CM Tornado 360° Lever Hoist


Capacities: ¾ to 9 tons

Standard Lifts: Up to 20 ft.

SKU: TORCategories: CM, Lever Chain Hoists

CM Tornado 360° Lever Chain Hoist

Revolutionary in Operation

The patented CM Tornado 360˚ ratchet lever hoist features the revolutionary Sidewinder™ lever handle for safety and efficiency. What makes the Sidewinder so unique are two innovative components. A 360˚ Rotating Lever safely keeps the operator’s hand and body aligned with the load chain. The Fold-Out Revolving Handle folds down into position on either side of the lever, allowing for easy and swift operation from any angle. The foldable handle makes this lever chain hoist easy to carry and transport. It also means that you can operate it as a traditional ratchet lever hoist if you need to do so. The handle has grooves in it, insuring that you get a good grip when operating.

You won’t have to worry about your lever chain hoist jamming. The CM Tornado 360° features an end stop at the other end of the chain. This prevents the chain from falling and the end stop won’t go into the gears.

Ergonomic in Design 

You get to work in a safe and ergonomic position due to the body design. This new design lets the CM Tornado 360° lay minimizes tipping or slipping since it can lay flat.

While working at 360°, you’ll reduce the amount of repetitive wrist action. This means you’ll be able to work longer and faster.

You’ll no longer have fatigue since the pull force is now reduced by 30%.


  • Meets ASME B30.21
  • Positive Load Control
  • 100% Load Tested Zinc-Plated Chain
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Lifetime Warranty

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CM Plain CBT Trolley

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A


3⁄4 Ton, 1 1⁄2 Ton, 3 Ton, 6 Ton, 9 Ton


5', 10', 15', 20'

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my hoist doesn’t work?

Hoist Zone offers support Monday — Friday 6:00 AM — 3:00 PM EST. Contact our service team by phone (574) 742-1185 or email us at

How do I perform a hook inspection?

Examine hooks for the following:

  • Missing or illegible hook manufacturer’s identification or secondary manufacturer’s identification
  • Missing or illegible rated load identification
  • Excessive pitting or corrosion
  • Cracks, nicks, or gouges
  • Wear—any wear exceeding 10% (or as recommended by the manufacturer) of the original section dimension of the hook or its load pin
  • Deformation—any visible apparent bend or twist from the plane of the unbent hook
  • Throat opening—any distortion causing an increase in throat opening of 5% not to exceed 1/4” (6mm), or as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Inability to lock—any self-locking hook that does not lock
  • Inoperative latch (if provided)—any damaged latch or malfunctioning latch that not close the hook’s throat
  • Damaged, missing, or malfunctioning hook attachment and securing means
  • Thread wear, damage, or corrosion
  • Evidence of heat exposure or unauthorized welding
  • Evidence of unauthorized alterations such as drilling, machining, grinding, or other modifications

If signs of any of those listed above are visually apparent, then use of said hook is mandated to be out of service until proper repair by qualified personnel has been performed.

How often should I perform a hook inspection?

In order to ensure your safety, the ASME requires hooks to be periodically inspected once a month. If a professional recommends even more often, then this supersedes the periodic monthly inspection.

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