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Old 08-16-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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Blue ox sway pro hitch head weight.

I currently own the original Husky Centerline hitch ( not the TS). I love the way the hitch pulls my Heritage Glen 282RK.
The issue I am having is a bad back and the heavy weight of the Husky head which approaches 75 lbs.
I am seriously considering the Blue Ox sway pro 1500 to replace the Husky. Can anyone who owns the Blue Ox please share the weight of the hitch head?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:02 PM   #2
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I can try and weigh mine tomorrow as I have the 1500 lb rated setup. It's a pretty hefty setup and I'm going to guess it weighs close to 70-75 lbs.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, I would appreciate it. I am just asking about the hitch head without the weight distribution bars.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:58 PM   #4
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My hitch head complete with the drop shank weighs 55 LBS.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #5
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Not a direct answer, sorry. I've owned both the Blue Ox BX1500 and the Equal-i-Zer 10K hitches. I weighed all components of each assembly including head, ball, shank, bars, brackets and fasteners. Equal-i-Zer weighed 96.8 lbs. Blue Ox weighed 79.0 lbs.

My goal was to determine how much was added to tongue weight by each system. I gained 17.8 lbs. CCC and a higher rating by switching to the BX.

The BX head is lighter, and so are the bars. I no longer have my notes, but would estimate the BX head/shank is about 7-8 lbs. lighter than the Equal-i-Zer.
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Thanks for the information. Sounds like it is at a minimum 20 lbs lighter than the Centerline. That's quite a difference for my almost 70 year old back!
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You can look at a Hensley or Propride which require no lifting after installation.


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I can't answer for the weight portion of the hitches but either one you go with you could try getting the hitch grip tool. I bought it for my father in law and he loves it. Just makes picking that awkward thing up a little easier and you do not have to bend over as far to install the hitch.


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You can look at a Hensley or Propride which require no lifting after installation.


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Look at Andersen, under 60 lbs for entire setup. Just a thought
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:50 AM   #10
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Thanks again everyone. I toyed with getting the Propride, but finances said no right now. I have the hitch grip, but the 75 lb Centerline was still very heavy with one hand. As far as the Anderson, I had one and loved it for two smaller and lighter trailers, but didn't get good weight distribution with the larger heavier trailers. Just placed an order for the Swaypro. Thanks again for all the help!
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