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Ford Offers Heavy Payload F-150 to Commercial Users

March 13, 2015, by Paul Clinton - Also by this author

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.
Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.

The Heavy-Duty Payload Package increases the truck's payload and towing capabilities with an eight-foot cargo box, upgraded springs, tires, and wheels, as well as a heavier duty leaf supension. The package is available for the regular cab or extended cab (SuperCab) models equipped with the 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6.

The package increases the truck's GVWR to 7,600 pounds for the XL trim and 7,850 pounds for the XLT and Lariat trim models. The package is paired with the Max Trailer Tow Package on the EcoBoost and the Trailer Tow Package on the V-8. The Heavy-Duty Payload Package retails for $1,500.

The package increases payload to 3,300 pounds for the V-8 and 2,900 pounds for the EcoBoost. Without the package, the EcoBoost truck has a maximum payload of 2,230 pounds. Trailering capability for a SuperCab with the EcoBoost would increase to 11,800 pounds from 10,700, said Mike Levine, Ford's truck communications manager.

The upgrade is designed for commercial users in the construction, landscape, and automotive parts industries, Levine said.

The heavy payload package includes five LT245/70R17E BSW A/T tires for the XL; five LT275/65R18C OWL A/T tires for the XLT or Lariat; 17-inch silver steel heavy-duty wheels for the XL; 18-inch silver aluminum heavy-duty wheels for the XLT or Lariat; upgraded springs and auxiliary transmission oil cooler; and a 9.75-inch gear set with 3.73 electronic-locking slip axle.

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  1. 1. Desperado [ March 14, 2015 @ 09:26AM ]

    Nice trucks,will be interesting to see how they do a few years down the road in the field .

  2. 2. Darrin [ June 24, 2015 @ 08:17AM ]

    I ordered a heavy duty payload F150 on December 23, 2014 and, as of June 23, 2015 it still hasn't arrived! Don't even have a VIN yet. Needless to say .... I'm not impressed. I wouldn't order one unless you confirm with Ford that they're rolling them off the line.

  3. 3. Tim [ February 03, 2016 @ 09:46AM ]

    They must mean the "ghost" package. I ordered mine last November and still no word on build date, just "parts" hold, whatever that means....

  4. 4. Scott [ March 07, 2016 @ 12:30PM ]

    I agree, ghost package. Been waiting since 2014

  5. 5. Scott [ March 23, 2016 @ 11:29AM ]

    False advertising on Fords part. You cannot get one.

  6. 6. Lance R. [ April 02, 2016 @ 09:49AM ]

    I bought a used 2008 F150 with 5.4ltr, HD payload, HD towing package & 4.10 rear end after a single owner commercial lease. Well kept and had 72k. for $10k. total tow cap 11.2k. GCWR 16.4k. I've a 34 foot TT I need to transport to a long term site and I'm happy with the truck for the money.

  7. 7. Vito [ July 12, 2016 @ 05:27PM ]

    Ordered a 2015 f150 with hd package a year ago,didn't come. Ordered a 2016 14 months ago with hd package it finally arrived yesterday

 

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