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2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs

2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 2-1/8" 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. 2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs part number C40018 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball - C40018

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 3/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Curt
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-1/8 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


Features:

  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide tight, strong grip
  • Heat-treated steel is durable
  • 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


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 3/4" diameter x 2-1/8" long
  • Weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 5/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" 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 Long Shank 2 inch Hitch Ball Review

Hi there, light duty towers. Today, we're going to be taking a look at CURT's 2" chrome ball.This is a class 2 ball, it's also going to work with class 1. And it has a 3/4" shank on the bottom, which is the diameter of our shaft coming out the bottom that's threaded. And it's also 2-1/8" long, which means that it'll work with drawbars that have a platform between 3/8" thick and 5/8" thick. And it's rated for a 3,500 pound gross towing capacity, which is going to be great for your small utility trailers, we've got one right here we're going to be hooking up to it, but also for other small trailers such as kayak carriers, and maybe a small jet ski trailer as well. The ball is a solid steel construction with a chrome plating on it to protect it against the elements, and it also gives it a nice look.One of the things you can do to help protect the finish and increase the life of your ball is grease it before every use.

That'll just give a little coating for your trailer hitch to pivot on as you're going down the road. Now we're not going to be greasing it today for demonstration purposes, but you can get some grease here at etrailer.com. Wheel bearing grease is a really easy thing to use. It's nice to have readily available, and works great on this.When you're ready to use your ball, we're going to take our trailer, unlatch the coupler on it, simply set it in place, and then latch it down. Now that we've got our trailer fully connected with our safety chain, and our coupler pin, and our wiring, we're now ready to hit the road and start towing.Once you get your ball you are going to need a drawbar to install it into, so you want to make sure you choose one with an appropriately sized hole.

Again, this is a 3/4" shank, so you want to look for one with a 3/4 diameter hole in your drawbar. And it's always a good idea to make sure your drawbar is matching the capacities of your ball, because if you get one that's less, you're limiting your ball because you're only going to be able to go with the max that your drawbar is.Let's go ahead and show you how we got the ball installed in the drawbar. Now, we'll begin our installation by removing the nut and washer from our ball, and then installing the ball into our drawbar. We're going to be placing it in this position, as this is really designed for a rise, for the most part, for this drawbar. So we're going to put it there, like that.

And then, on the other side, we're just going to re-secure it with the lock washer and nut.You'll have a couple of flat spots on your ball, so we're just lining those up in our vice to hold it. And then, we can use a 1-1/8" socket to torque the nut the manufacturer's specifications. You usually find that on a tag found on your ball. Now that we've got it torqued to the manufacturer's specifications, we can place it in our receiver, and we're ready to start towing.And that completes our look at CURT's 2" chrome ball.


Customer Reviews

2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 3,500 lbs - C40018

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (173 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.

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It works as advertised. 941290



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As advertised 936586



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This website helped guide me based in my make and model. It had only the info i needed and made my decision informed and easy! I also like to order directly from etrailer and receive free shipping! 934999



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This tow package fits great on my 2011 Forester. After watching the etrailer video, installation was easy. I was really impressed with how quickly and professionally this company processed this order and got it out to me in California; they even caught a mistake I made in the order with incompatible parts. I will definitely use this company in the future. 932845



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Just put grease on before use 931091



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I needed a 2" ball for my pickup bumper. But it needed to have a longer shank than is normally in stock at walmart or car parts stores. But I knew where to go - eTrailer, and received in 2 days. You Go eTrailer! 928670



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Good 924729



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Easy website to use, prompt shipping and a quality product!!! 923486



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Worked as intended! 921576



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Perfect for what I needed. NO cheap chinese knockoff here. 918424



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Product was shipped in a timely manner.Quality product .much appreciated! 914055



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My order was on my porch in 2 days ! Installation was made easy with the instruction video supplied. Very satisfied , quality product ! 912542



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High quality, hard chrome ball. Included lock washer and nut made for a quick and secure installation. Break out the big wrenches! 898916



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So far so good. As advertised. 897263



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Solid design and construction. 883886



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It does what I need it to do. 882558



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It’s a ball! 876675



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For my 1 ton total Harbor Freight utility trailer, this ball, with a Curt Class II drawbar, on my '11 Mini Countryman S, is overkill, but I'm much happier knowing that the hitch and ball are working at far below maximum capacity. A mechanic neighbor had the tools needed to get the nut torqued properly. It's all very solid. Just part of a kit to create a part-time pickup truck where I can leave the "bed" at home. 876395



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This product works perfectly. I did have it professionally installed, however allows me to use my hybrid accord to pull pretty much everything needed on my trailer. 889613


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    I am happy to confirm that yes, you can use the Curt Chrome 2" Hitch Ball # C40018 you asked about with the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45521. These two parts are completely compatible, and also keep in mind you will need either a pin and clip or hitch lock to secure the ball mount to your hitch receiver. For that you will need either Curt Class I and II Pin and Clip # F-4 or Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # C23517. I have added links to some video reviews for you to check out as well.
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