5½ Hydra-Shift® VS Tong
Compact Size and Big Torque! If this is what you are looking for in a power tong, look no further. Our 5½ Hydra-Shift® is sized smaller in width than our 5½ Standard model. Like all of our newly developed tongs, the 5½ incorporates the Hydra-Shift® technology, allowing the operator to shift from high speed to low speed without having to shift the tong manually. You will see many years of trouble-free operation, not to mention the smoother hydraulic shifting. With two models to choose from, Eckel has the right 5½ Hydra-Shift® for your needs. The 5½ Hydra-Shift® (VS) with a two-speed motor and a two-speed gear train offers the operator a more flexible choice of torque/RPM's to work with during make-up or break-out. At the beginning of the job, the operator will choose which tong gear ratio is most appropriate for the current tubular connections and adjust the mechanical shifting lever. During make-up or break-out, further adjustments are actuated through the two-speed motor. Slide heads with rig dies are available for handling drill pipe tool joints.
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 employing 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.