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Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 2-3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs

Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 2-3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs

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Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 2-3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs part number C45551 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45551

  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 0 Inch
  • Rise - 2-3/4 Inch
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • Class II
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.


Features:

  • European-style ball mount features permanently attached hitch ball
  • Sturdy, steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant design
    • Chrome-plated ball
    • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish on ball mount
  • High-quality manufacturing process
    • CNC machined for strong, consistent cuts and welds
    • 7-Stage washing method ensures smooth, clean surface
  • Drawbar can be used in rise position only
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in USA


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Ball size: 1-7/8"
  • Length: 9-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball
  • Rise:
    • 2-3/4" from top of shaft to center of ball
    • 3-1/2" from top of shaft to top of ball


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45551 Curt Euro Mount - 1-1/4" - Class II






Customer Reviews

Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar with 1-7/8" Ball - 2-3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs - C45551

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (306 Customer Reviews)

Unique, 9-3/4" long ball mount features a permanently mounted, chrome-plated, 1-7/8" diameter hitch ball on a strong, corrosion-resistant, curved shank. Ball mount can be used in the rise position only. Fits 1-1/4" hitches.

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excellent build quality. I already have one on another car, and that one has weathered well. Looks much cleaner than conventional ball mount with bolt on ball. Note It is fairly long, compared to the shortest available conventional ball mount.



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I just received this hitch and am immediately impressed. It is very sleek and well made. My trailer and vehicle look great with it - much less bulky than traditional hitch ball assembly. A nice feature is clear labeling with ball size on top of ball. Looks like it will hold up but I have not used to tow yet.



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Works perfect on the back of my 04 mustang v6.



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A very nice euro ball mount, nicely painted and quite hard. I returned it because the C45571 fit my Nissan Rogue Select better (better height and didn't stick out as far.



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My motercycle trike is manufactured in Germany so the tow ball is a fitting addition to my trike.



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This is an excellent Ball. Solid construction. I haven't used it a lot, so I don't know about longevity. It works perfectly for pulling my small jon boat.



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The only draw bar that works with a 2005 Pontiac sunfire.



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Good quality products, has fitted perfectly on my car. Very happy, thanks.



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Great service and Super fast shipping !!!! Nice drawbar... looks great on my goldwing trike..... THANKS !!!!



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I am very pleased with the product and the good service...



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Every thing was fine and installed with ease.



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Excellent product and service ………………. t hanks



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Product is stylishly attractive, service is superb.



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Looks and works great!



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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great product. Fit and finish is excellent.
I've
mounted the Curt 1 1/4" hitch to my 2007 Mazdaspeed3.
Taking the rear bumper off, which only took 30 minutes (maybe a few minutes more than that) made it very easy to attach the Curt hitch to the car.
I wanted to compliment the Mazdaspeed3's overall appearance, so, I decided to go with the Curt euro ball mount 11 3/4" .
Very pleased with the outcome.


Comments
The CURT 1-1/4 HITCH along with the CURT 1-1 3/4 EURO BALL MOUNT have exceeded all my expectations and have performed excellently. The tutorial from ETRAILER made this installation a breeze. When asked or prompted, Ive highly endorsed ETRAILER for providing quality accessory products for my 2007 Mazdaspeed3. From the ROLA Roof Rack and accompanying ROLA bike racks, to the CURT Hitch and CURT EURO Ball Mount, ETRAILER has stood head and shoulders above the competition in customer service, correspondence, quality name brand products, and value for your money.Whenever I need an accessory for my Mazdaspeed3 , I check ETRAILER first. I will be a loyal customer with ETRAILER for as long as they are in business.
Al D - 11/13/2015


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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This worked out to be the perfect ball and mount for my purpose- occasionally having to use my car to tow my utility trailer. I got this and the DrawTite receiver hitch for my '99 Monte Carlo and everything went together in less time than the estimated time that had been shown. Very happy with both purchases!


Comments
Very well! Trailer is just the right height and towing is very easy.
Jon - 02/20/2021

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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The order was received, and it's perfect. I especially like the euro style hitch, fits right in with my VW and our custom trailer, that we tow about to car shows!


Comments
You are the bomb with that kit.
-- comment by: mark - 06/27/2014
Comments
How did you mount those fog lights on the front . I have a 2004 Jetta wagon and have been trying to figure this out for years. Do you have pics? Love what you did to your car!
-- comment by: Otto - 08/08/2014

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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Heavy duty! I was a little bummed when I found out how much more difficult it was to find a half inch pin for this, but no matter. It is a tad loose inside the hitch, so there's a little rattle, but I doubt it's as noticable as I make it seem. Super classy and a welcome change from the typical draw bar style. Goes great with my Volvo V70 T5. Thanks etrailer.com!



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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great Product! After installing a Curt (C11184) Hitch on my '08 BMW 135i convertible, I needed a drawbar and ball. I really liked the elegant design and one piece simplicity that this one has. It is very sturdy and the dimension measurements were accurate. The whole reason I got it was to trailer my new (old) wood boat home from the barn I found it in. Once the hitch was on and the (56146KIT) Wiring kit was installed. This drawbar slid right in. Thanks to the accurate measurements the trailer sat at the perfect height the first time.


Comments
Its now been a year and the hitch is still working wonderfully. I get plenty of comments from folks on how cute it looks. Its simple, non rugged appearance, while being strong as an ox, really works well with my little BMW convertible and delicate appearing wood boat. It was a great purchase
Rich Y - 08/02/2015


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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I dig the sleekness of the euro style ball mount. Works great.



