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Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to 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 Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs part number C45456 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45456

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Class V
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,700 lbs
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 1/2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


45456 Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs

Replaces 45452






Customer Reviews

Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs - C45456

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (88 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

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Just what I wanted. I am not a fan of the adapter on my Chevy 2500 so I prefer the 3" receiver. This one is solid and offers a small range of height adjustment. 479839


Comments
Holding up great, still looks brand new and working well.
William - 02/28/2019

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Rated for 20K 900528



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I got exactly what I expected in a timely manner in good condition. The product is very good quality and I am very happy. It will fit right into my operation and be used accordingly. I would buy this again from Etrailer.com. 883064



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by: 08/31/2020

Good quality. 881877



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Heavy duty but I had to order an 1 1/4" shank on the ball for the proper fit. 871278



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Excellent fast service. Wouldn’t change a thing! 857219



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I have been towing trailers many years With no issues until recently. Trailer weights have increased and loads also. My three way ball with 2 5/16 was torn off of tubing because of insufficient welding, I was very lucky. Yes I went to a solid receiver with bolt style ball. Very great setup. Thanks curt for designing heavy hitches and etrailer for easy ordering. 831524



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Exactly what I needed. 831099



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It fit perfectly and is definitely heavy duty! 826411



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One heavy hunk of metal. 811670



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These ball mounts are great. Use them commercially to deliver equipment. Will buy more from these guys! 798740



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Always a great experience working with customer service. 793195



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Product description is spot on heavy duty hitch. Will use this on the farm so it gets abused pretty much daily. 779327



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Selection and price were great and products were shipped fast. Will be a repeat buyer when in need again. 777665



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fits perfect 764825



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Heavy Duty and solid. 763513



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Great service and prices and products! Ordered and it was immediately shipped. Got it quick! 727162



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I received everything that I requested in a short time even with the free shipping. The ball mount and the balls I requested and the 2-5/16th ball and the 2" ball were just what I needed. the ball cap for the 2-5/16 ball fit perfect the ball cap for the 2" was really just made for the smaller ball. I would recommend that they make a ball cap for just the 2" ball. Got it to fit but not that well. I will need breaks for my boat trailer after this season and I plan on using etrailer for those parts. will need to call them before I make purchase as Im not sure how to size them up. 699995



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I am a fan of Curt products. etrailer.com got it to me in 2 days! 695432



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Good 695287



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Nice powder coat finish. Required spec for a dump trailer. 656845


Comments
As good as the day it was first put into service.
steve k - 06/12/2020

80606

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Received exactly as described! 640974



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Great quality 636954



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Ordered with the ball. Very solid product. Etrailer came through as usual. 636373


