February 7, 2019
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
The new 2019 Ram Chassis Cab 3500, 4500 and 5500 trucks are a many durable, many able and many assured cab and framework trucks Ram has engineered. With a segment-leading towing ability adult to 35,220 pounds and a tip Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds, Ram’s heaviest haulers are built for oppressive avocation cycles while achieving new levels of potency and upfitter friendliness.
The Ram Chassis Cab outpaces a foe with a high-strength steel frame, some-more absolute braking system, softened cessation tuning and active reserve systems such as Automatic Emergency Braking — not found on any other lorry in a segment. All mix to broach a tip capability numbers for diesel- and gas-powered trucks — 35,220 pounds of towing and 12,510 pounds of payload.
“Our new 2019 Ram Chassis Cab leads by instance with upfitter and patron submit sum with all-new record and powertrain systems to grasp a tip accessible towing capacities of 35,220 pounds and adult to 43,000 pounds of sum weight,” pronounced Rob Wichman, Head of Ram Engineering. “The Ram Chassis Cab line of trucks also focuses on areas many critical to a patron including sum cost of ownership, capability, trustworthiness and upfit solutions.”
Ram Chassis Cab trucks come in 4 industry-standard support lengths totalled in inches from a cab to a behind spindle (CA): CA 60, CA 84, CA 108 and CA 120. Frame rail breadth also follows attention discipline during 34-inch spacing. All 2019 frames are built with adult to 97-percent high-strength steel and 8 apart cranky members. Hydroformed front rails yield optimal strength and mass efficiency. With upfits in mind, Ram Chassis Cab behind support sections underline a C-channel pattern with prosaic ascent aspect — 0 member division above a rails, creation upfit and appendage design/installation easy and reliable. Additionally, pre-drilled holes are designed via a structure to lane upfit lines or mountain hardware associated to a upfit. Additionally, Ram was a initial medium-duty framework cab pattern with all fuel-fill tubes routed by a support to equivocate a need for relocation during upfit.
Increased breadth on front support rails accommodate a wider 4500/5500 Chassis Cab lane and capacitate front cessation springs to be positioned somewhat outboard to beget certain hurl stiffness. The new 3500 cranky member brings a extended coupling aspect formulating a stiff, strong front territory while ensuring best mass potency with no need for reinforcements notwithstanding figure complexity. The lane bar is upheld by a redesigned support mountain for combined together strength. Center support rail sections are roll-formed, an fit means for progressing unchanging strength in rebate formidable longitudinal sections.
An auxiliary fuel daub exists on tip of a fuel tank for additional fueling needs such as a generator or welder and a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is finished underneath a cab, divided from a upfit zone. The 2019 MY Ram Chassis Cab also offers a twin fuel-tank complement on both diesel and 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gas engines. The complement consists of twin fuel tanks with eccentric fill necks. A mid-ship-positioned tank carries 22 gallons, and a behind tank carries 52 gallons for a best-in-class fuel-volume of 74 gallons. The complement is self-leveling, automatically transferring fuel between a tanks, expelling a need to switch between fuel sources. When both tanks are full, a complement draws fuel from a front tank until it’s down approximately 5 gallons, during that indicate a siphon starts transferring fuel to a front tank progressing a turn until a behind tank is depleted. Once a behind tank is depleted, all fuel is drawn from a front tank.
Ram 3500 Chassis Cab 10k trucks come customary with a fill-in camera to be custom-mounted depending on a upfit; also discretionary on 3500, 4500 and 5500. An additional, exclusive, auxiliary connected camera choice can be placed in a plcae that best serves a operator. Both cameras yield high-definition energetic imaging on a 12-inch or 8.4-inch arrangement for joining a trailer or maneuvering with singular margin of vision. Also, a cargo-view camera located in a Center High- Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) provides a perspective of a upfit for easier tie to fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers as good as monitoring a upfit. The discretionary 270-degree camera-view complement also contributes to a prolonged list of new technology.
Ram Chassis Cab trucks have cessation systems versed for constant, complicated payloads adult to 12,510 pounds. Ram engineers tuned a framework to hoop a tip capability accessible though also broach float peculiarity unloaded.
A three-link, coil-sprung front cessation on 2019 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is designed to yield incomparable hurl control with incomparable loads. This is achieved with a 35mm stabilizer bar and outward-positioned springs, as good as twin vast frame-to-axle radius arms. Constructed of steel and approximately 40 inches in length, a arms safeguard optimal front torsional rigidity with 3 vast bushings per arm located during a support and spindle connections. The bushings naturally beget a force to negate hurl motion, regardless of load. An discretionary 10k GVWR Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SRW indication provides blurb lorry business a Chassis Cab-truck-light choice and is accessible with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine.
The front cessation on a Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab is a five-link, coil-sprung cessation with a lamp axle. Its strength and continuance equates to revoke cost of ownership, and a complement provides an superb multiple of ride, doing and off-road doing characteristics while delivering adult to 35,220 pounds of towing ability and 12,510 pounds of payload. Four together heading links position a spindle longitudinally. A lane bar provides together location. An fit link-type stabilizer bar and heavy-duty startle absorbers are standard. The combined rigidity of rectilinear territory control arms provides some-more accurate control of cessation travel.
Front startle absorbers have gas-charged pistons and built-in miscarry transport stops. Shock-absorber tuning is singular to any Chassis Cab wheelbase and engine combination. The top and revoke control arms incorporate vast rubber bushings during a spindle and support ends to revoke impact-bump harshness, and high urethane hop bumpers are tuned to yield light rendezvous during full transport on vast bumps. An discretionary high-capacity front cessation package charity on 4500/5500 Chassis Cab models provides limit front GAWR enabled by taller springs and aloft open rates. The package is endorsed on any car versed with a forward-biased weight upfit such as an aerial bang or snow-plow packages.
