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Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs

Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs

Item # C45036
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Towing starter kit includes 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount; 2" diameter, chrome-plated, pre-torqued hitch ball; and pin and clip. Slides into 2" square trailer hitches. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs part number C45036 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45036

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

Towing starter kit includes 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount; 2" diameter, chrome-plated, pre-torqued hitch ball; and pin and clip. Slides into 2" square trailer hitches.


  • Starter kit has everything you need to tow, minus the hitch
  • Ball mount provides drop or rise to fit your application
  • Hitch ball comes torqued to factory specifications
    • Chrome plating resists corrosion
  • Black powder coat finish on ball mount for superior rust protection
  • Pin and clip included - hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball mount length: 7-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball size: 2"
    • Shank diameter: 1"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for ball

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45036 Curt Loaded Ball Mount - Quick-Loading 2" Square Ball Mount with 2" Chrome Hitch Ball - 2" Drop

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Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs - C45036

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3406 Customer Reviews)

Towing starter kit includes 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount; 2" diameter, chrome-plated, pre-torqued hitch ball; and pin and clip. Slides into 2" square trailer hitches.


I have two of these. My first I bought two years ago. I very highly recommend this Curt Class III Ballmount 2" Drop because of its price, durability and quality. I towed various class 3 loads with ease and confidence with this ballmount. It slides into the hitch and does its job without fail. It looks excellent after towing a load.

etrailer's price is about as good as it gets and delivery is very speedy.

The Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2 Ball - 2 - 7,500 lbs is a very high quality, very heavy duty piece of towing equipment. I highly recommend it for anyone, professional or home user, for mid-level towing jobs.
Peter - 02/07/2021


My OEM Tow Hitch receiver was rusted out and the Ball mount was rusted to it, I had to replace both and the install went smooth. After I installed the Curt Tow Hitch Receiver I slid in the Curt Ball Mount and secured it with the included pin and cotter pin and I was off to the harbor to Launch my Waverunners for a fun filled day.


I'm glad I found for my trailering needs! Just received my ball mount with 2"ball and hitch cover for my 05 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew and I was impressed with the solid quality of both my items. Just ordered a hitch lock and I'm sure it will be of excellent quality AS WELL!! Fast shipping and items were packaged really well!!

I highly recommend etrailer for your towing needs!!!!


Easy install, took around 30 minutes by my self to install. Hardest part of install was torquing the bolts !
Installed 13322 Class III Hitch - Gm 1500/2500 Pickup and Curt Class III Ballmount -2ball-2 Drop

Still working Quality product Highly recomend !
Harold H - 07/13/2017


All the hardware fit and easy to follow instructions. Hitch is installed. Just need to put it to use now.


Ordered this to complete my Curt Receiver Hitch. Not too much to say. It is a new small drop Hitch with a mounted ball and pin. I do like how the ball has machined wrench flats at the base to make removing the ball much easier in the future. As always ensure you insert the new hitch with a good coat of anti-seize!


The ball was already mounted and came with a strong pin.

Its been a year and Ive used it a lot more than I thought I would and its held up very well. I would definitely recommend if you need a hitch and the wiring. It was very simple to install took a couple hours. The biggest thing is I saved myself probably three to four hundred dollars by doing it myself and have a great product that looks professional on my vehicle.
Jeffrey B - 03/19/2019


good reliable product


One word-Perfect! I make all of my purchases online, and using for my recent purchase of a trailer hitch, wiring harness, luggage carrier, and trailer ball were one of the best online purchase experiences yet. The website is awesome, the how to videos are unmatched, and superb cusomer service. Highly recommended! Add all that to great variety of products!


I've made several purchases from and have had excellent service and quick delivery.

The front hitch was difficult to mount because the straps welded to the 1/2 inch nut weren't quite long enough to catch the thru bolt. I had a fairly hard time lining the nut up but was able to do it.


Hitch for my 2010 Lexus RX450H was very easy to install. I am 72 years old, so it took almost 2 hours of my time to do it. It is a very clean installation and all parts fit perfectly. I used a simple floor jack to lift the hitch into position. The plug and play wiring was a real plus. The connector was where it was promised on the drivers side, under the plastic flaring.


