Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer.
Adjustable clevis pin hitch ball mount with 1-1/4″ holes for farm applications
Air ride technology: Instant air ride towing for your pickup & trailer. Built in airbag cushions ride & absorbs road shock
Use on wagons, farm equipment, cultivators, fertilizer spreaders, bailers, augers, sprayers and other agriculture related equipment, trailers and more
The air bag sits under receiver tube. Adjust the air pressure for the best ride and load control
Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads
8 adjustment holes 3-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ drop
Available for 2″ & 2-1/2″ receiver hitch tubes
Use on pickup trucks, utv’s, atv’s, gators and more.
Premium powder coat finish on hitch and clevis pin mount
Choose 12,000 lb or 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,200 or 1,600 lb tongue wt
Comes complete with Shocker air base frame assemble with built in airbag, adjustable clevis pin mount and two d-handle ball mount pins
Huge selection of ball mount attachments available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, combo ball, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
Not sure if you have a 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver tube? Measure inside to inside. How to measure receiver hitch tube size? For this product, our 2″ hitch will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver, however our 2-1/2″ hitch with 3″ sleeve will also fit a 3″ receiver.
The Shocker air bumper mount clevis pin ball mount hitch is adjustable and comes with 1-1/4″ holes for quick hookup on the farm and is designed for towing on the farm with various trailers, wagons, and more. Add instant air ride to your pickup and trailer or wagon. This Shocker Air Hitch has a built-in airbag and the clevis is used on wagons, farm equipment, cultivators, fertilizer spreaders, balers, augers, sprayers, and other agriculture-related equipment, trailers and more. It also offers 8 adjustment holes for 3-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ drop. 12,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Shocker Hitch air provides the ultimate smooth ride. This shocker absorbing hitch is a air suspension unit mounted between your pickup truck and trailer. The built-in airbag cushions the ride and absorbs the road shock creating a smoother and safer towing experience. This Shocker air receiver hitch fits into a standard receiver hitch tube. This shock-absorbing ball mount takes the bumps, jerks, tugs and roughness out of trailer towing and cushions your ride. Cushions ride and works nicely to help the tendency of trailer sway. Works great on compact, midsize, and full-size pickup trucks, vans, ATV, utv, gators and select SUV’s that the receiver hitch is under the bumper. Have a CUV? Check out our Cushion Ball Mounts. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND
Tons of Attachments: We offer a wide variety of our ball mount attachments; standard mounts, drop ball mounts, clevis mounts, drawbar mounts, cushioned drawbar mounts, pintle hook attachments, raised mounts and combo multi-ball mounts.
The air bag sits under the receiver tube allowing a short distance of 10-inches between the mounting pin and ball center. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control. Fits standard 2″ receiver tube, 2 1/2″ and 3″ receivers.
Choose from the Original Shocker Air and the Shocker HD. Original Shocker Air is rated at 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. The Shocker HD is 16,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,600 lbs on tongue weight.
Air Ride Hitch: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in airbag for a smoother towing experience. Featuring a built-in height adjustment plus weight adjustable. Just add or ride air depending on the weight of your trailer and its contents.
Provide Comfort: With a smoother ride! Travel a lot on concrete highways? No more jarring every time you cross a section divider. Your Shocker air hitch absorbs the thumps and bumps.
Simple Pivot Design: uses a rocker arm pivot design which produces a down and back motion, much different than other air hitches on the market. Our design eliminates the need for slides, parallel linkages, rollers, shock absorbers, or multiple air bags common to other air hitches.
Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and trailer. The airbag receiver hitch system allows for better control of your pickup and the trailer it is towing.
Shock Dampening Action: Shocker air hitch effectively absorbs the jerking, tugging and damaging forces experienced with a typical hard connection when towing trailers. There is no reason to beat yourself or your equipment up with a hard connection between your trailer and your receiver hitch.
Saves Money: By reducing trailer breakage on both the trailer and the trailer contents! The Shocker hitch absorbs the damaging forces experienced with a typical hard connection. This greatly reduces the chances of breaking welds and doing other long-term damage to your equipment as well as the valuable cargo you have inside the truck and trailer.
