GOLF BALLS!

A major US manufacturer of golf balls with a subsidiary in the UK came to us some years ago with an unusual request. The most convenient way to ship golf balls was to store them in bulk in 100kg fibre drums but how to check the quantity and then get them out quickly, safely and without damage.

We supplied a counterbalanced drum rotator with powered lift and manual rotation via a simple gearbox. The operator secured the drum to the truck, lowered it onto platform scales to check weigh it and then tipped the drum forwards with the rotator so that the balls rolled out into a more convenient container, ready for repackaging.

Simple, cost effective and safe to operate although the ensuing jokes were heard around the office for some time after!

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