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The Chevy Silverado 1500 falls in the half-ton truck category. But what is a half-ton truck? These trucks, compared to the others two, will get lighter duty work done such as light trailer loads and bed capacity. However, as far as trucks go, these models are more intended with the daily driver and comfort in mind. A half-ton truck is the truck that you might consider using on a daily basis with minimal hauling needs, great for general utility needs. These trucks are built for lighter work but are designed more for the convenience of having a vehicle that can easily get around with more fuel economy.
Moving up in weight class to three quarter tons, the Chevy Silverado 2500 specified as a heavy duty truck. One of the first notable differences is the fuel economy. Though worse, the size of the tank is also increased for the three quarter ton Silverado. If you find the half ton lacking in power or towing capacity, the 2500 is for you. These trucks are built to accommodate larger workloads and rougher conditions, perfect for farm work or off road conditions. Consider your needs carefully though as the trade-off for all that power is fuel economy.
With the Silverado 3500, the Chevy 1 ton truck, it’s about payload and towing. This is the class of truck you will want to be looking at when hauling and heavy towing is the number one priority and is meant to be used as a daily work truck. This truck is heavier and will have a more robust suspension to keep it up. These trucks are second to none for generating the torque required to tow the heaviest of loads. When deciding between a three quarter ton and one ton, you need to look at your average daily towing and hauling needs.
While the Chevy Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 are technically the same model, the weight class they are in, the half-ton, three-quarter ton, and one ton weight classes, will make all the difference. The different classes really are a night and day difference and will require some planning and fore thought before a decision is made for which truck suits your needs.