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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

Item # C45340
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Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs part number C45340 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45340

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class V
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.


Features:

  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball (sold separately)
  • Solid, 1-piece forged steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, carbide black powder coat finish
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 17,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,550 lbs
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 1" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45340 Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs

Replaces 45328






Customer Reviews

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise - 2" Drop - 17,000 lbs - C45340

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3130 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 8-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

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Not easy to find a 16k lb load rated Class IV rated ball mount for 2" hitches. Was happy to find it. My hitch is only rated to 11k lbs, but opted for this one for peace of mind. Shank and ball mount is solid steel (not bent)l. Functional load rating is printed on a sticker (not etched on the shank). Was a bit bummed about that, but for the price, thought it was worth it. Upon receipt, black paint had chipped off in some areas and required a touch-up. Made in China. If you get one of these, you will also need to buy some kind of hitch clamp/shim.


Comments
When it comes to shipping hitches and some ball mounts, it is very common for them to arrive with scratches. We recommend using a rust-oleum type paint to cover the scratchesspots. This will prevent any corrosion in the future. I have a link attached for your reference. I have also sent this over to customer service for them to reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/17/2022

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Very heavy duty hitch, fit into truck perfectly, ball attached easily as well. Definitely very good quality especially when comparing it to other hitches I have.



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Still works great after a year!



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E TRAILERS , ARE AWESOME , QUALITY PARTS AND WONDERFUL SERVICE , SHIPPING IS FAST AND ONE TIME
HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THE SHIPPERS ON THIS SHIPPMENT BUT
THANKS TO JAMES Y HE FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT BECAME ONE
THANKS JAMES Y



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Very high quality mount. Fit perfect.



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HD AND FAST SHIP



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This item has some girth to it, which is great. I don't have to worry about bending or rusting. However, it did not come with a pin to hold the ball mount in place. I had to go out and purchase that at my local hardware store. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if it came with or as a "Other customers bought..." option.

would be 5 if not for the missing pin.


Comments
Thanks for your review and your business, Mike! We do not include the pin and clip/lock because a customer may have several different options that suit his or her application. However, I have good news! The related items for this product located at the bottom of this page show the different options. I hope this helps.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 02/13/2017

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Great product delivered fast



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Great company to deal with - service and information.



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I recently installed a 18,000# DMI receiver hitch on my pickup and was looking for a similarly rated draw bar to match up with it. I use the truck on my farm for pulling heavy grain wagons and dollies. Locally the strongest draw bar I could find was 12,000# so I turned to the internet and found the heaviest rating at etrailer.com at 17,000#. After placing the order I decided I should have also ordered a compatible ball at the same time. I placed another call to etrailer with my request and the helpful order rep was able to make it happen. Very helpful customer service folks and very prompt shipping. I am well satisfied all the way around.


Comments
Your product is doing its job fine. It is only used intermittently, but is always up to the task. A good product
Rick M - 02/26/2018


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Truely solid hitch, not hollow. Made for heavy towing. Quick ship, good product.



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Just like the description. This this is Heavy duty for sure.




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This is the best and strongest ball mount that exceeds my requirements . Also, it’s well made and nice in appearance. The ball is a great one too, but it could use a place to hold with a wrench during tightening and torquing the nut. Please incorporate my suggestion.

Thanks



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Heavy, but it won’t rattle like a III or IV ball mount.



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Looks like an awesome piece!
Got it
in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forged one piece unit, insanely overkill for what I need it for!! Made in China but looks like a great quality piece!
2600 pound tongue weight??
17,000 trailer weight!!!!
Who tows that much weight?
My truck weighs 5000 lbs and I only tow 7000 pounds.



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I purchased the Curt ball mount over a year ago and put it to work immediately. We have a trailer hooked to it 7 days a week and tow about 750+ miles a week per truck.
I cannot tust any light duty ball mount
to hold up to the continued use we put them through. Curt heavy duty is all we purchase for our trucks and I have never had a problem with them.



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Does what it is supposed to do. No prob lems



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Needed a hitch and wiring for my plumbing van. Etrailer had the best selection, price, and installation videos / guides. The electrical was super easy as well as the trailer hitch installation. I did it myself without helpers on my garage floor in 20 minutes. All you need is a 3/4 inch deep socket, 1/2 ratchet, flat head screw driver and torque wrench.



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A customer service rep called to verify that this was a valid order so I am sure something triggered the call to me that didn't look right when I ordered it online. The product came quickly . I would certainly purchase from them again.
Great people, good products and good prices!



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This baby is HEAVY DUTY! Would probably be able to pull the empire state building and Its made from a solid chunk of steel so if you are in a bad neighborhood you can take off your hitch and use it as a weapon.



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I ordered the hitch, receiver, and wiring kit for our work van. They arrived in a timely manner and were a breeze to install, thanks to the great instructions. Really helped to be able to watch the video on the website on the installation procedures.



