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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-1/2" Rise - 14K

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-1/2" Rise - 14K

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The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 10K with the 2" ball or 14K 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 - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-1/2" Rise - 14K part number MD256 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 6 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • 14000 lbs GTW
  • BulletProof Hitches
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 10K with the 2" ball or 14K 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 19" - 21" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 8-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 8-1/2"
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 2" ball: 10,000 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 14,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Distance from hitch pin hole to hitch ball (center to center):
    • Pin hole closest to channel: 10-7/8"
    • Pin hole furthest from channel: 12-3/8"
  • Overall height: 11-3/4"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 17-3/4"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 14-3/4"
  • 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: 29 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 14,000 lbs, making it ideal for heavy-duty towing. The 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 14,000 lbs, making it perfect for heavy-duty towing jobs.


MD256 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.


MD256 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 medium shank

The steel shank easily slides 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.


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


MD256 Bullet Proof Hitches Medium Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-3/4" Rise - 14K Capacity

Item # MD256





Video of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-1/2" Rise - 14K

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - Adjustable 2 Ball Mount 2-1/2" - MD256

Hi, everybody. Andy here with etrailer.com. And today, we're gonna take a look at this BulletProof Hitches adjustable two-ball mount for 2 1/2 inch hitch receivers. This adjustable ball mount has a maximum capacity of 14,000 pounds, making it ideal for heavy-duty towing. This shank will slide into your 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle. And this is ideal for vehicles with 19 inches to 21 inches of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the inside of your receiver tube.

Now, the adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle. And this hitch ball platform is going to slide easily up or down the channel and it's going to secure in place with the included pins and clips. This adjustable channel is made of 5/16 of an inch thick laser cut steel plates. And these steel plates can handle high capacities without bending. And because of the laser cutting, these channel plates have consistently sized pin holes.

So, you can easily remove and reposition the hitch ball platform. And I just wanna show you quickly how easy it is to reposition this ball platform in this channel. So, I've just removed my clips and I'm just going to lay this down here a little bit so it's a little more stable. And then removing the pins are very easy. You're not gonna be struggling with removing these pins because of those laser cut pin holes.

I have this set on the 2 5/16 inch ball. I'm gonna go ahead and switch this to our two-inch ball, and just lower this here a little bit. And again, you can see just how easily these pins are to slide in and slide out. You might be familiar with some other manufacturers where sometimes the pins can be very difficult to run through the pin holes. And sometimes it requires a breaking in period to make it a little bit easier to run those pins through.

That's not the case with BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mounts. They're gonna be very easy to replace and remove right out of the box. So, you're not gonna be struggling with adjusting this on the back of your vehicle. Speaking of these pins and clips, they are made of heat treated steel to withstand the heavy weight from your load. And that zinc finish is gonna provide corrosion resistance. Now, as you see, we do have six adjustment holes that's gonna provide five mounting positions, providing a maximum drop of about 8 1/4 inches. And when you flip this over, a maximum rise of about 8 1/2 inches. The adjustment hole diameter is 5/8 of an inch. And you can tow up to 10,000 pounds with a two-inch ball or up to 14,000 pounds with the 2 5/16 inch ball. The maximum tongue weight capacity is 2,000 pounds. And as you can see, these hitch balls are welded directly to the ball platform, giving you that extra sturdiness. So again, this is designed and built with heavy-duty towing in mind and this is going to help you do just that. This is made in the USA of heavy-duty steel construction that's strong enough to handle large trailers and heavy cargo. Another feature that I really like about BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mounts is the matte black, textured powder coat finish. It looks great. I think it's gonna look attractive on the back of your vehicle but it also is going to protect this ball mount from rust and corrosion. Even after repeated use, it feels like it's been applied thick on this ball mount. So, I don't think this is going to easily peel or chip away. And the steel shank is going to easily slide in and out of your hitch receiver. There are no sharp edges on the shank. So again, that matte powder coating is less likely to chip and peel. The hitch pin hole diameter is 5/8 of an inch. I do wanna mention that a pin and clip or a hitch lock is not included with this. So, if you do not already have a compatible pin and clip, that would be something that you would have to pick up as a separate purchase. However, you are making an investment when purchasing one of these adjustable ball mounts. So, I would definitely recommend taking a look at our hitch lock options here at etrailer.com to secure your investment to the back of your vehicle. Now, this also features a half inch thick steel gusset that is welded between the shank and the channel. What that is going to do is that's going to brace the mount and keep the channel from bending even at maximum drop or rise. And this adjustable ball mount is compatible with a wide variety of accessories that are sold separately. So for instance, instead of using the included ball to tow, you can install a weight distribution shank in the channel of the mount to attach your weight distribution system, or you could add a clevis or a shackle attachment for off-road or recovery operations, or simply add a hitch step to easily access your truck bed. Check out the related products section of this product page for those available options. Speaking of this product page, we do have a detailed diagram of all the other important measurements that I did not cover with you today. So again, you can find those measurements on this product page and that's gonna help you determine if this is going to fit your specific application. This weighs about 29 pounds. And this is SAE J684 certified. And it does have a limited lifetime warranty. One final thing I would like to mention is BulletProof Hitches adjustable ball mounts are 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, the Department of Homeland Security, and all branches of the United States Military. Well, that's gonna conclude our look today. I do hope that it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me..

