Ram Trucks Heritage | 1948 Power Wagon


The Ram Power Wagon has been powering American workers for more than six decades, muscling through any challenge in its path. The 1948 Power Wagon (pictured) flexes that muscle in both performance and appearance. Influenced by its military predecessors, the 1948 Power Wagon brought the hardworking World War II lineage to the civilian workforce.

The 1948 Power Wagon was a ¾-ton workhorse that was versatile enough for a variety of construction and agricultural trades, and the popular four-wheel drive and upfitting potential made it versatile enough to reach remote areas to perform the toughest jobs in the harshest conditions.

In addition, the military look of the fenders and grille signaled that it was not a truck to be messed with, making it a popular choice for military veterans who had witnessed firsthand the power and potential of similar trucks. The 230-cid six engine and one-ton cargo capacity made this truck the smart choice for former soldiers applying their work ethic to the civilian workforce.

Building on the strong tradition of the 1948 Power Wagon, today’s Ram Power Wagon remains a fiercely hardworking truck, equipped with the legendary 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine with 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, electronic disconnecting sway bar, custom-built Warn 12,000-lb winch, Bilstein shocks, standard four- and seven-pin trailer tow connectors, electronic locking front and rear differentials with 4.56 axle ratio, a tubular steel underbody protection and special skid plates, and an All-Secure locking system for doors, tailgate and Rambox®.

Guts. Glory. And a heritage of hard work and performance. Do you drive a Power Wagon? Is it a classic from 1948 or a modern model?