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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless - 8K

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless - 8K

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Stainless steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with 14 threads per inch. Wrench flats ease installation. Polished stainless steel is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Brophy. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless - 8K part number SC30-C can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball - SC30-C

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • Brophy
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Stainless Steel
  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank Length

Stainless steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with 14 threads per inch. Wrench flats ease installation. Polished stainless steel is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads (14 threads per inch) provide tight, strong grip
  • Durable stainless steel construction is rustproof
    • Polished finish provides a sleek, attractive look
  • Wrench flats allow you to use a wrench to hold the ball in place during installation
  • Lock washer and nut are included


  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 2-1/2" long
  • Weight capacity: 8,000 lbs

SC30-C Brophy 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 8K

Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless - 8K

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 - SC30-C Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy 2 5/16 hitch ball. A hitch ball is going to provide a connection point for your trailer's coupler. The unit features find threads; it's going to have 14 threads per inch. That's going to really provide a nice, tight, strong grip. The unit is a durable stainless steel construction that's highly resistant to rust and corrosion, and it's going to feature a nice polished finish to provide a sleek, attractive look. On the sides, you'll notice that it has a flat spot on each side. That's going to be the wrench flats that allow you to use a wrench to hold the ball in place during installation.

It also comes with your lock washer and the nut, so those are included. The ball diameter again is 2 5/16 of an inch, but we'll take a look at the shank dimensions if we take a measurement of the actual diameter first. This is going to give us a diameter of 1 inch. Shank length is 2 1/2 inches and the capacity on the unit is 8,000 pounds. The way this installs is you put it through the mounting surface, like a ball mount or draw bar hole. Lock washer goes on, followed by the nut, and then you just need to tighten it down according to the specifications listed by the manufacturers, and that's all going to be on the packaging or instructions that come with the unit.

That's going to do it for today's look at the Brophy 2 5/16 hitch ball with a 8,000 pound capacity.

Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long Shank - Stainless - 8K - SC30-C

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Stainless steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/2" long shank with 14 threads per inch. Wrench flats ease installation. Polished stainless steel is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion.

- SC30-C

The ball has held up very well no complaints about it at all 602834

- SC30-C


- SC30-C

I am submitting this review even though all of your customers MUST know you have one of the best, if not THE best, trailer company in the USA. You have the best products, the best selection for various applications, and no other company can beat your prices... I already purchased a lot of your products and believe me when I say I did extensive research on the exact same products before submitting my orders due to my limited funds. All of your staff are kind, courteous, patient (when it comes to helping a trailer-newbie, such as myself) understanding, very knowledgeable, and professional. Submitting an order is easy, and all of my various orders where shipped almost instantaneously and arrived on schedule. You are the best... and then, there are all the rest! Thank you for having such a great operation! 526513

- SC30-C

As described. Very heavy construction fine threaded shank is nice and smooth. High quality product. 512206

- SC30-C

Was expecting the whole ball and nut would be stainless. Not the nut or washer! So it will still rust and be difficult to remove. 478579

- SC30-C

I have several trailers and run all the time. I was using balls that would rust, stick, and make a lot of noise. Switching to this SS ball was such a game changer. It will never rust, and trailers seem to slip on and off with ease. Highly recommend! 477876

- SC30-C

Great product! 444904

- SC30-C

This is one good looking hitch ball, almost hate to put a coupler on it. I needed the longer shaft, 2 1/2 " to fit a weight distribution system and this was the best 1" shaft I found. A bit pricey but the finer threads and quality construction added a larger max weight, 8000 lbs. Again great service from etrailer. 412122

- SC30-C

The products I received was what I expected, but the service during the purchase was not. Once I ordered the product, I received and email that the ball hitch was on back order from the mfg. I tried calling the number on the email and only got a voice, which was never returned. Also I email that person and never got a return email. Afer several weeks I called and talked to another sales rep., she took all the info. and was going to get back with me and never did. But several days after the phone call with her the parts were being shipped. You sales people need to keep the customer updated in some fashion...Again the products were great..... 400093

- SC30-C

This ball is exactly what I was looking for. 392900

This ball performed has perfectly during the 5,000 miles or so since I put it on. The extra long shank is perfect for my set up.
Ron C - 06/13/2018


- SC30-C

As always fast fast delivery, product was spot on. Thanks etrailer.com 387171

- SC30-C

What can you say about a hitch ball except best price and received it in three days. 343100

- SC30-C

Got the ball as scheduled. A little disappointed. The Stainless Steel ball looks great, but they send a regular steel nut and lock washer. Not even galvanized. Being in a salt water environment this wouldn't take long to rust up. It's rated for 8,000 lb. and that's hard to find. Most are only rated at 6000 lbs. 284403


