When your applications require the higher torque performance, the Eckel Model 13⅝ HD-35 provides the performance you need with a maximum torque of 35,000 ft-lbs. This tong also includes our patented radial door lock (US Patent 6,279,426) for latchless locking of the tong door. The tong door easily swings open or closed and is locked when torque is applied to the tong. When combined with our safety door interlock the tong provides unparalleled safety while speeding up the turn around time between connections.
The Tri-Grip® Backup are industry standard for reliable make-up and break-out of tubular connections that are optionally supplied with Eckel tongs. Utilizing two hydraulic cylinders and a three head arrangement insures a slip-free operation. The backup is suspended at an adjustable level below the power tong by means of three hanger legs and allowing the backup to remain stationary while the power tong moves vertically to compensate for thread travel of the connection. The Tri-Grip® uses two pivoting heads and one stationary. The Eckel Tri-Grip®Backup has exceptional gripping capabilities with Rig Dies when running drill pipe or optional Eckel Wrap-Around True-Grit® dies or Pyramid Fine Tooth dies for making up other types of tubulars.