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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - Round Tongue - 12,500 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - Round Tongue - 12,500 lbs

Item # BD028442
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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 - 2-5/16" Ball - Round Tongue - 12,500 lbs part number BD028442 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 - BD028442

  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 1-3/4 I.D. Round
  • Standard Coupler
  • 12500 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • 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: 2-5/16"
  • Length: 12-3/4"
  • Capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028442 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Round Tubular Tongue Mount, Pin Style, 12,500 lbs - 4B4M






Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - Round Tongue - 12,500 lbs - BD028442

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (517 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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This is exactly what I wanted. I have use a smaller version of this on another trailer I built in 1980 it still works great. So I knew what I wanted when I began looking for a heavier duty one. I wish I already had it mounted so I could upload a picture of it in use. I say that because I make it removable, I have been using the other one I have on both my trailers but that means I have to make two trips rather than having a buddy pull one of them. But doing it this way makes it hard for someone to steal my trailers. I always have good luck buying from www.etrailer.com


Comments
I still feel the same they are great hitches.
Terry C - 11/15/2017


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Products are as advertised. Metal and castings are good quality. Units handled prep and welding nicely.

Only two minor points of annoyance.

One of the spring retainers arrived broken at the clip end. A spot of delicate mig welding re-assembled it.

The paint on all four units was thick enough to inhibit both the lock pin holes and the ball cup pivot actions. A bit of rat tail file work and some oil rectified both.


Comments
Parts went on our Rose Parade float, for towing in case of drive failure. Regularly used to train crews in application. Have not been needed during parade as yet. With luck theyll die in place, of old age. :
Dick S - 07/05/2020


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I haven't had the chance to get it welded on yet, so I fill focus on the order/shipping. First, I have been a satisfied E-Trailer customer since 2007. They have always had the best price/shipping and delivered on time or ahead of schedule. That is until now. I placed the order for this June 16th and due to the manufacturers back order it was delayed 5 times until the first week of August.
Now to my gripes. 1) It would have been helpful if the webpage showed current stock/shipping estimate BEFORE I ordered.
2) The price changed in the 6 weeks before shipping however, I don't understand why the prices I commited to weren't honored at time of fulfillment. It was NOT my fault it took 6 weeks to ship, why did I get charged the new higher prices? It seems at the very least the original pricing should have been honored in an effort to make up for the long delay.




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The hitch looks well made..... have not yet installed on the trailer.
The people of etrailer were very helpful....provided quick and easy service




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Worked perfect for a Heston hay baler




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Fast and easy. Great 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


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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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


I installed it this afternoon. It was a direct fit no issues.
Disappointed to see made in China on it. I had hoped to I would bulldog was a American made product.
No the less it will be usable, I hope I don't run into use issues down the road.




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


Extremely happy with my purchase. It took awhile to receive but not do to e trailer but to a manufacturer back order. I was kept up to date on the status of my order and even offered a similar substitute that was available to ship immediately but I choose to wait for what I had ordered. Nothing but great things to say about the product and the staff at E trailer




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


When I buy a trailer with a 2" coupler, that doesn't have a Collar-Lok coupler I always replace it with a Bulldog Collar-Lok coupler. Etrailer alwasy has the best price. They are my go-to supplier.




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


This is just what we needed! Bill is going to weld it onto our hay buggy and it will make delivering hay to our cows so much easier.




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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


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


Receiver worked perfect with 3” square tube




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


My hitch arrived exactly on the date they said it would and it looks like a quality hitch




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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


I was very pleased with the first experience I had making our first purchase from etrailer. The customer service was extremely efficient and professional.




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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


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


I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty CRD. The spare tyre of the Liberty means the standard tow hitch is on a long bar to clear the spare tyre. I wanted a low profile coupling so I could bring the hitch point in closer to the rear axle to improve the towing characteristics with a 5000 lb trailer. One photo shows my old set-up and the other with the Bulldog. This coupling was ideal.




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


Prefer this style for it's simplicity, no doubt if the ball is properly latched.




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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler 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.



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    We do have a variety of 2-5/16 inch trailer couplers available. For a coupler that would slide over or onto your hitch ball, we have the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, part # BD028499. The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler is available for different types of trailers. For a square channel tongue, we have the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, part # BD028444. And for a round tongue, you would need # BD028442. However all the Bulldog Collar-Lok Couplers have a weight capacity of 12,500 lbs. For a higher...
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    I might have an easier and better bike rack solution that does not require replacing your coupler but there isn't a way I can recommend bolting on the # BD028442. Instead the bike bunk part # CC-275 would give you a hitch opening to mount your rack above your propane tanks. Or we have the Lippert Jack It # LC429756 which attaches to your jack mount and gives you a bike rack that mounts in a similar area.
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  • Trailer Coupler for a Trailer with a Round Tube Straight Tongue
    We have a few different round tube mount couplers that might work for you. If the tube has a 1-3/4 inch diameter we have 4 options: # BD028381 is rated for 7,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028242 is rated for 5,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028442 is rated for 12,500 pounds and fits a 2-5/16 inch ball # BD028461 is rated for 12,500 pounds, fits a 2-5/16 inch ball, and has a high-profile latch And we have one option if the tube is 3-1/2 inches in diameter. It is # BD028383...
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