7 best barrel tilters

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

An indispensable assistant in a warehouse or at a service station is the drum tiller. This device allows you to move barrels with minimal physical costs, raise them to a certain height, and also pour liquids. Drum runners or drum stackers are widely represented in the trade network of our country today. They differ in price, design, and technical parameters. Our experts will help you choose the optimal model, taking into account the tasks set for the tilter.

Selection recommendations

Carrying capacity. The choice of a drum tiller should start with such an important parameter as the carrying capacity. Since the barrels can contain liquid with different densities, the weight can vary widely. For example, in a 200 liter container, the mass of I-20 oil will be 178 kg, and the same volume of sulfuric acid will weigh 366 kg. It should also be remembered that barrels come in different sizes.

Barrel dimensions. Barrels are designed for a specific range of sizes. This primarily concerns the height of the container. The standard height range is from 879 to 890 mm. However, today more and more tanks with a height of 830 mm to 960 mm are found. You should also take into account the limits of permissible diameters.

Lift height. Drum tilters are often used as a stacker. Most models lift barrels up to 1400 mm. If in the production cycle it is required to pour liquid, then a lifting height of 200-300 mm will be sufficient.

Tilter weight. Barrels with their own weight differ significantly. The greater the mass of the device, the more difficult it is to move it. The simplest mechanical structures weigh only 20-50 kg. But the presence of hydraulic cylinders, electric accumulators makes the equipment heavy up to 400-500 kg. It will not be possible to lift such a model without lifting mechanisms.

Working modes. Barrel tilters are able to perform several operations with a load.

  1. All models are capable of lifting barrels, only they have different lifting heights. Usually a hydraulic drive is installed for this. Less often, lifting is carried out mechanically by means of a large lever.
  2. The movement of the load occurs thanks to the wheels, which are installed on the chassis of the tilter. The larger the wheel diameter, the easier it is to move the heavy cart over uneven ground. Models with 4 wheels have maximum stability. The 3-wheel tilters are more affordable.
  3. Depending on the swivel mechanism, the drums can tilt at a certain angle. In most devices, the barrel rotates around a transverse axis. To fix the load in a certain position, reliable latches are used.

We have selected 7 of the best drum tilters for our review. All of them are sold in specialized stores in Russia. When allocating seats, the editorial staff of the magazine relied on the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the feedback from the equipment owners.

Rating of the best barrel tilters

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best barrel tilters 1 GROST DSE 350/15 with electric lift (109988) RUB 147,039
2 DINGLI YTC3 RUB 53,500
3 TOR COT for 1 barrel x 200 l., 0.35 t – 1.4 m 129135 RUB 54,759
5 PROLIFT SD 350 RUB 54,909
6 TOR HD-80A for 1 barrel x 200L. (with wheels) 1313651 26 274 RUB
7 DINGLI YTC2 RUB 18,200

GROST DSE 350/15 with electric lift (109988)

Rating: 4.9

drum tiller GROST DSE 350/15 with electric lift (109988)

Simple design and ease of use were the keys to winning our review of the GROST DSE 350/15 electric drum tiller. The lifting capacity of the device is 350 kg with a lifting height of up to 1.5 m. The experts liked the large polyamide wheels, thanks to which the drums can be moved over uneven floors. The asset of the model is ease of control, compact overall dimensions. The tilter is powered by a 12 V, 120 Ah battery. The unit is capable of maintaining performance in a wide temperature range (-15 … + 50 ° C).

Domestic warehouse owners praise the electric tilter for maximum comfort and operational efficiency. Of the minuses, there is a high price.


  • convenient control;
  • compactness;
  • good technical parameters;
  • wide range of operating temperatures.


  • high price.


Rating: 4.8


The mobile lifting device is the DINGLI YTC3 hydraulic barrel tiller. The stacker with a lifting capacity of 350 kg has a turning radius of 1180 mm. He can not only lift and move the drums, but rotate them around the transverse axis. The lifting height is limited to 1425 mm. The experts highly appreciated the ergonomic design, easy operation, and low maintenance. Thanks to the large wheels, the barrels can be moved on both flat and uneven surfaces. Affordable price is an important advantage of the model.

Russian warehouses have already appreciated the advantages of the DINGLI YTC3 barrel tiller. Users are satisfied with the simplicity and durability. The model is inferior to the winner only in the comfort of control.


