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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. Lowest 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 - C40017

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

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

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 Curt Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - C40017 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C40017. This is the Curt Hitch Ball with the 1-7/8 inch diameter. It's going to have that nice long shank. It's a steel hitch ball with a chrome finish. It's going to offer protection from rust and corrosion. It's going to feature the wrench flats here on the side.

It's going to allow you to get your wrench around there. That way you can easily get it tightened to the ball mount and torque to specifications listed by the manufacturer. If we check the tag that comes with the mount, here on the backside we can see that it's going to say that we need to tighten the trailer ball to 250 foot pounds of torque. This is going to offer a shank diameter, that's this portion here, of 1 inch. If we take a measurement of the shank length measuring from the bottom of the platform to the end of the threaded portion, that's going to give us a measurement of 3 inches. This is designed to fit draw bar thicknesses from 1-inch to 2-inch.

It's going to offer a 3,500-pound capacity and it's going to come with the lock washer and the nut. That's going to do it for our review of part number C40017. This is the Curt Hitch Ball with the 1-7/8 inch diameter and a capacity of 3,500 pounds. .

Customer Reviews

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   (2797 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.


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.


Just arrived have not installed yet looks good...

Still works great… hoping not to ever need one again but if i do
Rich - 01/27/2022


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.

Still working great
John L - 09/10/2020


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.


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


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.


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 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!


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.


Excellent fit, performance and product. Highly recommend.


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


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


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.


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.


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


Seems well constructed and fits exactly as expected


Meets expectations


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


Product was as expected.


Gets the job done!


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


Great product - great service

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball

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    To install a hitch ball with a 1-inch shank, such as the Curt 3500-lb-rated 1-7/8-inch ball # C40017, you'll want to start by making a 1-inch hole in the plastic fascia using a drill bit. Initially you will want the hole to be only as large as needed to match the diameter of the shank of the hitch ball you're using. Start out with just the 1-inch diameter to accept the ball's shank, then enlarge the hole using a hole saw of the appropriate diameter to match the ball's base diameter.
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    I may have an option for you, but there is not a hitch extender that measures at least 28" that will work with the 2" trailer hitch receiver on your 2014 Ram 1500. With that said you could use the longest available adapter, the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796, with an extra long ball mount, the Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long - 7,500 lbs # C45270. This ball mount measures 13" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, so...
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