First 900 lb-ft Ram 3500 Rolls Off Production Line
Torque Battle Escalates with latest Ram HD
We were all impressed a little over a year ago when Ford announced its revised Power Stroke diesel would make 860 lb-ft. At the time, we thought we were surely getting close to the all-time peak of factory diesel power. No sooner had Ford announced that figure that Ram followed up with an 865 lb-ft Cummins. To prove it’s not going down without a fight, Ram upped the ante once again announcing a 900 lb-ft Cummins for their 3500 truck.
Although horsepower remains the same as it has for the past few years at 385, everyone that tows or hauls knows that torque is the magic number that gets jobs done, and Ram has a boatload of it. That colossal load of torque will be coming soon to a dealer near you, with Ram announcing today that the first Ram 3500 with the 900 lb-ft engine has rolled off its line in Saltillo, Mexico, where all Ram HDs are built.
Expect the Ram “900s” to start rumbling into dealerships this fall. All Ram 3500 dually models have a towing capacity of 30,000 pounds or more, with the 3500 regular-cab 2WD taking the crown at 31,210 pounds. We recently predicted that torque output on HD diesel engines would soon crest 1,000 lb-ft. Now, we’re not even sure it’s going to stop there.
Source: Ram Trucks