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1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs

1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs part number C40001 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - C40001

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 1-7/8 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 3/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 1-9/16 Inch Shank Length
  • CURT

Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide tight, strong grip
  • Heat-treated steel is durable
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 1-7/8"
  • Shank dimensions: 3/4" diameter x 1-5/8" long
  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 5/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty

40001 Curt 1-7/8" Diameter Hitch Ball with Short Shank - 2,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

Video of 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Chrome Hitch Ball Review

Hey, everybody. Welcome to I'm Bobby, and today we're taking a look here today at the CURT inch 7/8 ball with chrome plating. Now you are going to have a 3/4 inch shank diameter, so that's the kind of draw bars you guys are going to need to go ahead and get it mounted. Well, we are going to also have a 2000 pound gross trailer, weight capacity with this, which makes it great for things like your class one to class two hitches of course, 'cause it would kind of stay in well within that weight capacity. So of course let's make sure we are checking both our vehicle rating, our hitch rating, of course, and B let's make sure we are getting a good measurement on those trailers to make sure we're not exceeding those.

You guys need a little help with any of those kind of measurements or kind of getting the weights of all those guys, go ahead, peruse around, we got a great little self-help article section to make sure that you are conscious and aware of what you're towing. Since we do have our inch and 7/8 ball here today, we're going to go ahead and utilize our inch and 7/8 template. So I'm going to bring it up, set it right on there. Give it a nice push to make sure it's on there and then took my lock here, can simply press down just like so, there we are nice and locked in. Of course let's make sure we're doing a good job of, of course, using our safety chains to make sure we have a safe towing experience and at this point too, you could go ahead and put your trailer wiring in as well.

Unfortunately for our neighborhood today, they don't have one yet, but other than that, it looks like we're ready to tow. Overall guys, I think this is going to be a great little way of giving yourself a little bit of versatility, right Cause we can go ahead grab our inch and 7/8 ball. We could also grab a 2/4, if we needed 2 inch ball whatever we have at trailer couplers, at home, we can go ahead and get the ball mounts we need to make sure we get it out there. Of course it is going to be dependent on your draw bars as well. So I really do like that we can go ahead and no matter what our rise or drop is with the clutter of all in, or we can go ahead and change our balls out for our varying coupler sizes.

Really, really nice that we have the availability to us. Which is gonna make it really easy to take it on and off. Now again, mounting it takes a little bit of effort. I will give you that, I myself might go ahead and invest in a few tools to go ahead and actually clamp this on. It just is a little bit wider than a lot of those normal wrenches are going to be in a toolbox at home.

ABICE again works really, really well as we saw, but again, not all of us are going to have that at home. So I'll leave that up to you guys to have the wearable thought to go ahead and actually get it on here. But otherwise I think that about does it for our look, here today at the Curt inch and 7/8 ball with chrome plating I'm Bobby..

Customer Reviews

1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs - C40001

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2769 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-5/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.

- C40001

The winch and trailer ball seem to be good quality for the price. I’m happy with this purchase. The five stars are for the service I received and the very fast processing and shipping. I’ll be happy to do more business with etrailer for future needs.

- C40001

It works well and is as described so it fit perfectly. What more can one want from a hitch ball? lol.

- C40001

The Curt ball mount was exactly what I ordered and prompt shipping was really appreciated

- C40001

Fited the hole correctly.

- C40001

Holding strong after a year, 10 tows, about a thousand miles. No issues!

- C40001

Works well, easy to install, and the installation video was excellent.

- C40001

Received item as advertised in a timely manner. Will certainly do business again as needed in the future. Will certainly recommend.

- C40001

Easy installation. Helps to have two people, however, I installed it alone with the help of jack stands. I highly recommend the Curt receiver. I have another Curt receiver on my 2011 Honda Accord that I also purchased from I just finished hauling a load of bush and tree trimmings to the dump with my utility trailer. Attached is a close up photo of the receiver in use.

