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Did you know that one of the top towing trucks in the pick-up truck class is the Ram 3500 that is available at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri?! We are pleased to say that you can basically tow a house with the Ram 3500. We want to explore more of its towing capabilities today.

“For 2017, the Ram 3500 is rated to tow a monstrous 31,210 pounds, 1210 pounds more than the 2015 Ram 3500 and a mere 10 pounds more than Ford’s F-450 pickup, the tow rating of which stands at “just” 31,200 pounds. What’s better than the bragging-rights war? Winning it, even if only by the weight of your Aunt Margaret’s cocker spaniel.”

The Ram’s increase was made possible in part by upping the number of bolts on the rear-axle ring-gear hardware (from 12 to 16, if you must know) on versions equipped with the 11.8-inch rear axle, as well as by using a stronger differential-case material. Also helping matters is a 35 lb-ft increase in torque for the 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six diesel engine, bringing the total to a nice, even 900 lb-ft (also bragging-rights material). The latter boost was made possible by recalibrated fuel-delivery and turbo-boost settings, Ram says.

Ram is also boasting the highest payload for a pickup: 7390 pounds for the 2016 Ram 3500 equipped with the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. All claims are made using SAE J2807 testing criteria. (Keep in mind that some of this equipment does not come standard, you may have to add a package or two to get to the towing level that you want. This isn’t a bad thing as it more likely that your new Ram 3500 will be more tailored to you and your driving, and towing, lifestyle.)