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Old 09-15-2016, 01:31 PM   #11
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:34 AM   #12
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A couple of things. The ball and coupler were designed to carry the load around the outer portion of the top of the ball, (as your photo's indicate) not the flat top of the ball. The materials used in the Ball and Coupler are high strength steel, as opposed to hardened steels which would be suspect-able to cracking and sudden, unpredictable failure. With that said, the materials used are prone to galling. The only way to stop this is to start with relatively smooth mating surfaces and use a good quality grease. It looks like you have a Blue Ox hitch, use the same grease you are using to grease the hitch pivots with. Wipe the ball off after every use and apply fresh. KEEP THE SAND OUT. You may want to clean up the inside of the coupler to remove any burrs.

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Old 09-17-2016, 06:25 AM   #13
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Balls are weight rated as well I would also try a different ball in addition to the grease. I do see that yours is rated at 20,000.

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Thanks everyone for the tips.

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