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HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball

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  • Weight Distribution
  • Carrying Tool
  • HitchGrip
This tool makes it easy to install, remove, and carry your heavy weight distribution head assembly. No need to strain your back or get dirty or oily. It uses leverage to enable better distribution of weight for easy and clean maneuvering. Call 800-298-8924 to order HitchGrip accessories and parts part number 303-HG-712 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all HitchGrip products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.



HitchGrip Accessories and Parts - 303-HG-712

This tool makes it easy to install, remove, and carry your heavy weight distribution head assembly. No need to strain your back or get dirty or oily. It uses leverage to enable better distribution of weight for easy and clean maneuvering.


Features:

  • Carrying tool allows you to lift, carry, install, and remove your ball mount or weight distribution head assembly with ease
    • Avoid grease and dirt to keep hands clean
  • Glass-filled nylon body and handle evenly distribute the weight of your ball mount
    • Ergonomic design reduces stress and risk of back strain
  • Tungsten carbide tips firmly grip and hold the hitch ball
    • Powder coated, 12-gauge steel plates reinforce carbide tips for added strength
  • Simple, easy-to-use design with no moving parts
    • Position HitchGrip on your hitch ball
    • Lift and slide the ball mount in or out of the receiver
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: ball mounts and weight distribution head assemblies with a 2-5/16" ball
    • Maximum recommended drop: 4-1/4" from top of hitch head to top of receiver opening
  • Lifetime warranty


Easily Install, Remove, and Carry Your Hitch Head

HitchGrip Carry

The HitchGrip is a simple tool that makes it easy to install, remove, and maneuver your weight distribution head assembly. Dealing with an oversized ball mount or heavy weight distribution head can be a real headache. These assemblies can be heavy, awkward to handle, dirty, and genuinely uncooperative. But with the HitchGrip carrying tool, you can do what is needed with your assembly as quickly, cleanly, and painlessly as possible.


The HitchGrip makes it easy to get a good grip on your head assembly. As a result, you won't drop your expensive, heavy equipment, nor will you strain your back trying to awkwardly carry it. It also allows for proper leverage so that you don't have to wiggle and shake the assembly to install or remove it. This saves time and eliminates frustration. And because you don't actually have to touch your head assembly when you use the HitchGrip, you can avoid getting grease and grime onto your hands. This allows you to go from task to task without needing to clean your hands in between.


How to Use the HitchGrip Carrying Tool

HitchGrip Usage Example

First, position the HitchGrip to the side of your hitch ball with the handle pointing toward the rear of your vehicle. Then tilt the tool downward and slide it onto the ball to engage. Make sure that the HitchGrip is centered over the ball mount or hitch head so that the weight will be evenly distributed. Then lift up on the handle of the HitchGrip so that the carbide tips grip the underside of the ball. Once the tool has a good grip on the ball, you can carry and maneuver your ball mount with ease. When you install your ball mount in your hitch receiver, you can also use the HitchGrip to easily line up the hitch pin holes.


Recommended Clearance for Drop Hitches

If your ball mount or head assembly is in the drop position, the HitchGrip may not work on your setup. In order to ensure a good grip and proper leverage, it is recommended that you have at least 4-1/4" between the top of the hitch head and the top of your trailer hitch receiver. If there isn't enough space between the tool and the top of the hitch head you may not be able to get your hand securely around the handle.



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Video of HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball


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Video Transcript for HitchGrip Weight Distribution Head Assembly Carrying Tool Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Hitch Grip Carrying Tool for weight distribution head assemblies, part number 303-HG-712. The Hitch Grip Carrying Tool allows you to lift, carrying, install, and remove your ball mount of weight distribution head assembly with ease. The glass filled nylon handle and body evenly distribute the weight of your ball mount, and the ergonomic design reduces stress on our back. The tungsten carbide grips your ball mount, and the steel reinforcement adds extra strength. The hitch grip works with ball mounts and weight distribution head assemblies with a 2-5/16" ball. The maximum recommended drop for your hitch is 4-1/4" from the top of the hitch head to the top of the receiver opening. The hitch grip comes with a lifetime warranty.

