Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. has been leading the industry in providing state-of-the-art equipment for safe, efficient and profitable handling of drums and barrels since 1947. Incorporating the time-tested and proven “Parrot-Beak®” clamping system, a complete assortment of portable devices, forklift attachments, hoist/crane attachments and drum dumping equipment are available for handling steel, plastic and fiber drums from 1 to 8 at a time.
With engineering, manufacturing and customer service locations on three continents and distributor network in more than thirty countries worldwide. With more than a half century experience, Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc.’s original resolve is still intact- To make quality products which perform consistently for the user and to make no attempt at product obsolescence or useful-life engineering.
Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. was founded in 1947 by two guys armed with an innovative design – a two wheel hand truck that grabbed a drum by the top lip to keep it from falling over during transport. The development was a first in U.S. industry (or perhaps anywhere). That hand truck used an upper and lower jaw arrangement that a customer remarked looked “just like a parrot beak”. Over the years new products for different applications were introduced – still using that remarkably simple “Parrot Beak®” arrangement.
Today, Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. holds more than a dozen patents on drum handling devices. You can get all kinds of equipment which can lift, palletize, transport, dump and generally manipulate a drum in any fashion that your operations require. Through all that time, the parrot-beak has remained the Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc. symbol of integrity – it’s safe, it’s effective, and it backs up our claim that “you can’t afford to drop a drum!” Contact us today and let us help with your drum handling applications. We look forward to your call.
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