In just 40 years, a small dream has turned into a multinational success. Torklift  is proud to celebrate its 40th Anniversary and the contributions it has made to the aftermarket auto and RV industries. Torklift’s founder Jon Kay opened up a small welding and hitch shop in 1976, not knowing that it would be as successful as it is today. With a dream, passion and a lot of hard work, he created a legendary brand and invented one-of-a-kind products that have stood up to the test of time, able to withstand some of the most rigorous conditions.

An employee of Torklift Central can vouch for this claim, as he witnessed first-hand an old SuperHitch mounted on a truck while driving down the road.

“I was driving home last night and I noticed a very familiar looking hitch. I got a little closer then noticed the tag on the hitch. Our products are tried and true and stand the test of time.” –Alex Cooke


SuperHitch still in use from circa 1980’s

The SuperHitch Was Born
With beginnings as a hitch and welding shop, Torklift understood the engineering of a receiver hitch and listened to what customers wanted. Torklift often fabricated and continues to fabricate custom items out of our shop for customers. Keeping this inventive spirit alive and listening to what customers are saying, led to the development of a high capacity receiver hitch, what would later become the SuperHitch. In 1999 Torklift International sent out their first patented SuperHitch. The SuperHitch was developed for heavy duty towing needs. It stands out with the double vertical receiver hitch allowing for accessory usage while towing.


What the Original SuperHitch 20K Receiver Hitch looks like today

The Growth of the SuperHitch Outlaw Series
From its early days as a single high capacity towing hitch, the SuperHitch has grown into a family of products fitting multiple towing needs. The SuperHItch Outlaw Series consists of three hitch receivers ranging in towing capacity, from 15,000 pounds of towing ability and 1,500 pounds of tongue weight up to a towing capability of 30,000 pounds and 3,000 tongue weight.*


The guys of TruckU replace a factory hitch with a SuperHitch

With dual vertical receiver design that allows for strength and the ability to use an accessory while towing, SuperHitch has a design that’s a step above. Each hitch pin location is also reinforced to eliminate common elongation known as or “egging, “allowing for a hitch that proves high quality and extraordinarily durable.

Explore the SuperHitch Outlaw Series:

SuperHitch Hero 15K receiver 
SuperHitch Original 20K receiver
SuperHitch Magnum 30K receiver
SuperTruss receiver extension
SuperHitch Everest WD System (30K)
SuperHitch Pintle and Ballmount accessories



Beyond the SuperHitch
With the success of the SuperHitch has come the development of multiple accessories and products used to assist in camper and trailer towing. One of the most popular accessories to go with the SuperHitch is our hitch extension called the SuperTruss. This receiver extension lengthens the reach of your hitch allowing you to not only haul a camper, but tow a trailer at the same time. The towing extension comes in multiple lengths and is rated up to 14,000 lbs towing and 1,400 lbs tongue weight.

SuperTruss Features:

• Designed for campers up to 12 feet
• Available in eight lengths from 21” to 60”
• Hardened reinforced hitch pin locations
• Highest capacity in the industry (12k lbs @ 48”)
• Uses patented, lateral-support safety chains
• Optional SkidWheel available
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

truss-capacitiesF1 - Trailers Gross Tongue Weight (GTW) when fully loaded
F2 - Trailers Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) when fully loaded

Torklift International owes great thanks to our loyal customers and invites you to join us in celebrating our 40 years of business. To see the full Torklift Story and Torklift 40th Anniversary information click here.

Get Out and Go for years to come when you’ve invested in high quality equipment manufactured by Torklift – contact us today:

Torklift Central
315 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032
[email protected]

*When used with weight distribution. 

winski Written by Danielle Winski:
With a B.S. in Marketing Management from Western Governors University of Washington, Danielle is passionate about using different technical and creative outlets for designing marketing content. She is an avid reader, writer and nature photographer in her free time.