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

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

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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.


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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 bottom of hitch ball (top of hitch head) to top of receiver opening
  • Maximum ball neck diameter: 1-5/16"
  • Lifetime warranty


Note: The HitchGrip cannot fit around a ball neck with a diameter greater than 1-5/16".

HitchGrip Maximum Ball Neck Diameter

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 no more than 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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for HitchGrip Accessories and Parts 303-HG-712 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the hitch grip carrying tool. Now this carrying tool allows you to lift, carry, install, and remove your ball mount or weight distribution head assembly with ease. It also keeps your hands off of your ball mount or weight head assembly, which keeps them clean. You don't have to worry about getting them dirty or greasy anymore by using this tool. When it comes to the construction of the tool, it features that glass-filled nylon body and handle. It's also designed to evenly distribute the weight of your ball mount any time you lift with the tool.Also, the ergonomic design is designed so that it reduces stress and risk of back strain.

The unit features tungsten carbide tips that firmly grip and hold the hitch ball. Then we have the powder coated 12 gauge steel plates, which reinforce the carbide tips, for added strength and durability. Very simple to use. It's easy to use. There's no moving parts.

All you have to do is position the hitch grip on your hitch ball. It is designed to work with a 2 5/16" ball, so please keep that in mind.Now you can lift the unit using the tool, and you can slide the ball mount in or out of your receiver. You can easily move it from the hitch to the garage, or from the garage to the shop. It just makes transporting your ball mount or your weight distribution head assembly a lot easier. Now on heavier items like my weight distribution head assembly, it's a lot heavier than my ball mount.

So on something like this, I can definitely do it with one hand, but it's a lot more comfortable if I go ahead and bring in the other, and move it around that way. So it's easy to use, very comfortable to use.It makes the unit, your ball mount or your weight distribution head assembly feel a lot lighter than it actually is. This product is made in the USA. It's covered with a lifetime warranty. Again, it is designed for ball mounts and weight distribution head assemblies that have a 2 5/16" hitch ball.

That's going to do it for today's look at the hitch grip carrying tool.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (76 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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Works just as advertised. Trying to handle the hitch without this tool is a struggle. This makes it real easy... 565126



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I dealt with Troy and was very pleased with his understanding of what I was lookin for. As for the HitchGrip it makes moving my hitch a whole lot easier. Thank you etrailer. 568611



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Very handy tool! I have a Husky centerline and the WD head weighs 75lbs, the hitchgrip makes it much easier to move that beast around 565651



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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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Same as above. Used it now and it works well but do not hold your hitch ball assembly over your feet!

Peter C - 05/19/2018

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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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Great product and a real back saver. Keeps hands & clothes clean as well. A real bargain .

Wayne W - 06/13/2018

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



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Everything is perfect and as ordered and expected. Product works. NO issues. 561890



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



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This is a great product. I highly recommend it to anyone that does not want to strain or mess up their hands trying to carry their hitch. This tool makes it a breeze and without the accidental touching of the grease on the ball hitch. Definitely worth the good price! 510236



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Very handy to carry the ball without having to grab the whole thing. This is really helpful for the weight distribution I have, it's heavy (see photo). The other advantage is if you need to swap out your draw bar/ball and don't feel like, this helps. Thanks to George for the updates! 494082



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Purchasing as a gift, mine is invaluable 398666



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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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Worked great, and made inserting hitch easier & safer. Unfortunately a new truck requiring a 12" drop changed the layout of my hitch, and I can no longer use this. The handle now hits the drop bar. 559070



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



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



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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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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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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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Great balance. Such a simple idea that works so well. Makes it easy to carry maneuver and install weight distributing hitch head without getting greasy or breaking my back 558513



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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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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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Continue to use the product. Makes life a little easier when getting the hitch ready. A few months ago I moved up to a 4 pt hitch. The hitch head is a little heavier I am guessing - 40-50. The handle makes life easier.

Rick - 05/17/2018

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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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works as advertised, better then trying to lift by hand, and getting grease everywhere. 558422



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Nice idea to redistribute the weight of my hitch when trying to insert it into the receiver, my wife can even maneuver the heavy hitch quite nicely. 515433



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Excellent product. Really saves the bac k! 514412



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I like this product very much it helps me get my hitch in but as in anything that's heavy be very careful lifting and make sure the tool is in the proper position 512043



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Works as described 511516



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Tried this out when it came in. I like the cantilevering weight distribution that this allows when lifting the hitch head. I'm sure it will come in handy as time goes on. was able to move the hitch without getting grease all over my hands and clothes so that is a plus for sure. As always quick and easy ordering from etrailer. 511280



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The products arrived well packed. Ordering and processing was simple. The hitch grip is a neat little tool, no greasy hands and easy to put the hitch in place. 591216



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Bought as a gift to a friend and he loves it. 591184



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My favorite tool for handling that always messy and heavy chore during hookup. This tool allows you to hold the hitch unit level for attachment to the tow vehicle without getting your hands dirty and as I get older, much easier to handle the weight of this job. Great addition. 590758



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This is in my top 5 tools to ever purchase. This holder makes it so easy to carry that heavy hitch to the truck and use it to insert into the receiver. Absolutely the most valuable tool for my rv. This hitch weighs approximately 80 lbs, with the tool it is much easier to handle and not drop on my foot. 590641



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It’s really an easier way to pick up the clumsy hitch and keeps your hands cleaner 590590



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We just got this and it will be a big help picking up the wd hitch. 590445



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Since this is a Christmas gift I can not rate the product, but I can rate the communication with the company. I was extremely pleased with how they kept me informed from the time I ordered it until I received it! 590272



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Easy item to make a heavy hitch more ma nageable! 589314



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sure helped my back. Helps keep grease off me when mounting and unmounting 588270



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This gadget has impressed me! It really helps me carry and install the hitch and without getting dirty. 586590



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Excellent, easy to use. Helps balance the weight. Most importantly, keeps the hitch/ball lube off my hands. 585481



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Very fast delivery. The hitch grip tool looks very well made. I haven’t had a chance to use tool, I just had surgery. Look forward to using this tool in the future to keep the hitch grease off of me and clothing. 584881



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Love it. Makes moving much easier 505841



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Just received product. Have not had a chance to use it yet but looks to be built pretty sturdy. I have a large, equalizer style hitch that is fairly heavy so I'm hoping this will make the job of inserting into the receiver a lot less awkward. 504723



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Quite simply it works! Feels/looks well made, substantial. Wish I'd have gotten one sooner. 503138



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This is an amazing product. My wife nor I had any problem using it. Easier on the back and no greasy hands. Wish I had this years ago. 500483



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good product. Shipping to long! 493942



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Lindy was very helpful verifying the correct model for my new 19 ft TT. The hitch arrived in 2 boxes - very heavy! This hitch is built like it belongs on a tank - glad I purchased the hitchgrip carrying tool. All of the parts are heavy duty and well finished. The etrailer installation video on YouTube is very helpful to better demonstrate the installation manual instructions. My dealer installed the ball since they had the thin-wall socket. Everything installed easily and fit well. Need to load up the new TT and make final adjustments if necessary. 494337


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