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    tradesman1.jpgThe 2011 Ram Tradesman is a trim package available on the Ram 1500 ST pickup truck. The Tradesman package is a value priced package which has been specifically designed for commercial and small business use.


    The Tradesman’s sticker price is $22,780 (including a $975 shipping
    charge). The 2011 Ram Tradesman is available in a 4×2 or 4×4
    configuration.  Buyers can choose between a long (8 feet) or short
    (6-foot, 4-inch) bed version, however the Tradesman is scheduled to be
    constructed in only the Regular Cab variant. It will include a
    five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

    Standard Equipment

    The
    Tradesman comes complete with cloth seats, air conditioning, a six
    speaker media center that includes a CD deck and an interface for the
    iPod, 12-volt auxiliary outlet powered by the 700 amp maintenance-free
    battery, heavy duty coolers for both engine oil and transmission fluid,
    17-inch steel wheels (with a model exclusive paint job), a Class IV
    trailer hitch, auto headlights, cargo bed lamp, rear dome light, locking
    tailgate, rear wheel-well liners, rack and pinion steering, and a tilt
    steering wheel. It also features behind the seat storage, driver and
    passenger assist handles, an instrument cluster that includes a
    tachometer, variable/intermittent wipers and tinted glass.

    Safety Features

    The
    Tradesman comes with an advanced airbag system, additional side airbags
    and curtain airbags, anti-lock braking system on all four wheels, front
    and rear disk brakes, tire-pressure monitoring system, Electronic
    Stability Control, multi-link coil spring suspension, heavy duty shock
    absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, Sentry Key Theft-deterrent
    system and height adjustable shoulder belts for front seats. The
    Tradesman also offers optional Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires that
    are puncture resistant, and provides improved off road handling.

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    Drivetrain

    The
    Ram Tradesman includes a 5.7 liter V8 engine that burns gasoline. It is
    capable of delivering 407 ft-lbs. of torque, and 390 horsepower. It
    also comes with an automatic five-speed transmission, and gets nearly 20
    miles per gallon highway. The Ram’s towing capacity is 10,450 pounds,
    and comes with 4- and 7-pin trailer connectors.

    Options

    The
    front of the truck sports a (real metal) chrome grill, which
    complements the various and optional external paint colors. The colors
    offered are metallic bright silver, metallic gray mineral, brilliant
    black crystal pearl, bright white, deep-cherry-red crystal pearl, flame
    red, deep water blue pearl, hunter green pearl, brown pearl and metallic
    white gold. Other optional equipment includes 3.21 and 3.92 rear-axle
    ratios, chrome exhaust tip, anti-spin differential, chrome front and
    rear bumpers, power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry,
    folding trailer-tow mirrors (with supplemental signals and courtesy
    lights), chrome side-steps/bed-rails, rear sliding window, Uconnect
    Voice Command system with Bluetooth technology, spray-in bed liner, tow
    hooks, rubber floor mats, Sirius Satellite Radio, automatically dimming
    rear view mirror, cruise control, remote USB port and vehicle
    information center with trailer brake controller.

    The 2011 Ram
    Tradesman is a workhorse truck with many options. This vehicle is sure
    to make an impression, whether towing and hauling or driving to a
    business meeting. With Ram’s proven track record, and low cost of
    ownership, the Tradesman would make a nice addition to any business, or
    any garage for that matter.

     
     
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