The 2017 RAM 3500 can haul it all, from sportfishing boats to horse trailers

December 1st, 2016 by

The 2017 RAM 3500 takes towing to the next level. So when you have a job that demands big-boy power, this powerful truck available at your local RAM dealership stands ready to deliver reliable power and towing capacity.

Come into Blue Ridge RAM of Martinsville today and check out the truck that is destined to become your best buddy. From towing your boat on your next fishing trip to Martinsville Reservoir to catch some bass and catfish to hauling cattle to and from the ranch, the RAM 3500 delivers the power you need. And I’m not talking about that little aluminum boat — this beast will tow your huge sportfishing boat without even breaking a sweat!


The 2017 RAM 3500 features a few engine options that can tow from 13,000 pounds to 31,000 pounds.

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Standard V8 HEMI Tows Nearly 14,000 lbs

The latest RAM 3500 comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI VVT engine that packs a punch with a towing capacity of 13,910 pounds and payload capacity of 4,080 pounds. Standard — but far from ordinary, the 5.7-liter V8 delivers 383 horsepower and 400 pounds-per-feet of torque.

Class-Leading Horsepower

The available 6.4-liter heavy duty HEMI V8 upgrades you to the class-leading horsepower of 410 hp and a more-than-capable towing capacity of 16,520 pounds. The maximum payload is 7,390 pounds, and this gas-powered giant from your local RAM dealership can produce 429 pounds-per-feet of torque.

Cummins Turbo Diesel Can Tow More Than 31,000 lbs

If you want the biggest and the best, then update to the king of the RAM 3500 — the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine, and dominate the work site as well as the highways. This big boy boasts a maximum towing capacity of 31,200 pounds when properly equipped. Maximum payload of 6,720 pounds and torque up to 900 pounds-per-feet is a perfect complement to its ample 385 horsepower.

So why wait any longer? Visit Blue Ridge RAM of Martinsville today and test drive a 2017 RAM 3500. The only drawback is you might need a bigger boat for the weekend adventures at Martinsville Reservoir because a standard boat will just look silly behind your new RAM truck.

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