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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31068 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31068

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

31068 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Replaces 31057

Replaces 31368

Installation Details C31068 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31068

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (150 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

2010 Ford F-150

Very easy to install. Took me roughly 30 minutes, and as long as you trim the front valance 1st thing, goes quick and easy. We are heading out to the outer banks of nc to do some surf fishing and I wanted to be able to mount my fishing rack on the front of my truck instead of the back so I could open the tail gate and this hitch setup is perfect. Awesome product and anyone who has any mechanical knowledge, this is a piece of cake.

2010 Ford F-150 Raptor

This is the third Curt front receiver hitch I have used on vehicles. The hitch was good quality with clear instructions included. It definitely helped during installation that I had a friend and shop to do the install as the ends had to be spread a hair to slide around the frame rails. We had the hitch installed in about 20 minutes. The reason for the average rating is that this is supposed to fit the 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Although it does fit, you cannot reinstall the skid plate without sever modifications and then, the skid plate would just be for looks. The end of the hitch also sits behind the bumper requiring me to purchase a hitch extension in order for me to install my receiver mounted winch. I bought the RM-071-1075 from etrailer in order to mount the winch. Recently I had to use the winch and had no issues with this set up doing a straight pull. When we tried to pull at a slight angle, I was afraid of exceeding the capacity of the hitch due to the extra leverage caused by the extension (big heavy Raptor on 37's buried in mud and snow). Overall I would have given the receiver hitch 5 stars if the description mentioned that there would be issues installing on a Raptor. I probably would have done a traditional bumper mounted winch but I like being able to move the winch front to back (which is how I ended getting out of the situation).

Still working with no issues.
Glenn O - 06/06/2021

2010 Ford Expedition

Fit my 2010 Expedition XLT EL with no issues and no need to modify the front fascia. Wire fish worked perfect and took me maybe 30 mins to install. Used a cargo rack for one long trip and a bike rack for another without problems. Love this front hitch.

2011 Ford F-150

This is my second Curt Front mount Hitch Receiver I have purchased. I use it to launch my boat and wave runner.
The mounting instructions need to be corrected.
I placed this receiver on the front of a 2011 Ford F150 4wd.
I found it easiest to place the Bolt on Forward passenger side first.
The instructions said to place bolts and bushings from inside.
There is not enough clearance between the radiator and the frame to place the bolt from inside out. I found it easiest to mount with the nuts closest to the radiator.
I did not trim the bumper fascia and it still fits perfect. (plastic has some give)
The 5/8 fish wires are great! All hardware is packaged and taped to Hitch.

It has been well worth the purchase. Still works great! No regrets.
Daryl S - 03/20/2015


Well made hitch receiver, clear installation instructions, simple to do
Customer service great
Super convenient front hitch for snow ploughing or winch on my Expedition

2011 Ford F-150

The hitch was out of square upon delivery, which was discovered when trying to install it. After calling customer service, prompt advice was given which allowed us to return the hitch to square and install safely without marring or voiding warranty. Assistance was detailed and concise and we will very likely utilize etrailer for future vehicle needs.
This hitch was purchased for the purpose of attaching a snow plow to our pickup and fit well after slight modification.

We have used this attachment with a snow plow about 6 times now and it has worked very well for us.
Caleb C - 03/27/2020

2014 Ford F-150

This is my 3rd front hitch from etrailer, and it was a perfect fit. Installed on my 2014 F150 to allow for the installation of a hitch mounted rod holder. Will definitely make future purchase from these guys.

Tom, I have a new F150 2015 that I also purchased at Larson Ford, want to do the exact set up you have, but I plan on taking truck on beach do you take it on beach and if so any problems with clearance. I would appreciate any other comments you may have about this set up. Where did you get rod holder.
-- comment by: Herb H - 02/28/2016
Herb, theres plenty of clearance for beach driving and the rod holder was purchased at Murphys Hook house on rt. 37
-- comment by: Tom - 02/29/2016

2014 Ford F-150

My order for a front receiver arrived a day ahead of time. I have a 2014 Ford F-150. Although the hitch fit like a charm, I did have to drill a hole on the inside frame to substitute a long bolt. The same size as the front bolt. Excellent product, Excellent service.

2010 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F150 4x4 front hitch is/seems to be of solid construction... weld/vent holes on tubes could/should be smaller so that excessive water/contaminates couldn't/can't get inside to help prolong life of material.
I installed by self, had no one to help me...hardest part of installation was measuring the center point of air dam... had to use flexible tape measure to wrap around arch of air dam... also used a floor jack to lift and hold hitch in place, until pushing of bolts through front mount holes... personally, but did work alright, the fish wires were bit short for rear mounting bolts to fish from front of frame opening, and working through the factory tow loop mounting bolts...
The measurements for opening to cut in air dam, personally, are a bit excessive, the opening is a little bit larger than needed, but looks alright... instruction sheet says professional install time 30 min, and 60 min for novice/me, took me 45 min., so installation is very easy, also the instructions state tools needed, they should say a ''deep well'' 15/16 socket, standard socket will not tighten the 5/8'' nut on rear mounting bolts.
Ground clearance is excellent, 10 1/2 inches from center of tube to the ground, stock ride 2009 F-150 no lift/leveling.
Overall product looks/will work excellent for my application/purpose.


I purchased the front receiver hitch for my Ford F150 so I could attach a snow plow. I installed it myself, and it was an easy installation. It took about an hour, but the instructions were great, and had a great step by step guide. I also watched the instructional video to make it even easier.. It fits perfectly, and is tucked up nicely in the front. I would highly recommend this hitch if you need to put a receiver hitch on the front of your vehicle.

