A-Frame Trailer Coupler

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Bulldog

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2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler

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Weld-On

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12500 lbs GTW

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Standard Coupler

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs

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Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog a-frame trailer coupler part number BD028463 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs. A-Frame Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - BD028463

  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 12500 lbs GTW
  • Standard Coupler
  • Bulldog
  • Flip Latch

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers
  • Collar-Lok design offers automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security
  • Hinged ball socket makes hookup a snap
  • High-strength steel is durable
  • Built-in jack-attachment point allows for quick, easy mounting of round utility jack
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • A-frame design mounts to 50-degree trailer tongue
  • High-profile latch for ease of use


Specs:

  • Application: 50-degree A-frame
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Hole diameter for jack: 2-1/4"
  • Length: 16-1/2"
  • Capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028463 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, A-Frame Tongue Mount, High Profile Latch, 12,500 lbs - 4B8H






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Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs


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Video Transcript for Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - BD028463 Review

Today were going to take a quick look at the Bulldog collar lock Coupler with high profile latch part number bd028463. Bulldog covers this coupler with limited five year warranty. It has a 12,500 pound gross trailer weight capacity. Its designed to work with 50 degree A-frame trailers. It has the standard cut and bolt pattern cut to mount a trailer jack. Now well show you how this jack operates.

It comes included with a pin that fits through the latch mechanism to prevent it from being opened. You can replace this pin with a coupler lock, sold separately, that will also secure the latch and prevent it from coming open while trailering down the road but itll also help protect against theft when you have your trailer stored. As for the mechanism well lift the handle, this collar slides back so that the spring loaded hinge jaw can open up and release the ball. Well lift our latch, the collar moves back and the jaw pops out. Well hold the jaw in and close the collar over it.

Now weve got with us a two and five sixteenth ball so well show you how it works with an actual ball. Pull our latch open. The hinge jaw pops open and it provides a little stop here for the collar to rest so you dont have to worry about it closing when youre hooking or unhooking your trailer. Weve got a two and five sixteenth ball that well fit into the socket. We can then close our jaw and let the collar close over it.

Now our ball is completely captive but it allows enough movement for it to track nicely behind eh vehicle. Well pull open our jaw and our balls free. Thats it for a quick look at the Bulldog collar lock Coupler with high profile latch for two and five sixteenth balls part number bd028463.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs - BD028463

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (275 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.

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Very pleased with item shipping Great and Stacey A very helpful Thanks 501173



- BD028463
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Easiest hook up there is. The first time I bought one of these connectors I was in Texas. They are easy to find out there. Well I have a problem with my tow vehicle. It has a spare tire hanging right on top of my receiver ball. The connector that came with the trailer required about 6+" of space between the ball and the tire, which I did not have, I could lengthen the ball out which I definately wanted to avoid. This connector was the answer to my situation. I went up north last weekend to visit my son and when I got back this connector was setting on my front porch, this was about 4:30 PM. Before I went to bed it was installed on my trailer, after I cut the existing one off ofcourse. This connector connects up like a dream, it's self centering, has no adjustments, so you do not have to worry if it is too tight or too loose and may come apart. I modified the toung on my last trailer also and used this same connector, it's neat, sweet and compleat. I may be in the market for a load leveler kit. 337



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Was exactly what we ordered and what we needed it was delivered in a very timely manner! 726229



- BD028463
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Strong product on time deliver good service thanks...and thanks for you help too.. fo 637477



- BD028463
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It was the exact match that I needed the customer servers was fantastic and help me out a lot and was quick and fast delivery thanks. 413956



- BD028463
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Solid connection 262958



- BD028463
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Exactly what I was looking for. Can't be beat for ease of use and safety. Once locked on it stays securely in place. 232654



- BD028463
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I've used these types of couplers before on my other trailers and love them! Simple operation and gives me a very secure feeling this will never come off my ball hitch. This coupler is to replace my old hard-to-operate other style coupler on my flat bed car hauler. Would've given 5 stars if it weren't that I had to work the spring loaded latch back and forth many many times and with lubrication to finally become semi-free in operation. 203248


Comments

Spring loaded clam shell still stiff in opening completely. Other than that, factory welds are showing no signs of stress or cracks. Original star rating remains the same.

