With the available Snow Plow Prep Package, the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Super Duty features a maximum 1,400-lbs. snow plow rating accounting for mounting hardware for gasoline-powered trucks, and maximum 1,290-lbs. for the diesel.
The new Snow Plow Prep Package, available for 4x4 pickups, includes heavy-duty springs specific to each configuration and an up-rated alternator to deal with heavy electrical loads.
According to a study conducted by the Snow and Ice Management Association and Wolfworx/Singer Consulting, clearing the white stuff is an $18 billion industry in the United States, one growing at a rate of about 3 percent annually. It’s comprised of more than 22,000 commercial contractors and more than 75,000 sole proprietors. A 2019 SIMA survey data indicates F-Series is the overwhelming choice, with nearly 50 percent of market share.
Owners will also appreciate other new features such as a windshield wiper de-icer, which pre-heats the windshield under the wipers to keep blades free of ice, as well as available heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats. Optional white or amber LED strobe lights on XL, XLT or Lariat series trucks take a step out of the upfitting process. Deep Snow/Sand drive mode is available on models equipped with the new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission. The special drive mode changes throttle mapping and traction control settings to allow for added control and greater confidence in snowy or slick conditions.
Plow operators can rely on the quality and craftsmanship of a high-strength steel boxed frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that provide a sturdy backbone. Customers have a choice of engines, including a standard 6.2-liter gas V8, a new 7.3-liter gas V8 with 430 hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and an available third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 with best-in-class 475 hp and 1,050 lb.-ft. of torque.