Adds Life To Your Vehicle: By reducing wear and tear on driveline and frame! Treat yourself, your equipment, and your passengers to a much smoother ride. You’ll never go back to the ‘old days’ of continual bumps, jerks, and vibrations. Join the list of satisfied customers that are using Shocker hitches. Order one today and get ready for your ultimate smooth towing experience the next time out.
Shocker Air Bumper Hitch Installation Instructions
The Shocker Air Bag Hitch ball mount is easy to install. It comes complete with easy-to-understand instructions along with everything you need. You can download the installation instructions or view the video below.
Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However, a Shocker with a 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with a sleeve.
Note: Always use a good hitch ball with the proper recommended tow weight.
Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy-duty unit that in most cases exceeds factory receiver hitch weight capacities, therefore it is imperative that you always read and follow the tongue and towing weight recommendations of the receiver hitch that is mounted on your tow vehicle.
Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.
Shocker Air Installation: First you must compress the air bag. Do this by depressing the air valve and pushing down on air bag. Once the bag has been compressed, you can install the unit into the receiver tube. Next, install the hitch pin.
To Set Air: Hook up a trailer using a properly selected ball adaptor and height adjustment in order to a level trailer when loaded. Next, inflate the air bag. As air pressure increases, the unit will rotate lifting the hitch point. Install enough air to lightly compress top bushing or until bump stop clearance is approximately 1/8″.
Additional Set Up Notes:
When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker.
It is highly recommended that the hitch ball be greased to reduce wear and improve shocker action.
DO NOT TIGHTEN THE TOP BOLT, IT IS A LIMITER STOP ONLY.
Maximum Air Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.
Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Install Instructions
How much air do I put in the Shocker Air Bumper Mount Receiver Hitch?
With your trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle, and loads positioned for transport, air up shocker until main frame rotates and lightly compresses top bushing (about 1/8″ of squeeze or pinch in the bushing). See our quick How To Set PSI in Shocker Bumper Hitch Video.
Will the Shocker Air Bumper Hitch work with Equalizer or Weight-Distribution? If you are just use sway bars that hook to a mini ball, then yes, if you order the combo sway control ball mount attachment. If you have a equalizer or weight distribution hitch then it will not. However, check out our Air Equalizer for weight distribution hitches. Note: If your pickup suspension can handle the weight of your trailer and doesn’t “squat” when you hook up your trailer to pickup, then you really don’t need a weight distribution hitch. A load leveling weight distribution hitch, distributes the weight between the pickup and trailer and is generally used if your pickup can’t handle the static trailer tongue weight load.
How long will it hold air? This is a sealed system that will hold air for weeks or months. If you haul the same trailer with the same load weight, it should be good for quite some time.
How long will the airbag last? Our airbags are an industrial bag and will last for years and years. They are similar to truck airbags but have been beefed up internally for our towing applications.
I have a 3″ receiver hitch? will this work? Yes, you would order the air hitch with 2-1/2″ shank and then get a reducer sleeve that goes down from 3″ to 2 1/2″.
How do I know the Shocker Air receiver hitch will fit my truck?
We have made sure that the receiver air shocker will fit into most Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota and SUV’s. There are some clearance issues with the Chevy Envoy, Ford Explorer, some imports and service body vehicles where the body extends below the receiver tube. The use of “reducer” sleeves on trucks with a 2 1/2″ receiver tube is not recommended. The Shocker Air receiver hitch is available in a 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ shank. Please indicated which vehicle you intend to use the hitch with, make/model/year and we will attempt to get you a great fitting hitch.
Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with
a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a
Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.
How far below my pickup does the receiver air shocker hang?
Five inches below bottom of receiver tube.
How often do I grease it?
The grease does not just lube the pivot; it also keeps water and dirt out. You cannot over grease it, once every few months should do it.
Does the receiver air hitch work like or with an equalizer hitch?
Does the receiver air hitch work with sway bars?
Yes, it works with the friction style sway control, however you want to order one of the ballmount attachments that has the sway tabs installed.
How does the Receiver hitch work?
The Receiver air shocker is like a teeter totter. One end is an air bag, a pivot in the middle, and a ball at the other end. This gives a “pillow” effect at the ball end.
Should I tighten up the top jam nut on the receiver shocker?
No. The air shocker needs at least one half inch of play to work properly.
How much does an Shocker Air bag receiver hitch weigh?
The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 40 pounds