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Scissor Grab Lifting Tongs

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Scissor Grab Lifting Tongs

Below the hook lifting tongs, sometimes referred to as scissor grab lifting clamps, utilize a scissor mechanism to grip a wide range of industrial loads. Each lifting tong is designed to lift loads of specific shapes, sizes and weights. Lifting tongs are a valuable addition to almost any lifting or rigging application and come in a variety of designs to lift a wide array of loads:

  • Bale Tongs
  • Beam Tongs
  • Billet Tongs
  • Box Tongs
  • Ice Tongs
  • Ingot Tongs
  • Log Tongs
  • Mill Roll Tongs
  • Crate Tongs
  • Cylinder Tongs
  • Die Lifting Tongs
  • Gear Tongs
  • Paper Roll Tongs
  • Pipe Tongs
  • Slab Tongs
  • Tube Tongs

Scissor grab lifting tongs work by using the upward force of the hoist to close the tong arms around the load, providing a safe and secure grip on the load.

Here at Tri-State Rigging Equipment we specialize in providing custom designed and fabricated below the hook lifting tongs and tong grabs to fit any lifting application. We can also provide you with any standard “off the shelf” lifting tong on the market. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you don’t know exactly what you need, call or email our sales team to speak with a below the hook product specialist.

Lifting Tong Configurations

Supporting Tongs

Supporting Tongs:
Supporting tongs are mainly used to lifted objects such as boxes, crates, containers and bins and excel at keeping these loads on a horizontal lifting plane. Objects lifted by supporting tongs must have clearance underneath so the lifting feet can be properly inserted under the load.

Gripping Tongs

Gripping Tongs:
Gripping tongs are mainly used to lift loads such as ingots, rolls, tubes, pipes and many other round or cylindrical object. The tong arms securely grip the load below the center to provide enough support. Gripping tongs can lift loads of virtually any length, but a single gripping tong can only lift loads whose diameters vary by about 25%. This means that if you need to lift loads with greater varying diameters, two different gripping tongs will be required.

Pressure Tongs

Pressure Tongs:
Pressure tongs are mainly used to lift loads such as boxes, bails, slabs, and billets, as well as many other flat or round objects. Pressure tongs feature pads that either create friction to lift the load or penetrate the load with serrated teeth to get a secure grip. These pads come in a variety of designs and materials including rubber, pins, hardened points, belting, serrated bits and many other materials.

Engineered Product Warning

Tri-State Rigging Equipment is a custom designer, manufacturer, service provider and distributor for all below the hook lifting devices, including lifting tongs and scissor grab lifting clamps, serving clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and especially focused in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma.

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