Ram Truck, Chrysler’s brand specializing in pickups and commercial vehicles, revealed an amazing concept truck called the Long-Hauler.
To make this thing, designers started with a Class 5 Ram 5500 Crew Cab and converted to a Mega Cab passenger compartment, added an 8-foot box and upped the range between refueling stops with a mid-ship fuel tank. Combined with a second frame-mounted tank and a third, optional, bed-mounted auxiliary tank, total fuel capacity is 170 gallons. It has an overall length of 24 feet and curb weight of 9300 lbs. It’s a monster!
The powertrain for the concept truck includes an inline six-cylinder 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram’s legendary diesel engine is mated to a six-speed, Aisin AS68RC auto transmission with four-wheel-drive transfer case coupled to a 4.88 Dana 110 axle with dual rear wheels. If you have issues with the transmission and you’ll be needing a transmission repair, then make sure you see an auto transmission repair professional and for those worried about running out of fuel, don’t worry you can always contact a diesel fuel delivery services.
For now the Ram Long-Hauler has a new concept for longer truck beds and will be shown at selected events across the country. The size is great for many uses and can even have something like a rubber truck bed mat installed into it for better traction.