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  3. 500 lbs Vert Load
  4. Front Mount Hitch
  5. 9000 lbs Line Pull
  6. Custom Fit Hitch
Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # C31008
Our Price: $227.97
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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31008 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31008

  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • CURT
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

31008 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31008 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31008

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (36 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


I had problems with your website but etrailer corrected my issue. I’ll look forward to ordering again.


Works good with my snow plows.


I just had a chance to finally get it mounted to my truck. The fit is perfect. I have never had any issues with anything that I’ve ever gotten from etrailer.


This is the second front hitch I have purchased from etrailer. As with the first, this was a well built, solid product. It fit my older 2009 Ford Super Duty perfectly. The only thing that was incorrect was in the instructions it called out the tools needed. But the actual sockets needed were larger than called for. Not a big deal, but something to correct moving forward. I mounted the hitch myself in about 45 minutes. Most of that time was getting set up and going looking for the larger sockets. I used a roll around jack, as I did with the first hitch, to lift it into place and be able to move it around. Works well. Everything was A+. Sorry I have no pictures. But it looks great.



Works great. Used many times with moving trailers and a stump grinder. Much easier to line up when pushing the item in front. Also mounted carrier to mount garden sprayer and drove the fence line inside my AC truck instead of on an ATV or lawn tractor.


Bolted right on our F450SD with out having to remove anything.

Cruising J.




This is the second "Curt" front hitch that I have purchased. I have not had the opportunity to mount it yet, but the instructions appear to be complete and easy to follow. It arrived UPS ground in about 5 days.



Installation was easy, even for 70yr old bod! Works great, bought it to mount a winch, have also used it to move trailers around the yard.


Solid build, perfect fit, nice function ality.

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The Curt receiver hitch is good quality but if your doing the install yourself from the driveway or garage floor, two floor jacks would be very helpful as the receiver hitch needs to be "snaked" in around the truck structure. The front receiver hitch will give us options for carrying various types of hitch attachments. Thanks e-trailer.


Ended up using this front receiver way more than I initially expected. Now it’s possible to one person back up my boat into garage...safely. Very easy to install and seems to be high quality. No complaints.



Still working great. Not sure if it is in the description, but this hitch fits chassis cabs trucks, e.g. my truck is a F450 Chassis Cab.

2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Heavy Duty and well made. Fairly difficult install because of such tight clearances on the trucks frame members, but I installed it myself in about an hour.

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fast delivery. Fits perfect. Great comp any.

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Perfect fit on our 2008 f350. Installation took less than an hour with two people. As usual good shopping experience with etrailer.



After a year the hitch has been very useful in unanticipated ways. Attaching a cargo rack nc we have a kayak rack attached to rear hitch. Hitch still looks new and no rust after first winter. Recommend product and

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Good hitch for the price, I use it for a front cargo carrier for surf fishing, but I'm confident I could pull stuff with it. This fits my 2008 F350. Install wasn't too bad but this thing is heavy, easier with two people.

Ford F-250 Super Duty

On my F-250 4x4 the installation went smoother than expected, working on my back with the truck sitting on the floor. The front end of the frame rails is up inside the bumper assembly, so it's rather tight space to work in, but the entire job took only about an hour. I did NOT have to trim the air dam.

The carrier slid right into place using a floor jack, and it was easy to align the front bolts. Once they were in place the floor jack could be removed. Fishing the rear bolts is a little tricky, but it went surprisingly well once I straightened-out the coiled fish-wire (leaving the bend about 2" from the end, which pops through the hole once it reaches it). To prevent losing the bolts inside the frame I pulled just a portion of the bolt-coils off the bolts' threads and got the nuts started before pulling-off the rest. This results in stretching-out and ruining the bolt-coils on the fish-wires. Curt anticipated this, however, and provided one for each side. That kind of thoughtfulness (and the slight extra cost of providing the second fish-wire) is what distinguishes excellence from merely good-enough.

2018 Subaru Forester

This is the 3rd hitch I have ordered from First one was for my second daughter's new 2022 Honda, 2nd one was for my 2018 Subaru Forester and this one is for for my 3rd daughter's Ford F-350 Super Duty. has what I need, fast and easy to order, delivered to my front door and it fits every time. -Wally-

2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

the Curt front receiver for the 2010 F-250 is an exact fit- and it arrived in good time. I got the Curt rear receiver from etrailer a couple of years ago and it has worked well.
Now I can carry on both front and back. The video provided was a great help.


Fit just right, it would be nice if there was a wider version that allowed me to keep my front axle protectors on. Doesn't stick out ridiculously far, leaving just enough room in front of the air damper for the pin hole.


fairly easy to install but 2 people suggested
If you install a load basket in the receiver, be sure to attach something that helps you remember its there so you dont bump the car in front of you. I used a fiberglass rod I could see from the cab


I was very impressed about the quality and fitment of this product. The price was excellent, the shipping time was excellent, and the condition of the product received was also excellent. Of course it said it would take 20 minutes to install, but the reality was more like an hour taking my time and not wanting to damage anything. But still, under an hour was good. Everything went as planned out in the instructions. Overall, I am very please with the product and how it looks on my truck. Keep up the great products you sell!

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Received product on time and installed in about 2 hours. Thanks Etrailer.

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Installing this is a two person job, a little difficult by yourself. Other then that it is made of good quality and heavy duty.


Fast shipping! This receiver is fully welded and very heavy! I’m impressed with the thick wall square tubing.




Use the hitch constantly for both winching and moving stuff around the place...great performance after a year of trying to break it!



