Many people who buy a Super Duty pickup truck need it for work, not as a daily driver. Often a winch must be used in this work. Until recently, Warn’s outstanding Ford Performance Parts Winch was only available for the Super Duty tremor fairing.
That is about to change now, as Ford announced that the Winch by Warn and its 12,000 pound winch power will soon be available on properly equipped Super Duty trucks, not just exclusive to the Tremor Pack.
I praised the tremor package for the F-250 Super Duty with the 7.3 liter Godzilla engine when testing this large truck. I have neither tested the winch nor supplied one for my press loan.
But Winch by Warn, offered by Ford Performance Parts, was a popular item with customers.
“We have Super Duty customers who have seen the Tremor Winch calling to say they want the same choice,” said Ron Meredith, Personalization Planning Manager for Ford Truck Vehicles. “That’s why we’ve expanded the availability of each new Super Duty pickup and made sure it meets the needs of all of our hard-working Super Duty customers.”
The winch is available as an option that can be ordered from the factory or as an accessory installed by the dealer and can optionally be fitted with a 7.3-liter V8 or 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Diesel 2020 or the newer F-250 and F-350 Super Duty are equipped with all-wheel drive cartridges with available dual batteries and two 397 ampere alternators.
Winch by Warn details
The fully integrated winch was developed with crash safety and performance in mind and is mounted behind the steel bumper. Regardless of the choice of motor, it offers optimized airflow and clearance. The winch has a high-strength, abrasion-resistant plastic cable that is ideal for stranded motorists or as an indispensable tool on the construction site. The winch contains the only wireless remote control in its class, as well as a wired remote control.
The Ford Performance Parts winch from Warn can be ordered as from April 8th
A $ 3,000 factory option or can be added after purchase at a local Ford dealer for $ 3,000 MSRP plus manpower.
While this winch will be available in 2020 and with new Super Duties, I also wrote about some new Appearance Packs that will be available for the 2022 Ford Super Duty.
New Appearance Packs for Ford Super Duty
For 2022, Super Duty is offering a new, stylish Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes body-colored bumpers, exterior mirrors and radiator grille, as well as a chrome-plated exhaust tip and black platform running boards.
The extremely popular Black Appearance Package is now available for XLT models for the year 2022. These include 20-inch premium ebony black wheels, body-colored front and rear bumpers, grille bars, and 6-inch running boards in ebony black – even the front and rear blue ovals have been painted black. The Black Appearance Package will be available in autumn 2021.
New colors available inside and out include a Baja interior for the Lariat, Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited, and an Atlas Blue exterior color.
Tremor is Ford’s robust sub-brand
Tremor has become a sub-brand for Ford, which only started with the Super Duty line of heavy trucks, but has found both the Ford Ranger and the route recently announced for the Ford F-150 in 2021.
Be sure to check out my review of the standout Ford Ranger with the Tremor Pack to see how it rivals the Toyota Tacoma TRD. In a somewhat controversial article here on Torque News, I even stated that the Ford Ranger is better than the Tacoma.
Super duty owner or consumer, I want to hear from you. How often would you use a winch? Is $ 3,000 good value and something you would consider? Leave your comments below.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an auto journalist for more than a decade and a writer since high school. Its driver-side column contains new car reviews and appears in several newspapers across the country. He is also co-author of the books “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of the Most Popular American Truck”. Jimmy also works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian company that makes automotive training aids. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter and his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read most of Jimmy’s stories by searching Torque News Ford for the Ford Daily Vehicle Review.