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Curt Front Mount Hitch

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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 Expedition 4WD with factory tow hooks, Ford F150 4WD with factory tow hooks or Ford F250 LD 4WD with factory tow hooks (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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Attachment Location:Vehicle Frame
Drilling Required:No
Hitch Class:III
Maximum Gross Towing Weight Carrying:5000 lbs
Maximum Tongue Weight Carrying:500 lbs
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Mounting Type:Bolt-On
Outlet Quantity:Powder Coat
Receiver Size:2 in


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Not too bad to install


from Northwoods, MN

About Me Backwoods Greenhorn, DIY'er, Diyer

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  • Not Too Bad To Install
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    Comments about Curt Front Mount Hitch:

    Bought this product to use with a recovery winch for our 2001 F-150. My wife and I bought a cabin 2 miles back on an old logging road in Northwoods MN about 2 years ago and we've been living here since, learning everything the hard way. This winter I decided we needed a recovery winch before the spring thaw (I sure already could have used one a few times this winter). After considering the mounting options, I decided to go with a 2" receiver winch mount plate. So I needed a front hitch... Anyhow, I got it installed myself but it took longer than I had originally expected, although this is almost entirely because I didn't have the right tools and my lack of experience. I think it took me about 3-4 hours overall. I don't think it mentions in the description, but if you have a skid plate on your F-150, you will need to remove it for installation and you'll need an angle grinder to grind out notches in skid plate before putting it back after the hitch is intalled. I was also a little confused at first and thought maybe I would have to remove the plastic piece on the bottom of my bumper, but this was not the case. The skid plat and tow hooks were the only things I needed to remove to install the hitch. I also remounted the towhooks with the original bolts right on top of the hitch. First time I've seen or used a "fishwire" wish I woulda known about that trick before for some other projects!

    I still haven't used this hitch as I am still waiting on my winch. I ordered a Warn VR12000. The rating on this hitch is 9000lbs. Too my knowledge, they don't make a front hitch receiver for my truck rated any higher than this.... this is a little disappointing, but I suppose the 12000lb winch should be overkill for my truck most of the time anyway.

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