Hi folks.

Made this contraption last week. I always wanted one like this but those commercially available cost an arm and a leg.

Allows lifting and laying full size slabs without breaking your back.

Also single man operation. Vacuum is provided by a domestic Hitachi vacuum cleaner.

Above image shows the underside of suction head. A 3 mm thick rubber sheet is held in position by a worn out 350 mm diameter diamond cutting disc. That is main reason why this is cutting edge technology.

Will soon add a short video showing contraption lifting a standard 60 kg 2x3 foot concrete slab.