Heavy Duty Forklift-Karrier to lift and pour ONLY a ribbed 55-gallon (210 liter), 22.5" (57 cm) diameter steel drum with your forklift. Capacity: 1500 Lb. (680 kg)


  • Model 285G-HD has 3-piece drum holder to lift and pour a ribbed 55-gallon (210 liter) 22.5" (57 cm) diameter steel drum
  • Quickly mounts on your forklift
  • Requires 25" (63.5 cm) between the forks
  • Each fork opening is 2.5" (6.35 cm) high by 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide
  • Provides controlled drum pouring
  • Handle drum with faucet or valve in place
  • Has chain wheel controlled tilt with 60:1 gear ratio and safety cover
  • Order with factory installed MORStopTM Tilt Brake Option to automatically hold drum tilt angle until you move it
  • Install correct option to handle other types of drum


Full Capacity1500 Lb. (681 kg)

Half-full Capacity800 Lb. (363.2 kg)

Half-full capacity is an indication of the capacity for an unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. A partially full drum with an unbalanced and shifting load is harder to tilt than a full drum.

Shipping dimensions

Ship length42" (106.68 cm)
Ship width34" (86.36 cm)
Ship height23" (58.42 cm)
Ship weight177 Lb. (80.358 kg)
Ship class70
4-digit serial numbers are simply the month & year of manufacture.
Example: 1120 is November 2020

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Diameter Adapter for 18.5" to 19" (47 to 48.3 cm) diameter drum. For use only with 185G, 285G, 185GR, 285GR or 300 Series.IMPORTANT: Measure outside diameter half-way down drum, where adapter will engage.

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OPTION: Factory Installed MORStop Tilt-Brake on NEW manual tilt drum handler. Auto holds drum tilt angle until you move it.

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Kit: Bracket to prevent plastic or fiber drum from slipping length-ways

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OPTION: Factory Installed 9" hand crank on NEW model 285A, 285G, 285A-HD or 285G-HD. Replaces pull chain drum tilt control.

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OPTION: Factory Installed 16" diameter hand wheel on NEW model 285A, 285G, 285A-HD OR 285G-HD. Replaces pull chain drum tilt control.


Kit: Safety Chain Anchor for 285 Series. Customer to bolt on or weld to cross tube of Forklift-Karrier.

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Fully Enclosed Crate for export of 1 of 285 or 285HD Series. Crate is heat treated and certified IPPC compliant.

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MORCINCH Kit: Top Rim Clamp to prevent a RIMMED 55-gallon (210 liter) plastic drum from slipping length-ways


OPTION: Factory Installed 1/4" Thick Neoprene Liner on NEW 5000G-P 3-piece drum holder

California Proposition 65 Information

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including barium sulfate, cobalt, titanium dioxide, and 2-methylimidazole, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and bisphenol-A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov