Lifting and moving drums is a common task in many sectors, including in pharmaceutical, chemical and oil plants. Often drums carry hazardous material too, which means that they should be handled with care. If your business handles drums on a regular basis, a forklift drum grab is a very worthwhile investment. At Lifting365, we stock a wide range of forklift drum grabbers, ranging from entry level universal grabs to state-of-the-art hydraulic models. All the drum grabs, drum lifters, and rim grip lifters available from Lifting365 come fully tested and certified, and are therefore a far safer way of lifting and transporting steel, plastic, fibre or Mauser drums in your business. Investing in a drum grab forklift attachment can increase your productivity, reduce your handling costs, and improve health and safety onsite. Our range includes the best-selling Forklift Universal Drum Grab, an adjustable grab that can pick up both steel and 'L' & 'XL' ring plastic drums. This is the ideal model for businesses that handles drums on a semi-regular basis. The attachment can be secured to the forklift forks using the zinc-plated fork screws; these provide complete security while allowing the forklift to be quickly switched to other tasks. We also stock carriage-mounted drum handlers, which are ideal to use if the forklift is to be dedicated to drum handling. This drum grabber is mounted directly to the carriage (Class 2) of a forklift truck, enabling 210 litre (45 gallon) steel drums to be handled when turning room is restricted. For dealing with drums that are packed tightly together, we also stock forklift rim grip drum grabs, in single or double models, which allow drums to be picked up or set down without spaces between them. Businesses that handle drums on a regular basis can invest in slightly more sophisticated models, such as drum rotators and tippers, which can empty, pour or transport drums. Several methods are used to operate this attachment, such as crank handles, hand-turning chains and hydraulics; your choice can vary the price of the drum rotator. No matter what you choose, it’s important to invest in a drum rotator that operates smoothly, so the contents are not spilled or moved too quickly so the weight isn’t shifted around. For large businesses that need to handle and transport drums regularly, a hydraulic drum rotator is a great investment. This allows the drum to be rotated via controls in the forklift cab, which improves efficiency, onsite safety and productivity. All of our drum grab forklift attachments are high quality and adhere to the highest of health and safety standards. If you require any help in selecting the right forklift grab for your business, please contact our experienced customer care team.