Ram Introduces All-New 2019 Ram Chassis Cab Work Trucks

Ram Introduces All-New 2019 Ram Chassis Cab Work Trucks

Ram are ushering in a new generation of work trucks with the introduction of the 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab work trucks that are set to be the most durable and most capable cab and chassis trucks they have ever engineered. The trucks will offer a segment-leading towing capacity of up to 15,975 kg (35,220 lbs), the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 19,504 kg (43,000 lbs) and payload up to 5,674 kg (12,510 lbs).

The standard engine for the new Chassis Cab models will be the 6.4L HEMI V8 that produces up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque with the 3500 Chassis Cab employing an exclusive Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation to help increase fuel economy. In addition, all Chassis Cab models will feature interactive Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off which stops the fuel flow to the cylinders when decelerating to improve fuel economy. The other engine option for the trucks will be a revised Cummins 6.7L inline-six turbo diesel paired to the Aisin AS69RC electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with optional Power Take-Off (PTO) capability to deliver 360 horsepower and 800 lb-ft. of torque.

The Ram Chassis Cab trucks come in four industry-standard frame lengths measured in inches from the cab to the rear axle (CA): CA 60, CA 84, CA 108 and CA 120. The frame rail width also follows industry guidelines at 86 cm (34-in.) spacing while all the 2019 frames are built with up to 97 percent high-strength steel and eight separate cross members. The rear frame sections of the trucks feature a C-channel design with a flat mounting surface with zero component interference above the rails making upfit and accessory design/installation easy and reliable.

The Ram Chassis Cab is the only truck in the segment to offer an array of active and passive systems to assist the driver and passengers including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with trailer brakes available on all trim levels.

Four trim levels will be offered including Tradesman, SLT, Laramie and Limited all of which share exterior design elements with the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. A new instrument panel pushes the central controls up and toward the driver and at the centre will be the available Uconnect 4C NAV on a 12-in. fully reconfigurable touchscreen with graphics designed specifically for the various models. Also new is the 3.5-in. and 7-in. electronic-configurable colour driver information cluster displays which allow operators to monitor critical engine parameters.

The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab models will be built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico and will be available sometime during the second quarter of 2019. Pricing is set to be announced at a later date.

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