Now we'll show you how this works. To use our hitch grip we're going to line it up on either side of our hitch ball. We'll slide it over while slowly tilting down our handle, then we can lift it up evenly. We want to make sure that our handle is facing towards our shank. This is going to give us even distribution of the weight and make it easier to lift up into our hitch. Now we can easily lift up our assembly head, line it up, and insert it into our hitch. Now you'll notice how greasy our ball is.

This will make is easier to move on to different tasks like loading up the rest of your camper or a trailer. Once we get to our camp site and unhook our trailer we can easily use your hitch grip to remove our weight distribution head assembly. We'll start by removing our pin and clip, attach our hitch grip, and place it inside our RV for storage. The hitch grip can easily be stored in any small compartment for easy access later. That's going to be our completed look at the Hitch Grip Carrying Tool for Weighted Distribution Head Assemblies, part number 303-HG-712..


Customer Reviews

HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball - 303-HG-712

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

This tool makes it easy to install, remove, and carry your heavy weight distribution head assembly. No need to strain your back or get dirty or oily. It uses leverage to enable better distribution of weight for easy and clean maneuvering.

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Looks like a good product, but unfortunately it won't work for me. I ordered it along with a Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight distribution hitch. Unfortunately when my Airstream dealer installed the hitch on my 2017 Ford F250 I found there is too much of a drop between the stinger and the ball mount for my hand to fit when using this carrying tool. I'll have to return it and come up with some other way to lift the 58lb weight of the BO hitch head bolted to the 2½ stinger. 462533



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I just got it and have not used it on a trip but have tested it on my hitch-ball assembly. It is well made. The handle is a plastic composite but it is very strong. My only caution would be to MAKE SURE you are properly hooked on the ball, just like they instruct. My hitch-ball assembly must weigh at least 40 lbs and if you are not properly attached to the hitch-ball and drop it on your foot you are taking a trip to the ER. Keep your feet out from under it! 382612



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This tool looks sturdy and well made. I believe that some more design thought should have gone into this product however. Like a movable jaw that grips the ball tighter as more upward force is applied so as to not knock the hitch from the tool and onto your foot or leg. Seems like it is too easy to slide the tool off of the ball laterally. My thoughts. 391841



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Good little tool. This makes removing, moving and installing the heavy hitch used on large travel trailers. Keeps you hands clean also. The tool locks around the ball and when lifted keeps the tongue level so that it easily slides into the receiver. 381586



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Haven't officially used this product but just had to check the fit on my hitch. I just recently bought my weight dist. hitch and my back was surprised at how heavy and awkward it was to handle. This will be an awesome addition to my equipment . 427655



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This makes it a great deal easier to lift my ball hitch with out pain. With lower back issues it was painful lifting the hitch assembly and carrying it to my truck. With this hitch grip tool it balances the weight and makes it easier. 428694



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This thing is a life saver, or should I say back saver. It is so much easier to handle the WD Head Assembly with the HitchGrip than just trying to grab it with your hands. Great product and fast shipping from etrailer! 426956



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Being a hands on mechanic this seems to be a very well made product. Have only used it once but I can tell you that it will be a hugh back saver. Again etrailer has come through with a great product. 464987



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Have not had an opportunity to try it but now that I have it I doubt it will be as effective as advertised. I cannot see how it will hold the hitch ball securely. It seems vastly overpriced 462776



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This product help a lot when handling the hitch. What took two hands now only one hand. Stability is when carrying is great. For beginning senior citizen this tool is must have. 383341



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I love this product. It's well made and works as advertised. It takes about all the strain from my back. Installing and removing the weight distribution hitch is so easy now. 377559



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Nice piece of kit to keep hands off of greasy hitch ball. Also makes placing hitch into receiver simple and again keeps fingers out of the way. 466110



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This is a must have for anyone with a w/d hitch. It works great with mine and makes putting the hitch into the receiver so much easier. 461230



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I've had back surgery and this hitchgrip carrying tool made it so much easier to carry my head assembly. Highly recommend this tool 437208



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This is good. First time I have been able to but my Husky trailer hitch in one handed where was this when i bought my HDW. 380952



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For the most part the HitchGrip works pretty well for the few times I have used it. I just need more working time with it. 421803



