1. Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
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  3. Adjustable Ball Mount
  4. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  5. Drop - 8 Inch
  6. Rise - 9 Inch
Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K

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Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Weigh Safe. Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K part number WS8-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Weigh Safe Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - WS8-2

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Weigh Safe
  • Two Balls
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Built-In TW Scale
  • Aluminum Shank - Silver
  • Stainless Steel Ball

Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


  • Ball mount with included hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Tongue weight scale built into the ball mount platform helps you balance your trailer
    • Promotes safe towing - lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
    • Simple operation - automatically provides a measurement every time you couple your trailer
    • Efficient and hassle-free - eliminates the need for separate or commercial scales
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount platform up or down shank and secure in place with included dual locking pins
      • 2 Keys are included
  • 2 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove the ball-retaining lock pin from the platform, insert ball, and reinsert pin
  • 6061 T6 billet aluminum shank and mounting platform provide superior strength and durability
    • Solid block construction provides greater strength than hollow steel competitors while also maintaining a light weight
    • Rustproof for a clean finish that stands the test of time
  • Stainless steel hitch balls are corrosion resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified and VESC Regulations V-5 compliant
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • 2-5/16" Diameter hitch ball: 10,000 lbs
    • 2" Diameter hitch ball: 8,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Distance between hitch pin holes: 1-1/8"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Pin hole closest to ball: 8-1/2"
    • Pin hole farthest from ball: 9-5/8"
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Scale gauge diameter: 1-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for scale gauge

Weigh Safe ball mount coupled to a trailer

This Weigh Safe ball mount has an easy-to-use, built-in scale that measures your trailer's tongue weight every time you tow. If the scale indicates that your tongue weight is too low or too high, you can adjust it before you head out so that you can complete your journey with the peace of mind that your setup is safe.

What is Tongue Weight?

Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 percent - and should not exceed 15 percent - of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 10,000-lb trailer should have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. You can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding cargo, or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any of your towing components.

Why is Tongue Weight So Important?

Weigh Safe helps ensure proper trailer tongue weight

Simply put, too little tongue weight can cause trailer sway and too much tongue weight can cause the tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.

Built-In Tongue Weight Scale

The gauge of the Weigh Safe built-in tongue weight scale

The Weigh Safe ball mount's built-in scale signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer's tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station, or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe's built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Easily Adjusts to Fit Your Setup

Weigh Safe ball mount has adjustable height

Adjusting and setting up the Weigh Safe ball mount to work with your specific trailer is easy. First, unlock and pull out the dual pins and remove the platform from the shank. Next, pull out the hitch ball retaining pin from the back of the platform and insert either the 2" or 2-5/16" hitch ball. A 1-7/8" hitch ball (WSB-L - sold separately) is also available. Then reinsert the retaining pin to secure the ball to the platform. Replace the platform and slide it along the shank to the desired height. Insert the dual pins and use one of the included keys to lock the pins in place.

Weigh Safe ball mounts installed in drop and rise positions

The Weigh Safe ball mount can be used in either the drop or rise position to best suit your application.

Superior Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction

From the first moment that you lay eyes on the Weigh Safe ball mount you'll see that you're getting a superior, well-made product. The Weigh Safe's shank and ball mount platform are made entirely of 6061 T6 billet aluminum, which is the same material that is used to build aircraft components, automobile frames, and freight liners. This type of aluminum is known for having superior strength while maintaining its light weight, which makes it highly desirable over hollow steel components. 6061 T6 aluminum is also rustproof, which means the Weigh Safe hitch will maintain its clean, shiny, and impressive appearance for years to come. And the hitch balls are made of solid stainless steel, offering far greater protection against rust and corrosion than other steel hitch balls that are only painted or plated on the surface.

The Weigh Safe ball mount meets VESC V-5 regulations and is SAE J684 certified. These regulatory bodies - the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission and the Society for Automotive Engineers - create standards for the design, construction, and performance of automotive and towing accessories. Weigh Safe has had this ball mount thoroughly tested in simulation to ensure that it complies with these standards. The result is a strong, safe, sturdy product that is built to last.

