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Cover Lifting

Sunrise Tools provides magnetic manhole cover lifters, key-based manhole lifters, gully opening tools and vacuum and chain lifting accessories for specialised cover lifting applications, all available for on-line purchasing. Within this range, we can lift all forms of metallic manhole and drain cover, including cast and ductile iron, as well as most types of non-metallic cover.

Manually handling heavy access covers using handheld manhole lifting keys and hooks is inadvisable and unnecessary. The Manhole Buddy MagTec magnetic cover lifter is fast and effective on all forms of metallic drain cover and entirely safe for lone worker

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Drain Buddy Gully Opener

Drain Buddy Gully Opener

£211.34 excl. VAT £253.61 incl. VAT

Drain Buddy Gully Opener is a foot and hand-operated tool for unseating and opening stubborn slatted drain covers, storm gratings and gully covers. Allows user to bring their full weight to bear for unseating the gully grating or cover, whereupon it can be hinged open more easily, using the extendable handle. 
Buy online, with or without a carry-bag. See Downloads tab below for User Guide.

KeyTec Lifting Set

Manhole Buddy KeyTec Economy Manhole Cover Lifting Set

£839.20 excl. VAT £1,007.04 incl. VAT

Wide wheels now standard fitment on all lifting trolleys

Manhole Buddy KeyTec, minimum specification drain cover lifting system. Suitable for all covers with regular key slots or threaded inserts. Ideal for lone worker use. 
Set comprises the Steel Lifting Trolley, the KeyTec Spreader Bar Kit with carry bag and one pair of Lifting Keys (35 mm T-blade) – use drop-down menu to select an alternative key type.

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MagTec Lifting Set

Manhole Buddy MagTec - Magnetic Manhole Cover Lifting Set

£983.43 excl. VAT £1,180.12 incl. VAT

Wide wheels now standard fitment on all lifting trolleys

Manhole Buddy magnetic cover lifting system, with heavy duty steel trolley, for one-person cover lifting - buy online here. Magnetic cover lifting is fast as there is no need to clean the cover slots. The lifting trolley is certified to lift loads up to 150 kg and has a unique fast cover unseating facility. Video and more details below ....

Best of Both Lifting Set

Manhole Buddy Best of Both Manhole Cover Lifting Set

£1,528.45 excl. VAT £1,834.14 incl. VAT

Wide wheels now standard fitment on all lifting trolleys

Dual function manhole and drain cover lifting system for single person or lone worker use on metallic, non-metallic and split covers, available to buy online. The package contains both the magnetic and key-attached Manhole Buddy cover attachments plus a Steel lifting trolley, certified for total loads not exceeding 150 kg. More details and video summary below ...

KeyTec Lifting Set

Manhole Buddy KeyTec Universal Manhole Cover Lifting Set

£998.62 excl. VAT £1,198.34 incl. VAT

Wide wheels now standard fitment on all lifting trolleys

Manhole Buddy KeyTec, key-attached drain cover lifting system, for metallic and non-metallic covers, available to buy online. Supplied with a heavy duty steel lifting trolley, having an in-built cover unseating facility. Will service all cover types with common key slots or indoor covers with threaded inserts. Ideal for lone worker use. Video and more details below ...

Manhole Buddy Lifting Trolley

£423.60 excl. VAT £508.32 incl. VAT

Wide wheels now standard fitment on all lifting trolleys


The Manhole Buddy Steel Lifting Trolley, certified for loads up to 150 kg, makes lifting manhole covers easy. It is configured specifically for use with Manhole Buddy Lifting Attachments but we are happy to advise on its use in other situations..

KeyTec Speader Bar Kit

KeyTec Spreader Bar Kit

£330.80 excl. VAT £396.96 incl. VAT

Standard length KeyTec Folding Spreader Bar for use with a Manhole Buddy Lifting Trolley. Includes the High-Leverage Lifting Hook and the KeyTec equipment carry bag. Lifting keys are NOT included - see Accessories/Related (below) for Lifting Key options. 

Further detail in More Info and the Data Sheet folder below. 
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 for details of the Extra Length (XL) version of this item

KeyTec Speader Bar Kit

KeyTec XL Spreader Bar Kit

£345.80 excl. VAT £414.96 incl. VAT

Extra length KeyTec Folding Spreader Bar (150 mm longer than standard) for use with a Manhole Buddy Lifting Trolley. Includes the High-Leverage Lifting Hook and the KeyTec equipment carry bag. Lifting keys NOT included - see Accessories/Related (below) for Lifting Key options.

For further detail, see More Info and Data Sheet below. 

Lifting Keys Comparison

KeyTec Lifting Keys (Pair)

£84.80 excl. VAT £101.76 incl. VAT

A pair of KeyTec Lifting Keys from choice of the following:

  • 20mm 'L-Blade'
  • 25mm 'T-Blade'
  • 35mm 'T-Blade'

*Revised spreader plate - shipped from May 2021

KeyTec Lifting Keys Package (All 3 Pairs)

KeyTec Lifting Keys Package (All 3 Pairs)

£242.22 excl. VAT £290.66 incl. VAT

Full manhole cover lifting keys package for use with the Manhole Buddy KeyTec Spreader Bar kit, comprising one pair of each of the following - 20 mm 'L' bladed; 25 mm 'T' bladed; 35 mm 'T' bladed. 

*Revised spreader plate - shipped from May 2021