Landscape & Irrigation

November/December 2017

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www.landscapeirrigation.com Landscape and Irrigation November/December 2017 21 engine provides ideal low-end and peak engine performance for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers. Even the all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine is more efficient, more powerful and delivers more torque to get the job done, compared to the previously standard 3.5-liter V6. Plus, the standard 3.3-liter provides a 5 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement versus the 2014 F-150 featuring steel body and 3.7-liter V6 — with better fuel economy and performance based on EPA-estimated ratings. Designed, engineered and tested in-house, an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V6 paired with 10-speed SelectShift automatic joins the F-150 engine lineup for 2018. The first diesel engine offered for F-150 will be available next spring. Segment-exclusive driver-assist and convenience features include: Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows F-150 drivers of various skill levels to steer a trailer instinctively using a center console- mounted dial. Available Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage technology is optimized for F-150 to include up to 33 feet of trailer length; the system uses radar sensors in the tail lamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver around the truck and trailer. Available 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help reduce stress when connecting a trailer — allowing customers to see more so they can focus on specific tasks such as lining up a hitch. Available lane-keeping system is designed to help reduce drifting of the truck outside its intended lane. 2018 Ram 3500 heavy duty Ram takes heavy-duty towing and hauling seriously. With the start of 2018 model-year production, the Ram 3500 will offer a seg- ment-dominating 930 lb.-ft. of torque and the exclusive ability to tow 30,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch. "Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity," said Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram Brand. "We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability."

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