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Flash Self-Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

Flash Self-Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

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Self-locking, solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway ball mounts part number DTLBM8400 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Flash Self-Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Ball Mounts - DTLBM8400

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • Fastway
  • No Ball
  • Built-In Locks
  • Aluminum Shank

Self-locking, solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs.


Features:

  • Solid, one-piece ball mount with built-in drop or rise lets you match the ball height of your vehicle with the tongue height of your trailer
  • Convenient, self-locking system locks ball mount to receiver tube
    • Built-in locks can't get lost like other kinds of hitch locks
    • Lock seals are double-sealed to keep out water
      • Resists corrosion
      • Requires no maintenance
    • Uses pick-resistant, tube-style keys (2 included)
  • Ball mount is machined from a solid piece of aircraft-grade billet aluminum
    • Solid aluminum produces a lightweight yet strong ball mount
      • Avoids welds, which can cause weak points that might break
    • Polished finish creates a high-quality appearance
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Towing capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Rise: 3" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Drop: 4" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball: 8-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


cut away view of locking mechanism in action

This cutaway view of the shank shows the locking mechanism in action. The locking pins extend out from the shank when the key is turned, locking the ball mount into the hitch.



DT-LBM8400 Fastway (Diversi-Tech) Flash LBM Series Locking Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise Hitch - Solid Billet Aluminum







Video of Flash Self-Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Fastway Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - DTLBM8400 Review

Today, we'll be reviewing part number DTLBM8400. This is the Fastway FLASH self locking aluminum ball mount. The solid one piece ball mount with the built in drop or rise lets you match the ball height of your vehicle with the tongue height of your trailer. It's got the convenient self-locking system that's going to lock the ball mount to the receiver tube. The built in locks are a great feature to have because they can't get lost like other kinds of hitch locks. It's going to feature lock seals that are double sealed to help keep out water and dirt.

It's also going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. They're not going to require any maintenance. It's going to come with two keys. The keys use a pick resistant tooth style design. The ball mount itself is machined from a solid piece of aluminum so it avoids welds which can cause weak points that may break over time but that one piece of aluminum produces a lightweight, solid, strong ball mount. It's also going to feature a nice polished finish which is going to create a high-quality appearance.

The keys just go into this portion here and as you rotate the key it's going to bring in the pins allowing this to slide in to a 2-inch x 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. Once you get it in line with the pin holes, you rotate the key, push out the pins and removing the key is actually going to lock the mount inside the hitch. The ball hole diameter is going to give us a measurement of 1 inch so that's important to know when choosing a hitch ball. You want to make sure that the shank of the hitch ball does not exceed the ball hole diameter and if we measure the draw bar thickness which is this portion here, it's going to give us a thickness of right around 1 inch. It's going to offer a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. We're going to go ahead and bring our pins in, that way we can install this inside our hitch. Take it and slide it in to the receiver tube, get our pin holes to line up, simply rotate it, push out the pins and then lock it in place.

It's also got the nice dust cap to protect the lock. With the ball mount in this position, if we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, that measurement is going to measure about 8 1/2 inches. With it in the dropped position, it's going to give us a drop of 4 inches measuring from the ball platform to the inside top edge of the receiver tube. If you flip this over to the rise position and do that same measurement, it's going to give you a rise of 3 inches. That's going to do it for today's review of part number DTLBM8400. This is the Fastway FLASH self locking aluminum ball mount.

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Customer Reviews

Flash Self-Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs - DTLBM8400

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (452 Customer Reviews)

Self-locking, solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs.

- DTLBM8400
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This is everything I had hoped it would be, and more. Excellent design, quality, and appearance. Locking mechanism works great, and ball mount doesn't rattle. This is a great addition to my new Yukon Denali Hybrid! 90546



- DTLBM8400
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I'm a very picky buyer; like to research everything - and I also don't have a problem with paying a little more for quality - and for this aluminum ball mount that meant the polish/look of the mount, and even more important the quality of the locking mechanism. This product doesn't disappoint. I have no doubts this mount will take as much punishment as steel mounts and look 10 times better over time. I also appreciate having the integrated locking mechanism - cleaner look, in fact someone came up to me and told me they thought I'd forgot to but the bolt in it. So it looks great, does the job = all expectations met! 543582



- DTLBM8400
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I was really looking forward to the simplicity of an all in one mount and locking pin system. I'm not sure if I got a Friday afternoon product or what, but I ended up returning the ball mount due to poor quality machining. The rounding of the corners of the shank was off by up to a 1/16" leaving some sharp edges and less than ideal contact surfaces with the receiver. I'm not a machining expert, but sure looks like it was misaligned when placed in the machine to do the rounding. Then it looks like someone still tried to polish the resulting work as a couple of the bad edges had been slightly smoothed. Then somehow this got past quality control and out the door. Does not instill confidence in their manufacturing process, quality control and monitoring, or belief in what constitutes a deliverable quality product. I expect better for $100+. Etrailer was great about accepting a return and refunding me. Kudos to them. 688118



- DTLBM8400
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excellent quality well made nice finish. 564717



- DTLBM8400
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Very nice, works great 346968



- DTLBM8400
by:

Very nice quality, the photos of the product do not do it justice. It will look superb on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I really can't wait for summer to put it to use and no more struggling with the old trailer hitch lock. 327423


Comments
Fantastic, I love it. It is lightweight easy to use, and very strong.
Joe K - 12/22/2017

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- DTLBM8400
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Even when I leave ball mount in for a month or two, I turn the key and it comes out with no problems. 306239



- DTLBM8400
by:

