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Shipping Weight: 14.85 pounds
Cushioned ball mount from Convert-A-Ball acts as a shock absorber and provides a 12" drop or 10-3/4" rise. Sturdy steel construction fits 2" square hitches. The GTW is 10,000 lbs; TW is 2,000 lbs.
Cutaway views of a Convert-A-Ball ball mount shank, showing the polyurethane cushioning.
This Convert-A-Ball ball mount meets or exceeds THMA V-5 ratings in all categories and meets SAE standard J-684.
Video of Cushioned Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 10-3/4" Rise - 12" Drop - 10,000 lbs
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Today we're going to take a look at the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount for 2 inch Hitches, number AMSC12. This is a cushioned ball mount to protect the tow vehicle's drive line and hitch assembly as well as the trailer's contents. It has a polyurethane interior that acts as a shock absorber, reducing bounce and rythmic vibration. You can see right here, the shock absorber is encased in steel and you can see it back here as well inside the hollow shank. It functions as a rise or drop to help you level your trailer. Right now it's in the drop position.
Here is how it would look in the rise position. It's constructed of powder coated steel with, again, the interior polyurethane cushion. It slides into a 2 inch square trailer hitch receiver, like the demonstrator we have right here, and attaches with a standard 5/8th of an inch hitch pin, such as this right here. Again, this is sold separately, but it's available right here on etrailer.com, number PC3. Taking a look at some specs, again, it fits the 2 inch trailer hitch, has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and ton weight capacity of 2,000 pounds.
The drop from here to the ball platform is 12 inches. The rise from here to the top of the ball platform is 10 3/4 of an inch. The full length from here to the end of the platform is 16 inches. The hitch pin hole, which is right here, to the center of the hitch ball hole is 12 1/2 inches. That ball hold diameter is 1 inch, and this does feature a two year limited warranty.
We'll show you how this sets up. Due to the length of the drop, we got to bend our demonstrator back just a little bit. Just like any hitch, you'll line up the holes and then put your pin in there, just clip that off, and you're good to go. Again, this is in the drop position. If you want the rise, just put that in upside down, whichever way provides a level transport for your trailer.
That should just about do it for our Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount for 2 inch Hitches, number AMSC12.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (107 Customer Reviews)Cushioned ball mount from Convert-A-Ball acts as a shock absorber and provides a 12" drop or 10-3/4" rise. Sturdy steel construction fits 2" square hitches. The GTW is 10,000 lbs; TW is 2,000 lbs.
This is a ball hitch mount that is not a standard unit, problem I had I purchased a new p/u going from a 2500 series which stood higher to a 1500 series standing lower by 4" also lowering 3 1/2" towing a 4800 pound boat as we all know, needing to tow level, that wasn't going to happen, this ball mount did the trick, fits D.O.T. standards also more than what i needed for weight requirements 83187
by: Big Al01/11/2011
Rock Solid and so Smooth I can't give enough praise to this much needed item. I was in a rush to get this during the holidays because my previous mount was thrashed and I was going on a big trip. It shipped the same day at 4pm about an hour after I purchased it and arrived on the 5th day nicely packed and everything I ordered was there. My trip was over 200 miles with about 3,000 lbs on some rugged potholed fire-road bumpy terrain for most of it. I love the "cushion" feature... No more clankity clank - jerkity jerk from the hitch. I'm curious as to it's longevity before the cushion becomes sloppy and I plan on taking it all the way there. I also purchased the stainless interchangeable balls and say this is a must have. The 12" drop is perfect for an 8" lifted truck. This was my first experience with etrailer... And it won't be my last! 5370
by: John Moore10/16/2012
Great looking drop hitch and unbelievably fast shipping. Works great on my 2012 dodge diesel with 6" lift and 37" tires. The 10,000 lb. rating is the highest I could find with this much drop not to mention about half the cost of any other hitch I found. Customer service and shipping verification follow up is second to none. I'll be buying from them from now on. 57393
