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

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

Item # C31068
Our Price: $264.47
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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 C31068 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 - C31068

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 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.

31068 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Replaces 31057

Replaces 31368

Installation Details C31068 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31068

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (176 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.


Very sturdy, have used this several times with 2 bikes on the front of my Lincoln while towing the Airstream and balances out the tongue load with some counterbalancing load on the front. Small view obstruction, but careful arrangements of bikes and dropper post engaged makes it unobtrusive. Note that I do take the inside bike inner pedal off to keep it from damaging front of Lincoln, but that is minor. Could also use a hitch extender but don't want to add to torque on front end.

One other case I had, used bike racks on front and back simultaneously, since I had both and capacity was limited.

Be very careful not to drop any of the threading springs or bolts inside the frame of your car or install could take a bit longer. :)

I do get some looks at the local bike start parking lot since this setup is a bit unusual.

Very happy to have bikes outside my vehicle while towing a trailer and would definitely say that the hitch mount is sturdy after a year of use.


This hitch is high quality and fit perfectly. Install was relatively easy. I needed this hitch because I tow a travel trailer and need to carry my bike rack and bikes as well. I can move the bike rack to my rear factory hitch when I'm not towing, very simple.
The pictures show my truck / RV with my bike rack installed in the front hitch.

2011 Ford F-150

Bought the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2011 F-150 4x4. Shipping box was undamaged but was missing the metal sleeves for the long bolts. I notified etrailer and they immediately sent me replacement hardware. Interestingly - the sleeves are in their own packaging and not in the sealed bag of hardware which is probably why it got missed on the original shipment. No one to help me so installation took a bit of time. I used a scissors jack with a small block of wood (vertical tab on jack in the way) to raise the receiver. Paper instructions were ok but not great. I needed my rubber mallet to assist in positioning the receiver. The video on etrailer (2014 F150) was VERY helpful (especially about the carriage bolts needing to be inserted head first into the frame although the fish wire was attached to the threaded end). I cut the bumper fascia as specified but in the end, I did not need to trim as much as I did.
I am very happy with the product and the company (Thank you Carol C! - she kept checking on me to make sure I had the right hardware and information).

2010 Ford F-150 Raptor

This is the third Curt front receiver hitch I have used on vehicles. The hitch was good quality with clear instructions included. It definitely helped during installation that I had a friend and shop to do the install as the ends had to be spread a hair to slide around the frame rails. We had the hitch installed in about 20 minutes. The reason for the average rating is that this is supposed to fit the 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Although it does fit, you cannot reinstall the skid plate without sever modifications and then, the skid plate would just be for looks. The end of the hitch also sits behind the bumper requiring me to purchase a hitch extension in order for me to install my receiver mounted winch. I bought the RM-071-1075 from etrailer in order to mount the winch. Recently I had to use the winch and had no issues with this set up doing a straight pull. When we tried to pull at a slight angle, I was afraid of exceeding the capacity of the hitch due to the extra leverage caused by the extension (big heavy Raptor on 37's buried in mud and snow). Overall I would have given the receiver hitch 5 stars if the description mentioned that there would be issues installing on a Raptor. I probably would have done a traditional bumper mounted winch but I like being able to move the winch front to back (which is how I ended getting out of the situation).



Still working with no issues.

2011 Ford F-150

This is my second Curt Front mount Hitch Receiver I have purchased. I use it to launch my boat and wave runner.
The mounting instructions need to be corrected.
I placed this receiver on the front of a 2011 Ford F150 4wd.
I found it easiest to place the Bolt on Forward passenger side first.
The instructions said to place bolts and bushings from inside.
There is not enough clearance between the radiator and the frame to place the bolt from inside out. I found it easiest to mount with the nuts closest to the radiator.
I did not trim the bumper fascia and it still fits perfect. (plastic has some give)
The 5/8 fish wires are great! All hardware is packaged and taped to Hitch.

Daryl S.


It has been well worth the purchase. Still works great! No regrets.

2011 Ford F-150

The hitch was out of square upon delivery, which was discovered when trying to install it. After calling customer service, prompt advice was given which allowed us to return the hitch to square and install safely without marring or voiding warranty. Assistance was detailed and concise and we will very likely utilize etrailer for future vehicle needs.
This hitch was purchased for the purpose of attaching a snow plow to our pickup and fit well after slight modification.

