Today we are going to show you part number 80412 from Hidden Hitch. What we have here is a ball mount that is adjustable for a 2 inch trailer hitch and is also rated for 6000 pounds. A couple specs on this is it has a maximum rise of 8.3 inches and the maximum of 9.6 inches. Also the tongue weight can handle 600 pounds. It is really to adjust up and down. We will show you that in just a second. And also the ball measure 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole on the end. The platform itself is about 3/4 of an inch thick and requires a hitch ball that uses a 1 inch diameter shank. First when we install it it will be very simple. You can either install it in the drop position like this or if your trailer sits higher and your truck sits lower you can put it in the rise position. So if you decide to use it that way you can install the other half in whichever position you would use it. Down there or increments all the way to the top. You can also use it in the inverted position also like this. Again you can use it either way. There you have it for part number 80412 from Hidden Hitch, the adjustable ball mount for 2 inch receivers.
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