Choose a drum lifter and tilter that is proudly made in America by a leader in material handling equipment. At Roura Material Handling, we pride ourselves in using quality materials and industry-leading designs to create equipment that meets the needs of multiple industries.

Steel Construction

7 Gauge steel and a fully welded body shields a barrel from damage and keeps it safely upright until you’re ready to dump it. These rugged drum handling features also protect forklift operators during the transportation, lifting and dumping steps of routine use. Our signature green paint covers the inside and outside of the drum lifter to protect it from the elements.

Compare our designs to see why Roura is a leader in rugged drum lifter manufacturing. If you aren’t satisfied with our design features, work with our team to reinforce your equipment for added peace of mind.

Safety Features

Safely securing a drum is critical to avoiding workplace accidents. Our drum rotator product, just like our self-dumping hoppers, are specifically designed to promote workplace safety. The key components that help achieve this are the adjustable side rails and a security chain.

Adjust the side rails to fit a range of barrel dimensions. These rails move up and down and can be tightened firmly to keep a barrel in place once the unit is tipped upside down.

Similarly, the security chain helps keep a barrel in place. This chain is secured across the front of the drum to prevent it from sliding forward out of the unit at any point of operation.

Optional Accessories

Customize your Roura products to fit your particular products and workplace situation. Our drum rotator has been carefully designed to fit a range of barrel dimensions and standard forklift forks. Work with our engineers to create a custom solution that alters our standard unit for your specific application.

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How To Safely Handle 55 Gallon Barrels

Always follow our safety instructions before using drum handling equipment. These products are specifically designed to secure a drum before lifting, moving and dumping it into a larger container. While our drum lifter design is suitable for use with standard forklifts equipment, always review your equipment before use. This ensures your forklift is capable of handling the weight and rotating requirements of your new drum rotator.

Storing and Transporting

Once you place a drum in your Roura Material Handling drum rotator, you can easily transport it around your facility. Unlike a drum attachment on your forklift, our drum rotator allows you to move a barrel without removing your forklift forks or using a separate attachment. Simply connect the safety rails and secure the safety chain. You can leave a barrel stored in the rotator and lift it using the included forklift channels.

Lifting and Dumping

Review our operational videos for our drum rotator products before attempting to lift and dump your hopper. Once the drum is fully secured, maneuver your forklift forks into the channels underneath the drum handling equipment. Lift it to a safe distance above the ground before moving it to a new location.

To dump your hopper, place it back on the ground and remove the forklift forks. Tilt the forks and secure them in the tilting channels located on the side of your drum lifter. You can pick up and tilt the unit from this position. Once the drum is fully emptied, carefully tilt it back to an upright position and bring it to rest on the ground. Remove the safety chain and loosen the adjustable guards before removing the empty barrel.

Common Applications

Our team at Roura Material Handling is proud to offer hoppers and rotators that help you handle materials around your workplace. Review these common applications for barrel tilting products and consider how you can improve the efficiency of your company with drum handling equipment.

Food Service

There are many food service uses for 55 gallon drums. These versatile barrels are used to store cooking oil and other food-grade items. Once you’ve emptied a barrel, it’s common to use the old barrel to store used oil. Use our drum handling equipment to lift, maneuver and dump spent oil into a larger reservoir before removing it from your property.

Scrap Removal

Loose scrap materials may be easier to store in a drum than a full-size hopper. If you store scrap metal, loose pieces of aggregate or other refuse in a drum, our drum lifter and tilter is an excellent way to improve the efficiency of your scrap removal process. These heavy materials may quickly overload a hopper, but sturdy drum lifters can lift up to 6,000 pounds.


Manage your facilities recycling with barrel lifting equipment by Roura Material Handling. Unused barrels are a great option for recycling containers around your facility. These small containers can be used by employees and customers to dispose of trash or recyclable materials. Once full, a 55 gallon barrel can be easily picked up with a forklift and placed in a drum tilter to be emptied into a larger recycling container.

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