The 3A-HD-BHDL works with three radial arms that conform to the drum body.
The 3A-HD-BHDL works with three radial arms that conform to the drum body.

Liftomatic Material Handling has expanded its line of drum handling equipment to add 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system.

The 3A-HD-BHDL is an 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. Drums remain in a vertical position while lifted and/or transported with the 3A-HD-BHDL unit.

The 3A-HD-BHDL 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. The unit has a working capacity of up to 3000 pounds/drum. The 3-point connection assists to maintain the drum’s integrity during the lifting process. Drums with a range of 21’-23’ in outside chime diameter can be handled.

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