Drum, Vessel and Bowl Handling

Lift Safe has the UK’s widest range of drum lifting equipment and bowl lifting stackers. All of which offer a handling solution for a variety of drums, vessels, and bowls.

We also manufacture bespoke solutions for unusual applications. Lift Safe offers a no-obligation quote and can arrange a free on-site lifting analysis.

Lift Safe lifters and stackers are available in powder-coated and stainless steel finishes. We also offer IP rated and ATEX compliant solutions.


  • Capacities up to 2,000 Kg
  • Manual, semi-electric, fully powered and counterbalance range available
  • We provide bespoke lifting solutions
  • No obligation free onsite lifting analysis


Call Us On +44 (0)161 524 0872

See below for a selection of images and application videos on our range of drum, bowl, and vessel lifting equipment.

If you need to lift, move, turn, or weigh an item our drum handling equipment is the ideal solution. Able to handle over 200 kg, Lift Safe offers a variety of drum, bowl, and vessel lifting equipment.

We have a solution across a variety of sectors including food and pharmaceutical handling applications. Our range of lifting equipment is designed specifically for the job application including tipping, turning, loading, and unloading.

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    What is vessel and drum handling equipment?

    Vessel and drum handling equipment refers to specialised equipment designed to lift, move, and manipulate vessels and drums of various sizes and weights. This equipment includes drum lifters, drum tongs, drum carriers, and vessel lifters.

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    Why do I need vessel and drum handling equipment?

    Vessel and drum handling equipment can help to reduce the risk of injury and damage to materials that can occur when attempting to lift and move heavy or awkwardly shaped objects manually. This equipment can also increase efficiency and productivity by allowing operators to lift and move these objects more quickly and easily.

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    How do I select the right vessel and drum handling equipment for my application?

    The selection of vessel and drum handling equipment will depend on a variety of factors, including the size and weight of the object being lifted, the shape of the object, and the specific requirements of your application. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable supplier like Lift Safe who can help you determine the appropriate equipment for your needs.

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    What are some common features of vessel and drum handling equipment?

    Common features of vessel and drum handling equipment include adjustable clamps or grippers that can be customised to fit different sizes and shapes of objects, as well as mechanisms for rotating and dumping objects. Some equipment may also include features such as pneumatic or electric power, remote control operation, and safety interlocks.

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    How do I ensure safe operation of vessel and drum handling equipment?

    Safe operation of vessel and drum handling equipment requires proper training of operators and adherence to all applicable safety regulations and guidelines. It is important to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of equipment to ensure that it is in good working condition, and to follow all manufacturer recommendations for use and maintenance.

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    What types of industries commonly use vessel and drum handling equipment?

    Vessel and drum handling equipment is commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals. These industries often require the handling of heavy or awkwardly shaped vessels and drums and can benefit from the increased efficiency and safety provided by specialised equipment.

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    Can vessel and drum handling equipment be customised for specific applications?

    Yes, many manufacturers of vessel and drum handling equipment offer customised solutions to meet the specific needs of their customers. This can include modifications to equipment design, or the development of entirely new equipment to address unique challenges or requirements.


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The lifter Lift Safe supplied is excellent, both operators of the laying machine have said its works perfectly and saves a lot of heavy lifting sometimes with 2 people, as you will see from the photos the roll needs to be lifted to almost head height so previously it was a struggle, however with your lifter the job is much easier and safer now.

Mike Greer. Manager. AMR Textiles