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Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs

Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs

Item # C48012
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This combination ball mount lets you haul up to 20,000 lbs with either the pintle hook or the chrome-plated, 2-5/16" ball. Slides into your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver. Powder coated forged steel resists rust. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs part number C48012 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C48012

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 3 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Built-In Pintle Hook
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

This combination ball mount lets you haul up to 20,000 lbs with either the pintle hook or the chrome-plated, 2-5/16" ball. Slides into your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver. Powder coated forged steel resists rust.


  • Pintle hook and hitch ball combo lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Pintle hook connects to lunette ring couplers
    • Hitch ball connects to standard ball couplers
  • Strong forged steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • High-gloss black powder coat finish on pintle hook and shank
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball
  • Tethered safety pin is included for the pintle hook
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Fits lunette ring couplers with a minimum inner diameter of 2-1/2"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum drop: 3"
  • Overall length: 15"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of pintle hook: 9-1/2"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 11-1/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

48012 Curt Forged Receiver Mount Ball and Pintle Combination - 2-1/2 Inch Hitches - 2-5/16 Inch Ball

Customer Reviews

Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs - C48012

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (213 Customer Reviews)

This combination ball mount lets you haul up to 20,000 lbs with either the pintle hook or the chrome-plated, 2-5/16" ball. Slides into your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver. Powder coated forged steel resists rust.


This is a heavy duty combo pintle / ball mount. It is replacing one that failed at the welds. Since this is a solid piece with no welds I expect many years of use.


nice hitch wish I would have gotten a pin for it

We have hitch pin part # C21500
Pin and Clip for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 3-3/16" Span
available. For added security I recommend a lock part # e98881
etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Flush - 3-5/8" Span - Chrome
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/21/2022


Very quiet. Doesn’t rattle around in re ceiver.


Great pintle/ball combo. Heavy duty and maintenance free.


Works well no issues use to pull both ball hitch and pintle trailers.
Only issue was the pin broke off the cable so I bought a new pin that I keep inside the truck. I think it was lost when the guys step on the hitch as a step


This product was an easy install to my trailer very durable and money well spent I would recoment this item to anyone that wants to switch from a ball hitch. Makes hooking up pain less and faster


this is a great hitch, heavy and sturdy. Allows me to pull multiple trailers without switching hitches, ball or pintle. Super fast shipping, I was impressed how quick I received. Thank you


well built pintel hitch. Just realize that it is for a 2 1/2" receiver, not the typical 2" receiver.


Very impressed with the construction and weight of this product. We tow heavy oilfield pumps and hope to get many years of service out of this hitch. If we need something in the future for our business we'll definitely be looking up etrailer.



I have purchased a number of items for hauling from etrailer this latest item was for hauling the bobcat with the 2500. Aside from providing quality products etrailer goes far beyond communicating like other companies. They let you know they have received your order, shipped your order and even check on you after they know your have received the item later. Great company to work with


Great service. Near immediate shipping.
hitch is just what I needed.
Combo of pintle and 2 5/16 inch ball,
Very beefy build. Forged one piece.
Your website is also very easy to navigate.


High quality products and as always on time shipment. I pull a trailer with heavy loads and wanted a hitch with extra capacity for peace of mind.


Great experience dealing with a company that does what they say they are going to do ! I had ordered the wrong ball mount this was my mistake but etrailer was more than happy to correct the mistake. I would definitely recommend them to all my friends


eTrailer's website was very efficient and easy to use. Their customer service was very responsive with questions and answers. Shipping was fast and complete.
Highly recommend eTrailer, i know i will be using their site in the future.


Solid ball mount! Works perfect at the best price!


Super heavy duty, just disappointed it’s made in China. Thought it would be made in the US, like my Curt receiver.


This hitch ball is a beast. It pulls my 6x12 dump trailer like nobody's business. I love it!


I don't know what to say other than W O W .. everyone around us here in Acme Pa wanted twice the price for this and to get it as fast as I did and the way it was packaged .. I know if I ever need anything that etrailer carries .. I'll be sure to give them my business ! Thanks you so much etrailer !!!


Great product with a good price. Solid hitch.

Hitch is fantastic. Solid product, the last pintle hitch I will need to buy. This is my second Curt product, very happy with their quality.
Branden F - 07/23/2017


Hitch appears to be high quality, good fit and finish. Service was prompt and professional.


Product serve need of heavy conventional towing. Truck F550 rated at 18,000lb conventional towing so this 20,000lb meet those needs. Just finished towing 15,000 load worked great. Powder coating should help long term appearance. Rapid fast shipping and customer service!!


Ordered 3 different hitched, each was exactly as described.
Excellent quality. Ordered arrived very quickly.
Will use etrailer again.


Great quality! I use this hitch to pull my 10,000 lbs trailer and seems to be solid and very well put together.


My customer was very happy with the price and the appearance of the product and said it would work great with the trailer he is pulling.


Nice heavy duty receiver for my new trailer.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

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