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Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1997 Ford F-150 4WD for Snow Plow

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Curt Hitch for 97 Ford F-150 4wd looks too high .Truck frame is 20.5” above ground, read that Curt hitch is 9.66” above bott of frame putting receiver about 30” above ground? Can I reverse hitch to mount upside down From Pic to be at 11”? For Snowsport HD

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The Curt hitch # 31049 for your 1997 Ford F-150 cannot be mounted upside down. It is designed to be that high for winch mounting and a more hidden look with greater ground clearance.

Based on your need to have the hitch lower for your snowplow, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65025 which is a confirmed fit for your F-150 4WD. Based on customer measurements, this hitch will be about 14 inches from the ground.

I also recommend using the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201 to add stability to your snow plow mount.

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