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I bought a multitude of boat trailer parts from etrailer. The parts I was able to find in one place completely finished off my new boat trailer that I had built and for a fraction of the cost.



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It’s the solid steel hitch , to pull my 20 foot car trailer without any failure



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Really like how solid this hitch is built. Makes me very confident when hauling a very heavy trailer.



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70,000 miles on it. All good


Comments
A++++
Chris S - 09/30/2018

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount



  • How to Torque Hitch Ball When Installing into Ball Mount
    We don't have a combo of the Curt Hitch Ball # C40008 and Curt Ball Mount # C45340. The ball mount is extremely heavy-duty, rated up to 17,000 pounds. I think it's safe to assume you don't have a torque wrench rated up to 450 foot pounds just laying around. In which case you'll never really measure it at 450. When tightening the ball you want to make sure you get the lock washer so that it's completely flat. One way to help you do this is to put the ball mount in your hitch receiver...
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  • Recommended 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball for Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340
    The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches # C45340 referenced in your question has a ball hole diameter of 1-1/4 inches. You will just need to make sure that the hitch ball you choose will fit this opening. For example, the B&W 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball # BWHB94050 has a shank diameter of 1-1/4 inches, so it will work well with the Curt Ball Mount. The shank length on this hitch ball is 2-1/2 inches, which is also compatible with the platform thickness on the Curt Ball Mount....
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation for Curt Ball Mount C45340
    The ball hole diameter for the part # C45340 is 1-1/4 inch. For a 2 inch hitch ball to fit this the part # A-90 would work great as it would fit the ball hole diameter and it has a 10k capacity.
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  • Are There Any Made in the U.S.A. Heavy Duty Ball Mounts for 2" Receivers Available?
    No. While Curt is an American company and manufactures a great deal of their products in the U.S.A., the Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mounts like the # C45340 is not one of those products. If you're looking for a ball mount that is made in the U.S.A., the B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount # BWBMHD30010 has a 16,000-lbs capacity and the same 1" rise/2" drop as the Curt model you were looking at.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Hauling Car Trailer
    I would love to get you the correct hitch and ball mount for your F-250, but could you tell me what year your F-250 is? I would need to know that in order to get you the correct hitch.
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  • Is There a Curt Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches
    The Curt Forged Ball Mount is offered for both 2-1/2" and 2" hitches. The part # C45456 is for 2-1/2" hitches and the part # C45340 is for 2" hitches. These both provide the same 2" drop.
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  • Can the Ball Mount # C45340 be Ordered with the Curt Hitch Ball # C40008 Already Installed
    I do have a solution for you, but we do not install parts like the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340 and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40008 before shipping them out. Any ball mounts that come with a hitch ball installed come like that directly from the manufacturer. If you do not need the full 17,000 lb capacity of the ball mount # C45340 that you referenced then you can use the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45331 which is essentially the same exact ball mount with a 2-5/16" hitch...
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  • Solution for Needing Curt Ball Mount and Hitch Ball in 1 inch Drop Position Over 1 inch Rise
    Since we do not have a version of the # C45331 with the setup in the rise position instead of the drop position your best option would be to remove the ball and reinstall it in the rise position or go with the part # C45340 and # C40008 which you could then attach to the ball mount in the rise position. The demand for ball mounts in the drop position is much more than in the rise position as tow vehicles generally are getting taller and taller while trailers mainly are staying same height....
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  • 2-Inch 16K-Rated Ball Mount with Minimal Amount of Drop
    The Curt 17K-rated Ball Mount # C45340 that you referenced has 1-inch of rise or 2-inches of drop depending on how you choose to use it. This is a Class IV ball mount. The other Class IV option with a capacity near to this (16K) and with NO drop or rise is Gen-Y item # 325-GH-051. This ball mount has two built-in hitch balls, a 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch, that are integrated into the ball mount. There is no need to purchase separate hitch balls or to deal with torqueing the hitch ball. We...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1998 GMC Pickup with 10 Inch Deep Drop Bumper
    To get the highest towing capacity available on your 1998 GMC Truck I suggest the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15317. This hitch has a gross trailer weight of 16,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 2,400 pounds. Of course you'll want to verify your truck's towing capacity since it will be the limited factor. All of the hardware is included to bolt this to your truck's frame. If you also need a ball mount, # C45340. This will keep you around the same weight capacity as...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 RAM 1500
    For your 2019 Ram 1500 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 41913 which has very high towing capacities of up to 15,000 lb total trailer weight. Looks like you already have a 7-way connector next to your license plate which your factory brake controller is connected to as well. You really only would need a higher capacity ball mount and you'd be set. For that we have the part # C45340 which has a 2 inch drop or the part # C45341 which has a 4 inch drop. Then for a hitch ball the part #...
