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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36,000 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 36K 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 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36,000 lbs part number ED254 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • 36000 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 36K 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
    • 3 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 12" - 18" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 5-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 5"
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 2" ball: 12,000 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 36,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight capacity: 6,000 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: 9-3/4"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 18"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 13-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to gusset plate:
    • Pin hole closest to gusset plate: 4-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 6"
  • Total weight: 45 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 36,000 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 36,000 lbs, making it perfect for heavy-duty towing jobs.


HD254 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.


HD254 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.


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


ED254 Bullet Proof Hitches Extreme Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36K Capacity

Item # ED254





Video of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - ED254

Today, we'll be taking a look at the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount. This works out for the 2 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch hitches and it has a 4-inch drop or rise. Right now, I have it in the drop position. So if you we're to flip it over, that would put it into the rise. This is a very well-built, heavy-duty ball mount. It's going to give us a nice connection point between our truck and our trailer.

If you want to know how to find the drop or rise you'll need for your trailer, you'll just want to measure from the inside top edge of your receiver tube down to the ground and then measure from the top of your coupler down to the ground and compare those two numbers.If your truck is higher than your trailer, then you need a drop. If your trailer is higher than your truck, then you need a rise. The difference between those two numbers will give you the amount of drop or rise that you need. It's important to make sure that everything's level when you take those measurements to make sure that everything's level whenever you're towing, as well. That helps to make sure that everything's nice and safe and a lot more comfortable while you're towing.

BulletProof Hitches makes really solid ball mounts. You'll have nice, thick welds going all the way around all the surfaces.On our gusset in the back here, that gusset provides an extra durability between our shank and our channel. It has a nice, black powder coat finish that's kind of texturized, so it'll match a lot of OEM trim packages, as well. It does a good job of preventing any rust or corrosion on our ball mount. Having the two different-size balls makes it a lot more versatile, as well.

So you really only need to have this one ball mount instead of having to switch out between a couple of different ones. We have our 2 5/16-inch ball and a 2-inch hitch ball. And being able to adjust the height on our ball mount also lets us get that drop or rise adjusted if we're having to change vehicles or change trailers, as well.We'll have three positions to mount our ball mounts to. The distance between those adjustment holes is two inches. So from the center of one to the center of the other, it's two inches.

So it'll adjust in two-inch increments, for a total of those three different positions, whether that's stock, two inches down or down to our four-inch drop or rise. This works out well for vehicles that have 12 to 18-inches of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the receiver tube on your vehicle. And as far as the distance from the back of the shank to the front of our ball platform, it measures 18 inches and then to the front of that channel, it's 13 1/2. We'll have two different hitch-pin holes, so we can get our length adjusted out from that hitch pin.From the center of the furthest-out one to the center of our ball platform, it's 13 inches. And then to the next one in, it's 11 1/2 inches. The total height of our ball mount from the top of the channel to the bottom is 10 inches. This weighs about 45 pounds. The diameter on our hitch-pin holes is 5/8 inches and it does come with a limited lifetime warranty from BulletProof Hitches and it is made in the USA. Overall, I think this is going to be a really great ball mount to have with your vehicle. It's going to help to make sure that you have adequate stability whenever you're towing your trailer.Whenever you're using the 2 5/16-inch ball, you'll be able to carry up to 36,000 pounds. With the 2-inch ball, it's going to carry up to 12,000 pounds. And the max tongue weight for either one of those is 6,000 pounds. You guys want to be sure, though, to make sure that you're going off of the lowest number in your system, so you want to check your owner's manual in your vehicle. Make sure it can withstand that amount of weight and then go off of the lowest number there. And that's going to do it for our look at the BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2 1/2-inch hitches with a 4-inch drop or rise.


Customer Reviews

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 5-1/4" Drop, 5" Rise - 36,000 lbs - ED254

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (330 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 36K with the 2-5/16" ball. Adjustable design lets you tow trailers of various heights.

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High quality, has two holes for pin. Really like that the ball sets a little further away from bumper with this particular hitch




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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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Hitch has done everything I have asked of it, My trailer is heavy on the front in the 2k-3k range and the hitch has no issues with it. I would buy another with out question. The pintle hitch adapter is next on the list.


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IT HAS BEEN DOING GREAT, I HAVE HAD OVER 2K WEIGHT ON THE TONG AND IT HANDLES IT GREAT. ADJUSTABLE AND ADJUSTABLE!
joe b - 01/21/2022


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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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Powder coating on the 2-1/2" ball didn't even last a 3 foot pull of our trailer. Used the supplied ball grease. the 2" ball powder coating has held up just fine. I love the flexibility in height this hitch gives me, but was really disappointed by the powder coating durability.




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Still functioning and looking as excellent as it did the day it arrived. Well built hitch, truly fits my needs.




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Awesome product. Wish I knew how to measure what size I needed before I bought it though, I think I may have bought too big of a drop. I have a Ram 2500 w/3" lift and 35" tires. Thought this was right, but, its a little low and I have to be careful pulling out of parking lots and low points.




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The folks at eTrailer come through for me again with another great product - this hitch gives me the high towing capacity I need (that the pretty polished hitches can’t) and the adjustability I need for my varying trailers and trucks. As always, the eTrailer service and fast shipping is the best in the business! I love these guys!




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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.




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We couldn't get a uhaul when escaping Oregon because so many people are leaving the state. We ended up buying two cargo trailers and doing the move to Texas in 3 trips. The hitch worked with no problems. Hitch is on a 2018 Ram 2500HD. This hitch is the swiss army knife of hitches. Any configuration you need this hitch can do it.




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Have used this many times over the last year. It is nice to always have the right ball size and offset no matter what I haul. Two things I've done to improve my experience. I machined a small plate to wedge between the ball unit and receiver yoke to remove slop and rattle. If the trailer is light and bounces a lot, this is nice to have. I also cut off the bottom hole as there is no trailer that has needed this much offset, plus it was too close to the ground (2020 Ram 1500 4WD) for comfort. This was done precisely with a bandsaw and then ground smooth, radiused and painted. You can not tell it has been altered. I am very happy with this hitch and have recommended it to friends.


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Still as good as day one. It is used a lot. I change offset and flip the ball constantly based on the specific trailer. It is nice to have JUST ONE hitch for everything I pull.
Jim H - 01/24/2022


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The BulletProff hitch is exactly as described. High quality, very solid and fits my needs. etrailer's service and online shopping is the best. Great descriptions and excellent video's describe and show their products very well. Fast replies and fast shipping.


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This hitch does it all. I pull three trailers with a Silverado 2500, SOLID BUILT, easy to adjust. You will NOT be disappointed.
Kenneth - 05/04/2022


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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.




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You cannot buy a better trailer hitch than this.




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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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VERY.....VERY.....HEAVY. Nowhere in the description is there any info as to how much it weighs that I saw. I realize that heavier capacities require heavier components, but I was still VERY surprised as to how much it weighs. Going to see if I can return it.




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Great, well-made hitch. Arrived on time in perfect condition. Should be the last hitch that I ever need for my boat transport company. I will be buying more for the other trucks.




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Great customer service.
I ordered the
wrong items and customer service took care of return and processed a new order for the correct items.
They provided the return work and made it so easy.



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