Cable Drums


Drum Manufacturing

Our industrial manufacturing services include everything you need to procure smooth or grooved cable drums designed and manufactured to your exact specifications.  Our commitment to high quality products ensures you will receive the right product the first time.

No other manufacturer compares to our single-source custom crane, hoist and drum manufacturing capabilities.  When you work with K&N, you have access to our expert staff who deliver innovative solutions in:


  • Project Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Engineering & Design
  • Fabrication
  • Machining
  • Field Testing and Inspection
  • Planning and Estimating


Your success is important and K&N understands that every project must be delivered on time and within budget.  Our dedicated team will work with you through planning and estimating to provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions available for your specific needs.  

Engineering & Design

Using the most advanced computer software available, our expert designers and engineers will provide 3-D renderings of your customized drums;  with the capability to provide comprehensive finite element analysis (FEA), our engineering team can apply real world simulations that accurately identify load, stress and deflection points before starting the fabrication and machining process.  These steps ensure you will receive your drum, to your exact specifications, the first time around.

Main Hoist Drum


Fabrication and Machining

K&N is proud of our reputation as the “most preferred custom drum manufacturer” by many of our satisfied customers; this includes government agencies that require strict adherence to the highest operational and quality standards in the industry.  We attribute our success to our highly trained team of fabricators and machinists, many with more than 20 years of professional experience; this guarantees maximum efficiency and results in decreased costs.  Our capabilities include:



8’ Swing Lathe 33’ drum 8’ 80,000 lbs.
Betts Lathe 40’ drum 4’ 45,000 lbs.


Drum grooves can be cut to your exact specifications.  If you are not sure which size you need, your K&N representative will help you determine which groove size is best suited for your specific application.  


Field Testing and Inspection

When you choose K&N, you’re choosing a company that maintains their commitment to you long after your custom drum has been manufactured and delivered.  Because we’re dedicated to your success, we offer field testing and inspection to ensure your investment is protected, your employees are safe and your drum operates at maximum efficiency. 

For more information visit www.customhoistdrums.com