Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

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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 C45456 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Ball Mounts - C45456

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 20000 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.


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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,700 lbs
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 1/2" 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


45456 Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

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Video of Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Forged Ball Mount Review

Today we're going to review part number C45456 from Curt. This is the forged ball mount for 2 1/2 inch receiver hitches. Not much to it, but we'll go ahead and cover some of the basics. This has a 2 inch drop, which means from the top here to this flat plane right here, it will be a 2 inch drop. If we had the ball the other way around, we would have a 1/2 inch rise. So from here to here is about a 1/2 inch. This ball mount is rated for 20,000 pounds or 2,700 pounds maximum tongue weight. The hitch ball we have will match those specifications.

This is part number 63840. Couple of other details is that the whole entire unit is constructed from one piece of forged steel. You don't have to worry about a two piece construction coming apart. It's protected with a corrosion resistant, carbide, black powder coat finish. This is designed to fit a 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch receiver only. One other measurement is it's going to be about 8 1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. This does not come with anything attached to the hitch, so you definitely want to get your own pin and clip, or even a locking hitch pin. There you have it for part number C45456 from Curt. This is the forged ball mount for 2 1/2 inch receiver hitches. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs - C45456

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (72 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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Great quality 636954



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Just what I wanted. I am not a fan of the adapter on my Chevy 2500 so I prefer the 3" receiver. This one is solid and offers a small range of height adjustment. 479839


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Holding up great, still looks brand new and working well.

William - 02/28/2019

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Great service and prices and products! Ordered and it was immediately shipped. Got it quick! 727162



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I received everything that I requested in a short time even with the free shipping. The ball mount and the balls I requested and the 2-5/16th ball and the 2" ball were just what I needed. the ball cap for the 2-5/16 ball fit perfect the ball cap for the 2" was really just made for the smaller ball. I would recommend that they make a ball cap for just the 2" ball. Got it to fit but not that well. I will need breaks for my boat trailer after this season and I plan on using etrailer for those parts. will need to call them before I make purchase as Im not sure how to size them up. 699995



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I am a fan of Curt products. etrailer.com got it to me in 2 days! 695432



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Good 695287



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Nice powder coat finish. Required spec for a dump trailer. 656845



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Received exactly as described! 640974



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Ordered with the ball. Very solid product. Etrailer came through as usual. 636373



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These have worked great. I bought enough for all the work trucks and grabbed one for my own truck. Nice and heavy duty. 620461



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Thanks for the order and fast shipping! Great quality product! 614040



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Great product, could not find in store. Takes away all my worries about towing my cargo trailer all the way from Georgia to Alaska. Also super fast service from Etrailer.com, highly recommended. 613796



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This hitch is a heavy duty beast. No worries pulling the boat with this monster 613281



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Excellent, great and fast no better than that 605343



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Great Product, Easy order and Quick De livery. 598141



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Excellent product great performance have putting it to work towing 10k no problem love it 595694



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Great product for a great price! 592950



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Needed a ball mount for a larger trailer. This one is large and makes use of the heavier hitch on my Silverado 2500. 582193



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Most excellent. We have a match. One big bad a** hitch to go with the one big bad a## Chevy dually. 552844



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Great product. 538950



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This thing is heavy duty! I love it. I got the silencer and the lock for it as well thanks to Paula at etrailer i was able to get all the right stuff for my new truck! Thanks etrailer and thank you so much for all your help Paula! 488283



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Package arrived the next day with free shipping. You could have driven a tank over the box, it was packed so well. George J was very helpful answering questions so I ordered the correct items. When I looked at the bill, I saw there was sales tax, that is when I realized etrailer was located in MO. Will defiantly stop by the store next time when I am on my way to STL. 474134



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Great product.. etrailer rocks...!! 469615



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The product was easily found, selected and bought. 2 days later we had it and started using it that day. We have a 16,000 pound trailer and needed the extra strength 437571



