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Why I invented the HARRIS EasyLifter
I have been a Surveyor for 20 + years mainly producing topographical and measured building
surveys. I have always kept fit playing rugby and football, but sometimes my
back would feel stiff. †I just put it
down to not being a 20 year old any more.
I had to lift a few manhole covers for a topographical survey I was doing; just a normal dayís
work for Dave and I (Dave is the other half of the survey team). We spent most of the day lifting covers and
measuring the depths of the chambers.
My back started to feel a bit stiff again, but it had felt like this before. It was about 40
mins back from site - I felt a bit uncomfortable driving, but not too bad. However,
when I came to get out of the car the pain started in my back and leg. As I
tried to get out of the car, the pain was so bad I could hardly move - getting
out was a major task.
This was the
start of two weeks in bed and another three weeks walking like I had been
playing a game of rugby on my 80th birthday.
I spent loads of money on visits to the chiropractor; his diagnosis was that I had an
inflammation in my lower back, and pressure was being placed on the sciatic
nerves (sciatica). If you have ever had this you will know how crippling the
pain can be.
How did I damage my back and get sciatica? On the day I lifted the manhole covers I
didnít feel any sharp pain, just the stiff back. According to my chiropractor, in my case
continual lifting had inflamed the lower back area. I was advised to stop lifting manhole covers.
Now thatís not easy when its part of the job, so I had to find a way of lifting covers without
putting any strain on my back. No problem, I thought, I will buy some manhole
lifting equipment, so I started looking for some.
I needed a lifter to work on soft soil, un-even ground, restricted areas, with high lift
capacity and most of all, easy and light to carry around the work site. I
looked everywhere and could not find such a piece of equipment, which was a big
problem as my clients needed drainage information - it is an important part of
So I decided that I would have a go at making a manhole lifter. I know what I wanted, how
hard could it be?
Well a lot harder than I thought. After three years, loads of prototypes and lots of time and money I finally made a working device
that fits all the requirements you and I want from a manhole lifter. Plus I
save money because only one person is needed to safely lift a cover.
The best thing about this manhole lifter is that I donít have a bad back anymore.
The HARRIS EasyLifter is designed so if damage occurs, the part is replaceable.
No need to purchase a totally new EasyLifter saving you money and the planet's resources.
1. How many days will it take off work with a bad back before the lifter it pays for it self?
(Answer) About 3-4
2. Do you want to have a bad or damaged back for the rest of your life?
3. Do you want you want an employee injured? It might cost you a lot in damages.