FR120 & FR120-C

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These iron roughnecks take on the toughest job on an oil rig – making up and breaking out drillpipe, drill collars and BHAs – and still have more than enough torque to make and break bits.

With approximately 50% fewer components than other roughnecks in its class, the simplified design makes these tools easy to troubleshoot and repair providing for years of reliable service.

The FR120 and FR120-C are hydraulically powered, light weight, and spin up tubulars with high torque spinning motors. These roughnecks torque up and breaks out drillpipe and collars with three clamping cylinders, limiting the potential for damaged or deformed tool joints while utilizing industry standard 4 inch dies. The FR120-C provides all of the features of the FR120, but has a smaller footprint to fit on rig floors with limited space.

The unique design employs a simplified thread compensation system allowing for ±5" of spinner travel as the upper pipe section spins in or spins out. The compensation system ensures maximum spinner efficiency while enabling the most accurate torque application in its class. The design also facilitates making and breaking bits up to 17 ½" OD.

These roughnecks are designed in accordance with API 7K specifications with min 2.25:1 design safety factors.

With the lowest cost of ownership in their class, the Forum Roughneck 120 and the Forum Roughneck 120-C clearly outperform all others.


  • Single stroke makeup and breakout improves rig efficiency
  • Accurate torque application reduces potential for downhole makeup
  • Fewer components aid in troubleshooting and repair
  • Three jaw gripping drastically improves die life
  • API 7-K design spec ensures reduced total cost of ownership


  • Handles XT*, TT*, VAM** and other extended length threaded tool joints
  • Standard Hydraulic pilot operated controls (Electrical version available)
  • High Torque Spinner
  • 45° Torque Rotation
  • 3 Cylinder Torque Wrench
  • Bit Breaking Option
  • Spinning Wrench Thread Compensation
  • Intuitive Clamping Force
  • Designed in accordance with API 7-K


Application Larger Land Rigs and Jackups Smaller Land Rigs and Jackups
Tool Name FR120 FR120-C
Torque: Make-up 100,000 ft lb
Torque: Break-out 120,000 ft lb
Connection OD 4" - 9.75"
Torque Rotation Angle 45°
Spinner Torque 3000 ft lb
Spinner Thread Compensation ±5"
Effective Horizontal Travel 96" 72"
Reach 132" 108"
Vertical Travel 36"
Slew Angle ±179°
Minimum Connection Height 27"
Ambient Temperature Range -20°C to +45°C
Bit Breaking Capability Yes
Weight 12,000 lbs 11,000 lbs
Height Stowed 96"
Depth 70"
Width 55" 48.75"
Min Flow 45 gpm
Min Pressure 2,500 psi
Meets API 7K Design Requirement