This bespoke stainless Drum Handling Cage was developed for a customer in the food industry with a requirement to lift and rotate drums of ingredients. The drum cage system is designed for tapered drums.

The drums are secured in place by means of a cage system, encompassing the length of the drum, enabling the contents to be emptied whilst maintaining a secure grip on the drums. The cage attachment is equipped with vertical and horizontal supports to support the drums whilst rotating.

This handling solution features electric lift and mechanical geared rotation. The attachment incorporates a handwheel for the drum rotation to and from the vertical to horizontal orientations, providing easy operation and precise control.

An adjustable clasp at the front holds the drums in place whilst being handling and offers additional support. This clasp can be adjusted to suit different sized drums with a diameter of 500-600mm.

All Packline attachments are fully interchangeable and can be easily fixed or removed from any model of ‘Compac’ Lifting Machine that is fitted with the quick release system.
This Drum Lifting Attachment has a lifting capacity of 250kg (551lbs), however higher rated models are available on request.

It is very easy to use which provides a simple and safe action and is entirely suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries and similar hygienic applications.


  • Lifting Capacity: 250kg (551lbs).
  • Drum diameter: 500-600mm tapered drums (19.7-23.6 inches).