Here is another look at the upcoming 2020 Chevy Silverado HD trucks as Erik catches this crew cab 3500 dually towing a heavy gooseneck trailer. Erik provides all the images you see here, and the following report.
I talked to the driver at the gas station near Copper Mountain. it’s a 2020 GM diesel truck. he said he was hauling just a little bit over 20,000 pounds.
Copper Mountain is a ski resort in the Colorado Rockies located along the I-70 interstate corridor. It also happens to be a stone’s throw away from TFLtruck’s Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test route. While prototype vehicle drivers rarely release any information, it’s interesting to hear that this heavy duty truck is testing with around 20,000 lbs. We test dually diesel truck at either 23,000 lbs or 29,000 lbs, depending on the truck. Currently, Ford and Ram “1-ton” heavy duty trucks are rated to tow over 30,000 lbs. GM is quiet a bit behind at over 23,000 lbs. Will the next generation of Chevy and GMC heavy haulers be rated at 30,000 lbs or … ? We will have to wait several more months to find out, but we hope it’s near the 30,000 lbs mark.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
This flat-bed chassis cab prototype gives us perhaps the best view yet of the DEF filler neck on the side and right next to the diesel fuel filler. Could it be that the DEF filler will no longer be under the hood? No more DEF tank hanging below the flame on the passenger side?
Here is a quick look at the 2020 GMC Sierra HD 2500 in this this prototype hunting video.