Dodge Ram 3500 Does the Trick

Sand is an especially dangerous terrain to try to haul a stuck truck. Worse, it usually means the recovery vehicle is on the same soft surface that sunk the previous vehicle. The heavier the object, the faster it sinks. And the soft silt found on hot tropical beaches is great for tearing up a pick-up and burning out differentials. That’s why when compromise isn’t an option – a 6.7 L Cummins Turbo Diesel is absolutely required.

Diesel pick-ups are known for their high torque and low horsepower. It’s one of the elements that make them great for hauling extremely burdensome loads but not so good at things like racing. In order to get a turbo diesel spooled up, a few modifications are usually in order before seeing a top notch performance.

Off the shelf, the 6.7 L Cummins can be found in its B-series. This particular series was made in 2007 as a response to market demand for a no-nonsense turbo diesel that could box well above its weight. With 408 cubic inches of displacement to be had, it’s naturally an inline 6 cylinder – great for pushing all available energy to the drive train. And a compression ratio of 17.3:1, it can quickly build up the power necessary to pull out even the most stubborn of objects. (more…)


This shows what happens when a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel takes on a 15,000 lb dead weight – a shipping container loaded with rail ties. It’s an