Front Mount Hitch
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Curt Front Mount Hitch

Part No. 31029 Warranty Details  

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CURT front mount trailer hitches allow you to use the front end of your vehicle for various towing applications. They can be used for mounting a winch, a snow plow, a number of hitch-mounted accessories and can even be used for some towing applications. When space is limited, a front hitch is commonly used to hold a cargo carrier, freeing up space inside the vehicle for extra cargo and making the rear mount receiver available to pull a trailer. At the boat ramp, your boat trailer can be hitched up to the front hitch receiver, giving you better control over the trailer as you launch. Some of the other accessories that can be used with a front mount hitch are the CURT step pad, license plate holder, spare tire mount and skid shield.A front mount hitch bolts onto the underside of the vehicle frame just like a rear mount hitch; only, it is placed in the front of the vehicle, providing a useful receiver tube to accept a 2" x 2" shank. They are commonly used on trucks, vans and SUVs. This CURT front mount trailer hitch features a gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. It is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at It comes with all necessary hardware for a complete installation.At CURT, we do not see our front receiver hitches as a backburner item to our rear mount hitches. We back them up with a one-year finish warranty and limited lifetime warranty to give you peace of mind on and off the road.

Product Features:
  • Made with a vehicle-specific design for a custom fit
  • Provides a convenient mount for hitch accessories
  • Ideal for attaching a snow plow, cargo carrier or other front hitch mount
  • Allows for easy maneuvering of a trailer into a tight spot
  • Tested for safety in accordance with SAE J684
  • Precisely welded for superior strength and fit
  • Protected by a durable black powder coat finish
  • Co-cured in a rust-resistant liquid Bonderite coating
  • Strengthened with a forged, welded, seamless collar
  • Equipped with an open-back receiver for easy cleaning
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  • Q:

    will this hitch fit under the bed with the 16"spare tire in place? I will also need the wire harness for the lights for the trailer.. I'm told there is a harness that plugs into the ford sport trac 2002 rear lights but couldn't find it on your sight?
    Asked on 5/29/2012 by will from Maine

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      Sorry, this CURT Trailer Hitch #31029 is not an ideal part for your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with a 16" spare tire in place. Instead please check CURT Trailer Hitch #13407 which would be the ideal part for your vehicle. For trailer wiring kit please check the BWD/Intermotor Trailer Connector (Part No. TC313) and BWD Trailer Connector (Part No. TC3295). For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 5/31/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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