- C40001

Works as designed.

- C40001

All the items in my order arrived today. Thanks for your continued follow-up on this order and the speedy shipping once you had the item on hand. I also appreciated the installation video and pictures on etrailer. com. I routinely recommend that my customers reference your website for install instructions and product explanation videos. Keep up the good worK.

- C40001

I bought this ball and drawbar to attach to my Polaris Sportsman ATV to pull my trailer around. The drawbar was a perfect fit to raise up the trailer and level it. Well made product, welded nicely to the smaller receiver bar and is perfect for what I needed. I would recommend this product.

- C40001

This ball is made in China not USA as advertised. Steve did take care of it when I called and said he would have specs changed. All in all a good place to shop hopefully they will get another manufacturer for ball hitches made in USA

- C40001

All good mon!!!!!

- C40001

The cost was cheaper than I could find elsewhere. No frills easy to install.

- C40001

Nice quality 1-7/8" hitch ball with short shank that is long enough for the ball mount, but does not hang below the nut by much.

- C40001

Shipped and arrived quickly, and appears to be of good quality. A suggestion: like many others, I don't have a socket big enough for the nut, and my torque wrench only goes to 80 ft-lb (the spec calls for 160). I will have to go to a local garage and have them tighten the ball onto the ball mount. I would have been happy to throw eTrailer a couple of bucks or so to have them do this for me when they filled the order. Please consider offering this service.

- C40001

These folks have great communication, and the best prices I've been able to find for the products I ordered. When I got the items, the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The kits are complete and have everything needed. I'm quite happy with

- C40001

Easy install and quality product

- C40001

the whole set up is excellent, the hitch,wiring harness. easy to do.

- C40001

It is a ball. Nice and shiny. To torque it, install it on the drawbar, put the drawbar into a hitch, and torque.

- C40001

Just fine, shipped with the rest of the order and was on time.

- C40001

Value and selection. Thanks ETrailer.

- C40001

I have had this ball for a year and it still works great. I would definitely buy from again.

- C40001

The ball started to rust pretty quickly, even though I put a bit of grease on the ball and hitch before I ever used it. Functionally it is still a round hunk of metal that does it's just doesn't look very good.

- C40001

Hi George, The hitch has been great, along with your Customer Service team! Love it. Chris w.