The product is what I expected and replaces an existing mount exactly the same. Most importantly , when the product was lost in shipping the customer service dept quickly sent out another and I had it within 10 days. Super service.


Thank you George and etrailer. Very fast and timely delivery, only 2 days from ordering!! Product took 1 1/2 hours to install, with the assistance of my 13 year Grandson. We are ready to use the hitch this summer. Future trailer needs will be sought thru etrailer.


Got the correct item, delivered promptly by UPS. Found the pin and clip taped inside the tube.
Thanks...Albert Adams

The high quality and ease of install was much appreciated!
Albert A - 03/17/2022


Application: 2017 Toyota Highlander
fit/finish, installed easily and does its job well. Would purchase from etrailer again.


This was my first trailer hitch install, but installation didn't take long, and was pretty easy. After a year of occasional use I've had no problems with it.


was delivered late in a damaged box - was not properly packed but not damaged


Nice product for my hauling needs.


Incredible price on a great hitch from Curt. I have no idea how etrailer can offer free shipping on something like this, but they do. Awesome. I ordered the ball mount complete with 2" ball and pin/clip which was likewise priced extremely competitively. The hitch bolted up to my Transit T-250 easily. I took the extra step of running a tap into the (4) unthreaded holes on the van, but it's not necessary. For me, it just made the install a little easier and made me feel better. The new Transits are generally lower in the rear vs. the old E series van's, so I flipped the ball mount into the "rise" position to get the right ball height. Stated specs for the ball mount were 2" Drop and 3/4" Rise.


Install took a little more time than planned, did not lower the muffler. The four bolts from left to right, number two and four were threaded. 2015 Rubicon, had to get the number two bolt started first and then the others worked fine. Start the threaded bolts first. Electrical hookup easy.
Have not towed yet, don't expect problems.


Just right when I flipped it over.

Still works great!
Charlie - 04/25/2022


I recently purchased this hitch and related wiring accessories from etrailer for my 05 Hyundai Tucson. Following the included installation instructions I found the hitch easy to install. Total install time including the wiring adapter was approximately 1.5 hours without rushing.


Quality products. The hitch and wiring harness installed easily because of the quality detailed installation videos you provided. I couldn't be happier. I saved $ 300 by doing the installation myself.
I plan on using the hitch for a bicycle rack and to pull a motorcyle trailor. Since I don't have a pickup it is really convenient to be able to tow a utility trailor when needed.
Thanks etrailer! You have a good thing going. Keep up the good work.


Excellent service!!!


My first trailer hitch was delivered bent. Bent in two planes so it couldn't be straightened by me. Mark and Jana arranged to have a replacement sent right away. It arrived and it, too, was bent but only slightly. It straightened easily. Went on as advertised in less than an hour!
I bet that many trailer hitches arrive bent. They are shipped in a plain cardboard box. The long flange is the one that is bent, and typically the box is smashed on one end and the flange sticks out. I don't know ow much you spend on reshipping but I bet a little $$$ spent on better packaging would pay off.
Bottom line for me: the customer service was excellent - couldn't be better.

