Trench Lid Lifter

The Trench Lid Lifter (TLL-300) is an ergonomic solution for accessing utility trenches.

The Trench Lid Lifter (TLL-300) is an ergonomic solution for accessing utility trenches. The unit wheels into place on 10 ⅜” wheels. Users insert scissor pins into lifting holes in the trench and press down on the extended handle to elevate lids of up to 300 pounds. A wide, 120 degree angle between the lifting arm and the handle makes lifting easy.

Pivot the TLL-300 and extend the kickstand to complete the task. On completion of work, turn the unit back over the trench to lower the lid into place. Unlike competing models, which grasp slabs at the edges, the TLL-300 does not require clearance on either side of the lid.

The adjustable-length handle keeps work centered in the worker’s power zone, and reduces the force needed to lift heavy loads. Ergonomic grips protect the hands from pressure injury.

This lifting assistance device is made of steel with a scratch-resistant powder coating, ensuring a long service life. It is compatible with all slabs that feature lifting holes, including grates. To learn more about this ergonomic utility solution, call the BHS sales team at 1.800.BHS.9500.

Features & Benefits

  • Lifts trench lids without ergonomic risk
  • Accesses slabs and grates with scissor pins, eliminating the need for space between lids
  • Lifting capacity of 300 pounds
  • Scissor pin positions are adjustable allowing a clear span of 6.5" to 29"
  • Provides faster, safer access to utility trenches
  • Adjustable-length handle matches workers of any height
  • Swiveling lifting beam makes any angle of approach effective
  • Extra-large casters for easier travel, even on rough pavement or gravel
  • Retractable kickstand for keeping lids elevated
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Durable powder coating resists scratches, impacts, and chemicals


Lifting Capacity


Handle Length

Lifting Arm Length

Adjustable Hook Clear Span




300 lb / 136 kg

14.313” / 367 mm

43.625” / 1108 mm

36.625” / 930 mm

6.5"–29" / 165 mm–737 mm

(2) 10.375” x 3.375” pheumatic wheels

81 lb / 37 kg

California Residents: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Learn more here.