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NEW below-hook drum handling system brought to you by Liftomatic

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., has expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include the new model BHDL-3A-HD. This product is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that can be used to lift 55 gallon drums from an overhead position, for placement to or from many containment devices, scales, pallets, or similar handling requirements. The drums will remain completely in the vertical position while lifted and/or transported with the BHDL-3A-HD unit. The BHDL-3A-HD works with three radial arms that conform to the drum body and engage at the underside of the drum chime on nearly any 55-gallon steel or plastic drum. This unit has a working capacity of up to 3,000 pounds per drum. The 3-point connection assists to maintain the drum's integrity during the lifting process. A cutting-edge "intuitive-lock" engagement system insures the radial arms remain in the locked position until the load is placed in its final resting location - a first in the industry. Drums with a range of 21-23 in. outside chime diameter can be handled. The BHDL-3A-HD can be attached to any overhead lifting hoist, or can be affixed to Liftomatic's model FTB-3 forklift adapter, allowing the unit to be used from the underside of a set of forklift forks. The BHDL-3A-HD is ideal for energy industries, environmental operations, as well as general use where overhead lifting of drums is required.