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Drum Lifters
Morse Drum Lifter Hoist Attachments
Below-Hook Drum Lifters - Barrel Lifting Equipment

Morse below-hook drum lifting equipment to move a drum with your hoist or crane. Find the right below-Hook Drum Lifter for almost any drum.

How to select the correct drum lifter

KEY to Drum Lifters

DRum lifter for 55-gallon steel drum

55-Gallon (208 liter)Steel Drum
22.5" (57 cm) Diameter

Drum lifter for 55-gallon plastic drum

55-Gallon Plastic Drum (208 liter)
23.25" (59 cm) Diameter

Drum lifter for fiber drum

Fiber Drum
(check for size)

Below-Hook Drum Lifting Equipment

 
Verti-Karrier Drum Lifters
Drum Lifters
with under drum support
Verti-Karrier Drum Lifters
Auto-Grip
Verti-Karrier
Drum Lifters
Model 91 Drum Lift for Steel 55-Gallon Drum or Steel Overpack
Drum Lift
for Steel Drum
or Overpack
92 Series Drum Lifters for Plastic, Fiber or Steel Drum
Drum Lifters for Plastic, Fiber or Steel Drum
Drum Lifting Hook - Model 41
Horizontal Drum
Lifting Hook
Drum Lift - Model 42
Heavy-Duty
Drum Lifter
Fork Hook - Model 284
Fork Hook
NoteMorse below-the-hook drum handlers and pail handlers are manufactured by Morse Mfg. Co., Inc. in East Syracuse, NY 13057 USA. Every one is load tested at the factory at 125% of rated capacity as per American National Standard ANSI/ASME B30.20, and a load test certificate is enclosed with each unit when shipped. . . See Load Test Video

Morse drum lifters comply with ANSI/ASME B30.20 standard for mechanical, below-the-hook lifting devices as it applies to the following:

  • Rated load markings and unit identification
  • Minimum design safety factor of 3, based on yield strength, for load bearing structural components
  • Welding is performed by certified welders who have passed the ANSI/AWS D14.1 welding qualification test
  • All welding is in accordance with ANSI/AWS D14.1 and ASME BTH-1
86  -  Drum Lifter Hoist Attachments - Below the Hook Barrel Lifts

Steel drum lifterPlastic drum lifter Fiber drum lifter

Model 86 Drum Lifter - Barrel lift
Model 86
Below-Hook Drum Lifter
for steel, fiber or plastic drum.
Barrel Lifter hoist attachment.
Safety conscious barrel lifting equipment.

Drum lifter made of type 304 stainless steel
Model 86-SS
Drum Lifter made of
type 304 stainless steel.
Barrel lift for food and
pharmaceutical applications.

Drum Lifter Spotlight!

Material handling safety conscious drum lifter hoist attachment

Use this below-the-hook barrel lifter to transport your drum in upright position. The drum is supported on a bar under the drum, and secured with a positive grip cinch chain and ratchet mechanism around the drum. This below-hook barrel lifter attaches to your monorail, crane, or chain block. You may also attach the barrel lift to your forklift using Morse Fork Hook.

Where is this drum lifter used?

  • Docks and mezzanines
  • Oil rigs and other marine applications
  • Construction sites

Handle a variety of drums

  • Steel, fiber or plastic drum lifter
  • Drum 23" to 38" (58.4 to 96.5 cm) tall
  • Drum with 22" to 23.5" (55.9 to 59.7 cm) diameter
  • Also accepts Diameter Adaptors for various sizes of smaller drums
  • Capacity: 1,000 Lb. (454 kg)

Model 86 Drum Lifter Dimensions

Product weight: 50 Lb. (22.7 kg)
Overall product dimensions without drum:
L25.5" W16" H49.25" (64.8 x 41 x 125 cm)

Domestic ship weight: 61 Lb. (28 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L28" W18" H30" (71 x 46 x 76 cm)

Custom Drum Lifters
Custom 2-Drum Lifter

Custom double drum lifter with center lifting eye, and adjustable lifting eye to use when lifting 2 different drums.

