What are Spark Resistant Jaws?
The Spark resistant jaw option on most units include a jaw
casting that has a chemical makeup to eliminate sparks. With
a mixture of metals including bronze, these jaws eliminate
any static sparks from transferring to the drum. In most cases
these units also include a rubber belt base on the bottom
of the unit to keep from any static sparks from transferring
towards the bottom of the drum as well. Our portable
Drum lifters also incorporate a grounding
strap to alleviate any static.
Do the clamp
around jaws work on poly or fiber drums?
The quick answer, Yes. Around clamping jaws are hydraulically
driven so we can apply enough pressure to lift your smooth
sided fiber drum yet clamp it just enough that it doesn't crush
it. Our jaws cover nearly 95% of the surface area on a standard
55 gallon drum. We use a soft rubber lining on these jaws so
that it puts enough grip to keep your 600 pound + plastic drum
from slipping. See a video of these jaws handling a 550 poly
my drums come in the center of the pallet, Can the EasyLift
grab that drum?
We can modify the standard drum lifters so that the legs
are a little longer to straddle a pallet. We would then add
the 8" larger wheels which will provide the clearance to reach
into the center of the pallet. This also allows for corner
access of the pallets to remove the drums as well. You can
view a photo Here
handle drums/containers with no chimes or ribs to grab?
Depending upon what it is you have to lift
we can surely find a workaround. Whether we use something such
as our custom
clamping jaws or what we call the 'chimeless
drum strap'. This is essentially a nylon strap that quickly
and easily ratchets around the container causing a form fit.
Welded to this strap assembly is a tongue that will work with
any of our portable drum lifters.
would like to handle four drum at a time, is that possible?
We make tow versions of a four drum lifter. The EL4-F which
lifts four drums in a quad similar to what you see on a pallet
as well as four drums
across which ideal for floor loading
drums. If you are looking to load/unload pallets take a look
at our EL4-F model Here
if you have any questions you would like to have answered
here, please contact us.