  • ergonomic design;
  • unpretentiousness;
  • affordable price;
  • durability.


  • it takes a lot of effort to work.

TOR COT for 1 barrel x 200 l., 0.35 t – 1.4 m 129135

Rating: 4.7

TOR COT FOR 1 DRUM X 200 L., 0.35 T - 1.4 M 129135

The third position of our review is the TOR COT barrel tiller. It is designed for lifting, moving and turning 200 l drums and weighing up to 350 kg. The lifting height of the model reaches 1.4 m, the turning radius is only 875 mm. Experts note the high-quality manufacturing, the stability of the model, and compliance with the requirements of international standards. The stacker also looks attractive in terms of cost. But the large weight of the device (400 kg) did not allow to bypass the leaders of the review.

TOR COT is widely used in logistics centers and industrial enterprises in Russia. Operators are satisfied with the reliability, ease of control, maneuverability, and simplicity. On the downside, they include the large weight of the drum tiller.


  • wide scope;
  • reliability;
  • maneuverability;
  • quality workmanship.


  • great weight.


Rating: 4.6


The NOBLELIFT NBF35 stacker facilitates human labor when working with barrels. The model allows one operator to lift, move and tilt the barrel at a specific angle. The lifting height of the cargo is 1425 mm, the maximum drum weight is limited to 350 kg. Lifting is carried out using a hydraulic mechanism, and for turning, the manufacturer installed a worm-type mechanical gearbox. Large nylon wheels make it easier to move loads on uneven surfaces. The Chinese drum tiller is equipped with a braking system. The product successfully combines low price and light weight (155 kg).

The model could not rise higher in our review due to its fragility. The experts discovered the manufacturer's mistakes in the manufacturing technology of some parts.


  • affordable price;
  • light weight;
  • high lifting height;
  • ease of movement.


  • short-lived details.


Rating: 4.5


It is widely used on construction sites, in logistics centers and industrial enterprises the PROLIFT SD 350 barrel tiller. The Chinese model makes it easier to work with barrels and other cylindrical objects weighing up to 350 kg. The hydraulic mechanism provides lifting of loads up to 1400 mm. The movement is carried out manually, the worm gearbox is responsible for the rotation of the barrel. In the manufacture of the equipment, the manufacturer used a durable steel profile, the paintwork provides protection against corrosion. Experts praised the model for its agility and reliable braking system.

Users have no complaints about ease of operation and ease of movement. However, the wheels do not differ in reliability, especially when working on uneven surfaces.


  • convenient control;
  • easy movement;
  • light weight (155 kg);
  • reliable protection against corrosion.


  • short-lived wheels.

TOR HD-80A for 1 barrel x 200L. (with wheels) 1313651

Rating: 4.4

TOR HD-80A for 1 barrel x 200L.  (with wheels) 1313651

Low price and low weight (20 kg) allowed the TOR HD-80A barrel tilter to get into the TOP-6 of our review. The experts liked the simplicity of the model, although all operations will have to be performed using physical force. The barrel is fixed on the trolley using a metal clip and a chain (EURO-LIFT mount). The lifting of the load is carried out by means of a long lever in the form of a U-shaped handle. There are three wheels for moving, they can support weight up to 360 kg. The product loses to competitors not only in ease of operation, but also in lifting height (200 mm).

Users praise the affordable price, thick frame, good welds, stability. The drawbacks of the model are a small lift height and a small swivel wheel.


  • affordable price;
  • ease;
  • simple construction;
  • sturdy frame.


  • low lifting height;
  • difficult to move on uneven surfaces.


Rating: 4.3


The DINGLI YTC2 barrel tiller closes our review. The model has earned the attention of experts for its democratic price, low weight (40 kg) and a hydraulic lifting mechanism. The device should include large wheels (2 support and 1 swivel) and an ergonomic design. Such parameters as lifting capacity (250 kg) and lifting height (280 mm) look more modest in comparison with competitors. The tilter stands out for its original grip that holds the barrel by the side.

Employees of logistics centers, service stations, industrial enterprises praise the drum tilter for maneuverability, light weight, ease of movement. The weak points of the model are considered to be inconvenient grip, limited lifting capacity and low lifting height.


  • low price;
  • light weight;
  • hydraulic lifting mechanism;
  • big wheels.


  • modest carrying capacity;
  • awkward grip.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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