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3-Piece drum holder of model 185G

3-Piece drum holder of model 185G
is designed for 22.5" (57 cm) diameter
ribbed 55-gallon steel drum
(210 liter steel drum).

Recommended Options

Asymmetric Drum Cone with slide gate valve - Morse model # 5-SG-90-23
Asymmetric drum cones
can be used with most below-hook drum carriers. Shown here with model 185A-HD.

Below-Hook Drum Carrier
with 3-Piece Drum Holder

Model 185G Kontrol-Karrier

Below-hook drum carrier with 3-piece drum holder - Model 185G

Morse Model 185G below-hook drum carrier allows you to lift, move and pour a drum weighing up to 800 Lb. (363 kg). The 3-piece drum holder is designed to securely hold a 55-gallon steel drum (210 liter steel drum) with 22.5" (57 cm) outside diameter between the ribs.

  • Capacity: 800 Lb. (363 kg) full drum, half-full* drum up to 500 Lb. (227 kg)
  • Handles: Ribbed 22.5" (57 cm) diameter
    55-gallon steel drum (210 liter steel drum)
  • Has 3-Piece Drum Holder

The KEY FEATURE of Model 185G is its 3-Piece Drum Holder. This 8" (20.3 cm) wide metal band is hinged in two places and has a front closure to secure the drum. It replaces the cinch chain and ratchet tightener.

To load the drum lifter, simply move the drum holder against the drum and secure the drum in the drum holder using the toggle clamp. Lift drum and rotate drum 360 degrees in either direction. Drum can be held at any tilt angle. The standard drum tilt control is a chain wheel with 12' (3.66 meter) chain loop.

The slots in the bottom of the frame can be used as a chain lock to prevent the drum from tilting. To do so, crisscross the chain and insert one side into each slot. If the drum handler is equipped with the MORStop TM Tilt-Brake (option # 3900i-P), braking is immediate and automatic.

Domestic ship weight: 101 Lb. (46 kg)
Domestic ship dimensions: L40" W39" H10" (102 x 99 x 25 cm)

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

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
Options and Accessories
Part # Description Domestic
Ship Weight
Ship Dimensions
4560-P Top Rim Clamp for your 55-Gallon (210 liter) Rimmed Plastic or Fiber Drum 11 Lb.
(5 kg)
L21" W9" H18"
(53 x 23 x 46 cm)
4556-P Bracket Assembly for Rimless Plastic Drum, and recommended to more securely handle Fiber Drum 20 Lb.
(9 kg)
L46" W11" H6"
(117 x 28 x 15 cm)
4623i-P Factory Installed Counterweight on new unit to level Kontrol-Karrier when suspended from hook    
4623-P Counterweight Kit for unit made April 2009 to present (serial # 0409 to ____) 30 Lb.
(14 kg)
L19" W4" H3"
(48 x 10 x 8 cm)
471-P Counterweight Kit for unit made before April 2009 (serial # ____ to 0409) 22 Lb.
(10 kg)
55/30-19GR Diameter Adaptor for 19" (48.26 cm) diameter drum 50 Lb.
(23 kg)
L31" W26" H11"
(79 x 66 x 28 cm)
X02-185 Hand Crank
X03-185 Hand Wheel
3900i-P MORStop Tilt-BrakeMORStop TM Tilt-Brake factory installed on new unit
3900-P MORStop Tilt-Brake MORStop TM Tilt-Brake for field installation on existing unit

* Half-Full Drum Rating

Half-Full Drum Rating for below-hook drum carrier 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.
Last Updated: 09/26/19


Below-Hook Drum Carrier - Options and Accessories for Morse Model 185G Kontrol-Karrier

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