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Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs

Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs

Item # C48010
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This 14-3/4" long pintle hook fits inside your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver so you can quickly and easily equip your vehicle for pintle-style towing. 20,000-lb Capacity. Powder coated forged steel resists rust. Great Prices for the best pintle hitch from CURT. Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs part number C48010 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Pintle Hitch - C48010

  • Pintle Hook - Standard
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Mount
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Standard Shank

This 14-3/4" long pintle hook fits inside your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver so you can quickly and easily equip your vehicle for pintle-style towing. 20,000-lb Capacity. Powder coated forged steel resists rust.


  • Pintle hook lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Provides attachment point for your lunette ring coupler
  • Strong forged steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish
  • Tethered safety pin is included
  • 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"
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Overall length: 14-3/4"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of pintle hook: 9-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

48010 Curt Forged Receiver Mount Pintle Hook for 2.5 Inch Hitches - 10 Ton Capacity

Video of Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Pintle Hook Review C48010

What's up everybody. It's AJ with Today we're gonna be checking out this Pintle Hook from Curt. It's gonna be a good way to hook up to your lunette ring trailer and be able to transport that. I suggest looking at this one if you only have one trailer, you got one truck, you know exactly what height you need because this isn't gonna be adjustable, but that's a good thing if you only have that same truck, that same trailer, you can pull this right up to it, lower it down on there and get on the way. Let's check it out.

First things first, this is gonna be made for two and a half inch hitches. So make sure you have that style of hitch if you're gonna go ahead and get this pintle hook. Now there's different ones out there for different size hitches, so make sure you check our website and get the right one. Let's check out how it works. So we're gonna just pull this pin.

When we're ready to set up our trailer. We've backed it up to where the lunette ring would be. We gotta push on this lever, with your thumb to raise this part up. Lemme show you it doesn't lift up on his own. So you had to pull that pin, push that lever, to get this ready to go.

Then you'd back it up to your lunette ring trailer, lower the ring down over this. So this will go in the center. Then you'll push this back down. The ring would still be here, and it's gonna keep it from popping up, chucking or anything you see that this cap isn't gonna let it pop up there. Definitely make sure you always put your pin back in once it's hooked up to your trailer.

And I would also recommend maybe getting a locking pin too. That way it's something you can lock up, and it can't be messed with when you're not around. Now, something to think about if you haul multiple different trailers is maybe a adjustable pintle hook. So that's gonna be able to be moved up and down for different heights and different trailers. Not to mention your trucks too. So that is an option that's out there. If you have a bunch of trailers, I would go that way, that way you can adjust it. You don't have to pull this out. Get a different one. It's just, I don't want to hassle with any of that. Now, along with the adjustment ones, there are ones that have the built-in ball. So it works as a pintle hook and a ball mount. That's the one I like the best, just 'cause that way I don't ever really have to pull this out and switch out with an anything, it can stay in the hitch at all times. I can adjust it where I need it. I can use it for each, either one of the trailers I wanna pull that day. As far as those different styles go, I usually come back to the current ones. I just really like how those work. They have a bunch of different features that I didn't even think about before I started messing with them. So with all the different pintle hooks you're done, with that combination of the ball mount pintle hook I really like. Either one of them has a backing on it. So that when you back up to the trailer, the lunette ring will hit that and you'll feel it, or see it in your backup camera, that way you just have a visual of oh, it's hit there. You lower the trailer down onto that ball. Then as you lower it, this part is actually flipped up and I'll hit that, flip it down, and it does so much things for you that you don't have to do and come out here and mess with, I really like those features. I would not have thought them if I hadn't got to mess with all those so, those are just recommendations for you to check out if you're interested in those features too. Adjustable pintle hooks aside, this is gonna have a gross towing weight of 20,000 pounds. Now if you think you need a little bit more than that, there's a Brophy one, that's almost identical to this except it has a higher weight rating, and that's gonna be 36,000 pounds. And that's gonna work with lunette rings with a minimum inner diameter of two and a half inches. So just keep that in mind with what kind of trailer with a lunette ring you wanna use it with. Now the the construction's gonna be a black powder coat steel. So you don't have to worry about it rusting or corroding if you left it on the back of your hitch, it's going to be resistant to that, so rather you leave it on here all the time, or you take it off and throw in the back of your truck, it's gonna be just fine. Otherwise I think it's gonna work great, it's kind of a simple pintle hook, but if you only have one trailer, you're not worried about having it adjustable, you're not worried about different heights and stuff like that. This is gonna do exactly what you need it to do. It's gonna be to hook up your trailer and get on the road. Well, thanks for hanging out. And I hope this helped..

