2017 Ram 5500 Chassis

Built For Serious Business 

Give your business a truck that's ready for the job. The Ram Chassis Cab delivers commercial-grade capability with massive diesel torque and Best-in-Class 50,000 PSI rear frame strength, GCWR, towing and 280 L combined dual fuel tank capacity.


The commercial-grade capabilities and adaptable upfit-friendly design of the 2016 Ram Chassis Cab put work in its place. The Chassis Cab also provides a refined interior with features like an available leather-faced heated and ventilated front bench seat. Experience a proven design that's built to perform in the real world.


The versatile and upfit-friendly design of Ram Chassis Cab allows it to adapt to your specific business needs. Take, for example, the 50,000 PSI high-strength steel frame, which is designed with all the components away from the install zones for easier upfits. 

It also features strategically placed holes for bolt-on mounting, through-the-frame channels for plumbing and electrical, auxiliary taps on the fuel tanks for easy operation of generators and aftermarket devices, and an available Tandem Power Take-Off pump with split shafts for greater flexibility in powering upfits.  

Big-Rig Styling

The signature forward-leaning, canted crosshair grille is unmistakably Ram, while its authoritative stance is further enhanced by dual rear wheels that increase stability and traction. You can also choose from a range of stylish 17-, 18- and 19.5-inch wheels.

Cab Styles

The highly durable and bold paint colours offered by Ram Chassis Cab look good while helping to prevent rust, deterioration and scratching on the exterior. 

There are 12 different colours to choose from, including new Red Pearl, White Pearl and Luxury Brown. Use the colourizer above to find your perfect match. 

Specialty colours like Omaha Orange, Bright Red and Construction Yellow are also available. 

High-Strength 50,000 PSI Steel Frame

The one-piece, C-channel rear frame rails of Ram Chassis Cab are as tough as they get with Best-in-Class  50,000 PSI high-strength steel. It's also specifically designed for upfits.

It has through-the-frame plumbing and electrical, bolted-on exhaust hangers or riveted rear cross-members, and no components or lines above the rear frame rails. This creates a flat plane for easy installation of upfit bodies and accessories. 

Trailer Tow Mirrors

Get a confident and clear view with the 7 x 11-inch exterior trailer tow mirrors with adjustable heads. Heat, courtesy lamps, supplemental turn signals, chrome body and memory are available.

7-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness

Every Chassis Cab comes standard with a 7-pin trailer wiring harness integrated directly into the bumper for safe and secure trailer tow connections.

Best-In-Cass Towing, GCWR and More

The 2016 Ram Chassis Cab pushes the limits of capability and performance to meet the demands of running a business. Choose the 6.4L HEMI VVT V8 with up to 410 horsepower, or the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 with up to 750 lb-ft of torque, and tackle heavy loads with Best-in-Class towing and GCWR. These are the specifications of a truck that dominates work across Canada.

6.4L Hemi VVT V8

Welcome to the largest displacement gasoline V8 engine in its class. With up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, the 6.4L HEMI VVT V8 delivers stunning performance, but balances it with FuelSaver Multi-Displacement Technology (MDS). This system allows the engine to deactivate 4 cylinders when cruising or idling to increase overall fuel economy. 

Best-In-Class Towing

The numbers are simply massive. Ram Chassis Cab delivers a Best-in-Class towing capacity of up to 29,600 lb (13,426 kg), along with a Class-Leading Gross Combined Weight Rating that reaches up to 
37,500 lb (17,010 kg).

Exceptional Payload Capability

With a payload capacity up to 12,480 lb (5,661 kg), get the confidence to throw practically anything at Ram Chassis Cab. Combine that with Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings up to 19,500 lb (8,845 kg) and you'll find the model that suits your exact needs. 

"Smart" Diesel Exhaust Brake

Standard with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, this technology uses a variable nozzle on the turbo to allow for a constant vehicle speed when towing down steep grades. The system maintains smooth braking while helping to provide stability and reduced wear on the brake system.

