Northern Industrial Drum Lifter
Why didn't I find this earlier?
Although I know it's not meant for use with them, we have to move paper barrels full of stamped steel parts off of a pallet. We hook the chains to the lip of the barrel and lift it off with a chain hoist. It deforms the steel rim on the paper barrel a bit, but we are lifting approx. 500-600 lbs.! This thing really grabs on. My only regret is that I didn't find this 8 years ago! Before this we had to manhandle the barrels off of the pallet. My next project will be to swap out the chain hoist for an electric to speed the process more!
April 16, 2014
I really needed a tool to help move and load 55 gal. drums of grain..Saw this product and it had good reviews so I ordered one..One of the best products I have ever bought..So simple to use..I have an engine stand that I hook it to and just roll barrels wherever I desire without hardly any effort..I have even lifted plastic barrels that don't have a lip on them and it still works..Don't hesistate to buy this product if you need to move drums..A wonderful product..
November 21, 2013
Great tool. Wish I had bought one years ago. Makes moving barrels of oil much easier.
October 8, 2012
The Drum Lifter is way beyond my expectations. We lift 1,400 lb drums loaded with steel plates out of our truck beds and this tool is awesome in the way it grasp the rim and locks in place for lifting. The tool release is simple as well to operate. We purchased another on to carry on our delivery truck so we could have a backup.
August 13, 2012
Only two models available for lifting 55 drums vertically. The other one is a crusher design, this one a finger design that grips the rim. I feel a lot safer with this design vs the other one. Uses the same principle that is used to grip steel plate when moving it. Also has a higher load capacity. Again a larger safety margin as this will be lifting 55 gal drums of gas when needed.
October 17, 2011
I have used this lifter to lift 55 gal drums and 55 gal poly barrels. It works flawless every time and the locking tabs help the barrel from slipping out of the lifter. The only way to make this lifter better is if it were triangulated.
October 10, 2011
Great product value
This device is the easiest way to move a heavy barrel. I can see other uses but haven't tried them. This device grabs the barrel seam around the top or bottom and with a portable lift, loader or chain fall you can lift heavy barrels safely. The chain and clamps seem to made of good quality material.
October 10, 2011
Got to have if you deal with any drums or belts
This is The best thing I'v found to Lift drums, anything from a 35lb barrel to full 55 gallon drum of oil / grease . I'v also used it to pull out and lift and install large conveyor belts. Very handy to have and I keep finding new ways to use it.
June 13, 2011
great item great value
Just as pics show. ez to use ,ad very discriptive,
November 16, 2010