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Old 03-17-2014, 01:45 PM
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2.5" Shank Pintle

Has anyone ever come across a one piece pintle and shank assembly like this but for a class 5 receiver with a 2.5" shank?



I can't find one...I'm starting to think it doesn't exist...yet.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:27 PM
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so buy that one and get the adapter that going from the class 5 2 1/2" receiver to a class 4 2" receiver
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:35 AM
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so buy that one and get the adapter that going from the class 5 2 1/2" receiver to a class 4 2" receiver
I have the adapter. Those 2" one piece pintles are only rated at 10-12K depending on the vendor which is useless for me.

I have a Titan class 5 receiver for a reason...and it is not so I can de-rate it by using an undersized draw bar.

I'm asking if someone makes a 2.5" one piece pintle so I can keep the class 5 rating. If not, it is not the end of the world - I'll just continue to use the two piece draw bar and pintle assembly. I just like the one piece design and I don't need any drop so it fits the bill well. I'm just curious if anyone makes one yet as I could not find one.
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We couldn't find one for our work truck, but they do make zero drop 4 bolt setup. Search CURT 48340 for the shank, then bolt up your choice of pintle.
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From what I've seen out there, all the 2" class 4 one piece pintles are only good to 12,000lbs, where you can configure a 2 piece(class 4) good up to 16,000. I think you should just stick with the 2 piece class 5 and be done with.
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What on earth are you going to tow with a Class V pintle?
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I tow a 4500lbs trailer(deckover partial tilt,24') for my skid steers and mini excavators. My heaviest mini weighs 10,500lbs, plus extra buckets, chains and binders=+500, total around 16,000+-.. My Curt class 5 hitch is rated for 20,000 with 2700lbs TW. My pintle is rated for 10 ton also.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:26 AM
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What on earth are you going to tow with a Class V pintle?
7 ton dump. It is a very heavy duty 7 ton and conservatively rated. Fully loaded it has 14K on the axles and 2K tongue weight. Realistically, the 7K axles and tires are the only limiting factor for capacity.

I'm using an 8 ton pintle with the Curt #48340 gorms mentioned at the moment.

It was more of a curiosity thing than anything as to why I was inquiring if there was a proper class 5 one piece pintle. I like the design and simplicity and it would be perfect for my application. But when I started searching, I found nothing so I figured I would ask if anyone else came across such a thing. I figured with the proliferation of OEM class 5 receivers in the last few years, we might see more class 5 draw bar options come to market but that doesn't seem to be the case just yet.
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Sounds like a business opportunity for somebody. Always wondered (the only time I used pintles was in the Army) do they wear out faster than a ball hitch and have to be replaced?
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I've never seen one wear out, other than the locking mechanism on the pintle getting rusted and seized or damaged.
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Sounds like a business opportunity for somebody. Always wondered (the only time I used pintles was in the Army) do they wear out faster than a ball hitch and have to be replaced?
I've replaced a couple of Lunette rings (the trailer end of the pintle) because they got thin where they rubbed/sat on the hook but these were likely VERY old with many, many rough miles on them. I've never had to replace a pintle because of wear.
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I was looking 2.5" shanks too as I didn't want to use the adapter and ended buying pintle mount and fabricating ball mount for it.

Machined new locking pin hole with metric thread, then bought grade 12.8 bolt, machined pin lock grooves to it so I can use the bolt to tighten the shank against the receiver tube wall = woohoo no more rattling and klonking....




On my toolbox I have bolt-on pintle in case I need it. I tried all kind "quick adjust" ball mounts and due the play in moving parts, all of them rattled and klonked so I went back to basics and use bolt on approach as I have only few trailers so I rarely need to adjust the height.
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It's been a year - Giving this a bump to see if anything has come to market. I searched again and found nothing but my google fu is not the greatest.
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It's been a year - Giving this a bump to see if anything has come to market. I searched again and found nothing but my google fu is not the greatest.
nothings come out in this my friend

towing that heavy tho, aside from articulation being a reason, is there any other why you wouldn't consider a gooseneck? (being you have a 7 ton dump already is the other obvious)

my hitches are custom made, and I have the buyers 8 ton for my bumper, and ive pulled about that much on it, but even on my 3500, I feel its too much tongue weight, so I limit to about 10K max on the bumper...
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