Finally, a basic pickup made for the farm.
Brand-new pickup trucks can be expensive. That's because all of the major automakers offer highly-optioned luxury trucks that are meant to match comfort levels with their already incredible capabilities. This is fine if you plan to use your truck on your daily commute or family duties, but what if you want to use your vehicle for work on a farm or ranch? There are fewer stripped out work trucks on the market these days and when you do finally find one, they are usually pretty basic and lack any form of cool factor.
But a dealership called Long McArthur Ford is now offering a special edition work truck called the 2020 Ford F-150 Cattleman Edition. Based on a Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL trim with 4x4 and an eight-foot bed, the Cattleman Package is a dealer-installed option that offers back-to-basics practicality and simplicity.
The dealership says the Cattleman Package includes a two-inch front suspension lift, grille guard, black 18-inch wheels, 35-inch off-road tires, spray-in bedliner, window tint, a four-wheel alignment, and a speedometer recalibration. Optional equipment includes a class IV trailer hitch and running boards. These upgrades create an F-150 that feels simple but is capable of work duty on a farm or ranch and still looks cooler than a stock truck.
Inside, the Cattleman F-150 offers seating for three passengers with the option to fold the middle seat into an armrest. The seats and floors are made of vinyl, meaning they can easily be hosed off with little fuss. This package is based on a pretty basic F-150, so you only get a small radio and manual windows (less stuff to break) but even this work-spec 2020 F-150 still includes pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera.
Long McArthur Ford has priced the Cattleman Package at $5,995. The dealership has three of the trucks in-stock finished in Blue Jeans Metallic, Race Red, Oxford White, all with a Medium Earth Gray interior. As a sign of the back-to-basics nature, all three trucks are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 producing 395 horsepower rather than a turbocharged EcoBoost V6. All three are listed at $43,995 with a $4,000 dealer discount, bringing the price down to $39,995.