Tongs are relatively simple mechanisms and usually a good starting point when considering lifting equipment options. Tongs apply a clamping force in proportion to the weight of the load. A properly designed Tong will apply sufficient force to safely lift the load, yet not damage the product.

Bradley Lifting has designed and manufactured an extremely wide range of Tongs. Some Tongs will grip on the outside diameter, others on the inside diameter. Bradley engineers have created Tong mechanisms that can lift multiple items at once or even grip a load sideways!

An automatic latching mechanism allows the Tong to open and close with no outside intervention, relying only on the vertical movement of the Tong. Depending on the application, Tongs can also be configured with a manual release or clamping by pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders.

Bradley Lifting produces mill-duty Tongs that provide years of reliable service in the harshest of environments. Features include:

  • High strength alloy steel in legs, linkages, bails and wear or damage prone areas.
  • Rotating joints with hardened bearing surfaces and alloy steel pins.
  • Welded keeper bars at nut & pin assemblies
  • Fully welded connections (no stitch welding) to AWS D14.1 standards
Bradley engineers have created numerous options for gripping a load, depending on the shape, surface finish, material strength and temperature.
Tong Grabs

Tong Grabs >

Tong Grabs are well suited for a wide range of below-the-hook material handling applications: plate tongs, block/slab tongs and ingot tongs.
Diameter Tongs

Diameter Tongs >

A Diameter Tong is specifically designed to lift round or cylindrical loads (pipe, tube, bars, etc.)
Vertical Axis Coil Tongs

Vertical Axis Coil Tongs >

For coils positioned with the axis vertical (“eye to the sky”) and the underside of the coil is not accessible, Vertical Axis Coil Tongs are required.