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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs part number BD028243 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - BD028243

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Pin-Style Fastener
  • Bulldog

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers
  • Collar-Lok design offers automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security
  • Hinged ball socket makes hookup a snap
  • High-strength steel is durable
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • Square or rectangular, tongue-mount design
  • Pin-style fastener
  • Weld-on application


Specs:

  • Tongue: 3" wide
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Length: 16-1/4"
  • Capacity: 7,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028243 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Square/Rectangular Tongue Mount, Pin Style, 7,000 lbs - 3B4M





Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - BD028243 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number BD028243. This is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler. This is designed to fit 2-inch hitch balls and it's going to give us a gross weight capacity of 7,000 pounds. This heavy-duty coupler lock is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers. The Collar-Lok design is going to offer automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security. This system is made from a high-strength steel that's going to be very durable. It's also going to allow us a visual indication of proper closure that's going to provide an additional peace of mind.

You can see here that we have a channel width. That channel width is going to give us a measurement of 3 inches. This is designed to fit square or rectangular tongue-mount designs. It's also going to come with the included pin-style fastener. It's going to be connected with the safety chain, that way you can always keep your pin enclosed by, you don't have to worry about losing it. The overall length of our coupler is going to give us a measurement of 16-1/4 of an inch.

This is a weld-on design and we do suggest that you have your coupler welded on by a professional. The way this system works is you can remove the pin, you can slide back the collar which is going to allow the hinged portion to open up, which is going to allow to receive a 2-inche hitch ball. Then you just slide the collar back over the hinge. It's going to secure the ball in place. At that point, you can re-install the pin at this portion here. That's going to keep the collar from being able to disengage from the connection, so it's going to provide an extremely safe transport.

To disconnect, you pull back on the hinge or you pull back on the collar. It's going to open up the hinge and allow you to disconnect from the ball. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BD028243. This is the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler for 2-inch hitch balls. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue - 7,000 lbs - BD028243

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (398 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a pin-style securing mechanism and hinged ball socket with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Designed for use with square or rectangular tongues.

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Ordering was easy, delivery was quick. The coupler I ordered was the one I received. The quality of this coupler is made to last!


Comments
Just like new! Its excellent quality!
Jesus - 05/30/2021


- BD028243
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lots of heavy metal...should wear well...fast service and help..and received in record time... no gripes happy camper already welded and in service.... seems strange that is weld on only...seems that it could be engineered so it could be bolted or welded or both..



- BD028243
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Solid product, easy to use. Fairly quick install



- BD028243
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product received as described. works perfect for our application. fast shipping and excellent communication on order status. was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.com. would definitely recommend to others.



- BD028243
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Great item, super fast shipping, top notch. Definitely recommend!



- BD028243
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Fit perfectly on a 3" x 3" square tubing. You need to drill out the pin hole due to over abundance of paint.



- BD028243
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So far no issues,I’m able to go down the rough roads with confidence .i brag about this site all the time.



- BD028243
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The coupler is designed to latch easily and securely. It is also made with metal that is thick enough to take a beating from pulling a trailer with no springs on bumpy roads.



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Good quality



- BD028243
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Products arrived fast and fit as expected. No Surprises. Order more parts today



- BD028243
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Came faster than expected...very well packaged too. Awesome price. Thank you!



- BD028243
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Worked perfect thanks



- BD028584
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Really fast shipping, install only took 15 min, and much more solid than the original coupler on the trailer that used two long bolts (which wore and caused the holes to get oblong making the connection to the trailer sloppy), as compared to the four bolts provided with the new coupler.



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


This is the second bulldog I have purchased from Etrailer. I just sold my trailer the second one is for my new trailer. I got the high profile one this time, I have arthritis in my hands. The lever gives me a better grip and it’s a lot easier on my hands. The bulldog is so easy to hitch and unhitch!



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Somehow my old hitch was damaged and a new hitch was required since the moving parts are not replaceable. The old hitch was a pain to use - it required an extra drop to get the ball into proper position, and it required my jumping on the bumper for extra lift to get the ball to release. This hitch will solve the hard-to-attach, hard-to-release issues thanks to the side opening design. It is also nice to have that positive visual feedback that everything is in the proper position prior to drive-away. The one disappointment is that the latch requires a lot of hand strength to operate. I am hoping that once installed that an application of WD-40 will overcome some of the friction in the mechanism. Time will tell. It is possible that I may have been happier with the high profile design for more leverage. Hard to know.



- BD028384
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


This is a perfect replacement for the one that broke, first of all my trailer was stolen, thanks to Las Vegas Metro police department they recovered it. The genius's that stole the trailer didn't understand how this coupler worked and it must have come loose. This was a perfect replacement, I cut the old one off, installed the new coupler, and my trailer is back to normal, in fact it's loaded up for a very large job tonight.



