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  6. Rise - 7 Inch
BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs

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The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, solid steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 12K with the 2" ball or 36K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from BulletProof Hitches. BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs part number ED256 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 7 Inch
  • Rise - 7 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • 36000 lbs GTW
  • BulletProof Hitches
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, solid steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 12K with the 2" ball or 36K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.


  • 2-Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into 2-1/2" hitch receiver on vehicle
    • Hitch ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Hitch ball platform slides up or down channel and secures in place with included pins and clips
    • 4 Mounting positions available
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
    • 5/16" Thick channel frame is strong and durable
    • 1/2" Thick welded gusset plate braces shank and channel
    • Hitch balls are welded to ball platform for extra sturdiness
  • 2 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • Switch balls easily - just remove pins, flip ball platform, and reinsert pins
  • Matte black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • 2 Corrosion-resistant ppins and clips are included
    • Heat-treated steel construction withstands heavy weights
    • Nickel undercoat with zinc topcoat resists corrosion and ensures strength
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock for securing to hitch receiver sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Ideal for vehicles with 19" - 21" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 7-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 2" ball: 12,000 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 36,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Distance from hitch pin hole to hitch ball (center to center):
    • Pin hole closest to channel: 11-3/4"
    • Pin hole furthest from channel: 13-1/4"
  • Overall height: 11-3/4"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 18"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 13-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to gusset plate:
    • Pin hole closest to gusset plate: 3-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 5"
  • Total weight: 48 lbs
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Adjustment hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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This adjustable ball mount has a maximum capacity of 36,000 lbs, making it ideal for heavy-duty towing. The solid steel construction is strong enough to handle large trailers and heavy cargo, and the matte powder coat finish will protect the ball mount from rust and corrosion, even after repeated use. The BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mount gives you the strength you need to tow your big loads. And its durable, long-lasting construction can stand the test of time.

Heavy-Duty Construction

Because of its sturdy steel construction, this BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mount can handle loads up to 36,000 lbs, making it perfect for heavy-duty towing jobs.

ED256 channel

The adjustable channel is made of 5/16" thick, laser-cut steel plates. These steel plates can handle high capacities without bending. And because of the laser cutting, the channel plates have consistently sized pin holes, so you can easily remove or reposition the hitch ball platform.

ED256 gusset

A 1/2" thick steel gusset is welded between the shank and the channel, bracing the mount and keeping the channel from bending, even at the maximum drop or rise.

bulletproof 2.5 shank

The solid steel shank is CNC -chamfered, making it easy to slide the shank into and out of your hitch receiver. And with no sharp edges on the shank, the powder coating is less likely to chip and peel.

bulletproof hitches ball platform

Each adjustable mount includes a 2-ball platform, which fits in the adjustable channel. The 2 hitch balls are welded onto the solid steel platform for maximum strength and stability.

bulletproof hitches pins and clips

Finally, the pins and clips included with the ball mount are made of heat-treated steel to withstand the heavy weight from your load. The nickel undercoat with zinc topcoat provides corrosion resistance and ensures the strength of the pin.

Made in the USA

BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mounts are made in America and rigorously tested for heavy-duty applications. These ball mounts are used and trusted by various United States government organizations, such as the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, and all branches of the United States military.

Setting Up the BulletProof Ball Mount

To set up this BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mount, insert the 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" shank into your hitch's receiver. Slide the 2-ball platform into the adjustable channel, then use the included pins and clips to secure the platform at the height you need. If you need to switch hitch balls, just remove the pins and clips, flip the ball platform over, and reinsert the pins and clips to secure the balls in place. It's that easy.

BulletProof Ball Mount Accessories

This BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mount is compatible with a wide variety of accessories (sold separately). Instead of using the included ball to tow, you can install a weight distribution shank (358WEIGHTDIST) in the channel of the mount to attach your weight distribution system. Add a clevis (358CLEVIS) or shackle attachment (358EDSA) for off-road or recovery operations. Or simply add a hitch step (358STEP) to easily access your truck bed.

