With a drum truck, you engage the upper drum rim and and pull the handle to tilt the drum toward you. Then the two "toes" of the hydraulic hand truck fit under the curvature of your drum to support it from underneath. No need to tip the drum away from you to slide a base plate underneath. You can then move a drum onto and off pallets, and position a drum for dispensing. When you're done, the drum truck stands upright by itself for space saving storage.