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Big C
07-01-2010, 12:28 AM
Just bought a 3/4 ton Silverado to pull my 16 X 7 trailer....just wanted to share.

Dixie Lawns
07-01-2010, 12:47 AM
nice, didn't you used to pull it with like an 08 chevy?

CowboysLawnCare
07-01-2010, 12:56 AM
Nice truck. It's nice to see someone on here from the Gonzales area. I'm always over there for rodeo things. It seems like I have seen you before. I like your rig and it looks like your doing great in your business!

bobcat48
07-01-2010, 01:21 AM
Looks good.

corey4671
07-01-2010, 02:08 AM
heavy half ton bro. 6 lugs is what I see

rcslawncare
07-01-2010, 06:02 AM
yep, heavy half ton! Still, good looking rig!

Big C
07-01-2010, 07:09 AM
nice, didn't you used to pull it with like an 08 chevy?

yeah....I am hoping that by buying this truck it will save some wear-n-tear on my '08.

Big C
07-01-2010, 07:10 AM
yep, heavy half ton! Still, good looking rig!

it's a 2500= 3/4 ton right??

RLS24
07-01-2010, 11:24 AM
well if they are only 6 lug axles then I highly doubt its a 3/4. Chevy DID make a 1500HD with 8 lug axles at one time, but that was the newer body style around 00-01 maybe?

streetscrapin16
07-01-2010, 04:08 PM
nice lookin truck

fourbybud
07-01-2010, 05:23 PM
It is a light duty 3/4 ton.........

81Bronk36
07-01-2010, 07:27 PM
whats the GVW...

scagrider22
07-01-2010, 09:11 PM
In the early to mid 90's Chevy did make light duty 3/4 ton with six lug axles, I had one when I was in high school. When I first bought it I thought somebody just put the 2500 badges on it but the title did say 2500.

deere615
07-01-2010, 09:56 PM
I have never saw a light duty 3/4 tone that body style. There are some with the newer body style I believe they were 03's

THEGOLDPRO
07-01-2010, 10:05 PM
most of the late 80's and early 90's 2500's were 6 lug.

93Chevy
07-01-2010, 10:58 PM
It is a light duty 3/4 ton.........

Yep, exactly. The gvw on most 3/4 Chevys, like my 95, is 8600. Chances are, the gvw is closwer to 7600, but I can't remember.

In the mid 90's, Chevy did make 6 lug 3/4 tons for lighter use than their 8600 gvw rated 3/4 tons.

Whether you call it a heavy half or light three-quarter doesn't really matter. What really matters is the gvw.

joey7599
07-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Nice set up big C

Big C
07-02-2010, 12:23 AM
In the early to mid 90's Chevy did make light duty 3/4 ton with six lug axles, I had one when I was in high school. When I first bought it I thought somebody just put the 2500 badges on it but the title did say 2500.

That maybe the case my truck is a '95

highclimber604
08-27-2010, 12:56 AM
My 2008 CHEVY 3500HD Duramax Allison trans.Ex. cab Dually rated to pull 22,000 pounds. Sorry

scagrider22
08-27-2010, 01:20 AM
My 2008 CHEVY 3500HD Duramax Allison trans.Ex. cab Dually rated to pull 22,000 pounds. Sorry

And my 4900 International is rated for over 30k but we are talking about a 20 year old chevy 2500 so whats your point?

KrayzKajun
09-02-2010, 01:17 AM
nice addition!!

Kennedy Landscaping
09-02-2010, 01:38 AM
Nice addition, I'm still not real convinced its a 3/4 ton, seems to sit pretty low for a 3/4. I know Chevy did the 6lug thing back then but I'm not sure yours is one. Still a nice truck though, no matter if its a 1500 or 2500!

2brothersyardcare
09-02-2010, 07:26 AM
chevy made the trucks lower because they had a bid with the military so they could fit into cargo containers or something

SNAPPER MAN
09-02-2010, 08:37 AM
That's a great looking truck! Does it have the 350 in it? If so it's gonna last you forever and parts are dirt cheap for those engines.
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Big C
09-03-2010, 12:59 AM
yeah it does have a 350 in it....I love it

Cummins343
09-03-2010, 03:28 AM
Good truck! And yea, I'd have to say its a 1/2 ton too

Big C
09-03-2010, 05:44 PM
It is a 3/4 ton.....check out this truck that is up for sale on this site....this is my exact truck.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=327723

93Chevy
09-03-2010, 06:08 PM
That truck has 8 lugs, yours has 6. So, no, it's not the same truck.

Don't get me wrong, I like your truck. I have a 95' 2500 Chevy and it's a great work and personal vehicle. If you take care of it, it will last you a long time. Easy to work on, easy to drive, and overall a pretty good-looking truck.

Check the inside drivers-side door panel for your GVWR. I bet it won't be 8600 because 8600 GVW trucks have 8 lugs.

Big C
09-04-2010, 07:31 AM
That truck has 8 lugs, yours has 6. So, no, it's not the same truck.

