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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 6" Rise - 8" Drop - 21,000 lbs

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 6" Rise - 8" Drop - 21,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 10-1/2" 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 - 6" Rise - 8" Drop - 21,000 lbs part number C45432 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45432

  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 6 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 10-1/2" 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: 10-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 8" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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45432 Curt Industrial Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 6" Rise - 8" Drop - 21,000 lbs





Video of Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 6" Rise - 8" 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 Forged Ball Mount Review

How's it going everybody Clayton here at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be checking out the Curt Forged Ball Mount for two and a half inch hitches. Now this ball mount is going to be pretty awesome because it's going to be a solid shank. Now, this is what it's going to look like when it's installed on our hitch. And I do suggest picking up a locking pin, you can find those here at etrailer. That's just going to help protect our investment.

This is what our ball mount is going to look like whenever it's not being used in our vehicle. As you can see, it's pretty beefy, and that's good. We're going to get a really high weight capacity. But we'll get into the weight capacity here in just a second. But taking a look at the end of our ball mount, you're going to see that there's no opening.

That's going to be because it's forged out of a solid piece of metal, giving it a lot more strength. A lot of the other ball mounts out there on the market, are going to have an opening back here in the back, and that's just going to be a point of failure, because whenever these start to rust, that's a really good area for that rust to get in there and really corrode our ball mount. So like I said, this ball mount is going to give us a really high weight capacity. As far as towing, we're going to have a 20,000 pound towing capacity. So that's going to be how much the ball mount can actually pull.

We're gonna have a 2,700 pound tongue weight rating. Now chances are that this ball mount is actually gonna be rated a lot higher than your vehicle. So you need to check with your vehicle's owner's manual, and make sure that it's rated to tow at these capacities. If there is a difference, always go with the lowest number between the two. And this weight capacity is going to vary on which ball that you have installed.

Our ball mount isn't going to come with an actual hitch ball, so you will need to pick one up here at etrailer, whether that be two inch or two and five sixteenths. We can now take a closer look at our ball mount. You will notice that the finish is quite a bit different on here than your traditional ball mount. And that's because this is going to be a black carbide finish. And the black carbide is going to hold up to rust and corrosion and a lot better over time, and that's just going to extend the life of our actual ball mount. Now when you do compare that to a lot of other ball mounts or any hitch mounted accessories out there on the market, they're going to use a black powder coat or some sort of powder coating and finish. And powder coating is good, but the problem is when ever that rattles around in a receiver tube opening, it's going to knock off some of that powder coating, creating a place for rust. That's what really is so good about this black carbide. It's just so much more durable, and I really just like the way that it looks. And our ball mount is going to use a standard five eighths pin. So that's really nice because they're very common. And as far as installing our ball mount into our receiver tube opening, it's going to mount just like any other hitch mounted accessory. Simply just slide it in until your pin hole lines up. Our ball mount is going to give us a four inch drop. That's going to be four inches from the top of the ball mount here, down to the platform. This is very important for whenever you're pulling a trailer because you want that trailer as level as possible. So you just want to make sure that the four inch drop is going to be appropriate for your trailer. And if you do need to use this in the rise position, we are going to get a two and a half inch rise. And another important dimension of our ball mount, is going to be from our pin hole opening to the center of our ball. And in this case, it's going to be eight and a half inches. You just want to keep that number in mind if you're using it on anything that has a bumper that kind of hangs over, just so you know you have enough ground clearance. And as far as the dimensions on the ball, you're just going to need to pick up a ball that has an inch and a quarter shank. That way, it fits nicely into the platform of our ball mount. You can find a whole lot of options here at etrailer. This is going to be a great option for you guys that are pulling the same trailer all the time. A lot of the adjustable ball mounts out there have a lot of moving pieces, a lot of things to lose or break. So if you do happen to be pulling the same trailer, this is probably going to be the best option for you. And with our coupler locked down, we're now ready to hit the road. That's going to do it for our look at the Curt Forged Ball Mount for two and a half inch hitches..


Customer Reviews

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 6" Rise - 8" Drop - 21,000 lbs - C45432

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3107 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 10-1/2" 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.

- C45432
by:

The ball mount and stainless steel ball are exactly what I wanted. This is a 3" square hitch, so pretty heavy stuff. It is finished nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing it on my truck tomorrow morning. The shipping was free and arrived in time for the weekend! Could not be a better way to do business. Thank you.



- C45432
by:

Product came through exactly as advertised and it is of high quality. Fast service with prompt delivery. The sales lady was very helpful and knowledgeable with the three products I ordered. I recommend using etrailer for your trailer parts.



