Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 15,000 lbs

Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 15,000 lbs

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 15000 lbs GTW
  • Standard Coupler
  • Bulldog
  • Trigger Latch
Durable cast coupler features the easy-to-use Wedge Latch for simple, quick hookup and has a built-in attachment point for round, A-frame utility jacks. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog a-frame trailer coupler part number BD44150W0317 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 15,000 lbs. A-Frame Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - BD44150W0317

Durable cast coupler features the easy-to-use Wedge Latch for simple, quick hookup and has a built-in attachment point for round, A-frame utility jacks.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers
  • Wedge-style latch is secure and easy to use
  • Built-in jack-attachment point allows for quick, easy mounting of round utility jack
  • A-frame design mounts to 50-degree trailer tongue


Specs:

  • Application: 50-degree A-frame
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Length: 18"
  • Hole diameter for jack: 2-1/4"
  • Capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


44150W0317 Bulldog Wedge-Latch Cast Head A-Frame Coupler - 15,000 lbs






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Video of Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 15,000 lbs


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Video Transcript for Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - BD44150W0317 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler. This heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers. You simply attach it to your trailer. It provides a good attachment point of the hitch ball on your tow vehicle. The unit is going to feature a wedge-style latch mechanism that's very secure and easy to use. So it's got the trigger latch lever up here. You can see how that controls that wedge underneath to engage and disengage from the hitch ball. Located right here is the built-in attachment point for a round utility jack.

This is going to give us an inner diameter of 2 1/4 of an inch, and then it's got the pre-drilled attachment points for a bolt on installation of a round utility jack. Those are threaded and ready to receive new hardware, and they're going to be separated on an industry standard of about 3 inches apart from one another. And again, that's gonna have an opening of 2 1/4 inches. But that simply allows for the easy installation of a round utility jack. This coupler is designed for 50 degree A-frame trailer tongues. It's made from a durable steel construction, and it already has a primed finish on it.

It's gray in color, that way you can easily paint this to match the rest of your setup, like your trailer frame or whatever it is your vehicle. That's already been primed, that way you don't have to do priming to it to paint it the color that you want. I also want to point out that it does not come with a coupler pin. You can find a coupler pin and clip or a coupler pin and lock here at etrailer.com. But when you lift up this latch mechanism, I want you to notice that the latch does not remain in the open position, but it does provide a set of holes there, so if you have a coupler pin, you can move the latch to the open position, install a pin, and that will keep the unit up, which opens that wedge for your hitch ball. You can also add a coupler pin to it in the down position to increase security between the connection point from the coupler to the hitch ball to the towed vehicle, making sure that this doesn't accidentally disconnect, which that trigger latch design is a nice feature. You have to press in on that to open the latch.

If you don't press in on that trigger, then this will not open. I would recommend using a coupler pin and lock, that way when you leave your trailer unattended, nobody's going to be able to get a lock off of there to connect this to their vehicle and to go off with your trailer. The pinhole diameter is 5/16 of an inch. The usable span or pin length needed, measuring edge to edge right here, you can see that's at least going to be 1 inch. I'd probably go with something a little bit larger than that, maybe 1 1/3 to 1 1/4, just to give you some room in there. This is designed for a 2 5/16 inch hitch ball. The length of the unit, measuring very back to very front, it's going to be around 18 long in overall length.

Again the hole diameter for the round utility jack is 2 1/4 inches, hardware not included, and it's going to offer a 15,000 pound capacity. That's going to do it for today's look at the Bulldog Heavy-Duty Weld-On Cast Head Coupler.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 15,000 lbs - BD44150W0317

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Durable cast coupler features the easy-to-use Wedge Latch for simple, quick hookup and has a built-in attachment point for round, A-frame utility jacks.