by: Billy G10/14/2014
the drop hitch was Just what I needed for my trucks lift. fits perfect and well made. the service was awesome as well. shipped it out same day. 155849
by: Dennis B04/01/2015
Very good service, came on time as promised. I can see it is a quality product. I had measured the drop I needed on my 2014 Ram 2500 HD limited with class 5 hitch and 2# reducer. it measured approximately 14". This was the closest drop I could find anywhere. I hooked it up to my smaller Horton single axle trailer with a full load and it is just a little off level but will be more then sufficient to keep the trailer from swinging when towing. I plan to also use it for my double axle Horton and Hustler trailers that will be heavier and expect it will be perfectly level with the added payload. Perfect for what I need 182153
by: Jason L02/05/2013
Haven't gotten to use this hitch yet, but it is very well made and heavy duty. Also, it seems like the perfect amount of drop for my 6" lifted Dodge 2500 with 37" tires. haha I can't wait to see what kind of difference the "Cushioned" part makes when hauling a heavy trailer, especially through stop-and-go traffic. And one last thing...I am VERY pleased with the service from etrailer.com. I got several emails alerting me of the status of my order. They even upgraded my shipping for FREE!!! They have definitely gone above and beyond and I will be looking to them again for all of my future towing needs. 65019
by: Rick H05/08/2013
I recently bought a new Chevy Suburban. I've been driving these since before they were called SUV's. Back when they were the only game in town. And I've been towing trailers all this time. But my new Suburban has a hitch receiver that is in the middle of the bumper, much too high. One of my trailers actually scrapes along the ground because of the height of the hitch. I got a 6" drop hitch elsewhere, but was dissappointed that it didn't solve my problem. And 6" drop was the lowest they had. I was so glad to find your site and the 12" drop hitch I just received. Problem solved. Thanks! 79437
Love the ball mount. I have a Toyota Sienna and the rear seats recess into a well, therefore the receiver hitch much go underneath the well. This means the ball mount enters the receiver approximately 10 inches off the ground. By using the ball mount to raise the ball, this makes the ball around 22 inches off the ground, which is recommended height for my trailer. My only regret is that I did not request you attach a ball as I did not have any wrenches large enough to fasten it. Again, the mount is great. Thanks, Ron Baker 71099
by: Dave A.03/28/2013
Recieved my cushioned ball mount with 12" drop last week and hooked a new motorcycle trailer to it. Just delivered my bike to a tire store 50 miles from home over a very bumpy road. The cushioned ball mount did its job and reduced the banging and overall noise while towing that I have come to expect with other mounts. Outstanding product. Ordered via regular shipping and still recieved product a few day's later in Rangeley, Maine. Overall experience has been outstanding. Will order from this company again. 73108
by: Terry E.11/08/2011
Wow. Product shipped same day, regular ground, but arrived only 2 days later. Had the cushion feature on it that I hadn't even noticed or expected. My Toyota truck is lifted 6" with a Nissan Titan hitch custom welded on so this brought it down to the perfect height for me (14"). Great value too. Thanks! 26697
by: Vic G.10/16/2014
I ordered this product not sure about the quality or if I had the too large of a drop. I use this on my lifted jeep to pull my Kayak trailer. Great quality and works fine. A hitch is a hitch. It either works or it won't. The part I'm most impressed with is the customer service of this company. They expedited shipping without having to ask. The followup after the purchase has been spot on. I deffinately have this company saved in my favorites and will use them again and again. 156409
by: Ricardo San Nicolas05/18/2012
The product was delivered in an outstanding n as promised date. I thank you very much etrailer. I know now that the 2012 Fleetwood Motor Home Models are required 12"drop hitch in order to accomodate/pull 6x12 ft or 7x14 ft trailers. I loaded my 2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and the height level was just awesome, perpendicular to the ground. My Motor Home and trailer looks eye level. I love it n I'm very pleased with the product"AMSC12". Again thanks etrailer and Katie.:)} 40885
