Selecting the Right Draw-Tite Hitch Ball
The hitch ball mounts to the ball mount or the weight distributing head. Hitch balls are available in different sizes and styles. Keep in mind the hitch ball weight rating should always be equal to or larger than the hitch and ball mount being used. A few simple steps will ensure that you select the best hitch ball for your needs.
- Select the correct ball for the coupler on your trailer. The ball diameter required is stamped into the coupler handle or body
- Ensure the trailer ball shank fits the thickness and diameter of your drawbar, ball mount or step bumper
- During hitch ball installation, torque all 3/4" shank diameter balls to 160 ft. lbs., and 1" shank diameter balls to 250 ft. lbs., and 1-1/4" shank diameter balls to 450 ft. lbs.