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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
7-12-2018

 

Chevrolet announced prices today for the new 2019 4500 HD Chassis Cab medium-duty truck. Prices will start at $48,465 including the $1,495 destination charge.

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“These new Silverado chassis cabs are a great addition to our lineup because we can now offer small businesses and large fleets a truck that can be upfitted to do many jobs including construction, utility and landscape work, tow truck operations, first responder calls and more,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “Chevrolet was obsessed with making these Silverado trucks easy to upfit, drive and own.”

 

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Chevy says the ultimate Chevrolet Silverado is the 6500HD, which is similar in size to the 4500HD and 5500HD but is rated to 22,900 pounds GVWR. “Bucket truck builders, fleet managers and many other customers told us they face a dilemma when their GVWR needs exceed 19,500 lbs.,” said John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty at GM Fleet. “Some pay for expensive aluminum bodies to save weight so they can stay with a Class 5 chassis. Others may spend $10,000 or more to purchase a larger truck with much more GVWR than they need. The Silverado 6500HD gives them capability and protects their bottom line. It’s a great solution.”


Here are the features of the new 2019 Silverado medium-duty line:
-The Silverado will be available in 2WD and 4WD and will be powered by a Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque and Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off (PTO) option.
-The frame is designed with one-piece straight rails with no rivets or brackets on top to interfere with the mounting of custom-made bodies. There are no obstacles to work around helping to save time and money during the upfit process.
-More frame lengths are offered compared with key competitors, which can help customers specify the exact truck to suit their needs.
-The truck is designed to be easy to service, with a clamshell hood and a wheel cut of up to 50 degrees that can give technicians better engine access than trucks with conventional hoods.
-Optional equipment includes a twin-tank fuel capacity of up to 65 gallons, a factory-installed air suspension and a full suite of available connectivity, including OnStar, Commercial Link and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot.

 

Look for the new Silverado medium-duty trucks at any one of Chevy's 400 commercial dealers late this year.  
 

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So, being these are Duramax power only (...so far...), that price is $425 more than an F-450 regular cab 2WD Powerstroke chassis cab with no other options ($48,045).  And the Chevy is basically Topkick/Kodiak part 2 as its way, way overbuilt for the classes they are playing.  And that's not a bad thing LOL. 

 

There are a couple advantages in camp Ford however.  They do have gas engines available, and they somehow have up to a 40,000lbs GCWR F-550 available, on a 19,500lbs GVWR which is nuts.  Chevy capped it at 26,000lbs GCWR.     

 

I do think they should have pushed the capacities up with the 6500HD though.  Go after the F-650 market a little stronger. 

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Where are the GMC photos and announcements?

Will any be available with a P/U bed?

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