Transporting Pro Barrels

Drum Barrels


Pro Barrel collapsible fuel transport containers are available in 55, 250, and 500 gallon sizes, or can be manufactured to meet custom specifications. For more information, refer to our Pro Barrel Operation and Maintenance brochure.

Portable Drum Barrel Construction

Pro Barrel collapsible drum barrels are constructed using multiple layers of ballistic nylon tire cord and extremely tough polymer coatings, creating an exceptionally durable transport and storage container. Heavy duty end plates connected by internal high-tensile tendons provide support for airlifting by helicopter or other sling lift applications. Our 500 gallon drum weighs only 130 lbs. dry and collapses to 5% of its filled volume for easy transportation and storage.

Standard Drum Barrel Model Specifications:


Dry Weight

Nominal Filled Dimensions

500 U.S. Gallons (2000 Liters)

130 lbs. (59 kg)

51" diam. x 52" ht. (130cm x 132cm)

250 U.S. Gallons (1000 Liters)

100 lbs. (45.4 kg)

39" diam. x 42" ht. (99cm x 107cm)

110 gallon barrel (400 liters)

85 lbs. (38.6 kg) 30" diam. x 35" ht.
(76cm x 90cm)

55 U.S. Gallons (220 Liters)

60 lbs. (27 kg)

23" diam. x 35" ht. (58.5cm x 90cm)

Transport Diesel, Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Jet Fuel

Pro Barrel drums are ideal for safe fuel transport by helicopter using the optional sling assembly mounted to welded lift lugs on the top plate. A 2" (50mm) threaded fill port and optional gate valve assembly turn the Pro Barrel into a fuel dispensing depot.