7/16"55--
E90S-HD2000 lb.22-1/16" - 22-7/16"55- SGD 2611.97

Morse Handle Drum Lifters

Morse 92 Series below-hook barrel lifters are designed to lift and transport fibre, plastic, cardboard and rimmed-steel drums. These drum lifters feature slim-profile grippers to lower a drum into an overpack or a salvage drum and a self-adjusting tong-like action for an automatic gripping action (to place 30-gal drums into 55's or 55's into 85's). Choose from a wide range of these drum lifters available in drum diameters ranging from 15 to 26 inches on Raptor Supplies.

StyleModelDrum Dia.MaterialPrice (inc. GST)
A92-30S-NDT-Steel SGD 2059.07
A92-5S-NDT-Steel SGD 2040.00
A92S-NDT-Steel SGD 2020.94
B92-3015" - 23"Carbon Steel SGD 531.93
A92-30SS15" - 23"Stainless Steel SGD 1372.71
C9218" - 26"Carbon Steel SGD 505.23
D92-SS18" - 26"Stainless Steel SGD 1372.71
A92M18" - 26"--

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)
A240156Battery power78"36"41"8.5Power Lift SGD 13507.00
B240157Battery power78"53"41"8.5Power Lift & Drive SGD 25438.70
C240150Hydraulic pump59"36"41"1Standard SGD 6971.79
D240154Hydraulic pump78"36"41"1High Reach SGD 8678.12
E240155Hydraulic pump59"40"42"1Scale SGD 13492.66

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)
A24010055 gal. SGD 253.95
B24010285 gal. SGD 322.46

Fork Mounted Drum Lifter

StyleModelCapacityHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
AFMDDL-17001,500 lbs.35"34"38" SGD 3850.43
BFMDL-15001,500 lbs.37"47"33" SGD 6839.00
CFMDL-20002,000 lbs.37"47"33" SGD 8244.15
DFMDDL-30003,000 lbs.37"47"33" SGD 10052.07
EFMDDL-40004,000 lbs.37"47"33" SGD 13447.03
FFMDL-850750 lbs.35"34"31" SGD 2352.92

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-AC76.437"109.25"3/449.187" SGD 8060.49
BHDC-450-6076.437"109.25"-49.187" SGD 5815.54
AHDC-450-60-DC76.437"109.25"149.187" SGD 8060.49
BHDC-450-7291.625"109.25"-49.187" SGD 6031.90
AHDC-450-72-AC91.625"109.25"3/449.187" SGD 8270.73
AHDC-450-72-DC91.625"109.25"149.187" SGD 8270.73
AHDC-450-84-AC105.937"124.875"3/453.187" SGD 8642.75
AHDC-450-84-DC105.937"124.875"153.187" SGD 8642.75
BHDC-450-84105.937"124.875"-53.187" SGD 6399.84
BHDC-450-96118.75"124.875"-53.187" SGD 6655.01
AHDC-450-96-AC118.75"124.875"3/453.187" SGD 8891.80
AHDC-450-96-DC118.75"124.875"153.187" SGD 8891.80

Drum Jack

StyleModelAcceptsCapacityCaster MaterialHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADRUM-55-FSP-800 lbs.Hard Rubber46.25"35"39.5" SGD 9067.56
BDRUM-55FP30 and 55-gallon steel, plastic and fiber drums1,000 lbs.Mold-on-Rubber48.75"41.562"41.75" SGD 12221.34
CDRUM-55-3655-gallon steel and fiber drums500 lbs.-58"25.812"30.5" SGD 2345.00
DDRUM-55S55-gallon steel drums660 lbs.Nylon47.5"41.187"28.5" SGD 1948.57

Drum Lifter/rotator/transporter

StyleModelCaster MaterialHeightLeg TypeLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
ADRUM-LRT-DC-SCL-85.437"-34.625"61.812" SGD 25211.15
BDRUM-LRT-DC-IIMold-on-Rubber88"Fixed61"36.25" SGD 16556.03
CDRUM-LRT-AIRNylon88"Fixed61"36.25" SGD 14617.73
BDRUM-LRT-IINylon82.625"Pivoting Straddle51.5"34" SGD 7039.05
DDRUM-LRTNylon85"Fixed50.25"36" SGD 6487.43
EDRUM-LRT-DCNylon88"Fixed61"36.25" SGD 14983.32

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-100125 lbs.20"29" SGD 2344.86
BLLW-PAILD-200200 lbs.26.5"20" SGD 2093.52

Multi-purpose Overhead Drum Lifter

StyleModelHeightLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
APDL-800-M-BR16.5"25.5"25.5" SGD 959.84
BPDL-800-M19"14.75"14.75" SGD 363.41
StyleModelCaster MaterialPrice (inc. GST)
AP-JIB-2Glass Filled Nylon SGD 10873.27
AP-JIB-4Phenolic SGD 11996.86

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)
AFDT-2216.25"27.125"1000 lbs.3.5" SGD 389.97
BDL-3120.75"22.25"1500 lbs.4" SGD 432.81

Automatic Eagle Beak Drum Lifter

StyleModelCapacityLengthWidthPrice (inc. GST)
AFMDL-11,000 lbs.43"29" SGD 2387.81
BFMDL-22,000 lbs.42.437"41.25" SGD 3131.45

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-162016 to 20" SGD 914.95
BCHDL-202520 to 25" SGD 914.95

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)

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

What precautions should be taken before handling a drum?

  • Before lifting / moving, the user should check for any damage and also ensure that the lid / cap is securely fastened.
  • While handling drums containing hazardous powder / oil, the user should wear PPE kits.
  • Drum lifters should be properly latched to prevent accidents & chances of injury caused by a drum fall.

What are the suitable conditions for using Morse Drum overhead drum lifters?

Morse overhead drum lifters are suitable for applications where drums can only be lifted in an upright position. Additionally, they are used in facilities that have an integrated crane system for supporting the drum lifters.

How to move Vestil drum movers using a forklift?

Vestil forklift drum movers are best suited for lifting & transferring heavy drums because of their built-in forklift pockets that enhance the safety of the operation. The operator can lift the drum mover by sliding the forklift blades inside the pocket.

What are Vestil drum pickers?

Vestil drum pickers are lifting equipment, ideal for moving drums in confined & far-off locations. These drum lifters have single clamping mechanism that automatically attaches to the drum chime. Furthermore, the clamping mechanism is adjustable for accommodating smaller sized drums.

Which drum lifters are suitable to handle drums containing chemicals?

Vestil drum lifters / transporters are designed to handle chemicals, also prone to spillage. These drum lifters should be used for handling drums containing chemicals, as they maintain a sufficient distance between the user and the drum for safety against chemical burns.

What standards do Morse below-hook drum lifters comply with?

Morse below-hook drum lifters comply with ANSI/ASME B30.20 standards. Additionally, these drum lifters are individually load tested at 125 per cent rated capacity. The welding is as per ANSI / AWS D14.1 and ASME BTH-1 standards.

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