Custom below-hook drum lifter with fork pockets
Custom model # 86S-FP
below-hook drum lifter
with fork pockets at bottom

Custom Drum Lifter with 3 Lifting Points
Custom model # 86S-3LP
with 3 lifting points

90  -  Verti-Karrier Drum Lifters

steel drum

Morse Model 90 Verti-Karrier - Drum Lifter

Model 90 Verti-Karrier
drum lifter / drum picker hoist attachment

Morse Model 90 Verti-Karrier - Drum Lifter

Stainless steel drum lifter model 90-SS

Model 90-SS
Stainless Steel
drum lifter / drum picker hoist attachment

Use Verti-Karrier Drum Lifter hoist attachments to grab and lift your 55-gallon steel drum by gripping under the top rim. Then move and place your drum almost anywhere.

Load a drum to and from remote or hard-to-reach areas

  1. Attach the Verti-Karrier drum grab to your hoist or crane
  2. Move drum picker and lower onto the top of drum
  3. As the drum grab is elevated it grips drum automatically under the top rim
  4. When the drum is lowered to the ground, the drum grab carriage drops down and automatically locks in the open position, releasing the load
  5. The Verti-Karrier drum grab is then ready to lift another drum

The drum picker grip will not disconnect until drum is fully down. You only need to operate your hoist to guide drum grab into position. This saves operator time and protects against dangerous climbing.

Capacity: Lift a drum weighing up to 1,000 Lb. (454 kg).

Model 90, 90M and 90-SS drum lifters are sized for your 55-gallon steel drum (208 liter steel drum). They have 3 different settings, and should be adjusted to grip the sidewall under the rim of your drum.

  • Set in the top hole it will grip to 22-1/16 (56 cm) diameter drum
  • Middle hole to 22-3/16 (56.4 cm) diameter
  • Bottom hole to 22-7/16 57 cm) diameter

Morse Verti-Karrier Drum Lifters are NOT for a drum without lid or top in place.

Verti-Karrier Drum Lifters

  • Model 90 Verti-Karrier drum lifter for 55-gallon (208 liter) steel drum
  • Model 90-SS stainless steel drum lifter is made of type 304 stainless steel
  • Model 90M drum lifter has spark resistant parts made of monel
  • Model 90-30 drum lifter is sized for a typical 30-gallon (114 liter) steel drum
  • Model 90-85 is our drum lifter sized for typical 85-gallon (322 liter) steel overpack or salvage drum

Custom Verti-Karrier Custom version of model 90 drum lifter made to grip drum below third rib
Custom model # 90S-HD Verti-Karrier
Heavy-duty below-hook drum lifter /
drum picker made to lift 2000 Lb. drum

Drum
Lifter
Model #
Construction for
Diameters
Domestic
Ship Weight
Domestic
Ship Dimensions
90 Carbon steel 22-1/16" to 22-7/16"
(56 to 57 cm)
50 Lb.
(23 kg)
L31" W21" H9"
(79 x 53 x 23 cm)
90-SS Type 304 stainless steel 22-1/16" to 22-7/16"
(56 to 57 cm)
50 Lb.
(23 kg)
L31" W21" H9"
(79 x 53 x 23 cm)
90M Spark resistant parts 22-1/16" to 22-7/16"
(56 to 57 cm)
53 Lb.
(24 kg)
L31" W21" H9"
(79 x 53 x 23 cm)
90-30 Carbon steel 18-1/16" to 18-7/16"
(45.9 to 46.8 cm)
45 Lb.
(20.5 kg)
L31" W20" H9"
(79 x 51 x 23 cm)
90-85 Carbon steel 25-1/16" to 25-7/16"
(63.7 to 64.6 cm)
59 Lb.
(27 kg)
L39" W27" H9"
(99 x 69 x 23 cm)
91  -  Drum Lift for Steel 55-Gallon Drum or Overpack

steel drum

Morse Model 91 Drum Lifter for drum or overpack
Model 91
Drum Lift

This drum lift allows you to:

  • Lift a steel 55-gallon (208 liter) drum and place it into an overpack or salvage drum
  • Lift steel 85-gallon (322 liter) overpack drum
  • Lift closed salvage drum

An effective and simple-to-use drum lift with carefully designed ice-tong-like geometry and broad faced, but narrow profile grippers. The broad faced grippers spread holding force to minimize pressure on drum. The narrow profile enables it to lower drum completely into an overpack drum, and lift a 55-gallon drum out of an overpack drum.

