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Is anyone else considering moving the snow plow from their current truck to the F-150 Lightning when you are able to get one? I currently have a Boss Stainless DXT plow on my 2002 GMC 2500HD that the Lightning will be replacing. The frame for the Lightning from what I have seen so far appears to be the same as the current ICE F150 that potentially would allow for use of the same mount for installing the plow mechanically. My bigger question would be have the vehicle designers considered the extra load of running a plow off the 12V system for the majority of the vehicle electronics? Would you possibly need to install a supplemental 12V battery for running the plow off of that is charged off of the 12V supply to the vehicle electronics? I fully expect some contractors will be looking at using one of the Pro models for plowing during the winter months with it being part of their annual business today with an ICE pickup.
 

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If the Lightning operates like the Mach E, the high voltage battery will continually keep the charge up in the 12v battery. The Lightning has even more capacity for such things as it has the ProPower Onboard able to continually produce 110v power, too. I don't see a need for an extra 12v battery to operate a plow on the Lightning.
 

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I have a reservation and am planning to order a Platinum edition with a new plow. Will sell my rusty 2005 Chevy Tahoe with Western HTS plow.

It takes about 2 hours after a hard snowfall to plow my commercial parking lot and 3 driveways for the houses that we own.

I think the 12v system should be fine but I am more concerned about the battery pack overheating from the heavy load of plowing.

I have heard that Teslas are only good for one or two drag races before their computer limits power.

I hope we get an answer before ordering opens up.

BTW Is your Boss Stainless DXT plow the 8 ft or 9 ft plow?
 

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I have a reservation and am planning to order a Platinum edition with a new plow. Will sell my rusty 2005 Chevy Tahoe with Western HTS plow.

It takes about 2 hours after a hard snowfall to plow my commercial parking lot and 3 driveways for the houses that we own.

I think the 12v system should be fine but I am more concerned about the battery pack overheating from the heavy load of plowing.

I have heard that Teslas are only good for one or two drag races before their computer limits power.

I hope we get an answer before ordering opens up.

BTW Is your Boss Stainless DXT plow the 8 ft or 9 ft plow?
Welcome to the forum @roc-noc! The cold weather combined with the load is something to consider in terms of range but in terms of things actually overheating that's more of a Tesla specific issue from my understanding.

Are you planning on getting the extended range battery?
 

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Yes. From what I understand, the Platinum edition only comes with the ER battery. If not, I will be adding that.

I am not as worried about the cold as I keep my vehicles in heated buildings. More worried about the load and if the battery pack can maintain power during my plow. Since I am only plowing for my own property, I can cut my plow time and charge between properties as necessary. (The properties are fairly close to each other.)
 

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Welcome to the forum @turftempest! How much do you use the plow each winter? Is it for your property or for other areas as well?
I just got the plow but I have plowing experience from years of my previous job. I have a couple driveways I did last year from weekly lawn mowing customers but this year I will be doing a lot more. This sounds weird but I am looking at the lightning or an F350. If plowing takes off, I will have no other choice but to get the super duty. If not though, I would love to get an answer on this.
 

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I just got the plow but I have plowing experience from years of my previous job. I have a couple driveways I did last year from weekly lawn mowing customers but this year I will be doing a lot more. This sounds weird but I am looking at the lightning or an F350. If plowing takes off, I will have no other choice but to get the super duty. If not though, I would love to get an answer on this.
I wouldn't buy an F150 Lightning for a commercial plow business. I want mine to plow 1 small parking lot and 3 driveways which takes me about 2 hours with 8 inches of snow using my Tahoe with 1/2 ton straight plow blade. I think a full charge on the Lightning with large battery will be able to handle this 2 hour job. But not a 12-14 hour shift which I would expect if plowing was my business. I would go with the F250 or F350 and probably a V plow.
 
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