Caleb C.


We have used this attachment with a snow plow about 6 times now and it has worked very well for us.

2014 Ford F-150

This is my 3rd front hitch from etrailer, and it was a perfect fit. Installed on my 2014 F150 to allow for the installation of a hitch mounted rod holder. Will definitely make future purchase from these guys.

Herb H.


Tom, I have a new F150 2015 that I also purchased at Larson Ford, want to do the exact set up you have, but I plan on taking truck on beach do you take it on beach and if so any problems with clearance. I would appreciate any other comments you may have about this set up. Where did you get rod holder.



Herb, theres plenty of clearance for beach driving and the rod holder was purchased at Murphys Hook house on rt. 37

2012 Ford Expedition

Well made hitch receiver, clear installation instructions, simple to do
Customer service great
Super convenient front hitch for snow ploughing or winch on my Expedition



One year later and the front hitch is still great. Highly recommended


Backing a short trailer like my teardrop by yourself can be a challenge. By the time you see the trailer respond to steering it's too late to make easy corrections. I installed the front hitch to allow me to see everything while pushing the trailer into the tightest spaces. The installation was made easier with my motorcycle lift. Written instructions were good but viewing the video from the website first is definitely a good idea. Fit and finish are excellent as are etrailer's knowledgeable staff. Very happy with my purchase and will look to etrailer for my next purchase.

2014 Ford F-150

easy to install with right tools and a ramp or lift
instructions did not state to torque nuts you need a deep socket 15/16"
main reason is to use snow plow on driveway

2010 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F150 4x4 front hitch is/seems to be of solid construction... weld/vent holes on tubes could/should be smaller so that excessive water/contaminates couldn't/can't get inside to help prolong life of material.
I installed by self, had no one to help me...hardest part of installation was measuring the center point of air dam... had to use flexible tape measure to wrap around arch of air dam... also used a floor jack to lift and hold hitch in place, until pushing of bolts through front mount holes... personally, but did work alright, the fish wires were bit short for rear mounting bolts to fish from front of frame opening, and working through the factory tow loop mounting bolts...
The measurements for opening to cut in air dam, personally, are a bit excessive, the opening is a little bit larger than needed, but looks alright... instruction sheet says professional install time 30 min, and 60 min for novice/me, took me 45 min., so installation is very easy, also the instructions state tools needed, they should say a ''deep well'' 15/16 socket, standard socket will not tighten the 5/8'' nut on rear mounting bolts.
Ground clearance is excellent, 10 1/2 inches from center of tube to the ground, stock ride 2009 F-150 no lift/leveling.
Overall product looks/will work excellent for my application/purpose.


I purchased the front receiver hitch for my Ford F150 so I could attach a snow plow. I installed it myself, and it was an easy installation. It took about an hour, but the instructions were great, and had a great step by step guide. I also watched the instructional video to make it even easier.. It fits perfectly, and is tucked up nicely in the front. I would highly recommend this hitch if you need to put a receiver hitch on the front of your vehicle.


I got this for maneuvering boat trailers in tight spaces and will probably get a winch mount at some point too. It is easy to install. You will need to make sure you have the appropriate torque wrenches available and it definitely helps to have ramps to drive the front wheels up on. Another tip is to fish the bolt carrier coil from the back through the bolt hole and then out the front of the frame before putting the bolt in the coil and drawing it back to the bolt hole. Don't curve or bend the bolt carrier, in fact try to keep it straighter than how it arrives so with a little jiggling it won't hang up in the frame rail. That makes it really easy. I was able to install it myself in under an hour even after wasting a little time initially trying to fish the wire through from the front. I added a Curt cap to keep out of the front hitch while driving.

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

We are VERY happy with the front hitch. We pull a camper and rather than put the bikes on the roof this was a great alternative. We took our grandkids camping last summer and we were able to transport all the bikes. The bikes are below the driver's field of vision which was our initial concern, no problem. The hitch was a great price and we had a local garage do the install in one afternoon for $90.00. While it may look a little different than most traditional rear hitches, it is perfect for our needs!

2017 Ford Expedition

I purchased this hitch for a 2017 Ford Expedition. This is the second hitch I have purchased from etrailer, the first being on my previous truck, a 2006 F-150. Ordering was easy, shipping was quick and customer service was super helpful.

