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2" Hitch Ball - w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Zinc - 6K

2" Hitch Ball - w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Zinc - 6K

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Durable machined steel 2" hitch ball has 1-1/4" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with a 1" tall rise above the platform. Zinc finish resists corrosion. Lock washer and nut included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Brophy. 2" Hitch Ball - w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Zinc - 6K part number CB28Z can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball - CB28Z

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Zinc-Plated Steel
  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank Length
  • Brophy

Durable machined steel 2" hitch ball has 1-1/4" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with a 1" tall rise above the platform. Zinc finish resists corrosion. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point to your trailer's coupler
  • High-rise design lets you easily match ball to trailer height
    • Trailer hitch ball sits an extra inch above the ball mount platform
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Corrosion-resistant zinc finish
  • Machined steel is durable
  • Lock washer and nut included
  • Made in the USA


  • Hitch ball diameter: 2"
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Shank diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Shank length: 2-1/2"
  • Rise: 1"
  • Overall length: 6-1/2"

CB28Z Zinc Finish Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter, 1" Rise, and 2-1/2" Shank, 6,000 lbs GTW

Video of 2" Hitch Ball - w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Zinc - 6K

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

Video Transcript for Brophy 2 Inch Hitch Ball with 1 Inch Rise Review

Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Brophy trailer ball. So this one's special. It's special because it has this little piece right here. This is gonna give us one inch of rise just with the ball. If you need seven inches of drop your ball mount that you like so much, only has eight. You can grab this ball and that's gonna bring it up to a seven.

So you can really kind of piece these together where you don't really have to get a new ball, maybe you got a new vehicle, new tires, that sits a little higher off or whatever. With this you can just adjust the drop or the rise just by getting a new ball. I think that's a much more cost effective way to solving the problem. And we do have other sizes too, if you needed two inches there's one that's a little bit taller but this one is just one inches. We do wanna make sure that we're not gonna overload this thing.

It is machined out of one piece of metal. You can kind of see how shiny and pretty it is, but that doesn't mean it's gonna be extremely, extremely heavy duty. This is only 6,000 pounds. You just wanna make sure that when you're piecing together your trailer ball and your trailer ball mount, that they're gonna line up together. So this ball mount is 10,000 pounds.

This ball is 6,000 pounds. So with this system, we can only do 6,000 pounds. The lowest number of the whole entire setup is gonna be the max of the whole entire setup. So just keep that in mind. We do wanna make sure that we put it on the right ball mount, meaning the diameter of the hole where the ball goes through, we wanna match that up with the diameter of the trailer ball.

So it's about an inch and a quarter, both the ball mount and our trailer ball here. So we wanna make sure it's the same exact size. If the hole was any bigger, there'd be way too much play and if the hole was smaller it wouldn't even fit. So make sure to triple check the ball mount that you have or the ball mount that you're gonna buy and make sure they kind of line up like that. So let me put this back on. It comes with a nut and it comes with the little lock washer as well. And you're just gonna have to torque that down to make sure it's nice and safe. When it comes to trailer balls, really isn't a whole lot to them. You just wanna make sure that they're gonna be able to handle what you're gonna put them under. So 6,000 pounds, two inch trailer ball, make sure it matches up with your coupler, but when it comes to this one, it really is a little unique with the rise and again there's more that are a little bit bigger. And if you just needed a normal ball we have them too. We have so many on our website but I think this is gonna be a great option for you. And again this was the Brophy one inch rise trailer ball..

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2" Hitch Ball - w/ 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Zinc - 6K - CB28Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (480 Customer Reviews)

Durable machined steel 2" hitch ball has 1-1/4" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with a 1" tall rise above the platform. Zinc finish resists corrosion. Lock washer and nut included.


A mower I have used a ball for operating it. This one has the correct height of the tractor hitch for clearance and movement while in the field mowing.


Nice option to level tbe trailer


Got this for flat towing my Jeep. I was unable to find a solid and economical 6" rise hitch so I got a 5" rise hitch and this 1" rise ball. Very nice combination! Just what the Dr. ordered. Thanks etrailer!


This was the right sized ball, with the appropriate rise, but the machining of the whole piece is very very poor. The ball surface is very rough and grooved and will surely wear out a 2” coupler prematurely even if greased. This is an example of a manufacturer trying to use old equipment (not sharp) to poorly machine this ball. For the price of this ball, I expected much much more, but since it is the only one of its size (1 1/4” shaft, 2” ball, and 1” rise) I guess I’m stuck.

I have contacted brophy and the machine markings are because the ball is cut from one solid piece of steel.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 01/18/2019


This trailer ball was supposed to be a Brophy brand made in USA, but there are no product markings on the ball other than the size (2”). Anyway the nut fits way looser than normal on the threads. Whoever machined it needs to improve their quality control.

The only ball stamp you will typically see on the brophy balls is the size on the top of the ball. The ball is made in the USA and is cut from one piece of steel.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 01/18/2019


Well the bal is doing the job perfect for the customer. The rim is an exact match for my customers trailer, he is very happy. The wheels are in service and work great. So thank you for this opportunity to review.


