When your applications require a 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 is the 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 ensures a slip-free operation. The backup is suspended at an adjustable level below the power tong using three hanger legs and allows the backup to remain stationary while the power tong moves vertically to compensate for the connection's thread travel. 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 tubular.