6-inch Drop Hitch

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The Weigh Safe 6-inch Drop Hitch is a proprietary trailer hitch with a built-in scale that allows you to measure your trailer’s tongue weight. Measuring tongue weight is crucial to trailer towing, preventing safety issues like trailer sway and uneven weight distribution. 

This drop hitch offers a 6-inch height adjustment, enabling you to customize your towing setup to match your vehicle and trailer combination. With the Weigh Safe 6-in Drop Hitch, you can ensure optimal load balance for a safer towing experience. 

Explore the exceptional features that distinguish the Weigh Safe 6-inch Drop Hitch as a top-tier towing attachment:

  • Tongue Weight Scale: This 6-in drop hitch features a built-in tongue weight scale on the ball mount platform, alerting you if your load needs an adjustment before you begin towing. This feature ensures safety and optimal towing performance. 
  • Versatile: The drop hitch includes a tow ball and clamshell converter, allowing you to accommodate different trailer coupler sizes and configurations. 
  • Superior Strength and Durability: The hitch is constructed with a high-grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum shank and mounting platform for superior durability. Its solid block construction provides greater strength while maintaining a lightweight design for towing efficiency. 
  • Sleek Design & Rustproof Finish: With its sleek, modern design with a rustproof finish, the drop hitch offers long-lasting durability and resistance against corrosion. 

Review the detailed specifications of the Weigh Safe 6-in Drop Hitch below.

Specification 6″ 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 18 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 Add 3 inches (*e.g., 4″ drops measure 7″ from the top of the receiver to the hitch base)
Hitch Pin Hole 5/8″ Diameter
Compatible with Clam Shell
  • Maintenance: To ensure longevity and optimal performance, wash your trailer hitch regularly with soap and water. Secure dust locks to prevent dust and debris accumulation. 
  • Measuring Tongue Weight: The Weigh Safe Gauge provides +/- 1.25% accuracy over the full-scale range. Ensure your truck and trailer are on flat, level ground for accurate measurements. For more precise readings, reducing friction by gently moving the trailer frame back and forth after loading the coupler onto the tow ball is recommended.
  • Hitch Height Setting: Adjust hitch height to level to make the towed trailer level with the ground to avoid uneven tire wear and promote safe towing. 

Enhance your towing experience with improved safety by adding our Weigh Safe 6-inch Drop Hitch to your vehicle. Contact us today to learn more and discover how our towing accessories can meet your needs!

What’s in the Box

Our 6-inch drop hitch contains essential components to ensure a seamless towing experience, including one of each of the following items:

  • 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.