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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 5,000 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 5,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch 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. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 5,000 lbs part number BD028382 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Bulldog
  • Flip Latch

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch 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. 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
  • High-profile latch for ease of use
  • Weld-on application


Specs:

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


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028382 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Square/Rectangular Tongue Mount, High Profile Latch, 5,000 lbs - 2B4H

Item # BD028382




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Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel 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 - BD028382 Review

Today were going to take a quick look at the Bulldog Collar Lock Coupler with high profile latch part number bd028382. Now Bulldog covers this coupler with a limited five year warranty. It has a gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. Its a weld on design so youll fit it over the tongue of your trailer and weld along the edges. Its designed to work with three inch wide trailer tongues. Well take a measurement of our inside width here and we get our three inches.

Overall the coupler has the length of about 16 and a quarter inches. Its designed to work with two inch hitch balls. Next were going to show you how the mechanism itself works. Theres a securing pin here that youll need to remove in order to open the latch. The holes line up here and when the pins inserted it prevents the latch from coming up.

You can also replace this pin with a coupler lock. The coupler uses a captive system where this jaw hinges around and fits around the ball. The collar slides back this jaw will open up freeing the ball. To do that well lift the latch and as we lift the latch itll pull the collar back and release the jaw. The jaw is spring loaded so itll come open on its own.

To close it hold the jaw down and close the latch. Now weve got a two inch trailer ball with us so we can show you how the whole system works with the ball. Well pull the latch open. The jaw opens. Well fit the coupler over our ball and then we can close the jaw and the collar over it.

Thats it for a quick look at the Bulldog Collar Lock Coupler with high profile latch part number bd028382.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 5,000 lbs - BD028382

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (459 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch 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. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues.

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Welded on great. Good solid tow hitch




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Fast shipping and an excellent product.Hitch was a lot heavier built than I expected.




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Have been using two of these hitches for a year now, have been very good and strong for our heavy equipment. Only recommendations is to keep sleeve greased to help with daily usage / removal.




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Just what I needed, this hitch locks securely to the ball. no worries that the trailer will come off the ball.




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shipping was good and fast. etrailer tracking is really great. Product arrived just as scheduled!! This product is heavy and extremely well built. Great service.




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Great company to order trailer parts from. The quality of the material is excellent, and customer service is excellent.




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Exactly what I wanted, shipped very fas t.


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Works Great!
Patrick - 06/02/2015


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I haven't welded it on yet but it looks like everything I wanted!




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Happy- as advertised




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exactly as i wanted




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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.


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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


Used it on a gravity wagon we haul cow feed from the feed mill. Welded right up to the trailer tongue and makes the trailer pull better than the old pin hitch.




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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


The second one shipped was without a hitch and went smooth
The postoffice lost the 1st one it took 14 days to come from littlerock which is 60 miles from my home
Thankfully etrailer shipped one by ups that got here in 2 days thanks etrailer for taking care of their customers




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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


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


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 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.


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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


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


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.




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


Products was as described and delivered ahead of schedule. I’ll put these guys in my “preferred” vendor list for sure.



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  • How Is Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler Installed On Trailer
    The Coupler you referenced, part # BD028382, is designed to be welded on the trailer tongue. It is meant to fit trailer tongues that measure 3 inches wide. I have attached a product review video for this coupler you can check out. We do not have a bolt-on coupler with the same hinged ball style socket, but we do offer 2 inch couplers that may work for you. I have attached a link to our product page that features the bolt-on couplers we offer. Most are designed to fit 3 inch tongues and...
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  • Differences Between Bulldog Collar-Lok Couplers
    The biggest difference, as you noted, is that the Bulldog # BD028387 has a 7,000 lbs weight capacity while the Bulldog # BD028382 has a 5,000 lbs weight capacity. Other than that and their color, the only other differences are that the # BD028387 is a 1/4" longer and about a pound heavier.
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  • Mounting Tab Dimensions For Bulldog High-Profile Latch On Collar-Lok Coupler
    I have attached a photo of the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, part # BD028382 you can check out. The photo has the dimensions of the mounting tab that the # BD024200 latch repair kit is designed to work with. The mounting tab measures 2 inches wide and 2-3/8 inches tall. A 3/8 inch slot is cut in the material that is used for the pin clip that holds the latch assembly in position. The material is .240 inches thick and is welded to the top of the coupler tube.
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  • Replacing The Moveable Parts Of A Collar-Lok Coupler With High Profile Latch
    I'm not sure what part you are referring to as the movable half. If you are talking about the sleeve and spring loaded clamp that fit around the hitch ball, you will need to replace the coupler. For a 2 inch ball, you will need something like the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 5,000 lbs, # BD028382 or for the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball something like the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Tongue - 12,500 lbs,...
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  • Availability of Weld-On Coupler for Kayak Trailer with Lower Capacity
    We have more weld-on couplers than the # BD028382. For a more properly rated one for your setup the part # DL13800 would be a great option. It is for a 2 inch hitch ball and fits a 3 inch wide channel. It has a 3,500 lb capacity.
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  • Is Straight Tongue Coupler Stronger Depending on if it is Bolted or Welded?
    There actually isn't any difference in strength for a straight tongue coupler, no matter if it is bolted on or welded on. Most couplers are designed to be one or the other, and their capacity won't change - and the security to your trailer - will be the same regardless of the installation method. For example, the weld-on Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler with High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue # BD028382 and bolt-on Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler, 2" Ball, 3" Channel # F343000301 both have...
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  • How Does the Bulldog High-Profile Latch Repair Kit Attach to the Trailer Coupler
    It sounds like you are used to using a Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, like part # BD028288, and that your new coupler is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin, # BD028244, which is designed to be used as you have indicated. You have to grasp the coupler and pull the collar back to release the jaw. The Bulldog High-Profile Latch Repair Kit, # BD024200, is desingned to be used on the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch, item # BD028382, which has an attachment point on the couplers...
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  • Weld Reese 74950 Tow Champ to Trailer
    The Reese 74950 Tow Champ is not designed for the purpose of welding it to the front of a trailer to create a trailer tongue. If you are looking for parts to custom fabricate an item then I suppose you can start with something such as this, but that is not its intended purpose. We do carry the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, # CT-3002-Z and the Bulldog Collar-Lok style, # BD028382.
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