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Ford 8600 Tractor Goes Toe-to-Toe with a Dodge Ram 3500

It’s an odd challenge really.  One is built from the ground up to pull irregular equipment across arable fields and the other is built to pull semi-trailers out of the mud.  Really, which would you think would have the advantage coming out the gate? It’s safe to say that the Dodge Ram 3500, when equipped with a 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel, really is a work of mechanical art in motion. 

It’s got a tremendous pull to it that keeps getting the vehicle awarded the J. D. Powers & Associates Best-in-Class for towing capacity.   Arguably, it’s what it’s built for from the ground up.

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Where Dodge Ram Has it Figured Out

To be perfectly honest, this tug of war challenge turned out a bit more predictable than some Dodge challenges before.  There was this one, done in Australia, between a Dodge Ram equipped with a 5.9 L Cummins turbo diesel engine and a Landrover Defender 90. 

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A 300 TDI versus a Cummins in a Tug of war?  The results, however, were more than just a little upsetting for Dodge enthusiasts. Following that, the tractor versus Dodge gets a