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"The Ram Tradesman is named for -- and aimed at -- the heart of our
business," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group
LLC. "This is a hard-working truck for hard-working people. Durability,
reliability and value for the money are the top three considerations for our
customers. Their truck is the most important tool they own and one they'll use
every day. The Ram Tradesman is a truck they can depend on."
Tradesman offers better performance for the price than other work trucks. For
example, Ram Tradesman starts with the popular Ram 1500 ST trim package and adds
useful features such as a standard HEMI engine with five-speed automatic
transmission, which balances power with fuel efficiency. HEMI-equipped Ram 1500s
are rated at 390 hp / 407 ft.-lb. torque and 20 mpg highway (4x2).
included in the Tradesman package is a standard Class IV trailer hitch with
lighted, above-bumper four- and seven-pin trailer wire connectors. Tradesman
also features heavy-duty engine cooling and a heavy-duty transmission oil
cooler. Properly equipped Tradesman models provide best-in-class standard work
truck capability, towing 10,450 lbs.
Ram 1500 Tradesman is equipped with
durable 17-inch full-face painted steel wheels exclusive to the Tradesman.
All Ram 1500 models, including the Tradesman, feature segment-exclusive
multi-link rear coil suspension that provides best-in-class ride and handling
qualities. A coil-spring setup centralizes and absorbs bumps and impacts, while
reducing the amount of friction in the spring system. This setup also weighs 40
pounds less than a leaf-spring configuration.
Ram Tradesman is available
in either regular cab short-bed (6 ft., 4 in.) and long-bed (8 ft.) models, with
a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 powertrains.
Buyers can choose vinyl or cloth
40/20/40 split bench seats in dark slate and medium graystone, and either
carpeted or vinyl flooring.
Other standard equipment includes 160-amp
alternator, 17-inch steel spare wheel and full-size spare tire, 26-gallon (6-ft,
4-in. bed) or 32-gallon (8-ft. bed) fuel tank, 3.55 rear axle ratio, 700-amp
maintenance-free battery, bright chrome grille, cargo bed lamp, front and rear
heavy-duty shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, halogen headlamps,
locking tailgate, rear wheel well liners, rack and pinion steering, rear dome
lamp and sentry key theft-deterrent system.
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