ATEX fork lift attachments work with your existing ATEX handling equipment to comply with the directives for handling goods in potentially explosive surroundings. As well as the standard forklift attachments we also supply ATEX compliant attachments manufactured from spark proof stainless steel.

ATEX forklift attachments

Plastic tanks from 150 to 300 litre capacity and all able to be handled and moved using a forklift truck. Designed as large mortar bins these industrially designed plastic bins can be used with a wide range of liquids and materials.

forklift plastic tanks

Designed for automatically handling 210 litre drums of the Steel tight head, open topped and L ring plastic varieties, see images below. The operation of this forklift attachment drum lifter is fully automatic allowing the fork lift truck operator to manage the whole operation without leaving his seat.

dtg automatic drum handling tongs

Forklift mounted platforms for the safe removal and loading of packages and equipment and designed for the business without a dedicated fixed loading platform but requiring to load or offload articulated trucks. Now we have a smaller fold able model along with two standard models.

forklift attachment lorry unloader

Bag Handlers for Forklifts can also be used with cranes and the HIAB systems making them highly versatile. Big bag handlers are manufactured to the highest quality, come 'CE' marked, fully tested and supplied with the latest Health & Safety test certification. With weight capacities of up to 2000 kg.

forklift big bag handlers

The forklift truck bins below can be emptied as the base swivels down and away and when on the shop floor they can easily be wheeled around on the supplied castors. Base Emptying Bins available in Black, White, Green, Yellow, Red, Blue and Orange - standard lead time is 3 weeks.

bottom opening skips for forklifts

A range of Base Emptying Bins / Stillages designed for collecting, moving and safely dumping factory waste whilst utilising your forklift truck. Available in Manual and Automatic release. BDB and ADB


Forkliftable Boot Wash Stations, is an inexpensive and easy to install unit which helps to keep your site and buildings clean and safe. The innovative design has made it easier than ever to effectively clean site boots and equipment to the highest standard. Ideal for construction sites or golf courses.

3man fork liftable boot wash station

Bolt-on fork extensions extend the usefullness of a forklift truck allowing it to handle a very wide range of pallets. These bolt-on fork extensions are commonly used within the construction or lifting industries where a smooth underside reduces damage to the product. Additional options available for large coiled products and paper rolls.

Bolt On Fork Lift Entensions

This multi-purpose forklift gas bottle and cylinder handler is designed to safely allow gas cylinders to be transported without the need for manual handling.  


The hopper attachment is ideal for moving concrete or any other granular material easily around a site and can be poured in a controlled manner reducing waste, ensuring accuracy and making cleaning up a lot easier. As well as the cement hoppers Merlin can supply Block and Brick grabbers for the construction industry.

Heavy duty tilting skips with a load capacity of 600 kg these heavy duty tilting skips are ideal for most waste management facilities.  With integral fork lift sockets the skips can be moved around safely and quickly. Capacities from 0.25 to 1.5 cubic metres.

SK315Z Heavy duty tilting skip

Automatic drum grips for steel and some plastic drums. Designed for low to medium usage and fits most standard forklift trucks.


Fork lift attachment for gripping steel drums by the rim with either a single or double drum grip for moving lots of drums.

A range of steel drum positioners with forklift attachments and the popular Warrior lift, rotate and discharge the contents safely at height. Lift is performed
hydraulically by handle and pedal and rotation mechanically via a hand wheel. Drum rollback is prevented by 30:1 ratio transfer box.


Roll forward tipping skips (RFS) provide an easy one man operation helping keep areas free from scrap or rubbish and the tilting skips have a simple to operate mechanism. At the bottom of this page we show the popular 33 litre Plastic tipping skip that can be used with a forklift truck.


There are always odd jobs that require longer forks than the normal pallet truck or fork lift truck comes with.  Fork extensions are ideal for this as they can easily be mounted and removed as and when you need them.

Fork Extensions

The Forklift side keeper is a device to stop laden pallets with valuable loads tipping off to the left and right and  most commonly caused by uneven ground.


Fork Mounted Jibs and Cranes for companies with existing fork lift trucks these jib attachments help save costs by turning your fork lift into a crane that can work indoors and outdoors with various loads.

Fork Mounted Jibs

Designed to attach to a standard forklift truck and allow the snow to be ploughed off of car parks etc.  The plough attachment can also be used as a yard scraper.  Available for next day delivery if ordered before 10am.

Snow Plough attachment for forklift trucks

Forklift and Crane attachments for handling steel and some plastic drums. Easily fitted to most forklifts these attachments allow for full rotation and locking in any position and are ideal for emptying the contents or changing drums from the vertical to the horizontal position.

Universal drum rotator with crank handle

This Tipping Steel Pallet will handle almost any kind of box or flat packed material. The self-tipping unit is activated by releasing a spring mechanism and is designed for constant service. Typical applications include the offloading of catalogues, balers and other items that need to be discharged from the forks of the truck.

Tipping Pallet for fork lifts

Forklift attachment for wheelie bin handling from 90 to 1100 litres with two models covering the range. The forklift attachments allow a single operator to empty bins on site easily and quickly and are designed to work with most wheelie bins on the market, or we can adapt to suit your particular models.

Forklift attachment for Wheelie Bins

Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions such as price or lead times. Merlin Industrial Products Ltd Unit A43 Kingsley Close, Lee Mill Industrial Estate Ivybridge Devon PL21 9LL United Kingdom Call: 01752 690622 Fax: 01752 313333
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