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New chevy 1500 DIESEL!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Page A20 of the latest turf magazine!!!

    i tried to scan in the page but here is how it reads:

    "Offering a range of trucks including Colorado, T-Series and the new silverado 1500 with a Duramax 6600 turbo-diesel engine"
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2006
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    im not a chevy guy but is that the same size diesel as in the 2500 and up models or a scaled down size
  3. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Holy Crap it does!
  4. matt-max

    matt-max Member
    Messages: 55

    typical mistake. there is no 1500 6.6 liter duramax offered now, nor will there be in anytime in the future. it is too heavy and too tall. there will be a smaller v8 diesel duramax in the near future in the 1500 but it will not have 650+ ft lb torque, more like 450.
  5. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I read in an article they should have something for the 1/2 tons within the next 3 years I beleave. Deffinatly won't be a 6.6 though. Alot of weight.
  6. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    GM has a new diesel that will allow them to use it anywhere a small block fits. Not sure when it will hit the streets.
  7. Joshjeepcj7

    Joshjeepcj7 Member
    Messages: 68

    1/2 ton diesel

    chevy had put diesels in the late models 88-98 the 6.5 in 1/2 ton it was realy good on fuel mileage
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    The diesel will eat up any extra front weight capacity. Might be a good tow vehicle but i wonder about it for plowing use
  9. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    the penna turnpike had many many of these in 2wd they are just now getting old enough to auction off so many people are buying them
  10. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I knew someone who had a 1500 with a diesel and pulled a 5th wheel horse trailer. The truck was stock and had no major service issues when they sold it with over 400,000 miles on it.

    Too many people jump to conclusions on stuff they no nothing about.
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    cool i wanna check that out
  12. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    from what I have read, GM will be using a smaller diesel down the road for the 1500 and other smaller Lughter duty trucks, thay will be using the 6600 in their suvs by 2010
  13. snowblind

    snowblind Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    my 94 1500 has the 6.5 td pretty good engine it tows my 6500lbs trailer like nothing and with any luck i'll plow with it soon i just bought it last april no problems yet