Can a 2016 Ram 3500 HD Tow a Navy Fighter Plane?

Ram 3500 Towing

‘The Fast Lane Trucks’

What is the most you’ve towed?  The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ now get bragging rights for towing a EA-6B Prowler Jet with their 2016 Ram 3500.

In a new video uploaded to their YouTube page, the stars pay a visit to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.  They decided to lend a hand in moving a Prowler Jet from its place on the museum floor and rather than simply use the tower at the site, they wanted to test out the towing on their truck, a 2016 Ram 3500 to be exact.

It is a sight to behold.  Not only will you get an informational look at the Prowler and what its history of service, but then you’ll get to be amazed as it gets pushed and pulled by a heavy duty Ram truck.  It is the best kind of history lesson!  Check out the video and remember this for the next time you need to purchase a truck to tow your private air force.

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Ram Trucks Headlines May Sales Increase for Chrysler


The month of May was very positive for Ram.  With help from Jeep, Ram was one of the biggest reasons for Chrysler execs to be driving into work with smiles on their faces.  Thanks to Ram sales, Chrysler as a whole posted one of their best May sales in years.

The full gain that Chrysler posted was a 17% increase thanks to Ram Trucks.  On its own, Ram sales were up by 19%.  That number is the truck-maker’s best May sales since 2005.  Heavy-duty truck sales were also up by 34% for the month.

“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales for Chrysler, in a statement.

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2014 Ram 1500 Is an American Truck


There are few things that are thought of as truly “American” as a truck.  Heavy Duty, giant, and powerful are just some ways of describing these behemoths.  American auto-makers have a rich history of producing some of the most capable and long-lasting trucks on the market.  With Memorial Day right around the corner, it is time to recognize which trucks are the “most American.”

Edmunds happened to do that this year.  They put together a list of the 8 ‘most American’ trucks.  In order to make the list took more than just being built by an American company.  Edmunds took into account where the components for each truck was produced.  Other things taken into account is where the research and development occurred as well as where the profits for the sale of the truck end up at.

Placing at the number 2 spot on their list is the 2014 Ram 1500.  The 1500 has a rich history of being an American truck and has been a favorite of truck buyers for years.  The 1500 is 66 percent American derived with the final assembly of the truck being in America and Mexico.  The engine is also made here in the states but the transmission is made both here and in Italy.

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Ram 3500 Case Edition on Display at SEMA 2013


The SEMA show always has the most interesting project vehicles to see. Chrysler has brought out numerous ones for the public to see and for all the reporting on the Dodge Scat Packages and the such, one of the stranger concept vehicles to see was in the truck category, the Ram 3500 Case in Bulldozer Orange.

What is most surprising about this concept heavy-duty truck is noted by The branding on the Ram 3500 is ‘Case.’ Case is the name of the heavy-duty agricultural and construction arm of Fiat Industrial. With this name being referenced in the new Ram, it’s clear that they are trying to sell an image of strength and legacy that comes with a name in 30 years of construction machinery work.

Mopar has done a number on this Ram, however. For starters, the Case Ram comes with a set of roof racks for oversized equipment necessary in more heavy duty work. There’s also heavy-duty running boards and splash guards. The hood is a Power Wagon with Case graphics around it.

Ram has been wanting to pick up steam with people by showing how their trucks are meant for heavier business. It’s clear that by presenting this Case Ram 3500, they really want to stick that message home.

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Ram Truck & Chrysler Donate to the First Response Team of America to Help With Oklahoma After Tornado

UntitledThe Chrysler Foundation, the charity arm of Chrysler, has donated $100,000 dollars to the First Response Team of America to help with the efforts underway to aid Oklahoma after the destructive Tornado. The First Response Team of America is a nonprofit disaster relief organization that helps local first responders and aids with cleanup efforts.

What the First Response Team of America does is head into an area that’s been struck by a disaster and lends a helping hand. They assist with the rubble, water rescues, clearing roads, and a host of other things to help the nearby communities. In order to do this, they require heavy duty equipment and Chrysler has been a supporter for a while now in that regard. The company has already donated three heavy-duty trucks to the team. Ram trucks are included in the long list of heavy equipment they need to handle the cleanup.

Last year, Ram began a partnership with The Weather Channel Companies and the First Response Team of America. The Weather Channel Companies also started the series “Responding by Storm” which reports on the work of the First Response Team of America.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Ram, has this to say, “We know that the road to recovery for residents of Moore and Oklahoma City will be long. The Chrysler Foundation is proud to support First Response Team of America’s efforts to help the people of Oklahoma get back on their feet.”

Chrysler has a history of support for communities dealing with extreme disasters. Just last year, here in New York, Ram donated 20 Ram 1500 Tradesman trucks and $100,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in Oklahoma still dealing with this horrible tradgey.  Please visit the First Response Team of America page and lend any support you can for your fellow Americans.

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2013 Ram 3500 Has the Best Towing of Any Other Truck

12_HD_photogallery_15If you have a big haul then you will be needing the truck that can handle it. The Ram Heavy Duty truck is just the vehicle for the job. In fact, none of the competition can provide the same capability in 2013 that Ram can.

To prove the point, the 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck can deliver 30,000 pounds of trailer capacity. That’s three and a half tons greater than any other truck on the market. The closet the competition can get is 23,100 lbs maximum. That’s not all the 3500 can do. The Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 37,600 pounds is greater than the 30,500 lbs that the competition has. There’s no doubt that the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty is the

That power comes from the upgraded 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. It’s also thanks to the Ram 3500’s new high strength steel frame and a higher-load transmission.

“Towing capability, reliability, and engine performance are ranked first through third, respectively with HD customers,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand. “The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty trucks unequivocally deliver all those things, as well as a very low total cost of ownership.”

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Details Begin to Emerge on the 2013 Ram 1500

Ram has been really prepping up the 2013 Ram 1500 to come out the gate strong. Not one to be outdone by the upcoming Dodge Dart, Ram wants to steal some spotlight. has a more detailed breakdown of just how Ram is making sure that the truck enthusiasts of the world will be looking their way when the new 1500 hits the streets.

The website quotes an interview with Bob Hegbloom, the director of Ram brand, in which he lists off the improvements being implemented into the new design. Many of these new tech upgrades are being made to improve things such as the pickup’s fuel economy in the way of a new Pentastar V-6 engine with an eight speed transmission. There’s also an extensive use of lightweight materials for this goal. It’s still going to be several months before Ram puts out the stats on the fuel economy to see if they can pull it off.

The new 1500 is expected to hit the dealerships this fall. No pricing has been announced as of yet but it hasn’t left truck drivers uninterested in speculating. The move to better efficiency is definitely a step in the right direction. The market is there for a truck, even the heavy duty models, with a lower initial investment and maintenance costs.

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