Rail Tongs

Downs' Item# 363

Downs Rail Tongs are ruggedly constructed and conservatively rated for railroad and construction use. They are designed for the quick handling of standard rail sections in all weights and sizes. The tongs are easily applied (by one man) over the head of the rail, for lifting with a hoist or crane. Where other than standard rails are involved, special tongs to suit will be supplied upon receipt of full specifications covering the rail to be handled.

Item Number Capacity Jaw
Will Open
For Rails
Up To
362 4,000 LBS 3 INCHES 100 LB 17 LBS
5365 4,000 3-1/4 141 20
363 6,000 4-1/2 HEAVIEST 42
364 6,000 6 HEAVIEST 59
Dimensions given are in round numbers. We reserve the right to make changes to our designs at any time that may not be reflected in the table. Please ask for a Certified Dimension Print for current dimensions.

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.

Improper use of lifting equipment may cause serious injury or death.
Only a Qualified Operator, as defined by the ASME B30.20 Standards, shall operate equipment.
Read and understand General Warnings before operating equipment.

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