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2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel

2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel

Item # CB-20Z
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2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel 2 Inch Diameter Ball CB-20Z
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Durable ball has a 5/8" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Corrosion-resistant steel construction and durable zinc finish provide superior strength. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Brophy. 2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel part number CB-20Z can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball - CB-20Z

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Zinc-Plated Steel
  • Brophy
  • 1-5/8 Inch Shank Length

Durable ball has a 5/8" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Corrosion-resistant steel construction and durable zinc finish provide superior strength.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Machined from solid steel bars
  • Zinc finish for durability
  • Lock washer and nut included
  • Made in the USA


  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 5/8" diameter x 1-5/8" long

CB20Z Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank - Zinc

Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - CB-20Z Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Brophy hitch ball, part number CB-20Z. This hitch ball has a 2" diameter ball. It has a 5/8" diameter shank. The shank is 1-5/8" long. It's machined from solid steel bars and is coated with a zinc finish, and is made right here in the U.S. It comes with the washer and nut, and I'm going to show you how you would put this on your ball mount using our trailer hitch demonstrator and one of our ball mounts.

You would just pop the shank into the ball hole there, put the washer right here, and then just finger tighten that. And then you'd want to get a wrench and tighten that further to ensure that there's no rattle and that the hitch ball stays on firmly. That should just about do it for our Brophy hitch ball, part number CB-20Z.

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2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel - CB-20Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (524 Customer Reviews)

Durable ball has a 5/8" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Corrosion-resistant steel construction and durable zinc finish provide superior strength.


CB-20Z Hitch Ball 2" x 5/8" x 1 5/8"...It was very hard to find a short shank 2" hitch ball with 5/8" threaded end. Lawn mower only had 5/8" hole with no material to enlarge for larger size without severely weakening hitch plate. Thanks for having this CB-20Z Hitch Ball in stock.

Jim P.


The mounted CB-20Z Hitch Ball has been working great!


Did you know most stores dont sell a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank? Well, Etrailer does. I just needed to move my little 5'×8' flat bed trailer around with my mower. This trailer ball fit my needs perfectlyand was shipped lighning usual..awesome service and product from guys!


I had installed a hitch on my Kubota ZD 1211 mower. So I could pull a log splitter and small utility trailer. Ball showed a day early and was as stated. Second time ordering from etrailer. I will continue to use you guys. Thanks.


works great fast and easy thank you





The hitch ball went on easy and is working as it should


Just what I was looking for...fits perfectly. Hard to find 2 inch ball with 5/8 inch diameter shaft. Quick service.


Was glad to locate this hard to find hitch ball to fit my Husqvarna mower. Everybody has them with 3/4 shanks, but I needed a 2 inch ball but with a 5/8" threaded shank in order not to have to ream out the mount hole on the mower which would make it even weaker than it is. I need it to tow my utility trailer across the yard to where I park it, so as not to drive my truck on the yard. The ball is described as zinc plated but it is about as shiny as chrome.



I still think this is a chrome ball. It has not rusted and it is still on my riding mower to use sometimes to move my utility trailer across the yard.


great but hard to find size,got this specifically for my lawn tractor , now i can pull my boat and trailer around the yard, without the weight of my truck. shipping was very fast and payment made easy. thanks etrailer.

Ofer N.


as good as the day i bought it


Hard to find a 2" ball on a 5/8" shaft. etrailer has it all. Placed it on a riding mower to pull a 5X8 utility trailer for hauling brush. It is installed but I have not used the trailer yet. Good webpage and fast service.



I know my contact was computer generated but this is the first time I have ever been contacted one year later to check on my purchase. First class vendor.


I was happy to have found this little gem online, as no store around here has anything like this. The 5/8" shank fits my 4wheeler, so I can use a small trailer that has a 2" connector for work in my yard.

Lon S.


It has worked well for the past year. No issues, I just hitch it up and go!


I looked locally in 7 different stores for this ball hitch. It needed to be 5/8 inch diameter on the shank to fit a lawn mower. This was a hard to find part locally and I located it on Thanks for the quick service.