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    I do have an option for you but 2" hitch balls max out around 10,000 to 12,000 lbs. That said, if you are using the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System like part # AM3200 then you actually need a 2-5/16" hitch ball. This 2-5/16" hitch ball could then be obtained with the 17,000 lb weight capacity you were looking for. In regards to a 2" rise, that is going to be even more of a stretch especially in the capacity you need. The only option we have with a 2" rise is...
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  • Will the Curt RockerBall Fit on the C45340 Ball Mount?
    As long as the Curt RockerBall has a 1 1/4 shank, like the # C29FR, you will have no issue installing it on the # C45340. With you using a ball that moves though, I highly suggest adding on the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061. This will keep the # C45340 completely stabile while in use.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation With Near Zero Rise/Drop
    The ball mount we have that has the closest rise/drop to 0 is the Convert a Ball part # AMSC2 which has a rise of 3/4 inches when fliped in rise position. With the tongue weight of the trailer loaded this should compress the vehicle suspension enough that you'd be right at level. For a 2 inch ball you'd then want the part # 40038 or for a 2-5/16 inch ball part # 63847.
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  • Heavy Duty Hitch for 2021 4500 Chevrolet Express Cutaway
    I recommend the Curt item # C15320 trailer hitch for your 2021 Chevrolet Express 4500. This is a 2 inch class V hitch with a 16000 lbs towing capacity, 2400 lbs tongue weight, and is the heaviest duty hitch for your van. You're going to need a wiring harness to power and control your trailer lights and potentially other functions. I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector item # 55540. If you're looking to have wiring for both a 4 flat...
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  • Will the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount Part # C45340 Fit a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount part # C45340 that you referenced has a 2,550 lb tongue weight (TW) and 17,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) rating. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically between 10-15% of its gross trailer weight so this ball mount would be plenty for your trailer. In order to add a hitch ball you are going to want to use part # A-90 for 2" or part # A-6 for 2-5/16". Please keep in mind that this ball mount has a 1" rise and 2" drop. I recommend taking a look...
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  • Are there Stainless Steel or Aluminum Ball Mounts
    There have been stainless steel ball mounts in the past but they were pricey so aluminum is the way to go now. Aluminum offers corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and a lower cost compared to stainless steel so it would make a good option for you. I have included a link to the right to the aluminum ball mounts we carry. I have also included a link to a help article that covers how to measure to get a ball mount with the proper rise or drop needed to tow a trailer level. Aluminum ball...
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    The Flash Ball Mount # DTBM5400 you purchased does have a tongue weight capacity of 2,000 lbs but its towing capacity is actually 14,000 lbs. The GVWR of your trailer is 15,000 lbs, which is the max capacity it can handle so with 10,000 lbs of tractor and gear, the weight of the trailer is going to determine if the Flash and its 14,000 lb capacity can accommodate your needs. If the trailer and gear is at or close to 14,000 lbs I recommend going with a higher capacity ball mount. In regards...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2003 Freightliner Sprinter
    I do have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2003 Freightliner Sprinter but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13388 is only confirmed to fit a Sprinter from 2007-2018. As you have a 2003 the correct hitch for you is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 14250. If you plan to be towing a trailer in the future then you will also need a wiring harness and ball mount/hitch ball. For a wiring harness I recommend using the Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit with 4 Pole Trailer...
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    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41528 does indeed fit your 1989 Chevy K3500 truck with deep drop bumper. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight when not using weight distribution. If you want a hitch that has a little more wiggle room in terms of capacity you can use # C15317 which is rated for 16,000 pounds when not using weight distribution. Be sure to check the capacity of your truck and go by whichever has the lower capacity; the hitch or the truck. If you go with hitch # 41528...
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  • Is it Okay for Ball Mount to Move in Trailer Hitch Receiver Some
    What you are describing is actually pretty normal for a ball mount. There is almost always some tolerance between the trailer hitch receiver and the ball mount (or accessory) being installed which is why there are a variety of anti-rattle devices out there. Some accessories and ball mounts come with them built-in but if you have a standard ball mount there are aftermarket anti-rattle devices you can use. Technically the tolerance you have is fine but if you want to get rid of it we do have...
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  • Best Class V Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    The best Class V trailer hitch for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 because it has the highest towing and tongue weight capacities and is a no-drill installation, not to mention the fact that it is made in the USA. This Class V hitch has a 2" receiver and boasts a 15,000 lb towing capacity and 1,500 lb tongue weight capacity which speaks to its strength, as does the lifetime warranty that comes with the hitch. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C15572 has a black powder...
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 and Trailer with DO45 Coupling
    It looks like the pin part of the DO45 (which takes the place of a standard hitch ball) has a shank with a 1-1/4" diameter so I recommend using the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340 with a Gen-Y hitch as this ball mount has up to a 17K towing capacity. For the Gen-Y hitch it all depends on the height of the trailer and if your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 is stock height or not. If your Chevy is stock height then you should be just fine with the Gen-Y Shank # 325-GH-303 which gives...
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