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How are Ram chassis cabs selling?

by David Zatz on

There hasn’t been much Ram chassis-cab news, but sales are still moving briskly. A Ram engineer told Allpar that sales were largely constrained by capacity; and Dave Sowers, the head of Ram Commercial, told us, “Our sales are increasing, up 16% YTD.  We will continue to push to maximize our capacity and fulfill the great demand that we have for our chassis products.”

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The Class 3 (Ram 3500) chassis cabs are popular among landscapers and contractors, and in agricultural applications, according to Mr. Sowers . The Class 4/5 (Ram 4500, 5500) chassis cabs are popular among vocations that require more weight capacity: hauling and towing, field service (aerial buckets, crane service, etc), dump trucks, hot shot delivery, and, again, in agriculture.

Since every truck needs to be “upfit”  — have a major body part put on top of the frame, behind the cab — the Ram chassis cabs were designed for this, with special thought to the electrical system and frames that have no upward-protruding parts.

2016 brought a new Ram 3500 single-rear-wheel model with a 10,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating; best in class dual fuel tanks (74 gallons) on 60” and longer models (earlier, an 84” length was needed); an optional Bluetooth AM/FM radio; and optional front parking sensors.

 

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