2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups impress with their towing ability

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 3, 2013

The towing ability of Chrysler’s revised 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups is unparalleled. Last September, these pickup models were introduced but the specs related to towing, gross combined weight rating, and payload were undisclosed. So it certainly comes as a pleasant surprise now that the new Ram HD picks are indeed very impressive. The new 2013 Ram 3500 can tow up as much as 30,010 pounds. In a prepared release, Fred Diaz, president and CEO of the Ram brand, said that the new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty was designed to be the undisputed Heavy Duty ‘King of the Road.’ Its new rigs offer the top key characteristic that customers consider to be the most significant: “uncompromising capability.”

He added that HD customers should know that its pickup ranks first through third when it comes to towing capability, reliability and engine performance, respectively. The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty trucks boast all of these qualities as well as offer an incredibly low total cost of ownership. The updated 2013 Ram 3500 pickup has a maximum gross combined weight rating of 37,600 pounds.

This is almost 7600 higher than an outgoing 2012 Ram 3500. The 30,010 max trailer rating figure is linked to a base Ram 3500 ST/Tradesman 4×2 model with dual rear wheels, a regular cab, and a long box. This truck features the high-output 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel (which is mated to a six-speed Aisin automatic) and an optional 4.10:1 rear axle. This trailer rating makes it better than both Ford’s F350 (maximum trailer weight of 21,700- 22,800 pounds with a fifth-wheel), the F450 (24,700 pounds maximum with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck), and the Chevrolet Silverado/ GMC Sierra 3500 (23,100 pounds).

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