The Chevy Silverado 3500HD is not your average pickup truck; it is a large, highly capable workhorse that may handle payloads of even over 5,000 pounds and may tow trailers that weigh even over 30,000 pounds depending on its generation and configuration. The Silverado 3500HD, like its smaller 2500HD and 1500 siblings, is also recognized for its structural strength, its capability, its durability, and its reliability. We can attribute all the above to the sturdy platforms upon which this truck has been built over the years. Its 1st-generation models were built upon GM’s GMT880 platform, while the 2nd-generation Silverado 3500HD models got an improved GMT911 platform. The 3rd-generation Silverado 3500HD models featured a lighter yet stronger GMTK2HC platform, while the latest 4th-generation Silverado 3500HD models are based on a further enhanced GMT1HC platform. These platforms are reinforced in key areas to ensure optimal hauling and towing capability.
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD is the largest Silverado pickup truck offering. Its current generation (the 4th-generation models) can stretch up to 266 inches in length and up to 81.85 in width (max-width at the rear fenders). Thanks to its colossal size, this truck offers an enormous cabin with much more seating space than you would get in a large car or SUV. This truck also offers big cargo beds of up to 8 feet in length, so you can also count on it to carry a lot of cargo.
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD also features powerful powertrains. All four generations offer large Vortec V8 gasoline engines as their standard engine options. These Vortec engines have improved in output with every generation; for example, the 1st-generation’s 300-horsepower Vortec 6.0-liter V8 gas engine is a far cry from today’s 4th-generation 401-horsepower 6.6-liter V8 gas engine. All four generations of this truck have also offered an optional 6.6 L Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine; the latest version develops 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.
Also, the 3500HD is the only line of Silverado pickup trucks that can be had with dual-rear-wheel configurations. The models with such configurations are commonly referred to as ‘duallies’. These dual-rear-wheel configurations give the 3500HD an advantage over the 1500 and 2500HD trucks when towing because the two additional wheels help to keep the back end of the truck planted to the road, and they also help to enhance stability. When a 4th-generation Silverado 3500HD truck couples this dual-rear-wheel configuration with 4WD, the optional Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine, and a factory-installed fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailering hitch, it can tow up to 35,500 pounds.
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD is available in three body style options: a 2-door, 3-passenger regular cab body style, a 5- to 6-passenger double cab/extended cab, or a 5- to 6-passenger crew cab body style. All three body styles provide abundant headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in all seating positions.
Another thing you’ll like about the Silverado 3500HD is the fact that it is highly customizable. You can install a custom grille, roof rails, seat covers, bed rails, tubular side steps, a custom suspension lift kit, and much more without spoiling its look or functionality. Therefore, consider protecting, enhancing, and uniquely styling your Chevy Silverado 3500HD with the latest parts and truck accessories, all of which you can get right here at GrokAuto.com. We at GrokAuto believe in demanding the new! New tech, new products, and new experiences. Whatever your next passion project is for your Silverado 3500HD truck, we can help you make it a reality.