December 9th, 2022 by

It’s no secret that Chevy was integral in establishing the infrastructure that stretches from coast to coast. This tradition has existed for over a century and will no doubt continue in the decades ahead. Every day, millions go to work in the fields of construction, maintenance, public service, and transportation. The common factor that ties all these fields of occupation together is that they all require special vehicles that allow the most significant jobs to be accomplished with relative ease.

Of course, this is Chevy’s area of expertise. The vehicles in question are often described as fleet or commercial vehicles, are designed for the working world and thrive on efficiency. While Richard Lucas Chevrolet is synonymous with providing affordable options for the average consumer, we also have plenty of Chevy fleet trucks for sale for those looking for a reliable workhorse. The current line-up is exceptional, and we’re all too eager to share the details with you. Let’s take a closer look at these models and how they can help you excel on any job site.

The Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado, which took the place of the Chevy S-10, might not be the biggest dog in the yard, but it can be a trusted workhorse for commercial use. Available with several engine options, we’re most impressed with the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to tow 7,700 lbs. The Colorado is ideal for a job site foreman, and because today’s job sites require some technological attributes, wireless charging, and an available wi-fi hotspot can keep you connected, no matter where your workplace might be.

The Silverado 1500

Since its debut in 1999, the Silverado 1500 has become the flagship of the Chevy pickup fleet. Celebrated by many for its versatility, it’s no wonder it can function just as effectively on the job site as it can for on and off-road situations. With a towing capacity of 13,300 lbs and over 89.1 cu.ft. of space in the cargo bed, it’s great for average trailering and job site clean-up. Chevy’s Multi-Flex tailgate turns the Silverado into a mobile office and is another aspect of the vehicle’s outstanding versatility. Similar to the Colorado, we can’t deny the effectiveness of the diesel-fueled engine. When equipped with the Duramax 3.0L I-6, the Silverado produces exceptional numbers, such as 305 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque, and flawless execution courtesy of the Allison ten-speed automatic transmission.

The Silverado 2500/3500 HD

The commercial capabilities of both the Colorado and Silverado 1500 are quite impressive, but for jobs that require mountains to be moved, the commercial versions of the Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD are required. Both trucks come with two distinctive engines, both of which provide their own unique advantages. A 6.6L gasoline-powered V8 engine is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and produces an impressive 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque.

However, the jobs that defy the odds require just a bit more. The Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 belts out 445 hp and a monstrous 910 lb-ft of torque. The diesel-fueled powertrain grants the 2500 HD a towing capacity of 18,510 lbs and the 3500 HD an astonishing 36,000 lbs. These two vehicles are ideal for fifth-wheel and gooseneck towing, and when equipped with Chevy’s Advanced Trailering System, the jobs you undertake can be done with maximum efficiency.

The 3500 HD Chassis Cab

While the Silverado 3500 HD is a powerful pickup, the chassis cab edition allows for customization to build the most potent weapon in your working arsenal. Still utilizing the same engine options, the versatility comes from the lack of a cargo bed, allowing you to upfit the Silverado with a variety of attachments. You can choose to keep a flat frame and customize the vehicle yourself or have a utility or dump truck attachment fastened to the vehicle for unsurpassed performance and versatility. A maximum payload of 7,571 lbs means you can tackle any job with maximum efficiency.

The Silverado 4500/5500/6500 HD

There’s a well-known saying when it comes to the working world, and that’s to work smart and not hard. As we’ve progressed through the commercial offerings that Chevy can outfit you and your business with, it’s quite easy to see why so many workers trust Chevy more than any other brand. Just when you thought things couldn’t be taken much further, we’re here to shift our focus on the high-end heavy duty. The 4500, 5500, and 6500 HD are chassis cabs that put Chevy’s years of innovation and steadfast determination to the test.

To ensure you get the most out of these titans of innovation, the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 comes standard. With a maximum payload of 15,940 lbs, there’s very little that these versatile workhorses can’t accomplish. While these vehicles have similar attributes, the difference between them is firmly established in their GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.) This is the maximum weight each vehicle can hold, which includes the weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo. For the 4500 HD, its maximum GVWR is 16,500 lbs, while the 5500 HD is 19,500 lbs, and the 6500 HD is an impressive 23,500 HD.

All three versions have the same GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) of 37,000 lbs; this is the combined weight of your vehicle and attached trailer. When it comes to tailoring the vehicle to what you need it for, the options are quite varied. Whether it’s utility, cargo, emergency medical services, or a snow plow, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Even though these are tailored for the working world, they still come equipped with the latest and greatest available features and packages that GM offers.

The Chevy Low Cab Forward

As we conclude our look at the commercial offerings from Chevy, we step away from the Silverado and into what’s called the Chevy Low Cab Forward. A perfect design for those looking for maximum visibility and unsurpassed ability, this is where the rubber meets the road, and Chevy proves its worth again. These are grouped into three different classes, with each one having its advantages,

The Gas-Powered 3500 and 4500

With GVWRs rating anywhere from 12,000 to 14,500 lbs. and available in both regular and crew cab, the low end of the Low Cab Forward provides a substantial effort to any job they’re tasked for.

The Diesel-Powered 4500 HD & 4500 XD

The middle ground of the Low Cab Forward is exceptionally work-ready and capable of accomplishing just about anything. The GVWRs range from an impressive 14,500 to 16,000, with only an engine that produces 215 hp and 452 lb-ft of torque.

The Diesel-Powered 5500 HD & 5500 XD

The final entry in our trifecta uses the same engine as the 4500 HD, but the GVWRs increase significantly. Ranging from 17,950 to 19,500 lbs, this capability is unlike any other.

Experience the High-End of Heavy Duty

With so much to offer in the way of commercial vehicles that can handle any heavy-duty task placed before them, it’s no wonder why Chevy is the brand more Americans trust on the job site and the driveway. At Richard Lucas Chevy, we can outfit you with the perfect match for you to conquer any arduous task you have in front of you. Come in today, and we’ll help you find the perfect commercial truck to maximize your time on the job site and tackle any challenge.

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