Not counting the time it took to get things together, it took me a hour to install the hitch by myself. Lifting the hitch in place by myself was a little awkward, mut I managed and it was easier once I got the first bolt in place.

The directions were good, except they were written for a F-150. There are slight differences between the 150 and the Expedition. I was able to figure these out easily enough, but it would have been nice if the instructions mentioned them.

The biggest difference between the instructions and my vechicle is I did not need to trim the fascia. Fortunately I lifted the hitch up and did a dry fit and discovered this before I trimmed anything.

The other thing that was not mentioned in the instructions is there were dividers on each side of transmission cooler that attached to the lower air dam. I secured these to the hitch with zip ties when I was finished with the install.

My bike rack fits nicely on the hitch. At first I was worried the hitch would sit too far back but there is just enough clearance when it is installed.

All in all, it looks nice, was easy to install and now I can take bikes with me camping.


I’ve owned a Manuelly operated snow plow for 15 years. the plow frame slides into the receiver of a 2’’ trailer hitch that can be used on either the front or back of the truck. After many years of sore necks plowing in reverse and many funny looks when people saw me in action !!! Thanks to your product I now plow forward like a normal plow !!! Lastly the local place I bought the plow from wanted literally double the price you gave me.!!!

2010 Ford F-150

Very easy to install. Took me roughly 30 minutes, and as long as you trim the front valance 1st thing, goes quick and easy. We are heading out to the outer banks of nc to do some surf fishing and I wanted to be able to mount my fishing rack on the front of my truck instead of the back so I could open the tail gate and this hitch setup is perfect. Awesome product and anyone who has any mechanical knowledge, this is a piece of cake.

2017 GMC Terrain

The CURT hitch was extremely easy to install. It probably took me 45 minutes. No drilling, instructions were easy to follow and you can hardly see it once it is installed. Thanks again for your support and follow up. I would order again from Here are a few photos of what I use the front end hitch for.


product as advertised, fixed my issue. Always great service from etrailer

2011 Ford F-150

Excellent product fast delivery! The front mount trailer hitch fit perfectly on my 2011 f150, was easy to install, within an hour, the instructions were accurate. I used my motorcycle jack to raise the hitch to position. See pics. I use the front hitch to position my boat in tight spots.
Thanks for a great product


2011 Ford F-150

This was a very tight fit on my 2011 F-150 Ecoboost. It basically sits flush with the bottom of the intercooler and if you don't raise it up perfectly level when installing it, its difficult to get the bolts in. Initially I thought it was not going to fit. That said, the hitch works great, i use it for a receiver mounted, light duty plow setup and love it. The install took about 40 minutes and I did it myself, with the help of a floor jack holding up one side. If i Had to do it again i would make sure i had a friend over to help.

2011 Ford Expedition

Because of health issues, I had a local truck store install this for me. 4 bolts and it was on. It was installed on a 2011 Ford Expedition. The first thing I had to do was install a 6 inch riser connector to raise it up. Then I installed a motorcycle carrier that weighed around 40 pounds. Lastly, I mount a 2004 Honda 250 Rebel onto that carrier which weighs around 330 pounds. All in all, I'm pushing the maximum weight limit of 500 pounds but it handles it wonderfully. Very satisfied with my purchase!


This time last year I prepared my truck for a 3k plus trip to Baja. My motorcycle needed to mount on a front hitch being that my Airstream was towed on the back,. Not a single problem a year later. The round trip drive as well as the local rough roads caused a lot of wear and tear on everything Not the hitch. Now I use the front hitch for my Thule Fat tire rack. I am really happy to have an added hitch on the front of my truck


I can only comment on the condition of the box and shipping carton. It was in poor condition. Opened at every seam, pactched and taped plus restapled. I just hope product is unharmed.


The front mount hitch showed up in a couple days and was in great condition. The directions were top notch and the hitch fit as described. Took me less than an hour to install, and that included a trip to the store to get a deep well 15/16th socket (my standard 15/16 wouldn't fit onto the nut, and you need a solid fit when going to 210ft-lbs).
I had read a review that said a hitch extender was needed with this mount, but my bike rack fits without an extender (barely - less than an inch of clearance, but it fits).

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