Alabama Fire Department Trades Two Chevys for One Ford F-150
Boaz City Council approved the purchase of a 2018 Ford F-150, which is being sold for a bargain price.
According to The Gadsden Times, the fire department of Boaz, Alabama is getting a 2018 Ford F-150. The paper reported earlier this week that the Boaz City Council approved the purchase of the SuperCrew pickup from Stivers Ford, but in adding the new-to-them F-150, the Boaz fire department is getting rid of two Chevrolet Tahoes.
Some people might question the addition of one truck and the removal of two from the fleet, but the 2018 F-150 is so much better in every way when compared to a 2008 Chevy Tahoe that it is easy to imagine the Ford truck doing the work of two Chevys.
A Great Deal
The initial report explained that the Boaz City Council approved the purchase of the 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew for the price of $26,871 from Stivers Ford, with that money will come from the Public Safety Fund. We don’t have the specifics on the truck, so we don’t know the engine, trim line or drivetrain configuration of the Boaz fire department’s new truck, but we do know that it is a SuperCrew F-150 from the 2018 model year.
In looking on the Ford website, the base pricing of a 2018 F-150 SuperCrew XL without any options is $34,245. If you add four-wheel-drive, that base price jumps to $37,755 and adding the 5.0-liter V8 engine lifts the MSRP to $39,750 before any other options are included. In other words, no matter the engine or trim level, the Boaz fire department seems to have gotten a great deal on their new F-150.
Bye Bye Chevy
Upon receiving the 2018 Ford F-150, the Boaz fire department will sell off a pair of 2008 Chevy Tahoe SUVs as surplus. Maybe the fire department doesn’t need two support vehicles or maybe the people in charge know that the F-Series truck will have no problems doing the work of two old Chevy SUVs. Again, regardless of the trim levels of all of the vehicles involved, the Boaz firefighters are sure to enjoy the transition from the antiquated SUVs to the newest Ford F-150.