Powerful magnets are cool — powerful magnets that switch on and off are even cooler — and magnets powerful enough to lift a manhole cover rank way up there on the coolness scale. This Magswitch manhole-lifting magnet can lift manhole covers up to 400 lbs!
The manhole magnet itself only weighs 18 lbs — combined with the lifting handle the system weighs 23 lbs and folds into a 44″ package.
The lifter sets up in less than a minute. Place the dual 70mm magnet on the manhole, turn it on, and remove the cover with the lifting handle — much easier and safer than a pry bar.
Although Magswitch says the manhole-lifter system is very affordable, they don’t list a price. So if you’re interested you’ll have to contact Magswitch directly.
Manhole-Lifter System [Magswitch]