This is the Ram Long-Hauler Concept – is built on a Class 5 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab, and is designed to suit the needs of anyone that tows multiple or heavy trailers, drives long distances or small business owners looking for a “work horse” at the job site or the “Guy” who wants his neighbors to think he does something besides sit behind a desk all day.
In short terms, it’s huge – the monstrous Long Hauler RAM rides on an extended wheelbase measuring 197.4-in. (5,014mm) in length, which is more than enough to fit a Mercedes-Benz E-Class (191.7-in)!
The scary figures don’t stop there, as the concept truck tips the scales at an elephant-rivaling 9,300 lbs (4,218 kg). Ram says the Long-Hauler has a maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating of 37,500 lbs (16,783 kg), to which we reply: What? Why? More – Combined with a second frame-mounted tank and a third, optional, bed-mounted auxiliary tank, total fuel capacity is 643.52 litres!
It’s powered by an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Like commercial trucks, horsepower is irrelevant and what you have to look for is torque. And this truck has it plenty, 800 lb.-ft. To make that usable, it also gets Kelderman Air Suspension front and rear and 19.5-inch Alcoa aluminumwheels.
On the inside, the Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck gets an upgraded NVH package that ensures a quiet cabin with 2+2 leather seating with rear passenger comfort enhanced with power-adjustable footrests and a rear center console that includes a refrigerator, cup holders and tray tables.