The Fast Lane Truck has given the 2017 Ram 3500 their Gold Hitch award for the heavy-duty segment!
The process in which TFLtruck comes to the conclusion for which truck wins the awards is a harsh test. The editors take the chosen trucks to the Eisenhower Pass “Ike Gauntlet.” The pass is known for its grueling climb and reaches elevations more than 11,000 feet. This makes it the perfect place to really test out the capability of a truck.
“The 2017 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was loaded with a 21,600-pound trailer for Gross Combined Weight of nearly 31,000 pounds,” said Andre Smirnov, the tech editor at TFLtruck. “The Ram dually came out on top based on its confident downhill performance, consistent uphill climb and leading observed fuel mileage among the competitors.”
While the Ike Gauntlet is a major test for TFLtruck to determine award results, other factors matter as well. Comfort, design, and other such things matter and in all of these, that is where the 2017 Ram 3500 won in its segment.
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