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball

  • How Tall is the Ball Part Only for Curt 1-7/8 Inch Ball 40001
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Curt ball # C40001 to measure it for you. The height of the ball from the ball mount platform to the top of the ball is 2.619 inches which is just a hair under 2-5/8 inches.
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  • How to Install Curt Trailer Hitch Ball 40001 in a Ball Mount
    To install hitch ball # C40001 you will need a wrench wide enough to fit around the wrench flats on the ball, a torque wrench good for up to 160 foot pounds and a socket for the nut. You could also use a bench vise if you do not have a wrench large enough. You can also put the ball mount in the hitch receiver side ways and then use the wrench and torque wrench to tighten it. If you do not have a torque wrench or socket large enough, many auto parts stores can loan out tools.
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  • Hitch Ball Option for a Trailer with a 1-3/4 inch Hitch Ball Coupler
    We do not carry any 1-3/4 inch hitch balls. The only option I could recommend for you would be to upgrade the coupler on your trailer to work with the modern ball sizes of 1-7/8, 2, or 2-5/16 inch balls. I attached a page that has all of the couplers we offer plus a page that has all of the hitch balls we carry. I would recommend you check out the couplers and find one that will fit your trailer style and has enough capacity and then find a ball designed to fit that coupler that is also...
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  • Is There an Adapter to go From 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size to 2 inch Hitch Size
    We do have adapters that are designed to go from a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch to a 2 inch hitch like the Hitch Adapter part # HTAD. You should note that the tongue weight capacity of your hitch gets cut in half if you use this adapter.
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  • Availability of 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball With a 1/2 Inch Diameter Shank
    We can get you pretty close. The closest thing we offer would be the # C40095 ball from Curt that is a 1-7/8 inch ball with a 5/8 inch shank. If it's possible to enlarge that eye from 1/2 inch to 5/8, I'd recommend going that route. Since you'd only be increasing the hole size by about an 1/8 of an inch, you wouldn't need to worry about removing too much material from the pull bar.
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  • Trailer Ball Recommendation for Swagman Trailhead Towing Bike Rack
    We do offer some 1-7/8 inch trailer balls with a 3/4 inch diameter threaded shank, but we don't offer one with an exactly-3000 lb weight capacity. We do however offer a 2000 lb capacity ball as part # C40001 which would work well for light-duty towing up to 2000 lbs.
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  • What Size Ball Hole do Ball Mounts that Fit 1-1/4 inch Hitches Have
    All of the Class II ball mounts out there have a 3/4 inch diameter ball hole. It might be the best solution for you to replace the ball you have with one that will fit that ball hole size like what comes with the # 36065 that you mentioned. For a 2 inch ball you'd need the # C40018 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball # C40001 and you'd be set.
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  • Hitch Ball Recommendations for Ball Mount 36078
    There isn't a specific length ball shank required for ball mount # 36078. It just has to be long enough to have 3 threads or more exposed beyond the nut when tight. If you need a 2 inch ball # C40018 is a popular option. For a 1-7/8 inch ball # C40001 is a popular option.
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  • Hitch Ball Recommendations for a Curt Ball Mount part # C45024
    For a ball with a 1-7/8 inch diameter you would want the Hitch Ball part # C40001 and then for one with a 2 inch ball you would want the Hitch Ball # C40018. The shank of both of these balls is 3/4 of an inch in diameter and is 1-9/16 inches long for the # C40001 and 2-1/8 inches long on the # C40018.
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  • Drawbar Will Not Fit Trailer Hitch On 2004 John Deere Buck ATV
    The problem you probably are facing is that you have to use a Class l ball mount in the hitch receiver on your John Deere ATV. The shank on a Class ll ball mount is inserted in the receiver more than on a 1-1/4 inch receiver and the holes will not line up. I went to the warehouse and measured the Curt Class l Drawbar, part # C45021. The distance from the end of the shank that goes in the receiver to the center of the hitch pin hole is 1-1/2 inches. This drawbar has a 4-inch rise and measures...
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  • Ball Mount And Hitch Ball For Curt Class ll Trailer Hitch On 2014 Toyota RAV4
    To find the right ball mount you need to tow your Coleman Popup Camper level you can take a couple of quick measurements. Park the trailer and your RAV 4 on level ground. Measure from the top of the trailer receiver opening to the ground. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer. If the hitch height is greater you need a ball mount with a drop. If the trailer coupler height is greater you need a ball mount with a rise. Take a look at your trailer coupler...
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  • 4 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation for Class II Trailer Hitch
    For a 4 inch rise Class II ball mount we have the Curt part # C45522 which would work well. Then for a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # C40018 or for 1-7/8 inch you'd want the part # C40001.
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  • How to Carry 300 lb Motorcycle with 2007 Nissan Altima
