Geared Drum and Barrel Turners

For rotating drums in either direction through 360 for emptying, draining, etc. The totally enclosed worm gear unit provides ample mechanical advantage for turning and holding the heaviest drums in any desired position. The unit may be quickly adjusted for drums from 18 to 24" diameters. The nylon belts will not damage the drum and are easily replaced. Belts are equipped with a ratchet roller binder which will effectively tighten the belts on the drum to any degree required.

Handwheel operation is for use when the turning operation is within reach of the operator (i.e. 210, etc.).

Chain pocket wheel operation is for remote control of the turning operation (i.e. 211, etc). The standard chain pocket assembly is supplied with a chain pocket wheel, chain guide and 12 feet of hand chain.

Downs Item # 210 Downs Item # 211
Downs Item # 210 Downs Item # 211
Capacity Drum Dias. Operation Weight
Min. Max
210 1,000 LBS 18 24 Handwheel 176
210-SS * 1,000 18 24 Handwheel 177
11384-0 ‡ 1,000 18 24 Handwheel 185
210-20 2,000 18 24 Handwheel 200
211 1,000 18 24 Hand Chain 195
211-SS * 1,000 18 24 Hand Chain 197
11384-1 ‡ 1,000 18 24 Hand Chain 241
211-20 2,000 18 24 Hand Chain 215

* The SS designates stainless steel construction. The gearbox is electroplated and stainless steel construction is used on both handwheel and hand chain models. On the handwheel model an aluminum handwheel is used. On the hand chain model, electroplated chain pocket wheel and hand chain are used.

‡This geared drum turner has additional clips that attach to the top and bottom of the barrel. It is used primarily for UOP facilities.

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.

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