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Model 186 Adjusto-Karrier
Model 186


Adjustable Below-Hook Drum Carrier

Adjust to Various Diameter Drums  

Morse Adjusto-Karrier lifts, rotates and controls the pour of a drum at or above your reach.

Morse Adjusto-Karrier enables you to pour a fiber or steel drum or cylinder above your reach. They adjust to a range of diameters and allow you to control drum tilting 360 in either direction. Rubber faced grip pads are tightened by hand-crank to fit drum diameter. Dispense drum contents with your hoist or crane. This drum carrier has a pull chain to control the drum tilt with a 30:1 gear and sprocket ratio. Gears are covered.

Model 186 adjusts for 15" to 23" (38.1 to 58.4 cm) diameter containers


  • Full drum up to 500 Lb. (227 kg)
  • Half-full drum* up to 250 Lb. (114 kg)
Morse below-the-hook drum handlers and pail handlers are manufactured by Morse Mfg. Co., Inc. in Syracuse, NY 13208 U.S.A.

Note about Load Test and Certificate
IMPORTANT:  Every Morse below-hook drum handler is individually load tested at the factory at 125% of rated capacity as per American National Standard ANSI/ASME B30.20 and ships with a Load Test Certificate enclosed.

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

Available with optional
MORStop Tilt-Brake

Select Model #Select Model #

Model # Description Domestic
Ship Weight
Ship Dimensions
186 Handle 15" to 23" (38.1 to 58.4 cm) diameter fiber or steel container 121 Lb.
(55 kg)
L48" W36" H8"
(122 x 92 x 20 cm)
Option # Description
X01-186 Hand crank and MORStop Tilt-Brake
X02-186 Simple hand crank
X03-186 16" (40.6 cm) Diameter hand wheel
421-P Counterweight to keep Adusto-Karrier hanging level
421SS-P Stainless steel counterweight to keep Adusto-Karrier hanging level

Half-Full Drum Rating

* Half-Full Drum Rating is an indication of capacity for tilting unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. Partially full drum with unbalanced and shifting load is harder to tilt than full drum.

Morse below-the-hook drum lifters

Important noteIMPORTANT - It is critical to use the correct holder and accessory to lift your drum type and dimensions.

Last Updated: 05/31/19

Adjustable below-hook drum carriers with 500 Lb. (227 kg) capacity to tilt and pour drum below-hook with hoist or crane - Morse Adjusto-Karriers. More than just a drum inverter or drum dumper... ...drum carriers for controlled Drum Dispensing.

California Proposition 65 Information
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