Vault Lid (Manhole) Cover Removal Tool

Addressing back injuries, strain & sprain

Bending Affecting Back
High Pressure on Back Structures
Additional Pressure on Shoulders & Knees
Continued Dragging
Current Method Using ā€œJā€ Hook

Triggers / exacerbates back injuries
2 workers required for heavy lids
Injured / aging workers cannot perform task

PROBLEM


SOLUTION

Vault Lid Puller Tool Developed

Lifts and rolls vault lid / manhole cover
Completely offloads strain from back
Pulls vault lids (sewer, water, phone, electrical, storm drains, etc), up to 250# w/one worker
Injured & aging workers can pull heavy lids

Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
Typical Storm Drain (80#)
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
Using Correct Grapnel for Specific Vault Lid
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
1-Placement of Grapnel
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
2-Stabilize w/foot
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
3-Pull back with arms - no pressure on back
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
4-Lid lifted & rolled away