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Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K

Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K

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Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Brophy. Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K part number BM96 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BM96

  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Class II
  • Brophy
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 3/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.


  • 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
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Class II compatible only
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Length: 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 3" From center of pin hole to support gusset
  • Rise: 5-1/2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 3/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 1/2"

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BM96 C.R. Brophy Ball Mount - 5-1/2" Rise or 6" Drop - 3,500 lbs

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Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K - BM96

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (303 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.


Purchased a vehicle with a class 2 factory hitch installed. This was the proper drop to haul my band trailer. First trip went without an issue.


I just purchased a new hideaway hitch system. But the hitch sits only 15 inches off the ground at best. And, my trailer coupling is 22-23 inches off ground. So l needed 7-8 inches of rise on the new 1.25 inch receiver system.

Internet research took me to etrailer and the Brophy hitch. I got 5.5 inches with the Brophy hitch, the highest available for a 1.25 inch receiver I could find. The others are limited to 5 inches max. I added another 1.5 inches with your Curt shock absorbing hitch. Voila, with a combined 7 inches of rise and on level ground the trailer now rides perfectly level!!!! Both parts were very easy to connect.

Delivery was speedy. Thank you for saving the day and my investment in an expensive new hideaway hitch!


Quality parts, but the extra rise with this and the Curt Rocker Ball still wasn’t enough to avoid scraping the top of my inclined road while towing my boat.


Received the Class II Drawbar 5-1/2" Rise or 6" Drop - BM96
in a timely manner. The rise was what I was looking for to use with my Polaris ATV 570 since its standard receiver is 1-1\4 hitch and sits low to the ground. This was just the right height to pull my john boat behind the ATV.

Ken G.


A year later and the Class ll Drawbar 5-1/2 is still strong. Ive used it both fishing and hunting. Thanks for a great product.


Perfect hight for my kayak trailer, well built, used it from Sonoma County California to Gold Beach Oregon towing a U-haul worked great!


Great product but would give 5 stars but installation in a Mazda cx-3 not as easy as advertised.


Item exactly as described and exactly what we needed, plus arrived quickly. Fit perfectly with our trailer hitch.


I bought this product to replace one that didn't have enough rise. On small cars such as a Nissan Versa, the hitch assembly is lower to the ground which can cause your trailer to ride low in front and high in the back. Adding weight toward the tongue only compounds the problem. I had a 4 inch rise which was not sufficient. BM96 gives me an extra 1 1/2" of height. I haul a 26hp 54" cut Husqvarna on a 5' X 10' tilt back trailer from "Old Reliable" One other point to mention. If your trailer rides low in the front and is fitted with a tongue jack, it can be difficult to lower it because the jack wheel can hit the ground in such a way that the jack can't be extended without lifting the tongue. BM96 gives the the extra height I need and solved my problem. This item fit perfectly and required no modification. I would highly recommend this if you need extra height!!


etrailer is the only place I could find a 6" drop hitch for 1 1/4" receiver on my Polaris 570. I purchased a trailer on cl and needed a way to pull it evenly behind my four wheeler. I still had to mount the coupler on top of the tongue but that's no big deal. Service was great with immediate feedback once my order was placed and the delivery was fast. I would definitely do business with George again!


Expected my hitch to arrive in about 2 weeks. I got an email from etrailer saying they will upgrade shipping for free and received it in 2 days! Hitch is excactly what i am looking for. The paint was a little spotty on the hitch, but i could care less. It is a good solid hitch. I will turn to for all my towing needs.


Bought this for my VW Jetta so I could haul my Kendon Dual motorcycle trailer because no hitch gave me enough rise. After installing a 2", 3/4 shank, 2 9/16 shank length ball secured and spaced with 6, 3/4 lock washers, I put it to the test. Loaded my Ferris 48" ZTR and away I went on the test run. Really impressed actually how little play there is in the 1 1/4 hitch. It's quite heavy solid no question.


Dear Sirs,

Thanks for the quick delivery
and suplying exactly wthe right braw bars that I required.

They fit perfectly and will serve us well for many years to come.


I love the ball-mount. Now I can haul my boat out to the lake. The best part of everything is - I got my package days earlier then expected. The service I received was great. Overall I am very happy with my purchase

Rolando O.


