A 1-7/8" ball with a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank, the greaseless HardBall has a 5,000-lb towing capacity and makes towing even easier - no grease required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Andersen Balls part number AM3661 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Andersen products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with 1-7/8" Diameter and 1" Shank - 5,000 lbs GTW - Chrome. Balls reviews from real customers.
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Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with 1-7/8" Diameter and 1" Shank - 5,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

Andersen Balls

(46 reviews)


Code:   AM3661

Price:$19.95


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Andersen Balls - AM3661

A 1-7/8" ball with a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank, the greaseless HardBall has a 5,000-lb towing capacity and makes towing even easier - no grease required.


Features:

  • Chrome-plated steel resists corrosion
  • Greaseless nylon cap allows trailer coupler to rotate easily on ball
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 1-7/8"
  • Shank diameter: 1"
  • Shank length: 2-1/8"
  • Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs

The Greaseless HardBall is a solid steel ball, chrome plated for a shiny finish and topped with a nylon cap. The nylon cap enables the trailer coupler to rotate easily around the ball. This prevents the coupler from getting stuck during turns and makes the towing experience smoother. The HardBall does not require the use of lubricants, helping you to avoid greasy messes.

Replacement nylon caps are available.



3661 Andersen Greaseless Hardball, 1-7/8" x 1" x 2-1/8" 5,000 lb Towing Capacity - Chrome Plated Steel with Greaseless Nylon Composite Cap





Video of Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with 1-7/8" Diameter and 1" Shank - 5,000 lbs GTW - Chrome


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Video Transcript for Andersen Balls AM3661 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number AM3661. This is the Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with a 1-7/8" diameter and a 1" shank from Andersen. It's going to feature the chrome-stated steel so it is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. The greaseless nylon cap is going to allow the trailer coupler to rotate easily on the ball, so you can see that there. It's a really nice feature to have. The ball diameter is 1-7/8".

It is going to have a shank diameter of 1" and it's going to give us a shank length of 2-1/8". The towing capacity is going to be rated at 5000 pounds. Another neat feature is that it has the wrench flats on here. It also has the indicator right on there that says B5-1 and 7/8" so it again tells you the diameter of the hitch ball right there on the flat. That's going to allow you to get your wrench on there and tighten it down and fully install it, as well as get it torqued down to specifications. Once you have this through there you just place on the lock washer and the nut and then you'll need to tighten it down according to the specifications listed by the manufacturer. Now the Greaseless HardBall is a solid steel ball, chrome-plated for a nice shiny finish.

It's also topped with that nylon cap. That nylon cap again is going to enable the trailer coupler to rotate easily around the ball. It's going to prevent the coupler from getting stuck during turns and it's also going to make the towing experience overall just a smoother experience for you. The HardBall does not require the use of lubricants. We do offer replacement nylon caps if you ever run into needing more of those. That's going to do it for our review of part number AM3661.

This is the Greaseless, HardBall Hitch Ball from Andersen. .




Customer Reviews

Greaseless HardBall Hitch Ball with 1-7/8" Diameter and 1" Shank - 5,000 lbs GTW - Chrome - AM3661

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

A 1-7/8" ball with a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank, the greaseless HardBall has a 5,000-lb towing capacity and makes towing even easier - no grease required.


- AM3661

by: Russ 406/18/2015


Works fine. Only two minor complaints. The coupler tongue blade tends to hook in between the steel and chrome so you have to jigger it a bit to get the coupler to seat securely on the ball. Not a major issue though. Towed very nicely no issues with tight turns and no grease leg! I do wish they had a cotter pin hole in the bottom of the shank just in case the nut comes loose. My other ball mounts have that as an extra safety feature. I still would buy another when I need one , the plastic top of the ball turns easily so you don't need to worry about it binding up 204468






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by: marC08/20/2013


I like the grease-less aspect of this unit. As with any hitch ball, buyers must be prepared to torque these items to some very significant values.....200+ ft -lbs. There are ways BUT if you have a one foot long wrench you must be able to apply a 200 pound load and if it is a two foot long wrench a 100 pound load. I would not take a trailer on the road without applying the torque recommended by the manufacturer. Be prepared to tighten these properly. There is an item to help hold the ball without a vice, but then you still need to apply the force. 95970






