Specifications
26W59S is a 55-gallon straight sided open head steel drum. This container is ideal for storing and transporting non-hazardous materials. Drum includes a black cover with a bolt ring closure that holds the cover on to the body of the container by encompassing the cover and the top of the container in a groove. This ring is then tightened by a bolt that pulls the ends of the rings together. A calibrated torque wrench is used to confirm proper closure (sold separately). This 55 gallon steel drum is crafted of 18 gauge steel.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Features a removable cover to allow convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • Includes a black cover with bold ring closure
  • Drums are not UN Rated

Disclaimer:

This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Black
Material Carbon Steel
Weight 38 lbs.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 84" H
Pallet Weight 304 lbs.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Bolt Ring Closure
Steel Thickness 1.2/1.2/1.2 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge 18/18/18 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings None
Note: » View our entire 55 Gallon Drum selection.
*For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the diameter and height of part #26W59S drum?
This drum's dimensions are 24" Dia. x 35" H.
How tall is a 55 gallon drum?
The height of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 33" to 36-3/4" depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How wide is a 55 gallon drum?
The width of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 21" to 24-1/2" in diameter depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How much does a 55 gallon drum weigh?
The weight varies on the material, style and dimensions of a drum. The weight of a 55 gallon drum can range from 22 lbs. to 44 lbs. or more. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How are 55 gallon drums shipped?
The Cary Company ships LTL (Less Than Truckload) or Truckloads on 55 gallon or larger drums.
What 55 gallon drum quantities can ship UPS?
55 gallon drums cannot be shipped by UPS. Sizes less than 55 gallons in small quantities may be shipped by UPS.
What is an open head steel drum?
Open head drums have a fully removable cover that is secured with either a bolt ring or lever lock ring closure. Open head drums are also available without a cover.
What are open head steel drums used for?
Though they can be used for liquids, open head drums are commonly used for solid and dry materials. They are also a good option for thicker liquids such as oils, syrups and glues. Open head drums are also a good option when the drum’s contents have to be accessed repeatedly. Some of our open head steel drum lids have fittings that allow controlled flow of liquids in those applications.
What sizes of open head steel drums do you carry?
Our most common size is a 55-gallon capacity. However, we also offer 5-, 10-, 16-, 20- and 30-gallon capacity drums.
Are open head steel drums food grade?
Most of our new lined steel drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage. Unlined and reconditioned drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
Are open head drums strong?
This open head drum is made of carbon steel making it a strong and durable container for storing and transporting a variety of contents. These drums can often be reused. We also offer UN-rated drums that can safely store certain hazardous materials.
Can I order just one drum by itself?
Thank you for your inquiry. We have a $200 minimum order policy. Unfortunately, just one of these drums doesn't meet this price threshold. You would have to add to your order to meet the $200 minimum. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Can I pick up drum as will call?
Thank you for your question. This drum can be picked up for will call. Once added to cart, please continue to checkout. Under shipping methods, select "Click & Collect" and schedule a time. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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