Storm drain grates are heavy. Some heavier than others. After all, most of them are designed to be driven over. But whether, it’s the smaller, more manageable grates of the Pacific Northwest or the monsters that we see in Florida, it’s smart to take caution when lifting them.
Don’t try to “manhandle” them. Sooner or later, that’s going to end in injury. A simple yet effective tool like the Ultra-Grate Hook is the solution. Just hook the grate and lift it out using your legs and not your back. You’ll also keep your fingers wrapped around the grate hook’s handle, so they’re far away from that heavy grate and the carnage they’re known to inflict.