Fritz Posted November 25, 2020 Share Posted November 25, 2020 There are multiple references to replacing the 2" hitch ball with a larger 2 5/16" ball and coupling. Oliver will do this on new trailers for $230, which includes some credit for the 2" coupler. Seems like the primary purpose for going to the larger diameter hitch ball has been to reduce wear associated with use of the Anderson weight distribution hitch. But what about trailers without the Anderson WDH? Is there still a wear or strength advantage? Seems like most 2" and 2 5/16" hitch balls have the same 1 1/4" shaft (and therefore the same shear strength), or perhaps that's not the case. Would hitch-ball material make a bigger difference than diameter? Thoughts? 2021 Oliver LE2 Ram 2500 diesel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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