The Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 trucks with 6.7 liter Cummings diesel engines are most suitable for moving heavy equipment, as reported by construction website ForConstructionPros. These trucks are capable of towing a maximum of 17,970 pounds and 30,000 pounds, respectively.
Maximum tow ratings for the Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 were obtained under the conditions of the SAE J2807 testing standards produced by the Society of Automotive Engineers. These standards define several tests to determine effective practical towing capacity of a vehicle. The standards incorporate tests of acceleration performance, constant speed maneuvering and emergency evasion. To take advantage of the towing power available from the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, Dodge offers an integrated fifth-wheel gooseneck attachment package as an option on these vehicles.
Both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 offer substantial hauling capacity for equipment that fits in the bed of the truck in addition to their high towing capacity. The Ram 2500 is rated for a maximum payload of 3,166 pounds, while the Ram 3500 is capable of hauling a maximum payload of 6,724 pounds with regular cab configurations. Crew and mega cab trucks have less payload and towing capacity compared to the regular cab versions of these trucks.