Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs

Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs

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Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 14-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. CNC-machined for clean, straight lines. Powder coat gloss finish is corrosion resistant. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt ball mounts part number D-28 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Ball Mounts - D-28

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 4 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 14-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. CNC-machined for clean, straight lines. Powder coat gloss finish is corrosion resistant.


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)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction with solid shank
  • High-quality manufacturing process
    • CNC-machined for strong, consistent cuts and welds
    • 7-Stage washing method delivers smooth, clean surface
  • Corrosion-resistant, black gloss powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Length: 14-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions


45280 Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs

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Video of Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 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 - D-28 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number D-28. This is the Curt ball mount with a four inch rise or six inch drop. It is a extra long ball mount so it has an extra long shank. This ball mount is going to fit your two inch by two inch receiver-style hitch. Ball hold diameter, here at this point here is one inch so you want to make sure that the ball hole shank or accessories that have a shank that go trough this portion here, do not exceed that one inch measurement. This is rated for up to 6,000 pounds of gross towing weight and 600 pounds of maximum towing weight. The measurement from the center of the hitch pinhole to the center of our ball hole is going to measure 14 and one quarter of an inch.

The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to where the rise begins at this portion here, is going to give a measurement of eight and one quarter of an inch. This does have a nice black powder-coat finish so it's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. Here on the backside, we do have a hollow shank. The way this works is you simply take your ball mount and slide into the receiver tube of your hitch, line up your pinhole and insert your hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. These items are sold separately, you can refer to the ball mounts product page on under related items to view those products or go to our website and type in part number PC3, and they will refer 01:39 you to this five eights inch pin that comes with the clip. Now, with the ball mount in the drop position, it's going to give us a drop of six inches that's measuring from the ball platform to the inside top as 01:54 the receiver tube of our hitch.

Now, this ball mount is available in the rise position, simply remove your pin and clip, flip your ball mount over and then it perform 02:03 same measurement after it's installed into our hitch, measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the ball platform. It's going to give us a rise of four inches. That's going to complete today's review of part number D-28, this is the Curt ball mount, rated at 6,000 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs - D-28

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (101 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 14-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. CNC-machined for clean, straight lines. Powder coat gloss finish is corrosion resistant.

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The length solved a problem as I had repeatedly bashed the backup camera on my F150 on my old hitch. 705289



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Received product very fast, looks to be well made this should give me the clearance needed to pull trailer without removing my spare tire. Will update once item is used. Thanks etrailer excellent service. 597478



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I bought this because I needed the rise, not the drop. But, I only bought it after watching the instructional video on etrailer.com on how to measure for how much of a rise you need. When I pulled this out of the box, I thought "this is way too high" and that the video missed the mark. But imagine my surprise when I put it on my van after putting the ball on -- when I put the trailer on the ball, the trailer was dead level! Kudos to etrailer for putting up that video! I've ordered from etrailer a few times and the service is just insanely good! Incredibly fast shipping, prices better than any other place online or in my area, expert advice when you need it and great information. 669572



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I bought this one because it is longer, and I have mud flaps that attach onto the hitch. It works very well for that. 601404



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I have a 1978 Chevy K10 4x4 with a 4" lift and it has a hidden receiver hitch behind the License Plate. I thought I was going to have to have a ball mount made as I needed an extra long 8" shank to clear the rear bumper and 7500lb GVW rated. etrailer.com had just what I needed and George J. shipped it the next day (Saturday) and upgraded my shipping from 5-7 days to 3-5 days delivery with no extra charge! He also followed up to make sure I received it! I received it in 4 days and I am very impressed with the quality and thickness of the materials used to make it. It is heavy duty and pulls my fully loaded tandem axle flatbed with no problem. I highly recommend their products to anyone! Thanks George!! 348795



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As expected 348358



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Just received the item - looks substantial. I was in need of an extended ball hitch. 347699



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Right part, right price and great service! Highly recommend etrailer! 362458



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Outstanding service! I ordered a 6” drop hitch to tow my trailer. I ordered on a Monday and arrived 4 days later (the good people at eTrailer upgrade my delivery to 3-Day so I wouldn't miss my weekend plans. Great company.. Great service! 609187



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I am very pleased with the products I received, and the promptness with which they were received is better than that other online company! 528149



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I ordered the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long - 6,000 lbs, and the 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs. Purpose was to raise the back of our 2005 Mercury hitch to better pull our home built kayak trailer. I was looking to get a better leveling position of the trailer. This 4" rise Hitch was a long shank did the trick ! VERY IMPRESSED with sales that helped me purchase the correct product. I purchase all my tires and trailer supplies from etrailer.com .......best quality, price, and support. Thank you. . 427589



