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

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