A couple of days ago, we showed you how Chevy’s 2019 Silverado Medium Duty truck shares its interior with the outgoing-generation Silverado HD. Now, we have the first real-world photos of the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty uplifted with a dump body.
This 2019 Silverado Medium Duty seen here is wearing Chevy’s Red Hot exterior paint color. It is outfitted with the MTE-Zee Dump Body from Monroe Truck Equipment, which has the following characteristics:
- Slot & Tab construction with robotic welding, ensuring precise fit & finish
- 50,000 PSI Yield High-Strength Steel Construction with:
- Rigid Sides: 10 gauge floor, 10 gauge sides, 10 gauge posts
- Fold Down Sides: 3/16″ floor, 12 gauge sides, 10 gauge posts
- Heavy Duty front bulkhead, tapered cab protector & tapered laser-cut window for clear view to the rear
- Single panel tailgate with offset handle that easily accommodates an optional coal chute configuration
- Integral dirt shedding top rails and tailgate
- Cast steel rear tailgate latch that increases strength at the pivot point
- FMVSS 108 LED clearance, marker lights, reflectors with weather-resistant wiring harness
- Rubber rear flaps and ICC bumper
- 100% durable powder coat finish either in red, white or black (though custom colors are available)
- Powder-coated, double-acting hoist & body-up
- Maintenance prop rod
- Electric powered hydraulic Power unit with push-button controls that provide simple and dependable operation
- Full-Height front board pocket on rigid side bodies (requires optional rear extension kit)
As for the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty truck itself, it was designed with a very clear focus on the customer. The beastly truck rides on a strong, solid frame structure that enables uncomprised strength and capability. The single-piece frame rails offer unmatched durability, while the wide array of cab-to-axle options enables a wide array of upfit possibilities. In fact, each aspect of this truck was thoroughly designed to make maintenance and work life easier and more convenient.
Meanwhile, the cab – taken straight from the K2 platform Silverado HD – is highly functional and offers superb visibility for a better and easier driving experience. The controls are all within reach, and ten customizable aux switches are offered to make tasks a breeze. The cab also features triple-sealed doors to reduce outside road noise and provide a more quiet ride. There’s also plenty of storage space thanks to upper and lower glove boxes.
The 2019 Silverado Medium Duty lineup is comprised of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD, and Silverado 6500HD chassis cabs. The range was jointly developed by General Motors and Navistar and is assembled at Navistar’s Springfield Assembly plant.
The all-new Silverado chassis cabs are powered by a turbo-diesel Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 L5D engine paired to an assortment of different transmissions to deliver 350 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. The trucks, also known as the Silverado Chassis Cab, are available in 2WD and 4WD versions. No factory bed option is currently offered from the factory.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty chassis cab trucks started shipping to dealers in December with a starting price of $48,465 for a 4500HD chassis cab, which includes a $1,495 destination fee. The 5500HD and 6500HD begin at $51,100 and $54,575, respectively.