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by: Ryan K.07/21/2012


I liked the idea of having a greaseless ball since grease is kind of messy but, now that I have it, I think the full chrome ball is a better pick. Still a good ball though. 48793






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by: Canorado05/16/2012


I bought this on account I hate bumping into my hitch and getting grease on my pants, hands etc. I have great hopes for it. Shipping was super fast. Thanx 40742






- AM3661

by: Ted I.12/03/2014


It seems OK this is the first trailer hitch I have ever had. I don't have the trailer yet :) 163281






- AM3661

by: Rick S12/27/2013


Great quality and price. Product is as advertized. Great service and timely delivery. 111324






- AM3661

by: Pete R03/29/2011


Did not have a wrench gig enough, and I have a lot of tools. 10580






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by: Vlad08/01/2014


Excellent quality and fast delivery. Thank you 143922






- AM3661

by: A L07/23/2012


fast shipping, good tool 48947






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by: Scott11/01/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


The design of this trailer ball is dangerous. Someone rear ended my trailer and the top half of the ball separated from the bottom half, causing my trailer to come loose and slam into the back of my car. The collision was minor, and I have no doubt that a standard trailer ball would have held the trailer in this situation. I believe the design of the ball is flawed. It can hold 8000 pounds in a normal situation, but in a when it is pushed in a non standard direction, the ball cannot handle the pressure. In the future, I will go back to putting grease onto solid steel trailer balls. 26439


Comments

Excellent point, just saved me twenty bucks.

comment by: Bert - 10/20/2012


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Comments

I dont quite get this. The trailer locks onto the ball from the underside. The only function of the top of the ball is to bear the weight of the trailer tongue. Id guess this would have happened on a standard ball as well bad hitch, not locked hitch.

comment by: Steve C - 04/22/2014


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You are correct. In addition to the ball cap breaking, the trailer coupler latch would have to fail or open. With enough impact force, the latch can break or be forced open. A trailer wil act as lever with the axles being the fulcrum point. This is one of the reasons why some argue the jaw-style coupler, like part # BD028287
Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Low-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - A-Frame - 7,000 lbs
$69.95
, is better than a latch style because it has more contact with the ball and a more stout closure system.

Patrick B - 4/24/2014




- AM3662

by: Fred L06/30/2014

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


After ruining numerous pairs of trousers, I decided to eliminate the need for wet lubrication on the hitch ball surface. This is our second lube-free hitch ball and the first one is still going after four years of hard use. This is the way to go. No more grease to smear all over me or anyone else who comes into contact with it. 138398


Comments

Its still in good shape.

Fred L - 06/30/2015

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- AM3662

by: Tom M.03/16/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Looks great, if the hard plastic holds up it should be great. If not, the insert is replaceable. Looks great on the SoftRide solid aluminum ball mount. 9520



- AM3662

by: Bob H.12/18/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


This seems to be an excellent system for a hitch ball. I have seen others question the cap as to impact ability but since the ball locks down from below the curve, not above, I see no problem with that at all. Looks good and that hard plastic cap should keep the ball from getting deep scratch's in it. Time will tell re cap durability? 110322



- AM3662

by: Blake03/21/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Have not used the ball yet, although it appears to be of good quality. I did want to comment on etrailers customer service... Fast shipping and great prices is what I've experienced. I like to know where me stuff is after I order, and they provided great communication and tracking of my products after the sale. 34557



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by: Steve C03/17/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Using this hitch to tow our Ford Edge behind our motor home. Since it needs no grease for lubrication I am looking forward to not having a mess to deal with. These folks do an excellent job in getting you quality products and low cost. Their processing and shipping is fast and reliable. 179205



- AM3662

by: Bob I.07/25/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


I haven't had a chance to install it yet, but it looks like it should do the job. I was really impressed by the speed with which I received it. I ordered it on a Thursday and received it the next Saturday. To me, that is impressive service. I'll definitely do business here again. 214440



