When it comes to towing tens of thousands of pounds of equipment or being rugged enough for the job site, you need the right truck. The wrong truck will end a job very quickly.
The new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup is the right truck for the job – any job.
The Ram 2500 three-quarter ton and 3500 one-ton start with a distinctive design. Over twenty years ago, we revolutionized pickup truck design by crafting the look of a long nose over the highway truck onto the cab. That design remains today as Ram’s look – tall nose with a huge grille, lower-set fenders with headlamp clusters on each one, and a bumper that’s bold and highly functional. The Heavy Duty comes in three cab configurations – Regular two-door, Crew Cab four-door with room for up to six adults inside, and the largest cab ever offered in a pickup – the MegaCab. Depending on the cab, there is a choice of bed sizes, starting with six-foot-four inches to eight feet long stretched over three wheelbases. Ram 3500s can be equipped with a dual rear wheel set-up.
Part of being the best truck in the business is having the best cab in the business. Ram’s interiors have always been high quality regardless of which trim is selected. A big steering wheel frames one of the most comprehensive instrument clusters around. In higher trim models, a large 8.4-inch UConnect touch screen display can be customized with a wide choice of readouts available for vehicle and trip functions. The new 12-inch UConnect touch screen is available handling infotainment, radio, mobile application support and an optional navigation system. There is also the rotary e-shift connected to the eight-speed automatic, saving room from a shifter on the console and leaving the steering column free. You have a choice of power.
The big 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 429 pound-feet of torque on tap is capable of a maximum towing rating of 17,130 pounds and hauling 6,600 pounds of payload in the box. This big V8 is connected to an eight-speed transmission designed for smooth shifts, hauling the goods, and returning improved fuel economy than before.
The ultimate Ram engine is the 6.7-liter High Output Cummins turbocharged diesel. What makes this Cummins diesel is one big number: the segment-leading 1000 pound-feet of torque. The result of that massive torque is a maximum towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a maximum payload rating of 7,680 pounds. The Cummins diesel is available in a six-speed automatic transmission with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive.
To offset the load, the Ram Heavy Duty has a three-link front suspension connected to a 50 KSI steel frame. These may not mean anything unless the job calls for a big towing job or a big haul to be done. The Ram 2500 offers the only coil-spring rear suspension in the business. For the smoothest ride that can balance any load, coils work well to ensure that nothing is broken – including everyone in the cab.
There is also the class-exclusive Ram Box storage system. A Ram Box on each side of the bed eliminates the need for a third-party box and enables quicker and lockable space for the tools of the trade.
Businesses buying a Ram Heavy Duty pickup are entitled to a new world of support provided by Ram Commercial. Fleet and small business customers will be able to shop for upfit options to customize their Ram from various vendors. Once a customer’s Ram Heavy Duty pickup is work ready, they are supported with Ram’s own BusinessLink – a program for small business towards easier purchasing of vehicles and a high level of support to keep their Ram 2500 or 3500 on the road.
Talk to us at Palmen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Racine about your fleet and work truck needs and we can show you how the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck will add to your bottom line.