John - 06/13/2016

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- BD028463
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Very heavy duty and well made. Fits over ball and closes easily. Will never worry about trailer coming loose again. 64753



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Excellent product and fast shipping. Product exactly as advertised. A-frame hitch and jack very good quality. Great to have sites of this quality on the internet!!! 228832



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Best coupler ever - well worth the slightly higher cost. Very easy to operate and slightly more tolerant of misalignment with the ball when hitching up. I keep a plastic deadblow hammer handy to operate it. Way more secure attachment then the cheap Mau coupler that came with trailer which came uncoupled by itself. 310645



- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Quality product as I thought it would be. First time order from etrailer, timely shipping. 310432


Comments

Still very pleased.

Hasty - 10/26/2017

29955

- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


The coupler was received filthy dirty, with huge runs in the paint, rust spots, and chips down to bare metal. A young child could have done a better job painting it. In addition, the holes for the trailer jack are poorly punched. 339423



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works great. Welded it on and was ready to go. Have ordered from etrailer before, and just like every time before my parts arrived very promptly and have never had any complaints with service. Will definitely be using etrailer again. 265563



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I changed out the conventional ball hitch on a dump trailer to a bulldog style hitch. There were issues ensuring the original hitch was on the ball correctly. The Bulldog hitch will eliminate that potential problem. Installation was easy. Took about 10 minutes to get the old hitch off and the new one on. The only improvement that I would suggest is to have the lever to retract the collar as the lighter Bulldog hitches do. This one simply has a sliding collar that must be forced back by hand. I always use my foot on the hitches with the lever. But this is a Bulldog issue and not an etrailer issue. etrailer service was outstanding. 469915


Comments

Still outstanding after a year

Krumdriller - 01/25/2019

48855

- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


This is exactly what I was looking for. This is a very good heavy coupler. It is replacing a 5K surge brake toledo bulldog coupler on a trailer I have beefed up with 600# of steel to the 10K level. To save $$$ and maintenance issues I am going to electric brakes after I decide on current axles or not. Very speedy shipping: I did not expect to see it untill 16 July 12. I have ordered from you several times and you have always exceeded my service expectations and your prices are very competitive. 47860



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great site. This is the second time that I have purchased items from etrailer. Your web page is easy to use and I like the product videos. The trailer couplerI bought was very good and fit properly. 380099



- BD028381
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


The couplers (3) are of excellent quality. Ordering was very simple by telephone. All questions were answered. Shipping was immediate and the product arrived in an unmolested box which surprised me due to the weight. I expected the box to be dented and the corners smashed. Tracking of shipments was important to me. Couplers will be installed on a rather unique vehicle. Each of the three cars of this miniture train will receive the new couplers. 109607



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Replacement for worn out receiver on old trailer. Wish Bulldog were made in the USA, not Mexico. But, the others are made in China, which is even worse. 92372


Comments

No problems. Remember to keep a hand on the lever when squeezing shut and let the slide close gradually so you dont pinch your other hand. I keep mine lubed with bicycle chain lube with Teflon. Also, i always grease the ball. Yes, that is messy but the metal-to-metal squealing is prevented and your coupler will last forever.