The behind root cessation on all 2019 Ram Chassis Cab trucks has been tuned to grasp a tip accessible towing capacities of 35,220 pounds and adult to 43,000 pounds of Gross Combined Weight, assisting keep car opinion during load, and yield doing advantages in terms of hurl steering and altogether car dynamics (front/rear phasing). The complement consists of two-stage longitudinal root springs to yield a gentle float regardless of load.
The 2019 MY Ram Chassis Cab lineup facilities a reward recirculating-ball steering rigging with strong steering linkages that broach extended and accurate on-center feel notwithstanding a vehicles’ aloft GVWR, cargo and GCWR towing capacities. Large-diameter drag (29mm) and cross-vehicle links (51mm) safeguard reward steering characteristics regardless of cargo or draw bucket and a reward steering rigging incorporates toleration characteristics for extended steering smoothness, reduced lash, and superb on-center feel with probably no viewed drift. The steering complement is tuned to revoke steering bid and enhances steering complement control and confidence. The steering linkage provides douse fittings, as approaching by this shred of a market, to concede upkeep and urge a continuance of a steering system. Dimensional control regulating steering-knuckle caster and cove settings eases circle fixing for some-more accurate steering and reduced tire wear.
Four-wheel, hydro-boost front brakes are customary on 2019 Ram Chassis Cab models (vacuum on 3500 10k variant). The braking complement on a 2019 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab upgrades a calipers, upholder and master cylinder. Combined with a incomparable ratio pedal swing, a ascent delivers a assured and absolute execution with small bid from a driver. The reengineered complement also offers shorter interlude distances and braking to compare a tip capability. Ram 3500 Chassis Cab front rotors magnitude 14.17 inches (360mm) in hole and are clamped with dual-piston calipers; behind rotors are 14.09 inches (358mm) and also use dual-piston calipers.
Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks also advantage from increasing stop force with reduced stop pedal effort, complementing a increasing capability and charity shorter interlude distances. Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab front rotors magnitude 15.35 inches (390mm) in hole and are clamped with dual-piston calipers; behind rotors also are 15.35 inches (390mm) and also use dual-piston calipers.
Light-weighting efforts embody an aluminum hood, that now weighs 27 pounds rebate and contributes to an altogether weight reduction. The cab behind row area is transparent for palliate of upfit. Ram Engineering provides instructions to emanate a pass-through cab for puncture vehicles and name vocational applications.
The 2019 MY Ram Chassis Cab lineup uses tuned powertrain mounts and C-pillar physique hydromounts to revoke NVH and urge float quality. The three-mount powertrain pattern incorporates frame-mounted brackets that lift a engine mounts, while delivery mounts use twin rubber-halved dampers and transport limiters. Each are optimally tuned for a specific powertrain configuration. The C-pillar-position physique hydromounts — practical on any side of all Crew Cab configured trucks — incorporate twin cavities (upper/lower), hydraulic liquid and diameter-specific tuning. Within a mounts, a flexibility of a liquid and a rubber itself have been tuned to Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and cargo capabilities, enhancing siege regardless of bucket or draw conditions.
A infancy of a blurb lorry upfits need to tie into a car electrical complement and certain swift business need entrance to car information to even be considered, generally ambulance packages and some focus companies. A best-in-class Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM) is able of communicating between aftermarket modules and several bureau control modules. The VSIM upfitter interface procedure facilities some-more than 70 inputs and outputs, including lighting controls, doorway position, and stifle and delivery position. The class-leading procedure acts as a secure gateway to a vehicles’ electrical systems and information train design to capacitate safe, secure plug-and-play connectivity for upfitter friendship and increasing reliability. Additional tie points embody 7 trailer-tow circuits, a high-amperage battery energy indicate for ascent electrical eyelets and bureau hermetic under-hood auxiliary switch connections.
The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab is versed with intelligent battery sensor technology, that ceaselessly measures a upsurge of stream into and out of a battery. The complement is an enabler for intelligent bucket shedding, evenly shutting off name electrical systems onboard a car when a battery is using low to assistance forestall serve exhausting a battery.
Ram offers twin opposite dual-alternator systems on a 2019 Ram Chassis Cab, providing additional energy for aloft electrical loads from blurb car upfits and accessories. Models versed with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gas engine also offer a class-exclusive dual-alternator complement — a initial and usually focus of a kind in possibly category — that combines 220- and 160-amp units for best-in-class 380-amps of sum output. Ram Chassis Cabs versed with a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine offer twin 220-amp alternators (best-in-class 440 amps total).
Ram Chassis Cab business can suffer a preference of energy trailer-tow mirrors and a combination, energy rear-sliding window with defrost. Auto rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam conduct lamps also are available, adding to a full bucket of calm charity in a new 2019 Ram Chassis Cab.
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP AND UNSURPASSED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY — 5 -YEARS/ 100,000-MILES
Operating costs are of good care for owners who use their trucks for work. The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab binds class-leading facilities in:
- Fuel economy
- Extended upkeep cycle (oil change of 12,000 miles, fuel-filter life on diesel)
- Brake life with modernized engine empty stop (Smart Brake)
The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab is corroborated with an unrivalled 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain singular guaranty covers a cost of all tools and labor indispensable to correct a lonesome powertrain member — engine, delivery and expostulate system. Coverage also includes giveaway towing to a nearest Ram Truck dealer, if necessary. The guaranty also is transferable, permitting business who sell their lorry during a guaranty duration to pass a coverage on to a new owner. The customary 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for a Ram Chassis Cab, from a physique to a electrical system.
The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab is built during a Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.