New Ram on the scene

The newest Dodge truck is the Ram 3500 chassis cab, rolled out the first of this month at the National Truck Equipment Assn. show in Atlanta. The 2007-model Class 3 carries a single-rear-wheel GVWR of 10,200 lb., while maximum GVWR for dual-rear-wheel models is 12,500 lb. When equipped with optional diesel power, the truck has a GCWR of 23,000 lb. Standard power is a Chrysler V8 330-hp. Hemi engine;

The newest Dodge truck is the Ram 3500 chassis cab, rolled out the first of this month at the National Truck Equipment Assn. show in Atlanta. The 2007-model Class 3 carries a single-rear-wheel GVWR of 10,200 lb., while maximum GVWR for dual-rear-wheel models is 12,500 lb. When equipped with optional diesel power, the truck has a GCWR of 23,000 lb.

Standard power is a Chrysler V8 330-hp. Hemi engine; a new 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel is also available. The Ram 3500 is offered in single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel models and two cab-axle lengths (60 and 84 in.) are available.

Chrysler Group said other key features include:

  • All-new commercial-grade chassis

  • Flat “clean” frame rails with 34-in. frame rail spacing

  • 50-ksi steel one-piece C-channel frame

  • 52-gal. standard fuel tank

  • ”Best in class” interior room: 121.6 cu. ft. for Quad Cab models and 65.2 cu. ft. for regular cab models.

  • All chassis components are below frame surface, assuring versatility for virtually any up-fit application.

  • 15,000-mi. oil change intervals

  • Four-wheel ABS disc brakes

  • Optional exhaust brake

  • Extensive safety and security enhancements



The Ram 3500 offers a 6-sp. automatic transmission (diesel only) with PTO capability or a 6-sp. manual with PTO capability. An electronic-shift transfer case is offered as well as the factory-installed exhaust brake option.

Over a dozen advanced safety technologies as well as security features are available including:

  • Belt Alert enhanced seat-belt reminder system

  • Three-point belts with pretensioners

  • Energy-absorbing steering column
    www.dodge.com


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