I couldnt be more pleased with the product!
Bob C - 07/14/2017

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Would Curt Ball Mount C45036 Fit a 2014 Dodge Journey R/T with Curt Hitch Installed
    Yes, if you had the Curt Class III hitch part # C13201 installed on your 2014 Dodge Journey the ball mount part # C45036 would be a confirmed fit. It would provide you with 2 inches of drop for towing your trailer. If you are unsure of how much drop you need you basically will want to go with the drop that will allow your trailer to be towed as level as possible. I attached a help article on this for more info.
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  • How To Select A Ball Mount For Towing A Trailer
    When you want to find out what ball mount works best for you the first thing you need to do is park both the trailer and the towing vehicle on level ground. You then need to measure the distance from the top of the trailer hitch receiver opening to the ground. Then measure the distance from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground. If the height of the hitch is greater you need a ball mount with a drop. If the coupler height is greater you need a ball mount with a rise. I have...
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  • Does 2 Inch Hitch Ball Come Pre-Installed on Ball Mount
    It never hurts to ask and be sure! You are correct that the Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2 Inch Ball # C45036 does come with the hitch ball already installed. The ball comes torqued on the ball mount to the factory specifications, so it is a step you will not need to do before heading out so soon. I have attached a review video of this ball mount for you.
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  • Does the Curt Ball Mount with 2 Inch Ball Come Torqued to the Correct Tightness
    Yes, this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount # C45036 is ready to go right out of the box and is torqued correctly.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball and Ball Mount
    We definitely can help you! What you are looking for is a 2 inch hitch ball and ball mount. The ball mount is what holds the ball and inserts into the hitch opening. We have the Curt ball mount part # C45036 which comes with a 2 inch hitch ball installed. The ball mount has a 2 inch drop which means that it holds the ball 2 inches lower than the top of the hitch opening. This seems to work well for a lot of situations but you should take a couple measurements on your trailer and truck...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Coupler and Ball Mount Recommendation
    Sounds like you are looking for a 2 inch hitch ball and ball mount to fit into 2 inch trailer hitch. We have the Curt ball mount part # C45036 which is a ball mount designed for a 2 inch hitch and has a 2 inch hitch ball installed on it. This ball mount has a 2 inch drop. For more info on how to pick out the correct drop/rise ball mount to tow your trailer level check out the help article I attached on the subject.
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  • What is the Torque Spec for the 2" Hitch Ball That Comes with the Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45036
    The 2" hitch ball that comes with the Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45036 is actually pre-torqued so you don't have to worry about torquing it.
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  • 2 inch Drop Ball Mount with 2 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation
    When you measure the trailer you want to measure from the bottom lip of the coupler down to the ground when level. So if you measured from the inside of the ball of your coupler down to the ground most likely you'd need 2 more inches of drop than what you came up with. The Curt ball mount part # C45036 has a 2 inch drop, fits a 2 inch hitch, and comes with the ball installed already so it would be ready to go. It has a 7,500 lb capacity too.
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  • Choosing Ball Mount for 2015 Ford Escape to Tow Tent Trailer
    In order to choose a ball mount that will allow you to tow your trailer level, you will want to take two measurements. First, on your tow vehicle, you will measure from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver. Then on your trailer, you will measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. When taking these measurements, make sure both the vehicle and trailer are on level ground. You will then choose a ball mount that has a rise or drop measurement closest to the difference...
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for Trailer Hitch
    Is it possible you are looking for a ball mount like the part # C45036. The ball mount platform is somewhat L-shaped. I attached an article that details how to pick out a ball mount that will allow your trailer to be towed level.
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  • Draw Bar and Hitch Ball for 2012 Toyota Highlander
    The correct ball mount and hitch ball to use with your 2012 Toyota Highlander is going to depend on a few measurements. The first thing you will want to do is park your Highlander and trailer on level ground. Then, measure from the ground to the top of the Highlander's receiver opening. After that, measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer. If your hitch height is 2" greater, the # C45036 drawbar would be correct (so long as you need a 2" hitch ball for your coupler)....
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  • Is Curt Class III Ball Mount Compatible with 2 inch Hitch Receiver on 2000 Ford F-150
