5½ Hydra-Shift®UHT Tong
Extremely popular among the most successful of pipe handlers, the Model 5-/2 Hydra-Shift UHT combines high torque (up to 30,000 ft-lbs) with a wide capacity range. Ideal for handling tubing, casing and small drill pipe. Options include manual backup or tri-grip backups.
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.