Slab Tongs

Downs Slab Tongs are designed for lifting heavy slabs of concrete, stone, plate glass or highly polished metal sheets that must be protected from scratching or marring.

Slab Tongs are frequently used in construction work positioning slabs. The curved pads give proper contact for gripping smooth surfaces and handling a large range of sizes.

The choice of materials for the gripping surfaces of the tongs consists of rubber or hard wood. Semi-automatic latches are standard equipment and serve as an aid in positioning the tongs for picking-up the load. Smaller sizes use a single point pivot arrangement, while the larger sizes use a dual point pivot as shown below.

12132 1,000 LBS 1/2 TO 2" 19 LBS
12305 1,000 1 1/2 TO 3 1/2 30
12133 1,000 3 TO 5 24
11105 1,000 6 TO 8 42
10819 1,500 4 TO 10 61
10784 1,500 6 TO 12 63
12134 1,500 10 TO 16 75
10820 1,500 15 TO 21 74
12174 1,500 18 TO 24 91
10914 2,000 O TO 1 1/2 20
11010 10,000 3 TO 5 149
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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