Counterbalance Drum & Barrel Lifter

Product Code: DTP08-R500 (Ex)

This Counterbalance Drum & Barrel Lifter has a counterweight in the box at the back of the unit. This allows it to be used for lifting drums and barrels without the need of support legs sticking out the front of the unit. These are generally used for taking drums off pallets and lifting them into dispensing machines that have no access for wheels to go around or under.


The universal stainless steel drum grip is designed for lifting steel or plastic drums and barrels from 13 to 55 gallons (50-205 liters). We have fitted the highest quality wheels with precision bearings to ensure that the unit is easy to push. The rear handle operates the tiller steering on both rear wheels. We would recommend this unit for operating on level floors. The steel chassis is grit blasted and powder coated to give a tough long lasting finish. 

Technical Specifications

  • manual-hydraulic lift to 14.56 Inches (taller options available), 370mm;

  • safe working load (SWL) 772 Pounds;

  • can handle drums from 13-55 gallon both steel and plastic;

  • double-acting hydraulic pump;

  • polycarbonate clear guarding;

  • 6.299 Inch front wheels with precision bearings;

  • 100mm rear castors and single 160mm rear steering wheel with park brake;

  • rear wheel steering;

  • proof of load test certificate;

  • stainless steel rack assembly and drum catch;


Drum suitability

You can use the Counterbalance Drum & Barrel Lifter with a wide variety of drum types and sizes, which is useful if you handle different types of drum on a daily basis. For details about the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the technical specification below. If the drums you use aren’t in the specification, contact us and we can offer advice and guidance.