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The fifth-generation Ram 2500 Heavy-Duty was initially introduced at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. It competes directly with other heavy-duty full-size pickups such as the Ford F-250 Super Duty, the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Here’s a summary of the highlights that make the 2019 Ram 2500 the truck to beat in its segment: (more…)
Ram revised their 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks for the 2019 model year. The brand’s special focus was on making the trucks quieter, more luxurious with smoother riding and handling. Additionally, the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup also offers increased towing and hauling abilities. Traditionally manufactured as extra robust pickups whose main functions are expected to be towing and hauling, the heavy-duty trucks normally use a 2500/3500 or 250/350 nomenclature. The main target client base for these type of trucks are commercial contractors, farmers, ranchers, and on weekends by people who rely on them recreationally – either to haul horses, RV trailers, or even big boats. (more…)
Heavy-duty pickups are recognized for being workhorses and they usually get tasks done while offering little in the way of comfort and luxury. In fact, there haven’t been any major changes to the expectations of heavy-duty pickups on job sites over the years, but Ram is thinking ahead. The truckmaker is attuned to the ever-changing needs of consumers and has decided to forge capability, luxury and comfort to bring the pickup truck (both light-duty and heavy-duty) to the 21st century. (more…)
Innovation is a cornerstone of Ram Trucks. Whether it’s a 12-inch multimedia display, bedside storage bins, or interiors that rival luxury cars, Ram continues to prove itself in the pickup market year after year. As the pickup-focused division that spun off from Dodge in 2009, Ram has been granted more freedom “to carve out our own space, define what we want to be good at and continue to grow,” said Jim Morrison, head of Ram in North America. So how does Ram plan to stay competitive in the cutthroat business that is the pickup truck segment? By listening to its customers and continuously innovating. (more…)
The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups are finally coming to town – and to farms, rodeos, work sites, and RV parks, too! Work trucks from Ram deliver not only when it comes to functionality, but luxury as well. As the most capable and luxurious pickups in the heavy-duty segment, Ram is expected to dominate the truck market, but the brand knows that to retain that top spot it’ll have to continuously outshine crosstown truck manufacturer rivals like Ford and Chevy. (more…)
The latest Ram Heavy Duty lineup intends to redefine what it means to be a valuable player in the heavy-duty pickup segment. Ram’s heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 models offer a new chassis and drivetrain in addition to a refreshed exterior and interior design. Fresh technology really shines in the cabin of this new generation pickup, so much so that it’s carrying over to other models in the Ram lineup. There’s no such thing as perfect, but these beefy heavy-duty Ram pickups are as close as it gets and now Ram just introduced the all-new 2019 Tradesman HD. Let’s see what’s got people raving. (more…)
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. (more…)
The all-new heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 were recently unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and it’s got everyone’s tongues wagging thanks to its promises of industry-leading towing and hauling capabilities. Aiming to win the hearts of truck buyers by emulating the success of the Ram 1500 (whose 2018 redesign earned it plenty Truck of the Year awards), both of these heavy-duty pickups will offer highly-coveted advanced safety features, bigger and beefier design, a world-class cabin, luxurious trims and so much more. With Ram riding the coattails of their own success it’s easy to predict that Detroit truck battles are going to intensify. Here’s what we know so far. (more…)
The pickup segment is embroiled in a ruthless race to launch the latest heavy-duty (HD) truck, and by the looks of it, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in the lead. Ford has been busy testing the next generation of its HD trucks, while General Motors recently made their HD truck styling cues a matter of public record before a 2019 debut, but it’s FCA that’s been quietly working in the background to launch an extra-capable truck. The Ram HD is closely related to the light-duty pickup that debuted earlier this year – the all-new Ram 1500. Here’s what we know about the 2020 Ram HD pickup truck so far. (more…)
Still figuring out which truck to buy? These are 10 truck terms you need to know before making any purchase on a truck. What you end up with comes down to what you’ll use your truck for, but consider all the reasons below when making your choice.
Cummins is a engine designer and manufacturer that is well-known for their heavy-duty diesel truck engines. All Ram Heavy Duty trucks and Ram Commercial Duty trucks are available with a 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Depending on the transmission the 6.7L Cummins engine is paired with a Ram truck can produce between 650-930 lb-ft of torque.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Simply put, a vehicle’s GVWR is a weight restriction. The number is accrued from the weight of the vehicle, weight of additional accessories, cargo and as a rule of thumb, you’d not want your vehicle loaded with more weight than the vehicle’s GVWR suggests. If the load is too heavy, problems with the ability to break effectively could arise and straining a vehicle’s suspension or tires is a possibility as well. GVWR is an important factor when deciding on which truck to invest in.
When buying a truck, torque is usually more important than horsepower depending on your needs. Torque influences a truck’s towing capabilities more than horsepower. You’ll find that diesel trucks are better for towing due to their bore-to-stroke ratio of diesel engines (long stroke), producing more torque than gas engines of the same size. Diesel engines might have lower horsepower than gas engines, but they provide the power to pull tens of thousands of pounds because torque is the force behind a vehicle’s ability to move forward in the first place.
In comparison to torque, horsepower is responsible for maintaining a truck at high speeds. Measured at higher RPMs, horsepower is important when considering any truck purchase. When you’re in cruise control and maintaining your drive, that’s where horsepower comes into play. If you’re spending most of your time on the road, having higher horsepower is ideal over torque, depending on the job you’re doing.
Dually is a term for trucks with two wheels on both sides of the rear axle. Dually trucks are primarily used to provide stability when towing large loads. In the event of a tire blowout while carrying large cargo, you’ll likely still be able to tow and get to where you need; great for piece of mind. However, dually trucks are wider, so they can be a little harder to fit in parking lot spaces.
Axle Ratios are quite varied amongst automakers, on purpose. An axle ratio is the device that connects the rear axle to the driveshaft and engine. The lower the axle number, the better fuel economy. However, the higher the number the higher a truck’s towing power. In more recent years, half-ton trucks with small V8 engines are able to tow over 10,000 pounds. Drivers who tow more often might want to have a higher axle ratio so they can tow more weight.
How much can your vehicle take with you on your drive? The towing capacity is the number that signifies how much your vehicle can tow. If you know what you need to pull on a regular basis, make sure you buy a truck that can get the job done.
Payload capacity is the maximum operating weight/mass a truck can safely carry. The figure is provided by the manufacturer. Whether you’re in the market for a light duty or heavy duty truck, an important measure to know is a vehicle’s payload capacity.
Air Suspension allows trucks greater comfort while driving. Air suspension also creates boosted towing capabilities and drivers can sense firmness in their ability to pull heavier loads. For drivers that want a little bit of luxury to ensure their truck rides like a dream, this is a feature worth test driving to figure out if air suspension is a must.
Chassis cabs represent a body style, usually for medium duty truck commercial vehicles without any bed or other body panels. The vehicle is sold with solely chassis rails and a cab. The chassis cab is ideal for businesses or individuals that are going to put machinery ot an upfit in place of truck bed.
If you have any questions about trucks or truck terms, don’t hesitate to ask us! Miami Lakes Ram is a knowledgeable truck dealer and we have a huge selection of Ram trucks. Come by and test drive some models today.