2017 Ram 3500 HD

Peak Hp: 385 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque: 930 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm

Max Conv Tow: 17,000 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow: 31,210 lbs
Max Payload*: 6,720 lbs

2017 Silverado & Sierra 3500HD

Peak Hp: 445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque: 910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Max Conv Tow: 20,000 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow: 23,300 lbs
Max Payload*: 5,518 lbs

2017 Ford Super Duty F-450

Peak Hp: 450 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque: 935 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

Max Conv Tow: 21,000 lbs

Max Gooseneck Tow: 34,000 lbs
Max Payload*: 5,630 lbs

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*Maximum available payload capacity with optional diesel engine