- C45432
by:

My first experience etrailer and products they offer. Gotta say, I ordered the wrong item and no issue for the return process...... They also appear to only offer the best quality products. Very happy to this point and they will be my go to source for towing related parts.



- C45432
by:

Great price, easy to order, excellent quality, fast delivery. Thank you.



- C45432
by:

This product was easy to look up and delivery was in a timely manner. Very happy with Etrailer every time I ordered from them.



- C45432
by:

very good service



- C45036
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I have two of these. My first I bought two years ago. I very highly recommend this Curt Class III Ballmount 2" Drop because of its price, durability and quality. I towed various class 3 loads with ease and confidence with this ballmount. It slides into the hitch and does its job without fail. It looks excellent after towing a load. etrailer's price is about as good as it gets and delivery is very speedy.


Comments
The Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2 Ball - 2 - 7,500 lbs is a very high quality, very heavy duty piece of towing equipment. I highly recommend it for anyone, professional or home user, for mid-level towing jobs.
Peter - 02/07/2021


- C45340
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Not easy to find a 16k lb load rated Class IV rated ball mount for 2" hitches. Was happy to find it. My hitch is only rated to 11k lbs, but opted for this one for peace of mind. Shank and ball mount is solid steel (not bent)l. Functional load rating is printed on a sticker (not etched on the shank). Was a bit bummed about that, but for the price, thought it was worth it. Upon receipt, black paint had chipped off in some areas and required a touch-up. Made in China. If you get one of these, you will also need to buy some kind of hitch clamp/shim.


Comments
When it comes to shipping hitches and some ball mounts, it is very common for them to arrive with scratches. We recommend using a rust-oleum type paint to cover the scratchesspots. This will prevent any corrosion in the future. I have a link attached for your reference. I have also sent this over to customer service for them to reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/17/2022


- C45030
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This hitch receiver was extremely high quality and easy to install as advertised. The wiring kit was also easy enough to plug in to my existing wiring harness. This is my second hitch receiver purchased from etrailer and I'm very satisfied!



- C45070
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Perfect height for my boat trailer on 2021 Toyota Rav 4 Adventure with EcoHitch. Quick service and easy ordering.



- D-26
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This was the perfect hitch length for my F-150 allowing me to open tailgate all the way down without having to unhitch trailer. Wouldn’t watch to go any longer though.


Comments
Works great but now I’m changing over to iron jaws for safety reasons. I do not believe it will allow my tailgate down all the way but it’s more safe
Donald - 04/07/2022


- C45055
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I purchased this hitch to pull my utility trailer with. It was easy to order, arrived on time, and simple to install/use. This hitch is built very well and strong, and has a good coating finish on it. Great product!


Comments
Trailer hitch has performed very well, no issues with it. Happy with the purchase.
Darryl - 04/06/2022


- C45456
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This thing looks hollow in these pictures but I assure you it is solid metal through and through . Very heavy piece and I now realize I made the right choice. The one thing I didn't like about it is the fact you can't find a ball with the correct size shaft to fit the hole precisely , so the one you have to use makes the lock washer sit at a canter in the hole above the nut, its a good thing my shaft has a cotter pin..


Comments
Still satisfied with my purchase, ive had no problems with it. I have not had any issues with it coming loose. The best part about it is not having to pull the receiver out every time I have to change trailer ball sizes.
Monty - 02/07/2022


- C45056
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I was disappointed in this Curt-It was just oversized enough to keep it from slipping into my 2-inch hitch-it wasn't the paint-just wouldn't fit-to be fair it may have been the new extension used as it was a mess. I am giving it 5 stars because I think it is a fluke of some kind. The welds on this lets you know it is a quality product.



- C45034
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very pleased with etrailer. Very easy to order from website. Fast delivery, easy to install ,perfect fit . Thanks. .


Comments
Perfect as I expected with no problems so far
George - 08/07/2021


- C45028
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I have purchased other products from your company in the past and not only find the products high quality but the shopping experience is superior. Very fast shipping and constant updates on the items expected arrival date. Thanks so much.



- C45042
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This was purchased for towing a 7k GTWR utility/landscape trailer with my 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT 4x4. I measured for necessary drop before ordering, and the 4" drop is darn near perfect. It's a great help that the 2-5/16" ball comes complete, installed and torqued properly at the factory. Appears to be quality construction, fits and functions perfectly. I have no complaints or issues.



