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BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise - 22,000 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 22K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from BulletProof Hitches. BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs part number HD258 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - HD258

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 8 Inch
  • BulletProof Hitches
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • 22000 lbs GTW
  • 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
  • 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: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • 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: 11-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from channel: 13"
  • Overall height: 14"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 18-1/4"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 13-3/4"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole closest to channel and gusset plate: 3-1/2"
  • Total weight: 49 lbs
  • Adjustment hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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. And the zinc finish provides corrosion resistance.


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 - 8" Drop/Rise - 22K Capacity






Customer Reviews

BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs - HD258

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (150 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.

- HD258
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The hitch arrived and works well, appears to be a well made unit.



- HD258
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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



- HD258
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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.



- HD258
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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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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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you wont be disappointed. exceeded expe ctations



- HD258
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Great product. Heavy steel. Received on time.



- HD206
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Needed a high quality hitch to haul my new demco Kar Kaddy 2, also an etrailer purchase, that I could adjust to get just the right height with my Rv or suv. This hitch fits the bill. I installed it with the adjustment portion up to accomplish my lack of heights. I also included a photo of the demco Kar Kaddy SS and the rhino racks I got from you. I’m all set to travel now.



- HD256
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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.



- HD256
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Perfect fit for my RAM 3500. I bent a cheap import hitch mount towing my buddies ocean boat. This hitch is a beast. I like it.



- HD2010
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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.



- HD2510
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I purchased the 2-1/2" Bulletproof Adj Ball Mount for my 2019 RAM 2500 (Laramie, 4WD, 20" Rims&Tires, Off-Road Suspension) to have 1 mount for various trailers. This replaces various 2" mounts used on my 01 Silverado 2500. This is one serious, substantial piece of equipment! Heavy, good welds, nice powder coating! Pix compares this mount with a 7500# 2" Draw-tite mount. Nothing wrong with the Draw-tite, but no comparison in mass. Some measurements, if interested: Truck: inside top of Receiver: 25" above grade. Bottom of mount without balls: 9-3/4" above grade (clearance). With 2-5/16" ball up: At lowest point: Top of Ball: 17" above grade. bottom of 2" ball: 9-1/4" above grade (clearance). At highest point: Top of Ball: 26-7/8" above grade. With 2" Ball up: At lowest point: Top of Ball: 16-1/2" above grade; bottom of 2-5/16" ball: 8-3/4" above grade (clearance). At highest point: Top of Ball: 26-1/2" above grade. etrailer shipped quickly, only in original box from Bulletproof, with no exterior shipping box, but box was completely taped, so package arrived in good shape. 1 minor complaint: no pin included for securing mount into receiver.



- MD206
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This hitch ball mount is a beast for sure. It has a nice appearance and a lot of weight. i do not see it letting me down at anytime. i also think that spacers could be provided to eliminate excess play. The web site is greatand was very helpfull. However, once ordered i thought the etrailer logistics, in house tracking process was a little misleading, if i see it is packaged not sure why it did not ship until 2 days later. of course, i am not on the ground not seeing everything going on might change my mind about the last comment. Thanks



- HD2512
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This hitch is Stout! It looks like it’s the last hitch that I’ll ever buy. Always happy doing business with etrailer, fast shipping and great communication throughout the transaction.


Comments
The hitch is still working perfectly! I regularly haul up to 17k and this hitch gives me plenty of confidence. Carful lifting the 12” because you might blow your back out, it’s gotta weigh around 80 pounds.
Mike - 04/29/2021


- ED208
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The hitch is amazing. If you want to continue using safety chains you will have to run chains to the receiver above the ball then to the trailer chains. I modified mine and it works. Or just don't attach the chains properly. The regular set up for the chains probably wont work because the receiver hangs down so low. This is nothing negative against the receiver. With a drop like this it was to be expected.



- HD2012
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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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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Ask the Experts about this BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Proper Ball Mount Drop for a 2020 Ram 2500
    We have an adjustable ball mount for you. First, though, the BulletProof Adjustable Ball Mount that you referenced, part # HD258, has only an 8" drop. Unfortunately, that is not enough for your lowest trailer. The top of your receiver to the ground is 23-1/4". The bottom of the coupler to the ground of your lowest trailer is 14". This means you need a drop of at least 9-1/4". Luckily, BulletProof has the exact same ball mount that you were looking at with a 10" drop. The part number...
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  • Recommended 8 Inch Drop Ball Mount WIth Over 12 Inch Length
    It sounds like you are looking for a long and low ball mount. BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise # HD258 is my recommendation for you. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball is 13 inches.
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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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  • Heavy Duty Hitch for my 2003 Chevrolet 2500 HD
    After checking some information it appears that the maximum towing capacity of the 2003 Chevrolet 2500 HD is 12,000 lbs. This would be the max and depending on options it may be lower than that. I recommend using the owner's manual to determine exactly what the towing capacity of your exact configuration is. With that said the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15703 is a very heavy duty hitch which will exceed your vehicle's capacity. The BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount...
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  • Recommended Longer Shaft Ball Mount For Tailgate Clearance
    For your Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18K # FA42-00-2825 is a nice hitch with a lightweight design, so I understand not wanting something really heavy. My recommendation is the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs # HD258 which is 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball. It is 49 lbs total weight.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount That Fits 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that Can Fit Rock Tamer Mudflap
    I have a really great adjustable ball mount that would fit the hitch you have, can provide the same 8 inches of drop as the Weigh Safe # WS8-25 but has the clearance needed to install the Rock Tamers mudflap kit part # ERT00110 you mentioned with the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # HD258. The Weigh Safe ball mount is not going to have enough clearance on the shank so it would not work for you. This has a 12,000 lb capacity if you use the 2 inch ball option and 22,000 lb...
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