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Brophy Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 14-5/8" Long - Aluminum - 8,000 lbs

Brophy Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 14-5/8" Long - Aluminum - 8,000 lbs

Item # EA40
Our Price: $87.52
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Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
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Aluminum reversible ball mount easily slides into your hitch and can be used in either the drop or rise position. This ball mount measures 10-1/2" from the pin hole to the ball hole and can accommodate a hitch ball with a 1" diameter shank. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Brophy. Brophy Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 14-5/8" Long - Aluminum - 8,000 lbs part number EA40 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - EA40

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Brophy
  • Long Shank
  • Aluminum Shank - Silver
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Aluminum reversible ball mount easily slides into your hitch and can be used in either the drop or rise position. This ball mount measures 10-1/2" from the pin hole to the ball hole and can accommodate a hitch ball with a 1" diameter shank.


  • 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)
  • Heavy-duty aluminum construction is strong and corrosion resistant
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs
  • Length: 14-5/8"
    • 10-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 4-5/8" From center of hitch pin hole to beginning of bend when used in the rise position
    • 2-5/8" From center of hitch pin hole to back end of ball mount
  • Rise: 3" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball platform thickness: 1"
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

EA40 Brophy Aluminum Reversible Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 14-5/8" Long - 8,000 lbs

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Brophy Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 14-5/8" Long - Aluminum - 8,000 lbs - EA40

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (129 Customer Reviews)

Aluminum reversible ball mount easily slides into your hitch and can be used in either the drop or rise position. This ball mount measures 10-1/2" from the pin hole to the ball hole and can accommodate a hitch ball with a 1" diameter shank.


This is the first time I have purchased a hitch receiver shank or ball mount made of aluminum, I noticed that it is much lighter than my original steal one.
The item was delivered a day earlier of the scheduled date. Thanks for the quick service.


Great hitch, light, strong and still looks like new after a years use.


Overall the product looks good, fair pricing, average delivery. I am a little disappointed with how loosely it fits into my receiver. My truck is a brand new 2018 GMC Sierra. You can wiggle the hitch quite a bit, I hope this problem will not be too noisy. It can only get worse with time and wear, especially since it is Aluminum. I saw this complaint on some other reviews. The product needs to be made a little larger. You can always take material off easier than you can add material.

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Heather A.


Robert, Thank you for your review. Some of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500s have a factory 2-1/2 inch. This brophy ball mount part # EA40 is designed for a 2 hitch. If you have a 2-1/2 hitch the closest ball mount we have to the rise, and length that is needed is part # 45123. This Reese ball mount has 3-1/2 inch rise, 5 inch and is 16- 1/2 inches long. It is rated at 13,000 lbs. If you are not sure what size factory hitch you have I have attached a link to help you measure. If it turns out you do have a 2 inch hitch, I would recommend an anti-rattle such as part BX88224. The blue ox immobilizer will tighten up the connection between the ball mount and hitch receiver to help quiet the rattle.


These two items are the best when using them in the Gulf Coast area. Salt water, and the air rust items of this kind very fast. Aluminum and Stainless Steel are a good combo in salty areas.

Danny M.


This is an outstanding hitch mount. I have purchase additional mounts for my other vehicles.


I just received this receiver hitch today & have not used it. I have been using the same typ but in a 1" rise for a year or so & I like it's light weight but I needed a bit more rise. so this 3' rise model should work even better for me.





Hitch head and Etrailer service both exceeded my expectations. Product looks great and was delivered ahead of schedule. Nice to deal with a company that understands the importance of customer service.



Still very pleased with this hitch. Some lengths of these heads are hard to find and this was exactly what I needed.


I ordered the first time on the website, and after I didn't receive it for some time, I called and was told it is on back order. Had I known that 2 weeks earlier, would have helped. So reordered on the phone, and received it when promised. Unfortunately the shipper packed a steel ball in the same box with an aluminum hitch, and no padding around the ball. The hitch got pretty well beat up.



I ordered a Brophy Ball Mount after careful consideration to what I needed. A good description really helped a lot in that process. The ball mount arrived sooner then expected and suits my needs perfectly. The price was good and the service was good. A very good product, good price and good service. I have also bought other products from them and always been happy.


It does what it is supposed to do, but the fit is sloppy. It has significantly more hitch rattle than other draw bars I own.


Has kept its shine quite well. Recomend for a great looking hitch!


This is a very nicely made product, but when I used it on my factory 2015 Chevrolet Silverado hitch, it rattled and I had to remove it and return.


Excellent hitch, I like it because it doesn’t rust, hitch still looks new.


Great product - FAST delivery - just what I needed to work in both front and rear hitch


so far so good. One year later.


Fit my 2018 Subaru Outback perfectly in either the drop or rise position.
I am impressed on how light weight it is.


Thanks to ! This product they sell his dynamo .Always up to the task whatever I need fast friendly thank you


Just got it, finely machined. Have not used, boat in shop. Good price, quick delivery and good communication.

Cape B.


Excellent, wicked pissah!


Works great. More than meets my expectations


every thing worked great


AAAA Transaction. Highly polished and strong. Quick delivery.





This stinger fits perfectly with my boat trailer and pickup. Having a bad back, the reduced weight is very helpful when removing and installing my Rock Tamer mud flaps. Shawnee was a huge help in determining what would work best for my application!!!

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  • Compatibility of the Brophy Ball Mount on a 2017 Toyota 4Runner
    If your 2017 Toyota 4Runner has a 2 inch receiver opening in the trailer hitch, then you will be able to use the Brophy Ball Mount, # EA40. This ball mount has a 4 inch drop and a 3 inch rise and a gross towing weight rated at 8,000 lbs. You might want to read the attached article on how to choose the correct ball mount. The article will explain how to measure to see if you will need a ball mount with a rise or drop to connect to your trailer.
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    Check out the picture I attached that has the dimension of this ball mount # D-28. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole it measures 14-1/4 inches long. We also have a ball mount that is also Extra Long, # EA40. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole is 14-5/8 inches.
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  • Are Ball Mounts Supposed to Sit Flush With the Hitch They Are Used On
    Having a longer ball mount wouldn't be a problem at all. The biggest issue you may run into is banging your shins on it as it would stick out further than a shorter one. Ball mounts don't have to sit flush with the hitch they are installed into so you would be just fine. We even sell super long ball mounts like the part # EA40 which has a distance of 14-5/8 inches from the pin hole to the ball hole. I attached a help article on trailer towing that you may find informative.
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  • Will Brophy Ball Mount Fit a 2015 Ford F-250 with Factory Trailer Hitch
    It is hit or miss on the factory Ford trailer hitches. Some of them have offset hitch pin holes for some reason. But I believe that has been resolved. If the hitch pin holes are lined up properly on the receiver on your 2015 Ford F-250 then you can use the Brophy # EA40. Otherwise, you would have to use a special Ford ball mount from a dealer.
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    I do have options for you but the longer you extend the connection point from the trailer hitch, the less capacity you will have. That said, they do not offer a ball mount that is 16" long (center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole) and offers a 12,000 lb weight capacity. I do have an extended shank ball mount that has a 12,000 lb weight capacity, the Draw-Tite Ball Mount part # 4285 but it is only 12" long when measuring from the center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. The...
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