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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The Euro style ball really isn’t a good fit for European bike rack. Very loose so the rack sways as you travel down the autobahns,


Comments
While hitch accessories like ball mounts are designed to be snug inside the receiver sometimes they can be a little loose. It could be that the ball mount specs are a little small or that the hitch receiver opening is a little bigger. We recommending using an anti-rattle device such as part # RM-061-125
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches
$32.37
to help minimize movement of the ball mount.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/14/2022

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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Love this hitch. It looks and fits my Optima perfectly. I was really pleased to find a modern looking hitch to fit on my car. Very strong, solid construction. I don't plan to pull a large trailer with my car but this will work perfectly for my utility trailer. Very friendly and helpful customer service and it was delivered faster than I hoped for. Extremely pleased. Thanks...



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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Love this item. Installed on a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, vehicle sits low so the rise on this was perfect. Installed with the Curt wiring harness #C56247 and the Drawtite Sportframe receiver #24940. Works excellent together.



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Review from a similar Euro Style Drawbar in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I am completely satisfied with the product. Great quality and excellent finish. Prompt shipping and excellent customer service. It is stylish and functional and will meet my needs for towing up to 3,500 pounds. I would definitely do business with this company again!!!


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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Measuring the Rise/Drop Needed for Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer with a Trike
    If you take the 2.625 inches you mentioned for the ball (measured from the top of the receiver opening) and subtract the ball diameter (1-7/8 inches) then the rise you would need is approximately 3/4 inches for which I recommend the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45519. Rise and drop measurements are not measured to the top of the ball. They are measured from the top of the receiver opening to the platform on which the ball sits because the coupler comes down and over the ball, plus, there are...
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  • Can a Euro Ball Mount be Used on a S Mini Cooper with the # 11130 Curt Hitch
    I spoke with my contact at Curt manufacturing and the Curt Euro Style Drawbar with 2-3/4 inch Rise, item # C45551, would be the correct Euro style ball mount for your Mini Cooper S. You will need to remember that the capacity of the hitch or vehicle, whichever is lowest, will be the maximum capacity for your vehicle, even though this drawbar is rated slightly higher. The # C45581 ball mount would be long enough, but it has a 3-1/4 inch drop and is not recommended for use on the Mini. The...
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  • Ball Mount to Use with Class II Hitch Towing Small Trailer
    Best option would be a ball mount that fits your Class II hitch directly and not to use a hitch adapter as they cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. We have the Euro style Class II ball mount with part # C45551 which has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball and a 2-3/4 inch rise. We also have a pin and clip with part # F-4 to use to secure the ball mount to the hitch.
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  • Ball Mount that Fits 1-1/4 inch Hitch with 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball
    The closest ball mount we have to the # RP7043000 that has a 1-7/8 inch ball we have the Euro style Curt ball mounts like part # C45551 which has a 2-3/4 inch rise or the # C45581 which has a 3-1/4 drop.
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  • Class II Curt Hitch Fit for 2013 Cadillac SRX
    For your 2013 Cadillac SRX the Curt Class II hitch part # C12070 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Since you have the port for the trailer wiring the Curt harness part # 56096 would fit and work well. For a 2 inch hitch ball ball-mount you would want the part # C45552 or for 1-7/8 inch part # C45551.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
    I checked with Curt and they list trailer hitch # C12120 as a fit for all versions of the 2016 Acura RLX. If you will be doing some towing I recommend the Euro style ball mounts # C45552 for a 2 inch ball or # C45551 for a 1-7/8 inch. For trailer wiring I recommend # 118626 to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Will Curt Hitch C12111 fit a 2016 Ford Escape S Model
    I am pretty sure you mean to type 2016 Escape, but yes the Curt Hitch part # C12111 has been confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2016 Ford Escape so it would work well on your S model. For a hitch ball with a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball you would want the part # C45551 or for a 2 inch ball # C45552. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56335.
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  • What Happens to Center Reverse Light When Hitch is Installed on a 2004 Mini Cooper
    The rear center light of your 2004 Mini Cooper will need to be removed to install the Curt hitch part # C11126. The hole where the light was is where the hitch opening will come out. Check out the install instructions link I attached for more info on how the hitch installs. For trailer wiring you would need the part # 119190KIT, for a ball mount # C45551 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or part # C45552 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Ball Mount for 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12002 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. This is a Class II trailer hitch that will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 3,500 pound towing capacity. I also recommend checking the towing capacity of your vehicle as listed in the owner's manual. I have attached the installation details for your review. Please note that Curt requires all non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers to be supported...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Coupler and 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
    The recommended ball mount for trailer hitch # C12270 is # C45519. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # A-80. Or another option is to use Euro ball mount # C45551.
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  • Determining Ball Mount and Wiring for 2011 Honda Pilot Towing European Trailer
    The products you need really will depend on the trailer itself. You will need to check out the coupler on the trailer as well as the wiring harness. This will let you determine which wiring connection you need as well as the ball mount style and ball size. It may be possible that you could use a standard ball mount like the # 2753 you were looking at. You would also require a ball so you could use the # 19261 for a 1-7/8" ball or the # 63845 for a 2" ball. Some European trailers and accessories...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for Harley Davidson with 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    We currently do not carry any stainless steel or chrome ball mounts for the 1-1/4 inch receiver size. We do however have many options that have the black power coat similar to the frame of your Harley Davidson and chrome hitch ball options to give you that chrome accent. I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 1-1/4" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise - 3,500 lbs # C45147 or the euro ball style ball mount # C45552. Both of these give you a 2 inch hitch ball. If you want the 1-7/8 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1992 Mercedes 400E
    There is a special circumstance when using a Class I trailer hitch for towing. Basically you will have to use the ball mount specified by the hitch manufacturer or it can void the warranty. This is to ensure that the wrong ball mount is not used (which could be too much stress on a Class I hitch). Trailer hitch C11085 does not fit your 1992 Mercedes 400E. The hitch you need is # C11816. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45503. For a compatible 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256...
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