Ask the Experts about this Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Are Nut And Washer Included With Brophy Hitch Ball SC30-C Stainless Steel
    The washer and nut included with the Brophy Hitch Ball, part # SC30-C are not stainless steel as the hitch ball is. We do not offer a stainless hitch ball nut or washer. You may be able to find them at a local hardware store. The shank on this hitch ball is 1-inch diameter and the shank has fine threads(14 threads per inch).
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  • Availability of Multi-Ball Ball Mounts
    It sounds like you are looking for a stainless-steel adjustable ball mount with multiple hitch balls. We offer 2-1/2-inch polished billet aluminum ball mounts like # WS6-25 with a built-in tongue weight scale and 2 hitch balls, and also powder-coated steel ball mounts like # C45900, but nothing in all stainless-steel. You can use the linked page to see all ball mounts. Filters let you select your hitch size, either 2-inch or 2-1/2-inch, to then see the ball mounts that will fit that hitch.
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  • Rust Proof Trailer Hitch Ball
    The only completely rust resistant hitch ball you can get is one made of stainless steel. For this, we have a few different options depending on the size you need. If you need a 2-5/16" hitch ball you can use part # SC30-C which has a 1" diameter shank. If you need a 2" hitch ball you can use part # A-82 which has a 3/4" diameter shank. If you need a 1-7/8" hitch ball you can use part # A-80 which has a 3/4" diameter shank. The issue with other chrome plated hitch ball is that with...
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  • Stainless Steel 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball with 1 inch Shank Diameter
    For a stainless steel, 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 1 inch shank you would want the Brophy part # SC30-C.
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  • Hitch Ball Shank Length Compatible with Andersen Alumistinger Aluminum Ball Mount AM3511
    The Andersen Alumistinger Solid Aluminum Ball Mount # AM3511 is best used with a hitch ball that has a 1-inch shank diameter and a shank length of 2-1/4-inches like the 2-5/16-inch ball # C40007. A ball with a longer 1-inch-diameter shank can be used too, such as the 2-5/16-inch # SC30-C from Brophy or the 2-inch ball # 40038 from Curt.
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  • Can Reese Sway Control Bracket RP26003 be Used with a 2-5/16 Inch Ball
    Yes, Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts - Class III and IV Item # RP26003 will work 2with a 2-5/16 inch ball provided that the shank of the ball is 1 inch in diameter such as Brophy hitch ball # SC30-C.
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  • Does Hitch Ball Come Mounted to Alumistinger Ball Mount with 4 Drop or 3 Rise
    A hitch ball does not come mounted to the Alumistinger Ball Mount with 4" Drop or 3" Rise # AM3505, and there is not a way to get that as an option. For the hitch balls that work with this mount, either the 2" Hitch Ball # EH68C-C or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # SC30-C, you will need to torque them to 250 ft-lbs according to Brophy. If for some reason you are unable to get that installed yourself, a local installer should be able to tighten the hitch ball to the necessary ft-lbs. I have...
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  • Is 2 Inch Hitch Ball Okay to Use With 2-5/16 Inch Coupler
    While I can sympathize with your issue, it is not safe to tow a trailer if you only have a 2" hitch ball and your trailer coupler is designed for a 2-5/16" hitch ball, even for a short distance; the insecure connection between hitch ball and coupler would pose a danger to others because of the risk of the trailer becoming uncoupled from the tow vehicle. The correct 2-5/16" hitch ball will depend on the shank diameter you need as well as capacity. Your ball mount will have a hole where...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Compatibility with 1995 Ford F-150
    The Brophy Ball Mount - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 15-1/4" Long - Aluminum - 8,000 lbs # EA80 is only rated for a tongue weight of 800 lbs which most trailer hitch receivers won't be able to handle but most gooseneck trailers will exceed. Gooseneck trailers typically use the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like # SC30-C that is also the size used with larger bumper pull trailers, however it is not recommended to tow a gooseneck trailer behind your bumper as they are designed to be towed over the rear axle...
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  • Can Sway Control Bracket RP26003 be Used with a 2-5/16 Inch Ball
    As long as the shank of your 2-5/16 inch ball is 1 inch it will fit sway control bracket # RP26003. Even if the ball mount you are using has a larger hole you can still use the bracket with a ball that has a 1 inch diameter shank, such as # SC30-C, by using a special bushing, # F-2, which will reduce a 1-1/4 inch ball hole down to a 1 inch.
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  • Will the Convert-A-Ball 2 Ball Mount in the Rise Position Work with Sway Control Bracket
    Yes a Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts part # RP26003 will work out just fine with the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # AMSC2. The two will fit together using a ball like the 2" ball part # 63845 or the 2 5/16" ball part # SC30-C This will allow for the attachment of the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660 or others like it.
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for my 2014 Toyota Highlander and my 16 foot camper
    To start your setup the Curt Ball Mount w/ Sway Control Tab for 2" Hitches part # D320 will give you the portion to use on the vehicle side with either the 2" ball part # 63845 or 2 5/16" ball part # SC30-C. From there add the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems part # 17200
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