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HVC
08-05-2007, 06:40 PM
Ok...
Is there any logic behind ball sizes, that is, does each size designate a weight limit or something?

:confused:

TandM
08-05-2007, 07:14 PM
yes they do a 2 inch will pull 3500 pounds and a 2 and 5 sixteenths will pull whatever your f 250 cantake which isn't much.:gunsfirin :gunsfirin payup

mike lane lawn care
08-05-2007, 08:11 PM
my 1 7/8 ball can pull 5,000 lbs, so can my 2". my friends 2 5/16 is rated for 12,000 lbs. but there are also 2" balls that are rated for 10,000 lbs. it just depends on what class you get.

Lynden-Jeff
08-05-2007, 09:01 PM
yes they do a 2 inch will pull 3500 pounds and a 2 and 5 sixteenths will pull whatever your f 250 cantake which isn't much.:gunsfirin :gunsfirin payup

lol. An F250 can pull plenty

Grn Mtn
08-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Ok...
Is there any logic behind ball sizes, that is, does each size designate a weight limit or something?

:confused:

yes but as mentioned above, there are differences even amongst same sized units so read the label.

Fatboy
08-08-2007, 11:25 PM
The weight rating is stamped or cast into the top of the ball, use the correct size ball that exceeds the maximum gross weight of your trailer.
The 2-5/16" ball for my B&W GN hitch is rated for 32,000Lbs.

FatBoy

TXNSLighting
08-09-2007, 09:42 AM
lol. An F250 can pull plenty

you get your truck?

grassmanak
08-09-2007, 01:58 PM
yes they do a 2 inch will pull 3500 pounds and a 2 and 5 sixteenths will pull whatever your f 250 cantake which isn't much.:gunsfirin :gunsfirin payup

takes user into woods and shoots

Lynden-Jeff
08-09-2007, 02:21 PM
you get your truck?

Pick it up Saturday. I'm pretty psyched.

Cheers
Jeff

TXNSLighting
08-09-2007, 06:45 PM
awesome!! im excited for ya!