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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 22,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 22,000 lbs

Item # HD258
Our Price: $399.00
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Shipping Weight: 50 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 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 - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 22,000 lbs part number HD258 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 - HD258

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 9 Inch
  • Rise - 9 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
    • 5 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Ideal for vehicles with 22" - 24" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 9-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • 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: 13-3/4"
  • 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: 3-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 5"
  • Total weight: 49 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.


HD258 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.


HD258 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.


Because of this mount's significant drop, it's recommended that you install a stabilizer kit (358stabilizerbars - sold separately) to prevent any wobbling and to remove strain from your hitch receiver.


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


HD258 Bullet Proof Hitches Heavy Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 22K Capacity





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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 22,000 lbs - HD258

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (414 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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Very heavy duty . I won’t be afraid to tow anything I need to that’s for sure . Only negative so far is the paint on the ball came off the very first use, first day . So a little concerned how the rest of the hitch will wear over time since it will be used daily. People at the company are great to talk to and very helpful. Even ordering during all this virus stuff I received the hitch very promptly.



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The Bullet Proof Hitch that I purchased from Etrailer was a great product. Very solid made hitch with quick and easy height adjustments. Perfect for any trailer. I bought this hitch to tow a 10,000 lb Travel Trailer and it works perfect. No need for another hitch. Comes with a 2" & 2 5/16" ball.



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I have a 26’ trailer I pull for work almost daily and a boat for the weekend this hitch is the perfect fit for both items and is easy to use I should have bought this a long time ago



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Called BulletProof before ordering and they were spot on with the sizing. I would have ordered incorrect having not made the phone call. I received free/fast shipping from etrailer.com. I am a repeat customer and there is good reason for it. Thanks, etrailer!



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Simple beefy construction while still looking good very quick and easy to change height if necessary all around great product

Chris

8/14/2022

Best hitch I have owned easily. I haul almost daily and switch trailers regularly that is where this hitch really shines it is so fast and easy tool less to change the ball or hieght of the ball it keeps me moving and making money. Also there is so much steel in this thing Im not sure it could rust out in my lifetime but I suppose that remains to be seen one year in at least its going strong no issues no complaints



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Noah made a solid recommendation on the BulletProof Adjustable mount. For the first time in a long time, I was able to adjust the height of the ball to fit several different trailers.



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This is the 2nd bullet proof hitch I’ve purchased. Needed a bigger one for the new truck. The name say it all! These things are great! Highly recommend them.



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Quality product! Well made and I can tell that it will last and perform it’s function for a long time.



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The hitch arrived and works well, appears to be a well made unit.



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you wont be disappointed. exceeded expe ctations



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Great product. Heavy steel. Received on time.



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Worked out great !!!
A lot heavier duty
than I anticipated
I am glad I bought it



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