The Q Drum is a rollable water drum designed to ease the daily burden of collecting water. The durable, donut-shaped plastic container has a capacity of 50 litres (13 gallons).
In rural areas in the developing world many women and children must make multiple trips each day to a river, well, borehole or other water source to collect water for their families. The Q Drum saves them time, by allowing them to transport more water in a single trip. It also helps prevent debilitating back and neck injuries caused by carrying heavy loads on their heads.
Its uniqueness lies in the design of the longitudinal shaft or central hole, through which a rope is tied, to easily pull or roll the drum across any type of terrain.
The Q Drum is manufactured from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), making it practically indestructible. The longitudinal shaft also serves as a vertical support structure, providing added strength.
It has no removable handles or other metal attachments that could be lost or break. The rope used to pull the Q Drum can be repaired on the spot or, if lost, be easily replaced.
The Q Drum is durable enough to last at least eight years wiith daily use.
Due to its intended use, Q-Drums are designed to be durable, however it is difficult to give a warranty as this may depend on the type of terrain of where it will be used.
- Capacity: 50 Litres
- Height: 36cm
- Diameter: 50cm
- Lid Size: 12cm Diameter
- Material: Linear Low Density Polyethylene
- Material Thickness: 4mm
- Actual Weight: 4.5kg
- Filled Weight: 54.5kg
- Moulding Process: Rotational Moulding
- Stacking: Up to 40 filled drums
- Design Patents: Yes
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Principal Manufacturing Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Qty per 20ft Shipping Container: 330 units