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Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs

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Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs part number 4285 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 4285

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class IV
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Long Shank
  • Draw-Tite
  • Steel Shank - Silver
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • 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)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction with solid shank
  • Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Length: 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Ball platform dimensions: 7/8" thick x 3" wide
    • Requires ball shank that is at least 1-1/4" long
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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4285 Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs

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Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long - 12,000 lbs - 4285

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.


Still performing excellently after a year. This draw bar is much stronger than we even need, but it gave us the two extra inches of length needed to clear the bumper, so we could install the Curt hitch-mounted clamp-on bike rack, also purchased here & working well.


22 lbs. in weight this is a heavy duty ball mount. No worries with it.


This thing is great. Super heavy duty and you can tell by how much it weighs. I use it very often and would recommend to those looking for a little extra space between your trailer and tailgate.


It could have been packaged better because this thing is not light and I am sure it gets banged around. I use aluminum hitches, but my boat is almost 5000K lbs and this is on the front receiver I put on, so I can push it into place. SO much easier on everything. I flipped this over as well to give me more height. The coating will help it from rusting. Will it? Don't know, just got it. Its definitely built well and I would not be surprised if this thing would tow much greater than its rated capacity. It does look somewhat like aluminum and I like that to match my Weigh Safe hitch on the back, which is awesome by the way. I would have got another one for the front, but the shank needed to be longer to extend past the bumper and clear for the boat tongue. This looks much better than black. Hoping it will not rust or not rust for a while. Its heavy. Its well built and should be to take the extra stress of having a longer neck portion. Its a good way to go if you have a heavy boat, have a front hitch (bolted to the frame) and need something that sturdy.


Very well-made product.


This review is more about etrailer customer service than the part ordered...Customer service is fantastic!..The reciever i ordered didnt show up..I called customer service and talked with Maddy...She took care of the problem in less than 2 minutes...I will look no futher than etrailer for all my trailer needs!


Placed the order over the phone. Very friendly and helpful representative!
Shipped the same day. Arrived 3 days early. Exactly as described and what I wanted.
I highly recommend etrailer! Will buy from them again.

the extra length gives me enough leeway so I don’t dent the storage box mounted on the tongue if the trailer. I also like how heavy duty it is. Great piece of mind while towing a heavy load.
ICE - 02/09/2020


Needed an extended length hitch to mount a set of additional rear mud flaps on our Dually when hauling our goose-neck LQ. Thought, why not get one that was capable of towing our two horse trailer as well. This hitch was just the right ticket. Love ordering from etrailer. Their site is easy to navigate and their service is awesome..


The longer length allowed tighter turns. Now the ladder on the back of the coach does not hit the trailer on tight turns. It would be nice if it was available as a 2 1/2 mount so I would not need a 2 to 2 1/2 adapter.


Second one I now own ...bought this one for the same reason I bought the first one, it is by far the best ball mount for my situation. Now I don't have to keep swapping out the ball mount to my other vehicle...they both have their own dedicated mounts.


I was concerned about the sturdiness of an extended length ball mount. The shaft is solid steel and the rise/drop is extra wide and thick. No concerns at all.


Awesome service (thanks Paula), great price and product delivered in a timely manner. A++++++ transaction. I highly recommend


A ball mount is a ball mount and this one is as described. Etrailer's service is expeditious, courteous and accurate. They are a pleasure to work with.


After owning this draw bar for one year it still looks like new and is performing very well. I would definitely recommend this product.


This is one great ball mount. Solid Replaced my old multifunctional ball mount.


Excellent product and shipping. This company has wonderful communication and was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely be a return customer. Thank you.


Nice hitch


Very heavy duty. Great price.


Solid hope it holds up with me Concession trailer


Product was exactly as described and the customer service...all I can say is AMAZING!!! I’ll definitly be doing business with them again!


Built solid and very heavy. Great quality. I put POR15 on it and love it.


Great Service, Fast Delivery and a quality part, not sure what more you could want!


started coming out of the shipping box, my stuff was not hurt a bit. thanks


The ball mount with the extra length was just what I needed.
Delivery was fast and I was kept informed of the order progress.