Art o - 01/28/2015

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- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I bought this old really cheap to rebuild. One of the parts that had to be replaced was the hitch, I towed it home with my fingers crossed. I googled trailer hitch, trailer and etrailer was one of the sites that was suggested. I had to find a hitch that fit the 3 1/2" pipe that was the tongue, voila there it was to my amazement. I ordered it right then, 4 days later it was delivered yesterday. Today I mounted it, it was an easy installation and I am really pleased with the hitch and install. My fears of losing a trailer are now history, tomorrow it gets tested with 1 1/2 yards of gravel for the slab for my new. shop 663229



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Excellent Coupler with low price. I replaced the older Bulldog hitch with this one. The channels made it easy to weld it onto 3" channel iron. I prefer the low profile style, instead of the high profile model. I also purchased a lock from etrailer.com that goes through the hitch, replacing the normal clip that it comes with ( pn 28012). They also shipped me a 2" receiver hitch lock ( pn 7683) for my truck, and they keyed the two locks to the same key. 191173



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great service, quick delivery. Hitch was as described on order form. Will definitely order more from etrailer!! 729393



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Awesome customer service and quick response o ce ordered was delivered with in 3 days part is High quality for the Price 727032



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great product to replace your old trailer hitch. Well made and heavy built. Will definitely get the job done. 725792



- BD028243
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Worked perfect thanks 721959



- BD028242
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Instant, reliable and on-time service. The easiest website to navigate I have seen in 5 years. 719895



- BD028444
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


All Bulldog products are amazing. 705562



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Received my order in 2 days! Hitch Bulldog coupler fit great! Very happy customer! 703975



- BD028462
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works well for the trailer that was bui lt. 703513



- BD028584
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Ordered multiple parts everything fit together perfectly. Overall from ordering to shipping was a great experience. Thanks etrailer 698589



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Appears to be direct replacement for the boogered up unit on trailer. Not yet installed. 690428



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great replacement for the one I broke. 682310



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Outstanding piece of equipment. 681343



- BD028288
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Delivered on time at a fair price. 676726



- BD028461
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great products at a great price-Thank you. Quick shipment! 676660



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


fast delivery and good quality 667805



- BD028442
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Products are as advertised. Metal and castings are good quality. Units handled prep and welding nicely. Only two minor points of annoyance. One of the spring retainers arrived broken at the clip end. A spot of delicate mig welding re-assembled it. The paint on all four units was thick enough to inhibit both the lock pin holes and the ball cup pivot actions. A bit of rat tail file work and some oil rectified both. 666248



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I have always liked the Bulldog hitch for its simplicity and strength. Etrailer was prompt with delivery and reasonable with the price. 665898



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Exactly what i needed, fit great and locks onto ball very tight. 662530



- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


It take a bit of getting used to, but you can certainly tell this is a best in class hitch. I pulled my 2006 crew cab longbed 7500 lbs. truck across the country on my PJ car hauler... Once at new home I used trailer\hitch to haul 4klbs. - 5klbs. of fence material - no worries... 659720



- BD028390
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


We ordered this on 5/27 and installed it on a burial vault trailer. Two weeks later, the pin holding the collar together fell out while in transit. 659505


Comments

Was the snapper pin secured correctly? The only way I could see this happening is if the bail wasnt secured over the snapper pin and it wasnt closed.

-- Mike L - 06/19/2019

56855

- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couplers and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. etrailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657649



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couples and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. E trailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657648



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I recently sold a dump trailer that had a Bulldog 2 inch hitch on it. The new dump trailer I purchased is smaller but has a Chinese 2 5/16" hitch for some reason. I really like the Bulldog style and since everything else I have is 2", I purchased this to replace the one that came on it. As a self employed mechanic I have recommended my customer's use etrailer for supplies I use for them. They and I have always had a pleasant experience. Thank you! 656327



- BD028584
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Good quality hitch. 655865



- BD028242
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Exactly what I needed for an old farm wagon that had a broken hitch. High quality and VERY tough. 653017



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


First off the lady I ordered my 7000 lbs bull dog hitch from was sharp as a razor to talk to, she dialed in the product I was looking for in seconds! kaylyn was beyond professional,then she told me I would have my bulldog in about a week. I received it in two days. How can you beat that??, If I ever need anything for my trailers again I will always go to etrailer .com. Thank you Zillanz Falcon,, Colorado Springs 637935



