This is Diversi-Tech Adjustable Solid Aluminum Ball Mount, part number DTSTBM6800. The ball mount is made from an aircraft grade billet aluminum. It is made from a single piece of aluminum, machined down into our ball mount. It is designed to fit 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitches. It is rated for up to 10,000 lbs trailer weight and up to 1,500 lbs tongue weight. It will provide a 9 inch rise or an 8 inch and can be adjusted in 1 inch increments. On the ball platform are 2 fixed balls. A common 2 inch and a larger 2-5/16. To attach the ball platform to our shank we are going to unlock the Allen bolt on the side and remove it. There is a second Allen bolt that locks into one of the adjustment holes on our shank, so again we are going to use our Allen key and undo this bolt from the front of the platform. We do not need to remove it, just back it out until it is flush on the inside of the ball platform. Next, we can slide it on to our ball mount, and begin to tighten the bolt down. You will know it is seated properly on one of the adjustment holes when you can get this bolt flush with the face of the ball platform. Once we have our adjustment bolt set, we will re-install our locking bolt on the side. This ball mount also uses Diversi-Tech adjusting system. The adjusting system puts tension between our ball mount and the inside of our receiver hitch to remove any hitch noise. Tighten the bolt and the adjustment pin pops out, removing any gap between the ball mount and the receiver hitch. And that is it for the Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount, part number DTSTBM6800.
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