It is working great will put you guys in my favorites. Jeff

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See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation that will Give 3 inches of Rise
    We do carry longer ball mounts that should work well for you. For example, check out the Ball Mount part # 4285. This ball mount has a distance of 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and will provide a 3 inch rise. Price is available at the product link.
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  • Material and Construction of Draw-Tite 2 Inch Ball Mount # 4285
    The Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 4285, does not include a gusset welded between the shank and platform. Basically, it is not needed. This ball mount is constructed of solid steel. The shank is solid with the only hole in it for the hitch pin. It is welded to the platform which is also solid steel. All of this solid steel construction makes for a heavy ball mount. This one weighs in at over 19 pounds. It is heavy duty enough to earn its 12,000 pound capacity. I also made a short video showing...
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  • What is the Distance from Pin Hole to Weld on Aluminum Ball Mount # 4285
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled ball mount # 4285 to measure it. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the weld it measures approximately 7-1/2 inches. This is more than enough to suit your length requirements. This ball mount is a solid hunk of aluminum with a tongue weight capacity of 1,200 pounds and gross trailer weight capacity of 12,000 pounds. I made a video and a picture showing the measurement for you.
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation with a 1-1/4 inch Ball Hole
    Without knowing exactly what you have it's hard to say for certain how much longer of a ball mount you would need. But the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 4285 measures 12 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole (which is 1-1/4 inches in diameter). This ball mount is also rated for up to 12,000 lbs GTW and up to 1,200 lbs TW.
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  • Recommended 16 Inch Long Ball Mount with 12,000 Lb Weight Capacity
    I do have options for you but the longer you extend the connection point from the trailer hitch, the less capacity you will have. That said, they do not offer a ball mount that is 16" long (center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole) and offers a 12,000 lb weight capacity. I do have an extended shank ball mount that has a 12,000 lb weight capacity, the Draw-Tite Ball Mount part # 4285 but it is only 12" long when measuring from the center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. The...
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  • Could Draw Tite Ball Mount 4285 Give Clearance to Allow Tailgate to Fall
    To determine if the # 4285 is long enough to allow you the tailgate clearance you need you'll need to take a couple measurements. First you'll need to determine how much additional length would be needed to allow the tailgate to clear. Next you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole of the ball mount and the ball hole center and you'll add that to the previous dimension you took and you'll know what length ball mount you'd need. The # 4285 is 12 inches between hole centers...
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  • Ball Mount That Has Close to 11-1/2 inches From Pin Hole to Ball Hole Center
    The closest option to what you said you'd need is the Draw Tite ball mount part # 4285 which has 12 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to it's ball hole. This has drop of 4 inches and a rise of 3.
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  • 2019 Ram 1500 Factory Hitch on Bumper vs Hitch Receiver Mounted to Frame?
    I'm not sure I completely understand what you're referring to, so I apologize in advance for any misunderstanding, but are you referring to the ball mount hole on the bumper in front of the license plate? If so, that is not meant for any heavy duty towing but can be used for very light duty- say a light motorcycle trailer or something of the sort (generally anything less than 1000-lbs). You can install a hitch ball and tow with that, as opposed to using a hitch receiver that would normally...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender for Travel Trailer with Deck on a 2017 Ram 2500
    The shortest trailer hitch extender we offer is the Brophy Hitch Extender part # HE06 which measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch pin hole. However, please keep in mind that this extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of trailer hitch by 50%. The other option we have is to use an extended length ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount part # 4285 which measures 12" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole....
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  • Recommended Ball Mount With Longer Shank To Accommodate Rock Tamer Mud Flaps
    The Rapid Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount, part # AM3410 measures 3-3/8 inches from the back of the ball assembly to the closest pin hole and 4-3/8 inches to the furthers hole on the shank. This has a maximum rise of 6-1/2 inches and a maximum drop of 5-1/2 inches and has a towing capacity of 8,000 when using the 2 inch ball and 10,000 when using the 2-5/16 inch ball. I have attached a product review video you can check out. We have a couple fixed ball mounts that may work for you. The first...
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  • Can Extension Be Used On Dual-Hitch Receiver On 2014 GMC Terrain
    Anytime an extender is installed on a hitch receiver, it reduces the towing capacity and tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. If you have a dual hitch installed on your 2014 GMC Terrain, there should be a plate or sticker affixed to the hitch that shows the tongue weight capacity and towing capacity of the hitch. If you have a hitch installed and are using a dual-hitch adapter, the adapter must be rated for towing. Many of the dual hitch adapters we carry are rated for tow bars only...
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  • Availability of Longer Class V Ball Mount So Tailgate Clears Trailer Jack
    All of the ball mounts we offer for the Class V 2-1/2 inch receiver have the same 10 inch ball hole to pin hole distance you mentioned. This being said, I might have a solution for you. You can use a reducer sleeve like part # 58102 along with a ball mount like part # BWBMHD30013. The ball mount has a 16K capacity, and a hitch pin hole to ball hole distance of 11-3/8 inches. Draw-Tite offers a 12K model with a hole to hole distance of 12 inches and a 4 inch drop, part # 4285. If your...
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  • How to Choose Correct Rise/Drop in a Ball Mount to Tow Level Enclosed Tandem Axle Trailer
