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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs part number BD028243 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - BD028243

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Bulldog
  • Pin-Style Fastener

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues.


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
  • High-strength steel is durable
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • Square or rectangular, tongue-mount design
  • Pin-style fastener
  • Weld-on application


Specs:

  • Tongue: 3" wide
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Length: 16-1/4"
  • Capacity: 7,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028243 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Square/Rectangular Tongue Mount, Pin Style, 7,000 lbs - 3B4M







Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 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 - BD028243 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number BD028243. This is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler. This is designed to fit 2-inch hitch balls and it's going to give us a gross weight capacity of 7,000 pounds. This heavy-duty coupler lock is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers. The Collar-Lok design is going to offer automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security. This system is made from a high-strength steel that's going to be very durable. It's also going to allow us a visual indication of proper closure that's going to provide an additional peace of mind.

You can see here that we have a channel width. That channel width is going to give us a measurement of 3 inches. This is designed to fit square or rectangular tongue-mount designs. It's also going to come with the included pin-style fastener. It's going to be connected with the safety chain, that way you can always keep your pin enclosed by, you don't have to worry about losing it. The overall length of our coupler is going to give us a measurement of 16-1/4 of an inch.

This is a weld-on design and we do suggest that you have your coupler welded on by a professional. The way this system works is you can remove the pin, you can slide back the collar which is going to allow the hinged portion to open up, which is going to allow to receive a 2-inche hitch ball. Then you just slide the collar back over the hinge. It's going to secure the ball in place. At that point, you can re-install the pin at this portion here. That's going to keep the collar from being able to disengage from the connection, so it's going to provide an extremely safe transport.

To disconnect, you pull back on the hinge or you pull back on the collar. It's going to open up the hinge and allow you to disconnect from the ball. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BD028243. This is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler for 2-inch hitch balls. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs - BD028243

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (281 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues.

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Worked perfect thanks 721959



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Came faster than expected...very well packaged too. Awesome price. Thank you! 495913



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Products arrived fast and fit as expected. No Surprises. Order more parts today 412954



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product received as described. works perfect for our application. fast shipping and excellent communication on order status. was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com. would definitely recommend to others. 340130



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Good quality 304301



- BD028243
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Fit perfectly on a 3" x 3" square tubing. You need to drill out the pin hole due to over abundance of paint. 123478



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The coupler is designed to latch easily and securely. It is also made with metal that is thick enough to take a beating from pulling a trailer with no springs on bumpy roads. 34064



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Excellent product and fast shipping. Product exactly as advertised. A-frame hitch and jack very good quality. Great to have sites of this quality on the internet!!! 228832



- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Quality product as I thought it would be. First time order from etrailer, timely shipping. 310432


Comments
Still very pleased.
Hasty - 10/26/2017

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- BD028463
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Very pleased with item shipping Great and Stacey A very helpful Thanks 501173



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


This is exactly what I was looking for. This is a very good heavy coupler. It is replacing a 5K surge brake toledo bulldog coupler on a trailer I have beefed up with 600# of steel to the 10K level. To save $$$ and maintenance issues I am going to electric brakes after I decide on current axles or not. Very speedy shipping: I did not expect to see it untill 16 July 12. I have ordered from you several times and you have always exceeded my service expectations and your prices are very competitive. 47860



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Best coupler ever - well worth the slightly higher cost. Very easy to operate and slightly more tolerant of misalignment with the ball when hitching up. I keep a plastic deadblow hammer handy to operate it. Way more secure attachment then the cheap Mau coupler that came with trailer which came uncoupled by itself. 310645



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The coupler was received filthy dirty, with huge runs in the paint, rust spots, and chips down to bare metal. A young child could have done a better job painting it. In addition, the holes for the trailer jack are poorly punched. 339423



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Works great. Welded it on and was ready to go. Have ordered from etrailer before, and just like every time before my parts arrived very promptly and have never had any complaints with service. Will definitely be using etrailer again. 265563



