• Manufacturer – Torin Jacks Inc.
  • Maximum lifting capacity – 1 ton (2000 lb)
  • Wheel count – 4 casters
  • Material – Heavy duty steel
  • Hydraulic jack capacity – 3 tons (8000 lb)
  • Foldable – Yes
  • Adjustable boom positions – 4 positions:
    1. 1 ton (2000 lb);
    2. 3/4 ton (1500 lb);
    3. ½ ton (1000 lb);
    4. ¼ ton (500 lb).
  • Extendable legs – No
  • Dimensions (unfolded) approx. – 52x44x57 inches (132x112x145 cm)
  • Weight – 165 lb (75 kg)
  • Dimensions (folded) approx. – 63x16x8 inches (160x40x20 cm)
  • Lifting range – 78 3/4 inches (2 meters)

Check Pricing and Purchase this Torin T31002 engine hoist


Torin Jacks is one of the best known automotive equipment manufacturers in the USA. Their products range from smaller lifting jacks and hoist parts to large shop presses, high capacity jacks, tool boxes and other type of equipment that can be used in automotive works. Torin Jacks are known for their durable and high quality products that can operate with very heavy loads. Torin Jacks are also producing different engine hoists and one of their best selling hoists is the Torin T31002 1 ton engine hoist.


torin T31002

Torin Jacks T31002 engine hoists is one of the best selling 1 ton hoists. The lifting capacity of this tool is 1 ton or 2000 lb. Although it does not have the highest lifting capacity, T31002 is suitable for smaller and regular engines v4 and v6 engines, as hardly any of v4 and v6 engines are heavier than 2000 lbs. The hoist is foldable which is perfect for those that do not have enough space in their garage or workshop, but as we know, there almost never is enough space when working with cars. The engine hoist can be folded to pretty small dimensions, approx. 63x16x8 inches (160x40x20 cm), so it is much more easier to transport the hoist when folded. Folding function is going to be useful if you need to transport it from one area to another regularly, for example from your garage to shop or if you want to rent it. All in all the folding function of Torin T31002 works great and proves to be useful.


The frame of an engine hoists is made from a heavy duty, thick steel which can handle loads higher than 1 ton (2000 lb). The steel used in T31002 is similar to that used in other Torin hoists. Today practically all engine hoists are made from a high tensile steel, which can handle very high loads.


Torin T31002 has got a 3 ton (6000 lb) hydraulic jack. The jack works by increasing the hydraulic pressure in the cylinder by pumping the jack with a metal bar that comes together with the hoist. The lowering is done by decreasing the hydraulic pressure in the cylinder by turning a bleed valve that is located on the bottom of the jack.

Legs and wheels

torin T31002 foldedTorin T31002 engine hoist comes with removable and foldable legs, so hoist can be folded into smaller shape to take up less space. Legs can also be removed completely when you need to dismantle the hoist for more convenient transportation. Legs of T31002 are not extendable.

Under the legs there are four steel casters – two on the front of the legs and two under the body. Front casters are not rotatable and can move only forward and backward while back casters can be turned around which allows more ways to maneuver the tool. Most engine hoists with lifting capacities of 2 tons (4000 lb) and more come with at least 6 casters, which gives them better stability and allows more movement of the unit. However, as this engine hoist only has 1 ton (2000 lb) maximum lifting capacity it is pretty stable also with just 4 casters and allows more movement than hoists with 2 casters or those without any casters. If the load you need to lift is close to maximum lifting capacity of this engine hoists (1 ton), you may want to look at other 6 wheeled hoists with larger lifting capacities that will be more stable and will have less chance that a caster might fail while moving the hoist with an engine.

Torin T31002 engine lifter


Torin T31002 has got an adjustable boom which has got 4 extending positions:

  1. 1 ton (2000 lb);
  2. 3/4 ton (1500 lb);
  3. 1/2 ton (1000 lb);
  4. 1/4 ton (500 lb).

At the end of the boom there is a hook where you can attach lifting chains or an engine leveler for lifting an engine.

Size and weight

Dimensions of extended Torin T31002 engine hoist are 52x44x57 inches (132x112x145 cm). The weight of the unit is approximately 165 lb (74 kg). The size of folded engine hoist is approximately 63x16x8 inches (160x40x20 cm). The lifting range of the hoist is 78 3/4 inches (2 meters).

Check Pricing and Purchase this Torin T31002 engine hoist


  • Foldable, saves space in your garage
  • Easy to assemble
  • Reliable manufacturer
  • High quality frame and parts


  • Not as stable as hoists with 6 casters
  • Price closer to 2 ton engine hoists
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