Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2015 3500 Diesel 12 foot Royal Stakebed

The inside and out of a 2015 3500 Diesel 12 foot Royal Stakebed on the lot at Paradise Chevrolet.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

VMAC UNDERHOOD Lite - The Real User Experience

See the VMAC UNDERHOOD Lite 30 CFM Vehicle Mounted Air compressor performing standard service call tasks. Come along for the ride and watch this real user experience from a first person view. Learn More:

Friday, June 24, 2016

VMAC RAPTAIR-G30 Gas Drive Air Compressor at work

Get all the power you need in this small air compressor. No air tank required. The G30 gas drive air compressor with 30 CFM rotary screw air power.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Silverado Impact Strength: Engineering Overview and Demonstration Methodology | Chevrolet

In extensive laboratory testing, as well as 26 real-world demonstrations, the impact strength of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado bed consistently outperformed the stamped aluminum bed of the 2016 Ford F-150.

All of the comparisons were conducted using 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 trucks. A total of 12 pairs of truck beds were used for video demonstrations, all purchased through retail dealerships. All demonstrations were conducted without bed liners, in order to compare the impact strength of each vehicle’s bed construction.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Spartan Cutaway Cargo Van Body

The Spartan Cargo is a cutaway that’s an excellent solution for multi-stop deliveries in cities and other tight places. The low-profile design and exceptional maneuverability make for a smooth ride. Practical and comfortable, with room to stand up straight inside, the Spartan Cargo is all business.


  •     Access your cargo with ease in our low-profile design that features low floor heights
  •     See better inside with bright, lightweight 3/8″ FiberPanel® PW  (FRP) white side wall panels
  •     Load large cargo – even sheets of plywood with the extra room of the true interior truck body lengths and 48-1/2″ double-swing rear doors
  •     Work comfortably in the cargo area with our stand-up truck body height interior (72″ and 78″ heights only)
  •     Gain better traction and prevent slips with a 3/4″ anti-skid black coated floor


  •     Enjoy more cab room and stand up to move between cab and cargo area with a full-height cab-access door (availability based on chassis). Note: Shortens interior truck body length
  •     Access your cargo quickly and easily with an ultra-low, step-saver side door; great for multi-stop delivery
  •     Enjoy a bright interior work space by adding natural lighting with a translucent roof
  •     Organize and store cargo and equipment with custom interior fixed or adjustable shelves
  •     Save time by storing and accessing your ladder more efficiently with a ladder rack and rear access ladder
  •     Acquire additional towing capabilities with a hitch receiver
  •     Secure your cargo with several cargo control options best fit your business application

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Adrian LoadsRite Ladder Rack: Easy to Load & Unload Ladders

Don't climb, stretch, or reach for your ladder: use Adrian Steel's LOADSRITE Ladder Racks to easily raise and lower your ladder on top of your van. The unique design of the LOADSRITE presents the ladder in a diagonal position bringing it to a comfortable working height in the right way. LOADSRITE: The Right Way to Load and Unload Ladders.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SmartSpace Van Storage Solutions by Masterack

See how different configurations offer storage solutions for different industries and contractors.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Silverado HDs Sport New Hood Design

Just as we saw on the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500, the new 2017 Chevy Silverado heavy-duties will receive a new hood design created to provide more and cooler intake air for the diesel engine.

Currently, both the 2500 and 3500 models offer a 6.6-liter 32-valve overhead V-8 turbo-diesel engine, but we're guessing it will be significantly upgraded for the 2017 model year, thus requiring the need for extra air for cooling. Gas engine models will have the intake-less hood style.

Basically, the new air inlet on the top of the hood acts as a second ducted air intake for the engine (there's also one on the grille), pulling in cooler air as needed. Additionally, when the pickup truck is moving at higher speeds, the new inlet pushes more air into the system chambers before entering the block for combustion, potentially delivering denser air into the intake — all for the sake of more power and efficiency. This new intake system also includes an upgraded separator system designed to keep moisture, in the form of droplets or mist (and snow), from getting to the filter.

