Your business most likely involves the movement and transportation of drums. If so, then you’ll understand that such drums are often very unwieldy. They’re usually heavy and can come in all shapes and sizes. If you need to move drums on a regular basis then you’re likely going to need specialty drum-handling equipment.
Here we take a look at three examples of drum wheel trucks for heavy-duty tasks that the team at Douglas Equipment can supply you with.
1. 4-Wheel Drum Truck from Morse
Morse manufactures many of the best examples of material handling equipment available anywhere, and that includes drum wheel trucks for heavy-duty tasks.
Their 4-wheel drum model simplifies the task of loading, unloading and moving even the heaviest drums by a substantial degree, and you can be confident that the four eight-inch polyolefin wheels are capable of bearing the weight.
This model comes with several options including the possibility of 10” pneumatic wheels that will increase the maximum load from the usual 65 lbs. to 85 lbs. Your truck can also be provided with spark-resistant parts, and an optional strap kit for rimless drums.
2. Wesco Drum Trucks
We’ve never faulted Wesco for the quality of their products, and it’s more than likely that we never will. This experienced company provides a wide range of drum trucks, including economy hydraulic drum trucks and both vertical drum carriers and pallet truck drum lifters.
For heavy-duty tasks we would recommend the high-lift hydraulic drum truck. This device is manufactured from high-strength steel with four 7” mold on polyurethane casters and can handle both 55 and 85-gallon drums. Your drum truck can easily be adjusted to accommodate a variety of widths and has locking rear casters to aid maneuverability.
As usual with all Wesco products, any truck you purchase comes with our full recommendation and a 90-day warranty for full peace of mind. Don’t forget to look through all the options when it comes to purchasing a Wesco drum truck.
3. Harper Drum Handling Trucks
Harper is a company based in Wichita, Kansas that has been in business since 1953 and excels in a number of areas when it comes to material-handling equipment, including drum-handling equipment.
Harper has several models you may wish to consider, including the 9268-63 that has an impressive frame capacity of 1,000 lbs. This model comes in a four-wheel configuration with 10” moldon rubber wheels at the front and 6” moldon rubber wheels at the rear for even weight distribution and to make the movement of drums simpler for the operator.
A unique handle design simplifies loading and unloading, and the device comes with a spring-loaded kickstand that will hold your truck in a vertical, space-saving position when it is not in use.
Douglas Equipment Here to Help!
If you need any clarification concerning drum wheel trucks for heavy-duty tasks, then our team at Douglas Equipment is here to help. You can either get in touch with us using our online contact form, or call us at 1-800-451-0030. We look forward to providing invaluable help to your business concerning material handling equipment.