The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks are currently the top of the class, with 35,100 pounds of towing capability and 7,680 pounds of payload.

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All that capability is thanks to a heavy-duty frame and suspension. 

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Not to mention a 6.7-liter high-output Cummins diesel engine with 400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque.

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The standard-output 6.7-liter diesel I6 is good for 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque, for a maximum tow rating of 22,740 pounds. Not too shabby.

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The base 6.4-liter V8 with 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque has 18,210 pounds of towing capability.

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An optional three-stage air suspension system can be had in Ram's $3,695 Max Tow Package and can keep the truck level when towing.

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All 2019 Ram HD trucks have improved brakes, including a new master cylinder, calipers and revised boost rates.

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Frequency Response Damping shocks have valves that adjust automatically for a ride that is fairly smooth.

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Forward collision warning with emergency braking and full-speed adaptive cruise control are available on these models and they work even with a trailer hooked up.

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The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty starts at $33,395 for a base Tradesman 2500, while the 3500 begins at $34,845.

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