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You Need A Ram Truck For The Legendary Cummins Engine

If you’re looking for a truck to get the job done, then check out the Ram super-duty trucks because they’re equipped with the legendary Cummins diesel engine. The Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 all mean business, which is why they’re appropriately built to get the job done. 

You Need A Ram Truck For The Cummins Diesel Engine 

If you’re wondering why the Cummins diesel engine is so great, it’s because it’s designed for industrial performance. Meaning they are placed in trucks that are intended to go to work. 

A Cummins diesel engine at the factory
Signage is displayed on a diesel engine at the Cummins Inc. | Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cummins diesel engines even power some semi-trucks because they are placed in the most powerful and durable trucks. 

Ram has been using Cummins diesel engines since 1989 because they have always proven to be long-lasting and powerful. 

Haven’t you seen an older Dodge that seems to be falling apart, but still dominates the road? It probably has a Cummins in it. Older Rams with Cummins in them have been known to surpass 400k miles, and semi-trucks with them go on for millions of miles. 

2018 Ram 2500 Last Manual Trans | FCA-001
2018 Ram 2500 Last Manual Trans | FCA

Meanwhile, competitors like Ford, aren’t interested in providing durable, long-lasting engines in their trucks. 

Why Are Diesel Engines Better? 

Drivers are attracted to diesel engines because they are more fuel-efficient. Diesel engines burn less fuel to generate more power, helping those with a lot to tow save on fuel. 

2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Mega Cab
2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Mega Cab

Diesel engines are also more reliable. They often last longer and require less maintenance because they work differently from gas engines. 

Diesel engines use hot compressed air to ignite fuel instead of a spark system to ignite fuel usage. This also reduces the risk of catching fire and reduces the risk of potential electrical failure. 

Plus, diesel engines provide more torque. Their slower fuel burn and higher compression help improve torque, which is necessary for acceleration and power. 

That’s why those with heavy loads to haul, and semi-trucks have diesel engines. They provide a better performance. It’s also why horsepower isn’t the only significant number to consider. 

The Ram 2500 

If you need a work truck, the Ram 2500 is a price-friendly beast. It begins around $33k and is available with the 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins turbo diesel engine. 

This engine provides 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. This truck can tow up to 19,680 lb. It also has integrated towing hardware for fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers. 

As America’s longest-lasting pickup truck, it’s also pretty innovative. The Ram 2500 has an air suspension system that allows you to lower the truck bed to simplify hitching to trailers. 

2019 Ram 2500HD Kentucky Derby Edition
2019 Ram 2500HD Kentucky Derby Edition | Ram

Plus, the 360 camera view with trailer guidance allows you to see precisely where your truck is going. It simplifies hitching your trailer and reversing with it. The auxiliary camera and cargo view also will enable you to keep an eye on your trailer and cargo. 

Best of all, the Ram 2500 is safe. While reliably towing your loads for years, safety features such as blind-spot detection, lane-keeping assistance, and more will keep you protected.