I purchased this for use on a new lawn tractor that was made with a 5/8" hitch hole for towing. This hitch ball fit the hole, was easy to install, and is well constructed. I am now able to tow my utility trailer in the yard by it's 2" hitch . etrailer is the only place that I could find this, and their service was great!

by: is the only place on earth, apparently, to get a 2" hitch ball with a small 5/8-inch diameter shank. Very handy for my garden tractor moving a bass boat trailer around our property. Furthermore, etrailer sends timely emails when the order is shipped, and has a very handy and easy to use tracking function to show the progress of one's order in the shipping process. I'm very satisfied.


I like the product. I could not find the 2" ball in the store. Fleet Farm had the 1 7/8" ball, so I have that one too. One thing I think I would like is a quick release pin. I bought this for my lawn tractor to pull my trailer around. But then when I want to use my other items I have to take the bolt nut off, so a faster solution would be some sort of quick disconnect, since I only need this ball once in a while.


Needed a 2" hitch ball with 5/8" shank for my 28 hp garden tractor. Need to tow off road & street legal 4x8 dump trailer with either tractor or truck. Went to local trailer dealer. He didn't have one, and doubted they exist. I'm glad I found They had the ball in stock, shipped it super quick. Now my choice for trailer gear, esp. unusual stuff.


The product was exactly what I was looking for, a 2" tow ball with an 5/8" diameter shank. Something you will not typically find in a store.
When I am in Mariposa CA, where my mother lives, and attach the ball to the tractor, I will send two pictures. One picture with the ball attached to a Craftsman tractor and a second with the tractor towing a wood splitter. The purpose of this purchase is to be able to move the wood splitter around on her property to split wood that is too large to be moved first.


I needed a 2" ball with a 5/8" shank to put on the back of my Ariens 46" riding mower. I have a 5x10 utility trailer that I store behind my house out of sight. It's much easier to use my mower to pull the trailer in and out as opposed to tearing up the grass with my truck tires twisting and turning. NO ONE local had a 2" ball with the small 5/8" shank to fit my mower. etrailer had it in stock. I ordered it on July was in my mailbox on July 30th !! Great service, great price, fast shipping,...product works great! Thanks etrailer!


I needed a ball for my lawn tractor so that I could use it to move my boat trailer without having to drive my truck through the lawn. The tractor had a 5/8 hole to mount the hitch ball on and etrailer was the only place I could find that had a 2" ball on a 5/8" shank. The price was right and the delivery time was quicker than I expected.


The Brophy ball is exactly as advertised. It mounts without modifications and does its job.



Still doing the job it is intended to do. Good product.


Ordered a hard to find trailer hitch and ball for my riding mower,seems like everywhere I looked ,locally didn't didn't have it. My ordered was shipped fast,was notified throughout the shipping process and the part was excellent and installed without a hitch (no pun intended!).
Will continue to order through Etrailer when needed without any hesitation or concerns.
Thanks so much for being hassle free and thorough.


I have a small Murray Lawn Mower. I also have a small 4 X 7 trailer. With the F150 that I drove. I cannot see the trailer to back it up my driveway. Once I found out they made a 2 inch ball with this smaller shaft/shank. I ordered it. This ball is a time saver. Not to mention a back saver as well. is a great company to order from. Good Price, and items are shipped quickly. I cannot wait to order my next time.


LIke many other reviewers before me, I needed a 2" ball hitch with a shank narrow enough to fit into my riding mower (a Sears Craftsman). This product was exactly what I needed and in fact I just used it today when I rented a chipper from the local Agway. The product arrived just a few days after I ordered it. I'm very pleased. Thanks, etrailer.


I could not find the 2" ball hitch with 5/8" diameter shaft any where else. had the hitch ball that works with my wheel horse riding mower. Easy purchase on line at midnight. Shipping process started 6am the same morning.
Excellent service! Great product.


I looked all over for a ball that would fit the "Trailer Hitch" I had installed on my Gravely zero turn mower so I could haul an old utility trailer.

I was told I could bore the 1/2" hole to 3/4' but it would come too close to the edge of the metal and might not hold.

This ball is perfect and fit right in. Thank you!


We are so happy to have found this ball. could not find one locally. we are now able to pull our 4x6 trailer with the lawn tractor, and we have used it so many times, saving us time and effort trying to move stuff with the smaller dump cart, the ball has tripled it's value to us in just a few short weeks.

