The new truck, with a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine, offers "the exclusive ability to tow 30,000 lbs. with a fifth-wheel hitch", and an in-house hitch design "allows the Ram 3500 to haul the heaviest travel trailers in the industry", according to a company news release.
Ram has unveiled the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup, which is powered by a Cummins 6.7L diesel, with an insane 930 lb-ft. of torque - the highest rating ever for a pickup.
Those improvements produce an additional 30 lb. -ft. of torque for 930 total lb. -ft. of torque.
Ram claims that the new 3500 Heavy Duty is the pickup with the highest torque rating in the segment and the one which offers the heaviest fifth-wheel towing capacity. Ram says it designed the new hitch to allow owners to haul trailers that previously would have required a Class 4 or Class 5 truck. The hitch will be available as an upfit package for the 3500 or as a stand-alone part for $1,395.
If you've ever found yourself behind the wheel of a Ford F-350, unable to do your job because your truck's 925 lb-ft of torque is somehow insufficient, we have great news.
2018 Ram 3500 Improves Towing and Torque Capability
Look for the 2018 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks to arrive at dealerships this month.
The 2018 Ram 3500 HD, when properly equipped, has a maximum gooseneck rating of 31,210 lbs. and a maximum conventional rating of 20,000 lbs.
Ram's design and engineering teams are focused on providing the best possible truck for their customers.
Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable.
"Torque is ultimately important to the heavy duty customer because it's what gets the truck moving", he said. Ram trucks are created to deliver a total package.More news: Opioid Epidemic Declared National Emergency
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