Very nice ball mount. High weight rating and well made. In the US even! 73439
by: Ryan P.12/06/2013
Needed a 12" drop hitch for my truck since it has quite a bit of lift. Not only did etrailer have the highest rated 12" drop hitch I could find but also the cheapest! I also ordered a 2 & 5/16ths ball that also rated at 10,000lbs. My boat and trailer loaded up is about 6500/7000 so this will def cover the pay load and then some. Shipping was very fast and everything was well boxed together. Would def recommend this company to anyone I knew. 109396
by: Eric P11/18/2013
Thank you! It is exactly what I needed. 107640
by: william robsion02/25/2015
good product great friendly service 176114
I have two of these drop hitches and they do the job very well. The Cushioned pin is nice and makes for a smooth stops and take offs. The only con I have found is the 1" Ball hole diameter: It is difficult to find a 2 5/16 ball with a 1" shank that matches the 10,000 lbs the hitch provides. If the weight is a concern I suggest you order the ball at the same time. Your not going to run into your local tractor supply and find one. 178488
by: Kevin B.10/11/2013
Awesome product. Built to last forever and it's not some cheap made steel. I would recommend to anyone.Havent pulled with it yet but it meets my expectations. 103449
by: Mike O.03/23/2014
I recently purchased an RV built on a Ford F350 with a raised rear bumper. I needed a ball mount with a 12 inch drop in order to tow a light boat. This mount is heavy duty, very nicely made and finished, and is cushioned - plus it is less expensive than others of lower capacity and quality. I haven't used it yet but I'm sure I'll be pleased when I do. 121826
by: Gary E.04/06/2012
Drop down ball mount with 12" drop was the right distance to accommodate the high Hummer truck height to the low motorcycle trailer. Perfect. Product is single piece construction allowing me to avoid the additional cost of a two-piece installation. Transaction was flawless. Shipped immediately and arrived as predicted 3 days later. 36315
by: Rick M.06/01/2011
The cushioned ball mount arrived yesterday. It looks like it is very well built. I have not had a chance to try it out yet. The "greaseless" 2 5/16" HardBall hitch ball is unusual. I hope that the plastic (?) cap is strong enough. I have not mounted it on the cushioned ball mount yet either. Too soon to tell.............. 15861
Nice little hitch for the $. Puts my car trailer right where it needs to be on a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6" lift and 37" tires. It's made in the USA. Good welds. It's rated 10,000lbs trailer / 2,000lbs tongue where most other steel ball mounts with this much drop are 5,000lbs trailer / 500lbs tongue. 45826
by: Michael Heusser02/23/2012
I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 lifted 6 inches with 37 inch tires. This 12 inch dorp is perfect because not only does it absorb the shock from stopping and pulling but this Cushioned Ball Mount also keeps my car trailer perfect level. Great product for the price! 32288
by: Marty D.03/04/2015
I originally bought an 8" drop from Tractor Supply. I needed more of a drop for my trailer. I found this 'perfect' hitch on-line. This was only $20 more but is of a lot better quality and can handle more tongue/pull weight. Plus, it looks really cool! 176990
This is a great stinger. i needed a high riser to be able to tow my jeep. (tow bar mounts above the bumper) this unit is well made and strong, and the perfect height for my needs. I will keep this one locked in when in use (don't want it to walk away) 130634
by: Ken J.04/28/2011
Nobody locally had a 12-inch-drop ball mount, and most online sources only had the light duty version. Etrailer had what I needed, and got it here quickly, even though I ordered on Easter weekend. Thanks! Great communication, too, which is appreciated! 12516
Very satisfied with the drop! The price was reasonable and it is made here in the U.S.. My low riding trailer finally rides level and pulls so much better. If you are looking to purchase a 12" drop, this is the one. You will not be disappointed. 75293
Shipped fast and worked great. I like to know where my stuff is after I order, and etrailer provides great communication. I'll definitely be a repeat customer. Also, this ball mount is the best value you will find in a 12" drop... guaranteed. 34554
