2017 Ram 5500 Chassis Review

There’s no doubt that the Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport areas are rugged locales. Businesses in these communities may need to do a fair amount of towing or hauling, and could end up getting pretty dirty.

To get the job done right, you’re going to need a heavy-duty commercial work truck like the 2017 Ram 5500 Chassis. To prove to you just how capable this vehicle is, our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (DCJR) has put together this helpful review.

Hardworking Performance

You work hard, don’t you? And we’re sure you’re looking for a truck that can match that work ethic. Fortunately, the available 6.7L 6-cylinder Cummins engine found under the hood of the 2017 Ram 5500 Chassis won’t let you down.2017 Ram 5500 Chassis Review

With turbocharged diesel mechanics, your work truck can reach a maximum speed of 102 MPH. While this kind of power might burn out another vehicle, features like the Ram Active Air® computer-controlled valve system will keep things running cool and smooth.

A 4-wheel drivetrain and available Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission will ensure that your truck is always steady and responsive. Even when driving on less-than-favorable road surfaces, you should have no trouble maintaining control.

Fit for Any Job

What kind of work do you have in mind for your truck? Towing vehicles, hauling gravel, or moving other equipment? With the heavy-duty flat rear frame of the Ram 5500 Chassis, you can do a little bit of everything.

Thanks to its optimized engine, the 5500 Chassis can tow as much as 19,030 pounds.1 And with the addition of features like the available tow hooks, trailer brake controls, and folding tow mirrors, you can do so safely.

That extra weight is enough to wear most other vehicles down with ease. However, the 5500 Chassis has been equipped with a 6,000-pound front axle and heavy-duty shock absorbers. Your truck will be able to handle your workload for years to come.

2017 Ram 5500 Chassis Interior

While a Crew Cab is available in the Ram 5500 Chassis so that you can fit even more members of your team, the Regular Cab is plenty spacious. Occupants will have 62.5 cubic feet of space to move around in, including 39.9 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom for drivers.2017 Ram 5500 Chassis Review

A 40/20/40 bench seat is included, which you can split to make room for even more gear. Using the behind-the-seat storage, you can stow your extra tools or personal items.

With the available Uconnect® 5.0, you’ll have access to a dynamic touchscreen display. Connect your mobile device using either the USB port or auxiliary jack to access your GPS or music library.

The Hardest Working Truck Around

There’s always work to be done, which means you need a truck that’s not going to quit on you. Luckily, all Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport area drivers can count on the 2017 Ram 5500 Chassis.

To learn more about this remarkably durable vehicle, stop in and see us at Friendly DCJR. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and run over the specs that matter most. Schedule your test drive today!


[1] When properly equipped. See dealer for details.