This is Diversi-Tech Self-Locking Adjustable Ball Mount, part number DTALBM6400. Like other Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts, this ball mount is made from an aircraft grade billet aluminum. It is machined from a solid block of aluminum. The ball platform has 2 fixed balls. A larger 2-5/16, with a 10,000 lbs trailer capacity, and a more common 2 inch ball with a 7,500 lbs capacity. It is designed to fit 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitches and can be used in either the rise or the position. In the rise position, it will allow up to 5 inches of rise and in the position up to 4 inches. It can be adjusted in 1 inch increments. To mount our ball platform to our shank, we are going to use one of our included keys to retract our locking pin. With the pin retracted, we are able to slide it over our shank. We will position it over one of our holes, and lock it into place. This ball mount also features spring-loaded, stainless steel, anti-rattle balls. These will help keep the hitch quiet inside your receiver. You also do not need a separate pin and clip or a locking hitch pin, it is built into the ball mount and is activated with a lock on the front of the draw bar. Simply use the key, turn the lock and the pins will retract. This is a great security feature, as there is no pin that a potential thief could cut and is also very convenient, because you do not have to remember a separate pin and clip or a hitch pin. That does it for the Diversi-Tech Self-Locking Adjustable Ball Mount, part number DTALBM6400.
Today we are going to talk about ball mounts: what they are for, and what they can do for you. As you can see here, we have a variety of different types. And we are going to start off with the most basic type and go all the way up to the most advanced ones with the most adjustability to them. First, we will start off with a typical ball mount. And this configuration here is for a 2-inch receiver and also is a drop version. Basically, it is going to be 4 inches. Also, some models will have a gusset on the bottom, here, to give them a little bit added strength. Some of the typical straight ones will not have this, of course. And, depending on the materials it is made of, some will have the gusset and some will not. One other thing about ball mounts is, we have to talk about rise and drop. Basically, how they measure that is from the top of the shank down to the bottom of the plate here, that is considered the drop. And the rise position is considered this way - from the top of the shank again - well, to the top of the hitch - to the top of this plate here. And that gives you your rise measurement. So, in this case, we actually have from here to here a 4-inch drop, and then from here to here we have approximately about a 2-3/4 inch rise. And those rules apply to any ball mount out there. 1:04