Trucks versatility is one of the main reasons for their popularity. These working machines are used everywhere, for everything. A pickup truck is also useful as a commuting vehicle. But, its purpose is towing, which is very important in agriculture. With 2018 Ram Harvest Edition, the US carmaker is launching specially designed vehicle for this kind of work.
The Ram Harvest Edition will bring unique additions to the existing lineup. Parts of this package can be added to any Ram truck, 1500, 2500, or 3500. Also, all cab configuration and box sizes can take changes to become Harvest Edition. Changes will make work easier, and the interior is designed for farmers, with plenty of helpful features.
2018 Ram Harvest Edition Changes
When we look at 2018 Ram Harvest Edition, we will notice there is some tuning on it. However, changes are not huge to launch a new model. Aesthetic modifications include a larger gap between vehicle and ground, with clearance 1 inch higher than on standard pickup.
Also, 2018 Harvest Edition trucks are getting off-road tires, and 2500 and 3500 versions will have an on-road package. Furthermore, spray-on bedliner is standard for this edition. The vehicle will have plenty of additional features, such as skid plates, tow hooks, and tubular steps. Finally, the exterior is refreshed with two new paint jobs. Colors are Case IH Red and New Holland Blue.
The cabin of the 2018 Ram Harvest Edition will be modern and comfortable for work. Heated seats are available for all trims. Rearview camera is pointed to the bed, and drivers can monitor what is happening behind them on the 8.4-inch screen. The Uconnect infotainment system comes with navigation as a standard equipment of Ram Harvest Edition. Also, the truck offers CarPlay and Android Auto apps, as well as 4G Wi-Fi.
2018 Ram Harvest Edition Engine Options
The truck will carry over drivetrain lineup from standard versions. That means buyers will get a 3.6-l Pentastar V-6 drivetrain as the main unit for 1500 version of Harvest Edition. There is also a HEMI unit for Ram 1500, with a displacement of 5.7-liter. This is also the V-8 engine, and it is available as the base powertrain for 2500 and 3500 models. These two versions are sharing three engines. Besides 5.7-l, there is another HEMI mill. A 6.4-l heavy-duty truck offers MDS system. Top of the class trims is getting a Cummins turbodiesel engine. The 6.7-l inline-six unit is paired with a 6-speed transmission. Farmers will choose between manual and automatic 2018 Ram Harvest Edition.
2018 Ram Harvest Edition Prices
The price of the 2018 Ram Harvest Edition starts from $40,000 for 1500 truck. By adding AWD, the cost jumps for around $2,500. Crew Cab configuration, with a long box, costs $47,000. Few extra options are available for this version, such as an Alpine sound system for the interior, and two-tone color for the exterior.
Heavy-duty trucks are more expensive. Their cost of $50,000 is for the base model, and with extra features, the price is closer to $60,000.