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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. Great 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 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
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • Class V
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

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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   (3812 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.


Good heavy Hitch



Very good hitch! Heavy duty with a durable finish.


I bought my first ball mount way back when I was broke (bought the cheapest one in the big box store). With my new trailer I needed 14k capacity instead of 10k so I double checked the mount before buying a heavier duty was rated for only 5k!! Folks, check those mounts to make sure they're rated for the job!! This one is a honker btw, love it. Side by side with old it's like brick vs bubble gum, embarrassing I haven't upgraded sooner. And thanks for the guidance.


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


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.


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.


I like the weight of this solid ball mount. I usually have ball mounts that are light and hollow. This is already paying dividends as I now have (1) less thing to think when I’m pulling my trailer.


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 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.

Rick M.


Your product is doing its job fine. It is only used intermittently, but is always up to the task. A good product


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.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


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.


Heavy duty ball mount and great capacities. Marked down one star due to having about 3mm of play inside of my gen 2.5 Tundra's 2inch receiver hitch. I will have to mount a set screw or find another solution for the excess play.


Worked great, solved a problem, no more dragging trailer jacks.


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.

Etrailer Expert

Laura E.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.



Good and stout


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.


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.


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.


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


I love the idea that this hitch has no welds anywhere and its rated for 17000 lbs. It Makes me feel more confident when it is under my 13,000 lbs haul and I don't have to worry about the possibility of crack or breakage at the weld.


Well made, works like it should




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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  • Ball Platform Width of Curt Ball Mount # C45340
    Yes, the width of the ball mount platform of the Curt ball mount # C45340 is 3 inches.
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    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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    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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    The closest ball mount we have to the Curt # C45340 that is USA made is the B and W Heavy Duty Ball Mount part # BWBMHD30011 which has the same 2 inch drop, has a 16k capacity, and fits a 2 inch hitch. We try to list on our product descriptions when something is Made in the USA but it doesn't always end up there.
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    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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    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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    For your 2003 Ford E-250, I recommend checking out the: -Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14055. This is a class IV trailer hitch that has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000-lbs, with a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,000-lbs, and will work great with your 2003 E-250. Additionally, to complete your towing setup you're also going to need a set of wiring, as well as a ball mount if you do not have one already. If you're interested, check out the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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