The product was just the height I needed for my camping trailer


2" trailer ball is of the correct type and size. However it would have been nice if the nut and split ring would have been plated like the ball. It would even look better on hitch mount.


Super heavy duty hitch ball. High quality, well made. I'm a repeat customer.
FYI, You will need a 1 7/8" inch wrench or socket for the hex nut on this hitch ball to install it properly.


Brophy makes great stuff and this hitch ball no exception. I needed a little extra lift to level my trailer and this worked great. I also love their zinc finish. Compared to chrome, it's every bit as durable against corrosion, if not more so, and not so flashy.
You'll like it!


The hitch ball is great and exactly as described. The whole ordering and customer service process was excellent. Can't go wrong. Glad I found


Ball with rise, was required to level my trailer again due to tire change. Searched many sites only to fine what I needed at etrailer, my new go-to source.


Working with e-trailer is always easy.


Nice receiver & ball


Everything went great, products fit as they were designed to, excellent shipping and customer service was very helpful. I will definitely order in the future


Great ball best one i ever had the quality and looks are great


Very strong , heavy duty . Just what I wanted



Received the ball and it is just what I needed.


It's a wonderful 2" ball.




Always have what you need. Great service and quick delivery.




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See what our Experts say about this Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball

  • What is the Rise of Brophy 2 Inch Hitch Ball
    We measured the Brophy 2" Hitch Ball # CB28Z and found that the rise was 1 inch. I have added a cutout of the video review we did of this hitch ball so you can see that measurement for yourself. I have also linked that video review for you to check out.
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  • Size Wrench and Torque for Nut on Trailer Hitch Ball # CB28Z
    The nut on a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank takes a wrench with a 1-7/8 inch socket. You will need to torque all hitch balls with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like 2-51/6 inch hitch ball # CB28Z, down to 450 ft/lbs.
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  • American Made 2 Inch Trailer Ball For Weight Destruction System
    We do indeed have a trailer ball that checks all the boxes you mentioned. The # CB28Z 2 inch ball from CR Brophy Machine Works features a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank that's 2-1/2 inches in length. The ball is manufactured in the USA and would work great with your weight distribution system.. If you click the provided link, you can see a product description video featuring the # CB28Z trailer ball.
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  • Brophy Hitch Balls Made in the USA
    The Brophy 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Stainless - 7.5K item # SC23-C you referenced is made in Clackamas, Oregon.
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  • Longer Ball Mount and Rise Hitch Ball Solution for Needing 1-1/2 inch Drop
    The ball mount part # EA20 is 9-3/4 inches from pin hole to ball hole like you mentioned. We do have taller hitch balls like the part # C40033 which has an inch of rise built into the ball that would put you at 1 inch drop which is very close to the 1-1/2 inch drop that you need. It should be about perfect since the tongue weight of your trailer will most likely cause the suspension to sag slightly.
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  • Weight Distribution For A 2015 Chevrolet Traverse Pulling A 2660lb Trailer With 360lb Tongue Weight
    Adding a weight distribution setup to your 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a great idea. It is going to make your ride quality much better when towing. If your GVW on your trailer is 2660lbs and the tongue weight is 360lbs I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Item # FA92-00-0600. This weight distribution setup allows backing and is designed for campers with a tongue weight between 250lbs and 600lbs. With the maximum GTW...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball For Fastway e2 Weight Distribution
    In regards to the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA94-00-0600 the hitch ball is sold separately and a requires 1-1/4" diameter shank. I recommend the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 19286. It features a built-in wrench flats ease installation. A chrome finish that resists corrosion and fine threads that provide a strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. The weight capacity is up to 12,000 lbs and has a limited lifetime warranty. If you needed a 2" Hitch Ball # CB28Z....
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  • Available Hi-Rise 2-Inch Hitch Balls
    We have Brophy hitch ball # CB28Z which is a 2-inch ball with 1-inch of rise. This ball has a 1-1/4-inch diameter shank that is 2-1/2-inches long. We also have Curt 2-inch ball # C40034 which has a 1-inch diameter shank that is 2-1/8-inches long. This can be used with Reducer Bushing # F-2. If you cannot find a hitch ball that matches your requirements you might just change out your ball mount to one with 2-inches more rise or use an adjustable one.
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  • Weight Distrobution System With Sway Control for a 2010 2WD Ram 1500 and 3500 lb 1 Axle Trailer
    For most weight distribution, I recommend going all out and just purchasing a full kit with the sway control and weight distribution all together. This saves time, money, and most importantly, frustration. You want to verify the tongue weight of your loaded trailer, which will include the weight of any cargo or gear added to the trailer, plus anything stored behind the REAR axle that you'll use during your trip. Think of this as the "Leaving today" weight. Because of the tongue weight...
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  • How to Get a 2015 Toyota Highlander to Sit Level While Towing
    Right off the bat it sounds like you will be needing a weight distribution system for your 2015 Toyota Highlander to ensure level towing. You can get a ball mount with a larger rise to level out the trailer, but that won't help level your Highlander. What a weight distribution (WD) system does is help to keep all of the weight of the trailer from forcing the rear end of your car down. This can be very dangerous because it can raise the front end of your vehicle, like you mentioned, which...
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