These receiver hitches have more towing capacity, use your standard 2" truck tow bar, and offer easier trailer hookup than a standard ball hitch. We use thick 1/4" plate steel for the backbone of these hitches then powdercoat them black for an extremely durable finish. Installation is easy, they use existing bolt locations so there is no drilling or modifying your machine. All mounting hardware is included. The 1172 fits all 2007-2014 Grizzly 700 and the 2009-2014 Grizzly 550. Made in the USA!