A simple and ecomonic method for horizontally lifting Drums. For lifting 210 litre drums with overhead hoist. All steel construction W240179 suitable for open top or tight head steel drum, and plastic drums with L or XL ring. Semi-automatic tong model WDN500 suitable for steel drums-open top and tight head. To operate set locking lever in locked open position. When central over the horizontal. Drum release lever to allow hooks to fall and locate under both rims. Hooks automatically engage as is lifted and disengage as drum is set down.