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All wheel Steering

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jspivxl102, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. jspivxl102

    jspivxl102 Member
    Messages: 46

    The new Silverado has 4 wheel steering. How beneficial is this? I just don't really see the benefit to it.
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133


    Welcome to plowsite.

    One of the features of this site is the ability to use the search feature and look up past topics. Many of the questions you are asking have been touched on and discussed. You have brought up past ideas already so please continue to search for past threads.
  3. Mr_Roboto

    Mr_Roboto Member
    Messages: 63

    It would be good for the soccer mom getting into a parking space at the mall. For a work or plow truck, it's one more thing to break. It's a gimmick to get people's attention and sell trucks. Having the feature available will probably sell many more trucks than the ones that actually have the 4-wheel steering.
  4. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    The only problem I see is, you can only get it in half ton. As far as plowing, IMO I think it would work great. You could make sharper corners, tighter turns, etc.

    As far as something to break, How often does the front end of the truck break? There is less moving parts it the rear than the front.
  5. TMC

    TMC Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 16

    According to Edmunds.com, the only Silverado that has Qudrasteer is the 1500HD, 4 door model. With this wheelbase, it would probably need it.
  6. 68bullit

    68bullit Member
    Messages: 36

    i buy most wheel and off road books and they have been testing both a 4 door 3/4 ton and one ton suburban 4 wheel steer trucks
  7. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496


    ITS good to see that they are making heavy duty 4 wheel steer trucks they will be great plow machines
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

    Don't see the benefit of a tighter turning radius?!

    I'm glad you have all the straight, wide-open sites, lol.

    A tighter turning radius helps of drmatically in tight areas, pulling out around docks, between cars, residential, condos, etc, etc.

    I look forward to it being an option on a greater variety of trucks.
  9. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    I can see a lot of use for this when plowing around a bend-the back tires will turn out and that pesky inside back tire won't mess up the nice clean edge. My only solution now is (in 2wd) spinning the back tires and swinging out around the bend.