Drum Upender solves drum handling and storage problems.

Press Release Summary:

Model DU-SOM mechanical forklift attachment handles 55 gal drums in vertical, horizontal, and transitional positions. User can pick drum from horizontal rack or storage application, remove it safely, and manipulate drum to vertical position (or vice-versa), with no man-handling and without operator leaving seat of forklift. With 850 lb working capacity and all steel construction, unit withstands constant use.

Original Press Release:

New Drum Upender Solves Horizontal to Vertical Handling and Rack Storage Problems of 55-Gallon Drums

Buffalo Grove, IL

August, 2001

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., is now offering a mechanical forklift attachment for handling drums in the vertical, horizontal and transitional positions. The model DU-SOM allows customers to pick a drum from a horizontal rack or storage application, remove it safely and simply and to effortlessly manipulate the drum to the vertical position (or vice-versa), with no man-handling and without the operator ever leaving the seat of the forklift.

With an 850 pound working capacity and all-steel construction, the unit withstands the pressures of constant use. A unique, built-in actuator mechanism allows the operator to move the drum from horizontal to vertical with no outside attachments or accessories.

Liftomatic Material Handling is an acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of a variety of drum handling equipment. Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, the company maintains engineering, production and sales facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company currently sells it's line of "Parrot-Beak" drum handling products in over 40 countries
worldwide and counts customers in over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies.

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