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January 8, 2022 | by: Support

Is your truck eligibile?

Eligible trucks include Ford F-Series equipped with a snowplow prep package, plus Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Nissan and Toyota trucks over 8500 Gross Vehicle Weight equipped with a V8 or diesel engine that are equipped with a snowplow prep package. Dealers must include the snowplow surcharge on vehicles intended for snowplow use. The vehicle must be equipped with a snowplow prep package to be eligible.

For Ford trucks F-250 through F-550, snowplow package order codes vary by model year and include 62S or Package 53C, 86M, 473, 627 (770 Payload Group - V), 862, 863, 864, 62B, 63A, 475 or any equivalent snowplow prep package. If the Ford truck has a qualifying snowplow prep package and will be fitted with a snowplow, it must meet the equipment requirements outlined below.

Model Year Vehicle Factory Configuration for Snowplow Usage Super Duty Upgrades F-150 Upgrades
2022- 2020 F-150: 5.0L V8 & 4x4 only; XL, XLT, Lariat trim levels; all cab configurations; Snow Plow Prep Package 68P
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473 or 47B
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473 F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • 6.2L Gasoline: Extra HD 200 amp alternator. Optional 240 amp Extra HD alternator
  • 7.3L Gasoline: Extra HD 200 amp alternator. Optional 397 amp dual alternators with dual batteries
  • 6.7L Diesel Pickup: Extra HD 240 amp alternator. Optional 397 amp dual alternators
  • 6.7L Diesel Chassis Cab: 332 amp dual HD alternators
Not eligible for upgrade. Must be factory equipped. Note: Snowplow on F-150 is intended for personal/residential use only.
2019- 2017 F-150: 5.0L V8 & 4x4 only; XL, XLT, Lariat trim levels; all cab configurations; Snow Plow Prep Package 68P
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • 6.2L Gasoline: Extra HD 200 amp alternator. Optional 240 amp Extra HD alternator
  • 6.7L Diesel Pickup: Extra HD 240 amp alternator. Optional 397 amp dual alternators
  • 6.7L Diesel Chassis Cab: 332 amp dual HD alternators
Not eligible for upgrade. Must be factory equipped.
2016- 2015 F-150: 5.0L V8 & 4x4 only; XL, XLT, Lariat trim levels; all cab configurations; Snowplow Prep Package 68P
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations; Prep Package 473
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • Standard 157 amp alternator. Optional 200 amp Extra Heavy Duty alternator available (6.2L Gasoline). Optional dual alternators, 357 amp (6.7L Diesel)
  • Activate electric engine cooling fan to operate in snowplow mode with IDS
Not eligible for upgrade. Must be factory equipped.
2014 F-150: Any cab style with 6.2L engine and 4x4 (excludes Raptor and Limited trim levels)
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • Standard 157 amp alternator. Optional 200 amp Extra Heavy Duty alternator available (6.2L Gasoline). Optional dual alternators, 357 amp (6.7L Diesel)
  • Activate electric engine cooling fan to operate in snowplow mode with IDS
A Snowplow OAT (Outside Air Temperature) kit (DL3Z-14K073-A) is available through Ford Parts and Service
Refer to the applicable bulletin on the Ford Fleet website for further details:www.fleet.ford.com
2013 F-150: Any cab style with 6.2L engine and 4x4 (excludes Raptor and Limited trim levels)
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • Standard 157 amp alternator. Optional 200 amp Extra Heavy Duty alternator available (6.2L Gasoline)
  • Activate electric engine cooling fan to operate in snowplow mode with IDS
A Snowplow OAT (Outside Air Temperature) kit (DL3Z-14K073-A) is available through Ford Parts and Service
Refer to the applicable bulletin on the Ford Fleet website for further details:www.fleet.ford.com
2012 F-150: Not Eligibile
F-250 to F-450 Pickup: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-350 Chassis Cab: 4x4 only, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-450/550 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission/cab configurations
F-600/650/750 Chassis Cab: 4x2 or 4x4, all engine/transmission and cab configurations are eligible for snowplow
Snowplow Prep Package includes:
  • Front spring / GAWR upgrade
  • 157 amp, Heavy Duty Alternator (6.2L Gas), Optional dual alternators, 357 amp (6.7L Diesel)
  • Activate electric engine cooling fan to operate in snowplow mode with IDS
Not Eligibile

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