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Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank - Zinc

Brophy Balls

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Code:   CB-20Z

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Brophy Balls - CB-20Z

5/8" diameter, 1-5/8" long shank. 2" diameter zinc hitch ball.

Trailer Hitch Ball
  • Machined from solid steel bars
  • Zinc finish
  • 2" diameter ball
  • 5/8" diameter shank
  • 1-5/8" long shank
  • Made in the USA




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Today we're going to take a look at the Brophy hitch ball, part number CB-20Z. This hitch ball has a 2" diameter ball. It has a 5/8" diameter shank. The shank is 1-5/8" long. It's machined from solid steel bars and is coated with a zinc finish, and is made right here in the U.S. It comes with the washer and nut, and I'm going to show you how you would put this on your ball mount using our trailer hitch demonstrator and one of our ball mounts.

You would just pop the shank into the ball hole there, put the washer right here, and then just finger tighten that. And then you'd want to get a wrench and tighten that further to ensure that there's no rattle and that the hitch ball stays on firmly. That should just about do it for our Brophy hitch ball, part number CB-20Z.




Customer Reviews

Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank - Zinc - CB-20Z

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (67 Customer Reviews)

5/8" diameter, 1-5/8" long shank. 2" diameter zinc hitch ball.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim P.08/05/2014


CB-20Z Hitch Ball 2" x 5/8" x 1 5/8"...It was very hard to find a short shank 2" hitch ball with 5/8" threaded end. Lawn mower only had 5/8" hole with no material to enlarge for larger size without severely weakening hitch plate. Thanks etrailer.com for having this CB-20Z Hitch Ball in stock. 144608






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael R.01/09/2014


The product was exactly what I was looking for, a 2" tow ball with an 5/8" diameter shank. Something you will not typically find in a store. When I am in Mariposa CA, where my mother lives, and attach the ball to the tractor, I will send two pictures. One picture with the ball attached to a Craftsman tractor and a second with the tractor towing a wood splitter. The purpose of this purchase is to be able to move the wood splitter around on her property to split wood that is too large to be moved first. 112306






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jake06/12/2013


Did you know most stores dont sell a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank? Well, Etrailer does. I just needed to move my little 5'×8' flat bed trailer around with my mower. This trailer ball fit my needs perfectlyand was shipped lighning fast...as usual..awesome service and product from Etrailer.com...thx guys! 84379






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dwayne Dyar05/11/2011


I have a small Murray Lawn Mower. I also have a small 4 X 7 trailer. With the F150 that I drove. I cannot see the trailer to back it up my driveway. Once I found out they made a 2 inch ball with this smaller shaft/shank. I ordered it. This ball is a time saver. Not to mention a back saver as well. ETrailer.com is a great company to order from. Good Price, and items are shipped quickly. I cannot wait to order my next time. 13558






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric K.03/01/2011


Great ball for my riding lawnmower! Now i can move my small trailer around without needing help or hitching up the truck to move it 5'. One request would be to not place the product sticker on the round part of the ball as this was extremely difficult to remove and left could potentialy gum up my hitch. Thanks for the cool tracking info and quick ship! Eric K. Woodinville,WA 8147






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stuart04/12/2013


Needed a 2" hitch ball with 5/8" shank for my 28 hp garden tractor. Need to tow off road & street legal 4x8 dump trailer with either tractor or truck. Went to local trailer dealer. He didn't have one, and doubted they exist. I'm glad I found etrailer.com. They had the ball in stock, shipped it super quick. Now my choice for trailer gear, esp. unusual stuff. 75520






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David B.06/10/2014


LIke many other reviewers before me, I needed a 2" ball hitch with a shank narrow enough to fit into my riding mower (a Sears Craftsman). This product was exactly what I needed and in fact I just used it today when I rented a chipper from the local Agway. The product arrived just a few days after I ordered it. I'm very pleased. Thanks, etrailer. 135010






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john w06/20/2011


Have'nt had time to mount this on my lawn trctor yet but it appears to be of excellent quality. I don't think there will be any problems. I was told by several lawn tractor dealers that this size ball was not made. Went to your website, put in the numbers and there it was. Ordered it on a Monday and it was at my door in two days!! Thanks!!! 17402