How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount

ED256 Bullet Proof Hitches Extreme Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36K Capacity

Item # ED256

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Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - ED256

Today we're going to take a look at the Bulletproof Hitches adjustable two ball mount for a two and a half inch hitch, and this one is a six inch drop or rise and a 36,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. This two ball mount will slide into your two and a half inch hitch receiver opening and it'll let you hookup your trailer to your tow vehicle. The hitch ball is going to provide the connection point for your trailer coupler. This is an adjustable design ball mount, provides up to a six inch drop or rise and it'll allow you to tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle, so this type ball mount will work will if you're a contractor that use different size trailers so you will only have your one truck. You can put this in there and tow all the different trailers, with just the one ball mount.This one happens to offer four different ride heights. It's in two inch increments and they're easily set by just pulling these two pins and moving the ball up or down.

Right now I have it in the standard position so there's no drop or rise. What you would do is if you would drop it down to the next hole, in other words this position, and as you drop it down here that would drop it two inches, to that one would be four inches, that one would give you six inches. Again, if you flip it over you can do it in the rise the same way.This ball mount is a heavy duty steel construction. It is precision CNC milled and drilled and that'll give you less rattle because of the close tolerances they use when they build these. It does use a five sixteenths thick channel frame right here, which makes it very strong and durable.

It has a half inch thick welded gusset plate here that'll brace the shank and the channel. The hitch balls themselves are welded that ball platform for extra sturdiness. Because of that solid shank, the gusset plate, and that solid dual ball platform it is built for extreme duty towing. The total weight on this thing is about 48 pounds, so it does give you the security.This part is made in the USA with USA steel. This part is used by us military, so it does give you the piece of mind that the product uses quality materials.

The edges on the shank here, they are CNC tampered for appearance and function. The reason it's for function is because it makes it easy to remove the ball mount and install it into the receiver. Lots of times when you use a shank that is actually all square and your hitch will get built up with dirt or grime when you try to slide it in, it makes it hard to get in and out or lining the holes up. This one they chamfer there and there's no sharp edges so it makes it easier to slide in and out and because there's no sharp edges it gives you less chance of finish problems. You won't have your finish flaking off or breaking off.The hitch comes powder coated in a nice textured heavy duty black finish.

That heavy duty finish keeps the ball mount looking new all the time instead of worn or rusty after a short time. To install this or to attach this to your hitch receiver, the pin holes right here does require a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock for securing to your hitch receiver. Those item we do sell separately on our website, and they are listed on this product page as a related product. Now we talked about the levels of adjustment, there's four different levels. One, two, three, four, and each time you move it it'll move it two inches. Right now I have it in the stock high, so there's no drop or rise. If I pull out the clips and then pull out these pins, now these pins are hardened steel pins. Then if you drop it down, put the pin back in, where'd it go, there we go. Now we'll put that one in. Then you clip it now you've went down two inches. Again, if you want to go down further, if you need to get level, you can go down to four inches or six inches.Basically you just move this ball platform lower or raise it higher to match your application. Again, you can flip this over and also use it in the rise position. If you notice it uses two different sized hitch balls here. It has a two inch diameter and a five sixteenths. It'll let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes and it's very simple to switch which ball to use the same way. Just pull your pins out and if you don't want to use the two inch pull it out of there, flip it right over, put it right back in there, put your pin back in, clip it and you're all ready to go with the different sized ball, so very quick easy to flip to whichever size inch ball that you need.This parted does exceed SAE J684 weight testing requirements. Application again, it's designed to fit into a two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer receiver. This part number is ideal for vehicles with 19 inch to 21 inch clearance from the ground to the bottom of your receiver tube. We mentioned the maximum drop or rise is six inches. The ball sizes again, two inches and two and five sixteenths inches. The gross towing weight capacity, that will depend on the ball size you use. If you use the larger two and five sixteenths diameter you can have gross towing weight capacity of up to 36,000 pounds. If you smaller two inch ball it'd be up to 12,000 pounds. Tongue weight capacity is 6,000 pounds. Distance, we're going to give you some measurements on this now.The distance from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment hole right here, and there's two hitch pin holes. From the closest one that measurement's going to measure right at . see if we can get down there. It's going to be right at eight and one eighths inches. For the furthest hole, center to center is 9 and five eighths inches. The distance from the center of the adjustment hole to the center of the hitch ball is going to be right at three and three eighths inches. Overall height on the channel itself is right at about 12 inches. The total length of this with the ball platform installed, so if we go from this edge to that edge, its going to be right at 18 inches and not including the ball mount is going to be right at 13 and a half inches.That should do it for the review on the Bulletproof Hitches adjustable two ball mount for a two and a half inch hitch with a six inch drop or rise and a 36,000 pound gross towing weight capacity.