I couldnt be any happier! I made a good decision when I made my purchase a year ago and up to day I continue to be satisfied.Thank you


Product is great. Though we didn't have a lift to put on the trailer hitch, but after watching your video and few times it took maybe 2 hours and the next day maybe a half hour to add the wiring.


Extremely high quality hitch. I use the 6 inch drop option and tow a 6x12 enclosed trailer. Etrailer was very fast with shipping and I will definitely shop here again. I wish the shipping company took more care.


I got exactly what I ordered and the website was very helpful with the 360 view. I could not find the 1"1/4 hitch insert anywhere in town. Thanks for the great experience and product.


Wasn't sure if this is going to work on our 2009 Toyota sienna, but it's just right. The 5 1/2 inch height was perfect for a double axle ATV trailer. Item is quality made and etrailer shipped fast!


We have had our hitch now for about a year. It has worked well for us. We have a pop up camper that has a hitch that sits up higher than the original hitch on our Pontiac Vibe. So this worked well to bring up the hitch to match the height we needed. Strong and secure. Easy transaction and fast shipping. Would buy from etrailer again.


Another perfect fit. I had forgotten to order the 2 inch x 3/4 inch ball, but found that locally.
Highly recommend your service.


I found the fit and finish of this product to be first-class. I was concerned about interference with the bumper of my Honda Civic but was pleased to find more than adequate clearance was provided in the design and construction.


I have ordered from etrailer before. My new part arrived quickly and was just what I needed. Thanks again, I will definitely be ordering from you again.


The only 1-1/4" drop hitch that you can get that has the proper length to be able to mount to my golf cart.


Since my 1989 Corsica, 30 years old, 214,00 miles decided to quit pulling my 1500 pound camper in October, I bought a 24839 Hitch for my 2011 Kia Soul. After installation the class 1 receiver was only 9.5 inches off the ground. Then I found your site and the BM96 with 5.5 inches rise. Perfect! Solid metal, no hollow insert tube! And the camper will tow level! Also to find your Stainless Steel Ball, terrific!

Your turn around time from order to receipt was quick! Another site wanted $18 for shipping. Your free shipping amazes me! So all in all, you won my attention and a bookmark. Finally, your using PayPal is great and after having my Credit card hacked three times, I only buy from companies that accept PayPal.

Kenneth B.


Great! After missing the campground entrance we ended up pulling the camper to the top of a mountain and then back down. 165 pounds ball weight and everything worked fine. Thanks again.


Love the large product selection at etrailer. Bought a (stainless steel) 2" ball, and (5-1/2 inch rise) drawbar for my 1-1/4" hitch. That high rise drawbar is not commonly carried in stock. Both items were in stock at etrailer. Standard delivery was fast, and tracking number was provided. Both items work great on initial checkout. Quality of the products are good, and I don't expect any problems with them in the future.

James M.


I couldnt be happier with this purchase. Working great.


Nice build quality. It was exactly what I needed to match up my small utility trailer to my Jeep Grand Cherokee factory hitch. No where else could I find a 1.25" ball mount with a 6" drop. Many thanks for stocking this item and getting it to me super fast. Your customer service was fantastic too.

Randy B.


Great. No problems or complaints. So glad I found the product I needed at Thanks!!!

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    If using the Brophy Drawbar part # BM96 in the rise position you'd need to have no more than 3" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. That is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the start of the gusset. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright (excluding gusset) is 4-1/2".
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  • Class ll Drawbar 5 1/2 Inch Rise or 6 Inch Drop, with Solid Shank
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    I do have an option for you but I think we first need to verify that we are indeed looking for the correct rise/drop amount in a ball mount. In order to verify that we have the correct rise/drop needs we first need to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the trailer hitch and then subtract from this the distance from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer while level. The above calculations will then give us the correct rise/drop we need...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Explorer with Class II Trailer Hitch and Multiple Trailers
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  • How To Pick The Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for a 2006 Ford Explorer
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    We have several ball mounts with a rise greater than 2 inches. I have attached a link to our ball mount page for you to check out. I am not familiar with a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver for the 2014 Ford Fusion. There are Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers, is that what you have? If you have a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, I strongly recommend checking the installation instructions or with the hitch manufacturer to verify ball mount compatibility. Most trailer hitch...
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  • What do I Need Besides the Hitch to Tow a Trailer with my 2001 Honda Civic
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