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Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs - C48010

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (418 Customer Reviews)

This 14-3/4" long pintle hook fits inside your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver so you can quickly and easily equip your vehicle for pintle-style towing. 20,000-lb Capacity. Powder coated forged steel resists rust.


Working great I use the fixed straight hitch when I need a little more hitch height or the adjustable hitch depending on which application works better.


High quality for a great price. Hard to find 2.5" receiver pintle hitch for my new Dodge Ram 2500. Very heavy duty, will liky outlast the truck. This company is one of the best I have ever dealt with. The only complaint I ever had was a request for better packaging even though nothing was ever damaged. Later orders have had improved packaging.



Works great for lunette trailer and tow straps


Etrailer is my go-to place for anything trailer related. Good quality, excellent service, prompt delivery. Doesn't get much better than this! Keep up the good work...


Excellent communication and speedy deli very!


So far so good, some signs of wear but thats to be expected considering we are pulling close to GCVW. All and all its been working well.


We have used this to make at least 6 of 500 plus mile trips. flawless product from a great company.


I have one of these pintle hitches in two inch and it works great. They are easier to hook up than a ball hitch and stronger too. I bought this one in 2.5 because I got a 2.5 inch hitch for my truck and while I could use an adapter I’d rather not. They are a little noisier than a ball hitch but I don’t mind


I received my order from Etrailer today. I was very pleased with the quality of the Curt pintle and lunette hitch. I knew Curt hitch systems are quality products and etrailer is an easy experience in shopping. Thank you


I am very satisfied with the Pintle hook and the young lady, Vicki N, who assisted me. I also received the item 2 days earlier than expected. I am a returning customer and will continue to shop etrailer.


The heft and construction of this hitch is fantastic. We purchased it to tow a former military trailer and it works great. Set up is a breeze. Would recommend to anyone looking for a pintle hitch


This thing is a beast! I’ve been thru and have bought many hitches. I don’t think I will ever need another Pintle. It’s the best built hitch I’ve ever bought and the price is great for what you get.


Great product, fits great in the newer 2.5 inch receivers. The trailer doesn't move around as much as a ball pintle.


Dropped this monster on my foot from about six inches. This thing is a brute, solid steel heavy duty and will hurt like hell if you get your foot or finger under it. I’m pulling 18000 lbs and don’t worry for a second about it. Lori B is the little gal to call. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to these parts. I lost a trailer 30 years ago on a freeway, going uphill and the emergency battery was dead. I’m a little nuts about trailer safety as you must imagine. Anything short of perfect is unacceptable. This is no BS, Lori sent me exactly what I needed. Buy from her (and this company) with all the confidence in the world.


etrailer was great. I had a shipment that was very important. UPS messed up the tracking. etrailer was great with explaining their experience with UPS. It worked out just like they thought it would. They offered to refund my purchase if it did not show up in time. All worked out great. Thanks etrailer.

P. S. Not to mention they saved me some money on top of it!!


It goes in the hole, trailer hooks up to it and away we go.....


Works fine, used about 3 times a week pulling trailers from 5K to 15K LBS. No complaints!


Great hitch, very good quality. Fair price. Very please and will order future items from Etrailer


Fast shipping, good quality, good price s!