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill S.10/05/2012


I looked all over for a ball that would fit the "Trailer Hitch" I had installed on my Gravely zero turn mower so I could haul an old utility trailer. I was told I could bore the 1/2" hole to 3/4' but it would come too close to the edge of the metal and might not hold. This ball is perfect and fit right in. Thank you! 56315






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh06/02/2014


Hitch works great, even better is the service provided by this company. Kept me up to date on the packaging and shipping of this product. Hitch didn't cost much but the service provided was as if it cost 100 times the amount. I used it on my 1941 Ford 9N tractor, the shaft was the right size for the front bumper. 133879






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cindy07/02/2014


Just what I was looking for...fits perfectly. Hard to find 2 inch ball with 5/8 inch diameter shaft. Quick service. 138879






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chantal Liberty09/14/2011


We are so happy to have found this ball. could not find one locally. we are now able to pull our 4x6 trailer with the lawn tractor, and we have used it so many times, saving us time and effort trying to move stuff with the smaller dump cart, the ball has tripled it's value to us in just a few short weeks. 23935






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wayne N.11/09/2013


etrailer is the only place where I found a 2 inch hitch ball with the 5/8 inch shank. It if for the riding lawnmower that is also used to pull a utility trailer and other lawn equipment. Order was placed on a Tuesday and I received the part on Friday of the same week Great service. 106862






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kent M.06/15/2011


Fantastic ! I finally found a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank, that will fit in the hole on the back of my golf cart frame. I use this to put/pull my JetSki in/out of the water. Beats using the truck for such a little boat. Plus, I don't put trenches in the lawn. Finally ! Cool..... 17067






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob01/06/2013


As other reviewers have mentioned, they want a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank for their yard equipment. In my case, I have a Rokon 2-wheel tractor/motorcycle. I need the ball to attach trailer equipment for use around the yard. I also want to reposition my boat trailer as necessary. 62525






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck03/13/2014


Hard to find product at local stores, esp big box retailers. Needed the 5/8" dia shaft for my new lawn tractor which I will use to place my fishing boat in tight places on my property. Smallest dia 2" ball shaft locally is 3/4". Shipping was fast. Thanks! 120561






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim Martin10/12/2013


The Trailer hitch I ordered fits well to my craftsman mower and I am sure it will work well with my log splitter . The fast shipment and arrival pleased me and if I need more trailer parts I will order thru etrailer.com, or call them for friendly service. 103577






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ofer N.04/01/2014


great but hard to find size,got this specifically for my lawn tractor , now i can pull my boat and trailer around the yard, without the weight of my truck. shipping was very fast and payment made easy. thanks etrailer. 123125






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rafone08/24/2012


Not sure why finding this product for my ATV was so difficult until I googled etrailer.com. There it was, reasonably priced and in my hands in just a few days. Thx for the great product and even better service! 52976






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny H.08/14/2012


Item I recieved from etrailer was just as described, this is a high quality piece of equipment, this is also a hard to find item and worked perfectly on my John Deere riding mower. Also shipping was on time. 51654






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon B.03/26/2012


I was happy to find this ball with the 5/8" shaft to fit the drawbar on a new-to-me 1947 Farmall Cub tractor. Now I can pull my trailers with it! Fast shipping, great communication, and a fair price! 35200






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve L09/23/2014


High quality product. I am using it on my garden tractor to tow a wood splitter around my property. Very fast delivery and top notch customer service. I will deal with etrailer again...great company. 152622






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad M08/14/2013


Product is exactly what I was looking for to use on my Gravely ZTR mower. Great email notification of order status with easy link for tracking package which arrived exactly when seller estimated. 95052






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy12/08/2012


A ball in these dimensions is hard to find and was glad to find it here. It's just the size i needed for my lawnmower as A 3/4" thread is too large. Received item as pictured and described. 60985






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dirk K03/08/2012


Ordered this and had it within a week. It was just what the doctor ordered to allow my lawn tractor to pull a small utility trailer around my yard. Thanks for the perfect product! 33273






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick M05/15/2011


This was the only place I could find this particular item. I was very pleased with the transaction and very fast shipping. I've used it several times and it worked like a charm. 14092






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry T.05/05/2014


Exactly what I needed to start using my Troy Horse Tiller as a Newer Spreader (a small manure spreader) tractor. Ordered filled and delivered promptly. Works fine. 129030






