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2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K

2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K

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Raw, heat-treated hitch ball from B&W has a 1-1/4" diameter x 3-1/4" long shank with 12 threads per inch. Built-in rise lets you match ball to your trailer's height. Designed for heavy-duty towing. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from B and W. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K part number BWHB94003 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch Ball - BWHB94003

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Raw Steel
  • 3-1/4 Inch Shank Length
  • B and W

Raw, heat-treated hitch ball from B&W has a 1-1/4" diameter x 3-1/4" long shank with 12 threads per inch. Built-in rise lets you match ball to your trailer's height. Designed for heavy-duty towing.


Features:

  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Built-in rise lets you easily match ball to trailer height
    • Trailer hitch ball sits an extra inch above the ball mount platform
  • Fine threads (12 threads per inch) provide tight, strong grip
  • Heat-treated steel is durable
  • Raw finish
  • Lock washer and nut included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 3-1/4" long
  • Rise: 1"
  • Weight capacity: 24,000 lbs


HB94003 B and W Heat-Treated Hitch Ball with 1" Rise - 2-5/16" - 24,000 lbs




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Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K

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Video Transcript for B and W Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - BWHB94003 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BWHB94003. This is the B and W two and five sixteenth inch hitch ball. The hitch ball is going to provide a good connection point for your trailers coupler. It's going to feature the built in rise. That's going to let you easily mesh the ball to your trailer height. The trailer hitch ball is going to sit about an extra inch above the ball mount platform.

This unit is going to feature a fine thread system about twelve threads per inch. It's going to provide a nice, tight, strong grip. It's made from a heat treated steel. It's very strong and durable. It has the raw steel finish.

You're going to get the hitch ball, the lock washer, as well as the nut. The product is made in the USA. The ball diameter on this unit is going to be two and five sixteenths of an inch and it's going to have a weight capacity of twenty-four thousand pounds. We'll take a look at some other dimensions real quick starting with the shank diameter. That's going to give us a measurement of an inch and a quarter. The shank length measuring from the bottom of the rise to the end of the threaded portion is going to measure three and one quarter of an inch.

The rise is going to give us a measurement of about one inch. Now this unit, when installing it, it's designed for a ball mount platform with a thickness of at least three eighths of an inch. Take a look at the overall length. Measuring from edge to edge, it's going to be about seven and one quarter of an inch and then from the top of the hitch ball to the bottom of the rise, it's going to measure about four inches. When installing this, this portion right here goes through the ball hole on the ball mount platform. Then, on the underside of the ball mount platform goes the lock washer, followed by the nut.

Then you will need to torque it down to the specifications listed by the manufacture to finish off the installation. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BWHB94003.


Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K - BWHB94003

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (240 Customer Reviews)

Raw, heat-treated hitch ball from B&W has a 1-1/4" diameter x 3-1/4" long shank with 12 threads per inch. Built-in rise lets you match ball to your trailer's height. Designed for heavy-duty towing.

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Made in the USA with a great load rating. Very thin finish; mine arrived with rust spots.



- BWHB94003
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use it on a ford tractor to pull a dump trailer works great never disappointed with anything i get at etrailer



- BWHB94003
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The gooseneck hitch in my pickup was threaded to accept a ball. The threads were damaged beyond repair and this was the only ball I could find with a long enough shank to reach through my hitch plate and still have enough threads for a nut on the backside. Worked perfectly. Just what I needed! Ball is high quality and well made.



- BWHB94003
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GREAT QUALITY!



- BWHB94003
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Nicole R at etrailer.com went the extra mile to find this hard to find hitch ball with a long shank. The hitch ball is as specified.



- BWHB94003
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Great hitch ball...... Actually the only I could find on line that would adapt to my Case tractor (needed a 3"+shank so the lock washer could be used with the nut) draw bar and could handle the weight with my dump trailer ....... 13 tons



- BWHB94003
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The long shank worked great on my tractors drawbar for pulling a trailer in the field with a tractor.



- BWHB94003
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VERY GOOD PRODUCT WOULD RECOMMEND TO AN YONE.