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This receiver has performed perfectly for a year. It is a little rough in its finish, but it is solid and I do not have any concerns while towing heavy trailers using this receiver. 429945



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Another great product with great servic e! 405883



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As described. Very fast shipping. 397255



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Good quality and reasonably priced. 391327



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Extremely heavy duty. Just what I was looking for. A little slow on delivery. 389470



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Super heavy duty, great product, slow backordered delivery, didn't see before ordering it was backordered. But excellent product. Still give 5 stars, wasn't in a big hurry luckily. 388067



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I found the Hitch Ball Mounts easily online with etrailer.com where I could not at any local retailers. The items are exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for your easy online sales process and quick delivery. 378153



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good 371499



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Great Product. I have no worries when towing a heavy load. 349053


Comments

I have no worries when towing with this ball. Heavy duty. I use this constantly.

Mark R - 03/06/2018

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Works great , very heavy duty 347832



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Excellent product, service, and sales . will definitely refer and use this company again.George was great . Thanks for all the help Ray L. 347414



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Well finished and fits well in my 2014 Silverado 2500 HD. Arrived without delay in good packaging. Don't forget to order a new pin, and lock. This is a 2-1/2 inch ball mount, and pins and locks for 2 inch devices are too short. 347370


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No nonsense. Heavy duty and performs well. Dont it on your foot. It will hurt!

Larry P - 03/02/2018

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Prefect fit. 345773


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Awesome

William.brady - 02/25/2018

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Just what I wanted, no stores around carried a compatible item with this load capacity. Jumped onto Etrailer and had it in a few days. Highly recommend Etrailer to anyone who pulls a trailer 338221



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On time, repeat customer... Products exactly what I wanted. Thanks for delivering what you promised. 339013


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Still holding up...the main sleeve has rusted a bit so I must keep some WD40 on it so it wont swell and get stuck to the truck..overall still very happy with the product a year later! One of very few hitches that can tow 15,000lbs!

Tyler - 01/29/2018

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Perfect for my 2013 F250. 330048



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Works great 329505



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Great product!! Super Heavy Duty.. Thank You!!! 324802



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found online quite easily, ordered flawlessly, and delivered in a timely manner. 323327



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Heavy Duty! 322070



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Very stout and solid. Fits a ball with a 2 3/4" or 2 5/8" shanks perfectly, so there isn't too much thread hanging out below waiting to get damaged. It slips into the Ram hitch receiver without much slop, but I haven't towed with it yet. 319874


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Great mount for heavy trailering. There is virtually no movement. The paint is holding up well.

Pete A - 11/28/2017

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Needed this to fit the 2-1/2" square rec. hitch on my truck. It is a solid, forged chunk of iron. I use it with a 2-5/16" ball to pull a 20' trailer that is usually loaded with crushed rock weighing 4 to 5 tons. It gets the job done with no problem. Would buy again. 319487



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GREAT PRODUCTS 299919



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Solid, heavy and everything it should b e. 277521


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Its working fine and I guard it and put it away whenever trailer is not connected. Thank you.

Gene T - 12/29/2017

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Super rugged. I like overkill and wanted this for a heavy 10K lb flatbed. One solid piece of steel. Great insert. 275033



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Quality heavy duty ball mount. Fast shipping. Good website. 274555


Comments

Great products. Thanks.

