This is a ball mount that uses a 2 inch and 2 5/16 ball. As you can see this is an adjustable ball mount which means that this platform here can travel up and down as necessary. Theres two locks on here that use coke machine keys, theres one up top right here. This lock controls the pin that locks it into the hitch. This lock here facilitates the adjustments up and down the shank. Well show you how the locks work starting with the hitch pin. Basically you take the key and twist it and you can see how the pin retracts when you want to slide it into the hitch. When you have it in the right spot, take the key back and it forces the pin back out. This does so on both sides. With the same key you can go down here, it pretty much works the same way, it just allows it to adjust in different increments.
We will install it in our two inch receiver hitch here, and show you how the pin works. You get it lined up and take your key, twist it, you see it comes through the hole and thats all it needs. In fact if it goes off to one side it will sit flush with or a little bit below it. That wont hurt a thing because anything that sticks past the hitch is not being used anyway. So you can tow with that being perfectly flush. Well show you the adjustments of the ball mount again as well. Like before, take your key and unlock it. Take it off and you can see you have seven indentions you can use the change the height of the ball mount. While talking about the ball mount itself you can see it has a 2 inch ball on one side and a 2 5/16 inch ball on the other. As you can see on the inside it uses the same pin and key combination, you turn it and it locks into place. The total capacity for this hitch is 1500 pounds tongue weight, and 10000 pounds gross trailer weight. Also as one final note, as a storage option you can take this part here and reverse it on the other side so it takes up less space in your storage spot. Theres an indent on the back side of it too, so you can lock it in position and it takes up less space in your tool box. Also Id like to point out the structure of this ball mount is aluminum. There you have it for part # DTALBM6800 from Diversitech.
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