Universal Drum Truck (DTC01)

This Universal Drum Truck is suitable for drum and barrel handling from 10 to 55 gallon (50-205 litre). This barrel mover is constructed in full stainless steel. The drum truck is also fitted with an adjustable catch allowing it to suit different drums and barrels such as MAUSER'S, XL ring, plastic and open top steel.


Product Code: DTC01

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The company’s flagship unit the DTC01 Universal Drum Trolley won STS the Tomorrow’s World Inventors of the Year award followed by the Product Innovation Award at the Safety Expo 2001. The DTC01 has become the industry standard for all companies wishing to allow any operator, no matter how strong, to move drums of up to 772 lbs. (350kg) with only 44 lbs (20kg) of effort while complying with Manual Handling Regulations.

The DTC01 does not require the drum to be moved onto a footplate. To operate you simply push the trolley to the drum and attach the catch to the rim of the drum. The catch has variable settings to suit all different types of drums and barrels and can be adjusted up and down to suit different heights. With the catch connected, push the footbar forward and pull on the handles to lift the drum vertically and not inclined towards the operator.

It can then be pushed along with the minimum of effort and without the operator taking the weight of the load against the body. If you let go while you are transporting a drum the trolley will place the drum back on the ground vertically.Manufactured in whole stainless steel the drum trolley has been well received in food, chemical, offshore and pharmaceutical industries with the ATEX compliant options becoming increasingly necessary.

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Technical Specifications

  • Maximum SWL 772 Pounds, 350kg

  • Maximum input load 44 Pounds, 20kg

  • Ground clearance 2.95 Inches, 75mm

  • Overall width 31.29 Inches, 795mm

  • Weight 62 Pounds, 28kg

  • Operator load kept below 44 lb. limit (20kg)

  • Complies with Manual Handling Regulations

  • Automatic drum grip mechanism

  • Fits all types and sizes of drums

  • Full stainless steel construction

  • ATEX compliant options available

Drum suitability

Our Universal Drum Trolley can handle a wide range of drum types up to a maximum size of 205 litres – especially useful if you need to handle a variety of drums each day. For a full breakdown of the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the drum suitability document below. If the drums you use aren’t in the document, contact us and we'll give you guidance.