Skidding Tongs are made of round high-carbon steel and have heavy up-set, hammer-forged points or hooks
Skidding Tongs are made of round high-carbon steel and have heavy up-set, hammer-forged points or hooks. High carbon steel is noted for its stiffness and extra strength. The sides are flattened evenly where they pivot. This gives a larger bearing surface and allows for the pivot to be shorter and of a larger diameter. The tongs are shaped so that a good grip is obtained on anything they straddle. The hooks are heat treated to resist straightening out. The tongs are made with ring only or with swivel hook and ring.
Skidding Tongs are intended for pulling or skidding material and are not load rated, therefore, they must not be used for overhead lifting. The load should not be elevated to a height greater than in necessary to accomplish the purpose.
Oshkosh Tool Co., Inc., 1402 Mt. Vernon St. - P.O. Box 406, Oshkosh, WI 54903. Tel: 920-231-8665; Fax: 920-232-3532.