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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22,000 lbs

Item # HD254
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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 22K 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 - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22,000 lbs part number HD254 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - HD254

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • 22000 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 22K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.


Features:

  • 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
    • 3 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 pins 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Ideal for vehicles with 12" - 18" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 5-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 5"
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 2" ball: 12,000 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 22,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight capacity: 3,000 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: 9-3/4"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 18-1/4"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 13-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to gusset plate:
    • Pin hole closest to gusset plate: 4-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 6"
  • Total weight: 45 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 22,000 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 22,000 lbs, making it perfect for heavy-duty towing jobs.


Ball mount 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.


Ball mount 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


HD254 Bullet Proof Hitches Heavy Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22K Capacity





Video of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - Adjustable Ball Mount - HD254

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a quick look at this Bulletproof Hitches adjustable two-ball mount. This is going to allow you to hook your trailer up to your tow vehicle. This will slide right into your 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your vehicle. You can see we do have these chamfered edges that are going to make it very easy for us to slide this shank into your receiver tube on your hitch. And then on the front, we are going to have our hitch balls that provide the connection point for your trailer coupler.

We are gonna have two different size hitch balls, so this will be great for those of you who are hauling or towing different kinds of trailers, trailers with different size couplers. So we've got a two-inch ball and a 2 5/16-inch ball. It's very simple to switch those out. If you are switching from one trailer to the other, just simply pull out the clips, remove the pins, and then you can flip this over, get it lined up with those holes and slide those pins right back in. Very simple and easy to do.

As you can see, this is also going to allow us different height settings. So if our trailer is a little bit shorter than the last one that we we're towing, we can very easily adjust the ball mount to accommodate those different heights. So if we we're to have this in the drop position like we do now, and we we're to set the ball mount at the lowest of the three positions available, we would get a maximum drop of about five and a quarter of an inch. We could also flip this over and use it in the rise position and that would give us a maximum rise of five inches. So if your trailer coupler sits five inches above where your shank is gonna go in, or if it sits about five and a quarter of an inch below where your shank will slide into your receiver tube, this is gonna work for you to make sure that you can accommodate those different heights.

We do have other ball mounts that are very similar to this that have greater drops and rises. So if you are needing more, I would encourage you to check those out. But if you're just needing that little five inch in either direction wiggle room, this is gonna do a great job for you. This is a heavy duty steel construction so it's gonna be very strong and durable. You can see we've got the 5/16-inch thick channel frame here that our ball mount is going to adjust or fit into, and we can adjust up and down.

That's gonna be extremely strong and durable. It's going to give us a high weight capacity which we'll go over here in a moment. We're also going to have this half inch thick welded gusset plate that's gonna brace our shank and our channel. And the hitch balls themselves are welded to the ball platform here for extra sturdiness. So overall, a really nice construction. It's gonna give us a gross towing weight capacity with our two-inch ball of 12,000 pounds. Our 2 5/16-inch ball is gonna have a gross towing weight of 22,000 pounds. They're both gonna have the same maximum tongue weight which is 3,000 pounds. So it should work for quite a bit, quite a few trailers out there to accommodate those towing needs. And it is only about 45 pounds, so not super light, but definitely manageable to slide into your hitch and take it out when you need to. But with that adjustability, you really should only have to be working with the ball mount itself, adjusting that height to fit your different trailers. The hitch pin and clip to get this secured onto your hitch is not included. You probably already have one that you use with your other hitch mount accessories, but it is just your standard 5/8-inch diameter pin and clip that would be needed for that. And we do have options for you available here at etrailer.com if you don't already have one. We also have locking pins or hitch locks available. So if you wanted to add a little extra security, make sure that no one is able to take off with this when you're not around, I would encourage you to pick those up. And we do also have a detailed diagram of the measurements for this ball mount available on our product page. So if you are curious about any of the measurements here, make sure it's gonna work for your set-up, I would encourage you to check out the product page and find that diagram of measurements. This does meet the SAE J684 standard, so it is J684-certified. It is made here in the USA so you can trust it's made to the high quality standard. we've come to know and trust for products that are made here in the US. And it also comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so if you we're to have any problems with it, you're more than welcome to reach out to us here at etrailer.com, but I don't think you're gonna have any issues. I think you're gonna be very happy with this. It's gonna give you a very sturdy feel as you are towing those different trailers with different coupler sizes and different heights. Like I said, if that five-inch range in the other direction isn't gonna be enough for you, we do have other Bulletproof Hitches that have greater rises and drops, so be sure to check those out. That completes our look for today. Again I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..

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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 22,000 lbs - HD254

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (387 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 22K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.

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Work as it should. Worth the money.



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Love this purchase!! Friend has NextGen Hitch. Looks beefier than mine, but capacity is way less and he paid more!



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Exactly what I expected. Very well made product. Tight tolerances on all parts. Ready to work. Very happy with this hitch.



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Great product



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Great customer service.
I ordered the
wrong items and customer service took care of return and processed a new order for the correct items.
They provided the return work and made it so easy.



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This hitch is solid! By far the strongest and best optioned hitch that I have ever had.



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well made and works good and price was not to bad



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

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Still exceeding every expectation. Was just in action on the road with it this past weekend. Very pleased with this hitch.
Jeff - 05/15/2023


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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.

Comments
This is not common as the hitch is covered with a high quality powder coat. If you ever get any paint chips or scratches on this ball mount, we recommend using a rust-oleum type of paint to cover those scratches. That will help with any corrosion as time goes on. I have a link for your reference below.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/12/2022


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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



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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.



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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.

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Love this hitch. Best hitch I have ever owned.
Colton - 01/16/2022


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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.



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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.

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Great - did 9k miles in early summer with no problems.
Ed T - 10/04/2021


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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!



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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!

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It has worked out great. I have used it extensively on 5 different trailers with our 6 lifted truck. Not only has it been extremely versatile but overloaded tongue weights as well.
Robert C - 11/13/2021

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See what our Experts say about this BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Amount of Drop For BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount # HD254 In Center Mounting Position
    The mounting holes for the BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount # HD254 are spaced 2" on center. This will give you 3-1/4" of drop in the center mounting position. Be sure to use a set of InfiniteRule Locking Pins # 34061674-D if you plan to leave the hitch on your truck when not towing.
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  • Width of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount # HD254 For Ball Mount Locking Pins
    The BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount # HD254 is 3-1/2" wide from the outside of the channel to outside of channel. I have included an image showing you where I measured this. We do have the InfiniteRule Locking Pins # 34061674-D which are stainless steel and can fit a span up to 3-7/8". These 3 locking pins are keyed alike so you will not have to keep track of multiple keys for the hitch as well as the receiver locking pins.
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  • Long Adjustable Ball Mount For 11,000 lb Trailer
    So there isn't a 6 inch hitch extender for a 2 inch hitch that has an 11,000 lb capacity and 1,200 lb tongue weight capacity, and hitch extenders also reduce the capacity of your hitch by 50 percent, so they are generally just used for accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers. That means the best option we can offer is a ball mount with an extended reach, which may work for you depending on the distance you need. The longest ball mount that has the capacity you need is from BulletProof...
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