Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs

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Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite ball mounts part number 4283 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - 4283

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 7 Inch
  • Draw-Tite
  • No Ball
  • Steel Shank

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.


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
  • Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Length: 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 7" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 8" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Ball platform dimensions: 7/8" thick x 3" wide
    • Requires ball shank that is at least 1-1/4" long
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Product detail

4283 Draw-Tite Drawbar for 2" Hitches - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs






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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 4283 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 4283. This is a ball mount with a 7" riser, 8" drop, rated at 12,000 pounds, from Draw Tite. This is designed to fit a 2" x 2" receiver-style hitch. It's a solid piece. The shank is a solid piece, and it's welded on to the portion that goes down here, as well as a weld connects that support in the back. It's a very heavy ball mount.

As you can see, again, it is a solid piece that has a nice raw steel finish on it, so it's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. When choosing the hitch ball, you want to make sure that the shank does not exceed the ball hold diameter, which for this ball mount is going to measure 1 1/4". When installed in this position, which is the drop position, it's going to give you an 8" drop, that's going to be measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the ball platform. When it's installed in the rise position, that measurement is going to change to a 7" rise, again measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the top of the ball platform. When we measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of our ball hole, it's going to measure about 9 1/2". The ball platform, which is this portion here, is going to measure about 1" thick and 3" in width. This mount is rated for up to 12,000 pounds of gross trailer weight, and up to 1,200 pounds of maximum tow weight. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of our shank is going to measure 3 1/4".

When installed in the rise position, it is important to know the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of this support here, because we want to make sure that we have enough clearance at the back of our vehicle to where this doesn't interfere with the rear bumper or the outermost point of our vehicle when using the rise position. That measurement's going to measure about 3 1/2". That's going to complete today's review of part number 4283. This is a Draw Tite ball mount, rated at 12,000 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs - 4283

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.

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This is the third of this one I have purchased. One each for my 3 trucks. Very well build and rated for what I tow. 496217



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I love this solid bar, feels very good behind the wheel .. The drop was perfect for my Chevy Suburban 4x4, Thanks 642012



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I bought a much larger truck and my trailers would not hook up and pull level Just looking online I found this extended drop hook that was perfect. High rated. and built heavy. Very pleased 592801



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I got hitch all setup and used it the last 2 days 8 inch [drop] its just what the truck and trailer needed. Got the trailer level now, instead of hitch being way to high. It pulls like a champ and is great. Ill be ordering some more things for my truck and trailer from you soon. Because you sell great products, honest customer service and fast delivery! Thank you so much a pleasure doing business with you. 663650



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Excellent Product, this is a beast the way it constructed. I installed it today on my truck, the drop is perfect for my lifted truck. Everything arrived on time and boxed nice. Customer service over the top each person I had contact with. Very pleased, will be ordering more items from them very soon. 660141



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Solid built with a quality finish. 611525



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very good and quick service 595854



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Hitch is great. The 8" drop on a 2017 Ram 4X4 with 6 inch lift kit is perfect. 590380



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It fits perfect on my f350 diesel, super heavy duty. I'll be using it for towing my car tilt bed trailer. 529874



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seems very heavy duty 521033



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Perfect, just what I wanted. Sturdy and very strong. Thanks so much for the perfect hitch. 510585


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Very strong and lasting long. Tough and perfect. Thanks

Daniel - 05/20/2019

55491

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Very heavy duty, nice finish and great price. The sway control bracket didn’t fit this receiver but I will use to replace damaged unit on another receiver 504885



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Great product inventory. 483898



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Great Product - Fast Shipping 469739



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Very sturdy! 464996



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I bought 5 of each item on this list. The product arrived fast and it is exactly what I needed for the vehicles in my fleet. It is a very well made product and I am very happy with my purchases. 442967



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Sturdy! Won't let you down. 435236



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Great works perfectly. 409702



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works great, it is heavy but that is because it is not a hollow tube. Great value for the price too. 390880



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Exactly what I needed 374162


Comments

after a year, still good!

Jim - 04/29/2018

37844

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Extremely heavy duty and more hitch than I needed but worth it 353362



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Great heavy duty draw bar for the money !! 329269



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Very nice drop for hauling my car trailer. Looked at a lot of other places but could not find one this heavy duty. Fast shipping , great place, will order from here again 325819



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I pull a 4000 lb glider trailer with a motor home, and this gives me confidence that they stay connected. 262560



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Great hitch.built to last 254081



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I got a lift kit put in my truck and needed a drop mount to make up the difference. First thing I noticed was the weight of this thing. Its solid steel. Extremely heavy duty. It has a 12,000 lb rating which is good because my trailer carries a GTW of 12,000 lbs and I wanted to make sure I was covered. All the other drop mounts were only 5000 lb ratings; my trailer's curb weight is 4400 lbs. I know the structural integrity is compromised when lengthening a mount so that's why I chose this one. Great product, etrailer has great customer service too, thanks George! 235318



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Ball mount MUCH stouter than the Reese that I forget to remove when I sold my old truck-solid square stock not square tubing. Ball as expected. 220829



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Received it today. I have towed for all my life. Know quality when I see it. Solid metal, should get many yearS use out of this. 8 inch drop is perfect for my Dodge Ram 2500. My utility trailer sits perfect level. More than pleased with the quality. 220418



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once again these folks are FANTASTIC 190916



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Product was just as I ordered and was delivered on time. Thanks for the fine service... Ray 182486



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Fast shipping & products at a fair price. I was a little disappointed to see the made in china sticker. It would have been nice to see that prior to sale. Neverless, seems like a good mount that will hold up. 166299



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Exactly what I was looking for 163156



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Delivered early, product was exactly as it was described, would recommend this to anyone. 160913



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The strongest, heaviest 2" mount drop hitch I have seen. Moreover, etrailer had the best price, excellent service and communications, and extremely fast shipping. I received it within three days of ordering it!!! They are my "go to" seller for anything towing related! 154052



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Very good looking. It is painted silver. Every part is solid (no hollow square tube). 141673



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It's exactly as described, I'm glad I bought it, I have a 12,500 lb horse trailer to pull and my F350 has a 6 inch lift and 37s, so I was searching hard for a drop that was still rated to 12k and this does the job perfectly 132346



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bought for a present, got here in 3 days with normal shipping shipped the next day, 3 emails checking on the item good people to deal with 116438



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Fast shipping, great customer service. Probably the best customer service I have encountered. 116421


Comments

The quality supersedes any I have seen. I have pulled my trailer across the country with no worries and the hitch still looks brand new.

RJ - 02/14/2015

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Product is built to highest standards and certainly feels able to exceed its max towing mark. Service from etrailer was phenomenal. Perfect Transaction! Thanks. 109967



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It was exactly what I wanted and prompt delivery. 73027



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Very sturdy (and heavy), good price, sent quickly. 50635



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Ball mount appears well made, and does what I wanted. Finish is adequate, but nothing special. Was received quickly, with no hassles or mistakes. 50514



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This did the trick. It is tough to find drop hitches this low in stores around here. 50139



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great service 38955



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It's an amazing SOLID hitch I feel like it could tow an aircraft carrier! Good hitch to go with my cummins! 34795



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Very well built, great customer service 11262


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