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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - Round Tongue - 5,000 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - Round Tongue - 5,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism 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. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - Round Tongue - 5,000 lbs part number BD028242 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - BD028242

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 1-3/4 I.D. Round
  • Standard Coupler
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Pin-Style Fastener
  • Bulldog

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism 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
  • Steel tubing is strong and durable
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • Round, tubular, tongue-mount design
  • Pin-style fastening
  • Weld-on application


Specs:

  • Tongue:
    • 2-1/4" Outer diameter
    • 1-3/4" Inner diameter
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Length: 10-3/4"
  • Gross capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Tongue capacity: 750 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028242 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Round Tubular Tongue Mount, Pin Style, 5,000 lbs - 2B2M





Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - Round Tongue - 5,000 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - BD028242 Review

Today were going to take a quick look at the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler with Pin part number BD028242. Bulldog covers this coupler with a limited 5-year warranty. It has a gross trailer capacity of 5,000 lbs. and a tongue capacity of 750 lbs. Its a weld-on style coupler that you can weld directly to the frame of your trailer. Its a round tube set up and the round tube has a 2-1/4 inch outer diameter and a 1-3/4 inch inner diameter.

Its designed to be used with 2-inch trailer balls. The coupler has an overall length of about 10-3/4 inches. Now well show you how this system works. This collar has to slide back to release the jaws on the head of the coupler. With this pin in the way the collar cant slide back far enough to allow the jaws to release and open all the way up.

Well unhook our pin and then slide it out. Now the pin is on a lanyard here attached to the collar just so you dont lose it. Now we take our coupler, slide the collar back, the jaw comes open. Well show you how it works. We have a 2-inch trailer ball here.

Youll fit the coupler over your ball while holding the coupler back you can let the jaw close around the ball. This wrap around design gives good even contact all the way with the ball to make tracking the trailer behind your vehicle nice and easy. Well take another look at how it works, well slide the collar back and the jaw will release and you can remove the coupler from the trailer ball. Once you have the coupler secured around the ball all you have to do is take the pin, reinsert it through the coupler and secure it with its clip on the other side. And thats it for our quick look at the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler with Pin part number BD028242..


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - Round Tongue - 5,000 lbs - BD028242

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (445 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism 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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I had ordered three items from trailer and all arrived on time, in good condition and in one box. The coupler is well made and the trailer and coupler are at the welding shop. Since I have to store my trailer in a location several miles from my home ,the only addition I will make to the coupler will be a lock.



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BD028242
Exactly what I was looking
to order. Best prices available. Believe me, I search! Also found a 5% discount code. Every bit helps. Was shipped immediately and actually came a day earlier than my email informed me.
Great job Etrailer Corp



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WOW. A company that apparently really cares. "Just what I wanted" was my husbands remark about the hitch receiver. He could not been happier with the purchase as well as the attention shown him through emails. The shipping time was super, especially as we ordered it during Christmas rush. Thank you. I know you will be his "go to place" and has already told several people about you.


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been a year and husband still tells people what a great place to shop. Clearly living up to his expectations and that says A LOT!
Lila A - 01/04/2021

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Product arrives as described and the quality is great. It was exactly as described nd I am ore than happy with the way it hitches.



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item worked as expected. I used the product to create a push bar to move vehicles in and out of my shop. by putting one of these couplers on either end of a pipe, I am able to move non running vehicles in and out of my shop as needed.

couplers are very secure.



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Awesome product
My use is non-traditional
and so would benefit from less spring tension but an otherwise great investment.



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



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The bull nose hitches look like they are of superior quality.



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just received but is exactly what I need-will install Tuesday. Will let you hear from me then. Raining & drove to Alexandria,La-today to visit my brother in hospital- he had both knees replaced.



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Exactly as described
Works exactly
as expected



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



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Excellent product



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Five star service from etrailer, and maybe a two or three-star product from Bulldog. Aside from the rust and the fact that the collar is so stiff that it can't be operated by hand, the fabrication on the steel attachment plate is poor. The holes for the tongue jack are punched out, twice in some cases, resulting in an enlarged hole, but there are no threads for the tongue jack so you'll have to fumble around and use nuts underneath. The vertical angles on the steel are wrong, so it will splay out at the bottom and won't fit tightly to the A-frame and you will need to shim it out. The interior of the casting is full of weld spatter that will chafe the tow ball. I bought the less-expensive Ram sleeve-lock coupler under a Curt label and the fabrication is much better, having none of the problems the BullDog did. etrailer kindly sent me an RMA to return the BullDog.


Comments
We hate to see rust and other complications when it comes to the products that we sell. I have sent this information over to our customer service team for them to contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/25/2022

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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The Bulldog coupler is SO MUCH easier to hitch up and disengage than my previous coupler which required several back and forth movements of my tow vehicle to engage/disengage the hitch ball.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


A great product. The original crappy hitch on our new trailer was always a real pain to unhitch. Typically would have to keep the trailer wheels chocked and let the tow vehicle (no brakes and in neutral) roll forward or back freely while raising the tongue - only then would the ball be released from the ball socket. Not good when on a slope. A few times we actually had to pull out the 5/8" ball mount pin and drive forward and let the ball mount slide out of the receiver. No issues at all with the Bulldog hitch. And it's nice to have the positive and easy-to-verify clam-shell hitch mechanism instead of the sliding yoke lock of the original hitch. $200 bucks to have the old hitch torched and ground off and the Bulldog welded on. Money and time well spent.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Really fast shipping, install only took 15 min, and much more solid than the original coupler on the trailer that used two long bolts (which wore and caused the holes to get oblong making the connection to the trailer sloppy), as compared to the four bolts provided with the new coupler.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Solid coupler a good company. The coupler doesn’t have any mechanism to assist in sliding the collar back but I welded on to nubs to pull it back with. I wanted several Master disk padlocks keyed alike but Etrailer could not get those for me so I went with a different online trailer co. that offered a six pack of them at a good price.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The collar hitch was put on my home made trailer and we use it 2-3 times a week. It is smooth working and easy to hook up. Thanx



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


After purchasing a trailer that came with a Collar-Lok coupler standard, we decided to swap out more of our standard couplers over to the this style. So far this product has held up very well. The only downside is the finish/coating is a bit cheap and it started showing corrosion within a few weeks.


Comments
What I recommend is touching up the coupler with a rust resistant spray to help prevent rust.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/18/2022

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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue 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



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue 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.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Perfect fit. Positive attachment to ball. Not worried about popping off.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


As advertised, great company to work with. Recommend them for anything trailer.


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