Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 12,500 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 12,500 lbs

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 12500 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. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 12,500 lbs part number BD028444 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - BD028444

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: 2-5/16"
  • Length: 16-1/2"
  • Capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028444 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Square/Rectangular Tongue Mount, Pin Style, 12,500 lbs - 4B4M







Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 12,500 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 - BD028444 Review

Today were going to take a quick look at the Bulldog Collar Lock Coupler with pin part number bd028444. Now Bulldog covers this coupler with a limited five year warranty. It has a gross trailer weight capacity of 12,500 pounds. Well go over a quick measurement with you. The overall length of the coupler is about 16 and half inches. This is a weld on coupler and while you weld it to the tongue of the trailer along the edges of the coupler.

Its built to be used with three inch wide tongue trailers. Well take an inside width measurement here and we get our three inches. The bulldog latch system is a little bit different. Theres a hinge jaw here that needs to open in order to release the ball or fit a ball in when coupling up. To do this youll slide the collar back and the spring loaded jaw will open up.

To slide our collar back far enough we need to remove this pin. Once we remove the pin we can take our collar and slide it back and the jaw will open. The jaw has a stop here that will hold the collar back into place while you hookup or unhook your trailer. Once you get the coupler fitted over the ball take some tension off the collar, push in the hinge jaw and let the collar slide forward. At this point the ball would be locked into place.

Now well show you how it works with an actual two and five sixteenth trailer ball. Slide our collar back and the jaw pops open. Well fit our ball into place, close the jaw and let the collar slide forward over it. Now our ball is completely captive and itll allow smooth rotation to keep the trailer tracking nicely behind the vehicle. Again to remove it slide the collar back, the jaw pops open and the ball is free.

Once you have everything connected to your trailer ball slide the pin back into place and fit the clip over it. Now the pin is also attached to the coupler via chain so that you dont lose it. Thats it for a quick look at the Bulldog Collar Lock Coupler with pin part number bd028444.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 12,500 lbs - BD028444

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (265 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.

- BD028444
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was exactly whatI ordered had a minor problem with one piece not with etrailer but i think ups damaged it , but Troy H took care of that in a hurry thanks Etrailer. 369054



- BD028444
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Parts were received as described and in good condition. They were good quality and worked great. Will definitely buy for here again. 358898



- BD028444
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I was very shocked and impressed with the speedy delivery of my order and to my amazement it was all correct and a good quality. Not to mention the PRICE!!!!!! Very satisfied. 326494



- BD028444
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Product was as promised, they had to backorder 1 of the hitches and I still received it faster than I was able to get the other 2 installed. Great service and really fast shipping....I will order from them again. 294081


Comments

Great, they are still doing a fine job.

BigJohnson - 09/13/2017

28172

- BD028444
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perfect. thank you 273682



- BD028444
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solid part, dimensions to spec and a solid hitch 252719



- BD028444
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Looks just like what we need to extend the ball on or trailer. 241764



- BD028444
by:

Great price, quick shipping, great hitch. Very satisfied! 165939



- BD028444
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everything was great. part is perfect. will order more soon. very happy. 128985



- BD028383
by:

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



- 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



- BD028585
by:

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



- BD028499
by:

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



- BD028381
by:

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



- BD028499
by:

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



- BD028287
by:

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



- BD028657
by:

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

- BD028287
by:

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

9023

- 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
by:

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


Outstanding piece of equipment. 681343



- BD028288
by:

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



- BD028442
by:

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


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



- 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
by:

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
by:

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



- BD028244
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


CAME NICE AND QUICK 612944



- BD028384
by:

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


The item was shipped promptly and was exactly as described. It's of good quality. 609904



- BD028244
by:

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


Great fit and easy install 605609



- BD028383
by:

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


Thank You! 604924



- BD028657
by:

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


E-Trailer and Bulldog The best combination for trailers in the WORLD David E- Trailer Customer for Life Bulldog Customer for Life 603240



- BD028657
by:

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


Works great,love it 603036



- BD028288
by:

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


This is exactly what we needed to put our trailer back together. very good quality we would buy from again 594807



- BD028585
by:

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


Excellent product, fast delivery time 593376


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  • Yes, this Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2-5/16 inch Ball - 3 inch Channel Tongue - 12,500 lbs, part # BD028444, is designed to fit onto a 3 inch rectangular trailer frame. The slight indentations you see on either side of the coupler most likely are the result of the stamping process to create the curve in the coupler that begins right after the indentations. You will want to mount this coupler in as far onto the frame as you can without causing damage to the coupler. If the indentations...
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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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  • If your RAM brand trailer has a collar-lock style coupler like the Bulldog Coupler # BD028444 yes the EZ Lock Trailer Coupler Lock # BLTL-20-40D would be an excellent choice as a trailer lock. A more universal coupler lock that we offer is the Fastway Coupler Lock part # DT25013KA. I attached review videos for both coupler locks for you to check out.
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  • On the Titan Trailer Coupler, # T4853100, the tongue weight capacity is 2,100 lbs. The tongue weight capacity on the Bulldog Trailer Coupler, # BD028444, is 1,250 lbs. The tongue weight is 10 per cent of the gross towing weight capacity.
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