The 1000kg drum lifter is designed for lifting and handling steel drums of various sizes, with or without lids. The drum lifter can lift drums either horizontally or vertically. It works by attaching the claw ends to the rim of the steel drum with an automatic gripping mechanism. The capacity of 1000kg must not be exceeded to ensure safe operation. The benefit of this type of lifting equipment is that it is light and compact so easy to store. The drum lifter can be used for multiple applications, whenever the lifting of steel drums is required for example in factories and shipping.