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PRODUCT JUST AS DESCRIBED, SHIPPING TRACKING= A+, OTHER COMPANYS SHOULD DO THE SAME. ALSO SHIPPING WAS CRAZY FAST,ORDERED ON MONDAY AND WAS SITTING ON MY PORCH ON WEDENSDAY. THATS FROM MISSOURI TO CENTRAL OHIO STANDARD GROUND SHIPPING. CANT ASK FOR ANY BETTER. THANKS.......... RON D. 360794



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Product is exactly as described on the etrailer.com website and measurements and dimensions fit perfect. Easy phone order process and prompt delivery, standard shipping arrived 3 business days after the order was placed. The extra long version of the ball mount makes it perfect for me to put on the bike rack while towing my horses. 247560



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Very knowledgable staff, great assistance, excellent product value, and fast delivery in a sturdy box. 717003



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Good product at a good price 690002



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The etrailer.com website was very helpful. The price was as good or better than other online sources (yes even [online retailer 1] and [online retailer 2]. Great service. And I referenced the [on-line] video posted by etrailer.com during the installation. 674767



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Awsome ball mount that allows me to open the hatch on my explorer while towing my boat. 666621



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This extended shank ball mount is perfect for my trailer. I needed a little extra clearance behind tow vehicle. Very pleased with this ball mount. 663449



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Going to work perfectly! 645094



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I have purchased my trailer hitch, ball mount and hitch locks for my 2017 Dodge Journey. The service and products from this company have been top notch and I plan on using them in the future. Thanks again for a service that is increasingly hard to come by these days. 617225



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Great product. Fits perfect. 590633



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It will have to be returned. Not long e nough!!! 590624


Comments

The longest fixed ball mount we have available is hidden hitch part # 80232
Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs
$29.95
. This ball mount is 15 3/4 inches long but only has a 2 inch and 3/4 inch rise. Another option is a hitch extender such as curt 18 inch hitch extender part # C45796
Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long
$59.95
. Please keep in mind the hitch extender will cut your tongue weight in half.

-- Heather A - 12/14/2018

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Trailer hitch arrived in excellent shape and well protected. The hitch was exactly what I ordered and I am well pleased. 561862


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Great - good product

Kathy B - 09/05/2019

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Arrived quickly in good order. This is the only place I could find a long ball mount so i wouldn't need an extension. Extensions reduce toung weight limits while this one didn't. 546459



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The product I order was exactly what I ordered. I am very pleased with the drop down hitch and it was delivered in a timely manner. I would order from this company again. 523214



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I really like the extra length of this hitch just enough to clear the camper door and the trailer. 492939



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Like Always a great interaction with etrailer. Fast shipping everything in the box and great people on the phone to help you and great videos to help with installation have not put it on the var yet 482385



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Great product fast delivery A1 company! 479261



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This item was exactly as described and was perfect for my need. Quality, delivery and service from trailer was excellent as usual. 476602



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Shipped exactly what I wanted good price 472350



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Arrived on schedule product was as described what more could you ask for 471580


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Good just as I expected I will be ordering a few more parts today

Roland - 01/31/2019

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Great Product. Exactly what I needed. Fast shipping 470738



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Perfect for pulling my camper with a bike rack attached to the mount. Very happy with this purchase! 468553



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Using this ball mount on an F350 dually. Works great 463697



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Has performed as needed 452520



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Got a new truck with 20" tires. I needed to extend and drop, so I wouldn't be hitting my box on the front of my Sure Trac trailer. This hitch works perfectly. As a bonus, they upgraded my shipping for free. Great deal, great company! 412964



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Excellent hitch, fast shipping. I needed an extended hitch and this was perfect for the job. 403711



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This is an excellent product. I bought it for my rv and it worked perfectly for the application I needed. 401400



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i HAVE PURCHASED SEVERAL PRODUCTS FROM ETRAILER. HAVE ALWAYS HAD QUICK DELIVERY OF THE PRODUCT I ORDERED. PRODUCTS WORK WELL AND ARE EXCELLENT QUALITY. SERVICE, INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE FROM ETRAILER IS TOP NOTCH, THAT IS WHY i HAVE BEEN A REPEAT CUSTOMER FOR A LONG TIME. 402468



