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Morse Hydra-Lift Drum Rotators lift and roll your closed drum to mix and blend the contents. The built-in hydraulic system lifts your drum from floor level and places it quickly and easily for rotation on the drum turner.


Morse developed the basic concept to provide "hands-off" drum handling and mixing. Enjoy the benefits of easy, ergonomic loading and unloading and eliminate many hazards of manual drum handling.

Benefits of mixing inside closed shipping drums

  • Roll drum to remix settled ingredients
  • Eliminate transfer, clean-up, and special vessels
  • Use separate drum for each batch
  • No container to purge between batches
  • Nothing to insert into drum to mix

Hydra-Lift Drum Rollers accept a steel drum in upright position. You control the hydraulic tilt to lift an upright drum and place it down on drum rotator wheels. Start and stop drum rotation with a second control. Roll a drum at 5 to 20 RPM until contents are mixed as desired. Then return the drum to vertical to unload.

Drum Rotator Capacity:

  • 1,000 Lb. (455 kg) Liquid load
  • 400 Lb. (182 kg) Dry load. A shifting dry load exerts greater stress on the drum rotator than the fluid motion of a liquid load.
  • Roll steel drum: 6" to 26" (15 to 66 cm) diameter, maximum 40" (102 cm) length
  • To roll a plastic drum, add Option # POLY-456 (shown below).

Overall dimensions: 67" (170 cm) long x 37" (94 cm) wide.

Available with choice of electric motors. Explosion proof motors available.

Available with air motor as model 456-A.


Load upright drum onto drum turner at floor level



Power-Lift drum into position for rolling on drum turner


Roll drum to mix contents




Ergonomic Design





Easy to Load by Hand Truck or Hoist

A drum truck provides a simple means to deliver and remove your drum from the drum turner. Model 160 is shown here.



Below-Hook Drum Lifter

Load your upright drum onto drum turner with a below-hook drum lifter. Model 90 Verti-Karrier shown above. Can also load and unload Hydra-Lift Drum Rotators with:



Enclosures for Hydra-Lift Drum Rollers

Enclosure outside post-to-post dimensions: 88"L X 40"W X 63.25"H (224 x 102 x 161 cm)

(Drum Roller Sold Separately)


Install all Morse Rotators in accordance with local requirements for enclosure and safety interlock, etc. One way to accomplish this is with a Morse enclosure with safety interlock, so the rotator automatically turns off when enclosure door is opened. Power connections and motor controls must also comply with applicable local codes.


For OSHA compliance in the USA, see OSHA subpart O.1910.212(a)(4) "Barrels, containers, and drums. Revolving drums, barrels, and containers shall be guarded by an enclosure which is interlocked with the drive mechanism, so that the barrel, drum, or container cannot revolve unless the guard enclosure is in place."


Option # POLY-456

Option to roll your 55-gallon (208 liter) plastic drum on Hydra-Lift Drum Rotators

  • Extra wheels to support a flexible, soft-sided 55-gallon (208 liter) drum which lacks the ribs or roll rings of a steel drum
  • End stop prevents a plastic drum from traveling lengthways while being rolled

NOTE: You can roll a plastic OR a steel drum with Option # POLY-456 installed


Option # 1-5-1

Idler Attachment to roll 1 to 5 gallon cylindrical can on a Hydra-Lift Drum Rotator.


Extends usefulness of your rotator to roll 1 to 5 gallon cylindrical cans

  • Comes complete with adjustable spacers and mounts

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