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  1. Custom hitches are our bread and butter!

    Custom hitches are our bread and butter!
    Established in 1976 by Jon Kay, Torklift Central has always been a hitch shop. Starting with one bay and one welder, we take pride in the fact that we are known as “the hitch people.” Not only do we make our own line of hitches (the EcoHitch), but we specialize in making custom fabricated hitches at our shop. Recently, we...
  2. The 2017 Subaru Legacy EcoHitch is here. Look no further for your next hitch!

    The 2017 Subaru Legacy EcoHitch is here. Look no further for your next hitch!
    Best part about the EcoHitch? Only the receiver is visible once it installed! The 2017 Subaru Legacy is one of the most advanced and capable sedans available. You need a hidden hitch that will be able to keep up with your highly engineered Subaru. With improved fuel economy, updated styling and Subaru’s legendary all-wheel drive, the 2017 Legacy is...
  3. Do I need a transmission cooler when I tow?

    Do I need a transmission cooler when I tow?
    Installing the transmission cooler The short answer is most likely yes. Overheating creates the majority of problems when it comes to a vehicle’s transmission. What factors contribute to an overheating transmission? It includes but is not limited to: lots of heavy towing, stop and go traffic, hot climates and a vehicle’s type/size are just a few. The radiator helps the transmission but it...
  4. What is the best fifth wheel hitch?

    What is the best fifth wheel hitch?
    This 5th wheel hitch looks great even in the rain! Whether you are a newbie and wanting to get into the 5th wheel lifestyle or are a seasoned towing veteran – it’s always good to go back to the basics! As you may or may not know, fifth wheel trailers can get up to 45-feet long and can weigh...
  5. The Puyallup RV Show is coming soon, we’ll see you there!

    The Puyallup RV Show is coming soon, we’ll see you there!
    Right now is the ideal time to start getting your gear ready for adventures, by replacing or upgrading any parts or accessories and learning about the latest RVing tips before heading out on the road. One of the best places to brush up on RVing 101 is at an RV Exhibition. The Puyallup RV Show held at the beginning of...
  6. The 2017 BMW i3 EcoHitch is Officially Here!

    The 2017 BMW i3 EcoHitch is Officially Here!
    The BMW i3 is the future of mobility with all of the performance of a BMW. You need a hidden trailer hitch that will be able to keep up with your innovative electric machine. Whether you’re conquering concrete jungles or on a long road trip, the 2017 BMW i3 is ready to Get Out and Go places others cannot. The 2017...
  7. Interested in a 5th Wheel? You’re going to need a hitch!

    Interested in a 5th Wheel? You’re going to need a hitch!
    At Torklift Central we only recommend the best, and when it comes to 5th wheel hitches, there’s nothing better than the PullRite series of hitches! Their new Industry Standard Rail (ISR) Super 5th replaced those clunky, generic fifth wheel hitches on the road today. As an innovation leader in the hitch industry, PullRite has made it easier and cheaper to switch...
  8. Repack your trailer bearings – your trailer manufacturer advises!

    Repack your trailer bearings – your trailer manufacturer advises!
    Changing the wheel bearings and re-greasing them While it’s understandable that finding time to get a trailer bearing repack done can be tough, we cannot stress how important it is – especially to make sure that you are not broken down on the side of the road somewhere waiting for a tow. At Torklift Central we suggest bringing in...
  9. Don’t wait to get your trailer bearing repack!

    Don’t wait to get your trailer bearing repack!
    We know that sometimes it can be hard to remember to bring in your trailers for a trailer bearing repack but we cannot stress enough how important it is. At Torklift Central we suggest bringing in your trailers at least once a year for a trailer safety inspection and bearing repack. Trailer manufacturers recommend this as well. Bearing failure is...
  10. Get Your Truck Ready for Hauling a Truck Camper

    Get Your Truck Ready for Hauling a Truck Camper
    Torklift FastGuns and tie down system are the best combo for your truck camper Can you imagine it: a quiet spot in the woods or at a campground, sitting at a campfire at night enjoying the stars and then being able to sleep on a bed in your truck camper at night. No sleeping on the hard ground getting...