From its inception, GM's Duramax diesel engine has had intake issues, which we noted in our first heavy-duty pickup comparison test. At the time, a GM engineering representative said the company was aware of the intake vibrations created during heavy-hauling situations, and it was in the process of providing an intake fix. Subsequent iterations of the intake would change significantly, GM said, in the years to come. So here we are.

We reached out to GM representatives to find out if any further structural changes were made to the heavy-duty models — such as receiving the front-end redesign the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-tons — did but did not get a response.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

All-new Intake System Feeds Duramax Diesel on 2017 Silverado HD

Cool, dry air 
delivers lower engine temperatures, 
maximum performance

DETROIT – New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather.

Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, the all-new air intake system provides 60 percent of the air to the Duramax diesel engine from an inlet at the front of the hood. The air provided to the engine is very close to the outside ambient temperature and much cooler than the air under the hood.

Cooler air helps the engine run better under load, especially in conditions where engine and transmission temperatures can rise quickly. Running cooler allows the Duramax diesel to maintain full power and vehicle speed for capable trailering in even the toughest conditions.

There’s also a ram-air effect from the incoming air at highway speed that helps pack more air into the engine. The air filter housing also draws 40 percent additional air from a dry location in one of the front fenders. It blends with the cooler air from the hood inlet before funneling into the Duramax’s combustion chambers. This assures the engine can breathe even if the hood is completely blocked.

“The 2017 Silverado HD was engineered to provide maximum utility for our customers in even the most extreme situations,” said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day.”

At more than 11,000 feet above sea level, the Eisenhower Tunnel, is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world and one of the highest elevations for any roadway in North America.

Maximized engine performance requires more than cool air; the air must also be clean and dry. Accordingly, the functional hood scoop includes a unique air/water separator to ensure only combustion-enhancing dry air is drawn into the engine. The air charge enters an expansion chamber containing a sharp, 180-degree turn on its way to the air filter housing. That creates a velocity change that causes humidity or mist to form larger, heavier droplets that are flung centrifugally against the outside wall of the housing. The collected water drains through a valve, while the air charge continues on to the filter housing and into the engine.

Testing the effectiveness of the system was rooted in real-world driving conditions of every degree — from misty rains to monsoon-level downpours; from powdery snow to wind-driven ice pellets; from desert dust to arctic cold.

Surprisingly, torrential downpours do not necessarily pose the biggest challenge, according to Kevin Dunn, global vehicle performance for splash engineering:  “Big, heavy raindrops from a thunderstorm are relatively easy to eliminate from air. The more challenging issue comes from the mist-like spray generated by semitrucks on wet highways. Those very fine water droplets prove more challenging to separate from the air. The air intake is an elegant solution that works well with water droplets of all sizes. For customers, the results delivers maximum engine performance and even greater towing confidence.”

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saws: Best Tool for the Job - 2016 Silverado

When we give hard-working guys a simple job to do, they tend to choose the best tool for the job.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Harbor Single Rear Wheel Stand Up Workmaster Body

Warren gives us a great presentation of the features of the Harbor Single Rear Wheel 10' WorkMaster enclosed service body with full stand up height. Also known as a Plumber Body, or Plumber Style Body. Just imagine how you might make use of a great work truck like this!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

SpaceKap - Fiberglass Transferable Service Bodies

SpaceKap is the innovative result of over 40 years in the service truck industry. SpaceKap's universal slip-in design makes it the perfect fit for plumbers, electricians, contractors, first responders and more.

Saving with SpaceKap

The SpaceKap was built to be transferred from one pickup to another. This unique design allows users to reuse the equipment inside the SpaceKap while keeping their truck or fleet newer and younger.

Your SpaceKap will fit all full size trucks with the same bed length (6.5' or 8') So whether you are transferring your SpaceKap within your fleet or the time has come to replace your current pickup, you will not be limited to a particular make or model.