    The only hitch we offer for your 2007 Altima is a Class I hitch, which has a 2000 lb towing/ 200 lb tongue weight (the maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from the hitch) capacity. Using an adapter would lower the tongue weight capacity by half. It's a matter of the structure of the vehicle where the hitch attaches not being strong enough. Attempting to carry that kind of tongue weight would most likely result in the fasteners tearing out of the vehicle and the loss of the hitch...
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  • Which Ball Mount Recommended for Curt Class II Drawbar
    You'll want to use a trailer ball with a 3/4 inch diameter shank. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use # C40001 and for a 2 inch ball, use # C40018. The coupler on your trailer will have the necessary ball size stamped on it.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2019 Mazda CX-9 with 1-1/4" Hitch
    The Curt Class II Drawbar part # C45000 is indeed compatible with the 1-7/8" Hitch Ball part # C40001 and the Curt Hitch Pin and Clip part # C21403. The Curt Class II Drawbar measures 13-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and provides a 3-7/8" rise. It would be a great setup for a 2019 Mazda CX-9.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2013 Honda CR-Z
    My research on the 2013 Honda CR-Z shows that it was not designed to tow anything. You'd want to confirm this by checking with your Honda dealer or checking the owners manual. That being said we offer a hitch for your vehicle as there is a demand for it. We have the Curt part # C11077 which has a pretty low towing capacity of 1,000 lbs total trailer weight and 100 lbs tongue weight. Typically hitch towing capacities are higher than the vehicle capacities so I would not recommend towing...
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  • Guaranteed Hitch Fit For a 2016 Nissan Versa
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11256 has been tested by Curt and confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Nissan Versa so we can guarantee it will fit your vehicle and work well. For trailer wiring you would need the part # C56185 and then for a ball mount part # C45520 with the hitch balls # C40001 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or part # C40018 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for Trailer That Is Further From My Vehilce
    Good news, I can help. What you will want to do is get a different ball mount. The current ball mount that you have # C45571 has a length of 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole and a rise of 2-5/8" (from top of inside of hitch opening to start of vertical curve). It also has a 1-7/8" ball. I recommend a long ball mount like # C45591. This euro ball has the 1-7/8" ball and a length of 11-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole with a rise of...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Corolla im
    The Curt trailer hitch part # C11420 has a 2,000 lb trailer towing capacity which would easily be enough capacity for a stand up jet ski or dirt bike since those vehicles and the trailer associated with them are pretty small and lightweight. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. You would want to check the owners manual of the vehicle to be sure it has the capacity for the trailer as well. The overall towing capacity for a vehicle is that of the lowest rated...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2006 Audi A3
    I cannot go against the trailer manufacturer and tell you that a class I hitch will be fine when they recommend using a class II hitch but that seems like a rather odd request to me as most other trailer manufacturers do not specify the hitch class so long as the vehicle and hitch are both capable of pulling the weight of the trailer. Therefore, I would think you would be okay but again I can't tell you to do something the trailer manufacturer says not to. Unfortunately the only trailer...
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  • Can the Curt Trailer Hitch C11371 be Used to Tow a Trailer with a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11371 can absolutely be used to tow a U-Haul trailer. However, the towing capacity of your Cruze is only 1,000 lbs so the trailer cannot exceed this figure. I was able to look up a few of the U-Haul trailers and there are some under this capacity. In addition to the above trailer hitch you will also need a trailer wiring harness like the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56214, a ball mount like the Curt Drawbar part # C45522, and...
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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Ball Recommendation for 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser with Curt Hitch
    With Class I hitches like the Curt part # C45014 that you have for your 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser you have to use the recommended ball mount from the hitch manufacturer. Which in your case is the Curt # C45520 which has a 3-1/8 inch rise. For hitch balls you'd then want the part # C40018 for a 2 inch ball and # C40001 for a 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2005 Volvo V50 with Curt Trailer Hitch Installed
    For the Curt hitch part # C11438 that you have installed on your 2005 Volvo V50i has a recommended ball mount, part # C45522. This is a couple inches longer than the # C45561 you currently have so it would give you the clearance you'd need. For a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # C40018 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # C40001.
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  • Class I Ball Mount and Hitch Ball Dimensions
    To choose a Class I ball mount, each of which are going to fit in a 1-1/4 inch receiver, you will need to know the drop or rise you need by measuring from the ground to the top of your receiver and again from the ground to the bottom of your coupler. If your hitch is higher you would want a ball mount with drop; if your coupler is higher, you would need rise. For example, if your hitch was 3" higher then the Curt Class I # C45022 would be a great choice. You would also need a pin and...
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