Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram Trucks brand on Tuesday announced the release of a new range of “Harvest Edition” chassis cab trucks tailor-made for those working in the agriculture industry. Available in Case IH Red and New Holland Blue, two colors specially formulated to match common agricultural equipment, the Class-3, 4, and 5 medium-duty chassis cab models will go on sale in the third quarter of 2018. Bright White and Brilliant Black will also be available as exterior colors.
The 2018 Ram “Harvest Edition” trucks will be available with either FCA’s 6.4L Hemi V8 or its 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, both with 4WD. Large front tow hooks, side steps, fog lamps, a rear back-up camera, and a skid plate for the transfer case will all be fitted as standard, along with premium chrome highlights on the grille, side steps, door handles, and mirrors. Standard wheels are 18-inch polished aluminum on the Ram 3500 Harvest Edition, and 19.5-inch polished aluminum on the 4500 and 5500.
Inside the cabin, Ram has attempted to cater to the discerning agricultural pro with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment system with satellite navigation, featuring Apple Car Play and Android Auto, along with Sirius Weather. The latter feature, we imagine, will prove particularly handy out in the field, where knowing whether the heavens are about to open up is crucially important. The truck is 4G WiFi-capable, and the cabin further boasts an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power-sliding rear window on Crew Cab models. A configurable 7-inch instrument screen allows operators to keep tabs on filter life, engine hours, operating temperature, and the like.
Pricing for the 2018 Ram Harvest Edition models breaks down as follows:
- Ram 3500 – $43,990
- Ram 4500 – $48,140
- Ram 5500 – $49,240
“Addressing a direct request from farmers, Ram is the only manufacturer to offer Chassis Cab commercial trucks in colors that match two of the most popular lines of farm equipment in the nation,” says FCA Head of Ram Brand Jim Morrison (no relation). “The Ram Harvest Edition Chassis Cab delivers high capability and gives farming families a way to show their agricultural brand loyalty.”