Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

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  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Steel Shank
Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt ball mounts part number C45340 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Curt Ball Mounts - C45340

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.


Features:

  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball (sold separately)
  • Solid, 1-piece forged steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, carbide black powder coat finish
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 17,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,550 lbs
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 1" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


45340 Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

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Video of Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs


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Video Transcript for Curt Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - C45340 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part #C45340. This is the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" hitches. This ball mount is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank will slide into your vehicle's hitch receiver and then the ball platform is going to provide a good mounting point for your hitch ball, which is sold separately.Now when choosing the hitch ball you want to make sure that it does not exceed the ball hole diameter, which in this case, with this ball mount, is 1-1/4".This is made from a solid one piece forged steel construction, so it's a nice solid shank, no welds. The only hollow points are where your ball mount is going to go and for the hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. It has a really nice corrosion resistant carbide black powder coat finish and both the drop and rise positions are available to help ensure level towing. This mount is going to provide us with an overall length of 12-3/4".

The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of our ball hole is going to measure 8-1/2", and from the back of our ball mount to the center of our hitch pin hole, is going to measure about 2-3/4".The way this would install is you would take your ball mount and place it into the receiver tube of your hitch. Then you would line up your hitch pin holes, and secure it by installing a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately and you can refer to the ball mounts product page under related items to view those products, or you can go to our website and type in Part #PC3 and it's going to refer you to this 5/8" pin with a clip.This mount is designed to work with a 2" X 2" trailer hitch receiver. It's going to give us a maximum gross trailer weight of 17,000 lbs. and a maximum tongue weight of 2,550 lbs.

With it installed in the drop position, it's going to give us a 2" drop measuring from the inside top edge of your receiver tube of the hitch to the ball platform.If we flip it over to the rise position and again measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the top of our ball platform, it's going to give us a rise of 1".That's going to complete today's review of part #C45340. This is the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" hitches. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs - C45340

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

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Really nice heavy hitch. 497258



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70,000 miles on it. All good 437928


Comments

A++++

Chris S - 09/30/2018

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This item has some girth to it, which is great. I don't have to worry about bending or rusting. However, it did not come with a pin to hold the ball mount in place. I had to go out and purchase that at my local hardware store. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if it came with or as a "Other customers bought..." option. would be 5 if not for the missing pin. 339155


Comments

Thanks for your review and your business, Mike! We do not include the pin and clip/lock because a customer may have several different options that suit his or her application. However, I have good news! The related items for this product located at the bottom of this page show the different options. I hope this helps.

-- Laura E - 02/13/2017

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A customer service rep called to verify that this was a valid order so I am sure something triggered the call to me that didn't look right when I ordered it online. The product came quickly . I would certainly purchase from them again. Great people, good products and good prices! 459171



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Truely solid hitch, not hollow. Made for heavy towing. Quick ship, good product. 333817



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I recently installed a 18,000# DMI receiver hitch on my pickup and was looking for a similarly rated draw bar to match up with it. I use the truck on my farm for pulling heavy grain wagons and dollies. Locally the strongest draw bar I could find was 12,000# so I turned to the internet and found the heaviest rating at etrailer.com at 17,000#. After placing the order I decided I should have also ordered a compatible ball at the same time. I placed another call to etrailer with my request and the helpful order rep was able to make it happen. Very helpful customer service folks and very prompt shipping. I am well satisfied all the way around. 345542


Comments

Your product is doing its job fine. It is only used intermittently, but is always up to the task. A good product

Rick M - 02/26/2018

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Product was well packaged and shipped q uickly 677891



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Very heavy duty hitch, fit into truck perfectly, ball attached easily as well. Definitely very good quality especially when comparing it to other hitches I have. 669697



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This is the best and strongest ball mount that exceeds my requirements . Also, it’s well made and nice in appearance. The ball is a great one too, but it could use a place to hold with a wrench during tightening and torquing the nut. Please incorporate my suggestion. Thanks 660762



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Solid, quick direct shipping, great sales staff 633772



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Aces 629170



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I got the stuff and in great time too.. .Thanks 604169



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Exactly as represented and came faster than expected. 540750



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Insane quick shipping Less than 24 ho urs 529767



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looks as if this will take a load off my mind. nice appearance and finish. 501884



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They shipped faster than expected at a lower cost! These guys are good! 485465



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Good Over All Buying Experience. 467932



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Great product exactly what I was looking for one solid piece and high-quality. I need a few more things that I need and will use etrailer from now on. 465708



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Exactly what I wanted. Fast shipping. 458771



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`Great price on a big hunk of metal 455148



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I love the idea that this hitch has no welds anywhere and its rated for 17000 lbs. It Makes me feel more confident when it is under my 13,000 lbs haul and I don't have to worry about the possibility of crack or breakage at the weld. 453621



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It’s the solid steel hitch , to pull my 20 foot car trailer without any failure 445620



