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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Item # EQ90-02-4600
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Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches. 1-800-940-8924 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4600 or order online at Free expert support on all Equal-i-zer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4600

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 4 Inch Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • Square - 8 Inch Rise
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Equal-i-zer

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems
  • 6 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your application
  • Dipped steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 4"
  • Overall dimensions: 18" long x 9-1/2" high
  • Distance from center of pin hole to back of adjustable shank: 13"
  • Distance between adjustment pin hole to hitch pin hole (center-on-center): 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of adjustment shank: 15"
  • Spacing between adjustment pin holes: 1-1/4"

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90-02-4600 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 18" Long

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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4600

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (398 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


This hitch gave me the extra clearance I needed to be ble to open my tailgate with the trailer in place. It changed the flex point on the trailer ball a little but not enough to make a difference. It solved a problem for me.


This was a great purchase I have a ram 1500 with a 5 7 bed. I was hesitant that I would not have enough clearance for the golf cart with the tailgate down but after finding this wdh it did the job. Of course I had to lengthen my chains and extend my 7 pin cable but this does the job and worlds great with the weight distribution. My first time out I got stuck in a tight camping spot but even in a tight spot never made contact with my tailgate. I absolutely recommend and will post pictures. Ram 1500 5.7 hemi


Allowed me to put my golf cart in the back of my truck with the tailgate down and still pull my camper.


The 18" long, 4" drop Equal-i-zer shank was the perfect replacement for my current shank. I now have enough clearance to drop my tailgate in virtually any position with my RV attached. All I had to do is remove the old hitch and transfer it to my my new shank (about 5 minutes). I should have done this years ago.


I purchased this to replace my 12” long hitch. This allowed me to keep my tailgate down and pull my camper. The hitch came in 2 days and took 10 min to swap the head from my Husky Weight Distribution Hitch. Still has the same 14,000lb rating as the 12” I took off. Of course my wife and kids were happy that we were able to take the golf cart for the first time with the camper. Great product! For reference, my truck is a 2015 Sierra 2500HD duramax pulling a 2018 Cruiser Embrace EL280 @ 6360lb dry.


I needed a longer shank for my Equalizer E4 hitch so I could open the tailgate of my truck and I wanted one of known quality so I ordered the one made by Equalizer. The spacing of the holes was identical so I was able to just swap the head over to the same hole positions. It moved the ball back six inches and since I needed a little more tongue weight anyway, the move was perfect. The extra length accomplished both goals. Great service from etrailer once again at a price that was very good and free shipping too.



The product is fine and the service from etrailer was exceptional as usual. I ordered the wrong extension, but thats not your fault. I need to replace it with the correct one sooner or later. etrailer is always the first place I check for things when I need them.


Toughest shanks on the planet that we have found for our customers come from etrailer and Equalizer (Progress Mfg). Don't let trying to save a few bucks put your rig at risk like the cast iron drawbar did in the photo below that was sent to me by a customer. If you buy the cheapest shanks, make sure you have good safety chains you will likely need them. Get the best from etrailer, Equalizer.


Totally satisfied with price, shipping and quality. Solved my tailgate problem, while still maintaining the integrity of the Equalizer WDH system. The additional 6” allows me to drop the tailgate while still hooked to the trailer. Thanks for the prompt shipping


I have a 2019 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 6.4 bed and this gives plenty of room for the tailgate to be down for hauling my golf cart. The shank is very heavy duty. As always, etrailer has fast shipping and great resources that helped me to know this was exactly what I needed.


My husband wanted this 18" thingy so he could put down the back tailgate on the truck with the RV attached. He took the truck and the RV to our local RV place. For a couple of packs of soda and a big smile, they put this on for him. He could have done it with some effort. But, they had the tools and the time. He is now very happy. He says every time, everything he has bought from etrailer has been the exact product he has wanted. Never a problem.

John C.




We went from a 1994 Chevrolet C1500 to a 2018 F150. The receiver hitch was 3” higher on the Ford. The shank we had would not give me enough drop and the F150 tailgate could not be opened without hitting the RV’s tongue jack. This shank solved both problems. Excellent!


Was truly excited to follow my order from being place to my front door. Upon going to take the package from my front stoop I noticed that the packaging had been destroyed. I opened the box and the amount of scratches on the shank will result in a rusty mess.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


That is disappointing. Customer Service will be reaching out to you. Here are also some tips on rust prevention:


This hitch extension works great. I am able to lower my tail gate down now. I have zero issues with it.


Just as described. In stock and shipped immediately. You guys rock!


Love that I can keep the tailgate down. Also can take sharper turns backing up!


Perfect solution for our towing issue.


I needed some extra length so that I could haul a Razor Trail SxS in my pick up bed with the tailgate down while pulling my 34’ trailer. I thought about a hitch extension, but that cut my tongue weight by 1/3- 1/2. I found this extra long hitch shank that provided an extra 5 “ of length. It appears strong. I tried it and now I have a tighter turning radius that should work. I also bought tailgate bars to add strength to the tailgate supports. Paul at etrailer was great to work with, and the part arrived within a few days.


I ordered an 18" shank on May 11,2022 and it was delivered on May 17,2022. The problem is they sent me the wrong item. I notified them on the 17th and they said they would send the correct part out and provide me with information to send the incorrect part back. I called this morning May 24,2022 and they still cannot tell me when the correct item will be shipped. If you need your parts fast and correct you may want to consider another vendor. I will update this rating when I finally get the correct part.


I bought the extended shank as we have a golf cart. I am able to tow with the golf cart in bed of truck while towing our Jayco Jay flight with no problems. I have about 2 inches clearance between the tail gate and my electric tongue jack. I have had no issues, even while making tight turns. This is a well built overall a Great product.


What a beast! I needed this to lower the nose on my Trailer slightly and to be able to open the hatch on our 2015 Yukon with the trailer attached. THis heavy hunk of iron fits the bill.

We needed about 3” in extra length. This provided 6” and works perfectly.

As usual, the shipping and CS from etrailer was stellar. The product was slightly delayed at the mfr and they were very helpful in further holding the shipment as we were out of town during the updated delivery timeframe. So, as scheduled, I got an email the day we agreed upon that the shipment was leaving. Two days back home and everything showed up.


1st time using etrailer. Couldn’t be more satisfied. Placed order received in 3 days. Price extremely fair and competitive. Was Leary when placing order..but totally surprised and pleased with results. Heavy 18” equalizer hitch. Thought I’d might get a knockoff product....but no. The original unit from manufacturer. Will use again. Doug-wisconsin


Fit well and allowed me to tow my rv with the truck gate down which was needed when the ATV was there. Rv towed the same as it did with the shorter shank.


Exactly what I needed to pull my trailer with the tailgate down.


It's the fix you need if you want your tailgate down and pull a trailer. Over a year and many miles with flawless results.
It's real heavy duty so don't get cheap hardware. Buy the best for the best as you have a lot riding on this thing.


Works Perfectly!!! Exactly what I needed!!! Great product!!

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