Interactively discover how the Ram Tradesman outworks the competition with more power, torque, towing capacity and better fuel economy.
The Ram Tradesman outworks the competition with more power, torque,
towing capacity and better fuel economy.
That's 6 motorcycles
That's 62 chainsaws
or 74 lawn mowers
or 50 snow blowers
equivalent to 9 cattle
Can almost tow its own
weight twice over (1.93)
from Omaha to Grand Forks
from Austin to New Orleans.
With Tradesman’s huge towing capacity, you can get seriously efficient. Each load can handle 141 12 foot 2x12s or enough shingles to cover 2316 square feet in one haul. Those are serious numbers for serious jobs. Take the competition’s truck, and you’ll end up doing nearly twice as many runs to the lumber yard. And if you’ve opted for our class exclusive RamBox, you can fit over 268 pounds of nails in a space that the F150, Tundra and Sierra simply don’t have.
You’ve been prepping for a retaining wall for days, and now it’s time to deliver the limestone to your jobsite. Bring the Ram Tradesman, and load up to 40 cubic feet of limestone at a time – you’ll be back to work and finish the project faster. That gives you more time to get to the next job quicker. Other trucks will spend more time on the road towing and less time at the job working: 160 cubic feet of limestone would take four trips with the Tradesman and seven with the Ford F150 XL.
Whether you're farming or ranching, suppose you need to pick up 12 horses or 12 cattle from a farm 50 miles away. Compared to the GMC Sierra WT, the Tradesman lets you pick up 2 more animals per trip. That’s saving you 300 miles of driving. Which means 15 gallons less fuel used, and 5 hours you just gained by driving a Ram Tradesman.
Don't let your truck decide how much fun you can have. With nearly twice the towing capacity of the Toyota Tundra, owning the Tradesman means being able to tow ten extra feet of boat, or twice as many ATVs.
Just because the Tradesman was built for work doesn't mean it doesn't love to play.
And if you've got the RamBox, you can store your lifejackets or fishing gear safely in a space that the F150, Tundra and Sierra simply don't have.
All data for truck specs was verified against information contained on pickuptrucks.com and the manufacturer’s websites.
Classic motorcycle with 64 horsepower: 390 horsepower/64 horsepower = 6.09 motorcycles to match the Tradesman’s horsepower.
Mid-sized chainsaw with 6 horsepower: 390 horsepower/6 horsepower = 65 chainsaws to match the Tradesman’s horsepower.
Snow blower with 8 ft-lbs of torque: 407 ft-lbs torque/8 ft-lbs torque = 50.875 ~ 50 snow blowers to match the Tradesman’s torque.
Lawnmower with 5.5 ft-lbs of torque: 407 ft-lbs torque/5.5 ft-lbs torque = 74 lawnmowers to match the Tradesman’s torque.
Assumed weight of a cow/cattle is 1,000 pounds: 9,100 Tradesman towing capacity/1,000 cattle = 9.1 cattle weight equivalent to towing capacity.
Weight of Tradesman is 4,707: 9,100 Tradesman towing capacity/4,707 weight = 1.93 ~ almost two Tradesman trucks equivalent to towing capacity.
Tradesman gets an EPA estimated 20 MPG HWY and has a 26 gallon tank on the regular box (a 32 gallon tank on the long box)
Est. 20 MPG HWY x 26 gallon tank = 520 miles per tank. Actual mileage may vary. Distances verified on Googlemaps: Omaha to Grand Forks = 500mi, Austin to New Orleans = 508mi.
Nails measured in 1 lb boxes, whose dimensions are: 2.375” x 4.375” x 5.25” = 54.55 square inches = 0.032 ft³. The RamBox has 8.6 ft³ of space: 8.6/0.032 = 268.75 lbs of nails per RamBox
Assumed weight of the trailer for this job is 2150 lbs empty, leaving 6950 lbs of towing capacity for the materials: 9,100lbs capacity -2,150lbs trailer weight 2x12s are 4.1lbs per foot; at 12 feet, each beam would weigh 49.2lbs: 6,950lbs/49.2lbs = 141 pieces of 12 foot 2x12s lumber
Shingles are 3lbs per square foot; 6,950lbs/3lbs = 2,316 ft² of shingles (enough to cover the roof of a small house)
Towing 160lbs of limestone:
The Ford truck would use a trailer that weighs 1,950lbs, leaving 4,150lbs for towing capacity (6,100lb Ford towing capacity – 1,950lb trailer weight)
Limestone 171 lbs/ ft³, allowing the Ford to take 24 ft³ of limestone per load: To do 160 ft³with the Ford would take 160/24 = 6.6666 loads, but since you can't tow 0.66666 of a load, this is rounded up to seven loads.
Tradesman will use a trailer that weights 2,150lbs, leaving 6,950lbs per load of towing capacity: 6,950lbs/171lbs = 40.64 ft³per load. 160 ft³/40.64 ft³= 3.94 loads, rounded up to 4 loads/trips
Ram towing capacity when properly equipped = 9,100lbs Trailer weight for four horse trailer = 4,913lbs; can still fit four (4) 1,000lb horses or cattle (assumed weight for both horses and cattle to be 1,000lbs each)
GMC Sierra WT's towing capacity = 5,400lbs, trailer weight for two horse trailer = 2,953lbs; weight of trailer + 2 horses = 4,953lbs allowing the GMC to only pull 2 horses at a time The GMC picks up 2 horses per trip - 12/2 = 6 trips; 6 x 100 = 600 miles total
The Tradesman picks up 4 horses per trip - 12/4 = 3 trips; 3 x 100 = 300 miles total Difference = 300 miles 300/20 miles per gallon = 15 gallons 300/60 miles per hour = 5 hours
Tradesman can pull a 30’ boat weighing 6,044lbs using a trailer that weighs 1,975lbs (9,100lb towing capacity) With the Tundra, the biggest boat you can tow is a 20’ boat weighing 3,500lbs using a trailer that weighs 770 lbs (4,900lb towing capacity)
Size of one lifejacket assumed to be 18”x18”x8”, to make a total volume of 2,592 in³. That is equal to 1.5 ft³. With 8.6/1.5 = 5.7, you can fit five lifejackets into each RamBox.
Assumed weight of ATV is around 600lbs. The Tundra can pull 4 ATVs in a trailer weighing 1,740lbs with a load capacity of 2,800lbs (2,800lbs/4 ATVs = 700lbs max weight per ATV)
The Tradesman can pull 8 ATVs in a trailer weighing 1,700lbs with a load capacity of 4,900lbs (4,900lbs/8 ATVs = 612lbs max weight per ATV)
Water bottles hold 750mL or 25 fluid ounces; the volume of the RamBox is 280in³: 280in³ x 12 = 3360 fluid oz. - 3360 fluid oz/25 fluid oz = 134.4 water bottles per RamBox