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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs

BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" 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 - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs part number ED256 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 - 7 Inch
  • Rise - 7 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
    • 4 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 19" - 21" clearance from ground to bottom of inside of receiver tube
  • Maximum drop: 7-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • 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: 11-3/4"
  • 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: 3-1/2"
    • Pin hole furthest from gusset plate: 5"
  • Total weight: 48 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.


ED256 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.


ED256 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


ED256 Bullet Proof Hitches Extreme Duty Adjustable 2-Ball Drop Hitch for 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36K Capacity

Item # ED256





Video of BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Review of BulletProof Hitches Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - ED256

Today we're going to take a look at the Bulletproof Hitches adjustable two ball mount for a two and a half inch hitch, and this one is a six inch drop or rise and a 36,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. This two ball mount will slide into your two and a half inch hitch receiver opening and it'll let you hookup your trailer to your tow vehicle. The hitch ball is going to provide the connection point for your trailer coupler. This is an adjustable design ball mount, provides up to a six inch drop or rise and it'll allow you to tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle, so this type ball mount will work will if you're a contractor that use different size trailers so you will only have your one truck. You can put this in there and tow all the different trailers, with just the one ball mount.This one happens to offer four different ride heights. It's in two inch increments and they're easily set by just pulling these two pins and moving the ball up or down.

Right now I have it in the standard position so there's no drop or rise. What you would do is if you would drop it down to the next hole, in other words this position, and as you drop it down here that would drop it two inches, to that one would be four inches, that one would give you six inches. Again, if you flip it over you can do it in the rise the same way.This ball mount is a heavy duty steel construction. It is precision CNC milled and drilled and that'll give you less rattle because of the close tolerances they use when they build these. It does use a five sixteenths thick channel frame right here, which makes it very strong and durable.

It has a half inch thick welded gusset plate here that'll brace the shank and the channel. The hitch balls themselves are welded that ball platform for extra sturdiness. Because of that solid shank, the gusset plate, and that solid dual ball platform it is built for extreme duty towing. The total weight on this thing is about 48 pounds, so it does give you the security.This part is made in the USA with USA steel. This part is used by us military, so it does give you the piece of mind that the product uses quality materials.

The edges on the shank here, they are CNC tampered for appearance and function. The reason it's for function is because it makes it easy to remove the ball mount and install it into the receiver. Lots of times when you use a shank that is actually all square and your hitch will get built up with dirt or grime when you try to slide it in, it makes it hard to get in and out or lining the holes up. This one they chamfer there and there's no sharp edges so it makes it easier to slide in and out and because there's no sharp edges it gives you less chance of finish problems. You won't have your finish flaking off or breaking off.The hitch comes powder coated in a nice textured heavy duty black finish.

That heavy duty finish keeps the ball mount looking new all the time instead of worn or rusty after a short time. To install this or to attach this to your hitch receiver, the pin holes right here does require a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock for securing to your hitch receiver. Those item we do sell separately on our website, and they are listed on this product page as a related product. Now we talked about the levels of adjustment, there's four different levels. One, two, three, four, and each time you move it it'll move it two inches. Right now I have it in the stock high, so there's no drop or rise. If I pull out the clips and then pull out these pins, now these pins are hardened steel pins. Then if you drop it down, put the pin back in, where'd it go, there we go. Now we'll put that one in. Then you clip it now you've went down two inches. Again, if you want to go down further, if you need to get level, you can go down to four inches or six inches.Basically you just move this ball platform lower or raise it higher to match your application. Again, you can flip this over and also use it in the rise position. If you notice it uses two different sized hitch balls here. It has a two inch diameter and a five sixteenths. It'll let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes and it's very simple to switch which ball to use the same way. Just pull your pins out and if you don't want to use the two inch pull it out of there, flip it right over, put it right back in there, put your pin back in, clip it and you're all ready to go with the different sized ball, so very quick easy to flip to whichever size inch ball that you need.This parted does exceed SAE J684 weight testing requirements. Application again, it's designed to fit into a two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer receiver. This part number is ideal for vehicles with 19 inch to 21 inch clearance from the ground to the bottom of your receiver tube. We mentioned the maximum drop or rise is six inches. The ball sizes again, two inches and two and five sixteenths inches. The gross towing weight capacity, that will depend on the ball size you use. If you use the larger two and five sixteenths diameter you can have gross towing weight capacity of up to 36,000 pounds. If you smaller two inch ball it'd be up to 12,000 pounds. Tongue weight capacity is 6,000 pounds. Distance, we're going to give you some measurements on this now.The distance from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment hole right here, and there's two hitch pin holes. From the closest one that measurement's going to measure right at . see if we can get down there. It's going to be right at eight and one eighths inches. For the furthest hole, center to center is 9 and five eighths inches. The distance from the center of the adjustment hole to the center of the hitch ball is going to be right at three and three eighths inches. Overall height on the channel itself is right at about 12 inches. The total length of this with the ball platform installed, so if we go from this edge to that edge, its going to be right at 18 inches and not including the ball mount is going to be right at 13 and a half inches.That should do it for the review on the Bulletproof Hitches adjustable two ball mount for a two and a half inch hitch with a six inch drop or rise and a 36,000 pound gross towing weight capacity.

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BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/4" Drop, 7" Rise - 36,000 lbs - ED256

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 hitch is STOUT! Love the ease of adjustment. If you need heavy duty, this is your hitch and etrailer.com is the place to get 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 hitch, built to handle it all.




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Hardy and hefty hitch....




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Super solid and well built, one of the very best - heavy duty hitches I have ever used. NOT disappointed!




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Very heavy duty will feel confident using this hitch & fast shipping




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By far the best drop hitch I have owned so far.




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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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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.


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Love this hitch. Best hitch I have ever owned.
Colton - 01/16/2022


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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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!


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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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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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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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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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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.


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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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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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Review from a similar Bullet Proof Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


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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