- BWHB94003
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Great quality



- BWHB94003
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Shipping time, quality of product, and services... excellent.



- BWHB94003
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Very good service & shipping very good product,



- BWHB94003
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Product was delivered as described. Good packaging, and fast shipping.



- BWHB94003
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Great product just what I wanted



- BWHB94003
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Product was perfect!! Got it very quick!! Will definitely was again!!



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- BWHB94050
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


The B&W 2 5/16" ball is of a high quality build, just what I would expect. My only concern is that the base of the ball has no flat grab sides for a wrench to hold it still while the nut is being tightened. Once I got it as tight as I could, both the nut, shank and ball rotated as one. I did not want to use a pipe wrench to hold the base of the ball and gouge tool marks into the metal and finish. Something with this much weight rating, I think, should be able to be tightened down to a recommended torque spec, which was absent from the mounting instructions. I tightened it as much as I could and put a torque stripe along the mount, nut and threads... So far, it has not moved. Other than that, I think its great.


Comments
Our installers typically wrap the trailer ball with a rag or towel so that they can get a good grip on the ball but not damage the finish.
-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 06/23/2018


- BWHB94005
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Used this hitch ball for a custom gooseneck hitch I made for a semi, the original was to short so in external articulation I would scrap the gooseneck and hitch. Buy this ball with the 1” lift in it really helped and I can’t get the hitch to hit anymore! Working great



- BWHB94050
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


I selected this ball to equip a heavy-duty W/D hitch system that I was buying for my new truck. I didn't actually need equipment with this much capacity given that our current trailer only weighs ~5200 lbs loaded, but I didn't want to have to replace anything if we upgrade to a much heavier trailer since the truck can easily handle anything that I'd ever dare to tow. This ball is still in perfect condition (I keep it clean & greased), and the only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was impossible to tighten fully to spec since it didn't have opposing "flats" on the base to put a wrench on and keep it from turning while torqueing the nut down.


Comments
Weve been using this hitch ball for over a year now, and its still in like new condition. Keeping all of the contact surfaces wiped clean and covered lightly with moly grease certainly helps, but the high-grade steel alloy and durable chrome plating probably deserves most of the credit for its excellent performance thus far.
Tom A - 05/29/2021


- BWHB94005
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


s a full tim RVer, I've had the hitch now for about 14 months and have to say with the exception of it not coming apart on me, I'm pretty disappointed with the condition. Ive got about 10k plus miles on it. See attached photos. Its very noisy. It likes to slam forward and aft. They put pucks on the side to side but not forward to aft. The paint almost immediately started to flake with in one month of use and continued to..to-date. The bolt holding the yoke preventing forward and aft movement sherred with only 80 inch lbs of torque...twice. the factory and the replacement they sent me. Finally I had to upgrade the bolt to a harder bolt to alow me to get to the required torque of 100 inch pounds. The bolt has to be torqued every trip. Long trips...every day. The design distributes the load on the flat bed and bends bends the bed. Unfortunately, there is not much out there to choose from so its give and take. Its done the job but would like to see it hold up better and see some design changes. I just ordered a new base today so we will see how it does.



- BWHB94004
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


The ball rusts at the surface. I took some emory cloth to it, cleaned it up, and sprayed clear coat on it to inhibit rust. Each time you tow, that clear wears off, so shoot it again after each tow if you don't tow frequently.


Comments
I still recommend this ball and B&W mount. A coworker just bought his first truck, and when he asked, I recommended he get a B&W hitch for it, from etrailer of course.
Mark F - 10/21/2021


- BWHB94004
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Exceptional quality and paired nicely with the BW hitch mount.



