To remove manhole covers easily, attach magnetic lifter to vehicle
With the aid of a weatherproof camera and monitor, located in cab of vehicle, Tony magnetic tool lifts and transports manhole covers to desired site. Removes a variety of metal covers for storm sewers or sanitary sewers, including water caps, square grates, and utility covers that are stubbornly stuck to surface. Attaches to front or rear of vehicle via 2-in. receiver hitch. To use, view monitor inside cab to lower and guide magnet over approximate center of manhole cover. Then select controls to energize magnet and raise cover. Works through hydraulic ram, which applies 2,500 lbs. of up and down pressure to dislodge covers. In-vehicle operation keeps utility worker safe from traffic flow during cover removal. Comes as a kit, which includes magnet, camera, monitor, hydraulics, and hardware for installation. Can also be adapted to fit snowplow frames and water-jet vehicles.