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Morse 285G-HD Forklift Drum Dumper

Morse 285G-HD Forklift Drum Handler
Plastic & Fiber Drum Adaptors 4556-P & 4560-P
Morse 3900i-P, X02-285GR, & X03-285GR
Small Diameter Drum Adaptor 55/30-19GR
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$1,226.00 - $1,691.00
SKU: 285G-HD


The Morse 285G-HD forklift drum dumper allows a forklift operator to lift, transport, rotate and pour a 55 gallon steel drum weighing up to 1,500 LBS with a 22.5" diameter. This forklift drum handler easily mounts onto forklift forks with no tools, power connections or forklift modifications needed. Hinged metal bands and a toggle clamp closure secure 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 285G-HD 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 285G-HD Forklift Drum Handler has an estimated lead time to leave the warehouse of 3 weeks.





  • For use with 22.5" diameter 55 gal. steel drums (adaptors available for smaller diameter, plastic, & fiber drums)
  • Full Drum Capacity: 1,500 LBS
  • Half Full Drum Capacity: 800 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
  • Hinged metal bands and a toggle clamp secure drum to drum dumper
  • 20' pull chain allows tilting from the seat of forklift
  • 60:1 ratio tilt gears
  • Adaptors available for handling smaller drum diameters, plastic and fiber drums
  • All steel welded construction for years of dependable service



  • 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 X02-285GR & X03-285GR
  • Top rim clamp assembly to handle 55 gallon rimmed plastic, fiber, or steel drum. Bolts on to drum holder to prevent drum from slipping through - Model 4560-P
  • Bracket assembly to handle rimless plastic drums that are 31"-39" tall. Also recommend for use with fiber drums for a more secure grip. Bracket at top and bottom prevents drum from slipping through - Model 4556-P
  • Drum adaptor to handle 30 gallon drums - Model 55/30-19GR




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Morse 285G-HD Forklift Drum Dumper:
SKUCapacity/Desc.Drum SizeCapacity FullCapacity 1/2 FullWeightPriceQty
285G-HDForklift Drum Dumper55 gal.1500 LBS800 LBS168 LBS $1,226.00
Options - May Increase Lead Time:
3900i-PTilt Brake To Hold Tilt Angle of Drum - Factory Installed3 LBS $179.00
X02-285GRHand Crank Replaces Pull Chain Tilt Control - Factory Installed2 LBS $97.00
X03-285GRHand Wheel With Speed Knob Replaces Pull Chain Tilt Control - Factory Installed3 LBS $216.00
4556-PBracket Adaptor for 55 Gal. Rimless Plastic & Fiber Drums That Are 31"-39" Tall20 LBS $156.00
4560-PTop Rim Clamp for 55 Gal. Rimmed Plastic & Fiber Drums11 LBS $199.00
55/30-19GRNon-Bracketed Adaptor for 18.5" to 19" Dia. Drum (for handling a typical 30 gal. drum) 24 LBS $465.00

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