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What's the best pickup for clearing snow? Ford F-Series Super Duty

Snow Plow Prep Package grants best-in-class plough ratings to gas and diesel SD

Published: January 10, 2020, 1:00 AM
Updated: January 14, 2020, 2:05 AM

2020 Ford F-Series SD Snow Plow Package

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is making a big move this winter, garnering a best-in class plough rating, thanks to an available Snow Plow Prep Package, which includes heavy-duty springs specific to gasoline and diesel configurations and an up-rated alternator.

2020 Ford F-Series SD Snow Plow Package

Available for 4x4 pickups, the package grants the gasoline SD (powered by the 7.3-litre V-8) a best-in-class rating of 635 kg (accounting for mounting hardware), while the diesel pickup (6.7-litre Power Stroke V-8) is also rated best in class at 585 kg.

“Super Duty is a real workhorse in the snow removal industry,” said Mike Pruitt, Ford F-Series Super Duty chief engineer. “With our new Snow Plow Prep Package, we’re really delivering for folks who clear the way after a big storm. Being able to safely hook up bigger plows means roads, driveways and parking lots are cleared quickly and drivers can move on to the next job.”

2020 Ford F-Series SD Snow Plow Package

The Ford Super Duty is already the top choice in the estimated US $18-billion snow-clearing industry (which is reportedly seeing 3% annual growth), accounting for 50% of the market made up of 22,000 commercial contractors and more than 75,000 sole proprietors.

New features for the pickups include heated seats and steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer, which pre-heats the windshield under the wipers to keep blades free of ice. White or amber strobe lights are optional, as is Deep Snow/Sand mode (which changes throttle and traction control settings) on models equipped with the 10-speed TorqShift automatic.