Don't get me wrong, I like your truck. I have a 95' 2500 Chevy and it's a great work and personal vehicle. If you take care of it, it will last you a long time. Easy to work on, easy to drive, and overall a pretty good-looking truck.

Check the inside drivers-side door panel for your GVWR. I bet it won't be 8600 because 8600 GVW trucks have 8 lugs.

I'll check it later today

SNAPPER MAN
09-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Man your lucky to find a good truck like that. Run it till it dies then buy a new 350 for $2k or less and repeat process. Who cares what it's classified as, as long as it works for you who cares.
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White Gardens
09-04-2010, 10:08 AM
That truck ain't a beast. This truck is a beast.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=183348&d=1270515933

Big C
09-05-2010, 09:13 AM
That truck ain't a beast. This truck is a beast.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=183348&d=1270515933

OK Junior!!

White Gardens
09-05-2010, 09:27 AM
OK Junior!!

Ha! Whatever. Twice the truck as a wimpy 2500. 8.1 of gas guzzling power.

scagrider22
09-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Ha! Whatever. Twice the truck as a wimpy 2500. 8.1 of gas guzzling power.

Refer to post #20 on page 2, I already made fun of a one guy who thinks his 3500 is a "BEAST"!

White Gardens
09-05-2010, 01:32 PM
Refer to post #20 on page 2, I already made fun of a one guy who thinks his 3500 is a "BEAST"!

Oh I know. The thing is that this truck has a GVWR of 15,000, equivalent to an F-450.

It's not your run of the mill 3500 HD.

scagrider22
09-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Oh I know. The thing is that this truck has a GVWR of 15,000, equivalent to an F-450.

It's not your run of the mill 3500 HD.

I know what it is Ive had 10 of them they are great for maintenance work but it is far from a beast, they would not last more than one season on my hardscape crew.

93Chevy
09-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Oh I know. The thing is that this truck has a GVWR of 15,000, equivalent to an F-450.

It's not your run of the mill 3500 HD.

Well, back when those trucks were still in production, they were the answer to Ford's F-Superduty, the precursor to the modern F450, not a 3500 with a slightly higher GVW

So, it is an average mid-nineties 3500 HD. Nothing really special about it compared to the other mid-nineties 3500 HDs.

White Gardens
09-05-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm not going to argue.

Only thing I'll add is that it's an 01.

I like the thing, it's held 6 tons, and can pull just about anything I put behind it. I like it, and I don't see where it's a "crappy" truck.

Sure, it's not a ford, but as far as I'm concerned, I can break them all the same.

When it comes down to it, a truck is either American, or foreign. Badges mean nothing to me.

mowerbrad
09-05-2010, 10:08 PM
For a while GM made two versions of the 2500, an LD (light duty) and an HD (heavy duty). The LD would typically have the 6-lug wheels while the HD would have the 8-lug wheels. The LD had a 7200lb GVWR and the HD had an 8600lb GVWR.

Very nice truck.

93Chevy
09-05-2010, 10:35 PM
For a while GM made two versions of the 2500, an LD (light duty) and an HD (heavy duty). The LD would typically have the 6-lug wheels while the HD would have the 8-lug wheels. The LD had a 7200lb GVWR and the HD had an 8600lb GVWR.

Very nice truck.

Thanks for the info. I thought it was 7600 GVW on the 6-lug trucks, but I was mistaken.

That would be a perfect truck to have for a lawn crew, provided you didn't bag much grass.

93Chevy
09-05-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm not going to argue.

Only thing I'll add is that it's an 01.

I like the thing, it's held 6 tons, and can pull just about anything I put behind it. I like it, and I don't see where it's a "crappy" truck.

Sure, it's not a ford, but as far as I'm concerned, I can break them all the same.

When it comes down to it, a truck is either American, or foreign. Badges mean nothing to me.

Sorry man, wasn't trying to be a jerk. Hope I didn't make it sound like you had a crappy truck? :confused:

Hard for me to tell when year it was because they all pretty much looked the same after 96 or 97.

Those are definitely my favorite trucks in that weight class. Simple, attractive styling, high GVW in a small package, reliable, and easy to work on. I wish I had one or two.

White Gardens
09-05-2010, 10:47 PM
Sorry man, wasn't trying to be a jerk. Hope I didn't make it sound like you had a crappy truck? :confused:

Hard for me to tell when year it was because they all pretty much looked the same after 96 or 97.

Those are definitely my favorite trucks in that weight class. Simple, attractive styling, high GVW in a small package, reliable, and easy to work on. I wish I had one or two.

Oh no, I wasn't implying that people were being a jerk in this thread. I just know how the Ford/Chevy arguments can turn into a p---ing match. I just wasn't about ready to get into one.

All I can say is that the junk yard I go to (or did for the old ford), the owner always stated that if it wasn't for Ford and Chevy, he'd be out of business.

I work on all my stuff myself, so it doesn't matter what brand it is ultimately. The only time one of my trucks have ever been to a shop is when I had a shop install the ball joints on my S-10. I just didn't want to deal with it.