17 Hydra-Shift®

Casing Tong: 5½ - 17 in.

Economical performance and wide tubular range.
  • 40,000 ft-lbs (54233 Nm) Maximum Torque
  • Flexible Choice of Torque & RPM with
    Hydra-Shift® Motor and Two Speed Gear
    Train, (4) Torque Levels / (4) RPM Speeds
  • Self Aligning Throat
  • Radial Lock Door
  • Optional: Tri-Grip® Backup
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Product Description

17 Hydra-Shift® Tong

For casing up to 17 inches, here's a tong that combines speed and the ability to handle smaller sizes economically. If you are running 17-inch casing, give this tong a try. The 17 Hydra-Shift® features the two-speed motor and the two-speed gear train, which allows for multiple selections of torque or RPM, not to mention the tong's smoother operation.

Tri-Grip® Backup

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.

Technical Specifications
Tong Specifications
Capacity5½ - 17 in. (139.7 - 431.8 mm)
Dimensions53 x 74 in. (1346.2 x 1879.6 mm)
Weight[1]3,100 lb (1406.1 kg)
Maximum Torque @ 2,500 psi (172 bar)
High-High6,000 ft-lb (8135 Nm)
High-Low11,500 ft-lb (15592 Nm)
Low-High21,000 ft-lb (28472 Nm)
Low-Low40,000 ft-lb (54233 Nm)
Maximum RPM @ 65 GPM (246 LPM)
High-High57 rpm
High-Low36 rpm
Low-High17 rpm
Low-Low10 rpm
Handle Length41½ in. (1054.1 mm)
Backup Specifications
Backup TypeHydraulic Tri-Grip® Backup
Capacity5½ - 18 in. (139.7 - 457.2 mm)
Dimensions[2]54 x 75½ in. (1371.6 x 1917.7 mm)
Weight[1][2]6,000 lb (2721.6 kg)
Load Cell Type Compression or Tension
Handle Length[2]41½ in. (1054.1 mm)

[1]Weight Approximate, [2]Tong and Backup

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