Morse® 285A-HD Forklift-Karrier

$1,242.19 + Shipping and Illinois state sales tax.

Morse Model 285A-HD forklift-karrier for 22″ to 23.5″ diameter 55-gallon drum.

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Morse® 285A-HD Heavy-Duty Forklift Attachment securely holds a 55-gallon (210 liters) steel drum between the ribs.

Morse® 285A-HD Forklift-Karrier to lift and pour a drum with your forklift. MORINCHtm Drum Holder automatically adjusts from 22″ to 23.5″ (56 to 59.7 cm) diameter drum. It has a pull chain to turn the drum. Capacity: 1500 Lb. (680 kg)

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In most cases, we can provide a written quote within hours, including an accurate ship date allowing our customers to consider the delivery date when ordering.

We strive to provide accurate information on the availability of Morse equipment. Some of the factors that affect lead times are:

  • Custom equipment and equipment made of select materials built to order
  • Standard in-stock designs often require final assembly before shipment
  • Delays in components supplied by our vendors
  • Current shop backlog when placing the order

In the event of a canceled order, McBrady-McMahon may deduct cancellation charges from any refunds.


Morse® 285A-HD Forklift-Karrier for 22″ to 23.5″ diameter 55-gallon drum. 1500 lb. capacity requiring 25″ between ribs

Morse Forklift-Karriers convert your forklift into a safety-conscious drum handler to lift, move and pour a drum. Dispense a drum right from your forklift. You control drum tilting with a 20’ (6 m) long pull chain loop with a 10’ (3 m) drop. Turn drum 360o in either direction.

Quickly mount onto forks with no tools or modifications. Requires 25″ (63.5 cm) between the forks. Each fork pocket opening is 2.5″ (6.35 cm) high by 6.5″ (16.5 cm) wide.

We recommend the MORStop Tilt-Brake option to hold the drum tilt angle until you move. It automatically prevents an unbalanced drum from turning out of control, even when the contents shift from one end to the other.

It can also be ordered with Hand Crank or Hand Wheel option for use only within reach.

Modify fork truck nameplate information to reflect the capacity of fork truck with Morse attachment. Fork truck capacity can be substantially lower than the original rated capacity, as adding an attachment tends to move the center of gravity for the combined truck and load forward.

See Operator’s Manual for Center of Gravity Dimensions to Calculate Lost Load on Your Fork Truck

Applicable OSHA Regulations regarding use of attachments with your forklift

  • Converts your forklift into a safety-conscious drum handler
  • Requires 25″ (63.5 cm) between the forks
  • Features MORCINCHTM Drum Handling System automatically cinches around 22″ to 23.5″ (56 to 59.7 cm) diameter drum
  • Install correct MORCINCHTM Kit to handle a plastic or fiber drum
  • Insert correct size Diameter Adapter for each smaller drum
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 Lb. (680 kg) Full drum
    • 800 Lb. (363 kg) Half-full drum
      Half-full capacity is an indication of the capacity for tilting an unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. A partially full drum with a shifting load is harder to tilt than a full drum.

Additional information

Weight 174 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 34 × 23 in

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