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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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • 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

Item # BD028243





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   (445 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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As advertised, great company to work with. Recommend them for anything trailer.



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Fast two day delivery and for the best of all shipping charge…FREE! The bulldog coupler works perfectly and look beautiful after welding, cleanup, priming and painting black to match my trailer. And the bulldog mechanism looks solid as a rock and idiot-proof (impossible to hitch wrong) when hitching up to the 2” ball. I just returned from having it welded to the trailer tongue after ditching the cheapie $xx trigger coupler (it came with the trailer) that was an accident waiting to happen. I look forward to many years of flawless performance.



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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!


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

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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..



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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.



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Solid product, easy to use. Fairly quick install



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



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



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



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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.



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Good quality



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



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Worked perfect thanks



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


Five star service from etrailer, and maybe a two or three-star product from Bulldog. Aside from the rust and the fact that the collar is so stiff that it can't be operated by hand, the fabrication on the steel attachment plate is poor. The holes for the tongue jack are punched out, twice in some cases, resulting in an enlarged hole, but there are no threads for the tongue jack so you'll have to fumble around and use nuts underneath. The vertical angles on the steel are wrong, so it will splay out at the bottom and won't fit tightly to the A-frame and you will need to shim it out. The interior of the casting is full of weld spatter that will chafe the tow ball. I bought the less-expensive Ram sleeve-lock coupler under a Curt label and the fabrication is much better, having none of the problems the BullDog did. etrailer kindly sent me an RMA to return the BullDog.


Comments
We hate to see rust and other complications when it comes to the products that we sell. I have sent this information over to our customer service team for them to contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/25/2022

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


The Bulldog coupler is SO MUCH easier to hitch up and disengage than my previous coupler which required several back and forth movements of my tow vehicle to engage/disengage the hitch ball.



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


A great product. The original crappy hitch on our new trailer was always a real pain to unhitch. Typically would have to keep the trailer wheels chocked and let the tow vehicle (no brakes and in neutral) roll forward or back freely while raising the tongue - only then would the ball be released from the ball socket. Not good when on a slope. A few times we actually had to pull out the 5/8" ball mount pin and drive forward and let the ball mount slide out of the receiver. No issues at all with the Bulldog hitch. And it's nice to have the positive and easy-to-verify clam-shell hitch mechanism instead of the sliding yoke lock of the original hitch. $200 bucks to have the old hitch torched and ground off and the Bulldog welded on. Money and time well spent.



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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.



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


Solid coupler a good company. The coupler doesn’t have any mechanism to assist in sliding the collar back but I welded on to nubs to pull it back with. I wanted several Master disk padlocks keyed alike but Etrailer could not get those for me so I went with a different online trailer co. that offered a six pack of them at a good price.



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


The collar hitch was put on my home made trailer and we use it 2-3 times a week. It is smooth working and easy to hook up. Thanx



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


After purchasing a trailer that came with a Collar-Lok coupler standard, we decided to swap out more of our standard couplers over to the this style. So far this product has held up very well. The only downside is the finish/coating is a bit cheap and it started showing corrosion within a few weeks.


Comments
What I recommend is touching up the coupler with a rust resistant spray to help prevent rust.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/18/2022

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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



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


The couplers (3) are of excellent quality. Ordering was very simple by telephone. All questions were answered. Shipping was immediate and the product arrived in an unmolested box which surprised me due to the weight. I expected the box to be dented and the corners smashed. Tracking of shipments was important to me. Couplers will be installed on a rather unique vehicle. Each of the three cars of this miniture train will receive the new couplers.



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


Perfect fit. Positive attachment to ball. Not worried about popping off.


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Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler



  • 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 2...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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