Ford Now Offers a Factory Warn Winch

OEM engineers and product planners continue to embrace overland and backcountry 4WD travel. The newest Ford Tremor is a significant example of that trend, offering a factory full-size diesel truck with a locking differential, 35-inch tires, and a new Warn 12,000-pound winch.

Warn has long supported OEMs with winch and hub offerings, including the wildly popular Ram Power Wagon winch, and dealer-installed winches from Land Rover, Jeep, and others. Let’s hope the trend continues. 

Editor’s Note: Unedited Warn Press Release, Clackamas, OR (1/21/20) –
Ford Motor Company is offering an optional WARN® winch for its 2020 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty that will be available as a factory-orderable option or dealer-installed after-sale accessory. The announcement was made Nov. 5 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. As part of the announcement, the automaker showcased a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Tremor in its booth with the new Ford-specific WARN winch installed. The new Ford Performance Parts Winch by WARN will be available as an orderable option on properly equipped Super Duty models beginning in mid 2020.

The 12,000 lb. (5443 kg) capacity winch is packaged behind the truck’s production front bumper, which is optimized for airflow and clearance. The winch features durable synthetic rope, a forged WARN Epic Hook, uniquely designed hard-anodized forged fairlead with built-in remote port, and includes both wired and wireless remotes. Available for both F-250 and F-350 models with either a diesel or gas powertrain, the setup is compatible with the vehicle’s adaptive cruise control.
In addition to the winch, a Ford Performance Recovery Kit is also available and includes a host of rigging accessories allowing Super Duty owners to get the most out of their WARN winch.

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Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona