Ram 3500 HD can tow up to 30000 lbs

Joanna Estrada
August 12, 2017

With the start of 2018 model year production, Ram Truck is boosting the capability of its 3500 HD pickup model; increasing available torque for its optional diesel engine package and adding an optional fifth wheel designed by Ram Engineering that can tow up to 30,000 lbs.

The news from Ram inches them ahead Ford who had the segment's highest torque rating prior at 925 lb-ft.

The 30,000-lb. fifth-wheel towing uprating is made possible by an in-house hitch design from Ram Engineering.

Ram claims that the new 3500 Heavy Duty is the pickup with the highest torque rating in the segment and the one which offers the heaviest fifth-wheel towing capacity. Although the current Ram 3500 has a maximum towing capacity of 31,210lbs with the gooseneck connection, the 5th wheel setup for the current truck has a limit of 25,000lbs, forcing buyers to make some changes if they wanted to tow to the fullest potential with that style receiver.

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

Ram claims highest-ever torque rating for a pickup
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About Ram Truck Brand Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America's longest-lasting line of pickups.

The closest competitor for the Ram 3500 in the world of heavy duty pickups is the Ford F350, which when properly equipped can pull 32,000lbs with the PowerStroke Diesel packing 925lb-ft of torque.

Sales of the Ram brand trucks have climbed in 2017. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

The hitch has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,395.

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