309 Series Drum Tumblers

Vigorous "corner-over-corner" mix inside a sealed drum. NO need to open drum... NO Mess... NO contamination. Vary drum rotation speed for thorough tumbling action! Blend valuable ingredients. Save Time, Labor and Money! Mix 30 to 55 gallon (114 to 210 liter) plastic, steel or fiber drum... One drum mixer to blend them all!

Key features

  • Barrel agitators mix drum contents without even opening it
  • Prevent messy cleanup of insertion mixers
  • Reduce hazards and worker exposure
  • Incorporate settled or stratified valuable ingredients
  • Homogenize liquid, granulated or powdered products
  • Eliminate sediment at the bottom of a drum
  • Tumble many different drums, including a 55-gallon (210 liter) or 30-gallon (114 liter) steel, fiber or plastic drum / barrel
  • Tumble drum with 18" to 23.5" (46 to 60 cm) diameter, and 29" to 37" (74 to 94 cm) tall
  • Drum Holder secures drum, and is easily loaded with your hoist or crane with model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter, or with your forklift, model 284 Fork Hook, and model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter
  • Fixed Speed models rotate at 14 RPM; Variable Speed (model 309-3) rotates from 2 to 20 RPM
  • Control Package and Guard Enclosure each sold separately
  • IMPORTANT: OSHA requires enclosure with safety interlock.
  • Capacity:
    • 800 Lb. (363 kg) Full Drum
    • 400 Lb. (181 kg) Half-Full Drum
      Half-Full Capacity is an indication of the capacity for tilting an unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. A partially full drum with an unbalanced and shifting load is harder to tilt than a full drum.

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Morse 309 Series Drum Tumblers rotate "corner-over-corner" to thoroughly mix drum contents without ever opening drum. This prevents messy cleanup from insertion mixers; reduces hazards and worker exposure; incorporates settled or stratified valuable ingredients; homogenizes liquid, granulated, or powdered products; and eliminates sediment at the bottom of a drum.

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Model 309-3 Drum Tumbler

Mix the contenst of a steel, plastic or fiber drum with a Morse Drum Tumbler. They accommodate many different drums, including standard 55-gallon (210 liter) and 30-gallon (114 liter) steel, fiber or plastic drums.

Model 309-3 Drum Tumbler with Plastic Drum

Shown here tumbling a plastic drum. Control Package is sold separately.

Fixed and Variable Speed models available. Fixed speed 60Hz models rotate drum at 14 RPM (12 RPM for 50Hz models). Model 309-3 with Morse Control Package rotates from 2 to 20 RPM. Motors are 1 HP.
Model 309-A is air-powered and rotates at 14 RPM. Vary drum rotation speed with air flow and pressure.

Model 92 Drum Lifter loading a drum into Model 309-3 Drum Tumbler

The drum holder is easily loaded with your hoist and Morse model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter. Can also load drum with your forklift, a model 284 Fork Hook, and model 92 Below-Hook Drum Lifter.

Guard Enclosure for Model 309-3 Drum Tumbler

Combine three components to meet safety requirements:
  1. Drum Tumbler
  2. Control Package (sold separately)
  3. Guard Enclosure Kit (sold separately)

OSHA requires a guard enclosure with safety interlock, so that the rotator will automatically stop running if the enclosure gate is opened.

IMPORTANT: OSHA holds the employer responsible for the suitability of design and application of tools and machinery.
Install all Morse Rotators in accordance with requirements for enclosure and safety interlock, etc. One way to accomplish this is with a Morse enclosure with safety interlock, so the rotator automatically turns off when enclosure door is opened. Power connections and motor controls must also comply with applicable local codes.

For OSHA compliance in the USA, see OSHA subpart O.1910.212(a)(4) "Barrels, containers, and drums. Revolving drums, barrels, and containers shall be guarded by an enclosure which is interlocked with the drive mechanism, so that the barrel, drum, or container cannot revolve unless the guard enclosure is in place."

NEMA 4/12 Control Box includes Timer, Start and Stop Buttons, Red Emergency Stop Button, Lockable Main Disconnect, and Wire terminals for safety interlock switch. NEMA 7/9 Explosion-Proof Control Box includes Start and Stop Buttons, Run / Jog Selector Switch, and wire terminals for external connection of safety interlock switch.

Only NON-Explosion Proof AC Control Packages include a pre-wired control box. Explosion-Proof Control Packages have no wiring from the NEMA 7/9 control box to the motor. Please consult an electrician to complete the wiring in accordance to your local code.

Explosion-Proof motors on models 309-E1 and 309-E1-50 are rated for Class I Group D, and other Explosion-Proof motors are rated for Class I Group D and Class II Groups F & G.

Air powered model 309-A requires plant air at 40 to 60 PSI and flowing at a rate of 40 SCFM. 309-A rotates a drum at 14 RPM and allows you to vary RPM with air flow and pressure. Sound level during operation is about 75 dB. Air Controls included with 309-A, including On / Off Air Valve, and Filter, Regulator, Lubricator (FRL).

Model Chart

What features do you need?

Motor style Phase Voltage / Amp Draw Explosion proof Drum RPM Control Package Guard Enclosure Kit Model
60Hz 1 115v / 12.8
208v / 7.0
230v / 6.4
N 14 RPM
GEK-309-1 309-1
- N 4 to 16 RPM
60Hz 3 230v / 2.8
460v / 1.4
N 14 RPM
Add Morse Control Package for 2 to 20 RPM Variable Speed
GEK-309-3 309-3
- N 4 to 16 RPM
- N 14 RPM
Vary RPM with air flow and pressure
GEK-309-A 309-A
60Hz 1 115v / 12.4
230v / 6.2
Y 14 RPM
GEK-309-E1 309-E1
50Hz 1 110v / 6.2
220v / 6.2
Y 12 RPM
GEK-309-E1 309-e1-50
60Hz 3 208v / 3.1
230v / 3.0
460v / 1.5
Y 14 RPM
GEK-309-E3 309-E3
50Hz 3 230v / 3.5
400v / 2.0
Y 12 RPM
GEK-309-E3 309-e3-50
60Hz 3 575v / 1.2 Y 14 RPM
GEK-309-E3 309-E3-575

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