Selecting a Drum Trolley
205 litre drums are heavy so it’s no surprise that it’s always been considered a man’s job to move them! With current legislation, even that statement needs reviewing as there are now safer options readily available.
If price is the first consideration, there are a number of options available from catalogues both online and off.
- The traditional ‘sack truck’ design requires around 60 kg to 70 kg of effort to pull a 200 kg drum ready for transporting and so clearly falls outside the guidelines laid down in the Manual Handling Regulations
- Pallet truck models or other hydraulic lifters may offer a solution but their quality varies considerably
- A patented drum trolley which requires minimal input force, is entirely mechanical and extremely robust is our preferred option, indeed it is the only trolley we recommend