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2" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - 6,000 lbs

2" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - 6,000 lbs

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2-1/8" Long x 1" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 2" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - 6,000 lbs part number C40034 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - C40034

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • Hi-Rise Ball
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-1/8 Inch Shank Length
  • CURT

2-1/8" Long x 1" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection.


  • High-rise design lets you easily match ball to trailer height
    • Trailer hitch ball sits 2 extra inches above the ball mount platform
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Nickel chrome finish resists corrosion
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 2-1/8" long x 1" diameter
  • Ball rise: 2"
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs

A-34 40034 Curt High-Rise 2" Trailer Ball - Chrome - 6,000 lbs

Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - 6,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt 2 Inch Hitch Ball Review

Today, we are going to be taking a look at the CURT trailer ball. So this trailer ball is a little special. What makes it special Is this right here. You can actually get two inches of rise, just by putting this ball on our ball mount. So our ball mount is a four-inch drop and a two-inch rise. But with this, we're actually kind of swapping it around.

We're going to have a two-inch drop and if we flipped it around, we'll have a four-inch rise. So that's kind of crazy how just one ball can completely change what your ball mounts gonna do for you. So if you liked the ball mount, or you just like, "It gets the job done, why do I need a new one I just need an extra inch or two." This is really going to shine for that. We also have some that are only going to be about an inch. So whatever tickles your fancy, just go ahead and grab whatever size is gonna be right for you.

This one is a two-inch rise, but it's also a two-inch ball. So just look on your coupler, make sure it's the same size. And then also take into consideration, that this thing has a capacity of 6,000 pounds. So with our ball mounts 7,500, and then the ball is 6,000. So the lower number of the two is going to be the max of what we can use with this setup.

So 6,000 pounds for this setup. You wanna make sure that you pair that up. And that's one of the things you need to kind of look for. Also, another thing you need to look for is the hole on your ball mount that you have or the ball mount that you're gonna get it needs to be an inch in diameter because the shank is an inch in diameter. We don't want it any bigger because there'll be so much play.

And then anything smaller, of course, is not really going to fit. So that's two things that you need to look for whenever you kind of pairing this up because this thing by itself isn't going to do anything. You need a ball. We have a lot of different options on our website, so just figure out what you need, figure out exactly what you want, and then etrailer's here to hook you up. There really isn't a whole lot when it comes to trailer balls, this was just super awesome. 'Cause, it has that extra rise there. Made of steel. And if you we're to maybe add something else to the setup, just grab some grease just to keep this ball nice and shiny for all the years of use that you're going to do with it. All in all, this is gonna be a great option for ya. And again, this was the CURT two-inch rise, two-inch trailer ball..

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2" Hitch Ball - 2" Rise - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - 6,000 lbs - C40034

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (654 Customer Reviews)

2-1/8" Long x 1" diameter shank featuring a ball with a 2" high rise above the platform. Fine threads provide superior strength, and the nickel chrome finish offers corrosion protection.


I had a stealth hitch on my previous car, and a custom trailer for the track. I bought a stealth hitch for my new car, but it sits lower. Etrsiler worked at me to combine a high rise snap in to my hitch and a two inch riser ball that brought it up to the previous car height


Well, I needed a reciever hitch and 2" ball kinda quick. They had the perfect set up and quality product avaiable and sent it asap. Great service. You gotta try them!


Worked as expected

Worked well to give the needed extra height for my trailer dolly.
Jason - 12/29/2022


I haven’t used it. I bought it just-in-case and never needed it. I can say that I bought a standard chrome ball at the same time which lost its chrome and instantly rusted so I appreciate that this is matte rather than polished. I’m also glad this exists because it was the perfect solution to a problem I thought I might have had… I just ended up not having that problem. If you buy one, but from etrailer. No better site on the internet


very helpful and easy to do business wi th


Works as advertised


Exactly what I needed for my 4 wheeler to keep the tongue of the trailer from being too low. The price was good and the delivery was quick. The only thing I had to do was to enlarge the hole to fit the one inch shank. Thanks etrailer for having what I needed.

Still working out great a year later. The trailer tongue does not hit the ground when I tow it with my four wheeler.
Joseph - 09/13/2021


just the right height for my trailer. S trong.


Great friendly service easy fast and good priced


exactly as shown. video of the ball answered questions that I had. easy tightening. Some reviews stated that the ball didnt have cuts for tightening for two wrenches one to tighten the other to keep it from turning. I didnt have a problem one lock washer is chinsed down flat your good. Put it in your hitch for a quarter more turn and your good. with 2" drop this allowed it to become zero drop which was my goal . ordered from etrailer before and will if need in the future. live in cali so it took a few days but it was shipped out a couple hours after I ordered it. Now my bassboat trailer is level

Works great leveled out my trailer. Now alls good. Exactly what I needed.
Stan M - 08/27/2020


Works for intended purpose quite well. Glad this exists!


