The forklift-mounted L4F attachment from Liftomatic, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) is suited for nearly any drum handling scenario, including pallet change-outs (from wood pallets to plastic or vice-versa), order picking or even full truck loading/unloading. In fact, a pallet is completely unnecessary for transportation. The company touts the following benefits for the forklift-mounted L4F attachment:
- No hydraulic or electrical connections are needed.
- The unit is capable of handling 1, 2, 3 or 4 rimmed steel, plastic or fiber drums with a total load capacity of 8,000 pounds (up to 2,000 pounds per drum).
- The L4F is available with spark-resistant "EE" rated components, as well as optional coatings for use in food grade or pharmaceutical operations.
- It can handle a mixed group of 4 drums, steel, plastic or fiber at one time as long as the drums heights are within 1.0 inches of each other.
Crane, stationary and carriage-mount models are also available, including a model that eliminates the need for safety chains for further improved operator efficiency.