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Magnetic Valve Box Lid Lifting Tool for Water or Gas Utilities, MVB-24

Utility Technologies

  • $149.00

Magnetic Valve Box Lid Lifter Tool

This is a 24" long magnetic valve box lid lifter with a super strong Neodymium permanent magnetic end. The magnet has a 249 lb. rated lifting capacity(1) that easily lifts standard 4 to 6" cast iron or steel valve box lids out of the valve box. The shaft is 3/4" solid steel, with a welded railroad spike T-handle. The spike end of the handle can be used for prying stuck lids, the head end can be used to hammer rusted lids loose.

  • 24" long solid steel shaft reduces bending over.
  • Very strong rare earth neodymium magnet for lid lifting
  • Permanent magnet retains pick up power for the life of the tool
  • T-Handle can be used for hammering or prying stuck lids
  • Just tilt 45 degrees to easily slide off of the lid
  • Steel shell protects magnetic pickup end
  • Model MVB-24 by Utility Technologies
  • Model MVB-24X has an EXTRA strong 400# pull magnet

An optional magnet protector plate is also available separately. with felt on one side and steel plate on the other. It can help protect the magnet when not in use from other items in your vehicle or toolbox.

      Video Demonstration:

      Magnetic ends are user replaceable. Call for replacement magnet kits.

      Worker safety benefits:

      • Save from repetitive knee or back injury by reducing kneeling and bending over.
      • You are safer standing in busy roadways that kneeling by being seen and being able to react quicker to moving vehicles.
      • Save your fingers from being pinched  in the valve box finger holes or getting rusty metal splinters in your fingers.
      • Place lids easily back into the hole and rotate if needed  for best fit without bending over
      • Save yourself the discomfort of touching hot metal lids in the summer or cold lids in the winter.

      Bonus Uses:

      • Find and pick up nuts, bolts, and other parts in the grass when working on fire hydrants.
      • Lift broken metal or valve box pieces out of broken valve boxes or curb boxes up to 24" deep.
      • Magnetically retrieve, nuts, bolts, or tools dropped into meter boxes, valve box, manholes, catch basins, or vaults. Stay dry and avoid pumping to find them when those items are underwater
      • Lift small drain grates or tree grates.


      (1) Magnet industry ratings are by pull power of flat sheet steel. Rough, rusty, or dirty surfaces of valve box lids will be somewhat less. However, the magnet size is optimized for average 5-1/2" Iron valve boxes.

      Distributor/resale pricing available: Contact us for bulk reseller pricing terms and information. (Reseller minimum order quantity = 1 carton of 6 units).


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