Ram continues its winning streak while innovating across their lineup time and time again. This time it’s the newly-introduced 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs that are slated to revolutionize the work truck with “never-before-offered comfort and technology.” Designed for “unforgiving” duty cycles and efficiency, the cab-and-chassis trucks offer segment-leading towing capacity up to 35,220 pounds – and the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds and a payload up to 12,510 pounds.
Optional comfort level is available on the new Limited trims complete with exclusive in-cab features, and all the latest driver-assistance technology – including Forward Collision Warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic emergency braking, trailer brakes on all trim levels, and adaptive cruise control.
Reid Bigland, head of Ram brand, said “Ram Chassis Cab operators work their trucks at maximum capability in the harshest drive cycles every day. By offering 35,220 pounds of towing capacity, 12,519 pounds of payload and a Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds, our 2019 Ram Chassis Cabs take segment leadership in areas most important to customers and upfitters alike. With the Chassis Cab Limited, we’ve also created something the segment has never seen, surrounding owners in premium materials and technology with the highest quality interiors, active safety systems, and of course, our award-winning Uconnect technology.” It’s clear that Ram has done its research and knows what its customers are looking for.
Standard on the Ram Chassis Cab is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of generating up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Exclusive Fuel Saver Technology (FST) on the 3500 features cylinder deactivation for increasing fuel economy. The Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trims offer a revised Cummins 6.7-liter inline-six turbo diesel capable of generating 360 horsepower and up to 800 lb-ft of torque.
The revised Cummins engine features an improved cylinder block made from compacted graphite iron that is stronger and better able to handle (and silence) vibrations. Additionally, a new cast-iron cylinder head features new exhaust valves and springs, and new rocker arms conducted by a hollow camshaft – all contributing to the weight savings. Other light-weighting efforts also include an aluminum hood that reduces the overall weight by 120 pounds as well. A tuned-up powertrain and C-pillar bodywork to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.
There’s even a best-in-class Vehicle System Interface Module that’s capable of communicating between aftermarket modules and other factory control modules. The interface module features over 70 inputs and outputs, including door position, throttle and transmission position, and lighting controls. Ram expects to build the 2019 Chassis Cabs at the Saltillo truck assembly plant in Coahuila, Mexico – slated for release during the second quarter of 2019.
Let Miami Lakes Ram be your source for your next commercial vehicle. Check out the Ram Chassis Cab inventory and schedule your test drive! If you’re in the market for a light-duty truck that can do it all instead, then the critically-acclaimed 2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup for you.