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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 36,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" 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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from BulletProof Hitches. BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 36,000 lbs part number ED258 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 - 9 Inch
  • Rise - 9 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
    • 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
  • 2 Corrosion-resistant ppins and clips are included
    • Heat-treated steel construction withstands heavy weights
    • Nickel undercoat with zinc topcoat resists corrosion and ensures strength
  • 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: 9-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • 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: 14-1/8"
    • Pin hole furthest from channel: 15-5/8"
  • Overall height: 13-3/4"
  • Total length with ball platform installed: 20-1/2"
    • Total length without ball platform installed: 16"
  • Distance from center hitch pin hole to gusset plate:
    • Pin hole closest to gusset plate: 3-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 5"
  • Total weight: 72 lbs
  • Pin hole diameter: 5"
  • 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.


ED258 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.


ED258 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.


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


ED258 Bullet Proof Hitches Extreme Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 36K Capacity

Item # ED258





Video of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 36,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - Extreme Duty Adjustable 2 Ball - ED258

Hi, everybody. Andy here with etrailer.com. And today we're gonna take a look at this BulletProof Hitches Extreme Duty adjustable 2 ball Mount for 2 1/2 inch hitches. This adjustable ball mount has a maximum capacity of 36,000 pounds. Making it ideal for extreme heavy duty towing. This shank is gonna slide into your 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle.

And it's ideal for vehicles with a 22 to 24 inch clearance from ground to bottom of the inside of the receiver tube. Now the adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle. The hitch ball platform slides up or down the channel and secures in place with the included pin and clips. This adjustable channel is made of 5/16th of an inch 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 size pinholes.

So you can easily remove or reposition the hitch ball platform and let me just show you how easy that is. I'm removing my clips and then I'm just gonna remove my pins and you can see how easy these pins slide out. So I have this on my 2 inch ball. I'm gonna turn this over to my 2-5/16th inch ball and just slide it down here. And again, those pins slide in with hardly any effort whatsoever.

So you're not gonna be struggling with this at all when you're adjusting your ball platform. Let me go ahead and replace the clips. I'm just very impressed with BulletProof Hitches overall and especially the ease of adjusting, not only the height but the ball that you need to use as well. Speaking of these pin and clips, they are made of heat treated steel to withstand the heavy weight from your load and the zinc finish is gonna provide corrosion resistance. As you can see, we have seven adjustment holes that are gonna provide five mounting positions and you're gonna have a maximum drop of about nine and a quarter inches.

And when you flip this over a maximum rise of about nine inches. the adjustment hole diameter is 5/8th of an inch. So you can tow up to 12,000 pounds with the 2 inch ball and 36,000 pounds with the 2-5/16th inch ball. The maximum tongue weight capacity is 6,000 pounds and the hitch balls are welded directly onto the ball platform for extra sturdiness. So again, very durable, very robust, and again, this is definitely built for extreme heavy duty towing. This is made in the USA of heavy duty steel construction that's strong enough to handle large trailers and heavy cargo. And this matte powder coat finish, I'm a big fan of, not only is it attractive and not only is this going to help this ball mount look great on the back of your vehicle but practically it's gonna protect the ball mount from rust and corrosion even after repeated use, it feels like and looks like it's a thick application of this powder coat. So it's not going to easily peel or scratch off. This is again an extreme duty version by BulletProof. It is constructed of a different grade of steel from their heavy duty ball mounts and the solid steel shank is CNC-chamfered making it easy to slide this shank into and out of your hitch receiver. So there's no sharp edges and the on the shank and that powder coating is gonna be less likely to chip and peel. The hitch pin hole diameter is 5/8th of an inch and this does not include a pin and clip or a hitch lock. So if you do not have the compatible pin and clips that would be a separate purchase. However, this is an investment that you're making. So I would definitely recommend checking out the options of hitch locks that we have here at etrailer.com to secure your investment. Now, this also has a half inch thick steel gusset that is welded between the shank and the channel and that's going to brace the mount and keep the channel from bending even at maximum drop rise. And the adjustable ball amount is compatible with a a wide variety of accessories that are sold separately. So 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. You could add a clevis or shackle attachment for off road or recovery operations, or simply add a hitch step to easily access your truck bed. Check out the related product section of this product page for those options. Speaking of this product page, we do have a detailed diagram of all the important measurements that you are going to need to confirm that this is going to fit your application. This weighs about 72 pounds, so again, very robust. And this is SAE J684 certified. This does have a limited lifetime warranty. And a final note I wanna 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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Customer Reviews

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 9-1/4" Drop, 9" Rise - 36,000 lbs - ED258

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (331 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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This thing is bulletproof. Lol
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all kinds of things that can and we'll fail when towing but I'll bet this hitch is not one of them. One less thing to worry about. Love it.




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It is a great HD hitch. No complaints.




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Very well made. I needed the 2.5 for my dually. It feels as heavy as the bumper. Lol I won’t have to worry about it ever failing when I’m towing.




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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.


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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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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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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