Is a Chevy Silverado 2500 a 3/4 ton truck?

Asked by Jul 30, 2013 at 03:43 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab 4WD

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KINDA. The Silverado 2500 for the most part is a 1/2 ton truck with 3/4 ton suspension. Unless you really can't afford the 3500 series truck and can't use a 1500 series truck, don't waste your time or money because you will overload the thing and cause issues down the line.

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I've have worked G.M. for more 16yrs.+ Any 1500 series is a one 1/4 ton truck. No matter what . A 2500 series is a half 1/2 ton truck. And last but not least a ONE TON truck 3500 series also called a duelly. Because the duel tires on both sides of thr rear axle. This all on commercial vehicles only.

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Someone told me I need a Chevy Duramax Desel. I looked that up and it said it was a Silverado 2500. Still no good for 4000 lb?

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Sorry "Wellsuited2, but your information is inaccurate in the fact that the 3500 series can be purchased without the dual wheel configuration and a dual wheel package can be purchased from the factory for a 2500 series truck. Electric Boat in Groton orders new units every 4 years in that configuration of dual or non-dual set ups depending on what they are doing with the truck. -- Any of these trucks will pull 4000 pounds if you have the right engine size, transmission, transmission coolers, gear ratio, alternator and electric brakes to the trailer.

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Fordtudor37, your answer is incorrect in the way that most 2500 are just 1500 with better suspension. The facts that suspension is main difference between all different classes of trucks; that is what defines it by its size. The motor and drivetrain is the difference in package and towing, not 1/2 ton to a 1 ton. You are correct in saying that you can get a 1 ton not with duallys.

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A 2500 is a 3/4 ton. With pulling just 4,000 pounds you could use a normal 1500 with a 5.3 v8. So in summation that can easily be pulled with a 1/2 ton with a v8 in it. You can find all the towing capacity information you need from the Chevrolet website.

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We are just a bunch of cowboys in the barn drinking moonshine and beer talking cattle Dunn which is which about trucks . The last one to pass out has it right becus he got the last word and beer

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Most of the answers here are all WRONG. I don't know what you ppl are smoking. A modern 2500 truck (in old school terms referred to as a "3/4 ton") is NOT a 1/2 ton with better suspension. In fact, as for GM trucks, the ONLY difference between the 2500 and the 3500 is that the 2500 has two stage rear leafs and the 3500 has three stage (the third stage being a helper spring)...that's it, nothing more. So really, it would be much more accurate to say that a 2500 (or 3/4 ton) is a 3500 (or 1 ton) light. Once upon a time there were much more major differences between "3/4 and 1 ton" but not so much anymore. As for pulling 4000 lbs...that's a joke. My wife's minivan would pull that (rated up to 5000 lbs.) and I actually even pulled my boat which weighs just under 6K on the trailer with her minivan without any problem. I would never pull it very far nor try to launch it with the van (front wheel drive) but it worked just fine to take the boat to my buddies house to store for the winter. I posted a picture of my boat hooked up to the minivan for you non-believers.

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