The Model 4½ UHT-20 is rugged, light weight and capable of providing 10,000 ft-lb of torque at 2,500 PSI. The tong will handle pipe from 1.050 inches to 4½ inches. A notable feature is the Eckel patented quick-change sliding head biting system that compensates for worn or under gauge pipe. Also available with an optional rod package for sizes⅝ inch through 1-1/8 inches and your choice of manual type or hydraulic type backups. Slide heads with rig dies are available for handling drill pipe tool joints.
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.