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Crane Attachment Handles All 55 Gallon Drums

November 7, 2018 - Liftomatic Material Handling Inc., Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has introduced the HCB attachment to handle all 55-gallon drums.

The HCB hoist attachment safely lifts steel, fiber, and plastic drums weighing up to 2000 lbs. using Liftomatic’s exclusive “Parrot-Beak” drum-handling attachment. The model HCB-BC attaches to any overhead hoist, crane, or boom, and engages drums automatically. The exclusive mechanical clamping system engages the top lip of the container, assuring a safe and reliable pick up each time.


An adjustable counter-balance on the unit’s main frame allows safe handling of drums from 15 to 27 inches in diameter. A padded belt cradle protects the drum sidewall during transport. The model HCB is available in 1- or 2-drum configurations, including stainless steel units for food grade and pharmaceutical applications.  

Liftomatic Material Handling Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of drum-handling equipment. The company is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and operates manufacturing, engineering, and sales facilities around the globe. It sells products in more than 40 countries and sells to more than 400 Fortune 500 companies.


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