Press Release Summary:
Economy Gator Grips, for steel, fiber, and poly drums with open or closed heads, utilize Auto Grip Lock feature that locks grip-jaws closed and maintains positive lock on drum rim throughout transport. Effective even over rough terrain, jaws do not unlock until drum is placed on ground. Units are offered in 2 models: Single Drum Fork Mount, with 1,000 lb capacity, and Dual Drum Fork Mount, with 2,000 lb capacity.
Original Press Release:
Wesco's New Economy Gator Grip Drum Grab Offers Auto Grip Lock Capability at Lower Cost
Lansdale, PA, July 2003 - Wesco Industrial Products, Inc. has introduced the new Economy Gator Grip drum grabs to meet market demand for a lower-cost, product featuring the patent-pending Auto Grip Lock. Priced at less than half the cost of the heavy-duty Gator Grip models, the Economy line meets the majority of drum handling needs today.
Two models are of the Economy Gator Grip are available: Single Drum Fork Mount (1,000-lb. capacity) and Dual Drum Fork Mount (2,000-lb. capacity). Wesco's patent-pending Auto Grip Lock is the only design that offers a true positive lock on the drum rim, even over rough terrain.
Traditional drum grab devices rely on drum weight and gravity to maintain a positive lock. With these, a drum may bounce during transportation, causing it to become momentarily weightless. This can cause the grip to open and drop the drum. Wesco's Auto Grip Lock automatically locks the grip jaws closed and maintains a positive lock throughout drum transport. The jaws do not unlock until the drum is placed on the ground.
Made in the U.S.A., the Economy Gator Grip can be used with steel, fiber and poly drums (with either open or closed heads).
Wesco Industrial Products, Inc. has been a premier manufacturer of material handling equipment since 1948. Along with a full line of drum handling equipment, Wesco offers a wide range of hand trucks, lift equipment, platform trucks & carts, and related accessories at competitive prices.
For more information on Economy Gator Grip, or for a copy of Wesco's new Condensed Catalog or their Master Catalog, please contact Wesco Industrial Products, Inc., P.O. Box 47, Lansdale, PA 19446; Tel: 215-699-7031; Fax: 800-346-5511; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.wescomfg.com.