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5½ Hydra-Shift® VS

Tubing Tong 1.050 - 5½ in.

Big Torque with Multiple Speed Combinations!
  • 22,000 ft-lbs (29828 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
  • Chromboss® Tong Series
  • Optional: Tri-Grip® Backup
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5½ Hydra-Shift® VS Tong

Compact Size...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 manually shift the tong. 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, this 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.

Tri-Grip® Backup

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.

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 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 TypeTri-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]2,300 lb (1043.3 kg)
Handle Length[2]28.5 in. (723.9 mm)

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

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