Specifications
This UN Rated 55 gallon natural tight head plastic drum is also known as a shipping container. This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight high density polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and long lasting durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. High temperature is 140° F and low temperature is -40° F. The 56W55N closed head storage drum features drain vents molded in the top with two 2" openings. The first is a 2" NPS bung opening which includes a NPS plug with a 3/4" center reducer & faucet carrier and a EPDM gasket. The second is a 2" Buttress bung opening which includes a Buttress plug and EPDM gasket.

Key benefits
  • Original Single L-Ring design offers the best in material handling, and long service life.
  • UV inhibitor is added to the resin of the natural drum
  • Integrally molded top ring facilitates handling using "parrot's beak" assembly, side grabber, hoist, forklift, and hand truck.
  • Optimally drainable.
  • Bottom handhold for easy handling.
  • Same dimensions as a steel drum for standardized handling and conveying.
  • Complies with FDA regulations for food and drugs.
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Material:

High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, is naturally translucent, flexible and typically used for personal care products such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Maximum fill temperature is generally around 145°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.

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. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Natural
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 23 1/4" (591 mm) Dia. x 34 3/4" (883 mm) H
Nominal Tare Weight 21.5 lbs. (9.8 kg)
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Min. Wall Thickness 0.087 in. (2.2 mm)
Fittings 2" NPT & 2" Buttress
Gasket EPDM Rubber Gasket
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y1.9/100
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
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.
Are tight head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new tight head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are tight head plastic drums typically used for?
Tight head plastic drum applications include storing and transporting chemicals, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste, dyes, pigment, soaps, detergents, and many more commercial uses. Many of the tight head drums available from The Cary Company are UN rated for the safe storage, handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
How do I open this tight head drum?
For a tight head plastic drum, the cover cannot be removed. To get to the contents from inside, remove the drum fittings also known as plugs or bungs.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this tight head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
Can this drum be used to store gasoline?
We cannot confirm that this drum can safely store diesel and gasoline for extended periods. We’ve had other customers who have used this type of drum for this purpose. We do offer Type I and Type II metal safety cans that are specifically designed to store flammable liquids (like gasoline). These cans provide the proper ventilation for flammables and are made to withstand the corrosive effects of these liquids. Please note our disclaimer, which states that "[w]e are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us." 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.
Did you find what you were looking for?
Videos

Videos

You May Also Like

View the trust certificate
  • For further information on the nature of the review controls, as well as the possibility of contacting the author of the review please consult our  GCU.
  • No inducements have been provided for these reviews.
  • Reviews are published and kept for a period of five years .
  • Reviews can not be modified: If a customer wishes to modify their review then they can do so by contacting Verified Reviews directly to remove the existing review and publish an amended one .
  • The reasons for deletion of reviews are available here.

5 /5

Based on 3 customer(s) reviews

  • 1
    0
  • 2
    0
  • 3
    0
  • 4
    0
  • 5
    3

Tracy L.   published 07/29/2021 following an order made on 07/22/2021

5/5

Quality is always great on he drums we order.

David A.   published 04/28/2021 following an order made on 04/23/2021

5/5

As described!

Anonymous customer   published 09/12/2019 following an order made on 09/06/2019

5/5

GREAT PRODUCT

×