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Fastway Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - DTALBM6625-3S Review

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Review of Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts DTALBM6625-3S


Today we're going to take a look at the Diversi-Tech self-locking, adjustable, aluminum ball mount, part number DTALBM6625-3S. This adjustable ball mount makes it easy for you to haul different trailers. The ball height adjust in measurements of 1", so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights. The ball platform has threaded posts to accept any of the three different size balls that it comes with. Right now we have the 1-7/8" ball on here. It also comes with a 2-5/16" ball, and a 2" ball.

I'll show you how that comes off. First you will take this ring and pull that out so that you can start unscrewing that. The pin won't come all the way out, to keep you from losing it. And then you just unscrew it like that, and as you can see, the threads here and the threads inside there. Then you can add a different ball.

As you can see, they come with these red stoppers to prevent grime and moisture from getting inside of there. Whenever you want to put a ball on, you will just tighten this and, as you heard there, it locked into place. So it is ready to go without any further tools or equipment. It has a 2-1/2" shank and fits a 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver. The built-in locks will not get lost, as others will.

The locking mechanism right here, as you can see, that is sealed also against grime and moisture. You'll take one of the sets of keys, it comes with two pairs of keys. And then you will just pop the key in there. And as you can see, that hitch lock comes out on its own, and it will stay inside of that hitch receiver, so there's no need for an additional hitch lock or a pin and clip. And this, again, will prevent losing your hitch pin because it is firmly attached to this ball mount.

The ball mount is machined from a solid piece of aircraft-grade billet aluminum. The solid aluminum produces a lightweight yet strong ball mount, and it also avoids welds, which can cause weak points that may break. Looking at the ball platform itself, it also has a built-in pin there. And you will unplug the cover here and again get one of the keys. And as you can see, it will lower and withdraw inside of the ball mount itself, so you can adjust it. And what we'll do here, I'll go ahead and show you how that works. Just figure out where you want the ball mount to go. And then you'll just tighten that, and you're set. The way this is set up right now is in the rise position, and we're going to take a look at some specs and dimensions right now. First of all, this comes with everything you see here, the three hitch balls, the two pairs of keys, the ball mount, the ball platform, and the carrying bag to put your hitch balls in when they're not in use so they don't get lost. The rise position from the top of the shank to the top of the platform is 7", and the maximum drop, which is this position right here, is 6". Towing capacity: The 1-7/8" ball has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. The 2" ball has a capacity of 10,000 lbs. And the 2-5/16" ball has a capacity of 12,000 lbs. And again, we have 1" increments for the drop and rise. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar, that is 4-1/4". We'll move that out of the way so you can see better. 4-1/4". And the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball, which would be right here to right here, is 8-1/2". And that should just about do it for our Diversi-Tech self-locking, adjustable, aluminum ball mount, part number DTALBM6625-3S.