Appears to be excellent quality. Installed easily and will raise the front of my trailer to level it without modifying my hitch

Is the perfect height to level my trailer. However did seem to start rusting in a short time
Charles G - 07/08/2020


I needed to raise my tongue height to make trailer tow level. This looks like it will do the job. Thanks. etrailer was quick and convenient, got the ball 2 days earlier than promised.

Just fine, thanks.
Phil L - 07/28/2019


My popup trailer sits at about neutral to my Tacoma TRD. With a standard hitch it would sit too low/too high depending on orientation. This riser hitch ball is the perfect solution and now my popup is within 3/4" of level to my Tacoma. There are however two bad details about this ball: The design is poor because there is no wrench flat on the body to help tighten the nut. There is no other way than clamping in a vise to tighten the nut. Second, even with a rag, the substandard plating wore off when tightened in the vise. This exposed the copper substrate plating, which will corrode. I had to cover the exposed area with 2 part epoxy to prevent corrosion. I am a huge fan of e-trailer. This product fills my need, but the quality is below average.


Works great. Kept me from having to purchase anew receiver.


Worked out perfectly. When my truck bed was loaded with heavy
material, could not get trailer tongue wheel completely staight
and locked. Just needed a bit more height, and far cheaper then a whole
new setup !


Great quality, Excellent chrome plate over copper plate base on the steel. No problem as long as you can access the nut to tighten it. However, in my application the nut is captured in a recess, so you have to turn the ball to tighten it. There are no flats to wrench he ball. Strap wrench just slipped, leather over pipe wrench jaws got two turns before chrome polished the leather and slipped, triple wrap of duct tape got two more turns before tape ripped and adhesive slipped. Gave up and cranked pipe wrench. To cover scratched chrome masked off ball and around base and painted black to match hitch. Looks like it was made that way.


Got it to get mor hitch height on my UTV. Amount of rise is as described and solved the issue for my application.


Solved the problem of getting the trailer level and being able to use the dolly wheel on the trailer. The shaft on the dolly wheel was too short and this extended ball took care of the problem. Great product....great solution.


Haven't had a chance to use it yet however this saved me quite a bit of money. I needed a rise for my 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan however I already had a ball mount from a previous vehicle. I flipped that ball mount and used this ball with a 2" rise and was able to get close enough to the hitch height I wanted with no issues.


This product was the only way I could find to pull my trailer level. I wish there were 2" ball mounts made with just 1" or less drop. As is with this product the drop significantly reduces ground clearance compared to the level of the receiver.


My second 2" rise hitch ball - did just what I needed - eased the tongue weight on my towing vehicles which have a low height relative to the type trailer I have - Thanx etrailer


Great products, prices and service! Etrailer is hard to beat. Extremely fast turn around, my order was shipped the same day. The selection is very complete. I ordered some 2" hitch balls. Riser balls are hard to find in my area.


The ball arrived and is exactly as described by the seller. The ball arrived on time and in good condition.


I am very excited about this tow ball with its extra height. My trailer now has much less weight on the tow ball which previously tended to lower the back end of my car. Etrailer had my order out the door within hours and the approximately [price] for shipping/handling was very reasonable given the weight of this tow ball. Highly recommended!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball

