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Ram ProMaster City Is a Perfect Fit for Pest Control Fleets

October 16, 2017

<p>The Ram ProMaster City&rsquo;s cargo capacity, configurability, and functionality have made it the vehicle of choice for companies such as Moxie Pest Control.</p>

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Pest control companies are taking their mobile businesses to new heights with the Ram ProMaster City, a cargo van that offers class-leading capacity and power in a highly configurable package.

“When it comes to rear cargo space, every inch matters, and ProMaster City’s extra room opens up possibilities for a lot more configuration options than the other vans,” said Jason Walton, founder and president of Moxie Pest Control.

Configuration Made Easy

The Ram ProMaster City’s cargo hold features three points of entry, a class-leading 131.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, upfit-friendly side walls, and an affordable and easy-to-install seamless sealed bulkhead.
The Ram ProMaster City’s cargo hold features three points of entry, a class-leading 131.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, upfit-friendly side walls, and an affordable and easy-to-install seamless sealed bulkhead.

A pest control technician can expect to cover 750 miles per week and visit about 15 customers per day, all in a vehicle loaded with more than 1,000 pounds of equipment and supplies. The demands of the job leave little room for inefficiency. The tools required for each job must be onboard, secured, and easily accessible.

The Ram ProMaster City’s three points of entry and low, 21.5-inch rear step-in height make access to the cargo hold easy. The van’s nearly vertical side walls are upfit-friendly and built to handle endless combinations of shelves, racks, bins, and work surfaces, and six tie-downs are built right into the load floor.

There is plenty of space with which to work. The Ram ProMaster City boasts a class-leading 131.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Other key cargo specifications include:

  • Wheel-to-wheel cargo width: 48.4 inches
  • Cargo load floor length: 87.2 inches
  • Cargo hold interior height: 51.8 inches
  • Maximum payload: 1,883 pounds
  • Maximum roof load weight: 150 pounds

For safety’s sake, state and federal regulations require the cabin and cargo hold to be sealed off from each other in vehicles that transport pesticides and other chemicals. The Ram ProMaster City offers an affordable and easy-to-install seamless sealed bulkhead developed in partnership with Canfield Equipment. The bulkhead is smoke test-certified, features an optional window, and is positioned to allow the driver’s seat to fully travel and recline.

More Than Meets the Eye

The Ram ProMaster City is built for success in the pest control trade. The cargo van’s stylish exterior belies a true workhorse: Powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 V-6 engine, the Ram ProMaster City leads its class with 178 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.

Front-wheel drive eliminates drivetrain components from stealing cargo space and a 16-gallon fuel tank helps minimize fueling stops. Fuel efficiency tops out at 29 miles per gallon on the highway, thanks in no small part to the Ram ProMaster City’s class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission.

More Uptime

Always a concern for pest control fleet managers like Walton is a reliable vehicle that can handle high-wear daily driving without breaking down or requiring frequent repairs.

“Great service is not just something my company offers to our customers, but also something I need from my local dealership — no matter what state we’re in — and it’s a key reason for me choosing the Ram ProMaster City,” he said. 

For many companies, a single day of unplanned vehicle downtime is a significant shock to their bottom line. The Ram ProMaster City offers superior dependability backed by a nationwide network of 1,100 BusinessLink dealers specially trained and certified to meet the needs of commercial customers.

“We drove pickup trucks for over 15 years before we started considering and evaluating vans,” Walton said. “But after looking at all the alternatives, there’s really nothing else out there that delivers the functionality that the Ram ProMaster City gives us. And believe me, I looked.”

To learn more about the Ram ProMaster City, visit FCAUSFleet.com.

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