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“Sixteen Tons” is an old country song about the toughness of working in the coal mines, but it might as well describe the towing capacity and overall capability of the new Dodge Ram 3500. True, the 30,000 pound towing capacity isn’t quite 16 tons, but it’s close enough for most people’s needs and more than you’ll ever require for even the biggest recreational load. Now with a hill-flattening 930 pound-feet of torque, the new Ram 3500 dominates the heavy duty truck segment for initial takeoff power. “Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capability,” according to Ram brand executive Mike Manley. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.” Check out the capability of the entire Ram lineup by visiting Chapman Dodge in Scottsdale.

Diesel Improvements Provide Added Power

Dodge worked alongside Cummins to improve the 6.7L diesel engine to coax 30 more pound-feet of torque than last-year’s model. The two companies modified the turbocharger and increased the fuel delivery flow rate to find the extra power while still keeping the diesel’s efficiency and durability. An in-house fifth wheel hitch design provides the connectivity that allows for the massive towing capability. The engine is paired with your choice of a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The engine only requires oil changes every 15,000 miles, saving you time and money.

Rear Air Suspension Keeps You Level

Ram is the only truck brand offering rear auto-level air suspension to keep your load level no matter the weight or terrain. Just push a button and you can select from two ride heights to better align your truck with the trailer. The air suspension also provides a much more comfortable ride than other trucks, something that had been previously lacking in the heavy duty pickup category.

Don’t Leave the Creature Comforts at Home

You might miss your big screen TV when you’re out on the road, but other than that the Dodge Ram 3500 offers all the comforts of home. Versatile seating options provide comfort for every passenger, while available leather seating and a killer infotainment system provides the sophistication and luxury that might make you forget you’re pulling an enormous trailer. There’s plenty of storage and connections for everyone’s electronic devices. Steering wheel-mounted controls let you keep your eye on the road while taking charge of all the important vehicle functions. There are plenty of trim levels that offer features and price points for everyone. Test drive the new Dodge Ram when you take a trip to Chapman Dodge in Scottsdale.