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1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 3" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs

1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 3" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 3" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 3" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs part number C40017 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 1-7/8 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • CURT
  • 3 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 3" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Durable steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 1-7/8"
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 3" long
  • Weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 1" to 2" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty

40017 Curt 1-7/8" Diameter Hitch Ball with Long Shank - 3,500 lbs GTW - Chrome

Item # C40017

Video of 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 3" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Review of CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - Hitch Ball 1-7/8 Inch - C40017

Hi, everybody, Andy here with And today, we're gonna take a real quick look at this CURT hitch ball. This 1 7/8 inch hitch ball is going to give you a connection point for your trailer's coupler. And this features a durable steel construction with this corrosion resistant chrome finish. And this has a weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. Now, this has fine threads.

It's going to give you an exceptionally tight, strong grip. And the built-in wrench flats, it's going to make it easy to hold this ball in place while you're tightening down the nut. And lemme pull out my ruler here just to give you some overall dimensions. Looking at the length of the shank, we're sitting right at three inches long as you can see there. And the diameter, we are sitting right at an inch.

Now, as you can see here on my table before me, the lock washer and nut are both included with this. And when installing this, you're just going to place this through the ball hole on your ball mount. And then the lock washer is going to go underneath followed by the nut. And this is going to fit ball mount platforms from one-inch to two-inch thick. And then you just wanna make sure that you torque this down, torque the nut down to the specifications listed by the manufacturer and that information will be on the label that comes attached to this hitch ball.

Well, that's gonna conclude our brief look today. I do hope that it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me.

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1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 3" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs - C40017

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3483 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 3" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


I looked everywhere for a 1 78 x 1 x3. No one had it. I have a special situation that required a 3 shank. Glad I found you.


I couldn't find a ball hitch with a long enough shank for my '09 Tacoma bumper. It was even hard to locate online, but had what I was looking for. It works great, no issues since I put it on. I use it to pull a light trailer, usually with a lawnmower.

John L.


Still working great


Good selection. I found the proper configuration right away and the product works perfectly on my utility trailer “pusher” which is battery powered and allows me to move trailer on and out of storage.


A perfect fit for my 2018 GMC Canyon's OEM step bumper hitch. Like other reviews have pointed out, the ball is in fact chrome despite what the official product photo suggests.


The tow ball I needed was not available at any of the big box stores. Etrailer helped a lot! Every step of the process of getting my part went excellent. From finding the part on-line to Customer Service, ordering, purchasing and timely receipt. Thank you and keep up the great work.


Was exactly what I needed and was exactly as described! Very easy install and works great for my boat trailer shipping was super fast and price was great!! Very satisfied all the way around thank you guys again!!!


After one year it's still a good quality ball hitch. I store it in my trunk when not using so the finish is still very good on the chrome. Highly reccomended!


It got me and trailer to destinations with no problems so far.


This product did not exist in the 'real world' and we could only find it online at It was exactly as promised and was delivered very quickly. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received from


The wait on shipping was worth it. This is something I could not locate anywhere else either locally here in Florida or on the web. Thanks again etrailer for another quality product.


Just arrived have not installed yet looks good...



Still works great… hoping not to ever need one again but if i do


Very happy with this company very great service follow up shipping information and an email to make sure I received my product the same day it was delivered will be using this company in the future they also have the hard to find things definitely recommend this company


Bought this ball for the long shank because I bought a thicker ball mount. Exactly what I needed. Seems to be rated for a bit more weight than most 1 7/8" balls, too.


Excellent fit, performance and product. Highly recommend.


All went smooth as silk, received exactly what I ordered. Would do business with this company again and recommend to everyone, Thanks


A perfect fit for the Alumstinger mount. One minor point: the product image looks like a satin finish, but it is actually chrome.


Excellent price, fast delivery, no problems. Will order again from this site. Product was exactly as described and arrived exactly when it said it would. Very satisfied.


Great quality hitch ball for a great price, only place I could find one to fit my truck.


It's a hitch ball is the size I needed and reasonably priced.


Seems well constructed and fits exactly as expected


Meets expectations


It was shipped almost immediately after I placed the order. Great service.


Gets the job done!


Product was as expected.


Pretty staight forword, took about 3 min. to install.

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