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fast shipping wonderful website needed a new tounge great product easy to install 629398



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works perfectly 628646



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


After a couple of hiccups on shipping due to back orders and then the weather the Bulldog coupler arrived and was good as I had expected. I think this is the 5th Bulldog coupler that I’ve ordered from e-trailer. 628300


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  • What is Difference Between High and Low Profile Bulldog Couplers
  • The difference between the low profile latch Bulldog coupler part # BD028499 and the high profile coupler part # BD028463 is the height of the latch and it's design that pulls the collar back. It's really personal preference between the two. Whichever you would want to use would be the way to go. Only real thing to consider would be clearance. If for some reason you didn't have the clearance for the high profile you would need to go with the low profile. I attached review videos for...
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  • Collar Lok/ Hammer Blow Repair Kit Recommendation
  • The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch # BD028463 that you referenced used be called a hammerblow style coupler. The rebuild kit you would need that comes with the spring and pin is the part # BD024200.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028463
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure a Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028463. It is 17-5/8 inches long (overall). The rear portion is 2-7/8 inches tall and 11-1/2 inches wide at the widest point. The holes for mounting a jack are 3 inches apart on center. The diameter of the jack hole is 2-1/4 inches long. From the bottom of the coupler to the top of the latch when in the closed position is 5-1/2 inches. When open it is 7-3/4 inches. The collar has a 2-5/8 inch diameter. The coupler...
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  • How Does a Hammer Blow Trailer Coupler Work and Function
  • The HammerBlow Trailer Coupler, like the # BD028463 is a coupler that will mount to the from frame of a trailer and be used to attach to a hitch ball on the back of a vehicle. It mounts to 50 degree A-Frame Tongue and will couple to a 2-5/16 in hitch ball. It has a 12,500 lb weight capacity. I have included a product demonstration video for your reference, and a helpful article about trailer couplers.
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  • Recommended A-Frame Coupler for Flatbed/Car Hauler Trailer
  • The Yoke style or Collar-Lok style couples are definitely the best to use when it comes to loading heavy weight in a trailer, like a car. I recommend looking into the weight of your trailer and the vehicle you plan on hauling before deciding on a coupler. The A-Frame Trailer Coupler # CA-5210-B is a great option that is rated for up to 8,000 lbs but if you are needing something rated even higher than that the Bulldog Collar-Lok # BD028463 or # BD028499 is the better route to go as they...
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  • Wide A-Frame Coupler Recommendation for a Trailer
  • I did some checking and the a-frame coupler with the most distance at the widest point is the Bulldog Collar-Lok coupler part # BD028384. This coupler has a 11 inches at the widest point. Is there a reason you need one that wide? All that really matters is the angle of the coupler as it matches your frame. Nearly all A-frame trailer have a 50 degree angle where the coupler installs. The # BD028463 would install on a 50 degree angled A-frame trailer.
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  • Solution for Collar Lok Style Coupler with Broken Latch Mechanism
  • Just the piece you broke on your Hammblow coupler is not replaceable. Only solution would be a new coupler like the Bulldog Collar Lok part # BD028463 that you referenced. Most likely your coupler is fatigued elsewhere too based on it breaking like yours did.
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  • Coupler Lock for Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler
  • Hi. You would not have needed to make a hole in the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler # BD028463 to lock it, you would only need to use Trailer Coupler Lock # e98888. This lock would go through the latch where the pin is to secure your coupler.
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  • Location of VIN on Hammerblow Car Hauler Trailer
  • A trailer's 17-digit VIN will usually be located near the tongue area on an inside-facing surface where the information will be protected from impacts from road debris. Although this placement is common there is no absolute rule about where a trailer manufacturer has to place the VIN. The linked photo shows an example of a 17-digit VIN. The Hammerblow trailer company from Wausau, Wisconsin was bought out by Cequent Performance Products, which is now known as Horizon Global. I checked...
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