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

We are VERY happy with the front hitch. We pull a camper and rather than put the bikes on the roof this was a great alternative. We took our grandkids camping last summer and we were able to transport all the bikes. The bikes are below the driver's field of vision which was our initial concern, no problem. The hitch was a great price and we had a local garage do the install in one afternoon for $90.00. While it may look a little different than most traditional rear hitches, it is perfect for our needs!


I got this for maneuvering boat trailers in tight spaces and will probably get a winch mount at some point too. It is easy to install. You will need to make sure you have the appropriate torque wrenches available and it definitely helps to have ramps to drive the front wheels up on. Another tip is to fish the bolt carrier coil from the back through the bolt hole and then out the front of the frame before putting the bolt in the coil and drawing it back to the bolt hole. Don't curve or bend the bolt carrier, in fact try to keep it straighter than how it arrives so with a little jiggling it won't hang up in the frame rail. That makes it really easy. I was able to install it myself in under an hour even after wasting a little time initially trying to fish the wire through from the front. I added a Curt cap to keep out of the front hitch while driving.

2017 Ford Expedition

I purchased this hitch for a 2017 Ford Expedition. This is the second hitch I have purchased from etrailer, the first being on my previous truck, a 2006 F-150. Ordering was easy, shipping was quick and customer service was super helpful.

Not counting the time it took to get things together, it took me a hour to install the hitch by myself. Lifting the hitch in place by myself was a little awkward, mut I managed and it was easier once I got the first bolt in place.

The directions were good, except they were written for a F-150. There are slight differences between the 150 and the Expedition. I was able to figure these out easily enough, but it would have been nice if the instructions mentioned them.

The biggest difference between the instructions and my vechicle is I did not need to trim the fascia. Fortunately I lifted the hitch up and did a dry fit and discovered this before I trimmed anything.

The other thing that was not mentioned in the instructions is there were dividers on each side of transmission cooler that attached to the lower air dam. I secured these to the hitch with zip ties when I was finished with the install.

My bike rack fits nicely on the hitch. At first I was worried the hitch would sit too far back but there is just enough clearance when it is installed.

All in all, it looks nice, was easy to install and now I can take bikes with me camping.


Backing a short trailer like my teardrop by yourself can be a challenge. By the time you see the trailer respond to steering it's too late to make easy corrections. I installed the front hitch to allow me to see everything while pushing the trailer into the tightest spaces. The installation was made easier with my motorcycle lift. Written instructions were good but viewing the video from the website first is definitely a good idea. Fit and finish are excellent as are etrailer's knowledgeable staff. Very happy with my purchase and will look to etrailer for my next purchase.

2017 GMC Terrain

The CURT hitch was extremely easy to install. It probably took me 45 minutes. No drilling, instructions were easy to follow and you can hardly see it once it is installed. Thanks again for your support and follow up. I would order again from Here are a few photos of what I use the front end hitch for.

2011 Ford F-150

Excellent product fast delivery! The front mount trailer hitch fit perfectly on my 2011 f150, was easy to install, within an hour, the instructions were accurate. I used my motorcycle jack to raise the hitch to position. See pics. I use the front hitch to position my boat in tight spots.
Thanks for a great product


2013 Ford Expedition

Very solid product and easy to install. Took me about an hour to install. I installed by myself. I put 2x4's underneath to support the hitch and it actually lined up perfectly with the holes on the truck. I am using the hitch for a snow plow.


I bought this to mount a front winch on the trck. It does not project far enough to mount a winch without an extension, which makes the winch weaker. I took this off and installed a dedicated winch mount. However, if the intention to use it is for a trailer hitch, it will work excelent for that. It fit the truck well and installed easily and there were no quality issues.


Installed it myself. Bolt holes lined up perfectly and the instructions were very clear. I plowed my driveway with no issues.


Took about an hour and half to read the instructions, drag out the jack & stands, and a few tools. 3/4” drive torque wrench gave me a little extra leverage to tighten to spec. We really love the hitch. We purchased it to haul our bikes and genset for camping. Will always have a front hitch from now on. SUV rear lift gate is useable when bikes are on the front! Final note on the install— Use a little tape on the washers as a third hand. The bolt guides included with the kit are genius!


FYI on 2012 4x4 Supercab config suggest to remove front cowling rather than cut into it. The width requires cutting off both sides in addition to the hitch hole. Little value add there for a plastic guard that does little anyway. Also had to grind axle hole a bit to get the shorter bolts through. Wire guide worked well.


This time last year I prepared my truck for a 3k plus trip to Baja. My motorcycle needed to mount on a front hitch being that my Airstream was towed on the back,. Not a single problem a year later. The round trip drive as well as the local rough roads caused a lot of wear and tear on everything Not the hitch. Now I use the front hitch for my Thule Fat tire rack. I am really happy to have an added hitch on the front of my truck


The front mount hitch showed up in a couple days and was in great condition. The directions were top notch and the hitch fit as described. Took me less than an hour to install, and that included a trip to the store to get a deep well 15/16th socket (my standard 15/16 wouldn't fit onto the nut, and you need a solid fit when going to 210ft-lbs).
I had read a review that said a hitch extender was needed with this mount, but my bike rack fits without an extender (barely - less than an inch of clearance, but it fits).

2013 Ford F-150

Hitch was easy to install, instructions were complete and simple to follow, and hitch was the right price ?? have used it for bike rack on the front of or tow vehicle.

2013 Ford F-150

Instructions were very clear, although my 2013 F150 4X4 Ecoboost had all 15MM socket nuts and bolts. The aft tow loop bolts were not very accessable due to being in a C channel and partially blocked by the upper air dam. I drilled a 3/4" access hole in the upper air dam in line with these bolts. A 3/8 drive extension fits thru this hole to access these bolts. also, the lower air dam nuts reqd a deep reach 15MM socket. My install took 1 hr.

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