Behold The Power Of Cummins

It’s about time we wrote about a truck! Geeze, what kind of gig are we running here, Austin? I’ve been rolling it over in head on what truck would be worthy enough to be the first that we talk about and I could only think of one. The Dodge Ram. Particularly with the Cummins Turbo Diesel.

If you want a truck that can tame anything, then this is it. The Ram comes in many options including a 5.7 L gasoline V-8 producing 345 HP and 375 ft-lbs of torque, a quad-cab for you contractors that have to haul around those pesky employees or children, and four wheel drive if you have to climb the face of a cliff with your truck.

The Ram also comes equipped with four wheel anti-lock brakes and optional 6 speed manual transmission. Nothing like shifting gears with a beefy clutch and six gears of monster like torque!

But the Cummins engine is where its at. It produces 350 horsepower and 650 ft-lbs of torque out of 6.7 straight six Diesel engine. Torque, Glorious Torque (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)! With that kind of power you could tow anything, and I mean anything. The 3500 Ram has a towing capacity of over 16,000 pounds. That is 8 tons! That’s a lot of manure! (I have no other ideas on what you could tow 8 tons of except manure. Insert Austin’s smart A** comment here: Allen is not terribly creative so you will have to give him a break. You could also haul 8 tons of rock, or 8 tons of horses.)

The Cummins is a great engine and has only improved over the 20 years or so that it has been in production. Tried, true and proven.


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