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Morse 285A Forklift Drum Dumper

Morse 285A Forklift Drum Handler
Plastic & Fiber Drum Adaptors 4556-P & 4560B-P
Morse 3900i-P, X02-285, & X03-285
Small Diameter Drum Adaptors With Hold Down Brackets 55/30-19, 55/30-20.5, 55/30-22
Rubbermaid Brute Trash Can Diameter Adaptor
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The Morse 285A forklift drum dumper allows a forklift operator to lift, transport, rotate and pour a 55 gallon steel drum weighing up to 800 LBS. Automatically cinches a 22" to 23.5" diameter drum. This forklift drum handler easily mounts onto forklift forks with no tools, power connections or forklift modifications needed. A cinch chain and ratchet mechanism secures the drum in the dumper. A 20 foot pull chain loop provides for drum tilt control from the seat of the forklift (provides a 10 foot drop of chain for operator to rotate drum). The Morse 285A forklift drum dumper is designed to handle a drum with a drum faucet attached. Optional adaptors are available for handling plastic, fiber, and smaller diameter drums – see options below.

Stainless Steel and Spark Resistant models available for dumper and most adaptors / add on assemblies. Please inquire for pricing.


The Morse 285A Forklift Drum Handler has an estimated lead time to leave the warehouse of 10 to 12 business days.





  • For use with 22" to 23.5" diameter 55 gal. steel drums (adaptors available for smaller diameter, plastic, & fiber drums)
  • Full Drum Capacity: 800 LBS
  • Half Full Drum Capacity: 500 LBS. A partially full drum is an unbalanced and shifting load which reduces capacity.
  • Mounts to forklift without the need of tools, power connections for forklift modifications
  • Requires 25" between forks
  • Fork pockets measure 6½"W x 2½"H and are 24½" apart
  • 20' pull chain allows tilting from the seat of forklift
  • Gears are covered for safety
  • Adaptors available for handling smaller drum diameters, plastic and fiber drums
  • All steel welded construction for years of dependable service



  • Top rim clamp assembly to handle 30-55 gallon rimmed plastic, fiber, or steel drum. Bolts on to MORCINCH drum holder to prevent drum from slipping through - Model 4560B-P
  • Bracket assembly to handle rimless plastic drums that are 31"-39" tall. Also can be used with fiber and steel drums (or any rimmed drum) for a more secure grip. Bracket at top and bottom prevents drum from slipping through. Requires lifting or tilting drum to get drum onto bottom foot - Model 4556-P
  • Tilt Brake To Hold Tilt Angle of Drum - Factory Installed. Automatically locks drum in tilted position as operator tilts drum (prevents drum from rotating backward if operator lets go of chain) - Model 3900i-P
  • Hand Crank or Hand Wheel with Speed Knob replaces pull chain tilt control. Factory Installed - Models X02-285 & X03-285
  • Drum adaptors with integrated hold-down brackets to handle 14" dia. to 19"dia. drums - Models 55/30-14.5, 55/30-16, 55/30-17.5, 55/30-19
  • Bracketed adaptors for Rubbermaid Brute Trash Cans, 32 Gal. (model 2632) & 44 Gal. (model 2643) - Models 55/30-32G & 55/30/44G




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Morse 285A Forklift Drum Dumper:
SKUCapacity/Desc.Drum SizeCapacity FullCapacity 1/2 FullWeightPriceQty
285AForklift Drum Dumper55 gal.800 LBS500 LBS161 LBS $1,041.00
Options - May Increase Lead Time:
4560B-PTop Rim Clamp for 30-55 Gal. Rimmed Plastic & Fiber Drums14 LBS $257.00
4556-PBracket Adaptor for 55 Gal. Rimless Plastic & Fiber Drums That Are 31"-39" Tall20 LBS $204.00
3900i-PTilt Brake To Hold Tilt Angle of Drum - Factory Installed3 LBS $201.00
X02-285Hand Crank Replaces Pull Chain Tilt Control - Factory Installed2 LBS $116.00
X03-285Hand Wheel With Speed Knob Replaces Pull Chain Tilt Control - Factory Installed3 LBS $195.00
55/30-19Non-Bracketed Adaptor for 18.5" to 19" Dia. Drum (for handling a typical 30 gal. drum) 24 LBS $159.00
55/30-17.5Bracketed Adaptor for 17.0" to 17.5" Dia. Drum35 LBS $252.00
55/30-16Bracketed Adaptor for 15.5" to 16" Dia. Drum35 LBS $252.00
55/30-14.5Bracketed Adaptor for 14" to 14.5" Dia. Drum36 LBS $254.00
55/30-32GBracketed Adaptor for 32 Gal. Rubbermaid Brute Trash Can Model 263230 LBS $473.00
55/30-44GBracketed Adaptor for 44 Gal. Rubbermaid Brute Trash Can Model 264330 LBS $473.00
6388-PBracket Adaptor for 55 Gal. Brute Trash Can Model 2655 / MUST ALSO ORDER 4556-P5 LBS $134.00

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