RAM ProMaster Versus Ford Transit

There are few vehicles on the market as versatile and popular as work vans. Contractors and small businesses choose work vans for their ability to carry a diverse range of supplies to job sites across the Carolinas and beyond. Yet did you know that there are different options in the work van market? Or that choosing the right work van is critical, yet rather simple? For example, this article explores the RAM ProMaster and the Ford Transit, two of America's most popular work vans.

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ProMaster Versus Transit - Powertrain, Handling, Storage

Perhaps the most important function of a commercial van is to carry supplies. Thus, businesses and contractors seeking a van for work will want to choose one with plenty of space. As cargo vans are built to serve a variety of trades, they should support a range of upfits and customizations. And as work vehicles, cargo vans should be durable enough to perform difficult jobs.

With multiple wheelbase and roof height options available, both the Transit and the ProMaster provide plenty of customization options. Buyers can choose from low or high roof styles and an array of wheelbase lengths to suit their storage needs. For example, the RAM ProMaster 3500 offers over 460 cubic feet of cargo space in its extended wheelbase version.

Of course, today's modern work vans are far more than just tool boxes on wheels. The maximum towing capacity of the RAM ProMaster, for instance, is 6,910 pounds. And with some models offering an interior over six feet in height, the ProMaster is perfect for drivers who need to stand inside their vehicle to find key tools or supplies.

Performance and Capabilities

Despite their reputation as suburban work trucks, commercial vans are extremely capable vehicles. After all, the RAM ProMaster and Ford Transit are built on the same platforms as RAM and Ford pickup trucks! This allows work vans to offer rugged performance and plenty of exciting features, as well as the durability to tackle tough jobs day in and day out.

Yet perhaps the most distinctive feature of a commercial van is its cargo capacity. With extensive enclosed rear storage space, a work van is built to carry the supplies you need for the job ahead. To do this, a cargo van must offer both a large amount of interior space and a high payload capacity. And in this metric, the ProMaster excels. With a class-leading 4,680-pound maximum load weight, the RAM ProMaster makes it easy for Spartanburg-area businesses to have all the tools they need.

Cargo vans are also extremely versatile. While both the Ford Transit and the RAM ProMaster have multiple roof heights and wheelbase lengths available, only the ProMaster offers drivers the ability to choose between four different vehicle lengths.

Unlike the Transit, the ProMaster offers front-wheel drive. This allows the RAM van to have a lower floor, making it easier for Simpsonville contractors to load the vehicle. The ProMaster can also offer a taller rear cargo area without a drive shaft taking up space.

Conclusion

Though they may not have the same mystique as the pickup truck, work vans are still the perfect match for many Carolina businesses. Their high payload capacities and rugged construction ensure that work vans will have a unique place in Asheville fleets. So if your South Carolina business needs a versatile, able workhorse of a vehicle, the RAM ProMaster stands ready to help.

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