Whatever the next checkpoint is on your adventure -- whether its getting your bike on the trail before sunrise or making it to the campground before dark -- CURT class 2 hitches let you Bring It with confidence. These receiver hitches are made to handle most light-duty towing applications and offer a custom fit for your vehicle. Typically used on the full-size car, crossover, compact SUV, minivan or even compact pickup truck, a CURT class 2 trailer hitch complements the design of smaller vehicles. This particular class 2 hitch and ball mount combination is made to be a custom hitch for certain years of the Mazda CX-9 (to verify vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg. com). It offers a weight carrying capacity of 3,500 lbs. GTW and 350 lbs. TW. Class 2 trailer hitches can typically be used to tow a variety of lightweight trailers, such as a small utility trailer, small fishing boat trailer or popup camper (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component). They are also perfect for adding cargo space to your vehicle with a bike rack or cargo carrier. This class 2 hitch features a 1 1/4" receiver tube opening and comes with a 1 1/4" old-style ball mount and pin & clip to be a complete towing kit. For safety, it is tested to SAE J684 standards and includes all necessary hardware for a complete installation. A custom trailer hitch design requires extra care, and as such, CURT class 2 hitches are engineered using real vehicles and hands-on research. We use high-strength steel, robotic welding and rigorous testing, right here in the USA, to produce hitches that are built to fit your lifestyle. To ensure that each hitch will be a reliable extension of your vehicle, we also finish our hitches in a co-curing of liquid Bonderite and black powder coat, giving them long-lasting rust and wear resistance.