Ram 3500 2018
The 2018 Ram 3500 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 6171 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ram 3500 2018 Towing capacity
The Ram 3500 has maximum towing capacity of 6171kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ram 3500 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|LARAMIE (4x4) - CAR LICENCE||Commercial||6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||6171kg|
|LARAMIE (4x4) L/TUB - CAR LIC||Commercial||6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||6171kg|
|LARAMIE (4x4) - TRUCK LICENCE||Commercial||6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||6171kg|
|LARAMIE (4x4) L/TUB - TRK LIC||Commercial||6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||6171kg|
Ram 3500 2018 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ram 3500 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?
The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that’s the absolute bare minimum towing limit you’d be looking at. Even then, by the time you add a couple of saddles, some feed bins and whatever else it is horsey people cart around, you could easily be looking at 2.5 or even three tonnes.
With that in mind, the smart move would be to buy a dual-cab ute with as much towing capacity as possible. The good news there is that many of the popular choices can tow a braked trailer weighing anything up to 3.5 tonnes. Think about it; if a ute can tow 3.5 tonnes, it should cope easily with two tonnes.
If, on the other hand, we’re talking a three-axle float and a pair of Clydesdale horses, you might have to look at one of the US-made utes from the likes of RAM or other US-market brands. And even then, you need to be careful: Even though some versions of the RAM ute can legally tow 4500kg with a braked trailer, to do so and not exceed the GCM (the combined mass of the vehicle and trailer) the payload in the tray falls to less than 100kg.Show more