Hydraulic drum trucks are pieces of material handling equipment that can be used to avoid heavy lifting and injuries for staff members. They are used to transport drums and to help load them onto lorries for further transport off site. They have a lifting mechanism so that the drums can be hoisted onto the lorry.
More heavy duty drum trucks can be used to lift and rotate drums, allowing them to be stacked for storage. They can lift weights up to 55 gallons, or 400kg. The operator can load the drum onto the machinery and it will then either be used to stack and position the drums for locking or rotate them up to 120 degrees to empty them.
Drum trucks are especially popular because they are simple and compact. They can be used in most warehouse environments as they don’t take up a lot of space. They can be bought online from reputable lifting equipment providers.