A CURT weld-on trailer hitch is a unique towing option for your vehicle. As the name suggests, a weld-on hitch is designed to be welded directly onto the frame, using its thick side plates. While the installation of a weld-on hitch is far different from that of CURT custom hitches, weld-on hitches offer a high weight carrying capacity and a reliable towing solution when installed properly. They also come in a three-piece design: a main body and two attachable side plates that allow the hitch to fit multiple vehicle frames. Having a weight rating comparable to a class 5 trailer hitch, weld-on hitches work well on 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks and SUVs, and they are excellent for towing a variety of heavy-duty trailers, such as toy haulers, dump trailers, logging trailers, gravity boxes and small yacht trailers (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component). This particular weld-on hitch features a gross trailer weight capacity of 15,000 lbs., a tongue weight rating of 1,500 lbs. and a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" receiver tube opening. It comes with a scratch-resistant and rust-resistant gloss black powder coat and requires no hardware for installation. It is able to fit a frame between 18" and 62" wide.