- BD028463
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Easiest hook up there is. The first time I bought one of these connectors I was in Texas. They are easy to find out there. Well I have a problem with my tow vehicle. It has a spare tire hanging right on top of my receiver ball. The connector that came with the trailer required about 6+" of space between the ball and the tire, which I did not have, I could lengthen the ball out which I definately wanted to avoid. This connector was the answer to my situation. I went up north last weekend to visit my son and when I got back this connector was setting on my front porch, this was about 4:30 PM. Before I went to bed it was installed on my trailer, after I cut the existing one off ofcourse. This connector connects up like a dream, it's self centering, has no adjustments, so you do not have to worry if it is too tight or too loose and may come apart. I modified the toung on my last trailer also and used this same connector, it's neat, sweet and compleat. I may be in the market for a load leveler kit. 337



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


I changed out the conventional ball hitch on a dump trailer to a bulldog style hitch. There were issues ensuring the original hitch was on the ball correctly. The Bulldog hitch will eliminate that potential problem. Installation was easy. Took about 10 minutes to get the old hitch off and the new one on. The only improvement that I would suggest is to have the lever to retract the collar as the lighter Bulldog hitches do. This one simply has a sliding collar that must be forced back by hand. I always use my foot on the hitches with the lever. But this is a Bulldog issue and not an etrailer issue. etrailer service was outstanding. 469915


Comments
Still outstanding after a year
Krumdriller - 01/25/2019

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- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Great site. This is the second time that I have purchased items from etrailer. Your web page is easy to use and I like the product videos. The trailer couplerI bought was very good and fit properly. 380099



- BD028381
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok 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. 109607



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Replacement for worn out receiver on old trailer. Wish Bulldog were made in the USA, not Mexico. But, the others are made in China, which is even worse. 92372


Comments
No problems. Remember to keep a hand on the lever when squeezing shut and let the slide close gradually so you dont pinch your other hand. I keep mine lubed with bicycle chain lube with Teflon. Also, i always grease the ball. Yes, that is messy but the metal-to-metal squealing is prevented and your coupler will last forever.
Art o - 01/28/2015

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- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Excellent Coupler with low price. I replaced the older Bulldog hitch with this one. The channels made it easy to weld it onto 3" channel iron. I prefer the low profile style, instead of the high profile model. I also purchased a lock from etrailer.com that goes through the hitch, replacing the normal clip that it comes with ( pn 28012). They also shipped me a 2" receiver hitch lock ( pn 7683) for my truck, and they keyed the two locks to the same key. 191173



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok 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 663229



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Found the correct product that I was looking for and placed the order. I received it in a very timely manner. Actually quicker that was expected. Excellent company to deal with!!!! A+ All the way!!! 738492



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


perfect fit, thanks 737292



- BD028242
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


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. 735625



- BD028288
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Works perfectly 734865


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Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Recommended Trailer Coupler and Locks for Rollback Car Trailer with 3 Inch Tongue
    The only 3 inch hitch lock we currently have is the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock for 2", 2-1/2", and 3" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span # WS05. This will secure your 3 inch x 3 inch receiver tube and accessory. For a jack, you can use the Round Snap Ring Swivel Jack w/ Footplate - Bolt On - Black - Topwind - 10-1/2" Travel - 2K # TJBB-2001-B. If I undersand your issue, it sounds like you need the Titan Zinc-Plated Straight-Tongue Coupler - 21,000 lbs # T4853100 for a heavy-duty trailer coupler...
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  • Dimensions and Installation of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler
    I went out to the warehouse and took some measurements of the The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin for 3" Channel Tongue, part # BD028243. The measurement for the outside width is 3-1/4". The inside width is 3" and the coupler is 2-1/2" tall. This coupler will fit over the channel tongue. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you to check out as well as a demonstration video.
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  • Will Bulldog Collar-Lok Trailer Coupler # BD028243 Fit a 3 Inch Wide Tongue
    The Bulldog Collar-Lok coupler # BD028243 is designed to fit around a 3 inch wide tongue so it is slightly larger than 3 inches on the inside. Since you have a 3 inch wide tongue this coupler will fit. I have included a link to a video review for you. Drilling holes to bolt on the coupler can void the warranty so it is up to you if you want to do that. Otherwise I have included a link to all of the bolt-on straight tongue couplers we have that fit a 3 inch wide tongue and couple to a...
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  • Availability of a Straight-Tongue Bolt-On Trailer Coupler
    The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028243, is designed for weld-on applications and should not be bolted on because it was not designed to be installed this way. Doing so will void the warranty and can even compromise the structural integrity of the coupler. I have included a link to all of the straight-tongue bolt-on couplers that we carry.
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