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Drum transporters

The internal transport of heavy cable drums or pipe drums requires special handling. Despite very narrow aisles, the drums must be ready for further processing at their point of use in the shortest possible time. Frequently, transports must also be handled on the outside site. For heavy loads ranging from 10 to 60 tons, HUBTEX has developed several solutions for transporting a wide variety of drum types with various dimensions. In all variants, point loads are optimally borne and distributed. Depending on the customer's requirements, the special-purpose vehicle manufacturer produces the appropriate solution for the individual warehouse solution in accordance with the modular principle.

Special-purpose vehicles with modular components 

Extensive special-purpose vehicles such as the drum transporter can be perfectly equipped with proven concepts from our modular system. Whether using standard components – or newly designed components – the HUBTEX special-purpose vehicles ensure the safe and fast transport of loads with a weight of up to 60 tons

Handling of heavy drums, spools, bobbins & Co.   

HUBTEX cable drum transporters are used especially for the handling of heavy loads with a load capacity up to 60 tons and are always adapted to the respective use. HUBTEX offers individual solutions for the most diverse customer requirements. 


Load handling variants

HUBTEX offers different vehicle series, which differ from each other by the type of load handling and can thus be optimally adapted to the customer's application.

  •      Swivel-mounted pick-up traverse
  •      Pick-up prism with frame lift
  •      Lifting spindles
A drum transporter with swivel-mounted pick-up traverse.
Picking up drum via swivel-mounted pick-up traverse.

The robust swivel-mounted pick-up traverse pulls the cable drum onto the pick-up ramps of the vehicle via two cables and bolts. 

Drum transporter with a load capacity of 20 tons.
Picking up drum via frame lift.

The drum transporter completely bypasses the load to be picked up so that the wheel arms are under the drum. The load is then enclosed by the pick-up prisms and lifted by means of the integrated lift on the frame.

The drum transporter picks up the drum with the aid of spindles.
Drum picked up on spindles.

To completely bypass the load, the hydraulic wheel arms of the drum transporter adapt to the drum width. Once this has been done, the spindles are moved into the hub bores of the drum and the drum is then lifted by means of the hoist. 
Optionally, a turning function is possible, which enables the unwinding or winding of various systems.

HUBTEX cable drum transporters

The special-purpose vehicles from HUBTEX convince above all by their versatility: For all lifting variants, the company offers optional adjustment options for different widths. Due to the choice of different tire variants, all drum transporters are suitable for combined indoor and outdoor use.
In addition, the integrated articulated chassis ensures optimum compensation for uneven ground, even wheel wear and perfect weight distribution.

HUBTEX drum transporter with radio remote control.

With our drum transporters, our customers can choice operation via remote control or from a driver's cab. The remote control may be either a radio remote control or a cable remote control. The radio remote control is equipped with joysticks for precision control. Alternatively, a cable remote control is also available. This can be connected to the vehicle via several sockets. Another operating variant is the conventional driver's cab. This is especially suitable for journeys over long distances. If drivers are required to get on and off the vehicle frequently, a variant with a stand-up cab is recommended. 

Finding the best solution together.

We know that the handling of drums presents users with special challenges. Arrange a non-binding consultation appointment with our specialists to get the best possible solution for your application.

A drum transporter in the metal industry.

The stacker can lift the cable drums, they can have a load capacity of up to 20 tons.

HUBTEX forklift with raised drum.

The stacker has loaded a cable drum on the pick-up prism.

The drum transporter has a load capacity of 12 tons.

The drum transporters are powered by an environmentally friendly electric drive.

A drum transporter straddling a cable drum.

The stacker can lift drums weighing up to 45 tons.

Pick-up traverse on a drum transporter

The most individual loads can be transported using a wide range of different pick-up options.

The transporter picking up a cable drum.

The proportional valve technology guarantees the infinitely variable and smooth work of a forklift truck.

Rear view of a drum transporter.

The drum transporter is controlled by radio remote control.

The load is raised with the help of the load bed.

To be able to completely straddle the load, the hydraulic load bed of the drum transporter adapts to the drum width.

Extended pick-up traverse.

The pick-up traverse can be individually adapted to the dimensions of the cable drum in order to be able to move as many drum variants as possible.

The pick-up traverse of the drum transporter

The integrated articulated chassis ensures optimum compensation for uneven ground, even wheel wear and good weight distribution.