- D-26
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I bought this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount because of its longer length. This would position my boat far enough away from the back hatch of my car, that I can open the hatch without fear of hitting my boat. It has worked exactly as I hoped, and would highly recommend this item, and etrailier. I have bought other items from etrailer and have never been disappointed in the items or customer service.


Comments
It is still working as advertised and what I had hoped for. No problems. Would recommend to anyone needing a little extra room between the back of the tow vehicle and the boattrailer.
Luke - 06/11/2021


- C45458
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hitch ball and mounts all ready to the test!!! Great Products!! Five Star e-trailer team, very informative, fast and accurate shipping, perfect packaging and "GREAT" customer service"


Comments
WORK PERFECT! rust all over hitch ball, next, ill replace it for a chromed one
Antonio - 01/24/2016



- C45064
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The Curt Class III 2" Ball Mount & Ball is as described. It is a quality product and has held up well over the last year of use. My questions were answered in advance and the deliver was on time. I would definitely order from etrailer.com again and I do recommend the ball mount.


Comments
Excellent product. No issues at all with the ball mount and ball. I appreciate the follow-through by etrailer. Just the fact they inquired about my satisfaction speaks highly of the company. As for shipping complaints I read about? That is really out of their hands. By now we all likely have shipping horror stories whether one uses USPS, UPS or FedEx. The product quality is top notch and customer service is great. I will order from etrailer again. I wish they installed trailer hitches as well.
L f - 11/12/2021


- C45036
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


My OEM Tow Hitch receiver was rusted out and the Ball mount was rusted to it, I had to replace both and the install went smooth. After I installed the Curt Tow Hitch Receiver I slid in the Curt Ball Mount and secured it with the included pin and cotter pin and I was off to the harbor to Launch my Waverunners for a fun filled day.



- C45030
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Ball mount maintains the tow capacity for hitch, 7,500/750



- C45028
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I used this on a 2014 Ford Fusion with a Reese receiver hitch made for my vehicle. Either the neck of the drop hitch is not long enough to get the ball a few inches away from the vehicle or the Reese receiver hitch sits too far under the vehicle.


Comments
The center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch sits approximately 4-1/4 inches under the rear bumper of your Fusion. This ball mount measures only 5-9/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole. For a ball mount with similar rise but much more clearance for your bumper I recommend the Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-14 inch Hitches # 36065
Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5" Rise - 10" Long - 3,500 lbs
$20.25
for use on your 2014 Ford Fusion. The Draw-Tite ball mount offers 10 inches of clearance from center of the hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball hole.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 04/19/2020


- C45036
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Application: 2017 Toyota Highlander Good fit/finish, installed easily and does its job well. Would purchase from etrailer again.



- D-28
by:

Review from a similar Curt Steel Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Product is exactly as described on the etrailer.com website and measurements and dimensions fit perfect. Easy phone order process and prompt delivery, standard shipping arrived 3 business days after the order was placed. The extra long version of the ball mount makes it perfect for me to put on the bike rack while towing my horses.


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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Available 2-1/2-Inch Fixed and Adjustable Ball Mounts with 8-Inches of Drop
    The Curt 21K Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45432 is intended for extra-heavy-duty 3-inch hitch receivers. It does have the 8-inches of drop you need, but we have similar ball mounts in the 2-1/2-inch hitch size you require and you can see these on the linked page. We have both fixed ball mounts as well as adjustable ball mounts like Flash E Series # FA42-00-2825.
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  • What Hitch Ball Does Curt 3" Ball Mount Use and How Much Does Ball Mount Weigh?
    The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches # C45432 weighs 27.85 lbs according to Curt. In regards to the platform, I spoke with a representative of Curt who told me it was 1" thick; in addition, the diameter of the hitch ball hole is 1-1/4". For a 2-5/16" hitch ball with a 20,000 lb capacity the Curt # C40008, which has a 2-3/4" long and 1-1/4" diameter shank, would work, or if you need a 2" hitch ball the Curt # A-90 has a 10,000 lb capacity with a 2-5/8" long. For a hitch...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount for 3 Inch Hitch on 2018 Ram 2500
    We do have adjustable ball mounts that fit the 3" hitch on your 2018 Ram 2500 but there is not an option for an adjustable ball mount from Curt at this time; instead I strongly recommend checking out the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS30040B. The Tow & Stow will fit your 3" hitch and will give you a maximum drop of 7-1/2" and maximum rise of 7". It comes with a 2" hitch ball that has a maximum capacity of 7,500 lbs and a 2-5/16" hitch ball with a maximum capacity of 21,000 lbs. The...
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