The Trident Pusher

The Trident Pusher is a manual handling aid, designed to improve safety and efficiency, particularly when operating at heights. The Trident Pusher telescopes to facilitate reaching overhead racks.

Project vision and approach


Safety and efficiency were the guiding principles of this project. The Trident Pusher had to be robust and ergonomic to minimise risk, user friendly, and affordable. Custom telescopic aluminium extrusions were designed to support the load (with testing showing breaking load over 500 kg), with a custom moulded head with rubber grips to perform a range of lifting and handling tasks.


As a fully capable, vertically integrated design hub IdeatoLife was able to assist the client with nearly the entire lifecycle, from developing the client's prototypes and concepts, rapidly prototyping design iterations via additive manufacturing, to designing injection moulds and extrusion dies, to assembling, testing and finishing the product ready for distribution.


The Trident Pusher simplifies, de-risks and makes manual handling and lifting more efficient.


IdeatoLife worked closely with the client to rapidly iterate concepts and designs using additive manufacturing, before designing tooling and injection moulding production parts.


  • Concept development

  • Design

  • Prototyping

  • Tooling

  • Manufacturing

  • Packaging


IdeatoLife delivered a robust product meeting the customer's needs which now forms part of their product lineup.