- Fully boxed front frame and reinforced C-channel rear frame
- Maximum GVWR of 13,200 pounds
- Available Duramax diesel with 765 lb.-ft. of torque
Building on its solid reputation as the ultimate work truck, Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab offers a true foundation for all types of trucks, with a rear frame designed for easy adaptation of bodies.
The Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cabs for 2014 are based on the heavy-duty pickups of the same name, and continue to offer regular cab and crew cab body styles. The regular cab models are available in 137.5-inch and 162-inch wheelbase lengths, while the crew cab rides on a 171.5-inch wheelbase. The cab-to-axle (CA) length is 60 inches for the regular cab/137.5-inch wheelbase and crew cab models. The CA is 84 inches for the regular cab/162-inch wheelbase configuration.
Hauling is the Silverado’s meat and potatoes, with capabilities for each model reaching a maximum GVWR rating of 13,200 pounds, with payload ratings ranging from 6,443 pounds (crew cab 4WD) to 7,499 pounds (regular cab 2WD with the 137.5-inch wheelbase). A 6.0L gas V-8/six-speed automatic powertrain is standard in all models. A Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel is available, paired with the Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission.
Silverado 3500HD is offered in WT and LT models. Each is available in 2WD or 4WD and features dual rear wheels. The Duramax diesel engine, with 397 horsepower (296 kW) and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm), is available.
Other highlights of the lineup include:
Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service is available on Silverado 3500HD. OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.
OnStar’s RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle.
More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.
All Silverado 3500HD models are easily recognized by their power dome-style hood with louvered design. Silverado’s distinctive styling also includes a wide grille with chrome surround and a full-width chrome steel front bumper.
Additional exterior features include:
Regular-production exterior colors: Graystone Metallic, Black, Blue Granite Metallic, Summit White, Deep Ruby Metallic, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic.
Special equipment option exterior colors: Yellow, Blue Metallic, Blue, Gray Metallic, Green, Woodland Green and Doeskin Tan.
Comfort and convenience are priorities in the Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, whether on the job or on the road. Every inch of the interior has been considered with thoughtful features and as numerous storage compartments for everything from work gloves to laptops.
Technology is essential for those who work out of their truck, and the Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab doesn’t disappoint. Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and OnStar with Directions and Connections service (six-month trial) are all available. Two USB ports enable multiple electronic devices to operate simultaneously.
Drivers in cold-weather climates warm up more quickly with the Duramax 6.6L engine, which has a starting time on par with gas engines. Its glow plug cycle time takes no more than 3 seconds in temperatures as low as -20 F (-29 C).
Additional features include:
Interior color/trim combinations: Ebony, Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere, Dark Titanium/Light Titanium and Dark Titanium.
Powertrains that perform
Under the hood of the Silverado 3500HD, a Vortec 6.0L gas V-8 with variable valve timing is paired with the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission as the standard powertrain offering. This combination delivers excellent performance and efficiency, with an emphasis on low-rpm performance. It is rated at 322 horsepower (268 kW) and 380 lb.-ft. of torque (515 Nm).
The Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission powertrain combination is available on all 3500HD models. Highlights of the Duramax diesel include:
Benefits of the Allison 1000 include a driver shift control with tap up/tap down shifting and a patented elevated idle mode cab warm-up feature. Also, the Tow/Haul mode reduces shift cycling for better control and improved cooling when towing or hauling heavy loads.
Chassis, suspension and drivetrain
Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab models are based on the robust, heavy-duty design of the Silverado 3500HD pickups, including a fully boxed, hydroformed front frame. The rear frame section features a reinforced C-section design developed for easy adaptation of custom bodies.
The front suspension is a short-long arm/torsion bar design with forged steel upper control arms and precision-machined cast iron lower control arms. Four different torsion bar rates support four front gross axle weight ratings to help stabilize the range of trim heights of various models under load, while enhancing appearance, handling, durability, tire wear and alignment. The trim height is adjusted on each bar via a single bolt, easily allowing the height to be changed to account for the weight of a snow plow or other accessories.
At the rear is a proven semi-elliptical 7+1 leaf spring suspension for the standard dual-rear-wheel axle. All models area available in 2WD and 4WD. Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock are standard.
Additional features include: