When you need the largest pickup truck in the Ram lineup to get the job done you need the Ram 3500. This is the massive monster that brings in the equipment you’re looking for and the ride that you want so that you can pull a building down, tow a mountain to a new location or create a brand new river. This is the truck that must have been used to carve the landscape of America because it certainly seems to be the one that’s powerful enough to get the job done and make some serious changes on the topography of this country.
With a truck of this size and power, you want to start with the powertrains to see what they offer. The Ram 3500 has two engines offered but has one that’s tuned a couple different ways. The base engine for this truck is the only gasoline powered one which is a 6.4-liter V8 engine which produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission to give you the power delivery you need when looking for the right truck to get the job done for you.
Next up is the 6.7-liter turbocharge diesel six-cylinder engine that provides you with three different power levels. This engine can be had with the same six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. For the automatic, you can have 350 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque while the automatic delivers 370 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is tuned up for the 3500 to make the highest power rating possible at 385 horsepower and 900 lb.-ft. of torque to be the highest level of power offered on this impressive workhorse of a great truck for you to use for whatever you need.
If you’re looking for the heavy duty truck that’s right for you and your needs, the 3500 HD starts out as a truck with only a few items for you to use. This Tradesman trim comes with a 40/20/40 split front bench seat with some rear storage, air conditioning, vinyl flooring, cruise control, a driver-information center, automatic on/off headlights, a tilt steering wheel but manual windows and locks. The six-speaker audio system offers a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity while the safety of this base trim will give you six air bags and the benefit of electronic stability controls.
Moving up to the optional features of this impressive truck you’ll have several beds and cab options you can choose from. This truck also gives you the aid of a touchscreen navigation system, a conversational voice recognition system, a ten-speaker premium audio system made by Alpine, a full array of backup sonar proximity sensors, power folding trailer tow mirrors, a rearview camera, and the integrated trailer brake if you choose the SLT, Outdoorsman, Laramie or Power Wagon models. You’ll enjoy the ability to make this a truck that works great for you no matter how you have it setup inside and out.
One of the most important aspects of driving a large heavy-duty pickup truck is how well it can tow what you need. The Ram 3500 is capable of towing large amounts. With the gasoline engine, your truck is rated at 16,320 pounds to give you the opportunity to pull a massive trailer that’s heavier than the truck itself. When you have the top end of the diesel power under the hood you can truly move a mountain as the trailer rating comes in at 31,210 pounds which is the best you’ll find across all truck classes.
Are you in need of a great pickup truck to get the job done for you? If so, the 2017 Ram 3500 HD is a truck that’s built to provide you with the massive power you need. Let this truck be the one that will provide you with the ride you want and the equipment you need to get you and everything you need to take along to the destination of your choosing. This big brute is ready to help you reshape the landscape of your area if you’re ready to ride in a truck that’s built for the work that needs to get done.