Today we are going to show you part number CAB-6W from Convert-A-Ball. What we have here is a cushioned 6-way multi hitch ball mount. It is a real nice unit here and it contains all 3 ball sizes, 1-7/8,2 inch and 2-5/16. This product will also work with pintle rings and clevis pins. What is nice about the Convert-A-Ball units is they all come with a cushioned ball mount system. Basically what it is is 2 bushings in front and behind the hitch pin that will absorb any extra shock or vibrations as you are pulling it down the road. This is a designed to be used for a 2 inch receivers only. It is rated for a class 4 application. Its maximum capacity is rated for up to 10,000 pounds for a trailer and 1,000 pounds tongue weight. We will go ahead and install it into our hitch here and show you how it looks.
Depending on what kind of trailer you are going to use you have 3 different choices the hitch ball. You have the 1-7/8, the 2 inch and the 2-5/16 ball. So obviously whichever size you are going to use the ball stays on top and you just slide it into the hitch. Then put your regular 5/8 pin and clip to install it. If you want to is it in pintle assembly just go ahead and flip it over and then to use it in the pintle configuration we will pull out our safety pin here and pull out this large hitch pin. Then you just run your pintle into place and reinstall your pin then safety clip. There you have it for part number CAB-6W from Convert-A-Ball, the cushioned 6 way multi hitch ball mount.
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