Manual Tongs

ALCO Handling Tools – Manual Tongs

ALCO Manual Tongs are conventional tools for making up and breaking out connections of tubular goods, from light tubing to heavy wall drill pipe or drill collar. ALCO Manual tongs covers a wide range of pipe sizes with various torque capacity based on the model selected. Manual tongs are loaded when in service, line pull on lever should be at a right angle to axis of lever, and tong dies must be fully engaged, not to exceed the rating torque on manual tongs at any time. ALCO supplied manual tongs are cast from high quality alloy steel, heat-treated, MPI tested, and torque tested at 1.5 times of the rated torque. ALCO supplied manual tongs are versatile and can accommodate a variety of pipe ranges by changing the latch lug jaws and hanging shoulders. Specifications on specific ALCO Manual Tongs can be found by clicking the Manual Tong type below.  

In practical use Manual Tongs are a highly stressed component and require regular inspection and re-certification. Their failure with no backup Tongs or Torqueing system almost always stops drilling operations. So, it is good practice to have spare sets and regular ALCO product re-certifications to avoid operational down time.   

ALCO Manual Tongs come in different styles, varieties, torque capacity and drilling application. So, please look at some of the New ALCO Manual Tong categories ALCO provides for a breakdown and information on individual product specifications & description. ALCO supplies but is not limited to:

  • BJ TYPE C MANUAL TONGS     
  • BJ TYPE DB MANUAL TONGS      
  • BJ TYPE LF MANUAL TONGS          
  • CASING TONGS                     
  • TYPE B MANUAL TONGS      
  • TYPE SB (HT 55) MANUAL TONGS
  • TYPE SDD (HT 100) MANUAL TONGS                   
  • WEB WILSON B STYLE &C STYLE MANUAL TONGS
  • WEB WILSON TYPE AAX MANUAL TONGS                         
  • WELL SERVICE TONGS

For more information or to purchase available products and/or services please contact your ALCO representative at the links provided on the listed product pages