WS8-2 Weigh-Safe Trailer Hitches with Tongue Weight Gauge - 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - 8 Inch Drop - 2 Inch Hitches

Customer Reviews

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K - WS8-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (855 Customer Reviews)

Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

- WS8-2

Very nice product. Shipped super fast. Seems expesive unless you consider two different size stainless balls are included with the hitch. Perfect for anyone towing different size trailers around salt water 935198

- WS8-2

Great Hitch! But would like to see one that has the receiver portion of the hitch attached off center of the hitch. | 922922

- WS8-2

8000 lb 2" ball and 10000 lb 2.5/16" ba ll. 898298

- WS8-2

Item is exactly what everyone needs out of a hitch. I have used every level of the lift/lower and all the connections. I only had the one use for it originally, since buying this hitch I have never had to worry about whether I had the right size or connection for any trailer I needed to pull. Something that came in very handy in the year of Murphy's Law (2020). Only down side is it collects road grime like a magnet. Your undercarriage could be spotless and this thing would require gloves to take off. I would suggest keeping a box of disposable gloves around if you plan to take it off all the time, or buying the dark colored one if you plan on leaving it on. 898123

- WS8-2

Thank you for the fast service 868877

- WS8-2

This Adjustable drop height receiver is very high quality and just what I need to tow my 2 different trailers with my ford Explorer ... And eTrailer's customer service rep was very helpful finding this one on their website for me ,.. this was a 5 Star shopping experience and a 5 Star product. 864936

- WS8-2

The Weight Safe Hitch tows great, easy to raise and lower, the scale will not register properly until you have 100+ ponds of tongue weight and really the only issue I have is my second hitch did not come with a dust cover for the lock, when you spend this much on a hitch a plastic dust cover should be included. 849612

- WS8-2

Excellent, just what I needed 829817

- WS8-2

Exactly as advertised. 819391

- WS8-2

It's the best thing , wish I had it a long time ago . 800953

- WS8-2

Love it had a problem with the gauge leaking the company sent a pick up tag fixed it and sent it right back great customer service 800140

- WS8-2

Great product I tow tow different trailers ones a boat trailer the other a Rv camper under 2800 pounds. The adjustment is easy for keeping the load level while traveling. I noticed with other hitches that after the first year owning corrosion was bad on them. this adjustable hitch is easy to remove and rise and lower strong aluminum and the ball 2” is changeable to a 2 5/16” when needed. Did I mention it comes with both balls. I would definitely recommend. 799206

- WS8-2

Great quality product! Fits great and easy to use. Highly recommend for anyone in the market for a new drop hitch! 784035

- WS8-2

I drive a Wrangler with a low tongue weight limit. This WeighSafe hitch makes tongue weight easily readable. It's not cheap, but I like the use of non-corrosive materials and thick aluminum parts. The balls are solid stainless steel, not just chromed like cheaper hitches. I bought the optional 1-7/8 ball so I can travel with all three sizes. I have had many people ask "what's that gauge on your hitch", It's fun to answer that it's a live tongue weight measurement. 772690

- WS8-2

A little pricey but so far I love it. I could usually guess close enough for tongue weight but this takes the guessing out of it. 764306

- WS8-2

I’ve constantly been using this unit for a year. Best trailer hitch ever. Everything still functions like it was brand new, scale still works great, easy switch between ball units, super secure. I highly recommend this trailer hitch. 762411

- WS8-2

Poor craftsmanship. The pins broke loose. Everything wobbles and feels horrible when you’re hauling something. 748854

- WS8-2

Worked OK at first. The scale is off a great deal at the lower weights. Eventually play in both the ball mount slide and receiver locations increased. My guess is that any play will increase with aluminum equipment. The changeout of position and ball size is very easy though. 747476

- WS8-2

I wanted the Weigh Safe Ball Mount so I could stop guessing what the tongue weight was. Now I can tow with confidence that my trailer is properly loaded and balanced. The unit is obviously well-made and heavy-duty. My only complaint is that since there are so many "moving parts" (the receiver bar, the ball mount, and the ball) the whole assembly is loose. This causes a lot of movement and noise while towing. Nevertheless, the looseness doesn't seem to affect towing performance. 739513

- WS8-2

I ordered this Weigh Safe 8inch drop hitch on 12/20/19 and it arrived on 12/24/19. Perfect timing in order to have it for Christmas. Haven't used it yet as I am waiting for Christmas Day. Let you all know when I start using it. Thank you etrailer.com 734144

- WS8-2

Just received these items. Seemingly very high quality 724467

- WS8-2

It’s been a great hitch so far. No complaints, easy to adjust, switch balls and very light weight. 720249

- WS8-2

Looks great I have yet to use it but it’s the only hitch I will ever need now 703779

- WS8-2

I just received, Looks everything OK 700007

- WS8-2

Beautiful hitch, just wish I knew it did not come with a locking pin. 694702

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