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I purchased the Curt ball mount over a year ago and put it to work immediately. We have a trailer hooked to it 7 days a week and tow about 750+ miles a week per truck. I cannot tust any light duty ball mount to hold up to the continued use we put them through. Curt heavy duty is all we purchase for our trucks and I have never had a problem with them. 435750



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I use this everyday. I feel secure when pulling my 14000 lb. dump trailer. 434621



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Great product, I tow a 30ft enclosed car hauler with now worries. 358864



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Great durable product. Etrailer has excellent service. 355805



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Fits great. Great price 343063



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always a pleasure to deal with Etrailer! 285327



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I ordered the hitch, receiver, and wiring kit for our work van. They arrived in a timely manner and were a breeze to install, thanks to the great instructions. Really helped to be able to watch the video on the website on the installation procedures. 235316



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Needed a hitch and wiring for my plumbing van. Etrailer had the best selection, price, and installation videos / guides. The electrical was super easy as well as the trailer hitch installation. I did it myself without helpers on my garage floor in 20 minutes. All you need is a 3/4 inch deep socket, 1/2 ratchet, flat head screw driver and torque wrench. 212239



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Great Product very heavy duty .. looks nice fit is on the money .. ball is heavy duty solid .. very happy .. A+++++ 202805



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Nice Ball Mount at a good price. Much better finish then the local farm store had available. Great service from etrailer also. 181263



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I bought a multitude of boat trailer parts from etrailer. The parts I was able to find in one place completely finished off my new boat trailer that I had built and for a fraction of the cost. 172438



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Looks like this will be heavy enough for what I need to do. Good service from etrailer. 169118



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This baby is HEAVY DUTY! Would probably be able to pull the empire state building and Its made from a solid chunk of steel so if you are in a bad neighborhood you can take off your hitch and use it as a weapon. 163164



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Just like the description. This this is Heavy duty for sure. 161337



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Fast ship... excellent price point.. great communication. The product was as described and very nicely made in the U.S. I would use etrailer again Thanks 158033



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only mounted the ball...have not towed trailer yet 143543


