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2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

August 3, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Equipment Today magazine today named the Ram 1500 Tradesman to its 2011 Contractors’ Top 50 Products awards list.

According to the Equipment Today Editor Becky Schultz: “Recipients of the award were selected based on the volume of reader inquiries and views over the past year for new products published in Equipment Today magazine and posted on the ForConstructionPros.com website.”

“I can’t imagine a better truck for hard-working professional contractors than the Ram 1500 Tradesman. The Ram Tradesman is specifically designed to meet the critical needs of construction jobsites and is engineered for maximum productivity to out-work the competition, hence the name Tradesman“.

-Fred Diaz, President and CEO
Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico – Chrysler Group LLC

Equipment Today’s 2011 Contractors’ Top 50 Products will be featured in a special section of the Sept. 2011 issue of the magazine and on ForConstructionPros.com.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

About the Ram 1500 Tradesman

Durability, reliability and value for the money are the top three considerations for truck customers. Their truck is the most important tool they own, one they’ll use every day and one that they depend on.

To meet those needs, Ram Tradesman offers better performance for the price than any other work truck.

Ram Tradesman starts with the Ram 1500, and adds useful features such as a standard HEMI V8 engine, six-speed transmission and Class IV trailer hitch with lighted above-bumper four- and seven-pin trailer wiring connectors. Ram Tradesman also comes with heavy-duty engine cooling, a heavy-duty transmission cooler and rugged Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires

Ram 1500 Tradesman combines an impressive 390 hp / 407 ft.-lb. of torque with 20 mpg fuel efficiency and delivers best-in-class standard work truck capability, towing 10,450 lbs.

The Ram 1500 Tradesman is designed to meet the needs of small businessmen, construction jobsites and commercial fleets. It’s a hard-working truck for hard-working people.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman

About the Award

The editorial team from Equipment Today, which reaches 77,000 construction equipment owners, and the Equipment Network on ForConstructionPros.com, the industry’s No. 1 construction web portal, tallied product inquiries for the last 12 months, including product introductions from the construction industry’s biggest North American trade show, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which was held earlier this year.

Their analysis resulted in the final 2011 Equipment Today’s Contractors’ Top 50 Products, a listing of the industry’s foremost game changers. Additional information will be available in the September issue of Equipment Today and on ForConstructionPros.com.

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Ram Trucks

Ram Trucks

The Ram Truck Brand yesterday released a series of six videos that show various 2011 Ram Truck Vehicles. You can see the 2011 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn, 2011 Ram 1500 Express2011 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with Dakota Bodies service body upfit, 2011 Ram 3500 Max Tow2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab with Knapheide dump body as well as the 2011 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab with Terex aerial device and Dakota body in the videos below.

About Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as the newest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle brand. Creating a stand-alone brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

For 2011, the Ram Truck brand added the hardest-working Ram trucks — the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks — to its already award-winning truck lineup which includes the rugged and reliable Dakota, the Ram Cargo Van, Ram 1500 – the most-awarded Ram truck ever – and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups.

The 2011 Ram 1500 was named a Consumers Digest Best Buy and AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star. Ram 1500‘s smooth-riding suspension and 20 mpg, 390 hp HEMI V8 are just two of the reasons it beat the competition. Ram 1500 was also named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

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Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

May 2, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – They don’t get much bigger, have more range or more pulling power than the Ram “Long-Hauler” Concept truck.

On display at selected events across the country, the Ram Long-Hauler is based on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, and is designed to suit the needs of anyone that tows multiple or heavy trailers, drives long distances or small business owners looking for a “work horse” at the job site.

Designers started with a Class 5 Ram 5500 Crew Cab and converted to a Mega Cab passenger compartment, added an 8-foot box and upped the range between refueling stops with a mid-ship fuel tank. Combined with a second frame-mounted tank and a third, optional, bed-mounted auxiliary tank, total fuel capacity is 170 gallons.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

With a 197.4 – inch wheelbase and 37,500 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR), the concept Long-Hauler from Ram is just the truck for those wanting to step up from a traditional Class 3 (one-ton) or Class 4 truck. Overall length of the Ram Long-Hauler is 24 feet, height is 79.1 inches and estimated curb weight is 9,300 lbs.

The powertrain for the concept truck includes an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram’s legendary diesel engine is mated to a six-speed, Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer case coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels.

Riding on a full Kelderman Air Suspension front and rear and 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels, on-road driving dynamics are civilized and even the toughest road surfaces are easily absorbed providing the driver and passengers with a smooth, comfortable ride. In fact Ram Long-Hauler‘s ride qualities are more inline with those of a 3/4-ton truck. The suspension package also is self-leveling with kneel feature.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

On the exterior, brilliant black paint is accented by white gold metallic lower two-tone including body side moldings and wide wheel flares at the front and rear. Up front, a bull bar extends the entire width of the vehicle. For full use of the bed, the spare tire is located under the box. To help make trailer line-up easier on the fifth wheel, a separate back-up camera provides a full view of the bed.

A custom hitch-access tailgate allows easy hook-ups without the need to open or remove the entire tailgate.

Inside, interior noise levels have been heavily dampened with an upgraded NVH package that ensures a quiet cabin environment. The Long-Hauler includes 2+2 leather seating with a specific, high comfort driver seat. Rear passenger comfort is assured with power-adjustable footrests and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.

In-cabin power includes 115V and 12V outlets front and rear. With the interior Wi-Fi enabled, passengers can easily work on laptop computers connected to the Internet during long drives.

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Ram Long-Hauler Concept

Additional cabin features also include a laptop storage area and a safe for valuables. Interior items designed to keep the driver monitoring of vehicle performance will include a tire pressure monitoring system, rear axle temperature gauge and exhaust gas temperature and boost gauges. Convenience features also include an inductive charger and DVD player with overhead screen for rear seat passengers to enjoy their favorite programs and entertainment.

The rear seats and console also fold flat for additional storage or as a berth for resting.

Ram Truck has identified a potential market for a Class 5 pickup, including race car teams, car haulers, RV owners, ranchers and rodeo competitors, boaters and commercial expediting operations.

The Ram Long-Hauler, while only a concept, will be seen across the country in the next eight months to help gauge public opinion on the appeal of a vehicle that provides an upgrade from a 1-ton truck without moving up to a full Class 6 truck.

To read more about the Ram Long Hauler Concept and where you can check it out, visit the original post from Chrysler.

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