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Class V Ball Mount
    If the top of your hitch ball is about an inch different in height than the top of your coupler this is actually okay. You are 100% correct that it is important to have your hitched trailer level, but starting out with the hitch ball very slightly higher or lower is not a concern. You do not see many fixed ball mounts with 1-inch or rise or drop for this reason. If you wish you can use an adjustable Class V 2-1/2-inch ball mount like # FA49-00-5625.
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  • Recommended Options for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Ball Mount and Rock Tamers Mud Flaps
    The Curt # C45456 has a length of 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. To allow you to us the Rock Tamers you have, I recommend the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # 325-GH-064 which has a 9 inch center to center measurement but has a different shape to allow for the better fit. I don't know if your Rocktamers will fit with the extra 1/2 inch with the different shape or not, but wanted you to have all your options. The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender...
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  • Will Curt 2-1/2 Inch Ball Mount Fit a Factory 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Ford F-450
    The issue with the Ford factory 2-1/2 inch receiver is that the radius of the rounded corners is different than the radius of the rounded corners on the Titan shank you mentioned and possibly other ball mounts. We have not had any complaints about fit with the Curt ball mount # C45456. So on the off chance that there was a slight issue you could sand off some of the powdercoating on the ball mount shank, not any of the metal, and that will help it fit.
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  • How Wide is Curt Forged Ball Mount 45456 at the Ball Platform
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Curt forged ball mount # C45456 to measure it for you. The width at the platform is 3-1/16 inches wide. And in case you were curious, the platform is 1 inch thick.
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  • Recommended 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball and Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches # C45456 referenced in your question represents the highest capacity ball mount we currently have available that will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. As you mentioned, this particular unit has a maximum trailer weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. It is compatible with the 1-1/4 inch shank on the B&W 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball # BWHB94004 that you referenced. When used together, you will just need to follow the lower 20,000 pound capacity on...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin to Work with Curt Forged Ball Mount
    We have hitch pins to work with the Curt Forged Ball Mount, part # C45456, however it doesn't include one. I recommend the Curt Pin and Clip, part # C21510, for a standard pin, or even better, part # e98881 for a locking pin. If you also need a compatible hitch ball use part # 63840.
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  • How Much Does the Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # C45456 Weigh
    The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # C45456 has a shipping weight of 16 lbs. If you take away a few pounds for the shipping materials that leaves you with about 13 lbs - 14 lbs for the ball mount itself.
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  • Complete Specs of Curt Forged Ball Mount C45456
    No problem whatsoever, as there do seem to be quite a few 1's and 2's in the product description for the Curt Forged Ball Mount # C45456. It has a weight capacity of 20,000 lbs and fits in 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It will also give you either 1/2 inch of drop or 2 inches of rise. It also has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,700 lbs and will accept a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840. I've added a link to a video review of this ball mount for...
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  • What Finish is on the Commercial Duty Curt Forged Ball Mount # 45456?
    The Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 1/2" Rise - 2" Drop - 20,000 lbs # C45456 does have a more matte black finish to it. Curt calls it Carbide Black and use it on many of their products. Just like other powder coat finishes, it is corrosion-resistant.
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  • Can Curt Forged Ball Mount be Used in Either Rise or Drop Position
    Yes, the Curt Forged Ball Mount, part # C45456, can be used in either the rise or drop position. It provides either a 1/2 inch of rise or 2 inches of drop. I've linked an article to help you determine the amount of rise or drop you need to see if this Curt will work for you. If you also need a hitch ball use part # 63840. A locking hitch pin, like part # e98881, isn't a bad idea either.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Ford F450 Cab and Chassis
    The Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. x 6" Long Welded To 1/2" Mounting Plate # 3371804055 would work as a replacement but won't allow you to use the trailer you are seeking to use due to the height unless you use a drop ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4283. Then you can use the Pin and Clip # PC3 and hitch ball # 19286. If you want a higher towing capacity overall when you include the other components,...
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  • Is there a Ball Mount Larger than a Class V 2-1/2 Inch
    If your hitch receiver opening is larger than 2-1/2 inches then the next step up is a 3 inch if you are talking about physical size and not capacity. The 3 inch ball mount you need is # 40701 if this is the case. The hitch ball to fit is # C40085. This is not a common size though so I do recommend verifying the size of the receiver opening on the hitch. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page. If you mean capacity then the highest capacity 2-1/2 inch ball mount that we...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C15704 for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500
    We do have the installation instructions available for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C15704. They can be found on the product page, next to a little picture of a wrench. But I have also included a link to the instructions below. Just a few additional tips I can offer. Installation of this hitch requires temporary removal of the bumper during installation. It will fit with a full sized spare tire stowed under vehicle, as long as it is the factory spare. If your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500...
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  • Will Curt Class V Trailer hitch C15860 Fit a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    I checked with Curt and hitch # C15860 is listed in their application guide as a fit for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500. The application guide is not the same as the fit guide. The application guide is more up to date and updated frequently. The fit guide on the other hand takes some time to catch up. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45456. It takes a ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    Originally, because the radius at the inside corners of the Ford OEM hitches were more rounded than usual, getting aftermarket hitch accessories that would fit was a problem. Ballmounts could be altered to fit by sanding off the powder coat at the corners. In the meanwhile, Reese has altered the design of the ball mount slightly by rounding the shank edges so that it will be compatible with the Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch receivers. I have confirmed this with Reese. The # RP45322 ballmount...
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  • Available 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Balls
    We offer many 2-5/16-inch hitch balls that you can see by clicking on the included link. First, you will want to select the required shank diameter to match the hole size on your ball mount. The 2-5/16-inch hitch balls we carry come in the following shank diameters: 1-inch 1-1/4-inch 1-3/8-inch 1-1/2-inch 2-inch You also need to select a ball with the appropriate length of shank so that it will fit your ball mount and allow enough room to install the lock washer and nut. Our...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 for Heavy Boat Trailer
    For a trailer hitch with more towing capacity than you'd need the Curt hitch part # C15810 would be an excellent option. This hitch as towing capacities of 20,000 lbs which would work well for you. As long as you are sure you under the truck's capacity still this would allow you to tow your trailer. You should note that this is a 2-1/2 inch hitch so you may need a compatible ball mount like with part # C45456 which also has a 20k capacity. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part...
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  • Selecting a Ball Mount for Use with Curt 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball # C40087
    The Curt 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball with 2-Inch Rise # C40087 requires a ball mount with a ball platform that is at least 3/8-inches thick and that has a 1-1/4-inch ball hole. A ball mount that fits this requirement is the Curt # C45456 that fits into 2-1/2-inch hitches. If you need a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball and the ability to raise the height of the hitch ball relative to the trailer coupler you can go about this in another way. You can get the height increase you need from an adjustable...
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  • Recommended Transportation of Motorcycle and Boat Trailer with a 2003 Ford F-350 Long Bed Diesel
    I do have a solution for you, but there aren't any motorcycle carriers that also are capable of towing a trailer. The best solution is for you to transport your motorcycle in the bed of your truck with some ratchet straps like # EM05710 and to help load it with a ramp like # EM07464. Then tow your boat trailer with a ball mount and ball. To determine the correct ball mount needed for your trailer you will need to take a few quick measurements. I have linked a Help Article on how to...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    I have a solution for you, but the Diversi Tech Ball Mount part # DTLBM8200 is designed to fit 2 inch hitches so it wouldn't work for your truck that has a 2-1/2 inch hitch. For a ball mount confirmed to fit your hitch size with the same amount of drop (2 inches), you would want the Curt Forged Ball Mount part # C45456. This ball mount has a 20k capacity which would be way more than you would need. For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # 63840.
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