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Did you know that a drum handler's load capacity drops considerably for a half-full drum? The carrying capacity can drop as much as three hundred pounds, depending on the load.a This is due to a constantly shifting load in the half-full container as it is tilted during certain kinds of drum transport operations. A full load is stable and consistent, where the half-full drum can easily go out-of-balance in the wrong conditions. Beware the half-full drum, make sure your workers know the carrying capacity for your drum handling equipment's half-full rating.