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See what our Experts say about this Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Ball with 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank
    For a 2 inch hitch ball with a 5/8 inch diameter shank, I recommend the Brophy 2 Inch Hitch Ball # CB-20Z. This hitch ball is made of corrosion-resistant steel and has a durable zinc finish to provide superior strength. The shank itself is 1-5/8 inches long. I have also included a short video demonstration on this product for you to check out.
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  • Cub Cadet Model 1517 Lawn Tractor Hitch Ball Mounting Location
    The 2" Hitch Ball - 5/8" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Steel # CB-20Z or similar can be mounted to your Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor. I can't recommend installing it on your bagger frame because it is not rated for that use, but it may work depending on the weight of your loaded trailer. When using the hitch location on your tractor, you will want to stay within the limits of your Cub Cadet Owners Manual as well.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Hitch Ball with 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank
    The only 2 inch diameter hitch ball with a 5/8 inch diameter shank that we offer is the Brophy 2 Inch Hitch Ball # CB-20Z. The length of this hitch ball shank is 1-5/8 inches long. The hitch ball has a corrosion-resistant steel constructions with a durable zinc finish to provide superior strength. Brophy makes the # CB-20Z here in the United States.
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  • Do Curt # 40038 and Brophy # CB-20Z 2-Inch Hitch Balls Use a Fine Thread on the Shank
    The two 2-inch hitch balls you referenced, Curt # 40038 and Brophy # CB-20Z, do both have fine threads on their shanks. This is common for 2-inch hitch balls.
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  • How to Know Correct Hitch Ball Diameter for Coupler on 4300-lb Keystone Springdale Travel Trailer
    Travel trailers in the weight range of your 4300-lb Keystone Springdale will typically have a 2-inch ball coupler, but since there are many models in this series with widely varying weights your best bet is simply to look at the coupler housing. The coupler's weight rating and compatible hitch ball size will be stamped into the housing. There are three common hitch ball sizes in use in the RV world: 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch. As you would expect the larger balls have higher weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball for a Craftsman YTS3000 Riding Lawn Mower Will 2 Inch Hitch Ball CB-20Z Fit
    The shank of the ball is 5/8 inch diameter. If your lawn mower has a place for a ball, measure the hole and see what the diameter of the ball hole is. You will basically be measuring to see if the diameter of the ball hole on the lawn mower is large enough to accept the 5/8 inch diameter bolt on the bottom of the hitch ball. If you need a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball with a 5/8 inch shank you can use part # C40095. If it is not 5/8 inch or larger, then unfortunately this ball will not fit. If...
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  • Availability of a 2 inch Diameter Hitch Ball with a 5/8 inch Shank
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Recommendation for a Bumper Hitch on a 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
    I would need to know the hole diameter in the bumper of your 1998 Ford Explorer. If it is smaller than the 1 inch shank on ball # 63845, the next size down would be a shank with a 3/4 inch diameter, # TR63822, rated for 3,500 pounds. Down from 3/4 inch we have a 5/8 inch diameter shank, # CB-20Z, which you normally see on lawn mowers and other small equipment so it is highly unlikely it will fit. The best way to measure the opening on the bumper would be to use a sett of dial calipers...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball with 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank for a Bad Boy Buggie UTV
    First, you will want the shank of the ball to be the same as the hole in the ball mount. If you need a 5/8 inch shank on a ball then we have some options. For a 2 inch ball we have # CB-20Z. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball we have # C40095. As far as ball mount specific to your Bad Boy Buggie UTV you will want to check with the manufacturer to determine if you have to use a specific ball mount or if you can use any ball mount that fits.
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  • Availability of a Trailer Hitch Ball with a 5/8 Inch Diameter Shank
    The shank on the Ball, # C40034, is 1 inch in diameter. If the ball mount on your mower has a 1 inch diameter hole, the ball with fit. We do have a couple of hitch balls with a 5/8 diameter shank. From Brophy, we have # CB-20Z (2 inch diameter ball) or Curt # C40095 (1-7/8 inch diameter).
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  • Available Sizes of Trailer Hitch Balls
    The most common sizes of trailer hitch ball within the RV world are the 1-7/8-inch size you mentioned, along with 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch types. There are also 50mm and 3-inch hitch balls although these are less common. In addition to the size of the ball portion these can also differ in the diameter and length of their shank, the threaded post part you use to mount it. We do offer a 1-7/8-inch size ball with a small 5/8-inch-diameter shank, part # C40095, as well as a 2-inch ball with...
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