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Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs

Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs

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Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Curt. Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs part number C45551 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45551

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - None
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • One Ball
  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank
  • Steel Ball

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.


  • European-style ball mount features permanently attached hitch ball
  • Sturdy, steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant design
    • Chrome-plated ball
    • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish on ball mount
  • High-quality manufacturing process
    • CNC machined for strong, consistent cuts and welds
    • 7-Stage washing method ensures smooth, clean surface
  • Drawbar can be used in rise position only
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in USA


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Ball size: 1-7/8"
  • Length: 9-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball
  • Rise:
    • 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening to start of vertical curve
    • 3-3/8" from top of inside of hitch opening to top of ball

45551 Curt Euro Mount - 1-1/4" - Class II

Video of Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - C45551 Review

Today we'll be reviewing Part Number C45551. This is the Curt Class 2 Euro Style Draw Bar with a 1-7/8 inch ball providing a rise of 3/4 of an inch rated, and it's rated at 3,500 pounds. The European style ball mount is going to feature a permanently attached hitch ball, has a nice sturdy steel construction with a nice solid shank here on the back of our ball mount. It does have a corrosion resistant design with a chrome plated ball and the durable carbide black powder coat finish on the ball mount. This goes through a high quality manufacturing process. It's CNC machined for strong consistent cuts and welds, and it goes through a 7 stage washing method to ensure a smooth, clean surface. Please keep in mind that the draw bar can only be used in the rise position.

A hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock is required and sold separately. You can refer to the ball mounts products page under related items to view those products, or you can go to our website and type in Part Number PC2 and be referred to this 1/2 inch pin and clip. The ball mount is designed to work with an inch and a 1/4 by inch and a 1/4 trailer hitch receiver. The way it works is you would take your ball mount, slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch, line up your pin holes, and insert your pin and clip. This is going to provide a gross towing weight of 3,500 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. Once again the hitch ball size is a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball.

The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of our ball is going to measure 9-3/4 inches. This provides a rise of 3/4 inches. That measurement is taken from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the start of the vertical curve. That's going to complete today's review of Part Number C45551. That's the Curt Class 2 Euro Style Draw Bar rated at 3,500 pounds. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs - C45551

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.

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A very nice euro ball mount, nicely painted and quite hard. I returned it because the C45571 fit my Nissan Rogue Select better (better height and didn't stick out as far. 796655

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Product is stylishly attractive, service is superb. 766599

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Excellent product and service ………………. t hanks 720266

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excellent build quality. I already have one on another car, and that one has weathered well. Looks much cleaner than conventional ball mount with bolt on ball. Note It is fairly long, compared to the shortest available conventional ball mount. 691294

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This is an excellent Ball. Solid construction. I haven't used it a lot, so I don't know about longevity. It works perfectly for pulling my small jon boat. 676887

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The only draw bar that works with a 2005 Pontiac sunfire. 674113

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Looks and works great! 605729

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Good quality products, has fitted perfectly on my car. Very happy, thanks. 595315

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I just received this hitch and am immediately impressed. It is very sleek and well made. My trailer and vehicle look great with it - much less bulky than traditional hitch ball assembly. A nice feature is clear labeling with ball size on top of ball. Looks like it will hold up but I have not used to tow yet. 525339

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I am very pleased with the product and the good service... 168929

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Every thing was fine and installed with ease. 142396

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Great service and Super fast shipping !!!! Nice drawbar... looks great on my goldwing trike..... THANKS !!!! 30898

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My motercycle trike is manufactured in Germany so the tow ball is a fitting addition to my trike. 10596


