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.
|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|
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