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Model 285A VIDEO

Model 285A-BP VIDEO

Forklift Attachments
Forklift Drum Tippers

Manual tilt models
are available with
MORStop Tilt-Brake

MORStop Tilt-Brake

Power Tilt
Model 285A-BP
available with
pendant tilt control,
or with wireless
remote control drum tilt.

Morse Forklift Drum Attachments - Forklift drum carriers

Forklift Drum Attachments to Move and Pour Drum.
Morse Forklift-Karriers convert your fork truck into a drum handler.

Morse model 285A Forklift attachment for controlled dispensing of 55 gallon drum

More than just a Drum Dumper. . .
. . .Controlled Drum Dispensing

With a Morse forklift barrel dumper, you can lift and dispense a 55-gallon (210 liter) steel drum, with options to handle various other types and sizes of drums. Models are available to dispense a drum weighing up to 2,500 Lb. (1134 kg). MORCINCHTM Options are available to handle a plastic or fiber drum, and even a smaller drum. Select the correct model for your drums.


Forklift Drum Attachment Model 285A shown has 800 Lb. (363 kg) capacity.

Fork mounted drum handlers to allow fork truck operator to lift, transport, rotate and pour a heavy drum

Dimensions of Morse Forklift-KarriersThese forklift drum attachments are simple to mount onto your forks. No tools are needed, and no power connections or truck modifications required.

Requires 25" (63.5 cm) between forks, as fork pocket openings are 25" (63.5 cm) apart. Each opening is 2.5" (6.35 cm) high by 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide.

Pull-chain loop allows drum tilt control from the driver's seat of your fork truck with 20' (6.1 m) chain loop providing a 10' (3 m) drop of chain for operator to turn drum. Handle a drum with drum faucet in place.

Various forklift attachments are available

Calculation of lost load capacity with forklift attachment
Manual Drum Tilt Control Options
MORStop-Tilt-Brake logo
  1. Standard Chain wheel and pull chain
  2. Hand Crank Options in place of chain wheel
    • Option # X01 - Self Stopping Hand Crank (Hand Crank with MORStopTM Tilt-Brake)
    • Option # X02 - Hand Crank and Gear Covers
    • Option # X03 - Hand Wheel and Gear Covers
Forklift Attachments
Model # Forklift Attachment Description Capacity
Standard duty forklift carriers - 800 Lb. (363 kg) capacity
285A Standard-Duty with MORCINCHTM Drum Holder 800 Lb.
(363 kg)
285AM Standard-Duty with Spark Resistant Parts and MORCINCHTM Drum Holder 800 Lb.
(363 kg)
285G 3-Piece Drum Holder for 22.5" (57 cm) diameter 55-gallon (210 liter) steel drum 800 Lb.
(363 kg)
Heavy-duty forklift carriers - 1500 Lb. (680 kg) capacity
285A-HD Heavy-Duty with MORCINCHTM Drum Holder 1500 Lb.
(680 kg)
285AM-HD Heavy-Duty with Spark Resistant Parts, and MORCINCHTM Drum Holder 1500 Lb.
(680 kg)
285G-HD 3-Piece Drum Holder for 22.5" (57 cm) diameter 55-gallon (210 liter) steel drum 1500 Lb.
(680 kg)
285A-HDSS Stainless Steel Heavy-Duty Forklift-Karrier 1500 Lb.
(680 kg) 
Extra heavy-duty forklift carriers - 2000 Lb. (907 kg) capacity
285A-GR Extra Heavy-Duty. Drum holder secures drum with 2 web strap and ratchets. 2000 Lb.
(907 kg)
Super-duty forklift carrier - 2500 Lb. (1134 kg) capacity
285XGR or 285XMGR Heavily reinforced 3-piece drum holder for 22.5" (57 cm) diameter 55-gallon (210 liter) steel drum, worm gear speed reducer 2500 Lb.
(1134 kg)
Battery powered tilt forklift carrier
285A-BP Forklift-Karrier with Battery-Powered Tilt and MORCINCHTMDrum Holder 1500 Lb.
(680 kg)
285XBP Super-Duty Forklift-Karrier with Battery-Powered Tilt and MORCINCHTM Drum Holder 2500 Lb.
(1134 kg)
4804i-P Option: Wireless Remote Tilt Control factory installed on Forklift-Karrier with Battery-Powered Tilt 5 Lb.
(2.3 kg)
4804-P Kit for field installation of Wireless Remote Tilt Control on Forklift-Karrier with Battery-Powered Tilt 5 Lb.
(2.3 kg)
* Half-Full Drum Rating

Half-Full Drum Rating of forklift attachment is an indication of the capacity for tilting an unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. A partially full drum with an unbalanced and shifting load is harder to tilt than a full drum.


Last Updated: 08/14/19

Morse Forklift Attachments - Forklift Carrier. Morse Forklift-Karriers - forklift attachments to move and pour drum.

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