What tools are best to maintain and deploy wind turbines?

There are three main types of torque tools used by the wind industry: battery, electric and hydraulic torque wrenches.  

Easy Breezy

Battery Torque Wrenches are the most convenient tool to use in a wind setting.  These easy to use tools run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which can tighten 90 bolts on one battery offering up to 5000 ft/lbs of torque.

Electric Avenue

The wind industry requires precise torquing to run smoothly and the electric tools are the most accurate in the industry.  The world’s leading turbine manufacturers prefer our E-RAD tools for their wind tower erection.

Hardy Hydraulic

Reliable, heavy duty hydraulic torque wrenches are the backbone of tools preferred by the wind industry.  These hard-working tools are easy to use and can be applied directly to the nut and up torque to 50,000 ft. lbs.


Like other types of machinery, wind turbines need maintenance from time to time.  It is imperative that the manufacturers predetermined torque settings are achieved for the turbines to run smoothly.  Having the right tool to take off the nuts and bolts during the assembly phase is essential.  Whether you are working with torque settings for just the blades and tower sections or assembling the entire wind turbine, it is vital to have the best tools to make the job run safely and smoothly.


Contact Southern Industrial Tool to rent or purchase wind torque tools to ensure the job is completed safely, accurately, and quickly.