The 2015 RAM 3500—representing the most robust of the Ram brand's heavy-duty pickups—is now in production, and we'll skip straight to the heart of the matter: When it gets to the marketplace in the near term future, the 2015 Ram 3500 will offer the segment's top grades for:
- Towing capacity—30,000 lbs.
- Payload capacity—7,390 lbs.
- Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWRC)—37,900 lbs.
And to be clear, those marks have been certified under the SAE's new J2807 guidelines, which were designed to bring a common standard to the way pickup capabilities are measured. At this stage in the game, Ram is the only automaker complying with the new standards for its heavy-duty truck claims, with Mike Cairns, director of Ram Truck Engineering, noting that: “Ram has driven innovation in the heavy duty segments and intelligently engineered a better truck than our competitors, including a 30,000-lb. towing monster. Our 2015 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks own all three relevant titles in the segment ... while delivering an impressive level of comfort and features unavailable elsewhere in the market.”