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Bought for Christmas gifts for Son’s both have trailers and use large receiver hitches. Work well for them! 462464



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Easy to use, saves my back and leaves my hands clean. Appears to be well constructed and a good design. 384799



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Light weight, assists in install of hitch with less effort and avoids handling greased areas. 468029



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Looked very good. Bought it for my son and friend whom both have trailers and use sway bars. 426874



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Only gave it a 3 because have not used it yet. Will at least keep my hands clean of grease! 455569



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As with previous order I got great customer service and exactly what I wanted and ordered 464995



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This purchase went "exactly" as I anticipated. Great follow up from etrailer. Thank you. 429374



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worked perfect worth every penny for someone with only 1 hand to be independent! 387365



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simple product that aids in lifting equalizer hitch assembly. 461213



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This tool will assist with moving the trailer hitch around. 463404



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This an excellent product...easy to install & works great! 412555



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Very good service, personnel is friendly, and helpful. 460716



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got it today and used it. What a difference it made. 460827



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Purchasing as a gift, mine is invaluable 398666



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Does just what is advertised 461306



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Works as advertised 439266



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Makes life easier. 396036



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works great 428425



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Works great 386315


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  • Carrier Tool that Grabs the Hitch Ball
  • It sounds like you're referring to the HitchGrip Carrying Tool which is part # 303-HG-712. It's techincally designed for carrying a heavy weight distribution head but could be used for any ball mount. It's a reasonably new product and so far people love it. The only catch is that it only works with a 2-5/16 inch ball. I've linked a video review for you.
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  • Comparing Reese Strait Line vs Steady Flex Hitch for Ease of Removal for Storage
  • The Reese Steady Flex # RP66560 will be 75 lbs total and the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084 will be 113 lbs. The complexity of the systems to disconnect for storage will be similar, so I would just mark the trailer for easy reinstallation. The Strait-Line is a better system for sway control, so that is my recommendation for you. It appears more complex with the cams, but to remove it is really the same number of bolts. You will want to make sure...
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  • HitchGrip Compatibility With Adjustable Ball Mount With 2-5/8 Inches Between Ball And Drop Shank
  • I have some photos attached to help you with the dimensions of the HitchGrip # 303-HG-712. From the center of the ball to the outside edge of the handle and outside curve of the hitch ball clamp is 2-1/2 inches, so based on the 2-5/8 inch clearance between the ball and the draw bar, you will be able to use this to transport your adjustable ball mount with 2-5/16 inch hitch ball.
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  • Maximum Drop that Hitch Grip Carrying Tool Can be Used With
  • The maximum recommended drop position of the HitchGrip Carrying Tool # 303-HG-712 is 4-1/2 inches.
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  • Recommendations For Moving A Kayak Trailer Around By Hand
  • The HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball # 303-HG-712 cannot move a trailer, because you will have the coupler side not the hitch ball side of the assembly to work with. My recommendation to move you Trailx Kayak Trailer around is to use the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Dual Pull Trailer Dolly - 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - Steel - 600 lbs # MT70881.
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  • Options for Carrying a Weight Distribution System Head or Ball Mount
  • The HitchGrip Carrying Tool # 303-HG-712 is only available in one size and fits a 2-5/16 inch ball. The size of the weight distribution head or ball mount really doesn't affect its use other than the weight. This is the only carrying tool we offer.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Carrier
  • The HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball # 303-HG-712 will not work with a 2 inch ball. You may be interested in the Classic Accessories Tow Bar and Weight Distribution Tote - 36" x 11" Wide x 8" Tall # CA80113 which will also allow you to carry and stow your system.
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  • Tools for Carrying a Weight Distribution System with a 2 Inch Hitch Ball Attached
  • The HitchGrip Carrying Tool for Weight Distribution Head Assembly with 2-5/16" Ball # 303-HG-712 is not available for a 2 inch hitch ball. There is not another carrier that utilizes the hitch ball for the carrying of the unit. You may however be interested in using the Classic Accessories Tow Bar and Weight Distribution Tote - 36" x 11" Wide x 8" Tall - # CA80113 to lift and transport your system. The handles of this tote are obviously made to be strong enough to lift and maneuver the system.
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