CM Tornado 360° Ratchet Lever Hoist meets ASME B30.21 standard.

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CM Tornado 360° Ratchet Lever Hoist is available 3 and 6 ton capacities. Unit is equipped with sidewinder lever handle. Offering lifts up to 20 feet, product’s handle features a 360‐degree rotating lever.

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Columbus McKinnon Expands CM Tornado 360° Hoist Offering to Include 3 and 6 Ton Units

Innovative ergonomic hoist features unique Sidewinder™ lever handle for safe and efficient use

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, has expanded its CM Tornado 360° ratchet lever hoist product line to include new 3 and 6 ton capacity units. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent‐pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.

“Since the initial launch of the CM Tornado 360° late last year, we have continued to look for ways to make this innovative hoist even more versatile for our customers,” said Andre Schon, Senior Global Product Manager – Manual Hoist Products. “With the addition of 3 and 6 ton units to our initial 3/4 and 1‐1/2 ton offering, we have rounded out our product portfolio and given customers even more options for their lifting, positioning and pulling applications.”

The CM Tornado 360° redefines ratchet lever hoists with its unique Sidewinder lever handle. The Sidewinder lever handle features a 360‐degree rotating lever and a fold‐out revolving handle. Working in unison, these integrated components allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360° rotation while working in a safe and ergonomic position. This helps reduce repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator utilize a full 360˚ range of motion to work up to 12 times faster.

 The CM Tornado is available in 3/4, 1‐1/2, 3 and 6 ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet. Additional lifts are also available. The hoist features an industry‐leading lifetime warranty and meets ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard.

Outside of the North American market, this hoist is available to customers under the Yale brand as the Yale Ergo 360°™ ratchet lever hoist. To learn more about the CM Tornado 360 or any of our products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800‐888‐0985 or visit

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools and digital power and motion control systems. The company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know‐how.


Christie Lagowski

Communications Specialist

Columbus McKinnon Corporation


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