8-inch Drop Hitch

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The Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch revolutionizes towing with its built-in tongue weight scale, providing accurate measurements for safe and balanced towing. These measurements are crucial to minimizing and eliminating trailer sway and ensuring proper weight distribution. 

The Weigh Safe drop hitch features an 8-inch height adjustment, allowing you to achieve the perfect towing configuration for your specific vehicle and trailer combination. Tow with confidence and precision using the Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch.  

Discover the remarkable features that make our drop hitches the ultimate towing solution:

  • High-Grade Steel: Engineered with high-grade steel, this drop hitch delivers exceptional strength and durability, guaranteeing its reliability throughout countless towing journeys. 
  • Includes Towball and Clamshell Converter: The 8-inch drop hitch offers versatility with its tow ball and clamshell converter, accommodating various trailer coupler sizes and configurations. 
  • Easy Adjustments: Effortlessly adjust the hitch height to achieve the perfect towing level, ensuring optimal tire wear and enhanced towing stability. 
  • Sleek Design: The Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch combines functionality and sleek design to perform well and adds a touch of sophistication to your towing setup. 

Delve into the precise specifications of the Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch below.

Specification 8″ Drop Hitch
Built-in Scale
Shaft 2″, 2.5″, or 3″
Ball 2″ & 2-5/16″ Stainless Steel Balls Included
Max GTW 7500 lbs: 1-7/8” ball
8000 lbs: 2” ball
12,500 lbs: 2-5/16” ball (2” shaft)
18,500 lbs: 2-5/16” ball (2.5” shaft)
21,000 lbs: 2-5/16″ ball (3″ shaft)
Max Tongue 1,500 lbs (2″ Shaft), 2,200 lbs (2.5″ & 3″ Shafts)
V5 & J684 certified
Drop Hitch Adjustment 1″ increments
Weight 19 lbs
Ball Material Stainless steel
Pin Dual pin key lock assembly included
Rise All hitches may be used in rise position *Gain 1 inch (e.g., 4″ drops are 5″ rises)
Total Height 11″ from the top of the receiver to the hitch base
Hitch Pin Hole 5/8″ Diameter
Compatible with Clam Shell
  • Maintenance: Ensure the longevity of your drop hitch by regularly cleaning it with soap and water. Enhance its performance by utilizing dust locks to prevent debris accumulation. 
  • The Science of Tongue Weight: The Weigh Safe Gauge provides impressive +/- 1.25% accuracy, delivering reliable tongue weight measurements for safe towing. Ensure accurate results by positioning your vehicle and trailer on level ground during measurement.
  • Versatile Applications: From trailers to campers and boats, the Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch proves its versatility across various towing scenarios.
  • Easy Installation: Follow the straightforward instructions for a hassle-free installation process, getting you ready for towing in no time. 

Support your towing experience with the Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch. Contact us today to learn more about how our towing solutions can enhance your adventures on the road!

What’s in the Box

Equip yourself for effortless towing journeys with the Weigh Safe 8-inch drop hitch, featuring these essential components:

  • Drawbar
  • 2″ Ball
  • Ball Retaining Pin
  • Dust Lock Cover
  • Slider with Gauge
  • 2-5/16″ Ball
  • Lock Plate Key Assembly

Built-in Tongue Weigh Scale

The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer’s tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station, or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe’s built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. After verifying that your drop hitch receiver is the correct height, simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

How it Works

What is Tongue Weight and Why is it Important

Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 percent – and should not exceed 15 percent – of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 10,000-lb trailer should have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. You can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding cargo or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any of your towing components.

Trailer tongue weight diagram

Simply put, too little tongue weight can cause trailer sway, and too much tongue weight can cause the tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.