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Series 498 Close Clearance Pipe Tongs

Downs Close-Clearance Pipe Tongs have several exclusive features which make them extremely desirable when handling pipe in close quarters or on construction jobs.

These tongs have relatively narrow back out on the arms for use in laying pipe in the ground, hence they are often referred to as Trench-Type Pipe Tongs. They can also grasp a pipe firmly and hold the pipe from an off-center position, when pushing sections of pipe together in trenches. the tongs are equipped with a special latch type lifting ring or lifting eye, which will allow the tong to be locked open so that it may be lowered onto the pipe section and grab the pipe without further manipulation. To release the pipe, the ring is lowered and shifted to catch the latch.  Lifting the tong again in the latched position. and releasing the pipe.

The main body of the tongs are ruggedly constructed of welded steel for rough use. Their unique design protects the tong mechanism from most abuse normally encountered.

Sizes shown in following table are for ASTM A53 Steel Pipe. Other tongs for other pipe standards are available upon request.

Series 498 Close Clearance Pipe Tong CLOSE CLEARANCE PIPE TONG LINE ART
ITEM
NUMBER
NOMINAL
PIPE
SIZE
CAPACITY WEIGHT DIMENSIONS
A B C D E F
498-5 5 IN 1,000 LBS 17 LBS 5 9/16" 9" 10" 4" 18" 3 1/2"
498-6 6 1,500 21 6 5/8 11 12 4 21 3 1/2
498-8 8 2,000 45 8 5/8 14 15 5 27 3 1/2
498-10 10 2,500 60 10 3/4 16 18 5 34 3 1/2
498-12 12 3,000 96 12 3/4 20 22 6 35 4
498-14 14 3,500 129 14 22 25 6 37 5
498-15 15 3,500 134 15 23 26 6 39 5
498-16 16 4,000 156 16 24 26 6 41 5
498-18 18 4,500 189 18 26 29 7 45 5
498-20 20 5,000 235 20 29 32 7 49 5
498-22 22 5,000 298 22 31 35 7 55 6
498-24 24 5,500 338 24 34 38 8 60 6
498-26 26 5,500 360 26 35 40 8 60 6
498-28 28 6,000 390 28 38 43 10 64 8
498-30 30 6,000 431 30 40 45 10 68 8
498-36 36 10.000 750 36 48 54 12 80 8

Pipe Size Charts

To view basic data for various pipe types, click on appropriate word;  Steel, Concrete, Cast Iron.

The sizes and capacities listed above are a reference to the most common sizes of this equipment. If you have a different capacity, irregular size or some other need that must be met by our equipment, we will be happy to design one of these pieces of equipment to meet your special needs while also meeting or exceeding our interpretation of the appropriate ANSI / ASME. standards.

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Last modified: February 21, 2011