by: Doug S.06/03/2014
It is all about the cushioning. I purchased this ball mount to flat tow a vehicle behind an RV. This ball mount is super sturdy, gets me to the height I need and the cushioning really smoothes out the jolts from gas to brake. Quality Product! 133969
by: Neil M.01/27/2014
12" drop ball mount arrived in a timely way and appears to be well made. I needed this for a small utility trailer due to the height of my new motorhome. Thanks again to "etrailer" for having the right stuff at a fair price! 114825
I received the Ball/mount hitch, wasn't fast but good enough. Definitely heavy hopefully that will translate into a reliable sturdy mount. I installed it with the ball overall it looks good on this beast of a farm truck. 164302
by: glenn e.05/19/2014
As with other products I've ordered from you, it arrived in a timely fashion and was in excellent shape. Rest assured I will order any other additional items I may need from your company and will encourage others to do so. 131286
by: Jim D10/16/2012
Arrived in a timely fashion. Was packaged VERY well. It appears to be extremely well made and fits my application just as I had hoped. I'll definitely use this service for any future trailer needs. 57383
by: David H09/01/2011
Great product, just as advertised. I have a Chevy 2500HD with a 6" procomp lift and 38" tires. This works perfect for towing my 18' Sea-Doo Jetboat. Super customer service and speedy shipping. Big thanx 23391
Great product for a much better price than the other online retailers. Very happy with the value for the money. This works perfectly for towing my travel trailer with my lifted truck. 70551
by: Tommy G08/26/2012
I htought this drop was gonna be way to low for my motorcycle trailer but with Stephanies help we determined this would work best for the purpose thank you for the help and fast service 53090
by: Randy V07/02/2012
I have a 6" lift with 35" tires. I also have a 98 Flagstaff pop up camper. With the other ball mounts my camper was too high on the tongue. This ball mount took care of that problem. 46488
by: Brandt G.11/05/2012
This product was exactly how etrailer.com described it. The only thing that was better than the hitch was the prompt service and delivery. I will definately use etrailer.com again. 58847
The receiver has not been road tested yet but I am sure it will perform better than a solid mount. Your site is great and your service and quick response for delivery outstanding. 106265
by: Jon M.05/21/2012
The ball mount was delivered in record time. It appears very sturdy. I'm very interested to see how well it holds up over time with the weight of our tow vehicle behind our RV. 41218
by: Blaine M06/17/2014
My order got to me quickly and was able to use right away. The drop allows me to pull my trailer and keeps it level. Great customer service and you get your order fast! 135977
I needed a 12" drop ball mount to hitch an old horse trailer to my F350 that has a 24" high receiver. Found etrailer to have the best price and it was quickly shipped. 129869
by: Jim w04/17/2014
Hitch seem to work good so far, levels my trailer nicely on my 6" lifted truck. Did take a little while to deliver and with no tracking number to know when it was coming. 125847
This ball mount makes my 6" lifted Dodge Ram 3500 useful again! Absolutely perfect. Couldn't be happier. The folks at etrailer.com are the BEST IN THE BUSINESS! 146058
by: Ed B.04/29/2012
Very fast response, communicated with me every step of the way. In just a few days, I received the part I had ordered. Good Job to the folks at etrailer.com. 38721
by: Mario r02/12/2015
Excellent company to work with , great product, would definitely do business with you in the immediate future. Thank you for the free advanced shipping!!!! 173422
by: Jerry E. Indiana07/27/2012
Product is just as described. Very sturdy, well made and painted. Price plus shipping was better than one similar on eBay. I highly recommend this item. 49556
Just the right drop for the front of my lifted Jeep CJ5 so that I can get my boat in and out of my backyard. Heavy duty and cushioned as well. Nice. 98689
I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS DROP HITCH. VERY HEAVY DUTY AND CRAFTED WITH QUALITY. IT IS EVERTHING I WAS HOPING IT WOULD BE. THANKS! GREAT PRICE. 186230
by: John H06/27/2014
This propduct was delivered quickly and is made extremely well.I would recomened this to anyone that is looking for a quality product. Thanks 137930
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