Is it a large ute? Is it a small truck? Is it a massive SUV? However you describe a RAM Truck, one thing is certain – this vehicle is a head-turner and has made a big impact on the local market in a relatively short timeframe. RAM Trucks only appeared globally around 10 years ago and only began selling in Australia less than 5 years ago.
Some refer to RAM Trucks in the jumbo truck market, which apart from seeing monster truck exhibition displays at motor racing events, many would not be familiar with. Officially, the brand is described as a light to mid-weight commercial vehicles, which will make a RAM a great option if you’re in the market for a truck in that category.
RAM is a US brand and a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. As an American-made truck they arrive in this country in their left-hand drive (LHD) set-up and are then re-manufactured in Australia to our right-hand drive (RHD) requirements.
RAM Trucks Australia operates out of Melbourne and the complex and thorough conversion or re-manufacture process is carried out there in their purpose-built facilities. More on the conversion process later, let’s first check out the range.
These trucks are designed and manufactured to tow huge loads and will no doubt suit a wide range of industry applications across Australia. Both in tough mining and construction conditions and for the tradie that wants to stand out from the crowd when arriving on site.
RAM Trucks currently have 5 models in their Australian 1500 range with a new 2500 to be unveiled – sometime soon. Express V8 Quad Cab, Express V8 Crew Cab, Laramie V8 Hemi and the recently released special edition Warlock.
The RAM 1500 models are a 4 x 4 with a 5.7L V8 hemi and a whopping 4.5 tonne maximum towing capacity. These impressive vehicles have plenty of cargo area – taking a full pallet! It’s a massive space with room to transport all your work gear, equipment and supplies from site to site and job to job all week and all the towing grunt to get your off-road bikes and boats to the mountains or the sea on the weekend. And the 5 seats can handle the school drop-off on your way to work or take the entire family away for holidays.
You and your crew will be in full-on luxury en route to jobs with a premium interior, 5-seat accommodation with absolute luxury in the cab to make work days so much easier to handle.
For those who want even more – you can register your interest in the Special Edition Warlock at the company website so you’re first in when it’s released. According to the company, this model comes with ‘extra menace’ which is immediately apparent from the aggressive, gutsy exterior. The front grille design has a sports hood and the bumpers and flares are powder-coated in black to give that edgy look and the cross-over from work to play appeal.
Some buyers may baulk at the thought of a vehicle which has undergone the LHD to RHD conversion process. But RAM Trucks has that covered with not merely a ‘conversion’ but a re-manufacturing process. This includes separating the body and chassis to fit the RHD steering system plus an Australian-designed and developed dashboard is installed. According to the company, this is a very thorough, comprehensive and substantial changeover. RAM Trucks do come with a 100,000klm or 3 year, whichever comes first as usual, warranty.
Securing Your RAM
The company only started selling RAM Trucks in Australia in 2016 and with the major volume coming into the market in 2018. Over a very short time they have seen amazing growth figures which is an indication that Australians love a big truck. Or is it a big ute or a monster truck or a jumbo truck?
Doesn’t matter, it is quite a unique new addition to the Australian truck market and you can check out the range at one of the authorised dealers which are located in all states and NT. www.ramtrucks.com.au
Don’t forget to have the Jade Truck Loan Calculator open on your smart phone so you can quickly calculate a rough ballpark estimate on loan repayments when you’re comparing the different models and variants.
Financing Your RAM Truck
No need to worry about sourcing finance for a LHD-RHD converted truck. Jade Trucks Loans has no problem providing our signature cheap trucks loans for the range of RAM Trucks. Speak with one of our Jade consultants and we’ll source you a quote based on whichever business vehicle finance you select:
- Truck Leasing for RAM Trucks
- Rent to Own for RAM Trucks
- Chattel Mortgage for a RAM Trucks
- Truck CHP
On accepting the quote, we’ll handle the paperwork and liaise with the RAM dealer to assist with prompt settlement.
To discuss a cheap truck loan on a RAM Truck contact Jade Truck Loans on 1300 000 003
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