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: william g04/16/2014


I went online to search for a trailer ball with a 5/8 inch shaft and E Trailer had just what I was searching for and upon ordering , it arrived very quickly.. 125488






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim W.08/11/2014


Product works great and shipping was quick. Overall price way to high but etrailer is the only game in town if you need a small shank on a 2 inch ball. 145823






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John C.11/21/2011


Simple product for unique application. (Smaller shank for garden tractor use). Delivery prompt with no issues. Will use this vendor again in the future. 27229






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan07/22/2013


It was exactly what I needed to add a ball hitch to my Craftsman Riding Mower to allow me to pull a small trailer in my yard - Shipping was fast 90801






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rebecca05/31/2011


Very fast service. The hole on lawnmower was more oval so had to drill the opening a little, but after that the hitch ball fit perfect. 15743






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roy G.02/03/2012


We needed a trailer hitch that would fit a lawn tractor..hard to find. the one sent from etrailer was perfect; we are very pleased. 30958






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron U.06/07/2012


This was the only place I could fine a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank. The purchase and shipping went perfect! Thank you! 43109






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank Hall10/28/2013


Super turn around on the order. Unusual size ball, standard delivery and I got it in 2 days. Great service. 105387






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin04/08/2013


This fit my newer 1000 series Cub Cadet so now I can move my utility trailer around when I need to. 74802






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian M.04/13/2012


The product is great, fits my lawn tractor perfectly, and service could not be better. 37152






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: david02/27/2012


Yay. I can tow with my Craftsman lawn tractor :-) excelent product fast shipping. 32663






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garry04/05/2013


could not find ball w/ 5/8" shaft locally, was very pleased to get it from you. 74493






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: keith02/25/2011


i couldnt find this 5/8 shank anywhere locally - thanks for the fast delivery. 7890






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: IVAN07/07/2014


AS EXPECTED.....FAST DELIVERY....HARD TO FIND BALLS THAT FIT A LAWNMOWER!!! 139627






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron-O04/28/2014


The product was perfect and E-trailer was great to deal with. ThankYou 127723






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Laura08/05/2014


Arrived on time as promised in perfect condition. Would order again. 144355






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerald01/24/2013


Only one that I could find that fit the hitch on my lawn tractor. 64054






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave C.05/29/2014


Perfect hitch for the tractor! Timely delivery on the order. 133254






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Arthur Parks09/09/2012


The exact trailer hitch ball I needed and when I needed it. 54135






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Corey11/22/2011


Great product selection, good price and very fast delivery. 27287






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BC11/21/2013


WOW! Fast delivery. Good product, exactly what we wanted! 108027






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott H.04/27/2012


Fits Murray riding lawn mower.....just what I needed!!!!! 38613






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lee Cox03/15/2013


Fits on my lawn tractor , made it easy to install... 70936




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Expert Answers about Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank - Zinc - CB-20ZDo you have a question about this Balls?


  • Trailer Hitch Ball for a Craftsman YTS3000 Riding Lawn Mower Will 2 Inch Hitch Ball CB-20Z Fit
  • The shank of the ball is 5/8 inch diameter. If your lawn mower has a place for a ball, measure the hole and see what the diameter of the ball hole is. You will basically be measuring to see if the diameter of the ball hole on the lawn mower is large enough to accept the 5/8 inch diameter bolt on the bottom of the hitch ball. If you need a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball with a 5/8 inch shank you can use part # CB10Z. If it is not 5/8 inch or larger, then unfortunately this ball will not fit. If...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch Ball with a 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank
  • The shank on the CURT Ball, # C40034, is 1 inch in diameter. If the ball mount on your mower has a 1 inch diameter hole, the ball with fit. We do have a couple of hitch balls with a 5/8 diameter shank. From Brophy, we have # CB-20Z (2 inch diameter ball) or # CB10Z (1-7/8 inch diameter).
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Recommendation for a Bumper Hitch on a 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
  • I would need to know the hole diameter in the bumper of your 1998 Ford Explorer. If it is smaller than the 1 inch shank on ball # 63845, the next size down would be a shank with a 3/4 inch diameter, # TR63822, rated for 3,500 pounds. Down from 3/4 inch we have a 5/8 inch diameter shank, # CB-20Z, which you normally see on lawn mowers and other small equipment so it is highly unlikely it will fit. The best way to measure the opening on the bumper would be to use a sett of dial calipers...
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