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2013 Ram 3500 Offers Class-Leading 30,000-lb Maximum Towing Capacity

New Rated Capacity Tops Next-Closest Competitor by Nearly 7000 lb

Jan 8, 2013
For those who thought the capability battle among full-size HD trucks was waning, Ram has proclaimed "game on." We knew as soon as Ram announced a maximum torque output of 850 lb-ft for the latest version of the Cummins 6.7-liter diesel, it wouldn't let that epic amount of twist go to waste, and now we know how it will be used.
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Ram has just announced the maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity for the 2013 Ram 3500 at a staggering 30,000 lb. That's 6900 lb higher than the next-closest rated Silverado/Sierra 3500 dually 4WD. Even Ford's mighty F-450 Super Duty comes in with "only" a 24,700-lb capacity.
The 2013 Ram 3500's towing capacity even comes within a few hundred pounds of the next closest competitor's Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating of 30,500. The GCWR of the 2013 Ram 3500 is 37,600 lb.
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The Ram Chassis Cab models also get a major bump in capacity as well, with a maximum towing rating of 29,600 lb for the Ram 5500 and a GCWR of 37,500 lb.
These impressive capacities were facilitated by a new, 50,000-psi high-strength steel frame, a new cooling system, and upgraded transmission and transfer case. Further facilitating heavy-duty hauling, the 2013 Ram 3500 also has a roof-mounted rearview camera to help drivers hitch up a fifth-wheel in the bed, or to monitor cargo.
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Source: Chrysler

2015 Ram 3500 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $30,311
MSRP $31,740
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 5.7L V8
Horse Power 383 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 400 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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