2017 Ram 3500 Earns Prestigious Award
Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Ram 3500 had received a Gold Hitch award in the heavy-duty segment from The Fastlane Truck (TFLtruck). Viewed by almost 2.5 million truck buyers, TFLtruck is the most popular online source for video news, reviews and views when it comes to trucks.
In order to thoroughly test the trucks, TFL editors took each them through the notorious Eisenhower Pass "Ike Gauntlet" near Denver, CO. Towing a loaded gooseneck trailer, each truck climbed elevations above 11,000 feet, facingan increased grade near the summit. In addition to this rigorous test, trucks were also judged on their overall performance while unloaded. Eligible trucks include 2017 model year trucks and any trucks from previous years that were not significantly altered for 2017. Only trucks tested before March 1, 2017 were considered. Powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine, the Ram 3500 earned the award thanks to its comfort, fuel economy, superior pulling power and how well it handles extreme towing conditions.
In a press release, Andre Smirnov, technical editor at TFLtruck, commented, “The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was loaded with a 21,600-pound trailer for Gross Combined Weight of nearly 31,000 pounds. The Ram dually came out on top based on its confident downhill performance, consistent uphill climb and leading observed fuel mileage among the competitors.”
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