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other than the push bar and the HO alternator ... it's just a crew cab XL....

that's not to say i don't like it .... its just the fleet version of a crew cab, no frills attached.
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I think it'd be a good idea to put out a truck that could compete with the Chevy's and Dodge's that are making their way into the police forces.

Ford has had contracts with police departments for god knows how long (mid 50's or earlier?)! Why not put something out there to go against the competition wanting to take away the one thing Ford has always had?

Who knows, maybe the Ecoboost and the 5.0L in these police trucks will be reprogrammed to have a little more pep than the stock F150's. They'll probably be offering these trucks in 4x4 too.

Around here, all they drive on the roads are Tahoes, Suburbans, Crown Vics, and Chargers. I personally think this truck looks pretty slick myself.
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The Police department up here has a few superduty trucks all done up for the bush. Tires, wenches, offroad lights, they look pretty cool. I agree, a great idea from Ford.
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The Police department up here has a few superduty trucks all done up for the bush. Tires, wenches, offroad lights, they look pretty cool. I agree, a great idea from Ford.
I would really like to see more of them up here. State troopers use Crown Vics and Tahoes, while our local sheriff's department uses Chargers and Silverados.
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I would really like to see more of them up here. State troopers use Crown Vics and Tahoes, while our local sheriff's department uses Chargers and Silverados.
State Patrol over here in MN used to use Super Dutys for commercial vehicle inspectors. Now they use a mix of Fords and Chevys...F-150s and Expeditions, Silverados and Tahoes.

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They use quite a few of them for DNR Conservation Officers.

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Minneapolis and St Paul mounted patrol units:

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And just to give you one more pic, Ramsey County Sheriff has this one:

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Huh...never have seen any of those trucks. I go to St Paul at least once a week, and I commonly see a Tahoe parked near the weigh station on 94 WB to catch folks running the scale. Of course I also try to avoid getting friendly with the local fuzz...
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I would really like to see more of them up here. State troopers use Crown Vics and Tahoes, while our local sheriff's department uses Chargers and Silverados.
I must be getting too brand loyal, I like it way too much when I see these driving around.

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My local department has another one thats jacked up a bit with a huge Road Amour type bumper, pretty cool looking.
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Huh...that's an interesting change. The previous generation ('04-'08) had something in the manual that the HD models could hang a light plow.
HD '08 with a 8 foot super duty plow(NOT a light duty) and timbrens on the front. 2 seasons now and the customer has had no issues. he plows commercially.

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i've also done a 2010 HD with a 7'6" super duty plow for a local company..2 years so far so good!
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My local department has another one thats jacked up a bit with a huge Road Amour type bumper, pretty cool looking.
Get ready for a tax hike, as that thing's gonna need some tires soon!

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HD '08 with a 8 foot super duty plow(NOT a light duty) and timbrens on the front. 2 seasons now and the customer has had no issues. he plows commercially.

i've also done a 2010 HD with a 7'6" super duty plow for a local company..2 years so far so good!
I'm very curious to see how those two work out for them. I know that the GM pickups when operating over front GAWR tend to go through balljoints and other suspension items quickly. And those trucks are WAY overloaded on the front end! With any luck all will go well for them, but my comment earlier was all about the stated weight limits.
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I'm very curious to see how those two work out for them. I know that the GM pickups when operating over front GAWR tend to go through balljoints and other suspension items quickly. And those trucks are WAY overloaded on the front end! With any luck all will go well for them, but my comment earlier was all about the stated weight limits.
both trucks have the plow prep pkg and are within the legal limits. you can match plows to trucks on THE BOSS Snow Plows - Snow Removal Equipment, Snow Plow Blades, Parts, Snowplows, Salt Spreaders and see what fits and what does not on said truck.

we are the only boss dealer in the state, so we do all kinds of installs. even installed a blade on a 4x4 ford van! but there are a good number of 1/2 ton plowers out there.

the worst one though that was way over weight was a '97 f-150 V6 4x4 auto with a 9 foot XT with wings on it. but they have been using it commercially for a few years now every time i see the guy i ask how its doing..so far so good. anything you plow with though is going to eat through ball joints faster then anything.
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Personally I think the new Special Service Vehicle would be a great vehicle for law enforcement service. I live in a large county that has a lot of mountain, hills, rivers and creeks and the local sheriff's department uses trucks that are getting beat up pretty badly by the terrain. If the new Special Service Vehicle has better performance and heavier suspension, it would be an ideal vehicle for that use. I donít think the article was insinuating the F150 was equal to the interceptors. fficeffice" />>>
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