4½ Hydra-Shift®

Tubing Tong: 1.050 - 4½ in.

Loaded with feature you expect!
  • 7,500 ft-lbs (10169 Nm) Maximum Torque
  • Hydra-Shift® Speed Shifting
  • No Clutching
  • Quick Changing Sliding Heads
  • Self Aligning Throat
  • Optional: Wedge Drive Tri-Grip® Backup
Product Description

4½ Hydra-Shift® Tong

The 4½ Hydra-Shift® is packed with all the features you've come to expect from Eckel: patented cam biting system, quick-change sliding heads, self-aligning open throat. Options include both torque gauge and manual backup or cam-type hydraulic backup. The unit is also available with front or side controls, standard chain bridle suspension, or with its own built-in suspension arm.

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
Capacity 1.050 - 3½ in. (26.7 - 88.9 mm)
Dimensions 13½ x 32 in. (342.9 x 812.8 mm)
Weight[1] 800 lb (362.9 kg)
Maximum Torque @ 2,500 psi (172 bar)
High 3,500 ft-lb (4745 Nm)
Low 7,000 ft-lb (9491 Nm)
High 65 rpm
Low 30 rpm
Handle Length 24 in (609.6 mm)
Backup Specifications
Backup Type WD Tri-Grip®Backup
Capacity 1.050 - 4½ in. (26.67 - 114.3 mm)
Dimensions[2] 21 x 34 in. (533.4 x 863.3 mm)
Height[2] 71 in. (1803.4 mm)
Weight[1][2] 1,590 lb (721.2 kg)
Load Cell Type Compression or Tension
Handle Length[2] 24.5 in. (622.3 mm)

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

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