    To select the correct ball mount that will allow you to tow level, you must take two measurements into consideration. First, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the top inside portion of your square hitch receiver opening. Second, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the bottom flat portion of your trailer coupler. Using a trailer level like the Hopkins Cross-Check Trailer Level # HM09615 will help ensure you get the most accurate measurements. Next, simply calculate...
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount for Launching Heavy Boat Trailer
    I spoke to my contact at Curt about the Curt Solid Steel 2" Hitch Bar part # D36 and they informed me that it does not have a weight rating because it is not in the finished form. The weight capacity will vary depending on the length and amount of gussets or reinforcements that are used. If you need something with an exact weight rating you may want to look at the Draw-Tite Ball Mount part # 4285 which has a 12" long shank (center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole), comes with...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation that is Longer than the Draw Tite Ball Mount part # 4285
    The closest thing we have to a 14 inch version of the Ball Mount part # 4285 that you referenced is the Ball Mount part # D-28. This ball mount has a 4 inch rise or a 6 inch drop and is 14-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out also.
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  • Looking For Ballmount With 3-1/4 Inch Rise or Drop
    I'm guessing you're looking for a ball mount with a 3-1/4 inch rise or drop, is that correct? The Draw-Tite # 4285 would be perfect for your needs. The ball mount provides 3 inches of rise or 4 inches of drop and a 12,000 lb capacity. As long as your trailer tongue is within 1-2 inches of being level, you're plenty close enough. For a 2 inch trailer ball, use part # A-90 or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch ball.
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension Needed to Allow Tailgate to be Lowered with Trailer Attached to Vehicle
    I would not recommend any type of extension with your towing setup. Extenders create more torque on the vehicle frame, hitch, drawbar, extender and hitch ball because of the extension, just like adding a pipe to the end of a breaker bar. This added torque reduces that weight capacity of all of the components in the system by 50 percent, so your vehicles 10 K capacity would be lowered to 5 K if a hitch extension is used. I would go with a long ball mount that is just long enough so you...
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  • Availability of Long Ball Mount to Clear Rear Bumper of 2003 Ford E350 Van
    We offer some ball mounts that might work for you. You'll need to measure the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the bumper, to determine how much clearance you need. The Curt # D-28, for instance might work well for you. It offers a 4 inch rise, and has a 6000 lb capacity. If the measurement you took is less than 8-1/4 inches, this ball mount would work very well for you. The compatible 2-5/16 trailer ball would be part # 63847. For a 3 inch rise,...
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  • Choosing Correct Ball Mount for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Towed by 2016 Lexus RX 450h
    The linked article on choosing a ball mount explains the measurement process we use, and you're correct that Yakima references the top of the coupler while we use the bottom. You'll measure from the ground up to the top of the level trailer's coupler, and from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. The difference between these is the amount of rise you need, about 3- inches. You can use fixed ball mount # 4285 for 3-inches of rise along with 2-inch ball # A-90. If you like you...
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  • How Can I Extend My Hook Up Point Further Back Without Using a SuperTruss Hitch
    Something like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 12" Long # 4285 is a route you could go. This Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole which is going to extend the distance past your bumper. It also has a 4" drop which will take care of the 4" down you said you needed. If you need a 2" hitch ball we have the 2" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank # C69FR. or If you need a 2-5/16"...
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  • Ball Mount And Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Tundra
    The closest fixed ball mount we have to a 2 inch rise is the Ball Mount 2-3/4 inch Rise or 4 inch Drop, 6,000 lbs, item # 2753. We also have the Cushioned Ball Mount 2-3/4 inch Rise or 4 inch Drop, item # AMSC4. If you need a higher rated ball mount for your towing needs the # AMSC4 ball mount has a 10,000 pound capacity. I would recommend the higher 2-3/4 inch ball mount to allow for a bit of rear end sag when a trailer is attached. We have several 2-5/16 inch balls, you will need to...
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  • Hitch for Small Truck
    I have several hitches that closely match what you are looking for. Hitches I have that fit a 2"X2" receiver opening, and with 4" drop are as follows. Curt # C45055, 8-1/4" hitch pin center to ball mount center. Overall length is 12-1/2" Curt # C93KR, 8-1/4" hitch pin center to ball mount center. Draw-Tite # 40331, 9-3/4" from hitch pin center to ball mount center Curt # C45313, 10" from hitch pin center to ball mount center Draw-Tite # 4285, 12" hitch pin center to ball mount center....
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  • Long Shank Ball Mount for Added Clearance While Towing
    I'm assuming that you are asking about length of the ball mount and not the drop or rise. The Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # AMSC4 is 12 1/4 inches in length from the end of the shank to the center of the ball hole, and 9 3/4" from hitch pin hole to the hitch ball hole. If you are needing a longer ball mount than that to have additional clearance we do have other options. For a fixed ball mount that has close to the same ratings and rise and drop measurements I recommend Draw-Tite...
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  • Tailgate on 2013 Ford F-150 Makes Contact with A-Frame Electric Trailer Jack
    Stromberg Carlson has vinyl cover # JET-01 you could use for trailer jack # LC285318. But You might be better off using a longer ball mount so that the trailer is a little further away from the truck. This would eliminate contact between the tailgate that the jack. The longest ball mount we have, # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. But it is only rated for 6,000 pounds. Ball mount # BM20 measures 13-1/4 inches and is rated up...
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