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As we were traveling, the female 1/2 that was on the trailer (original equipment) popped off the ball, the safety chains held. but took the whole pickup and trailer into the ditch. Luckily no body hurt or too much damage. I learned now that the galvanized pressed tin ones wear out. beware! I spent the money for a heavy one. Looking at it now that I have it, it is heavier in real life than in the picture. This will solve the problem for the trailers life. 383874



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I have been installing these on our work trailers the last couple years. They work great. I'm using this one to convert my 5th wheel car trailer to a bumper pull trailer 380706



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Product looks great quality as you see it in the picture is exactly what you get . Got a pair of electronic brakes and they came ready to install no missing pieces overall great company to buy stuff I will recommend people to buy from this company. 467529



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Replaced the original part ( factory installed) because it cracked and just replaced again for the same problem but added a gusit to both sides, fingers crossed 463716


Comments

well the trailer has been used twice since it was repaired so not sure how its going last

Thomas - 12/30/2018

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Great product. Excellent service from E trailer. 461860



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Works as it should. I'm very happy with it. 379854



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Very pleased with the products I ordered. The Web site was excellent and my order arrived on time and was in a secure package. 357049



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Very pleased with the products I ordered. The Web site was excellent and my order arrived on time and was in a secure package. 357048


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  • Heaviest Duty A-Frame Coupler Recommendation for Utility Trailer
  • The highest capacity coupler we have for an A-frame trailer like what you have is the part # BD44150W0317 which has a 15k capacity and a heavy-duty cast head that is build like a tank. This would be your best option. This also fits the standard hitch ball diameter of 2-5/16 which I believe is what you have since 2-5/8 is not a standard size.
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  • BLTL-20 Coupler Lock Fit a Bulldog Coupler Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch
  • I went and pulled a coupler like you have part # BD44150W0317 and the coupler lock you are interested in part # BLTL-20 and found that they lock is wide enough to fit this coupler. I attached a picture that shows the two products next to each other to show that they would fit.
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  • Weight Capacity of Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head A-Frame Coupler BD44150W0317
  • The Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head A-Frame Coupler # BD44150W0317 is rated for use on trailers up to 15K GVWR. It does not carry a specific tongue weight (TW) rating (nor do any of the A-frame couplers shown on the linked page) but all can handle the TW of a trailer up to the gross rating.
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  • Weight Capacity Of Trailer Coupler On New Flat-Bed Tandem Trailer
  • I have attached a helpful article that explains trailer hitch balls and their capacities. As the article states, 2 inch balls are typically rated with a towing capacity between 3,500 lbs to 8,000 lbs. A 2-5/16 inch ball is normally rated to be able to handle loads between 6,000 and 30,000 lbs. I recommend returning to the dealer that sold you the trailer for a clarification. If you can see the rating on the coupler reads it is rated for 7,000 lbs, that would be for the towing capacity...
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  • Size and Thread Type of the Mounting Holes for Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler BD44150W0317
  • I went out to the warehouse to take some measurements of Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler # BD44150W0317 for you. I used some digital calipers and found the diameter of the threaded holes is 0.27 inches. It was not all that easy to measure but I believe that there are 12 threads per inch. The threaded holes have a depth of 0.35 inches and I counted 4 or 5 threads (depending on where you start counting) which would be a minimum of 12 threads per inch. The 0.27 and the thread type makes...
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  • What is Capacity or Tongue Weight Capacity of Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch
  • I contacted our representative at Bulldog and he informed me that the tongue weight capacity of the Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler w/ Wedge Latch, part # BD44150W0317, is from 10 to 15 percent of its weight capacity. So the maximum tongue weight capacity of part # BD44150W0317, is 2,250 pounds. The coupler is capable of towing a loaded trailer that weighs up to 15,000 pounds. The Coupler Capacity must be equal to or greater than the gross trailer weight.
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  • Solution for Gaining Clearance Between Tailgate and Trailer Jack
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler # BD44150W0317 that you referenced and found a distance of right at 15-1/4 inches from the front of the coupler to the center of the jack mounting hole. The other available couplers in the capacity range you are needing will have pretty similar measurements. If this is not enough length to give you the needed tailgate clearance then your best option is to go with a longer ball mount for your truck. We...
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