Centrally located in Bosque County, Texas, the PETOL™ GEARENCH manufacturing facilities are about one mile south of Clifton, Texas on State Highway 6.
PETOL GEARENCH was founded in Houston, Texas in 1927 as GEARENCH Manufacturing Company, by J.A. Peterson and C.E. “Pat” Olsen. The first patented product, the Gearench, was called The Greatest Utility Wrench on the Market. From this original tool, the company has grown and developed over 40 product lines for use in various areas of the oil field. Tools have also been developed for water well and trenchless technology drilling, mining, power generation utilities, and many other vital industries.
In October of 1978, Chester Posey purchased PETOL GEARENCH, including facilities in Houston and Clifton, Texas. Since that time Gearench has grown from a school building (the old Clifton College) to an 87,000+ sq. ft. production facility.
PETOL GEARENCH has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995 and maintains a quality system compliant with the most current standard. PETOL GEARENCH also became an API Spec 8C licensed manufacturer in 2004.
At PETOL GEARENCH our goal is to produce products that are legendary for their reliability. Using the latest innovations in applied engineering and manufacturing we are quality driven to meet or exceed customer expectations and requirements and deliver unconditional customer confidence. In pursuit of our goal, PETOL GEARENCH remains fundamentally committed to developing and implementing policies and procedures that support and encourage safety, trust, quality, integrity, teamwork and respect for all customers, employees and the environment.
We’re PETOL™. The small-town global company you can rely on for legendary reliability.
BELT TONG™ Strap Wrench
The PETOL™ SURGRIP™ BELT TONG™ Strap Wrench utilizes a lightweight composite strap to provide features that are truly amazing. The strap is actually stronger than chain – and you don’t have to worry about rust or corrosion. While torque will vary according to diameter, it can deliver up to 165,600 ft.-lbs. of torque. One of the most important features of the strap is that it will not come apart, even when it’s broken. Although all tools are safe when used properly, this feature offers added safety in that there are no “flying” parts if the BELT TONG strap wrench is over-torqued.
The BELT TONG strap wrench is available in seven sizes with composite straps to accommodate pipe sizes from 5″ to 72″ O.D.
The PETOL BELT TONG strap wrench is extremely easy to use. The lightweight strap, an adjustable hanger that keeps the wrench in perfect balance for easy application and ratcheting, and a pin that quickly latches and unlatches the strap, combine to make operating the wrench a snap. In fact, it’s so easy only two rig personnel are required.
Each BELT TONG strap wrench comes equipped with two PETOL Diamond Point Inserts which can be quickly changed out when necessary. The SCT1020, SCT1020H, SCT1838 and SCT2036 can be adjusted to grip the main body of the pipe or the pipe coupling.
- PETOL™ HYDRA-TORK™ Units
Designed for fast and easy operation when making up or breaking out pipe and tool joints.
- Portable PETOL™ HYDRA-TORK™ Units
Portable units covering a wide range of diameter and torque requirements.
Hydraulic friction breakout unit.
- PETOL™ Hydraulic Friction Breakout Unit
Will not mar the surface of the parts being made up and broken out.
Tong Jack with Machine Tong.
- PETOL™ Tong Jack
Versatile, portable, pneumatic powered unit to break-out or make-up threaded connections.
- Petol fitting tongs.
PETOL™ Fitting Tongs
Make up and break out connections having narrow or confined gripping areas.
Titan chain tongs.
- PETOL™-TITAN™ Chain Tongs
Exceptional quality ensures they will give better service in the field
Titan reversible chain tongs.
- PETOL™-TITAN™ Reversible Chain Tongs
Allows the operator to turn pipe in either direction without removing the tong or unhooking the chain.
Petol chain tongs.
- PETOL™ Chain Tongs
Designed to eliminate the crushing effect on pipe and tool joints sometimes associated with conventional style chain tongs and pipe wrenches.
- PETOL™ Bukup Tongs
Designed for use with a pipe machine for “bucking up” or “bucking off” tool joints.
- PETOL™ Bull Tongs
Versatile tools available for making up or breaking out tool and pipe joints in the shop as well as on the drilling rig.
Drill pipe tongs.
- PETOL™ Drill Pipe Tongs
Designed for making up and breaking out drill pipe, casing, and pneumatic drills on light rigs.
Friction tongs with chain.
- PETOL™ Friction Tongs, Chain Style
For holding and turning pipe that must be carefully protected.
- PETOL™ Machine Tongs
Provide positive grip in the upward motion and perfect ratcheting in the downward motion.
- PETOL™ Stabbing Tongs
Light, durable tongs used to quickly spin-up pipe or couplings.
- PETOL™ Visetongs
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.
- Chain Wrenches
- Flange Tools
- Friction Tongs & Vises
- HAMMERTIGHT™ Wrench Retainer
- Gears & Pinions
- Pump Shop Equipment
- Refinery Wrenches
- Rig Wrenches
- Run Ticket Boxes
Shothole Casing Tongs
- Sight Glasses
- Slim Grip Tongs (Pipe Wrench)
- Striking Hammer/Wrenches
- Sucker Rod Coupling Spinner
- Sucker Rod Transfers
- Sucker Rod Wrenches
- Tank Safety Gauges
- Tong Jack
- Torque Wrenches
- Tube Handle Wrenches
- Tubing Tongs
- Valve Wheel Wrenches