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Measuring the Rise/Drop Needed for Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer with a Trike
    If you take the 2.625 inches you mentioned for the ball (measured from the top of the receiver opening) and subtract the ball diameter (1-7/8 inches) then the rise you would need is 3/4 inches which is what is provided in Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs Item # C45551. Rise and drop measurements are not measured to the top of the ball. They are measured from the top of the receiver opening to the platform on which the ball sits because the coupler...
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  • Recommended Euro-Style Ball Mount for a 2015 Nissan Altima with Curt Class I Trailer Hitch
    The recommended 2 inch Euro style ball mount for Curt trailer hitch # C11352 on a 2015 Nissan Altima is # C45572. I went out to the warehouse and pulled one to take some measurements. From the center of the pin hole to the part of the shank where it starts to bend up is 3 inches. This will work because the rear bumper on the Altima tapers upward above the hitch receiver. At 6-1/2 inches out from the center of the hitch pin hole, where the shank starts to bend straight up, it is at a...
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  • Ball Mount that Fits 1-1/4 inch Hitch with 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball
    The closest ball mount we have to the # RP7043000 that has a 1-7/8 inch ball we have the Euro style Curt ball mounts like part # C45551 which has a 3/4 inch rise or the # C45581 which has a 3-1/4 drop.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for Harley Davidson with 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    We currently do not carry any stainless steel or chrome ball mounts for the 1-1/4 inch receiver size. We do however have many options that have the black power coat similar to the frame of your Harley Davidson and chrome hitch ball options to give you that chrome accent. I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 1-1/4" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs # C45147 or the euro ball style ball mount # C45552. Both of these give you a 2 inch hitch ball. If you want the 1-7/8...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount for 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12002 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. This is a Class II trailer hitch that will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 3,500 pound towing capacity. I also recommend checking the towing capacity of your vehicle as listed in the owner's manual. I have attached the installation details for your review. Please note that Curt requires all non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers to be supported...
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  • Class II Curt Hitch Fit for 2013 Cadillac SRX
    For your 2013 Cadillac SRX the Curt Class II hitch part # C12070 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Since you have the port for the trailer wiring the Curt harness part # 56096 would fit and work well. For a 2 inch hitch ball ball-mount you would want the part # C45552 or for 1-7/8 inch part # C45551.
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  • Can a Euro Ball Mount be Used on a S Mini Cooper with the # 11130 Curt Hitch
    I spoke with my contact at Curt manufacturing and the Curt Euro Style Drawbar with 3/4 inch Rise, item # C45551, would be the correct Euro style ball mount for your Mini Cooper S. You will need to remember that the capacity of the hitch or vehicle, whichever is lowest, will be the maximum capacity for your vehicle, even though this drawbar is rated slightly higher. The # C45581 ball mount would be long enough, but it has a 3-1/4 inch drop and is not recommended for use on the Mini. The...
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  • Recommendations on a Ball Mount and Lock to Fit a 2011 Honda Odyssey with a 12 inch Hitch Height.
    You will need two measurements and a little math to determine the correct ball mount for Honda Odyssey. You will need to measure, on level ground, your Honda's hitch height from the top of the receiver hitch opening to the ground. Next, measure from the bottom of your trailer's coupler to the level ground. The difference between these two numbers will determine the rise or drop you will need in your ball mount. I have attached a link that will show in more detail how to choose a correct...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Coupler and 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
    The recommended ball mount for trailer hitch # C12270 is # C45519. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # A-80. Or another option is to use Euro ball mount # C45551.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
    I checked with Curt and they list trailer hitch # C12120 as a fit for all versions of the 2016 Acura RLX. If you will be doing some towing I recommend the Euro style ball mounts # C45552 for a 2 inch ball or # C45551 for a 1-7/8 inch. For trailer wiring I recommend # 118626 to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Will Curt Hitch C12111 fit a 2016 Ford Escape S Model
    I am pretty sure you mean to type 2016 Escape, but yes the Curt Hitch part # C12111 has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2016 Ford Escape so it would work well on your S model. For a hitch ball with a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball you would want the part # C45551 or for a 2 inch ball # C45552. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56335.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1992 Mercedes 400E
    There is a special circumstance when using a Class I trailer hitch for towing. Basically you will have to use the ball mount specified by the hitch manufacturer or it can void the warranty. This is to ensure that the wrong ball mount is not used (which could be too much stress on a Class I hitch). Trailer hitch C11085 does not fit your 1992 Mercedes 400E. The hitch you need is # C11816. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45503. For a compatible 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256...
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  • What Happens to Center Reverse Light When Hitch is Installed on a 2004 Mini Cooper
    The rear center light of your 2004 Mini Cooper will need to be removed to install the Curt hitch part # C11126. The hole where the light was is where the hitch opening will come out. Check out the install instructions link I attached for more info on how the hitch installs. For trailer wiring you would need the part # 119190KIT, for a ball mount # C45551 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or part # C45552 for a 2 inch ball.
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Info for this part was:

Written by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
Michael H
Updated by:
Adele M
Updated by:
Kristina F
Updated by:
Isabelle B
Installed by:
Cole B

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