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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/4" Drop, 8-1/2" Rise - 14K - MD256

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (330 Customer Reviews)

The thick channel plates and welded gusset on this USA-made, steel ball mount make it perfect for heavy-duty use. Tow up to 10K with the 2" ball or 14K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.

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The bulletproof hitch is a really good unit. I have used it now for over two months to pull a sixteen foot cargo trailer using the larger ball. Towed locally and from northern NY to Florida and back, so I'd say at least 5,000 miles. I like the easy to adjust height in order to tow the trailer level. It doesn't seem to cause any clunking because of movement - if that makes sense. I did clear-coat the unit to help it stay looking decent for the long-term and that seems to be working so far. The main piece stays locked in the truck receiver all the time while I remove the double-ball unit when not in use. I would buy this unit again in a heartbeat.


Comments
My Opinion Hasnt Changed, the hitch is Great! Main use now is a center console and a pontoon boat. Both boats are twenty footers. The hitch is over-kill for the load, but the variable height capability of the hitch allows for easier launches at the ramp. We use different ramps and each ramp has a different angle into the water.
Ronald - 08/02/2022


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Made in USA. Heavy Duty Build. I just wish the tolerances were tighter, like on the height adjustment pins, they are loose which makes a lot of thumping, They do not need to be that sloppy. I will say, this hitch is holding up well. The Ball fell off the "Fastway Flash" hitch I had before, where the ball broke out of the casting.
And, this hitch is not nearly heavy as the "Fastway Flash" hitch.




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Build quality is obvious on this absolute unit of a drop hitch. Solidly built and looks great, exceeding my expectations for the towing I do.




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Well packaged and made of high quality materials.




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I’m glad I have diesel just to pull this hitch. This is what I call well built and sturdy. Nothing flimsy or cheap about it. Solid and I have complete confidence regardless of what I’m pulling with it. Great product and American made quality.




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Fits perfectly on 21 Ford F-250 Tremor. Still plenty of clearance and low enough for any trailer coupler. Using with the WDH adapter




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Great product heavy duty
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Solidly built! Great product! Made in the USA.




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


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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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.


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


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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!


Comments
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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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.


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


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


The hitch looks great. I put a No rattle bracelet on so that it’s nice and tight, Took my trailer out for a test run and it’s never pulled this good..




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


Outstanding, extremely heavy duty, great textured finish. This Bullet Proof Hitch (MD206) 2-Ball Mount is hands down top shelf quality. And made in USA!! Note; If purchasing receiver locks, save a few bucks and buy the etrailer e98881 3-5/8" span lock instead of the Infinite brand 3-7/8" locks. The etrailer lock secures with 3-1/2 turns from key for a perfect tight fit.
No doubt would recommend!! Will not be diappointed.
etrailer is professional, great care in shipping, and good prices!!




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


The hitch appears very well built. I'm pulling a 12,000 pound trailer and wanted a hitch with a much greater rating than the trailer weight. This hitch does that in spades.


Comments
Love the hitch. It is stout and that is why I purchased it in the first place. I have zero worries about damaging the hitch even though Im using it as a 10 inch rise thus there is a lot of strain on it. Im pulling a 32 foot bumper pull trailer over very rough roads.
Kim - 08/15/2022

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    The BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch # MD256 has an 8-1/4" drop and 8-1/2" rise. BulletProof Hitches does not follow the standard measurement which is where the confusion is coming from. Rise is the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform when the ball mount is oriented for greater coupler height. Drop is the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform when the ball mount is oriented for lower coupler height. So the 8" measurement...
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    The US made # MD256 BulletProof hitch adjustable ball mount for 2-1/2 inch receivers you'd looked at will arrive exactly as shown in our photos on the product description page. The hitch includes the shank, the linch pins/clips and the ball platform that provides both a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. If you'd like to replace the non-locking pins with ones that lock, we offer that kit as part # 34061674-D. The locks are constructed of stainless steel for corrosion resistance. The...
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