Dodge 1-Ton Flatbed Truck Specifications


The 2011 Dodge 3500 is a 1-ton truck. Dodge dealers sell the 3500 as a cab and chassis only for conversion to a flatbed configuration. The most common engine for the one-ton model is the turbo diesel.


  • The 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 is equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins in-line six-cylinder turbo diesel engine delivering 350 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission matches the engine, according to Dodge. The automatic transmission features an electronic system that permits the driver to use a manual function to allow downshifting and upshifting to adapt to road and speed conditions.


  • The 1-ton version of the 2011 Ram truck features a towing capacity of up to 17,600 lbs. The payload capacity, which includes cargo on the flatbed and up to six occupants in the cab, can handle up to 5,130 lbs.


  • Two-wheel drive versions of the Ram 3500 have a front long- and short-arm independent suspension system with stabilizer bars. The four-wheel drive model has a front five-link suspension system with coil springs, anti-sway bar and beam axle. The rear suspension system on the two- and four-wheel drive models is equipped with a solid rear axle and leaf springs, with separate auxiliary spring leaves to handle the heavy payload.

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