- BD028382
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Welded on great. Good solid tow hitch



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


I bought this old really cheap to rebuild. One of the parts that had to be replaced was the hitch, I towed it home with my fingers crossed. I googled trailer hitch, trailer and etrailer was one of the sites that was suggested. I had to find a hitch that fit the 3 1/2" pipe that was the tongue, voila there it was to my amazement. I ordered it right then, 4 days later it was delivered yesterday. Today I mounted it, it was an easy installation and I am really pleased with the hitch and install. My fears of losing a trailer are now history, tomorrow it gets tested with 1 1/2 yards of gravel for the slab for my new. shop



- BD028390
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty CRD. The spare tyre of the Liberty means the standard tow hitch is on a long bar to clear the spare tyre. I wanted a low profile coupling so I could bring the hitch point in closer to the rear axle to improve the towing characteristics with a 5000 lb trailer. One photo shows my old set-up and the other with the Bulldog. This coupling was ideal.



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Arrived promptly. Well packaged and went on without a hitch. Mounted it on with grade 5 bolts instead of welding it on in case I ever need to replace it or want to put it on a different trailer. Just a tip use 4 in x1/2 bolts with a lock nut and it’s a perfect fit.



- BD028384
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Very impressed with etrailer. Website has all the information needed to make a decision with easy ordering. Shipping was fast and product quality is excellent.



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


LOVE this Bulldog hitch! I welded it to my new custom built motorcycle trailer and I will never go back to the other kind again. So much easier to get a positive connection. I also like the integrated lock hole in the latch. It's definitely worth the money.



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Great products and service from the items ordered, timely delivery thorough follow up to the excellent packaging. I’m a new trailer owner and will be using etrailer for the rest of my trailer needs!!



- BD028242
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


WOW. A company that apparently really cares. "Just what I wanted" was my husbands remark about the hitch receiver. He could not been happier with the purchase as well as the attention shown him through emails. The shipping time was super, especially as we ordered it during Christmas rush. Thank you. I know you will be his "go to place" and has already told several people about you.


Comments
been a year and husband still tells people what a great place to shop. Clearly living up to his expectations and that says A LOT!
Lila A - 01/04/2021


- BD028287
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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


I recently sold a dump trailer that had a Bulldog 2 inch hitch on it. The new dump trailer I purchased is smaller but has a Chinese 2 5/16" hitch for some reason. I really like the Bulldog style and since everything else I have is 2", I purchased this to replace the one that came on it. As a self employed mechanic I have recommended my customer's use etrailer for supplies I use for them. They and I have always had a pleasant experience. Thank you!


Comments
Sometimes, those shiny metal formed hitches can be difficult to on the ball without the latch getting in the way. And, maybe you think its locked down when it isnt. Thats why I cut those types off and install a cast iron Bull Dog. Simple to on and simple to secure. No guesswork.
KURT H - 06/11/2020

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Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Dimensions and Installation of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler
    I went out to the warehouse and took some measurements of the The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin for 3" Channel Tongue, part # BD028243. The measurement for the outside width is 3-1/4". The inside width is 3" and the coupler is 2-1/2" tall. This coupler will fit over the channel tongue. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you to check out as well as a demonstration video.
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  • Will Bulldog Collar-Lok Trailer Coupler # BD028243 Fit a 3 Inch Wide Tongue
    The Bulldog Collar-Lok coupler # BD028243 is designed to fit around a 3 inch wide tongue so it is slightly larger than 3 inches on the inside. Since you have a 3 inch wide tongue this coupler will fit. I have included a link to a video review for you. Drilling holes to bolt on the coupler can void the warranty so it is up to you if you want to do that. Otherwise I have included a link to all of the bolt-on straight tongue couplers we have that fit a 3 inch wide tongue and couple to a...
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  • Availability of a Straight-Tongue Bolt-On Trailer Coupler
    The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028243, is designed for weld-on applications and should not be bolted on because it was not designed to be installed this way. Doing so will void the warranty and can even compromise the structural integrity of the coupler. I have included a link to all of the straight-tongue bolt-on couplers that we carry.
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  • Recommended Trailer Coupler and Locks for Rollback Car Trailer with 3 Inch Tongue
    The only 3 inch hitch lock we currently have is the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock for 2", 2-1/2", and 3" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span # WS05. This will secure your 3 inch x 3 inch receiver tube and accessory. For a jack, you can use the Round Snap Ring Swivel Jack w/ Footplate - Bolt On - Black - Topwind - 10-1/2" Travel - 2K # TJBB-2001-B. If I undersand your issue, it sounds like you need the Titan Zinc-Plated Straight-Tongue Coupler - 21,000 lbs # T4853100 for a heavy-duty trailer coupler...
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