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MORStakTM Forklift Mounted Drum Rackers

  • Eliminate "bare fork" drum handling
  • Move drum on and off rack, pallet, truck, etc.
  • Control drum tilt from your forklift with battery-powered tilt
  • Securely clamp drum into holder
  • Lift drum from upright or horizontal position
  • Place drum upright or horizontally

MORStakTM Forklift Mounted Drum Rackers

Fork truck attachments to rack drums

With the safety conscious MORStakTM Forklift Mounted Drum Rackers, you can move drums on and off racks, pallets, trucks, etc. with your forklift. Lift an upright drum and place in horizontal position. Rack rimmed 55-gallon (210 liter) steel or plastic drums weighing up to 800 Lb. (363 kg) side by side with virtually zero clearance between them. Handle your drum with a drum faucet in place (see diagram), allowing your drum rack to serve as a dispensing station.

Forklift mounted drum racker with optional wireless drum tilt controlA 2-button pendant reaches back to the forklift operator to control drum tilting. Wireless Control Option is also available. Forklift mounted drum rackers feature battery powered tilt with self contained hydraulics. They have a positive drum gripping mechanism that must be manually engaged before lifting an upright drum or tilting a drum from horizontal position. MORStakTM drum rackers will not allow you to tilt your drum without the clamp engaged.

MORStakTM forklift mounted drum rackers have self contained 12 DC powered hydraulics. The 12V deep cycle battery and charger are included. No  connection to the hydraulics or power of your forklift is required.

Handle Only

  • 55-Gallon (210 liter) RIMMED steel drum
  • 55-Gallon (210 liter) RIMMED plastic drum


Note about Battery Options for Export 12V Deep Cycle Lead Acid Battery is designed for domestic shipment only. For export shipment, choose the following battery option:

  • Option "NB" - No Battery. Customer must obtain battery before use... Exide # 27MDP 12V Deep Cycle Battery or equivalent.

Model 289F
MORStakTM Fork Mounted Drum Racker

MORStak Fork Mounted Drum Racker

Slide forks into fork pockets and secure to carriage with chain. Forks must spread 26" (66 cm) apart to accommodate this fork mounted drum racker. These forklift attachments are simple to mount onto your forks. No tools are needed, and no
power connections or truck modifications required.

Dimensions of Morse Forklift-Karriers
Requires 26" (66 cm) between the forks as fork pocket openings are 26" apart.
Each fork pocket opening measures 2.5" (6.35 cm) high by 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide.

Calculation of lost load capacity with forklift attachment


Model 289C
MORStakTM Carriage Mount Drum Racker

Carriage mounted drum racker

Mounts directly to your ITA Class 2 forklift carriage. Requires no power connection or modification to your truck.

Calculation of lost load capacity with forklift attachment


Rack with drum cradles
Rack drums side-by-side with virtually no clearance between them.

NOTENOTE: Morse does NOT make or sell drum racks.
We manufacture the Drum Racker.

MORStakTM Drum Cradle Fork Dimensions

Drum Pad Kit for rimmed 55-gallon plastic drum MORStakTM Forklift Mounted Drum Rackers handle ONLY a 55-gallon (210 liter) steel or plastic drum with top rim, and maximum weight of 800 Lb. (363 kg). They will NOT handle a smaller drum or a drum without a top rim.

Rack a 55-gallon (210 liter) steel drum, or a 55-gallon (210 liter) plastic drum with Top Rim when the included Drum Pads (shown in grey) are installed. The Drum Pads are designed to support a flexible plastic drum.
  • Drum Pads are included with each Forklift Mounted Drum Racker
  • When the Drum Pads are installed, it reduces maximum drum cradle width from 19" (48.25 cm) to 13" (33 cm) for racking a 55-gallon (210 liter) drum

Replacement Drum Pad Kit is available as part # 3313-P.


Option # 4804i-P: Wireless Control of Powered Drum Tilt on MORStakTM Forklift Mounted Drum Rackers


Wireless controller for drum tilt controlAdd safe, simple and reliable wireless tilt control to your Forklift Mounted Drum Racker
with Battery Powered Drum Tilt.

  • Approximately 300 foot (91 m) operating range featuring 900MHz frequency hopping technology for eliminating interference from other RF sources
  • Easily switch between direct wire pendant control and wireless remote control
  • Quick DC power disconnect for locking out the equipment
  • Option # 4804i-P - Wireless Control factory installed on new model 285C or 289F. Can also be installed on model 285A-BP Forklift-Karrier.
  • Kit # 4804-P - Kit to field install Wireless Control on your model 289C or 289F
Morse Green Battery Option # GB Green Battery
  • Environmentally friendly Lithium Iron Phosphate Rechargeable Battery - No harmful gas or acid leaks and spills
  • Lighter than conventional lead-acid starting battery
  • Up to 2000 cycles, providing up to 8 times longer cycle life than lead-acid battery
  • No maintenance - Store up to 1 year without recharge
  • Typical design life of 5 years

Environmentally friendly battery contains no poisonous lead, no acid, and does not create gasses during charge, which regular lead-acid batteries do. Compared to lead-acid, green battery is super light, has much lower self-discharge, and does not sulfate.

Rechargeable 12.8V 100Ah Battery requires no change to lead acid battery charging system.

Last Updated: 01/15/20

California Proposition 65 Information
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