2013 Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab: Commercial Grade Work Trucks
Led by an all-new crew cab, the 2013 Ram Chassis Cabs are built on a proven frame and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability. All-new Chassis Cab trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability, building on Ram's leadership in the heavy-duty pickup segment.
Competitive pricing and outstanding features on the most popular option packages make Ram Chassis Cab models attractive choices over the competition.
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New Exterior Styling, Loads of Interior Comfort and Convenience
The 2013 Ram Chassis Cab lineup includes all-new styling, offering a tougher more capable look with improved aerodynamics and fit and finish. To accommodate cooling requirements of the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, the grille is enlarged over the light-duty application. The new grille mates to a taller hood that incorporates louvers on each side.
Inside, the new 2013 Ram Chassis Cab lineup offers an abundance of amenities, comfort and convenience, including standard power windows, locks and mirrors on Crew Cab models. Also available, Uconnectª Web provides high-speed data transfer and flexibility, combining Wi-Fi and 3G cellular for a new level of wireless connectivity. The system transforms the vehicle into a "hot spot" for instant access to Web sites, e-mail, personalized music and more.
Interior appointments include soft-feel door bolsters, armrests and one-piece molded door panels. Seats are redesigned with improved power lumbar and lateral support. Six-ring instrumentation keeps track of vehicle functions, while many controls are arrayed in the center stack within easy reach of the driver and passenger.
Other available features include two-tone upholstery with full-width contrasting stitching on the instrument panel; premium seating with heat and ventilation; heated steering wheel; automatic temperature control; memory seats, radio and mirrors; navigation; adjustable pedals and Uconnect Multimedia with a 30-gigabyte hard drive.
An available center console features an upper bin that is large enough to hold a laptop computer (with an accessible power outlet) and a lower bin that accommodates hanging files helping transform the new Ram Chassis Cab into a mobile office for the business owner.
Additional storage locations are built into the instrument panel, front and rear door panels and seat backs. In all, more than 40 storage locations within the cab help keep owners organized.
Ram Chassis Cab Powertrains Include the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel
Standard on 4500 and 5500 models is the legendary 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine with 305 horsepower (224 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 610 lb.-ft. of torque (827 N•m) at only 1,600 rpm. Recognizing that capability is crucial to the customer, the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is available with no year-over-year price increase.
The most durable and reliable engine in its class, the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel features standard oil-change intervals of 7,500 miles, and adds B-20 biodiesel compatability for fleet applications.
The Cummins Turbo Diesel engine uses a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by as much as 83 percent in order to meet the new, more stringent 2010 diesel emissions requirements.
The Ram Chassis Cab is the only vehicle in its segment to offer a manual six speed transmission, standard on all diesel models. Ram Chassis Cabs also feature the largest standard fuel tank in the segment - 52 gallons, providing increased uptime.
New automatic transmissions include Electronic Range Select, which enables the driver to manually limit the highest available transmission gear, allowing manual upshifts and downshifts based on road speed and engine speed for improved driveability when towing. Tow/haul mode is available on both five-speed and six-speed automatic transmissions.
The 2013 Chassis Cab vehicles feature a 50,000 psi high-strength steel frame with advanced torsional rigidity and stiffness. A coil-spring suspension system in front and a multi-leaf spring design is maintained in the rear for heavy-duty capability. Front and rear shocks and springs are tuned for optimum ride quality and capability.
A truck as big and powerful as Ram Heavy Duty needs large brakes. That's why we go big on our brake pistons and calipers, and why our brake pads cover a wide surface area. This allows you to stop with confidence and ensures longer intervals between brake jobs.
The new 2013 Ram Chassis Cab 4500 and 5500 vehicles offer a standard exhaust brake (diesel-equipped models). This feature reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life and provides confidence and safety when hauling heavy loads. Additionally, the new models are equipped with the largest front and rear brakes in the segment - 390 mm - with integrated Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), increasing brake life and braking stability.
An available integrated trailer brake control provides better driver control in towing situations. Trailer brake control information is conveniently displayed in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - standard on diesel models and available on gas models.
Ram Chassis Cab Delivers More Safety and Security Features
The all-new Ram Chassis Cab vehicles also offers 20 active and passive safety features, including Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), advanced multi-stage air bags, BeltAlert, Brake/Park interlock, child-protection rear door locks, Constant-force Retractors (CFR), crumple zones, electronic brake-force distribution, energy-absorbing steering column, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), height-adjustable seat belts, interior head-impact protection, knee bolsters, Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat anchor system, low-risk deployment air bag, power-adjustable pedals, remote keyless entry, seat-belt pretensioners, Sentry Key® engine immobilizer, standard three-point seat belts and Uconnect Phone.
Customers in the Chassis Cab segment have a range of needs, and most of them involve high levels of capability. The new 2013 Ram Chassis Cab lineup is designed to deliver the total package. Ram Chassis Cab 5500 features the best-in-class standard Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) at 19,500 lbs.
Towing features include improved trailer-tow mirrors with integrated turn signals, memory function and puddle lamps. The larger 7-in. x 11-in. trailer-tow mirrors offer improved visibility with larger convex glass surfaces. Mirrors flip up and out in a vertical configuration for improved visibility around wide trailers. Trailer-tow mirrors are standard on all Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks.
Suspension upgrades and larger front-axle U-joints (4x4), combined with increased front GAWR, result in increased front-weight carrying capability by 300 lbs.
Ram has added loads of no-cost standard content to the all-new Chassis Cab. Among the outstanding new features are more interior storage, more rear-seat crew cab legroom, full-size rear crew cab doors, standard power door locks and windows and quick access to engine hours, transmission temperature, oil temperature and emission system information.
At the same time, Ram increased the Chassis Cab's capability by increasing axle ratings and gross vehicle ratings, yet retained the same proven chassis and powertrain. Upfitters will also find plenty to like, with integrated auxiliary switches, single-set power take-off (PTO) speed and torque converter lockup in PTO mode.
The new Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks come standard with new N-rated Continental tires that allow a best-in-class top speed of 87 mph for emergency vehicle needs.
All Ram Chassis Cab models are available in two cab styles, including regular cab and the all-new, full-size crew cab.
By working with truck body suppliers, Ram Truck engineers gave the all-new 2013 Ram Chassis Cab an upfitter-friendly design, providing customers with a less expensive, worry-free experience in their choice of work body adaptation to the vehicle.
The all-new 2013 Ram 4500 5500 Chassis Cab truck is for sale in the Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC area market for less than comparable North American commercial work trucks. Yet the quality is superior.
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