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Drum Tumblr Logo310 Series 55-Gallon Drum Agitators

Morse Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumblers

Rotate a Closed Drum "Corner-Over-Corner"
to mix the contents


Morse Tilt-To-Load Drum Rotators have power-lift, and tumble drum "corner-over-corner" to thoroughly mix ingredients inside a closed drum. These barrel agitators hold the drum on an angle to rotate drum with vigorous tumbling action!

Morse Drum Tumblers Save You Time, Labor and Money!
Mix ingredients right inside a closed drum
Morse Drum Tumbler - 55 Gallon Drum Mixer / Barrel Agitator

Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumblers rotate a plastic, steel or fiber drum
from 55-gallon (210 liter) drum down to 30-gallon (114 liter) size.
One drum mixer to blend them all.

Use Morse Barrel Agitators to:

  • Blend inside a closed drum to ensure homogenous and uniform batches
  • Remix valuable settled or stratified ingredients
  • Even smooth rough parts by tumbling with media

Custom Stainless Steel Drum Tumbler
Custom Stainless Steel Drum Tumbler
Load an upright drum into the barrel tumbler at floor level

Avoid hazards of manual drum handling Easy to Load by hand truck or hoist without the hazards of manual drum handling.

Quickly load an upright drum onto the base plate of the Tilt-To-Load Drum Rotator at floor level with Drum Truck model 81 Drum Spotter, or with a below-hook drum lifter (shown right) and your hoist or crane.
Load Drum Tumbler with drum truck Load Drum Tumbler / Barrel Agitator with below-hook drum lifter 

Secure drum in holder with web strap and ratchet, and two top clamps

Secure drum in Drum Tumbler

Load upright drum at floor level Secure your drum in drum rotator using the polyester web strap and ratchet around drum, and two clamps on top of the drum.

Use ergonomic power tilt control to raise drum to rotating position.

Turn motor on to activate drum tumbler hydraulics. Tilt drum to top position with RAISE control valve.

Use second control to start and stop drum tumbling.

Begin drum rotation with the ROTATE control valve.

The control mast can be positioned on either left or right side or at back of Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumbler.

Morse barrel tumblers mix inside many different drums, including 55-gallon and 30-gallon drum sizes.

Drum Holder of Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumbler

The Drum Holder on Morse
Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumblers

Supports drum on a base plate under the drum,
two clamps on top of the drum, and
a web strap and ratchet around the drum.

  • Tumble drum 29" to 37" (74 to 94 cm) tall
  • Tumble drum 18" to 23.5" (46 to 60 cm) in diameter
  • Variable speed: 5 to 20 RPM
  • Capacity:
    • 800 Lb. (363 kg) full drum
    • 400 Lb. (181 kg) half-full drum. Half-Full Drum Rating 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.
  • Motor is 2 HP

Tumble a plastic drum to mix the contents
Plastic barrel agitator thoroughly mixes contents of a closed drum. Use Morse barrel tumblers to mix a plastic, steel or fiber drum.

Optional Oil Cooler for AC Powered Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumblers

For applications requiring a higher service factor, such as longer run times or operating in areas with high ambient temperature
  • Option # 5014i-P - Factory Installed Oil Cooler on AC Powered Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumbler

  • Kit # 5014KIT-P - Kit for customer to install Oil Cooler on AC Powered Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumbler
Oil Cooler Option for 310 Series Drum Tumblers
Combine Three Components to Meet Safety Requirements
1. Drum Rotator 2. Control Package
(Sold Separately)
3. Guard Enclosure
(Sold Separately)
Morse Drum Tumbler - 55-Gallon Drum Agitator
Morse Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumbler
Morse Control Package for Drum Rotator
NEMA 4/12 Control Box with Timer, Start and Stop Buttons, Red Emergency Stop Button, Lockable Main Disconnect, and Wire terminals for safety interlock switch.
Guard Enclosure for Morse Drum Rotator
Guard Enclosure with Safety Interlock, so that drum rotator automatically shuts of if enclosure gate in opened.

Enclosure outside post-to-post dimensions:
L88" x W52" x H63.25" (224 x 132 x 161 cm)

Note: OSHA Requirement for enclosure with safety interlock 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."

Explosion-proof control box
NEMA 7/9 Explosion-Proof Control Box with Start and Stop Buttons, and wire terminals for external connection of safety interlock switch.
Tilt-To-Load Drum Rotator Models Control Package
Option #
Guard Enclosure Kit
Option #
Model # Drum RPM
(22.5" Diameter)
Motor Information
Motor Style HP Phase Motor
310-1 5 to 20 RPM 60Hz TEFC 1 115 23 CP-310-1-115 * GEK-310-1
208 12 CP-310-1-230 *
230 11.5 CP-310-1-230 *
310-3 5 to 20 RPM 60Hz TEFC 2 3 208 5.3 CP-310-3-230 * GEK-310-3
230 5.0 CP-310-3-230 *
460 2.5 CP-310-3-460 *
310-3-575 5 to 20 RPM 60Hz TEFC 2 3 575 2.0 CP-310-3-575 * GEK-310-3
310-E1 5 to 20 RPM 60Hz Explosion-Proof ** 2 1 115 23 CP-310-E1-115 * GEK-310-E1
208 11.5 CP-310-E1-208 *
230 11.5 CP-310-E1-230 *
310-E3 5 to 20 RPM 60Hz Explosion-Proof ** 2 3 208 5.3 CP-310-E3-208 * GEK-310-E3
230 5.0 CP-310-E3-230 *
460 2.5 CP-310-E3-460 *
310-A 5 to 20 RPM
(Vary with air flow
and pressure)
Air Motor *** - - - - Air Controls are
included with
model 310-A ***
Models for Countries with 50Hz Power Supply
310-1-50 4 to 16 RPM 50Hz TEFC 2 1 220 9.7 CP-310-1-220-50 * GEK-310-1
310-3-50 4 to 16 RPM 50Hz TEFC 2 3 230 5.0 CP-310-3-230-50 * GEK-310-3
400 2.9 CP-310-3-400-50 *
310-E1-50 4 to 16 RPM 50Hz Explosion-Proof ** 2 1 220 9.8 CP-310-E1-220-50 * GEK-310-E1
310-E3-50 4 to 16 RPM 50Hz Explosion-Proof ** 2 3 230 5.5 CP-310-E3-230-50 * GEK-310-E3
400 3.2 CP-310-E3-400-50 *
* ONLY NON-Explosion Proof AC Control Packages include a pre-wired control box.
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 local code.

** Explosion Proof motors are rated for Class I Group D, and Class II Groups F and G.

*** Air powered model 310-A requires plant air at 50 to 60 PSI and flowing at a rate of 60 SCFM. Filter, Regulator, Lubricator and Valve are included with drum Tumbler model 310-A. See: Air Motor Technical Information

Requires 30 Amp circuit, and can have amp spikes higher than that.
Morse 310 Series Tilt-To-Load Drum Tumblers. Industrial 55-gallon drum agitators that turn a drum end-over-end to thoroughly mix the contents. Barrel agitators, barrel tumblers.
California Proposition 65 Information
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