Drum Chime Tongs

Downs Item# 248-3

A gang lifter consisting of Drum Chime Tongs assembled on a spreader for handling a number of drums at each lift. Drums are lifted in the vertical or upright position.

The tongs must be manually placed but may be automatically released from the drums by moving the spreader a short distance endwise.

The load may be handled by the central lifting eye where close headroom is a factor. For better balance, a sling may be attached to the end lugs which are provided on the spreader.

Item Number Capacity Num. of Drums Drum Dia. Headroom Required Weight
Min. Max.
248-2 1,500 LBS 2 Drums 18" 24" 24" 67 LBS
248-3 2,250 3 18 24 26 114
248-4 3,000 4 18 24 27 179
248-5 3,750 5 18 24 29 263
248-6 4,500 6 18 24 30 371
Dimensions given are in round numbers. We reserve the right to make changes to our designs at any time that may not be reflected in the table. Please ask for a Certified Dimension Print for current dimensions.

The sizes and capacities listed above are a reference to the most common sizes of this equipment. If you have a different capacity, irregular size or some other need that must be met by our equipment, we will be happy to design one of these pieces of equipment to meet your special needs while also meeting or exceeding our interpretation of the appropriate ANSI / ASME. standards.

Improper use of lifting equipment may cause serious injury or death.
Only a Qualified Operator, as defined by the ASME B30.20 Standards, shall operate equipment.
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