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Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., a material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the HCB hoist attachment to handle all 55 gallon drums. The HCB hoist attachment safely lifts steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 2000 lbs. using Liftomatic’s exclusive “Parrot-Beak” drum handling attachment. The model HCB-BC attaches to any overhead hoist, crane or boom and engages drums automatically. Liftomatic's exclusive mechanical clamping system engages the top lip of the container, assuring a safe and reliable pick-up each time. An adjustable counter-balance on the main frame of the unit allows for safe handling of all drums from 15 to 27 inches in diameter. A padded belt cradle protects the drum sidewall during transport. The model HCB is available in 1 or 2 drum configurations, including stainless steel units for food grade and pharmaceutical applications.