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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs - ED256

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (401 Customer Reviews)

The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, solid steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 12K with the 2" ball or 36K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.


Great, well-made hitch. Arrived on time in perfect condition. Should be the last hitch that I ever need for my boat transport company. I will be buying more for the other trucks.


This hitch is STOUT! Love the ease of adjustment. If you need heavy duty, this is your hitch and is the place to get it!


Great hitch, built to handle it all.


Super solid and well built, one of the very best - heavy duty hitches I have ever used. NOT disappointed!


Hardy and hefty hitch....


By far the best drop hitch I have owned so far.


Very heavy duty will feel confident using this hitch & fast shipping







Still functioning and looking as excellent as it did the day it arrived. Well built hitch, truly fits my needs.


Awesome product and great price. This Bulletproof hitch is definitely well built. I see no problems ahead with this hitch.


I bought this hitch just under one year. To date, the hitch has performed fine. HOWEVER, the cheap powder coating has turned the entire hitch into a an eyesore. Its just rusting like mad, and the powder coat is now flaking in large chunks. Looks like crap on the back of the truck. I don't even live in an area where salt accumulates or they use it on the roadway.


Beyond expectations. People come by complimenting on my hitch and asking where I bought it. I did not realize other hitches break. Well, this one won't break


Extremely noisy. Powder coat peeled almost immediately and the tolerances on the pins makes this rattle horribly. I finally got so sick of the noise I cut foam to put between the ball mount and receiver. This hitch has not seen much use and only for light duty (under 10k lbs). I won't buy another one. All of the other hitches we have are Andersen Rapid Hitch. I tried this after all the claims by BulletProof on how great they are. Very disappointed


I own several adjustable 2-1/2" hitches and like this one a lot. It isn't terribly heavy for being steel and is very easy to adjust. I like the pins versus the key-operated mechanism on my aluminum adjustable hitch. Works great with my Chevy 2500 and various trailers and boats from 5000 to 14000 lbs.


So far I am extremely happy with this hitch. It is very heavy duty. My towing capacity has changed and needed to upgrade to a heavy duty hitch. I have no doubts this is going to be Bulletproof!! It is very well built and a solid shank.


I need a solution for my BMW SUV to tow my boat and trailer with two ball sizes and very different height requirements. This worked perfectly. The name Bulletproof fits well - I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and engineering.


The hitch looks very well made. I recently made some changes to my 02 F250 and needed a drop hitch.I mostly pull a #10000 GTW equipment trailer but occasionally pull a #14000 GTW dump trailer and a utility trailer with a 2" ball. This hitch fits my needs perfectly.


I am totally shocked by the weight and quality of the product. Not even one scratch on the finish. It shipped from Illinois to Dallas in only 3 days for free. Now I know why they are called BulletProof. Perfect for my lifted truck. I wished I had gotten this a long time ago!


Work as it should. Worth the money.


This is quite a robust hitch. I received it in record time and it's already mounted to our motorhome First trip starts this coming weekend so we shall see but I believe this hitch is exactly what we need to tow a 24 ft. flatbed trailer with our Ford Expedition. Well built hitch and excellent service from eTrailer!


Fantastic. After a year of ownership and heavy use in the construction industry, I believe this hitch could hold the weight of the world on it!


No more slop with the 3" to 2" adapter. This thing is a beast and works great. Real simple install and easy to switch between the ball sizes.

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