The Drum Gripper Fork Lift Truck powered attachment is designed for lifting drums that are stored vertically or horizontally. They can also be rotated to allow for pouring the contents to a production hopper. The Drum Gripper attachment is designed to grip the drum by pressure applied between two curved plates around the drum circumference. The drum can now be raised from the floor or a pallet, when positioned over the hopper, it can be rotated. The Drum Gripper action is powered with a 12 volt powered actuator and the rotation by a powered gearbox. To use the attachment, the Truck Operator would enter the truck forks into the attachment and clamp it in position. The attachment has a plug in facility to allow it to use the power source of the Fork Truck to actuate the gripping mechanism.