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The 2018 Ram 3500 Makes a Train-Pulling 930 LB-FT of Torque

And can pull up to 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg)

And can pull up to 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg)

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. Ram has heard you and wants to help. It will now sell you a Ram 3500 with 930 lb-ft. Just think of all the things you can pull now thanks to that extra 5 lb-ft of torque. The opportunities are endless.

The Ram 3500 still uses a 6.7-liter Cummins I-6, but a variable geometry turbocharger and improved fuel flow now allow it to run higher boost. As a result, the engine now makes 30 lb-ft more torque than it did before. Despite the higher boost, Ram promises that durability hasn’t been compromised.

You can also add a fifth-wheel hitch, which will allow you to tow up to 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg). 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. You’ll be able to add the new hitch for $1,395 USD or order it as part of a package. If that’s not enough towing capacity for you, the 3500 is also rated to haul 31,210 pounds (14,157 kg) with a gooseneck hitch.

Look for the 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty to hit dealerships this month.

Source: FCA