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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs

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2-5/8" Long x 1-1/4" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Curt. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs part number C40036 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball - C40036

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • Hi-Rise Ball
  • Curt
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-5/8 Inch Shank Length

2-5/8" Long x 1-1/4" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection.


  • High-rise design lets you easily match ball to trailer height
    • Trailer hitch ball sits 2 extra inches above the ball mount platform
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Nickel chrome finish resists corrosion
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 2-5/8" long x 1-1/4" diameter
  • Ball rise: 2"
  • Capacity: 10,000 lbs

A-36 40036 Curt High-Rise 2-5/16" Trailer Ball - Chrome - 10,000 lbs

Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - C40036 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C40036. This is the Curt 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball. Now, this hitch ball is a little bit different than normal hitch balls, it's going to have a high rise design. That's going to let you easily match the ball to your trailer height. The trailer hitch ball is going to sit 2 extra inches above the ball mount platform on your particular ball mount. Again, it's a nice design, it's a unique design, that really allows you to get the ball where you need it to haul your trailer the way that you want to, or the way that you should. The unit is going to feature a fine threaded system that's going to provide exceptionally tight, strong grip.

Steel construction with a nickel-chrome finish, that's going to do a good job at resisting rust and corrosion and lasting a long time. You are going to get the lock washer and the nut. Those items are included. The ball diameter on the unit, printed right here on top, that's going to be 2 and 5/16 of an inch. That's going to be rated at 10,000 pounds, so that's going to be the capacity. If we take a measurement of the shank length, that's measuring this portion right here, that's going to give us a length of 2 and 5/8 of an inch.

The shank is going to give us a diameter of an inch and 1/4. That's helpful to know depending on the ball mount that you want to install this on. The rise area, so this portion right here, that's going to give us that 2 inch measurement. Then from the bottom of the platform right here to the top of the hitch ball, that's going to give us a measurement that looks to be about 4 and 5/8 of an inch, which is going to give this unit an overall length measurement; looks to be about 7 and 1/4 of an inch. Really simple installation. You need to make sure that the ball mount that you're installing this on has the inch and 1/4 hole.

Slide the shank through the hole on your ball mount platform. On the underside of the platform is going to go the lock washer and the nut and then you'll need to follow the instructions and make sure that you get this torqued down to the specifications listed by the manufacturer. That's going to ensure that everything is tight and that the ball is going to stay onto the ball mount platform and that it's ready for towing. That's going to do it for today's look at part number C40036.

Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs - C40036

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

2-5/8" Long x 1-1/4" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection.

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Promptly shipped. Item as described. 781961

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Exactly what I was looking for!!! 718080

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Exactly as advertised, shipped quickly and I am very pleased with my purchase. 579182

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I needed to add height to hitch setup and this should do the trick. It seems to be well manufactured and finished. 522909

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I really do thank you all for the prompt service and delivery. I will be ordering more in the near future. I have no pictures yet but will submit as soon as i install the parts 485923

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nice perfect 403522

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Very helpful and the shipping was almost instant. I have ordered from etrailer before and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks, Fred L 228488

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Great products at an extremely reasonable price 227785

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good price fast shipping. they had what I needed to attach my trailer at the rite height. 188184

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good price fast shipping. they had what I needed to attach my trailer at the rite height. 188183

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excellent product. and usual fast delivery by e-trailer 183085

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Involved an exchange - went great - it's why I like buying from E-Trailer. Jack 178439

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nice 172451

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It's a ball, not much more to say. Exactly as described. Fast shipping and customer service. 117352

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Got this riser ball as expected. A friend gave me this trailer but my hitch was about two inches to low. This 2" riser ball fixed the problem perfectly. I had a question so called for details on riser height. The lady I spoke with was very helpful told me about economy shipping rates that take a bit longer since I was in no hurry to get this. Overall I really like this company, their descriptions are detailed, they have little videos you can watch that help with making the right choice. They are very helpful on the phone if you need to call and they seem to have good prices as well. I will definitely order from them again. In fact, I plan to call tomorrow to get help deciding on mirrors for my truck. 106159

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As decribed and fast delivery 88245