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  • How to Torque Hitch Ball When Installing into Ball Mount
  • We don't have a combo of the Curt Hitch Ball # C40008 and Curt Ball Mount # C45340. The ball mount is extremely heavy-duty, rated up to 17,000 pounds. I think it's safe to assume you don't have a torque wrench rated up to 450 foot pounds just laying around. In which case you'll never really measure it at 450. When tightening the ball you want to make sure you get the lock washer so that it's completely flat. One way to help you do this is to put the ball mount in your hitch receiver...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 RAM 1500
  • For your 2019 Ram 1500 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 41913 which has very high towing capacities of up to 15,000 lb total trailer weight. Looks like you already have a 7-way connector next to your license plate which your factory brake controller is connected to as well. You really only would need a higher capacity ball mount and you'd be set. For that we have the part # C45340 which has a 2 inch drop or the part # C45341 which has a 4 inch drop. Then for a hitch ball the part...
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  • 2-Inch 16K-Rated Ball Mount with Minimal Amount of Drop
  • The Curt 17K-rated Ball Mount # C45340 that you referenced has 1-inch of rise or 2-inches of drop depending on how you choose to use it. This is a Class IV ball mount. The other Class IV option with a capacity near to this (16K) and with NO drop or rise is Gen-Y item # 325-GH-051. This ball mount has two built-in hitch balls, a 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch, that are integrated into the ball mount. There is no need to purchase separate hitch balls or to deal with torqueing the hitch ball. We...
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  • Can the Ball Mount # C45340 be Ordered with the Curt Hitch Ball # C40008 Already Installed
  • I do have a solution for you, but we do not install parts like the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340 and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40008 before shipping them out. Any ball mounts that come with a hitch ball installed come like that directly from the manufacturer. If you do not need the full 17,000 lb capacity of the ball mount # C45340 that you referenced then you can use the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45331 which is essentially the same exact ball mount with a 2-5/16"...
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  • Is it Okay for Ball Mount to Move in Trailer Hitch Receiver Some
  • What you are describing is actually pretty normal for a ball mount. There is almost always some tolerance between the trailer hitch receiver and the ball mount (or accessory) being installed which is why there are a variety of anti-rattle devices out there. Some accessories and ball mounts come with them built-in but if you have a standard ball mount there are aftermarket anti-rattle devices you can use. Technically the tolerance you have is fine but if you want to get rid of it we do have...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation for Curt Ball Mount C45340
  • The ball hole diameter for the part # C45340 is 1-1/4 inch. For a 2 inch hitch ball to fit this the part # A-90 would work great as it would fit the ball hole diameter and it has a 10k capacity.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1989 Chevy K3500 with 10 Inch Deep Drop Bumper
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41528 does indeed fit your 1989 Chevy K3500 truck with deep drop bumper. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight when not using weight distribution. If you want a hitch that has a little more wiggle room in terms of capacity you can use # C15317 which is rated for 16,000 pounds when not using weight distribution. Be sure to check the capacity of your truck and go by whichever has the lower capacity; the hitch or the truck. If you go with hitch #...
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  • Are there Stainless Steel or Aluminum Ball Mounts
  • There have been stainless steel ball mounts in the past but they were pricey so aluminum is the way to go now. Aluminum offers corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and a lower cost compared to stainless steel so it would make a good option for you. I have included a link to the right to the aluminum ball mounts we carry. I have also included a link to a help article that covers how to measure to get a ball mount with the proper rise or drop needed to tow a trailer level. Aluminum...
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  • Recommended 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball for Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340
  • The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches # C45340 referenced in your question has a ball hole diameter of 1-1/4 inches. You will just need to make sure that the hitch ball you choose will fit this opening. For example, the B&W 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball # BWHB94050 has a shank diameter of 1-1/4 inches, so it will work well with the Curt Ball Mount. The shank length on this hitch ball is 2-1/2 inches, which is also compatible with the platform thickness on the Curt Ball Mount....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Hauling Car Trailer
  • I would love to get you the correct hitch and ball mount for your F-250, but could you tell me what year your F-250 is? I would need to know that in order to get you the correct hitch.
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  • Can Flash Ball Mount be Used for Trailer With GVWR of 15,000 lbs?
  • The Flash Ball Mount # DTBM5400 you purchased does have a tongue weight capacity of 2,000 lbs but its towing capacity is actually 14,000 lbs. The GVWR of your trailer is 15,000 lbs, which is the max capacity it can handle so with 10,000 lbs of tractor and gear, the weight of the trailer is going to determine if the Flash and its 14,000 lb capacity can accommodate your needs. If the trailer and gear is at or close to 14,000 lbs I recommend going with a higher capacity ball mount. In regards...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation With Near Zero Rise/Drop
  • The ball mount we have that has the closest rise/drop to 0 is the Convert a Ball part # AMSC2 which has a rise of 3/4 inches when fliped in rise position. With the tongue weight of the trailer loaded this should compress the vehicle suspension enough that you'd be right at level. For a 2 inch ball you'd then want the part # 40038 or for a 2-5/16 inch ball part # 63847.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1998 GMC Pickup with 10 Inch Deep Drop Bumper
  • To get the highest towing capacity available on your 1998 GMC Truck I suggest the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15317. This hitch has a gross trailer weight of 16,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 2,400 pounds. Of course you'll want to verify your truck's towing capacity since it will be the limited factor. All of the hardware is included to bolt this to your truck's frame. If you also need a ball mount, # C45340. This will keep you around the same weight capacity...
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  • Will the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount Part # C45340 Fit a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount part # C45340 that you referenced has a 2,550 lb tongue weight (TW) and 17,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) rating. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically between 10-15% of its gross trailer weight so this ball mount would be plenty for your trailer. In order to add a hitch ball you are going to want to use part # A-90 for 2" or part # A-6 for 2-5/16". Please keep in mind that this ball mount has a 1" rise and 2" drop. I recommend taking a...
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  • Solution for Needing Curt Ball Mount and Hitch Ball in 1 inch Drop Position Over 1 inch Rise
  • Since we do not have a version of the # C45331 with the setup in the rise position instead of the drop position your best option would be to remove the ball and reinstall it in the rise position or go with the part # C45340 and # C40008 which you could then attach to the ball mount in the rise position. The demand for ball mounts in the drop position is much more than in the rise position as tow vehicles generally are getting taller and taller while trailers mainly are staying same height....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2003 Freightliner Sprinter
  • I do have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2003 Freightliner Sprinter but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13255 is only confirmed to fit a Sprinter from 2007-2016. As you have a 2003 the correct hitch for you is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 14250. If you plan to be towing a trailer in the future then you will also need a wiring harness and ball mount/hitch ball. For a wiring harness I recommend using the Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit with 4 Pole Trailer...
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  • How to Use Friction Sway Control Unit on Pickup with 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
  • The Reese # RP45322 ball mount fits 2-1/2-inch hitch receivers. We do offer add-on sway control brackets for 2-inch and 1-1/4-inch ball mounts, parts # RP26003 and # RP26005, that fit right over a ball mount and that are held in place with the hitch ball. We do not offer one of these to fit a 2-1/2-inch ball mount, however. But we do have a weld-on Sway Control Tab # 3442 that you can weld to your ball mount. Another option is to user a hitch reducer sleeve # 58102 to convert your 2-1/2-inch...
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  • Best Class V Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
  • The best Class V trailer hitch for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 because it has the highest towing and tongue weight capacities and is a no-drill installation, not to mention the fact that it is made in the USA. This Class V hitch has a 2" receiver and boasts a 15,000 lb towing capacity and 1,500 lb tongue weight capacity which speaks to its strength, as does the lifetime warranty that comes with the hitch. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 has a black powder...
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