The 2015 Ford F-150 will have something no other half-ton pickup can offer. No, it's not just aluminum body panels, but the new F-150 will offer a dedicated snowplow package for all three cab configurations in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels.
The unique, new up-fit package will offer a special wiring harness, heavy-duty cooling and heating, and all other essential platform hookups necessary to make installation of a just about any half-ton-appropriate blade as easy as bolting up the front framing structure. The setup will require the 5.0-liter V-8 and four-wheel-drive option, and will be available next winter. The package must be installed by a Ford-qualified vehicle modifier, and the total added weight of the chosen system cannot exceed the truck's weight capabilities, which is right around 500 pounds. The kit will be equipped with a dedicated button that will activate a snowplow mode that will turn off non-essential features in order to provide more power to the plow system.
Pricing for the new package (excluding the price of the plow) will be announced near the end of the year when the 2015 Ford F-150 make it to dealerships. To see a Ford inforgraphic regarding snowfall levels in various U.S. cities for January, 2014, click here.