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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. Great 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
  • Weld-On
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Bulldog
  • Pin-Style Fastener

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..

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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   (599 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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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.

Lila V.

1/4/2021

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!



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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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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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Product exactly what I ordered



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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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Great price and service. I look forward to doing business with you again.



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



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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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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.



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This is how I received my merchandise I was lucky the part was still
In side the box



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Don’t buy this!!! It literally does not work. You can’t open the coupling because it was built incorrectly. There isn’t enough room to slide the coupling back. Of course I didn’t realize this until I had mounted it on my trailer. etrailer customer service is about to get an earful!



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The best coupler we have used for our construction business. I have been using these for 14 years now without any problems. We replace them every 5 years at about 160,000 miles when we purchase new trailers. I currently need three now but they have been out of stock for several months. Still waiting for new stock to arrive so I can order. I feel safe with this type coupler and my employees also like the security it provides.



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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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Receiver worked perfect with 3” square tube



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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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Info for this part was:

Employee Jackie C
Expert Research:
Jackie C
Employee Lindsey S
Written by:
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Employee Patrick B
Installed by:
Patrick B
Employee Laura H
Updated by:
Laura H

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