Outstanding product and service. On time and as advertised. 274342



- DTLBM8400
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It's a nice piece of equipment and I'm looking forward to using it a lot. Note that the anti-rattle feature is no longer installed in these hitch mounts. The anti-rattle features were almost never in the right position to do any good with the short hitch tubes of today. The manufacturer told me they were discontinuing them because of that. 138401


Comments
The hitch bar has been scarred a bit by a sharp edge on the mount tube but is otherwise working well up to now.
Fred L - 06/30/2015

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- DTLBM8400
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Very nice finish, and well designed product. The round key opens and locks the hitch in place, and the spring loaded balls in the receiver keep it from rattling on bumps. I'm using mine tounge up, and it's just the right offset to keep my trailex sports car trailer level when towing and low in the rear for loading and unloading cars. Non corrosive, nice design. 129025



- DTLBM8400
by:

Great Ball Mount!!! What I expected. This is second purchase from ya'll and there will be more. Great price and fast shipping. Thanks!!! 117958



- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Like most of the reviews on this product, a little skeptical on the locking pin in the receiver. Seems like it should extend out a little further when it’s locked in the receiver.... It is well built and looks great. It’s what I wanted and can’t wait to put it to the test! 573983



- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Excellent service and speedy delivery 320317



- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Have not used product yet, however customer service was excellent. I had received the wrong ball mount and contacted customer service. Dana was understanding and immediately sent out a return label and the correct ball mount. Couldn't ask for any better. Should be picking up new trailer in a few weeks and can't wait to use all the products I have purchased from etrailer.com 223292



- DTALBM7007
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I was very confused in trying to determine the type of hitch to use for my just purchased 2019 Ford Superduty truck. The good folks at E-trailer worked with me and I selected a hitch with just the right drop. Years ago I purchased several tires from these folks and they are wonderful to work with. Very professional and (most important) PATIENT!! 706320



- DTALBM6825
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


After about 7 months, the lock that locks and releases the pin to the receiver was completely frozen stuck, and the key to the lock twisted off (pretty flimsy). After re-lubing the pin and lock again, twisted the other key off. i had to mangle the lock to get it off of my truck, and unit is now completely worthless... 404043



- DTALBM6825
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Received the hitch within 2 days of ordering. Installed quickly and with ease. Looks fantastic and the enclosed locks work great. Very happy and satisfied with this product and with eTrailer. 222482



- DTALBM6807
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Working with Noah, Jamie, Judy and others at Etrailer.com has been a pleasure. Each associate has been very helpful in completing various orders over the last several months as I prepare for the new RV and trailer. Each associate has proven very knowledgeable and given me excellent purchase advice. The products purchased are of high quality and delivered promptly. 503976



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great product love the way it looks on my truck. No more rust to look at from the back Side of this truck. Love the locking mechanism to. I could see someone walking away With this beauty. All in all its a great tow hitch, love it!!! 613860



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Perfect for the Subaru Crosstrek. You do not have to crawl under the vehicle to put the safety pin in place. This ball mount is also very light weight and does not rust. 409316



- DTLBM9400
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great products. I am very pleased with the whole transaction. I had a question about my order and it was handled quickly and professionally. I will order from etrailer again and recommend to my friends. 106797



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great solid hitch but the lock is poor quality. I left it on the truck for several months (with lock protection cap on) and one day I went to remove. Found lock tumbler had shifted and was unable to insert key to remove. Had to drill out lock to get ball mount off the truck. I know have a $80 aluminum paper weight. 591181



- DTALBM6825
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I use this everyday, and I love it. It still looks like new, the key locks and slides still work like they did when they were new. I would 100% buy another one. 282504


Comments
Flawlessly. Still looks and works like new.
Darren R - 08/14/2017

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- DTALBM6825
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I previously purchased this product for a 2" receiver and was very pleased with it as I formerly kept five hitches in my truck for five trailers - each was a different height and one was a 2 5/16 ball with the others being 2". Consequently, I went from hauling around about 75 pounds of hitches to one at about 15 pounds - plus, being aluminum, it had greater load capacity and looked a lot nicer than the steel hitches. My new truck has a 2 1/2" (class V) receiver and the former hitch cam operated lock pins did not come out far enough to engage the receiver when an adapter was used; hence, the need to buy another one rated for 2 1/2" receivers. The new one arrived and it was a 2" hitch with extended pin lengths and an adapter to make it fit a 2 1/2" receiver. Unfortunately, the adapter was off center and I was unable to insert the unit into the receiver on the truck. There are two screws that affix the adapter to the hitch insert and after about an hour I was able to get the new hitch/adapter to fit my receiver using one of the two screws to get the sleeve and hitch lined up properly and discarding the second screw which would have caused further misalignment. While not very happy about the latter, I am pleased with the result. I would strongly suggest that the manufacturer have some type of quality control as it was very apparent to the naked eye that the sleeve and hitch were not properly aligned. As far as Etrailer, they have always been great to deal with and offer all kinds of support. I have been purchasing equipment from them for many years. 340339


Comments
After a year the hitch has worked well. Recently I was in VA with freeing rain then below freezing temperatures. I had to reverse the balls due to what I had to tow. To my surprise the locks had not frozen and worked as designed. Regarding salt exposure, I reside in Florida and after my trip to VA my vehicle was covered with salt. I used Salt Away for boats coupled with a nozzle. The unit is similar to a hose mounted liquid fertilizer applicator and allowed me to thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies including the hitch. It will not damage paint and is supposedly environmentally friendly.
Andy S - 02/09/2018

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- DTALBM7000
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The key driven locks look questionable at first, but they hold just as solid as the pins. I don't think I have pressed it's limits with my power dump trailer, but it definitely meets my needs. I generally hook it up to the top 2" receiver on my torklift 20k receiver. Works great. Feels substantial! 550239


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