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This is almost exactly what I needed. I needed an extension to give me more clearance between the hitch ball and my Town & Country tailgate. The added length gives me just barely enough clearance as long as my vehicle and camper are on level ground. Since I couldn't afford to lose the capacity by adding an extension, I had no real option other than to buy this longer hitch. Since it's already longer than most standard hitches, there's no reason that it couldn't be 1" or 2" inches longer. There would be little or no capacity loss by doing that. Other than the above, it's excellent quality, doesn't rattle in the hitch receiver and does what it's supposed to do. I like etrailer, their quality, service and support. Every time I have a question, someone answers the phone and knows their products well. I could have bought this anywhere but not everyplace has this type of service. Thanks. 390655



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This product installs easily and is good value for the money. 389046



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Works perfectly. 380860



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Excellent customer service and quick delivery.. a great company to do business with ! 377932



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Well built and great finish. Performs as designed - helps with small trailer and large truck! 377568



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Works well and was the right height for my '17 CR-V and my utility trailer (item 94564) when deployed in the "rise" position. Could have gone with the shorter model and been fine, but the extra length of this one works well. 366733



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GET SERVICE NICE TO DEAL WITH COMPANY THAT HAS CUSTOMERS NEEDS FIRST ORDERED ITEMS WED. RECEIVED ON FRIDAY GOOD QUALITY AND GREAT SERVICE 352106



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This hitch is solid and is available at a great price for a 6" drop. I got a new 12' trailer and my boat hitch was too high so I bought this one. Fast shipping and great service from etrailer.com. I am a happy customer. 350338



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Ordered the same Drawbar with the 4 inch drop last year and decided I needed a 6 inch drop. This extra long drawbar is great and allows me to back up with the tailgate down for a much better view. 324483


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A year later and still working great!

Gary M - 12/12/2017

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This isn't a unique item. It can be purchased many places. But, if you want the best price and the best service I strongly recommend etrailer.com. Where else does the person taking your order give you his personal telephone number if you need to reach him. Where else does the order taker find out your schedule (approaching a holiday weekend) and guaranty that it will get there in 3 days... only to have it arrive in 2! Great products. Great service. That's why I'm shopping here again. 318646



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Works great. Just what I needed. Very heavy duty and should last a lifetime!! 297316


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Still have and us. Still very good product. Five Stars!!

Steve S - 10/17/2017

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  • Adding an extension introduces another component in between the receiver and the ballmount or hitch accessory. Because of this, getting a certain amount of wobble is unavoidable. If you're using the extension for a hitch mounted accessory, you can use an anti-rattle device like part # BX88224. However, keep in mind that using an extender will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. If you'll be towing, you'd be better off using a longer ball mount, if the longer...
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  • Specs for Curt Extra Long Ball Mount # D-28
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said the Curt Extra Long Ball Mount # D-28 will have part number 45280. For your reference the ball mount is 14-1/4" long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole. Ball mount provides 4" rise or 6" drop from the top of your hitch's receiver tube. Rated for up to 6000 lbs and up to 600 lbs tongue weight. Measures 8-1/4" from center of the pin hole to where the rise begins. I have included an image showing these dimensions for you to check out.
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  • Recommend Ball Mount To Clear Rear Bumper of 2008 Toyota Sienna
  • We do have a ball mount that should work well for your towing setup, but, the item you referenced, Forged Ball Mount, part # 40332, will not provide the 7 inches of clearance from the pin hole to the edge of the bumper. The item you selected, Titan Ball Mount, part # 45291, cannot be used in the rise position, so it will not work for your towing setup either. A good solution to provide rise to keep your trailer fairly level when towing and to clear your rear bumper would be the Curt...
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  • Recommended Long Ball Mount With 4-Inch Rise And 6-Inch Drop
  • The longest ball mount we offer with a 4-inch rise or 6-inch drop is part # D-28. This ball mount measures 14-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount platform hole. This ball mount is rated for 6,000-lbs towing capacity and up to 600-lbs tongue weight.
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Hitch on 2011 Ford Edge
  • Sounds like you need an anti-rattle device for the hitch you have installed on your 2011 Ford Edge. If you have a 2 inch hitch you would want the part # 63232 that also doubles as a hitch lock. If the ball mount you have is the part # D-28 that you referenced this would be the correct anti-rattle device. Or if you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch and your ball mount is hollow you would want the part # 63147.
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  • Is the Curt Part D-28 the Same as Curt Ball Mount 45280
  • Yes, the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # D-28 is the exact same as the Curt part number 45280. Attached is a dimensional diagram and a review video for you to check out as well.
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