Vault Lid (Manhole Cover) Removal Tool

Addressing back injuries, strain & sprain

Problem

High pressure on the back with additional pressure on shoulders and knees.

Issue

Using a “J” Hook triggers and exacerbates back injuries and requires two workers for heavy lids. Injured or aging workers cannot perform the task.

Solution

Developed a vault lid puller tool.

Result

Vault lid/manhole cover that lifts and rolls. Completely offloads strain from the back while pulling vault lids (sewer, water, phone, electrical, storm drains, etc), up to 250 lbs with one worker. Injured & aging workers can now pull heavy lids.