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Hercules cover removal guide

Covers from 1.2m units can be removed using mechanical lifting aids attached to a rated M16 lifting eye, fully inserted into the central threaded socket, or three BS7903 lifting keys inserted into safe-lift pockets around the cover perimeter. 1.5m and 1.8m covers can be removed using mechanical lifting aids attached to rated lifting eyes, fully inserted the central or three perimeter M16 threaded sockets.

Note: Inspection hatches are included on 1.5m and 1.8m covers only.

Hercules cover removal process step 1

 

1. Remove M16 cap head corner bolts and others as required.

Hercules cover removal process step 2

 

2. Lifting with 3x long handled keys (1.2m covers only).

Hercules installation process step 3

 

3.1. Fully insert M16 rated eye into the central eye socket.

Hercules installation process step 4

 

3.2. Secure lifting chain or strap to rated M16 rated eye (on 1.5m and 1.8m covers, there is the option to insert 3x perimeter eyes).

Hercules installation process step 5

 

3.3. Remove cover with extended Proteus lifter or similar.

Hercules installation process step 6

 

3.4 Remove cover with powered lifting equipment such as a forklift.