Ram Active Air Technology 

Ram Active Air improves performance by automatically adjusting where the air is being channeled into the diesel engine's intake box. A computer-controlled valve system directs air through the grille or through the fender to optimize performance in all conditions. 

Multilink Front Suspension and Hotchkiss Rear Suspensions

All 3500 models come standard with a 3-link front suspension with front stabilizer bar and twin-tube shock absorbers to provide the necessary roll stiffness without sacrificing ride or handling. Gross Front Axle Weight Rating (GFAWR) reaches up to 6,000 lb (2,722 kg). 

The 4500 and 5500 feature a multilink coil spring front suspension with a GFAWR up to 7,250 lb (3,289 kg). All models employ a robust Hotchkiss leaf spring rear suspension with solid axle. On the 5500, get a Gross Rear Axle Weight Rating (GRAWR) up to 13,500 lb (6,123 kg).

Front Axle Disconnect 

To help you save fuel, every Ram Chassis Cab 4x4 model comes standard with a front axle disconnect. It automatically disengages the front axle when the 4x4 system is turned off to reduce load on the drivetrain and improve fuel efficiency.

Largest-In-Class Fuel Tank

The available dual fuel tank system bolsters the standard 197 L tank by adding an 83 L mid-ship tank for a total of 280 L. It features 2 individual fuel fill necks and offers the largest combined fuel tank capacity in its class34. Other features include:

  • An auxiliary port on the fuel tank to facilitate the use of auxiliary equipment running on fuel
  • An auxiliary fuel line to make upfitting easier
Long-Lasting Brake Rotors

The heavy-duty 15-inch rotors are the largest in its class. Both the rotors and brake pads are designed to give you long-lasting and reliable performance. Together they provide serious stopping power and low cost of ownership that will take you over the long haul.

Electronic Range Select (ERS)/Tow Haul Mode

All automatic transmissions include ERS to manually limit the highest available gear for better performance. The Tow Haul Mode minimizes excessive shifting and helps the engine run at its optimum RPM range for improved fuel economy. 

Innovative Thinking Makes Ram Tough and Smart

Working hard and working smart go hand in hand with Ram Chassis Cab. The available 7-inch customizable full-colour in-cluster display centre connects you to important vehicle data, the electrical interface module controls upfits with ease, and the advanced safety innovations provide peace of mind. Keep pace with the latest technology in Ram Chassis Cab.   

7-Inch Customizable Full Colour In-Cluster Display Center

Located front and centre in the instrument panel, this feature keeps you informed on vital vehicle data. Steering wheel-mounted controls make it simple to navigate readouts for: 

  • Tire pressure monitor system (if equipped)
  • Personal settings (customer-programmable features)
  • Compass display
  • Outside temperature display
  • Average fuel economy and distance to empty
  • Vehicle information warning message displays
Hands-Free Communication

Not only is it convenient, this feature also adds to your safety by allowing you to keep both hands on the steering wheel. Control your entertainment, smartphone and available navigation all with simple voice commands. It is included with Uconnect 5.0 and 8.4 multimedia centres. 

UConnect Multimedia Centres

The Uconnect multimedia centres put you in control of your entertainment and vehicle systems, and offers features like premium navigation.

The available Uconnect 5.0 multimedia centre has a 5-inch touchscreen, while Uconnect 8.4 upgrades you to an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio is included with both systems.

Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist System

Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist System uses ultrasonic sensors to scan for objects in front and behind the vehicle. It provides a visual warning, along with an audible chime that increases in intensity as you get closer to an obstacle. 

Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

The sophisticated ESC system helps you maintain control under demanding and adverse conditions. It combines with Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Rain Brake Support, All-Speed Traction Control, and the standard 4-wheel disc antilock brake system to keep you and your loads safe.

Best-In-Class 440 AMP Dual Alternators 

The available Best-in-Class 440-amp dual alternators give you the reliable power you need to handle increased electrical demands from upfits and other aftermarket accessories. 

Upfitter Electrical Interface Module

This available feature comes with a host of inputs and outputs for simple and secure connection to any number of external features like snowplows and tow lights to the truck's electrical system. 


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