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Big ball! 43835


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Available 2-5/16-Inch High-Rise Hitch Balls
    We carry many types and sizes of hitch ball that are displayed on the page I linked for you. Near the top of the page are our high-rise balls. We do have 2-5/16-inch high-rise balls such as # C40036 (2-inch rise) and # C40035 (1-inch rise) but both of these have a shank diameter of 1-1/4-inches and shank length of 2-5/8-inches. I linked a second page that shows the three 2-5/16-inch high-rise balls that have a 1-1/2-inch shank diameter; all have a shank length of 2-3/4-inches. The...
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  • Height of the Curt Hitch Ball # C40036 Above Ball Mount Platform
    The height of the Curt High Rise ball # C40036 that you referenced measured from where it would sit on a ball mount platform to the top of the ball measures 4-11/16 inches.
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  • Using High Rise Trailer Ball to Achieve No Rise or Drop on Ballmount
    When determining the required rise or drop of ball mount needed, there will be many instances where the available ball mounts will not match up exactly with the rise or drop needed. As long as the ball mount used places the trailer within 1-1/2 inches of level, you will be absolutely fine. Having the trailer above level is preferable to under level, as most vehicles will squat or settle a bit once the trailer is hitched to the vehicle. If the Curt # C40036 high rise 2-5/16 trailer...
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  • Solution for Towing Trailer that Has Nose that Sits too Close to Ground
    Sounds like you just need to pick out the correct ball mount to allow your trailer to be towed level. If you check out the link I attached you will see how this process is done. Using suspension enhancement to level a trailer is not it's intended use. That's for reducing sag on the suspension from heavy trailers or cargo.
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  • Calculating Ball Mount Height for 2015 EX Loader Tandem
    Having a 17-19 inch level trailer coupler height is pretty typical. Without having the boat and trailer at my disposal, I'm at a disadvantage, but I can link you to an FAQ article that shows how to determine the rise or drop you need. Measure from the inside top of the receiver opening to the ground. The height difference between the inside top of the receiver and the underside of the coupler when the trailer is level is the rise or drop you'll need. If the truck receiver height is...
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  • Hitch Ball Recommendation that Has 2 inch Rise Built Into Shank and Has Over 7,500 lb Capacity
    We have the hitch ball part # C40036 which has a 2 inch rise built into it and has a 10,000 lb capacity. This is a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball and has a shank diameter of 1-1/4 inch. This is our only option that matches the capacity and rise spec you need.
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  • Is a 2 inch Rise Ball Mount Needed to Use a Blue Ox Sway Pro on a 6 inch Tall Trailer Frame
    I spoke to Blue Ox and they informed me that the dimensions of your trailer frame do not designate whether or not you would need to use a 2 inch rise hitch ball like the part # C40036 that you referenced unless you have the older style of Sway Pro. The new version of the system does not require this. Basically you would just need to set the system up like you would normally so that the trailer sits level. To do that the top of the hitch ball when installed in the head of the Sway Pro...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball To Mount to Forklift for Moving Trailers
    I do have an option for you but 2" hitch balls max out around 10,000 to 12,000 lbs. That said, if you are using the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System like part # AM3200 then you actually need a 2-5/16" hitch ball. This 2-5/16" hitch ball could then be obtained with the 17,000 lb weight capacity you were looking for. In regards to a 2" rise, that is going to be even more of a stretch especially in the capacity you need. The only option we have with a 2" rise...
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  • Can Curt Ball Mount Part # C45338 be Used with Tow Dolly
    Yes, if you had a tow dolly that attaches to a hitch ball the Curt ball mount part # C45338 that you referenced would work well with it. For hitch balls you'd want the part # A-90 for a 2 inch ball or part # C40036 for a 2-5/16 inch ball.
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  • Does Capacity of Ball Mount Change if Used in Rise Position
    The towing and tongue weight capacity of the Curt Ball Mount # C45338 does not change if you use it in the rise position; it has a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs and towing capacity of 10,000 lbs no matter if you use it to get 8-1/4 inches of drop or 7 inches of rise. Keep in mind your capacity is limited to that of your truck and hitch receiver. For example, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C14006 for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 also has a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs and towing...
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  • Difference Between Chrome Plated Steel Hitch Ball and Raw Steel in Terms of Corrosion Resistance
    A chrome finish ball # C40036 is going to look good but it will not be corrosion resistant. A ball with a machine finish like # C40087 , is going to have about the same corrosion resistance. In terms of performance they will wear at about the same rate under normal use. The best balls in terms of corrosion are going to be stainless steel
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  • 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball with Long Shank and 2 Inch Rise
    The closest ball we have to your specifications is # C40036. It is a 2-5/16 inch ball with a 2 inch rise but the shank is 2-5/8 inches long. The overall height would be almost exactly 7 inches.
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  • Available High-Rise Hitch Balls
    When a small amount of height rise is needed to keep your hitched trailer level you can either use a ball mount with that amount of rise or in some cases use a high-rise hitch ball like those shown on the linked page. These hitch balls are available in all three ball sizes (1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch) to match your trailer coupler and with two different shank diameters, 1-inch like # C40034 and 1-1/4-inch like # C40036, to match your ball mount. All are shown on the linked page. If...
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  • Hitch Ball Height of Tow Ready Interchangeable Ball Set # 63804
    The Diversi-Tech Interchangeable Stainless Steel Ball Set # DTLBM3125 that you referenced is not a high-rise ball kit. Our interchangeable ball sets are all standard height. However, in a 1-1/4-inch shank diameter we do offer two high-rise 2-5/16-inch hitch balls which can be seen on the link at right. These offer a choice of 1- or 2-inches of rise. Both # C40036 and # C40035 carry a 10K capacity. For 2-inch balls you can use either # C40034 or # C40033 along with bushing # 58184.
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Info for this part was:

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Expert Research:
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Expert Research:
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Updated by:
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