Trailer hitch ball size logic?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HVC, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. HVC

    HVC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Ok...
    Is there any logic behind ball sizes, that is, does each size designate a weight limit or something?

    :confused:
     
  2. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    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
     
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    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.
     
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    lol. An F250 can pull plenty
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

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

    Fatboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    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
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    you get your truck?
     
  8. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    takes user into woods and shoots
     
  9. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Pick it up Saturday. I'm pretty psyched.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    awesome!! im excited for ya!
     

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