  • What is the Diameter of the High Rise Part of Curt 2 Inch Trailer Ball # C40034
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Curt 2 inch ball # C40034. I measured the high rise part of the shank and it was 2 inches in diameter (1.9 inches to be exact) when measured with digital calipers.
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  • Ball Mount Options For a Trailer With Minimal Ground Clearance
    There are two ways to level your trailer. One is to use a ball with a rise on it such as Curt # C40034 that you referenced. This part will work as long as your ball mount has a 1 inch diameter ball hole and you need only 2 inches of rise. The other way is to get a ball mount with the required rise. The first step is to find out exactly how much height adjustment is actually required to level your trailer. With the vehicle and trailer uncoupled on level ground, measure the hitch height...
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  • Recommended Torque for Tightening Curt Hitch Balls to Ball Mount
    Curt recommends the use of 250 ft/lbs of torque when tightening the nuts of their hitch balls with a 1 inch diameter shank like the part # C40034 that you referenced. The general rule is for a 3/4" shank tighten to 150 ft/lbs For a 1" shank tighten to 250 ft/lbs, and for a 1-1/4 inch shank 450 ft/lbs.
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  • How Tall is the Curt 2 Inch Rise Hitch Ball # C40034 from Top of the Ball to the Mounting Surface
    The 2 inch Hitch Ball - 2 inch Rise - 1 inch Diameter x 2-1/8 inch Long Shank - 6,000 lbs, C40034, is 4-3/8 inches from the mounting surface that will contact the ball mount platform to the top of the hitch ball. This ball is designed to provide 2 inches of rise over the height of a standard hitch ball.
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  • How To Tighten the Curt 2" High Rise Hitch Ball C40034 To 450 Ft. Lbs.
    There are torque wrenches available that can apply 450 ft. lbs of torque that is needed for the 2" High Rise Hitch Ball part # C40034. However, these torque wrenches can be very expensive and not easily attainable therefore we generally just recommend that you place some sort of large pry bar on your wrench/ratchet and then tighten as much as you can.
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  • Not Leaving Marks On Hitch Ball When Tightening The Nut
    I will be happy to explain the best way to not leave marks on the Curt 2" Hitch Ball # C40034. When I tighten the nut when using the hitch ball I use several layers of duct tape or a towel on the shaft portion of the ball when tightening it. That way it will leave as few marks as possible. Curt recommends the use of 250 ft/lbs of torque when tightening the nuts of their hitch balls with a 1 inch diameter shank. The general rule is for a 3/4" shank tighten to 150 ft/lbs For a 1" shank...
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  • Installation and Torque of 1-1/4 Inch Shank Hitch Ball onto Ball Mount
    That foot pound rating for torqueing a hitch ball onto a ball mount requires a special torque wrench. A local mechanic should have something compatible. If you can't find anyone with the correct torque wrench as many max out at 250 lbs, then we recommend using a breaker bar and pipe extension to at least ensure the lock washer is completely compressed to flat before use. Installing the ball mount sideways in the receiver tube will allow the best hold (although without pin obviously)...
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  • What Tool is Normally Used for Torqueing Down Hitch Balls
    The amount of torque needed for the hitch ball you have installed on your Blue Ox weight distribution will be based on the hitch ball you have. Some require a great deal of torque like the Curt hitch balls like the # C40034 that require 450 ft lbs whereas some require less than that. We don't normally recommend impact wrenches but we do normally recommend longer torque wrenches. Since those can be expensive the best option might be to see if an auto parts store can loan you one.
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  • Can Hitch Ball be Torqued On Ball Mount that is Installed in Vehicle Hitch
    Yes you can torque the nut of the Curt hitch ball part # C40034 to 250 ft lbs with the ball and ball mount installed in the vehicle's hitch.
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  • Does Hitch Ball Height Factor in to Determining Rise/Drop Calculation for Picking Out Ball Mount
    When determining rise you don't need to factor in the height of the hitch ball unless it's a high rise ball. The rise calculation is done by taking the measurement from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground and comparing it to the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when sitting level. In relation to the ball mount the dimension would be from the bottom of the ball mount platform to the top of the shank of the ball mount like in the picture I attached. An...
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  • Is a High Rise Hitch Ball Needed To Tow With The Bumper On a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
    That is a great question but I am afraid this is not something that we have been able to test our self that way we cannot confirm this for you and it would also be dependent on the height of your trailer coupler. However, if you feel the 2" of extra clearance is enough to help keep the coupler off the plastic rear fascia then we do have an option for you but this will be dependent on what size hole you have for the shank and what size hitch ball is needed. For example, the Hitch Ball part...
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  • Available High-Rise Hitch Balls
    When a small amount of height rise is needed to keep your hitched trailer level you can either use a ball mount with that amount of rise or in some cases use a high-rise hitch ball like those shown on the linked page. These hitch balls are available in all three ball sizes (1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch) to match your trailer coupler and with two different shank diameters, 1-inch like # C40034 and 1-1/4-inch like # C40036, to match your ball mount. All are shown on the linked page. If...
