Drum Crusher DC5000-10 Diesel

The Drum Crusher Model DC5000-10D (Diesel Engine) will crush a 55 gallon drum down to less than 2.5" in height, greatly reducing storage space requirements and transport fees. Heavy duty construction, all structural components are made with heavy steel plates.

The unit comes complete with motor starter, hydraulic door safety switch, and an oil sight gauge with temperature indicator. Take control of your drum disposal with this affordable heavy duty model.

Designed, developed and assembled in the USA: All parts and components that go into the equipment are designed and developed meeting all American standards.


Standard Features

  • 10 HP Diesel Motor
  • Crushing force 60,000 pounds at 3000 psi
  • Crush 55 gallon steel drum down to less than 2.5"
  • Cycle time of 20 seconds
  • 60 gallon hydraulic tank
  • Drip Pan for Liquid Containment
  • Directional Control Valve
  • Drum ring locator, keep the drum aligned
  • Emergency stop push button and motor starter
  • Portability with Fork Lift Truck
  • 12 Volt Battery included
  • Safety features to comply with OSHA
  • Heavy Duty Steel construction

Available Options

  • Hydraulic Push Button Controls
  • Super Glow Plugs for starting below 40 degrees
  • Epoxy Paint
  • Galvanized Finish
  • Arctic/Cold Weather Hydraulic No Load Start System
  • Flood Protection Legs
    Flood Protection Legs

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Watch a video showing the meticulous process behind making our market-leading heavy-duty drum crusher, renowned for its unparalleled quality and engineering excellence.

We provide the largest selection of drum crusher compactors in order to meet any special project requirements.

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Please submit your specific requirements as type of drums or containers, number of containers processed per hour, type of waste, intended cleaning solution and electrical requirements (Volt & Hz).

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Our Company is staffed with mechanical and electrical engineers and has a prototype fabrication and machine shop. The final assembly of all products and systems is performed at Drumbeaters' facility located in Elburn, Illinois, USA.

We offer an extensive range of drum crushers and drum crusher-compactors tailored to suit specific project needs. Our lineup includes models for both commercial and industrial applications, featuring electric, gasoline, and diesel motors, available in both in-plant and portable models. With hydraulic systems delivering crushing forces ranging from 60,000 to 85,000 lbs, our drum crushers efficiently reduce empty 55-gallon steel drums down to 2.5 inches.

DC5000-5 Electric

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DC5000-5 Electric

DC5000-10 Electric

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DC5000-10 Electric

DC5000-11 Gasoline

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DC5000-11 Gasoline

DC5000-10 Diesel

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DC5000-10 Diesel

DC6000-11 Gasoline

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DC6000-11 Gasoline

DC7000-10 Electric

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DC7000-10 Diesel

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DC7000-10 Diesel

DC8000-20 Diesel

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Drum Crushers - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



1. What is a Drum Crusher?

A Drum crusher also called barrel compactor is a machine built to crush metal drums.

2. What are the minimum requirements for an acceptable drum crusher?

An acceptable drum crusher needs at least 60,000 lb crushing force, 5 inches cilinder bore diameter, 3 inches cilinder solid steel push rod diameter and 5 hp hydraulic pump to crush empty 55 gallon steel drums down to 3 inches height.

3. What is the difference between a Commercial Drum Crushers and Industrial Drum Crushers?

  • Commercial Drum Crushers (DC5000 & DC6000 Models): These models can crush up several hundred drums in a day down to 2.5 to 3” depending on the gauge steel of the drum. Commercial drum crushers are the most standard drum crushers in the market. All drum crushers from the competition fit under this classification. Our Drum Crusher DC5000 & DC6000 Models are heavy duty systems and the best selling drum crushers around the world.
  • Industrial Drum Crushers (DC7000 & DC8000 Models): These model drum crushers can crush drums and/or pack drums on a continuous basis. Many of Drumbeaters of America, Inc. clients have crushed up to 1400 + drums that run facilities 24 hours. Industrial drum crushers models have the options to enlarge the chamber allowing to crush 110 gallon salvage or overpak drums as well as compacting waste inside of the drums. Our Industrial Drum Crushers DC7000 & DC8000 Models are super heavy duty systems and the only "limitless" drum crushers in the market.

4. What are the most important characteristics and features to determine the efficiency and performance of a drum crusher?

The efficiency of drum crushers depends of the following features ordered by importance:

  • Crushing Cylinder Bore Diameter
  • Solid Steel Push Rod Diameter
  • Engine Horse Power
  • Hydraulic Oil Tank Capacity

5. Do you deliver drum crushers outside the United States?

Yes, we do. We provide worldwide distribution.

6. Do you provide equipment with international electrical requirements and OSHA compliance?

Yes, we cover all national and international standards for electrical wiring and safety requirements. All our drum crushers are OSHA compliance

7. What is OSHA?

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.

8. How do you ensure OSHA compliance?

Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards. Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment. Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards.

9. How long is your company in business?

We are in business for over 25 years. Please visit our company page for more information.

10. Can we visit your facility for a demo or presentation?

Yes, you can. Please contact our company to schedule a visit.

11. Do you have representatives in other parts of the world?

No, we are manufactures and distribuitors. We sell directly to our clients. We provide worldwide distribution..

Our journey is the direct result of experiences encountered with our customers' problems


Our Company is staffed with mechanical and electrical engineers and has a prototype fabrication and machine shop. The final assembly of all products and systems is performed at Drumbeaters' facility located in Elburn, Illinois, USA.


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