Below-Hook Drum Handler combines capacity and safety.

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Fully automatic and mechanical, BHDL-3A-HD can lift 55 gal steel or plastic drums from overhead position for placement to or from containment devices/scales/pallets. Drums remain in vertical position while lifted/transported, and intuitive-lock engagement system ensures radial arms remain in locked position until load is placed in final location. With 3,000 lb/drum capacity, this attachment features 3 radial arms that conform to drum body and engage at underside of 21–23 in. drum chime ODs.


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NEW Below-Hook Drum Handling System is Now Available from Liftomatic

Buffalo Grove, IL --   Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., has expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include the new model BHDL-3A-HD.  This product is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that can be used to lift 55 gallon drums from an overhead position, for placement to or from many containment devices, scales, pallets or similar handling requirements.  The drums will remain completely in the vertical position while lifted and/or transported with the BHDL-3A-HD unit.

The BHDL-3A-HD works with three radial arms that conform to the drum body and engage at the underside of the drum chime on nearly any 55-gallon steel or plastic drum.  This unit has a working capacity of up to 3000 pounds per drum.  The 3-point connection assists to maintain the drum’s integrity during the lifting process. A cutting-edge “intuitive-lock” engagement system insures the radial arms remain in the locked position until the load is placed in its final resting location- a first in the industry. Drums with a range of 21”-23” in outside chime diameter can be handled.  The BHDL-3A-HD can be attached to any overhead lifting hoist, or can be affixed to Liftomatic’s model FTB-3 forklift adapter, allowing the unit to be used from the underside of a set of forklift forks.  The BHDL-3A-HD is ideal for energy industries, environmental operations as well as general use where overhead lifting of drums is required.

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., is an acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of material handling equipment for use in a variety of industries.  Established in 1947, Liftomatic currently sells to more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide.  Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Liftomatic maintains manufacturing, engineering and sales facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe and actively sells equipment in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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