D. j - 01/06/2018

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  • Recommended Options for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Ball Mount and Rock Tamers Mud Flaps
  • The Curt # C45456 has a length of 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. To allow you to us the Rock Tamers you have, I recommend the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # 325-GH-064 which has a 9 inch center to center measurement but has a different shape to allow for the better fit. I don't know if your Rocktamers will fit with the extra 1/2 inch with the different shape or not, but wanted you to have all your options. The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender...
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  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Class V Ball Mount
  • If the top of your hitch ball is about an inch different in height than the top of your coupler this is actually okay. You are 100% correct that it is important to have your hitched trailer level, but starting out with the hitch ball very slightly higher or lower is not a concern. You do not see many fixed ball mounts with 1-inch or rise or drop for this reason. If you wish you can use an adjustable Class V 2-1/2-inch ball mount like # FA49-00-5625.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Ford F450 Cab and Chassis
  • The Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. x 6" Long Welded To 1/2" Mounting Plate # 3371804055 would work as a replacement but won't allow you to use the trailer you are seeking to use due to the height unless you use a drop ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4283. Then you can use the Pin and Clip # PC3 and hitch ball # 19286. If you want a higher towing capacity overall when you include the other components,...
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  • Available 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Balls
  • We offer many 2-5/16-inch hitch balls that you can see by clicking on the included link. First, you will want to select the required shank diameter to match the hole size on your ball mount. The 2-5/16-inch hitch balls we carry come in the following shank diameters: 1-inch 1-1/4-inch 1-3/8-inch 1-1/2-inch 2-inch You also need to select a ball with the appropriate length of shank so that it will fit your ball mount and allow enough room to install the lock washer and nut. Our...
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  • Is there a Ball Mount Larger than a Class V 2-1/2 Inch
  • If your hitch receiver opening is larger than 2-1/2 inches then the next step up is a 3 inch if you are talking about physical size and not capacity. We have 1 ball mount for 3 inch hitch receiver openings; # RP38180. It has a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball. This is not a common size though so I do recommend verifying the size of the receiver opening on the hitch. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page. If you mean capacity then the highest capacity 2-1/2 inch ball mount...
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  • Recommended Ballmount for 2-1/2 inch Hitch Receiver, Hitch Ball and Sway Control Arm
  • Our standard 2-1/2" ball mounts come in either a 1/2 inch rise, like part # C45456, or a 1-1/2 inch rise, part # C45425. Either one should work for you if you need a 1 inch rise. I have included a FAQ about choosing the correct ballmount for you to check out. For a Hitch Ball with a 2-5/16" diameter you can use # 63840. This ball has a medium shank and 20,000 lbs GTW. For a friction sway control system I recommend the Pro Series Friction Sway Control unit, part # 83660. This system...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 for Heavy Boat Trailer
  • For a trailer hitch with more towing capacity than you'd need the Curt hitch part # C15810 would be an excellent option. This hitch as towing capacities of 20,000 lbs which would work well for you. As long as you are sure you under the truck's capacity still this would allow you to tow your trailer. You should note that this is a 2-1/2 inch hitch so you may need a compatible ball mount like with part # C45456 which also has a 20k capacity. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part...
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  • Selecting a Ball Mount for Use with Curt 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball # C40087
  • The Curt 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball with 2-Inch Rise # C40087 requires a ball mount with a ball platform that is at least 3/8-inches thick and that has a 1-1/4-inch ball hole. A ball mount that fits this requirement is the Curt # C45456 that fits into 2-1/2-inch hitches. If you need a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball and the ability to raise the height of the hitch ball relative to the trailer coupler you can go about this in another way. You can get the height increase you need from an adjustable...
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  • Will Curt 2-1/2 Inch Ball Mount Fit a Factory 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Ford F-450
  • The issue with the Ford factory 2-1/2 inch receiver is that the radius of the rounded corners is different than the radius of the rounded corners on the Titan shank you mentioned and possibly other ball mounts. We have not had any complaints about fit with the Curt ball mount # C45456. So on the off chance that there was a slight issue you could sand off some of the powdercoating on the ball mount shank, not any of the metal, and that will help it fit.
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin to Work with Curt Forged Ball Mount
  • We have hitch pins to work with the Curt Forged Ball Mount, part # C45456, however it doesn't include one. I recommend the Curt Pin and Clip, part # C21510, for a standard pin, or even better, part # e98881 for a locking pin. If you also need a compatible hitch ball use part # 63840.
