CURT Manufacturing LLC., a leading manufacturer and marketer of U.S.-made towing products, has added four new mounts with 2 1/2-inch-by-2 1/2-inch shanks in the areas of weight distribution hitches and pintle hitches.
With the demand for 2 1/2” receiver mounts increasing, CURT expanded its previous offering of 2 1/2-inch ball mounts and added a 2 1/2-inch weight distribution replacement shank, a 2 1/2-inch adjustable pintle mount, a 2 1/2-inch forged receiver mount pintle hook and a 2 1/2-inch forged receiver mount ball and pintle combination. The company reported in a press release that all of these heavy-duty mounts are made with solid steel and designed to fit CURT class 5 commercial-duty hitches or any trailer hitch with a 2 1/2-inch-by-2 1/2-inch receiver tube opening. They also eliminate the need for a reducer sleeve or adapter and allow for a class 5 hitch to be used to its full potential.
The 2 1/2-inch WD replacement shank is a heavy-duty, solid steel weldment, offering the high capacity needed for towing large RV trailers and car haulers. It features a maximum rise of 4 3/4 inches and a maximum drop of 7 3/4 inches, allowing it to adjust to multiple trailer heights. The new 2 1/2-inch model is compatible with all CURT weight distribution hitches.
The 2 1/2-inch adjustable pintle mount provides a similar solution for a mounted pintle hook or ball and pintle combination. It features a thick, bent face plate for increased strength and provides three height adjustment positions with a total plate height of 7 1/4 inches. The 2 1/2-inch adjustable pintle mount has a maximum gross trailer weight (GTW) capacity of 20,000 pounds.
In the area of direct receiver mounts, CURT has added two pintle options. The 2 1/2-inch forged receiver mount pintle hook fits all standard lunette eyes with a 2 1/2-inch inside diameter and has a GTW capacity up to 20,000 pounds. The 2 1/2-inch forged receiver mount ball and pintle combination also accepts up to 20,000 pounds GTW, with the trailer ball matching this capacity for standard coupler towing.
It comes with a 2 5/16-inch diameter trailer ball and fits lunette eyes with a 2 1/2- or 3-inch inside diameter. Both receiver mount pintle options come with solid shanks and easily insert into any class 5 trailer hitch with a 2 1/2-inch receiver tube opening.
To learn more about CURT Manufacturing and its products, go to curtmfg.com or call toll (877) 287-8634.