Buyers Chrome-Plated Ball - 1 7/8in. Dia., Model# 1802103
Chrome-Plated Ball - 1 7/8in. Dia
My neighbor gave me a trailer for use with a lawn tractor that has a ball hitch on it; so now I needed a ball for my tractor. I looked at several local stores but couldn't find the ball with the right size shank anywhere. I had just about given up when I happened upon the 1 7/8 Dia. at Northern Tool's website. It was easy to order and delivery was quick. Now I use my tractor/trailer combination for all sorts of yard projects. I'm really glad I finally found this otherwise hard to find item.
Thanks so much!
November 19, 2010
Gets the job done
I've a log splitter on loan that easily outweighs my lawn tractor. It's simply too heavy for me to manually maneuver up and down the hills of my property. I needed a way to attach the log splitter to my lawn tractor via a 1-7/8 inch ball hitch.
I did an online chat with a Northern Tool representative. He eventually determined that Northern Tool had nothing that would work. I thanked him and went back to searching the Internet. That led me back to this item on northertool.com. Funny. :)
It fits perfectly on my Toro lawn tractor. The lip on the coupler comes pretty close to the back of the tractor, but it's acceptable. Overall, I'm happy with it. I'm amazed how well my tractor pulls the log splitter up and down hills.
I'm glad someone decide to make a 5/8 inch shaft ball. I'm not using it to pull a boat down the freeway, so I expect it to last indefinitely. My only regret is that it's made "elsewhere". I'd pay more for one that was made in this country.
October 2, 2009
I purchased this ball for a 2007 Craftsman 22hp rider that I use at work to pull a small truck utility trailer with. It fit perfectly in the prestamped hole without any alteration and I have loaded the trailer with several hundred pounds and it has held up well. I would highly recommend this hitch for anyone with a yard tractor or ATV. It is very convient to have.
July 20, 2009
Nice hitch. Fits my old Craftsman Lawn Tractor.
Nice to find a high-quality hitch ball in the 5/8" shank size. Fits my old Craftsman Lawn Tractor perfectly, allowing me to haul my regular utility trailer around the property without the damage caused by truck tires.
April 22, 2008
1 7/8'" X 5/8" Lawn Tractor Ball
I hunted for some time to find this ball for my Gravely. Happy with and am pulling several trailers, wood splitter, and boat trailer. told many friends to go to Northern Tool.
July 9, 2007
GREAT PRODUCT RIGHT PRICE!!!! A +++++++
July 9, 2007
I Have Used This Product On My Personal Truck And On My Four Wheeler, It Works As Expected. Perfectly !!!
March 8, 2007