- AM3662

by: Allen M04/06/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great product, as advertised, this ball works and looks nice after use, not like chrome balls that rusts after a few uses. Always excellent service and on time shipping from E-Trailer. No hassle returns in the past for what ever reason I needed to return an item. 183522



- AM3662

by: Warren K03/24/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Because I never saw this type of ball before I was very intrested. After recieving the product I was very pleased. In fact all the people that have seen it also were unaware a product like this was available. I gave them the site to order there own. 35022



- AM3662

by: johnson09/03/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


I love this ball. I have used it for several months now to pull a 3500lb popup camper. No grease really comes in handy when you have three little boys that like to run around and get stuff out of the back of my truck. No more grease on pants legs. 23522



- AM3662

by: Chad W.05/20/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Have used these previously on another hitch setup and needed a new one. Its a great idea as there is no mess since you don't have to grease the ball. Have had the one on my other hitch for about 5 years and still is in good shape. 194606



- AM3662

by: Jack S.06/20/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


So far so good - mounted on a ball mount and towed by 2,000lb popup all over north Georgia this past weekend. Great service and fast shipping - I will being doing more business with etrailer.com in the future! 17445



- AM3662

by: Rob D.07/07/2014

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Get a corrosion resistant material. This rusted after only two seasons albeit in the salt belt. And yes, I was my vehicle after every sodium/calcium chloride over-application by our state DOT. 139684



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by: Jimmie C.01/06/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Awesome This is the cat's meow!!!!! I have ruined so many shorts and pants getting grease off the old ball on them, I know my wife will be pleased with this new greaseless ball. 5085



- AM3662

by: Zen Rider04/21/2014

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Bought this with an aluminum ball mount (alumastinger) to use on my 2012 Honda Pilot. Works well. On the rather thick aluminum ball mount the threads are just long enough. 126135



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by: Brian C07/17/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


This the second one that we have bought. This is not because the first failed. It is becuase we needed another. It wears well with about 300lbs tounge weight. No grease! 19563



- AM3662

by: LarryY07/24/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


This is a high quality ball! My fishing partner recommended this ball because he really likes his. The best part? No more grease on my pant leg's. 49200



- AM3662

by: Lynn H08/12/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


I couldn't find what I needed and etrailer had exactly what I needed at a fair price and shipped it right out. Great service! 218734



- AM3662

by: Steve J01/14/2011

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Trailer Ball and Hitch parts These products look like they will work perfectly - excellent quality and quick delivery. Thanks! 5516



- AM3662

by: RangerRich09/13/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


What a great idea! Nicely made, this product is from India. Worth the few extra bucks not to get grease on your pants! 54654



- AM3662

by: Larry G07/23/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Looks Like a nice ball have not installed yest but If it works well it will keep me from getting grease all over 49081



- AM3662

by: Ben10/26/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


What can I say, no more grease! Thanks Etrailer, wouldn't have known it without you. 105261



- AM3662

by: Scott R.02/26/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Came fast and exactly as described on the website. Can't wait to tow with it. 176252



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by: John P.03/16/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Excellent quality. Beats the heck out of the old rusty one I had before. 178792



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by: Jason P.04/05/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


This looks like a very good product and i can't wait to try it out. 36241



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by: donnie H01/19/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


wished that I had have known about these earlier great product. 170421



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by: jeffrey c08/25/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


have not used one yet but im sure it will work just fine 52995



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by: harry m07/08/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Looks nice and no grease on my pant leg...I like it! 88083



- AM3662

by: Jim01/05/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great product, fit and functionality pe rfect. 167696



- AM3662

by: Ron04/15/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Awesome product and customer service. 76028



- AM3662

by: David B09/25/2014

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great ball. Great price as well. 152995



- AM3662

by: Jimmy08/10/2015

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great product delivered on time. 218143



- AM3662

by: Will Vargas07/27/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Just excellent. Quick shipping 49615



- AM3662

by: jim10/25/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


delivered fast and as promised. 105237



- AM3662

by: Chris C11/18/2014

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great Solution. Great Product. 161656



- AM3662

by: jim11/28/2012

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


no more greasy pants 60159



- AM3662

by: Troy02/16/2013

Review from a similar Andersen HardBall in Balls


Great product! 66576

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