Capacity: 1,000 Lb. (454 kg).
Domestic ship weight: 18.5 Lb. (8.27 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L20" W9" H17" (50.8 x 22.9 x 43.2 cm)

92  -  Drum Lifters for Plastic, Fiber or Steel Drum

Steel drum lifter Plastic drum lifter Fiber drum lifter - Cardboard drum lifter

Morse Model 92 Drum Lifter for plastic, steel or fiber drum

Model 92
drum lifter

Stainless steel drum lifter - Model 92-SS
Model 92-SS
Stainless steel drum lifter

5-Gallon Can Below-Hook Lifter
Model 92-5
 lifter for a
5-gallon can or pail

One drum lifter to do it all!

Model 92 has self-adjusting tong-like action when you raise the hook, to lift a rimmed steel, plastic or fiber / cardboard drum.

Manually center drum lifter on top of your drum and adjust it to drum width. It then grips various common types of closed head drums. Lift a drum from four-drum pallets or rows of adjacent drums.

Model 92 Drum Lifter Handles

  • Steel or Plastic rimmed drum 18" to 26" (46 to 66 cm) diameter
  • Typical plastic rimmed 30 to 55-gallon drum (114 to 208 liter drum)
  • Fiber drum (cardboard drum) 18.5" to 23" ID (47 to 87.4 cm ID), 19" to 23.5" OD (48.3 to 59.7 cm OD) with lever-lock
  • Steel salvage 85-gallon (322 liter) or overpack drum (NOT for plastic overpack)

Capacity: 1,000 Lb. (454 kg).

NOTE: Bottom of the drum rim must be within 1" of the top of the drum. Weight of drum contents must not exceed drum manufacturer's packing limit. Drum lid must be properly secured

Lower 55-gallon drum into overpack

Use model 92 barrel lift to place your 55-gallon (208 liter) drum into an 85-gallon (322 liter) overpack drum or salvage drum.

Model 92 Drum Lifter raising rimmed 55-gallon plastic drum
Model 92 Drum Lifter raising
rimmed 55-gallon plastic drum 

Model #  Construction for
Diameter
Domestic
Ship Weight
Domestic
Ship Dimensions
92 Carbon steel 18" to 26"
(46 to 66 cm)
25 Lb.
(11.4 kg)
L20" W9" H17"
(51 x 23 x 43 cm)
92-SS Type 304 stainless steel 18" to 26"
(46 to 66 cm)
25 Lb.
(11.4 kg)
L20" W9" H17"
(51 x 23 x 43 cm)
92M Spark resistant parts 18" to 26"
(46 to 66 cm)
31 Lb.
(14 kg)
L20" W9" H17"
(51 x 23 x 43 cm)
92-30 Carbon steel 15" to 23"
(38.1 to 58.4 cm)
25 Lb.
(11.4 kg)
L20" W9" H17"
(51 x 23 x 43 cm)
92-5 Carbon steel 11" to 15"
(27.9 to 38.1 cm)
23 Lb.
(10.5 kg)
L20" W9" H17"
(51 x 23 x 43 cm)
41  -  Drum Lifting Hooks for Horizontal Drum ONLY

steel drum

Drum Lifting Hook - Morse Model 41
Model 41 Drum
Lifting Hook

55-Gallon drum hoist

These Drum Lifting Hooks are used to lift a horizontal 55-gallon (208 liter) steel drum, 34" to 36" (86 to 92 cm) long. They add 10.6" (27 cm) to the height of your apparatus when lifting a horizontal drum (measured from the drum rim to the inside top of the lifting eye).

Capacity: 1,000 Lb (454 kg)
Domestic ship weight: 7 Lb. (3 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L20" W5" H4" (51 x 13 x 10 cm)

WARNING: Do NOT attempt to lift an upright drum with this device.

