The 2021 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab comes with numerous productivity features, both standard and available. Some standard productivity features include a 40/20/40 three-passenger split-bench front seat with covered armrest storage, a cargo area lamp with a cab-mounted switch, a driver information center, and vinyl floor coverings. The Chevy Infotainment system is standard and includes a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen with Bluetooth technology, and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so your drivers can stay connected while on the road. There are also two USB ports for charging electronic devices.
There are numerous optional productivity features available for the Chevy Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab. You can choose an engine block heater, heated front seats, keyless open and start, a Snow Plow Prep Package, and even an integrated power take off. The power take off is particularly important as it makes it easy to install upfits that demand mechanical power from the engine. However, we find that the snowplow prep package is in particularly high demand given the Albany climate. This package is not only designed to simplify the process of mounting a snowplow on the truck, but it also features an uprated front axle, a high-output alternator, and provisions for mounting emergency lights on the roof for improved safety.
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab is all about payload and towing. It is the type of truck you want when you need to get big jobs done. In addition to its rugged construction and robust suspension, the 3500HD is second to none in the torque needed for heavy hauling applications. If you are torn between the Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 3500HD, just take a good look at your towing and hauling needs to make a better determination.
With a starting MSRP of $35,000, you are getting a lot of truck for your money - a lot of truck with exceptional power. To better help you tackle those big jobs, the 3500HD offers a max payload of 7,571 lbs. You need a strong foundation as well as a powerful engine for such a payload, and obviously, this truck delivers.
The gross combined weight rating (GCWR) for the Chevy 3500HD is 40,000 lbs. Gross combined weight rating is the maximum allowed weight of the truck, passengers, cargo, and trailer. This is particularly important to pay attention to in a work truck, as it is not uncommon to have a full load in the bed while towing a heavy trailer. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) on the Chevy Silverado 3500HD is 14,000 lbs. That is the maximum total safety weight of your truck, including curb weight, plus the weight of passengers, upfits, and cargo.
If you need to tow something, the Chevy Silverado 3500HD can tow up to 36,000 lbs. To put that number into perspective, 36,000 lbs it's about what 36 full-grown Kodiak bears weigh, not that you would need to tow Kodiak bears, but it is nice to know you could, should the need arise. It's enough sheer power to tow two average-sized sailboats or a dozen race cars. You won't need to utilize all of that towing power all of the time, but it is good to know that you are prepared should you need to tow some heavy loads. The Silverado 3500HD's 36,000 lbs of towing capacity is one of the highest in its class and a very good reason why Chevy work trucks are so highly-touted.