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A drum positioner is a heavy-duty steel apparatus that is slid around a drum, latched on and then used to rotate a drum from a vertical to a horizontal position and vice versa. It can lift up to 800 pounds. Drum positioners allow a fork truck operator to easily secure, move and release drums without ever having to leave the fork truck seat. A safety chain is a nice feature, which secures the drum positioner to the carriage of the fork truck. This equipment will cost you around $900 for one that handles 55 gallon drums and slightly less for one that handles 30 gallon drums.