    The Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball # C45036 fits a standard 2" trailer hitch receiver. Since standard receivers have a 5/8" hitch pin hole that is the size of the pin that comes with this kit. You might want to double check that you have a 2" receiver by measuring the inside height and width of your trailer hitch receiver and that your hitch pin holes have a 1/2" diameter because the only time that a 1/2" pin is used is for a 1-1/4" receiver. Attached are some helpful articles...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Ball Mount for a 2018 Honda Ridgeline
    In order to determine the correct amount of rise/drop you will need in a ball mount you will want to measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer while level then subtract this measurement from the ground to the top of the inside edge on the hitch for your 2018 Honda Ridgeline. I have attached a help article that will walk you through this process as well. Unfortunately, we do not have the measurements on your Ridgeline therefore you will need to take them yourself....
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  • Can a Ball Mount Rated for 7,500 lbs be Used with a Trailer Hitch Rated for 6,000 lbs
    Using a ball mount that has a 7,500 lb Gross Towing Weight (GTW) capacity, like the Curt # C45036, with a trailer hitch that is rated only for 6,000 lbs is definitely okay. For any towing setup you are limited by the lowest rated component. Just knowing the ball mount and trailer hitch capacity tells me that the max you can tow is 6,000 lbs. I bet if you check your owner's manual you will see that your vehicle is actually rated to tow less than 6,000 lbs which means that the weight capacity...
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  • Type of Wrench to Use to Remove Hitch Ball of Curt Ball Mount # C45036
    Do you have a really large crescent wrench you could use to grab onto the slotted sides of the hitch ball on the Curt ball mount # C45036? Channel locks would not be my first choice as they also require you to squeeze the handles to hold the ball which will be too difficult. A large crescent wrench or even a really large vice grip might be best way to grab the hitch ball.
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  • Can Curt Ball Mount # C45036 be Used in Rise Position
    Yes, if you wanted to remove the hitch ball on the Curt Ball Mount part # C45036 you could so that you could use it in the rise position.
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  • Will Curt C45036 Ball Mount Work in OEM Hitch on 2004 Toyota 4Runner
    The Curt # C45036 ball mount will fit in a class III receiver, it measures 2-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank as shown in the provided photo. I couldn't say what kind of clearance is required for the Toyota factory hitch, but it would pretty easy to take a quick measurement to find out.
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  • What Size Wrench to Hold Wrench Flat of Curt Ball of Ball Mount # C45036
    Typically people use a large crescent wrench to hold the wrench flats on the ball of the # C45036 but if you wanted a dedicated wrench you'd want a wrench in the size of 1-1/2 inch. You'd want to tighten the nut of the hitch ball to 250 ft lbs.
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  • Can The Curt Ball Mount Be Used In The Rise Position.
    The Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs Item # C45036 can be used in either position. The ball would just need to be installed on the other side and torqued to the proper specifications.
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  • Will Curt Ball Mount C45036 Fit Factory Trailer Hitch Receiver On 2002 Toyota Tundra?
    Yes, the Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop - 7,500 lbs # C45036 you were looking at will fit perfectly in the factory trailer hitch receiver on your 2002 Toyota Tundra AC 4x4. To make sure the 2" drop the # C45036 has is going to be correct for towing your trailer level you will need to measure the height of your receiver and trailer coupler as shown in the included help article. If you find you need a different drop amount just let me know. I included a video of the #...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount With Minimum 7-1/2 inch Length
    I recommend the Curt Class III Ballmount with 2 inch Ball, # C45036, for your application. This ball mount will meet all of the parameters in your owners manual. It's two inch drop fits within the parameters and it is 7-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. Unfortunately there are no adjustable ball mounts that meet Mercedes Benz requirements for your vehicle. To give you a mount that takes the clunk you mentioned away, I recommend the Anti-Rattle...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Mount Recommendation with 2 inch Drop
    The Draw Tite ball mount part # 2923 has the same 2 inch drop as the Curt you referenced and it does not have a hitch ball that comes with it or a pin so it would be your best solution.
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    What you would need to do is have the weld-on sway bar tab part # 3442 attached to the driver side of the ball mount # C45036 that you have so that you can use the sway control you have that's set up to be used on the driver side.
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  • Position of Hitch Receiver Tube for Curt Class III Hitch 13028 Once Installed on Truck Frame
    We have not had a local customer with your same truck come in for an install of this particular item so we do not have photos to share with you but we can still help you determine the position of the receiver tube once the hitch is bolted up to your truck frame with the included hardware kit. I went to the warehouse and measured the hitch to give you two key dimensions that will help you see where the receiver tube will be positioned once the hitch is installed. From the top surface of...
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