Model 41 Drum Lifting Hook has an alloy steel lifting ring, steel rods, and malleable iron hooks.

Model 41M horizontal drum lifter is similar to model 41, but has spark resistant parts

  • Rods are stainless steel
  • Lifting ring and hooks are spark resistant aluminum/bronze alloy

Model 41M Drum Lifting Hook with Spark Resistant Parts
Model 41M Drum Lifting Hook
with Spark Resistant Parts

42  -  Heavy-Duty Drum Lifters

steel drum

Morse Model 42 Drum Lift
Model 42
Drum Lift in
horizontal mode

Morse Model 42 Drum Lift
Model 42
Drum Lift in
off-vertical mode

Model 42 Drum Lift is a heavy duty drum lifter for use on your hoist hook or fork mounted hook. Forged hooks are shaped to engage the rims at opposite ends of  drum. Alloy chain, links and lifting rings are combined with heavy duty steel rod and welded eyes to provide a heavy duty assembly.

Model 42 Drum Lift has a pair of alloy steel lifting rings for two modes of lifting, as shown at left.

Drum Lifts are Made to Handle

  • Open top and tight head 55-gallon steel drums (208 liter steel drums)
  • Capacity: 2,000 Lb. (907 kg)

Domestic ship weight: 9 Lb. (4 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L31" W5" H4" (79 x 13 x 10 cm)

Drum Lift allows two lifting modes

1. Horizontal Mode

  • Use lifting ring connected to rod and chain at middle of assembly
  • Lift horizontal drum without changing its horizontal orientation

Morse Model 42 Drum Lifting Lift

Model 42
Drum Lift

55-Gallon (208 liter)
drum hoist

2. Off-Vertical Mode enables upending and downending drum

  • Use lifting ring on outer end of alloy chain
  • Lift horizontal drum and have it hang off-vertical
  • Lift vertical drum by placing rod end hook under bottom rim of drum.
    As upright drum leaves floor it tilts to off-vertical position.
  • Lower drum until its bottom corner meets floor, then guide drum to settle upright or allow it to tilt down to horizontal

Drum Lifts / 55-Gallon Drum Hoists

  • Model 42 alloy chain, links and lifting rings; steel rod; welded eyes
  • Model 42-G is the same style drum lifter with hot dip galvanized finish

Each Model 42 and Model 42-G Drum Lift is load tested at the factory at 200% of rated capacity as per American National Standard ASME B30.9 and a load test certificate is enclosed with each unit. . . See the video

284 - Fork Hook

 

Model 284 Fork Hook with Model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter
Model 284 Fork Hook with Model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter

Lift a drum with model 284 Fork Hook and model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter
Lift a drum with model 284 Fork Hook and model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter

Morse Model 284 - Fork Hook

Model 284 Fork Hook (shown on fork) being used with Model 42 Drum Lifting Hook  (shown on drum). This fork mounted hook slides right onto the fork of your truck to enable use of any Morse below hook drum lifter with your forklift. Turn your forklift into a 55-gallon (208 liter) drum hoist.

Fork opening is 5.5" X 1-9/16" (14 x 4 cm)
Capacity: 2,000 Lb. (907 kg)
Domestic ship weight: 11 Lb. (5 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L9.5" W9.5" H9" (24 x 24 x 23 cm)

Calculation of lost load capacity with forklift attachment

Note about Fork Mounted HookNOTE: Model 284 Fork Hook is NOT a drum lifter. It is a fork mounted hook from which to suspend a drum lifter or other device.

Custom Forklift
Attachment
Custom fork mount drum handler
Custom model # 185S-HD-FP
forklift mounted drum handler
for use when your forks
do not spread wide enough
to accommodate a drum.

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Drum Lifters - Drum Lifter Hoist Attachment - Below the hook Barrel Lifters - Morse Below-Hook Drum Lifters to move a drum with your hoist or crane. Find the right drum lifter for almost any drum. Barrel lifters for plastic, steel or fiber drum. Below-hook drum lifting equipment.