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One of the most important issues with any kind of heavy transport trucks, dollies, or drum handlers is balance. Every truck and dolly is labeled with a weight rating that must not be exceeded; going over the rated limit creates a tipping hazard. Counterbalanced drum transporters give extra protection against tipping, and allow you to locate drums in cabinets and other areas where manual transport isn't practical. Even with a counterbalance, workers should not exceed the rated load for the drum transporter. If you aren't sure how much weight capacity is needed on the shop floor or construction site, poll the workers directly involved in the operation to find out what the average daily load is expected to be. For maximum safety, purchase drum transporters which exceed these expectations.