- BWHB94002
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Its a good quality ball, threads were smoother than the curt and drawtite balls, Price and shipping as always great with etrailer. good rating. The extra inch part looks good and strong. Im new to the B&W name, after buying some of their products i will only be buying that name brand, and its made in the USA. Pro and cons imo IT needs flats on ball base part where you can put a wrench/adjustable on. Doesn't need much, this would keep you from using a pipe wrench to hold ball while you tighten the nut. Ball needs to be anodized to keep it from rusting. The B&W ball mounts has a high quality black powder coating. Yea the ball itself will rust no mater what when used, but the rest would be protected. Hope my review helps Rob



- BWHB94050
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Very nice, heavy duty and worth the extra couple of bucks, plus Made in USA.



- BWHB94005
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


The B&W 30,000 pound ball is an excellent no-frills option. It's extremely durable. We prefer to use the nut AND weld the base to the mounting plate. Reliability and durability are important for our needs. We have a few one ton trucks and several trailers. This ball exceeds the weight rating of every piece of equipment. It's a great option for our needs. Please remember to chock your trailer.



- BWHB94004
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Review from a similar Heat-Treated Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


The Best hitch ball available anywhere


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Ask the Experts about this B and W Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Height of B and W Hitch Ball # HB94003 From Platform to Top of Ball
    I went out to the warehouse and measured B and W ball # BWHB94003. It could work for you since it measures 3-4/8 inches from the bottom of the shoulder to the top of the ball. But if you need exactly 3-1/2 inches, this ball is not going to work. This is the only ball that fits both the shank length and diameter requirements you are looking for.
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  • Recommended Torque for 2-5/16 Ball 1-1/4 Shank 24K GTW # BWHB94003
    Our contact at B and W recommended 120 ft lbs of torque when tightening the nut of the # BWHB94003.
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  • Long Shank 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball
    The 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with the longest shank that we carry is the # BWHB94003 which has a 3-1/4 inch long shank that is 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
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  • Availability Of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball with 1-1/4" Diameter Shank That Is At Least 3" Long
    It sounds like you are looking for a hitch ball with a long shank. We have the exact 2-5/16" hitch ball you are looking for which is the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 24K # BWHB94003 which has a 1-/4" diameter shank and a 3-1/4" long shank. While we do have a 1-7/8" hitch ball that has a 1-1/4" shank, the # C48810, it only has a shank that is 2-3/8" long. Your best bet would be to purchase a separate ball mount with a 1" diameter ball...
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  • Available 2-5/16-Inch High-Rise Hitch Balls
    We carry many types and sizes of hitch ball that are displayed on the page I linked for you. Near the top of the page are our high-rise balls. We do have 2-5/16-inch high-rise balls such as # C40036 (2-inch rise) and # C40035 (1-inch rise) but both of these have a shank diameter of 1-1/4-inches and shank length of 2-5/8-inches. I linked a second page that shows the three 2-5/16-inch high-rise balls that have a 1-1/2-inch shank diameter; all have a shank length of 2-3/4-inches. The...
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  • Hitch Ball Recommended for Use with B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount # BWBMHD30013
    For a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball to go along with the B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount # BWBMHD30013 you will want to use part # BWHB94003. This ball has a longer shank (3-1/4-inches) as compared to the B&W part # BWHB94002 whose shank is only 2-1/2-inches long. Both balls have the same 24,000-lb rating.
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  • Comparing Blue Ox SwayPro and Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for 4,500 Lb trailer
    The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution part # BXW0750 and Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET are both great options. They are both made in the USA. The SwayPro does have some advantages over the Equal-i-zer in that there are built-in zerk fittings for easy maintenance, they have a very easy to use tensioning mechanism, and there are no head tilt adjustments that need to be made. The hitch ball shank length would need to be at least 2-5/8" and the only USA made option...
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  • Availability Of 12" Long Ball Mount With 1-1/4" Hitch Ball Hole And 3" Rise
    I have an option that may work for you, but we do not have a ball mount with 4" rise, a 1-1/4" shank hole, and is 13" - 14-1/2" long. The closest option we have is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4285 which is 12" long and has a 3" rise. For this option you would use 2-5/16" hitch ball # BWHB94003 which has a 3-1/4" long shank and has a 1" rise to get you back up to 4" total rise. If your new trailer is under 6000lbs I recommend...
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