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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Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

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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 - 2-5/16" Ball - Round Tongue - 12,500 lbs part number BD028442 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 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   (275 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.

- BD028442
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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. 666248



- BD028442
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Worked perfect for a Heston hay baler 367083



- BD028442
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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 316400


Comments

I still feel the same they are great hitches.

Terry C - 11/15/2017

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- BD028442
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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. 146686



- 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



- 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



- 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

29955

- 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

48855

- 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



- 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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- 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



- 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



- BD028287
by:

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


Great service, quick delivery. Hitch was as described on order form. Will definitely order more from etrailer!! 729393



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


Awesome customer service and quick response o ce ordered was delivered with in 3 days part is High quality for the Price 727032



- BD028463
by:

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


Was exactly what we ordered and what we needed it was delivered in a very timely manner! 726229



- BD028287
by:

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


Great product to replace your old trailer hitch. Well made and heavy built. Will definitely get the job done. 725792



- BD028243
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Worked perfect thanks 721959



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


Instant, reliable and on-time service. The easiest website to navigate I have seen in 5 years. 719895



- BD028444
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


All Bulldog products are amazing. 705562



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


Received my order in 2 days! Hitch Bulldog coupler fit great! Very happy customer! 703975



- BD028462
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Works well for the trailer that was bui lt. 703513



- BD028584
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Ordered multiple parts everything fit together perfectly. Overall from ordering to shipping was a great experience. Thanks etrailer 698589



- BD028287
by:

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


Appears to be direct replacement for the boogered up unit on trailer. Not yet installed. 690428



- BD028287
by:

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


Great replacement for the one I broke. 682310



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Outstanding piece of equipment. 681343



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


Delivered on time at a fair price. 676726



- BD028461
by:

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


Great products at a great price-Thank you. Quick shipment! 676660



- BD028657
by:

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


fast delivery and good quality 667805



- BD028387
by:

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


I have always liked the Bulldog hitch for its simplicity and strength. Etrailer was prompt with delivery and reasonable with the price. 665898



- BD028287
by:

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


Exactly what i needed, fit great and locks onto ball very tight. 662530



- BD028585
by:

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


It take a bit of getting used to, but you can certainly tell this is a best in class hitch. I pulled my 2006 crew cab longbed 7500 lbs. truck across the country on my PJ car hauler... Once at new home I used trailer\hitch to haul 4klbs. - 5klbs. of fence material - no worries... 659720



- BD028390
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


We ordered this on 5/27 and installed it on a burial vault trailer. Two weeks later, the pin holding the collar together fell out while in transit. 659505


Comments

Was the snapper pin secured correctly? The only way I could see this happening is if the bail wasnt secured over the snapper pin and it wasnt closed.

-- Mike L - 06/19/2019

56855

- BD028386
by:

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


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couplers and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. etrailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657649



- BD028386
by:

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


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couples and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. E trailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657648



- BD028287
by:

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


I recently sold a dump trailer that had a Bulldog 2 inch hitch on it. The new dump trailer I purchased is smaller but has a Chinese 2 5/16" hitch for some reason. I really like the Bulldog style and since everything else I have is 2", I purchased this to replace the one that came on it. As a self employed mechanic I have recommended my customer's use etrailer for supplies I use for them. They and I have always had a pleasant experience. Thank you! 656327



- BD028584
by:

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


Good quality hitch. 655865



- BD028242
by:

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


Exactly what I needed for an old farm wagon that had a broken hitch. High quality and VERY tough. 653017



- BD028386
by:

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


First off the lady I ordered my 7000 lbs bull dog hitch from was sharp as a razor to talk to, she dialed in the product I was looking for in seconds! kaylyn was beyond professional,then she told me I would have my bulldog in about a week. I received it in two days. How can you beat that??, If I ever need anything for my trailers again I will always go to etrailer .com. Thank you Zillanz Falcon,, Colorado Springs 637935



- BD028463
by:

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


Strong product on time deliver good service thanks...and thanks for you help too.. fo 637477



- BD028499
by:

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


Fast shipping wonderful website needed a new tounge great product easy to install 629398



- BD028383
by:

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


Works perfectly 628646



- BD028386
by:

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


After a couple of hiccups on shipping due to back orders and then the weather the Bulldog coupler arrived and was good as I had expected. I think this is the 5th Bulldog coupler that I’ve ordered from e-trailer. 628300



- BD028390
by:

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


Hitch clamp is great quality material but sometimes hard to open. This is because the sleeve does not have support lever to pull back. I have a similar hitch that has a lever which pulls the sleeve when it needs to be opened. That makes it much easier. 617422



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


I looked everywhere for a round coupler for my Tube-Neck trailer, then I found etrailer! I used it to replace the original, which was a thin steel coupler, that had been "pounded-out" until it was round!? This coupler is 20 times stronger. I had it welded on at the local welding shop. I took it on a 800 mile Hunting trip to southern Arizona last November. Not once was I the least bit concerned about the trailer, knowing that this strong coupler was now keeping everything connected. I gave it 4-stars, because the wire connector between the locking lever and the sliding collar, can easily be bent, and then can come free from the locking lever. Instead, it should be a solid steel piece, that is more firmly attached. 615520


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  • 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 #...
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  • Is There A 2-5/16 Bulldog Coupler That Slides Over Hitch Ball
  • 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...
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