The large Chevy Silverado 2500HD pickup truck bridges the gap between the light-duty Silverado 1500 and the extra-large, heavy-duty Silverado 3500HD pickup truck. It is loved for its affordability, its awesome capability, and its above-average durability. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is also a top pick among serious truckers because it is easy to find parts and accessories for it.
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD pickup truck and other similar-sized pickup trucks are commonly referred to as a ¾-ton truck, which suggests that they can handle payloads of up to ¾ ton. This is not entirely accurate because today’s Chevy Silverado 2500HD trucks can handle payloads of even up to two tons, but because habits die hard, the ¾-ton moniker is still used today. The Silverado 2500HD is available in three body style options: a 3-passenger regular cab body style, a 5- to 6-passenger extended cab, or a 5- to 6-passenger crew cab body style. The crew cab models have four full-size doors and the largest cabins.
Just as the ‘HD’ in its name suggests, the Silverado 2500HD is built to handle heavy payloads and even heftier trailer loads. Its 1st-generation models were built upon GM’s GMT880 platform, which provided a stouter frame and stronger suspension than that of the GMT800 platform (which was used for the 1st-generation Silverado 1500). The 1st-generation Silverado 2500HD’s body was also strengthened to handle the intense demands of commercial fleet work. The 2nd-generation Silverado 2500HD was built on an improved GMT911 platform, while the 3rd-generation Silverado 2500HD got an even stronger GMTK2HC platform. The latest 4th-generation Silverado 2500HD is based on a further improved GMT1HC platform.
Besides featuring sturdy platforms and hardened bodies, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD pickup truck also features strong powertrains. All four generations of this truck have offered different versions of an optional 6.6 L Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine; the latest version develops 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. Along with this engine, all the generations of this truck have also offered different versions of a heavy-duty Allison 1000 transmission. This truck has also been offered with large, naturally aspirated gasoline V8 engine options.
For hauling cargo, this truck also features large cargo beds that can fit a standard factory pallet between their wheel wells with plenty of room to spare. The cargo beds of this truck also come in different lengths depending on their generations; the longest cargo bed offered in the 4th-generation models is 8 feet long. Also, depending on the generation, the cargo bed of the Silverado 2500HD may include innovations like tie-downs that help you secure cargo, a bed liner that prevents dents and rust, in-bed LED lighting, and much more.
For towing, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD pickup truck may offer a Class V trailering hitch for conventional towing. Its towing capability may also be enhanced with an available, factory-installed fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch. The latest 4th-generation 2500HD can tow up to 14,500 pounds when towing conventionally and up to 18,100 pounds when using a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering hitch.
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