2020 Ford Super Duty Claims Highest Front Plow Rating in Segment
Just when we though heavy duty pickups could be reaching peak power ratings, Ford has released the ratings for their Snow Plow Prep Package on the 2020 Super Duty. At 1,400 pounds, gasoline-powered F-Series Super Duty trucks with this package claim the best-in-class rating for gasoline trucks in the Super Duty’s segment, while the diesel-powered trucks equipped with this package achieve 1,290 pounds–again, the best in the segment compared to other diesel trucks.
According to studies done by the Snow and Ice Management Association and Wolfworx/Singer Consulting, the snow-clearing industry is quite profitable, to the tune of $18 billion to be exact. They also say that this industry is growing at a rate of 3% a year. Another study by the Snow and Ice Management Association indicates that the Super Duty is the dominant choice in this industry, so the higher snow-plow ratings will certainly be useful to buyers working in this field.
The Super Duty is available with three engines, though only two of those achieved best-in-class status with this package. Of the available engine options, the overachievers were the new gas-powered 7.3L V8, producing 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft. as well as the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V8 that produces 475 horsepower and a whopping 1,050 lb-ft.
2020 Super Duty trucks are shipping to dealers now, so if you use your truck to clear snow, you may be interested in heading to your local Ford dealership.