Western Plows Are Now Compatible with All 2018 Ford F-150 TrucksDave Botz
Western Plows Are Now Compatible with All 2018 Ford F-150 Trucks
We are pleased to announce that WESTERN® snowplows are compatible with all 2018 Ford F-150 4X4 models; this includes trucks without the plow prep package.
Western Products has thoroughly tested this vehicle in conjunction with WESTERN snowplows under a wide variety of conditions. The tests included extensive lab testing under worst case vehicle and snowplow electrical loading. In addition to lab testing, dynamic handling and braking tests were performed under maximum electrical plowing loads conducted with an independent transportation research facility. In all cases, the 2018 Ford F-150 passed testing criteria and is a valid application when equipped with approved WESTERN plow products. The 2018 Ford F-150 continues to meet all FMVSS/CMVSS safety standards regarding air bag deployment and crashworthiness based on testing of the vehicle line.
Additionally, Ford has enhanced the electrical system on all 2018 trucks and can now accommodate the higher electrical demands that occur when operating a snowplow equipped with a 4.5″ motor, this means that we are able to recommend the MIDWEIGHTTM model for trucks with the appropriate GVWR. The second page of this bulletin is a guide which details all of the new F-150 applications that have been added as a result of these changes, please use the Quick Match system for complete F-150 application guidelines.
The current 2015-_ Ford F-150 mounts, PN 38600 UT or 31273 PP, fit model year 2018 trucks.
- Trucks with HB-3/H11 headlamps require the 69889 headlamp kit and 69826-1 adapter.
- Trucks with LED headlamps require the new 96618 harness which is expected to be available to ship in early December.
Again, all of the aforementioned developments only pertain to model year 2018 trucks, prior model years are still not approved without the plow prep option and do not permit MIDWEIGHT