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  • Will Curt Class V Trailer hitch C15860 Fit a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • I checked with Curt and hitch # C15860 is listed in their application guide as a fit for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500. The application guide is not the same as the fit guide. The application guide is more up to date and updated frequently. The fit guide on the other hand takes some time to catch up. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45456. It takes a ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840.
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  • How Wide is Curt Forged Ball Mount 45456 at the Ball Platform
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Curt forged ball mount # C45456 to measure it for you. The width at the platform is 3-1/16 inches wide. And in case you were curious, the platform is 1 inch thick.
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C15704 for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500
  • We do have the installation instructions available for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C15704. They can be found on the product page, next to a little picture of a wrench. But I have also included a link to the instructions below. Just a few additional tips I can offer. Installation of this hitch requires temporary removal of the bumper during installation. It will fit with a full sized spare tire stowed under vehicle, as long as it is the factory spare. If your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Originally, because the radius at the inside corners of the Ford OEM hitches were more rounded than usual, getting aftermarket hitch accessories that would fit was a problem. Ballmounts could be altered to fit by sanding off the powder coat at the corners. In the meanwhile, Reese has altered the design of the ball mount slightly by rounding the shank edges so that it will be compatible with the Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch receivers. I have confirmed this with Reese. The # RP45322 ballmount...
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  • Recommended Transportation of Motorcycle and Boat Trailer with a 2003 Ford F-350 Long Bed Diesel
  • I do have a solution for you, but there aren't any motorcycle carriers that also are capable of towing a trailer. The best solution is for you to transport your motorcycle in the bed of your truck with some ratchet straps like # EM05710 and to help load it with a ramp like # EM07464. Then tow your boat trailer with a ball mount and ball. To determine the correct ball mount needed for your trailer you will need to take a few quick measurements. I have linked a Help Article on how to...
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  • Can Curt Forged Ball Mount be Used in Either Rise or Drop Position
  • Yes, the Curt Forged Ball Mount, part # C45456, can be used in either the rise or drop position. It provides either a 1/2 inch of rise or 2 inches of drop. I've linked an article to help you determine the amount of rise or drop you need to see if this Curt will work for you. If you also need a hitch ball use part # 63840. A locking hitch pin, like part # e98881, isn't a bad idea either.
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  • What Finish is on the Commercial Duty Curt Forged Ball Mount # 45456?
  • The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs # C45456 does have a more matte black finish to it. Curt calls it Carbide Black and use it on many of their products. Just like other powder coat finishes, it is corrosion-resistant.
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  • Complete Specs of Curt Forged Ball Mount C45456
  • No problem whatsoever, as there do seem to be quite a few 1's and 2's in the product description for the Curt Forged Ball Mount # C45456. It has a weight capacity of 20,000 lbs and fits in 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It will also give you either 1/2 inch of drop or 2 inches of rise. It also has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,700 lbs and will accept a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840. I've added a link to a video review of this ball mount for...
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  • How Much Does the Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # C45456 Weigh
  • The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # C45456 has a shipping weight of 16 lbs. If you take away a few pounds for the shipping materials that leaves you with about 13 lbs - 14 lbs for the ball mount itself.
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  • Recommended 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball and Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches # C45456 referenced in your question represents the highest capacity ball mount we currently have available that will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. As you mentioned, this particular unit has a maximum trailer weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. It is compatible with the 1-1/4 inch shank on the B&W 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball # BWHB94004 that you referenced. When used together, you will just need to follow the lower 20,000 pound capacity on...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • I have a solution for you, but the Diversi Tech Ball Mount part # DTLBM8200 is designed to fit 2 inch hitches so it wouldn't work for your truck that has a 2-1/2 inch hitch. For a ball mount confirmed to fit your hitch size with the same amount of drop (2 inches), you would want the Curt Forged Ball Mount part # C45456. This ball mount has a 20k capacity which would be way more than you would need. For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # 63840.
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