Dodge's truck brand Ram has introduced a new version of its value packaged Tradesman model that has a lot more going on for it than meets the eye. The Tradesman line was established to offer some of the best features someone would want in a work truck, and now the new RAM 1500 Tradesman HD may just be more truck than the name suggests.
The purpose of the Tradesman Heavy Duty compared to its non-HD sibling is to offer the capacity to tow a little more and carry a little more. The Tradesman HD has maximum trailer capacity of 11,500 lbs, which is 1,050 lbs more than the standard Tradesman. Where the Tradesman HD really shines is in its payload capacity rated at 3,100 lbs. This is not only a 1,440 lbs improvement over the regular 1500 Tradesman (with eight-foot bed), but also it is 40 lbs more than a Ford F-150 with Max Trailer package and 1,294 lbs more than a Silverado 1500 Work Truck.