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RAM TAKES HEAVY-DUTY TOW­ING AND HAUL­ING SE­RI­OUSLY. With the start of 2018 mod­e­lyear pro­duc­tion, the Ram 3500 will of­fer a seg­ment­dom­i­nat­ing 930 lb-ft of torque and the ex­clu­sive abil­ity to tow 30,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch.

“Ram main­tains ca­pa­bil­ity lead­er­ship by de­liv­er­ing the high­est ever torque rat­ing for a pickup truck and heav­i­est fifth-wheel trailer tow­ing ca­pac­ity,” said Mike Man­ley, head of Jeep and Ram brand. “We un­der­stand the at­tributes most im­por­tant to our cus­tomers within the heavy-duty seg­ment; they de­mand hard-work­ing, long-lasting ca­pa­bil­ity.”

Work­ing closely with Cum­mins, the 2018 diesel im­prove­ments in­clude higher boost lim­its through a vari­able ge­om­e­try turbo and flow rate in­creases through the fuel de­liv­ery sys­tem, en­abling the 6.7L

I-6 to pro­duce an ad­di­tional 30 lb-ft of torque. This im­prove­ment ranks the Cum­mins en­gine ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion with 930 to­tal lb-ft of torque, while main­tain­ing the diesel’s hall­mark dura­bil­ity and ef­fi­ciency. This sur­passes the Ford Su­per Duty’s 6.7L Power Stroke by 5 lb-ft.

The 30,000-pound fifth-wheel tow­ing up­rat­ing is made pos­si­ble by an in-house hitch de­sign from

Ram Engi­neer­ing. The up­graded ca­pa­bil­ity al­lows the Ram 3500 to haul the heav­i­est travel trail­ers in the in­dus­try. Un­like the com­pe­ti­tion, Ram’s new hitch will al­low cus­tomers to move away from Class 4 and 5 trucks to haul trail­ers that would have oth­er­wise been lim­ited to 24,000 pounds.

RAM WORKED IN CON­JUNC­TION

WITH CUM­MINS TO DRA­MAT­I­CALLY IM­PROVE THE DIESEL EN­GINES IN 2018

MODEL YEAR RAM

3500 TRUCKS. THE

NEW TORQUE LEV­ELS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

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