The new 2017 Dodge Power Wagon is a four-wheel drive light truck in various model series are developed by Dodge, then as a nameplate for the Dodge Ram 2005-2013, and, most recently, as an individual model by Ram marketed trucks. The original civilian version, commonly known as the “flat fender” Power Wagon or FFPW, based on Dodge 3/4 ton toilet series of World War II army trucks. Civil Power Wagon continued the Dodge family of four-wheel drive trucks from the 1930s, proving basic four-wheel drive design concepts and represent a significant precursor of many four-wheel drive trucks in the modern use today. Updated variant continued in production until 1980.
Chrysler policy of badge engineering to a greater number of outlets providing overseas is Power Wagons being marketed around the world under the Fargo and De Soto badges. Derived from the Dodge 3/4 ton toilet series WWII army trucks, the Power Wagon was introduced in 1946 as the first civilian 4 × 4 Intended to compete with military based Ford / Marmon-Herrington and GMC trucks, it has an including all-weather civilian taxi and a purpose-8-foot cargo box. It has on a 126-inch to a 147 “wheelbase chassis and featured the 230 cubic inch Flathead inline six engine, a two-speed transfer case, a 4-speed manual transmission with a power to take (above) may on or after would send the industry auxiliary equipment, and 9.00 / 16-8 ply tires on 16 × 6.50 inch 5-stud wheels. In 1961, the 230 was replaced with the 251 cubic inches flat head six.
The nominal one-ton rated 2017 Dodge Power Wagon’s gross weight is 8700 pounds. The maximum payload was 3,000 pounds. A big block 383 V8 engine has an option beginning in 1967. from 1961 to 1971, the body is called “Sweptline,” then transitioned image more modern body of 1972 through 1980 with different timetables and paint schemes . In 1975 the 4-wheel full-time with a two-speed transfer case; this was returned to part-time 4-wheel drive in 1980 as a result of the energy crisis. A big boost in sales drags the 1974 release of the extended “Club Cab,” popular among families and campers.
The four-door Crew Cab was much less common and is very desirable to collectors for recovery. Utilities and function were unmatched by some competitive models, such as towing, payload, and snow plowing capacity of the Power Wagon equipped with “Dana 60” 8-lug axles very popular among municipal and local road crews were. The Power Wagon sales made through the model year 1980. A number of engineering and styling enhancement over the years as the truck size and weight, but persist the basic package generally constant all the time his life and underwent a last, major body modification in 1972.
2017 Dodge Power Wagon Updates
The 2017 Dodge RAM Power Wagon will be a 6.4 Hemi V8 as the standard engine; the 5.7 Hemi V8 goes away. The 6.4 has 410 horsepower and is available in standard rams. The transmission and transfer case remain unchanged (Borg Warner 44-47). The gears as the change of 4.56: 1 gear ratios to 04:10 ratios. The rear axle is now an 11.5 AAM axle rear suspension now has a 5-link coil spring system arrangement instead of leaf springs. The 2017 Dodge Power Wagon front suspension has been changed to a radius arm arrangement instead of the 5-link used since 2005 tires are now Goodyear Duratracs.