PETOL Visetongs

PETOL VISETONGS are designed to operate best when large makeup torques are required and when heavy loads are needed to breakout tool joints, drill collars, reamers, and similar heavy jobs. A hydraulic cylinder can be attached to the end of the tong handle.


PETOL Visetongs have the unique feature of being easily adjusted to various pipe sizes by simply sliding the heat-treated PETOL Special Chain through the jaw of the tong and engaging the locking cam lever. Regardless of the load on the handle, these tongs will not jam.


PETOL Visetongs have minimum crushing effect, and great strength for their weight. Made of high-quality steel, these tongs are equipped with replaceable high-speed steel PETOL Diamond Point Inserts, which minimize marring of pipe surfaces. PETOL Visetongs come in both pushup and pulldown designs.



Catalog No.  O.D.*  Gripping Width  Handle Length  Weight**  Maximum Working Load
Pulldown Visetongs
VTDA115H 2″ – 8″ 5.25″ 24″ 79lbs 14,000 ft-lbs
VTDA116H 4″ – 14″ 7.25″ 36″ 176lbs 50,000 ft-lbs
VTDA118 4″ – 24″ 9.00″ 46″ 317lbs 90,000 ft-lbs
VTDA120 6″ – 24″ 12.63″ 36″ 575lbs 235,000 ft-lbs
Pushup Visetongs
VTUA118 4″ – 24″ 9.00″ 54″ 328lbs 75,000 ft-lbs
VTUA118-L36 4″ – 24″ 9.00″ 36″ 294lbs 72,000 ft-lbs
VTUA120 6″ – 24″ 12.63″ 42″ 559lbs 182,500 ft-lbs
*Chain assemblies must be ordered separately. Contact for details.

**Weights do not include chain.


WARNING: Do not exceed maximum working load. Overloading may result in injury or death. Always use a load cell or other calibrated indicating device to monitor the line pull on the tong to avoid overload. Read Safe Practices & Procedures Manual prior to operation. Follow OSHA, NSC, etc. standards, safe practices, and procedures.