University Dodge Ram Sells and Delivers Commercial Ram Chassis Cabs Anywhere in Florida

The number of ways one can customize a Ram Chassis Cab is as varied as the number of reasons a business or person may need one. From heavy-duty construction, to utility companies, landscaping businesses or any other job that requires the transportation of heavy products or heavy-duty equipment, the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram 4500 Chassis Cab or Ram 5500 Chassis Cab are dependable commercial-duty trucks.

Trims + Configurations

Buyers have a number of options when it comes to customizing a commercial duty Ram truck. The Ram Chassis Cab are available in three models, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram 4500 Chassis Cab and the Ram 5500 Chassis Cab. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is available with a single rear wheel axle (SRW) or a dual rear wheel axle (DRW) and the Ram 4500 Chassis Cab and Ram 5500 Chassis Cab are only available with a dual rear wheel axle. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram 4500 Chassis Cab and Ram 5500 Chassis Cab are all available with a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain and in three different trim options, the Tradesman, SLT and Laramie.

Wheelbases

The Ram 3500 SRW and DRW Tradesman and SLT trims are available with three different wheelbase and cab configurations and they include the regular cab with a 143.5” wheelbase, a regular cab with a 167.5” wheelbase, and a crew cab with a 172.4” wheelbase. The Ram 3500  Chassis Cab SRW and DRW Laramie care only available with a crew cab and a 172.4” wheel base.

The Ram 4500 Chassis Cab Tradesman and SLT trims and Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Tradesman and SLT trims with a crew cab are available with wheelbase options of 173.4” and 197.4” and with a regular cab the wheelbase options are 144.5“, 168.5”, 192.5” and 204.5”. The Ram 4500 Chassis Cab Laramie and Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Laramie are only available with a crew cab and a wheelbase of 173.4” and 197.4”.

Engine Options

The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram 4500 Chassis Cab and Ram 5500 Chassis Cab models are available with two different engine options, the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine or the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine, and there are pros to both engine options.  

The commercial-grade 6.4L engine produces 429 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 410 horsepower. The 6.4L is also equipped with Fuel Saver Technology which allows the engine to only use four cylinders when all eight cylinders are not needed.

The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine has a maximum towing capacity of 18,050 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 4,900 pounds when it has a DRW and 4,200 when it has a SRW. When a Ram 4500 Chassis Cab is equipped with the 6.4L HEMI V8 engine it has a maximum towing capacity of 19,010 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 9,660 pounds. The Ram 5500 Chassis Cab and 6.4L HEMI V8 engine has a maximum towing capacity of 18,960 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 12,110 pounds.

The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine is an award-winning engine that makes Ram Chassis Cab models one of the most capable trucks on the market. In addition to the engines 385 max horsepower and up to 900 lb-ft of torque, the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine also has the ability to go 15,000 miles in between oil changes, which is great when employees are constantly using the truck.

When equipped with the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine and a manual or automatic transmission the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab has a maximum towing capacity of 19,270 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 5,030 pounds. The Ram 4500 Chassis Cab with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine and an automatic transmission has a maximum towing capacity of 25,650 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 8,800 pounds. The Ram 5500 Chassis Cab with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine has a maximum towing capacity of 30,600 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 11,630 pounds.

Exterior

The exterior of Ram Chassis Cab models are built to handle tough jobs and to offer businesses solutions for their transportation needs. All Ram Chassis Cabs have a 50,000 PSI rear frame steel strength and all of the rear rails have a flat top surface, which makes the rear of the vehicle easy to upfit. All Ram Chassis Cab 4500 and Ram Chassis Cab 5500 trucks are equipped with front and rear brake rotors that are over 15 inches in diameter.

Upfits

Upfits make Ram chassis cab trucks the go-to options for businesses, and almost any type of business. Chassis cab upfits are commonly used in farming, electrical, emergency, utility, landscaping, forestry and construction industries, though they are utilized in any industry where heavy-duty tools, equipment or large projects are needed.  

Upfits are structured frames, shelving or closed containers that transform the area behind a truck cab into a portable transportation system for almost anything. There are several different upfit options available and they all have different configurations and designs that make them ideal for a variety of industries.

Knapheide is a third-party company that specializes in building and designing upfits for commercial vehicles like Ram Chassis Cabs. Knapheide offers 10 main types of chassis cab upfits and bodies, and each of those main types has subtypes that allow businesses dozens of ways to customize a Ram Chassis Cab.

Knapheide products include:

  • Service Bodies
  • KUV Bodies
  • Platform Bodies
  • Gooseneck Bodies
  • Dump Bodies
  • Forestry Bodies
  • Mechanics Trucks
  • Fuel Lube Trucks
  • Water Trucks

Here are examples of some of the most popular Knapheide upfits:

Service Bodies

Ram and Knapheide offer service body upfits, which have a variety of different configurations and uses. Service upfits range from standard service bodies to bodies that include a crane.

  • Knapheide offers four different types of service bodies: EC-Series service bodies; line bodies; crane bodies; and standard service bodies.

Dump Upfits

Dump upfits are offered by Ram and Knapheide and they include underbody electric or hydraulic lifts and drop down sides that make it easy to load the rear container. Dump bodies are ideal for the farming, mining, landscaping or construction industry.

  • Knapheide offers three different types of dump bodies: drop side dump body; rigid side dump body; and heavy drop side contractor dump body.

KUV Bodies

KUV Bodies are a special upfit offered by Knapheide. Knapheide KUV bodies are enclosed bodies that have side accessible storage compartments.  KUV Bodies are dependable, durable and an upfit trusted by contractors and technicians.

Platform Bodies

Platform bodies are flat beds that may have small sides or no sides at all. Platform bodies are commonly used in the farming, forestry and construction industries.

Why University Dodge Ram?

University Dodge Ram is specializes in selling commercial trucks to businesses, so we have the knowledge and resources to make the shopping and buying process easy. There are hundreds of options when deciding on a Ram Chassis Cab, which makes it really hard for busy professionals to locate a dealer that has all of the available options, but that’s not the case at University Dodge Ram.

University Dodge Ram has almost every available Ram Chassis Cab model available, and we can also finalize your deal and get you the exactly truck you want over the phone, and in most cases we can deliver your new Ram truck to you within 24 hours! If you prefer to see the truck and finalize the transaction in person, we will pay for you to fly down to South Florida and pick up your vehicle!

Also, because of our large selection of inventory, University Dodge Ram makes fleet purchases easier than ever. From selection of your fleet vehicles to the logistics of the purchase and delivery, University Dodge Ram Commercial specialists are versed in fleet management requirements.

Other benefits when you shop with University Dodge Ram include offering truck upfits at dealer cost, commercial lease or purchase options and working with one of our dedicated commercial truck representatives, Ray Lugo or Vincent Marchese.

If you want to take the hassle out of the shopping experience, contact Ray Lugo or Vincent Marchese at University Dodge Ram either by emailing commercial@universitydodge.com or calling (954) 332-3225.