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  • Material of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Ball With 1 Inch Shank and Rise
    There are very few trailer hitch balls with a rise, and all of them are made of chrome-plated steel, including the 2" trailer hitch balls. Both 2" hitch balls have a 6,000 lb capacity and 1" diameter shank with the difference being the amount of rise; the Curt 2" Hitch Ball # C40033 has a 1" rise and the Curt 2" Hitch Ball # C40034 has a 2" rise. Most trailer hitch balls are made out of chrome-plated steel now and they are just as high-quality as their stainless steel brethren while...
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  • Using a Ball Mount with More Rise Instead of a Hi-Rise Hitch Ball on a Class I or II Hitch
    Like you said all of the hi-rise hitch balls have a larger shank diameter than 3/4 inches. They are all either 1 inch or 1-1/4 inch. But depending on how much total rise you need there may be a ball mount you can use that will get you close if not at the height you need. I have included a link below to our help article that shows how to measure to select a ball mount with the correct rise or drop. The Class I ball mount with the most rise is # C45028 with 5-3/8 inches rise. But it has...
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  • What is Smallest Diameter Hitch Ball Shank Hi Rise Hitch Ball
    The smallest diameter shank we offer in the high rise hitch balls is 1 inch like with the part # C40034 which is a 2 inch ball with a 2 inch rise built into it. This has a 6,000 lb capacity. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ball mounts we carry with a 1 inch diameter ball hole.
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  • How to Get a Ball Mount with 0 inches of Rise or Drop
    In order to get a ball mount that has effectively 0 inches of rise or drop you would need to get a Trailer Hitch Ball Mount, part # D-4, like the one you referenced that has a 2 inch drop, and then use a 2 Inch High Rise Ball, part # C40034. I attached links to FAQ articles on ball mounts and hitch balls below for you to check out also.
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  • Ball Mount with No Rise or Drop for a 2015 Subaru Forester and Class III Trailer Hitch
    There are some ball mounts that have no rise but a little bit of rise in your situation would be fine. The tongue weight of the trailer will pull down at the ball mount a little to compensate. Ball mount # 2923 is one option for use with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75876 for your 2015 Subaru Forester. This ball mount has just a 3/4 inch rise. Or you could use the ball mount in the drop position (it has a 2 inch drop) and then use ball # C40034 which has a 2 inch rise to get it to a no rise...
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  • How to Order a Ball Mount for 0 inches of Rise/Drop
    You are correct, you do need a zero rise/drop setup to tow your trailer level. In order to get a ball mount that has effectively 0 inches of rise or drop you would need to get a Trailer Hitch Ball Mount, part # D-4, like the one you referenced that has a 2 inch drop, and then use a 2 Inch High Rise Ball, part # C40034. Otherwise none of our ball mounts are designed for an exact 0 rise/drop.
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  • Replacement Hitch Ball to Increase Ball Height
    It is always important to keep your trailer level when hitched to your tow vehicle and the two simplest ways to accomplish this are either a high-rise hitch ball such as the two you reviewed, parts # C40033 and # C40034, or a ball mount with the amount of rise you need. Either option will work. The hitch balls you referenced are shown in the linked photo; I have added the dimension above the mounting surface for each ball. If you have a 2-inch hitch receiver and want to use your existing...
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  • 2-5/16 Hi-Rise Ball Options For Additional Height
    We have 2 high rise hitch balls that have the 2-5/16 inch diameter, and they both have the 1-1/4 inch shank. We have the 2 inch rise # C40034 and the 1 inch rise # C40033. There is not a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that has a 1 inch shank. If you want a ball mount that will work with this, I recommend the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise, 2" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 16K # 40330.
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  • Can Curt Hi Rise Hitch Ball C40034 be Used with Curt Ball Mount # C45338
    Since the Curt Hi Rise Hitch ball part # C40034 is designed for a 1 inch diameter hitch ball hole you'd need the hitch ball bushing part # 58184 to use it with the Curt ball mount # C45338 that you have.
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  • Ball Mount With Most Rise for Curt Class II Trailer Hitch On 2007 Volvo S60
    The Class II ball mount we offer with the tallest rise is the Curt # C45028. This ball mount has a rise of 5-3/8 inches. This gives you a height of 18-3/8 inches, still short of your 22-3/4 inch coupler height. Even if you used a hitch ball similar to the Curt # C40034 with a 2 inch rise, you would still be a couple of inches shy of your coupler height. Ideally, you want to tow level to avoid sway and traction issues, but this is as close as you may be able to get to towing your boat trailer...
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  • Height of Curt 2 Hitch Ball # C40004
    I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the Curt 2" Hitch Ball # C40004 that you referenced and I measured a height of 2-3/4" from the mounting base to the top of the ball. I have attached an image to assist. If this doesn't provide the height you need we also have the 2" ball available with an additional 1" rise with part # C40033 or an additional 2" rise with # C40034. These rise measurements would be added to the 2-3/4" height mentioned above.
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  • Can Taller Hitch Balls be Used with Friction Sway Control Tab Ball Mount D320
    If you wanted to use the high rise hitch ball part # C40034 with the ball mount part # D320 you certainly could do so. The additional height of the taller ball would not cause any issues.
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