Unmatched Versatility SpaceKap has been engineered to be the most versatile service truck solution on the market. Its universal fit transforms you favorite pickup into the ultimate workshop on wheels.

Maximized Efficiency Organize and secure your tools and workspace by outfitting your SpaceKap with one of the Quick Ship Packages. This means you spend more time getting things done and less time searching for your tools.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Silverado Ad Showcases Chevrolet Leadership in Connectivity

Chevrolet has sold 
1.4 million vehicles with 4G LTE,
more than the rest of the industry, combined  

DETROIT – Chevrolet has sold more than 1.4 million vehicles with 4G LTE connectivity since June 2014, exceeding the total sold by of the rest of the industry combined. That number includes more than 500,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD and Colorado trucks.

On Thursday, Chevrolet will introduce a new television spot showcasing the benefits of OnStar 4G LTE connectivity on Silverado. “Mobile Office” continues the “Real People, Not Actors” campaign, offering customers a choice between two mobile offices – a Silverado with OnStar 4G LTE or a competitive vehicle without. The creative breaks from the traditional 30-second format by delivering the primary story in a 45-second piece, and a separate 15-second piece that reinforces the message. A long-form version of Mobile Office, as well as two other new Silverado videos, will appear on

“The spot illustrates just one aspect of the connectivity Chevrolet offers our owners,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Based on usage rates for features such as OnStar, 4G LTE, and RemoteLink, Chevrolet’s technologies deliver real-world benefits for our customers – and are a competitive advantage for our brand.”

Chevrolet is the only automaker to offer 4G LTE connectivity across its full-range of retail cars, trucks and crossovers. In addition, Chevrolet provides a wide range of technology offerings that keep drivers connected to their families, friends and vehicles no matter where they go. With millions of connected vehicles on the road, Chevrolet has gained valuable insights into consumer demand and adoption of these features. A few examples include:

•    Chevrolet owners have consumed more than 1.4 million GB of data since its launch in June 2014. This is equivalent to*:
o    1.5 million hours of streaming HD video OR
o    48 million hours of streaming music OR
o    2.9 billion social media posts with photos
•    In 2015, Chevrolet owners logged more than 5 million interactions with the OnStar RemoteLink app every month on average
o    Chevrolet Volt drivers are most likely to use the app
•    Chevrolet drivers ask for directions through OnStar approximately two million times every month
•    Owners of Chevrolet vehicles are using OnStar an average of 3,000 times every month for Good Samaritan calls.

Chevrolet has long history of introducing innovative technologies to its customers. For nearly two decades, the brand has provided a connection to the vehicle through OnStar. It was also the first brand to introduce Siri Eyes Free compatibility, and for the 2016 model year it will offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry.

This history of innovation includes being the first in the industry to offer technologies such as Teen Driver, a built-in system that lets parents view on a display how their teenager drove the vehicle. Valet Mode and Performance Data Recorder, also industry exclusives, allow Corvette owners to unlock the interior storage, disable the infotainment system and record video and vehicle data when the system is active.

More than 99 percent of people who bought a vehicle equipped with OnStar 4G LTE have taken advantage of the free trial of 4G LTE data and signed up for five years of connectivity which includes access to OnStar RemoteLink, monthly Vehicle Diagnostic Reports and Dealer Maintenance Notifications from OnStar.
*Data is quantified according to AT&T’s Data Legend. One minute of streaming music (standard) is 500KB (30 MB/hour), one minute of streaming video (HD) is 15MB (900MB/hour) and one social media post with photo 500KB.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

About OnStar
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) that launched in 1996, offers in-vehicle safety, security, diagnostic, navigation, and connectivity services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall  models, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, RemoteLink mobile app and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. OnStar has more than 7 million subscribers in North America, Europe, China and Brazil. In 2015, OnStar recorded its 1 billionth customer interaction, topped more than 2 million 4G LTE Wi-Fi equipped-vehicles, and launched in Opel/Vauxhall.