I have a 12k winch that I have used many times with my Curt hitch and not a single issue! ??


Fight like a glove

Dennis H.


Use it for my Myers snow plow. Works great


I bought this for my dad for X-mas. He loves it and it fit perfectly!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Front Hitch for 2010 Ford F-350
    The # e54KR is designed to fit the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. For a front hitch on your 2010 F-350 I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31008. This is specifically designed to fit your truck and has a bolt-on installation.
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  • Will the Curt Front Hitch C31008 Fit on a 2019 Ford F-350
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt # C31008 is only designed to fit on 2008-2010 Ford Super Duty trucks. For a 2019 Ford F-350 you'll need the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31078, which is the confirmed custom fit front hitch for this vehicle. Installation of a front hitch on the 2019 F-350 may require trimming of front air dam and/or fascia for installation, but this is the case for all of the front hitches available for this model. I've added a photo...
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  • Curt vs. Draw Tite Front Hitch for 2008 Ford F-Super Duty
    The Curt hitch part # C31008 and the Draw Tite part # 65049 for your 2008 Ford Super Duty are very similar and will install the exact same. The only slight difference you might notice is that the Curt sticks out a bit further than the Draw Tite. The picture on the left shows the Draw Tite and on the right shows the Curt where you can see the slight difference.
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  • Installation Of Curt Front Hitch, # C31008 On A 2008 Ford F250/F350 Super Duty
    The installation of the Curt Front Hitch, # C31008, is an easy bolt-on installation and requires no drilling. The hitch will just bolt to the frame rails on the truck. On some vehicles it may require some minor trimming to the fascia. I am sending you a video link to the installation of a Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver by Draw-Tite, # 65049, which is the same install as the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31008, that you are asking about. It shows the minor fascia...
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  • Availability of Front-Mount Hitch for 2008 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis
    We offer two front-mount hitches for your 2008 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis that can be seen using the link provided. Both the Curt # C31008 and the Draw-Tite # 65049 feature the same 500-lb vertical load and 9000-lb pull capacities and both install without drilling or welding using included hardware. Both will require some trimming of the vehicle's front fascia. I have linked you to the written instructions for both hitches as well as to a video showing the Draw-Tite being installed on...
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  • Can a Bike Rack Be Used on the Front of a 2008 Ford F-350 While Towing
    Yes, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack part # C18085 will be sufficient for use on the front of your 2008 Ford F-350 with a front mount trailer hitch. I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31008 because it is American made, no drilling is required, and only minor trimming is involved (see photo). In fact, hitch mounted accessories on the front of the vehicle would actually be more sturdy than those on the rear as the distance from the front axle to the trailer hitch...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Ford F-250 with 2-Wheel Drive
    When I enter your 2012 Ford F-250 into our fit guide and then select front mount hitches and choose 2 wheel drive from the drop down menu the only front mount hitch that comes up is # 65049. I included a screenshot of the results page. I also verified this with Draw-Tite. Like you said the Curt hitch # C31018 is designed for 4 wheel drive models. And # C31008 is for 2008 to 2010 like you said so that other site is not correct. For your 2 wheel drive 2012 Ford F-250, you want front mount...
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  • 2013 Ford Expedition Correct Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver # C31008 fits 2008 - 2010 Ford Super Duty pickups and some 2009 - 2011 motorhomes while the Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver # C31068 fits a 2009 - 2014 Ford F-150, a 2009 - present Ford Expedition, and a 2009 - present Lincoln Navigator. Since you were looking at front hitches for a 2013 Ford Expedition you want the Front Hitch # C31068.
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  • How Much Fascia Trimming With Installation of Curt Front Hitch # C31008 On 2010 Ford F250 Super Duty
    I am including a link to a video of the installation of a Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver by Draw-Tite # 65049, on a 2009 Ford F-250. This is the same install as the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31008, that you are asking about. It shows the minor fascia trim being done, but the black piece of fascia that is trimmed is not apparently on every vehicle. It just depends on what trim package your vehicle came with from the factory. I am including a link to the...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility on 2008 Ford F-450 with Boss Snow Plow Mounts
    A front mounted trailer hitch receiver like # C31008 will not fit on your 2008 Ford F-450 at the same time as your Boss Snow Plow Mount. The mounts will interfere with each other, so you will need to swap them when desired as they will not work together. I've attached a photo and video of the mount locations to further assist. You may want to consider the SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall # SB324-172 which would keep you from changing...
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  • Can the Rhino-Rack T-Load Mount on the Front of a 2010 Ford F20 Super Duty Regular Cab
    To use the Rhino-Rack T-Load, # RTL002, on the front of your 2010 Ford F250 Super Duty, you will need a front mounted hitch like the Curt Front Hitch, # C31008. This will provide a hitch opening to support the T-Load. The support straps can also be secured to your tow hooks on the front of your truck. I have attached the installation instructions for the front hitch for you to check out. The T-Load load support should not interfere with air flow very much since the only part of the load...
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  • Curt C31008 Torque Specs for Installation
    If you check out the installation instructions I attached you will see the torque specs that are recommended for installation of the Curt hitch part # C31008 that you referenced. For liability reasons we don't post them on our site since they are subject to change. The instructions link directly to the manufacturer so if there is a change the instructions will always be accurate.
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  • Distance from the Ground to the Bottom of the Receiver on Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31008
    I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding the Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # C31008, and what you can do is measure from the bottom of the bumper to the ground and then subtract 8-3/8 inches from that to get the measurement that you need. I have also included a link to the installation details below.
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