Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Martin Contractor on Silverado 4500HD Medium Duty


Our highly anticipated Silverado Medium Duty finally has a Martin Contractor Body. Our Salesman Mike Nemec gives us the rundown of this amazing truck and body. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD


Chevrolet debuted the full lineup of its all-new 2020 Silverado HD — the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever. Max towing capability increases an enormous 52 percent to an available 35,500 pounds. It is also the third all-new Silverado in just 18 months, each designed for different customers. “We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes make tasks easier.” Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor with a wheelbase that’s been stretched 5.2 inches on Crew Cab models and is scaled for HD customers. The Silverado HD will be available in five distinct trim levels — Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country — available across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations. Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6L V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability. Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability — now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models. 2020 Silverado HD highlights: ▪ New, more powerful 6.6L V-8 gas engine with direct injection for greater performance and stronger trailering capability with 22 percent more torque and up to 18 percent more towing compared to the previous 6.0L gas engine. ▪ All-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is matched with the available Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo-Diesel engine for a 52 percent increase in max towing to 35,500 pounds on properly equipped models. ▪ The autotrac active two-speed transfer case on 4x4 models electronically controls “4 Auto” mode, allowing the truck to seamlessly shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive based on road conditions. ▪ Advanced Trailering System technologies and new transparent trailer view: The in-vehicle trailering system features an available total of 15 available camera views (requires an installed accessory camera), such as HD Surround Vision1 and other unique views including a transparent trailer feature to help provide added confidence when towing. Also features increased integration with the myChevrolet mobile app. ▪ HD-exclusive sculpted exterior design features the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever — the roof is the only shared sheet metal. ▪ Heavy-duty details designed to make work easier and more intuitive, including features such as an easy-access engine block heater outlet, easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with an opening inside the fuel door, a more integrated snow plow prep package and new, advanced trailering mirrors with available spot lamps and more. ▪ BedStep feature and larger CornerSteps makes it easier to load or reach items in the cargo box, which is designed to hold a pair of size-12 boots and up to 500 pounds. ▪ Larger cab enables more spacious interiors with Crew Cab models adding about 3 inches in overall length. 2020 Silverado HD Specifications: ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Regular Cab – 235.5/81.9/79.8/141.5 in (5,982/2,079/2,027/3,595 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Double Cab – 240.4/81.9/79.8/149.4 in (6,107/2,079/2,027/3,795 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Crew Cab – 250/81.9/79.8/158.9 in (6,349/2,079/2,027/4,037 mm) ▪ Curb weight – 6,092-8,018 lb (2,763-3,637 kg) ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), petrol ▪ Max output – 401 hp (299 kW) at 5,200 rpm ▪ Max torque – 464 lb-ft (629 Nm) at 4,000 rpm ▪ Transmission – 6-speed automatic ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), turbo diesel ▪ Max output – 445 hp (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm ▪ Max torque – 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) at 1,600 rpm ▪ Transmission – 10-speed automatic

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 Chevy Equinox - How to Tackle the Work Day | Chevrolet


An SUV packed with technology to help you stay seamlessly connected every day. Learn more about Equinox here: https://www.chevrolet.com/suvs/equino... Find more Equinox videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... See current offers: http://www.chevrolet.com/current-deals About the Chevy Equinox: From point A to point B and anywhere in between, the 2019 Equinox small SUV is ready for your next adventure. There’s technology to keep you entertained, available safety features that can help you stay on track and performance that makes driving fun. Because why shouldn’t every trip be an excuse to treat yourself?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Know Your Trailer Tongue Weight. The Weigh Safe Hitch


The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer’s tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe’s built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Wait Is Over! The New Medium-Duty Silverado 5500 In Stock!


Mike Olin of Paradise Fleet shares one of the first arrivals of the new Medium Duty lineup from Chevrolet. This unit is the 5500 and has a GVWR of 19,500 lbs, and is equipped with the Duramax diesel.

Mounted on this chassis is a Morgan 22' Stakebed with tuckaway style liftgate. This rig is designed to carry the weight and still have a low profile to make it easy to get in an out. In addition, most of the great features you're used to on our other Silverado trucks are also on this new Medium-Duty Silverado 5500.

See an example of this truck here.

See more of our Flatbeds or Stakebeds in stock here. See all our work-ready trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Diesel: Everything There Is To Know!


The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax Diesel aims to combine efficiency and capability. Here is everything there is to know about the new half-ton diesel.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Father’s Day Video That Will Melt Your Heart


We asked ten fathers and their children to express to the other why they felt proud. The result? An emotionally powerful Father’s Day video that may bring tears to your eyes--and that will make you want to say you need to say today. #TellThemNow