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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs part number C45430 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45430

  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 2 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class V
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.


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)
  • Solid, 1-piece forged steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, carbide black powder coat finish
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 3" x 3" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,800 lbs
  • Length: 9" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45430 Curt Industrial Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs





Video of Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount Review

What's up everybody, Adam here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt three inch ball mount. So this is a big boy. This is for your three inch hitch receivers and it's made a forged steel so it's going to be extremely strong, getting us a gross trailer weight of 21,000 pounds and a max tongue weight of 2,800 pounds. So this is going to be able to be used in two different ways. We can have it with the drop, which is about four inches, and then we can also pull it out and flip it upside down, and that's going to be a two inch rise.

What you're going to need with this is a pin and clip, doesn't come with it, so what I suggest is grabbing a locking hitch pin and clip, might as well, just because if we didn't have a locking one we would just be able to take the pin out just like that, and then, you know, the ball mount goes bye-bye. We like to think that people don't steal stuff, but you never know. And this is what it looks like in the rise position. So whenever you do get this ball mount, grab a locking pin and clip, we have a bunch of them here. And whatever you think is best for your setup, just grab that, but definitely get one that locks.

Another thing with the ball mounts that you're gonna need is a hitch ball. So you want to make sure that the ball is going to be rated for at least the same amount as the hitch right here. So this one right now we have on there is 20,000 pounds. So we're losing a thousand pounds just by putting this ball on here. So if you want to completely max this thing out, you just want to make sure that you piece everything together properly.

And that's pretty much it when it comes to ball mounts. If you we're to upgrade, I mean, when it comes to strength, this is going to be the strongest one. The only other thing you could do, there are some different rises and drops. It's the only thing that really sets each ball mount apart from the other. But this one's just a really, really heavy-duty guy.

So whenever you do get the ball, just make sure that the mounting hole and the shank are the same size. We don't want it any bigger because it won't fit and we don't want it any smaller cause there'll be a way too much play there. So let me just pull this off real quick, so you can see, we paired it up with an inch and a quarter diameter shank. Which is the same size as the hole. So as you can see, there's no play. Maybe just a tiny bit, but that's the right size. And that's what we're really going for. Especially with these heavier duty ball mounts, you want to make sure to piece it together properly. And that's pretty much it for our look at the Curt's four's three inch trailer ball mount..


Customer Reviews

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 21,000 lbs - C45430

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (235 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

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I already have one for my camper ball and needed another for my other trailers so I wouldn’t have to switch’s balls on the mount all the time….. now I just pull the pin and swap out the whole thing


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This thing is STOUT!!!!! If you break one these, your definitely doing something VERY wrong….. also DO NOT this on your foot unless your a glutton for pain!!!!
Clay - 06/24/2022


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How to find 3 inch hitch receivers in town thank you guys so much




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I have a pickup with a 3" receiver, and this fits well. The pickup is rated for up to 21,000 pounds, and 10% tongue weight, which this mount supports/exceeds.
The three times I have rented a heavy duty trailer since having this setup, the guys at the rental location say "Thats a stout ball mount!" I don't have any plans to tow beyond 10k, but there is the possibility, so I bought the ball mount and ball to support 21k.




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THE RECEIVER HITCH WAS PLENTY HEAVY ENOUGH FOR IT PURPOSE. I THANK YOU FOR SHIPPING THE HITCH SO QUICKLY.




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I received this heavy duty ball mount quickly and in excellent shape.




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E trailer was great to work with




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A few items that I ordered were on back order
Christina J called me to let me know and continued to follow up on my order.
She let me know when the items came in and when I would I would expect them
Great customer service!!




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Great quality. Just as advertised. Expect it to work very well.




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looks very good fits like it should not crazy about made in China




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I tried twice to get this hitch and ball from [online vendor]. Twice the shipment was lost and I had to get a refund. Shipment from etrailer is right the first time and arrived quickly. Plus, since the ball is already torqued on the ball mount, I don't need to by a large socket.




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I t looks like an excellent product but I will have to return it (no fault of yours) because it is not the right hitch for my trailer and I have no other use for it. The person who sold me the trailer gave me the equipment that works for it so I am returning your product.




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Arrived sooner than expected. A very sturdy hitch with pin. I especially appreciate having the rounded edges where we frequently walk at the back of the SUV. 4" drop is correct to match my truck and trailer hitch height on my Subaru Ascent.


Comments
Still working great
Tom - 11/15/2020


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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Quick shipping! Quality of product met expectations.




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I was looking for a heavy duty ball mount for use in pulling my bumper pull cattle trailer. The mount kit I found on your website was just what I wanted, in stock and the price was reasonable. It fit my truck and the height was perfect.




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Service was excellent and responsive when I ordered. Item arrived three days after ordering. Will use a trailer again when the need arises




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Top quality, just what I was looking for. Fast shipping too!




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


As always fair pricing in stock products fast shipping who can ask for more




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Review from a similar Forged Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Thank you, delivered exactly what I ordered, when you said it was to be delivered. Well packaged, couldn’t have been any better. Looking at upgrading my lights and will give you a call



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    For your 2015 Ford F750 boom truck, there is not a ball mount rated for that weight capacity. The largest capacity is 20K for a 2-1/2 inch hitch like # C45458 or 21K for a 3 inch hitch receiver like # C45430. We don't have a trailer hitch receiver rated that high either. It appears the truck does have the towing capacity to handle that trailer, but you will need to use a direct mount like the Curt Pintle Hook - Bolt On - 30,000 lbs # C48215. A pintle hook and lunette ring combination...
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