When it comes to purchasing a heavy-duty truck for your small business, diesel is the way to go. Diesel trucks are the tough grunts of the truck world, hauling heavy loads and possessing longer life spans than their gasoline-powered counterparts.
One of the best diesel truck choices is the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500. Its Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine is renowned for power and longevity. In fact, the truck has one of the best heavy-duty drive trains on the planet. Even when the engine is barely above idle, it has the brute power to get a load moving without revving the engine, and this equates to longer engine life. Dodge claims the diesel Ram 2500 pickup can go 7,500 miles between oil changes and 350,000 miles before a major overhaul, a full 100,000 miles more than the competition.
The Ram 2500 also has features that make managing heavy loads easy. It uses the engine’s exhaust to control speeds on downhill grades, giving added control to the load and prolonging brake life, and it has a trailer brake control that can be monitored on the dashboard.
The Ram 2500 isn’t all horsepower and torque, however. The fully boxed frame and front-coil, rear-leaf suspension have been tuned to improve ride quality while increasing the gross vehicle weight rating by 600 pounds on the four-by-four crew cab diesel model. Gross axle weight rating has been increased by 300 pounds per axle as well and combined with larger front axle U-joints, making the Ram 2500 an excellent candidate for snowplowing or other heavy front-mounted equipment.
Cab comfort is also a plus. There are five different trim levels to suit every business need, from the very basic to heated, power-adjusted leather seats; heated leather steering wheel; and dual front climate controls. Each trim level can be ordered in regular cab, crew cab, or mega cab version. Mega cab is currently the largest cab available in a heavy-duty pickup, offering plenty of workspace in your mobile office.
The Ram 2500 is also available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations and can be ordered with a 6-foot-4-inch box, an 8-foot box, or box-off configuration to suit specific commercial needs.
The 2010 Ram 2500 is a fully configurable and powerful workhorse for any business that needs a powerful, long-lasting, heavy-duty pickup truck. With three cabs, three different payload options, and five trim options, there is a right model for every business need.