5½ Hydra-Shift® VS

Drill Pipe Tong 1.050 - 5½ in.

Big Torque with Multiple Speed Combinations!
  • 25,000 ft-lbs (33895 Nm) Maximum Torque
  • Flexible Choice of Torque & RPM with
    Hydra-Shift® Motor and Two Speed Gear
    Train, (4) Torque Levels / (4) RPM Speeds
  • Quick Changing Sliding Heads
  • Self Aligning Throat
  • Radial Lock Door
  • Drill Pipe Capable
  • Optional: WD Tri-Grip® Backup
Product Description

The all-new Model 5½ HS UHT (Model E) tong provides world-class performance for today's premium tubing, casing, and drill pipe connections. A redesigned and enhanced gear train along with CASE STIFFENER technology offers a maximum torque of 32,000 ft-lbs. The Eckel 5½ HS UHT Tong open throat design provides exceptional gripping capabilities on all sizes from 2-1/16 - 5½ in. (52.4 - 139.7) in diameter and with the optional WD Tri-Grip® Backup sizes from 2 1/16 - 6½ in. (52.4 – 165.1 mm).

Our patent-pending CASE STIFFENER technology enhances overall torque to provide consistent torque output. Having a high full 360° rotational torque and speed-shifting capability ensures the tong can makeup special torque-turn connections that require continuous rotation. Also, the CASE STIFFENER technology reduces stress and wear on the rotary gear teeth. A two-speed Hydra-Shift® motor is coupled with a two-speed gear train to provide (4) torque levels and (4) RPM speeds allowing unprecedented control of the connection.

Wedge Drive Tri-Grip® Backup

The WD Tri-Grip® Backup is a high performance no compromise backup that is suitable for make-up and break-out of the most resilient connections. The WD Tri-Grip® Backup features a three head design that encompasses the tubular that applies an evenly distributed gripping force. The backup is capable of handling tubulars from 3½ in. to 6&ffac12; in. (88.9 - 165.1 mm). A constant radial load is applied with a single wedge drive to actuate the front two pivot heads with a third stationary head providing a reactionary force to provide a superior gripping performance. Wedge Drive Tri-Grip®Backup has exceptional gripping capabilities with Eckel Wrap-Around, True-Grit® dies or Pyramid Fine Tooth dies for making up other types of tubulars.

Technical Specifications
Tong Specifications
Capacity1.050 - 5½ in (26.67 - 139.7 mm)
Dimensions24 x 47 in. (609.6 x 1193.8 mm)
Weight[1]1370 lb (621.4 kg)
Maximum Torque @ 2,000 psi (138 bar)
High-High1,900 ft-lb (2576 Nm)
High-Low3,700 ft-lb (5017 Nm)
Low-High9,200 ft-lb (12474 Nm)
Low-Low17,600 ft-lb (23862 Nm)
Maximum Torque @ 2,500 psi (172 bar)
High-High2,400 ft-lb (3254 Nm)
High-Low4,600 ft-lb (6237 Nm)
Low-High11,500 ft-lb (15592 Nm)
Low-Low22,000 ft-lb (29828 Nm)
Maximum Torque @ 3,000 psi (207 bar)
High-High2,750 ft-lb (3389 Nm)
High-Low5,500 ft-lb (6236 Nm)
Low-High12,500 ft-lb (16948 Nm)
Low-Low25,000 ft-lb (33895 Nm)
Maximum RPM @ 65 GPM (246 LPM)
High-High164 rpm
High-Low82 rpm
Low-High30 rpm
Low-Low15 rpm
Handle Length28.5 in. (723.9 mm)
Backup Specifications
Backup TypeWedge Drive Tri-Grip®
Capacity2 1/16 - 6.050 in. (26.7 - 153.7 mm)
Dimensions[2]34 x 49 in. (863.6 x 1244.6 mm)
Load CellCompression or Tension
Weight[1][2]2,570 lb (1165.7 kg)
Handle Length[2]28.5 in. (723.9 mm)

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

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