The Ram Truck brand today announced that it would offer a new Ram 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty pickup designed to deliver unparalleled capability in the half-ton segment.
With an 11,500-pound maximum trailer rating and 3,100-pound payload, the Ram 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty tows and hauls more than any other light-duty truck. The Ram 1500 Heavy Duty’s 17,500-pound gross combined weight rating (GCWR) also tops all half-ton pickups in the market.
Available exclusively as a 4x2 regular cab truck with an 8-foot bed, the Ram 1500 Tradesman HD is built for ultimate capability.
The Ram 1500 Heavy Duty incorporates several technical features that distinguish it from other Ram 1500 models and give it best-in-class capability for hauling and for pulling heavy loads.
For starters, the Ram 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty delivers a 3/4-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty frame with increased steel gauges, heavy-duty axles and eight-lug wheel hubs.
The Ram 1500 Tradesman HD is equipped with the Heavy Duty version of the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine rated at 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, plus heavy-duty cooling, larger HD brakes, the HD six-speed automatic transmission and standard Class IV hitch with lighted, above-bumper 4- and 7-pin trailer wiring connectors.
The Ram 1500 Tradesman HD arrives at Barry Sanders Supercenter the in the first quarter of 2012. If you are interested in this all-new Ram Tradesman purchase it online today.
The Ram 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty is the newest member of the Tradesman family of trucks, which were launched in February 2011.
The Tradesman, which is aimed at one of the pickup truck category’s largest traditional customer bases, is a value-priced option package designed to meet the hard-working needs of small-business owners, construction jobsites and commercial fleets.
The Ram 1500 Tradesman offers better performance for the price than other work trucks, and even non-HD Tradesman models provide best-in-class standard work truck capability, towing 10,450 lbs.