When applications demand a wide range of sizes, the 7⅝ Standard tong handles tublar sizes 2-1/16 inches to 7⅝. Its rugged design upon knowledge gained from the 5½ model and combining an extremely compact, high torque concept with added versatility. Options include either manual backup or Tri-Grip® backup. Available torque: 15,000 ft-lb
The Tri-Grip® Backup is 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.