Well built hitch. Should last a lifetime. Good height for 4X4 trucks but might be a bit low for 2 wheel drive.


eTrailer's product offering was extensive and high quality, their online purchase process was quick and simple and home deliver was very fast.


Really nice receiver


Super heavy duty! I love it!


Product has performed flawlessly! Pulling a JD650G Dozer with it, and it does just what it should!


Great product. No issues. It's out in the weather all the time and the paint still looks good.


Very strong and durable product, I used it to pull my bulldozer!!!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Pintle Hitch

  • Recommended Made in the USA Pintle Hook for a 2-1/2" Hitch Receiver.
    No, the Curt item # C48010 is not made in the USA but I have one that is. It is the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook item # BWTS20056. This pintle hook ball mount combo also fits a 2-1/2" hitch receiver. It has a 16,000 lbs capacity for the hook and a 10,000 lbs capacity for the 2-5/16" hitch ball.
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  • Tongue Weight Rating for the Curt Pintle Hook part # C48010
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he told me that the tongue weight rating for the part # C48010 that you referenced is 2,000 lbs.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt C48010 Pintle Hook
    Pintle hooks such as a one piece unit like the # C48010 you'd looked at don't carry a tongue weight capacity, as the pintle itself will be much stronger than any hitch it's used in. So, make sure the tongue weight of the trailer does't exceed the tongue weight capacity of your hitch, and you'll be good to go.
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  • Pintle Hook for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch with a Long Shank
    If you are just looking for a standard pintle hook without a ball then I think the Curt Pintle Hook part # C48010 will be the best option we have for you. This pintle hook has a 2-1/2" shank and measures 9-1/2" from the center of hitch pin hole to the center of pintle hook. It has a 20,000 lb towing capacity. If you need something with a longer shank then you will need to look into a two piece unit like the Curt Pintle Hook Mounting Plate part # C48340 with the Curt Pintle Hook part #...
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  • Recommended Pintle Hook Hitch for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver on 2017 Ford F-250 4WD
    The Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs # C48010 will work for the Class V receiver but if you normally have a decent drop, you will want to still have a drop. The typical trailer coupler height of 17 inches from the ground to the bottom of the coupler is similar when using a lunette ring and a pintle hitch. My recommendation for your application is the Buyers Products 3 Position Pintle Hook Mount for 2-1/2" Receiver - 20K # 337PM25812 along with the Buyers Products 15...
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  • Pintle Hook For Towing Trailer With Lunette Ring
    There is not an adapter so you'll just need a pintle hook for your hitch to attach to your trailer's lunette ring. Depending on what size hitch you have there are a pair of options: - 2" Hitch: Curt Pintle Hook # C48004 - 2-1/2" Hitch: Curt Pintle Hook # C48010 Both of these will need to be secured to your hitch with either Pin and Clip # ML1465DAT or Hitch Lock # e98881.
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  • Pintle Hook Recommendation with 20k Capacity
    Sounds like you are looking for a pintle hook style ball mount to tow your trailer that weighs right at 19,500 lbs when fully loaded. The part # C48004 will fit a 2 inch hitch and has a 20k capacity and the # C48010 will fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch and also has a 20k capacity. Either should work well but you will need to measure the size of the hitch opening on your truck to determine which you would need.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15810 Weight Capacity Without Weight Distribution
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # C15810 is rated for a max towing weight of 20,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 2,700 lbs whether you are using weight distribution or not. The only benefit to weight distribution with this hitch is a smoother ride and sway control if using a system that has that integrated. It is rare that the towing capacity with or without weight distribution is the same, but this is case on some of these really high capacity...
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  • Pintle Hook Compatible With 3 Inch Lunette Ring And 2011 Chevy 2500 HD Trailer Hitch Receiver
    If you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver opening, the Curt Pintle Hook for 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs # C48010 will fit. If you have a 2 inch receiver opening, you will want the Curt Pintle Hook for 2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs, # C48004. Either will work with a 3 inch lunette ring. I've attached the review videos to assist.
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