In the world of work trucks, you need the perfect balance of versatility and power. While large, semi-trailer trucks have virtually unlimited towing power, they’re also incredibly bulky and difficult to maneuver - not to mention extremely expensive. Mid-size pickup trucks, meanwhile, are affordable and offer moderate towing power that may not meet your business’ standards. Then there are vehicles that are well-rounded enough to do it all, like the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab.
As tough as any ordinary Silverado truck may be, there’s a difference between a truck that offers practical towing and payload potential and one that’s supremely designed to do it all. When a recreational truck just doesn’t cut it, Chevy Silverado HD trucks, like the 2500 and 3500 editions, can pull thousands of pounds of weight. But when that’s still not enough, and you want 18-wheeler power in a pickup truck-sized package, the new Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab is the superpowered work truck for any industry.
The new Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab is built to do it all thanks to its stiff frame construction, cross members made of ultra-durable steel, commercial-grade universal joints and large axles that enhance stability, heavy-duty locking rear differential, and more. This truck isn’t just a tough design that can bear or pull incredible weight; it’s also designed to perform well when you test its limits. All of this adds up to a max GCWR of up to 40,000 pounds or 14,000 pounds GVWR. When properly outfitted, you also get up to 7,442 pounds of payload.
So what exactly do you need to tow? The new Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab is assembled for whatever your work demands, thanks to its versatile design offerings that can suit many applications. In fact, it’s the most versatile work truck you can buy. Just about any industry can rely on the practical applications of the available utility, dump truck, or flatbed designs. If you need to customize or add upfit equipment to suit specific utility applications, the Silverado’s simplistic base model design can handle it.
Of course, not every size works for every driver or all workplace demands. Not to worry; you can customize your Silverado in one of many configurations, like the Crew Cab that has spacious seating and plenty of cab stowage space, or the elongated 84.5-inch cab-to-axle formulation that offers even more bed storage. For the best towing, select the dual-rear-wheel-axle option, the available diesel engine, and the suite of advanced trailer-towing technology.
Despite its power, the 2021 Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab also offers reliable driving performance. Choose the 6.6L V8 gas engine, which offers best-in-class standard torque, for the output that you need to haul the heaviest weight. You also get 401 horsepower and outstanding acceleration you can count on. The 3500 HD Chassis Cab may be a big truck, but it can still perform with agility and great handling that you’d expect from any Chevy truck. While the gas engine is the more affordable of the two, the diesel engine offers top power and performance at a price that’s still attainable.
Your other engine option is the Duramax 6.6L diesel, a turbo-diesel V8 engine connected to an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine is built to last, and with 910 lb-ft torque output, you can trust this pickup to power your toughest jobs with ease. Best of all, you get superior gas mileage that can help reduce shipping and transportation costs. Also, when compared to other diesel trucks, maintenance is more simplified and potentially less expensive, which can save your business money.
If you want to outfit your truck to get the job done, even on unstable terrain like construction sites and landfills, consider selecting a Silverado truck with the available Z71 off-road package. Enhancements that stabilize your truck and trailers include 18-inch wheels, off-road tires, underbody protection, superior suspension, and even a spray-on bedliner - a great safety feature for any truck. However, the base 3500 HD Chassis Cab still does what no semi-trailer truck can do: even its base model is agile enough to navigate onto any terrain.
For those who need industrial-strength towing and payload, your truck is your workstation on the go, and that’s why the new Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab is designed like a mobile office, with all of the comforts and conveniences you need to get the job done. The base model is perfect for down-and-dirty jobs with its hardy upholstery and trims that are easy to clean and maintain. There’s plenty of storage potential in the available center console storage compartment, while dual glove boxes build deep storage right into the dash. You can even outfit your Chassis Cab with secure storage boxes behind the rear seat cushions.
Charging ports for smartphones, laptops, and other smart devices keep you productive on the go, and there are plenty of slots on the center console for you to store your devices safely. For even more productivity on the go, consider adding the available 120V outlet that’s compatible with power tools, computers, and many other devices. Add the Convenience package to your truck for an adjustable power driver’s seat - ideal for trucks with multiple potential drivers - comfortable dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, remote start, and other attractive technology. This package also adds LED cargo bed lighting perfect for late night or early morning jobs. You can also upgrade the upholstery and interior trims for a more luxurious design.
You don’t just need a truck that’s engineered for towing; you need a truck outfitted with the best safety and convenience technology to reduce risks and improve productivity. Start with the available Safety package, which upgrades the new 3500 HD Chassis Cab with smart safety technology like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, several parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking. With the added Safety package, you can adequately protect your investment, cargo, trailers, and, of course, your crew.
One of the most exciting and talked-about features of the entire 2021 Silverado lineup is the available Multiview Camera system. Available on some models, this innovative set of cameras offers multiple surround views of your truck and trailer, even providing a clear view of what’s behind your trailer. Safety technology varies based on the model you select, so talk to your Chevy dealer about options for you in your price range.
Infotainment, meanwhile, isn’t just for recreational driving. Smartphones connect easily to Chevy’s Infotainment 3 software built into every 2021 3500 HD Chassis Cab. Maintain communication on the go and make note of important contacts from any location. Compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto improves focus for long drives, while optional features like a WiFi hotspot, real-time weather updates, and navigation info can reduce travel times.
Other innovative features include Key by Amazon, which sets up your vehicle for direct Amazon deliveries. Equip your chassis cab to receive shipments securely wherever you are. You can also connect your truck with the MyChevrolet App, where you can check vehicle locations, monitor driving behavior, and read real-time vehicle status reports on all of your trucks. This is an excellent management tool for those who own a fleet of 3500 HD Chassis Cabs. Contact maintenance services, read the owner’s manual, and get in touch with your local Chevy dealership straight from the MyChevrolet App.
Do you need tools to train drivers? You can use your vehicle’s smart technology to access how-to videos, familiarize drivers with all of the amazing features of the 2021 3500 HD Chassis Cab, and troubleshoot problems on the road. While ordinary work trucks are built with only strength in mind, the new Chassis Cab from Chevy is outfitted for convenience, comfort, security, ease, and more.