The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD: Securing the Payload

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HDThe 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty is the full sized truck that truck owners depend on daily to get their jobs done. With so many people depending on the Silverado 2500’s performance, it must pull through.

The 2011 Silverado 2500 comes outfitted with a 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine capable of up to 397 horsepower and 765 foot pounds of sheer torque. The 6.6L V8 engine also beefs up the Silverado’s towing capacity up to 17,800 lbs. Now you can finally tow your boat without asking your friend to go just so you can use his truck.

You will have security in knowing that Chevrolet added more control and handling features for hauling and towing with the Silverado 2500HD. The Silverado 2500 has bigger and stronger brakes than previous models with the Intelligent Brake Assist. The larger brakes have bigger rotors and calipers. With the intelligent brake assists, the calipers are already preloaded to allow brake pressure evenly in a split second situation. Chevy did not stop there; they added an all new exhaust brake system, auto grade breaking that downshifts the transmission on downgrades, and an available trailer brake controller. The Silverado 2500HD has trailer sway control that monitors the trailer and will apply brake pressure if it notices sway in the trailer to help reduce or eliminate it. Chevy also installed hill start assist in the Silverado 2500 that will automatically hold the truck stationary for a second to allow the driver to accelerate up the incline.

The Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes with a six month trial to OnStar’s Directions and Connections plan. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty, please call (800) 836-0972 or stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac to test drive one today!


The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD: Sturdier then Ever!

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has been built to be the most dependable heavy duty truck on the road. The new and improved features on the 2011 Silverado 2500HD make it one of the sturdiest trucks available today. The 2011 Silverado 2500HD has been given a new chassis with a high-strength, fully-boxed steel frame that is five times torsionally stiffer, allowing the Silverado 2500HD to have a max payload capacity of 4,192lbs., making it the strongest heavy duty truck available. In addition, the suspension system has been improved to handle heavy loads and provide a smoother ride. Some of the features of the improved frame and suspension include the massive three inch wide rear leaf springs and precision forged upper control arms that improve the truck’s overall handling. Also, the independent front wheel suspension allows each tire to react independently to bumps and holes in the road, giving the truck a much smoother and more stable ride. Also, the rear suspension includes wider leaf springs to provide for the Silverado’s outstanding payload capacity.

The steering knuckle has been made larger and heavier. Combine this with the improved suspension and bigger control arms, and this means that the Silverado’s Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (FGAWR) is greatly improved as well. In fact, the 2011 Silverado 2500HD has a FGAWR of 6,000lbs. This means that the 2011 Silverado 2500HD can easily accommodate a snow plow, with the available Snow Plow Prep package for winter months, better than any heavy duty truck out there. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, please call (800) 836-0972 or stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac to test drive one today!