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TOWING WITH SILVERADO

Tow with confidence

You know you want to tow. And we know the Chevrolet Silverado can get the job done. Keep reading to find out how the Silverado will handle your towing needs.

Towing glossary

Gross Combined Mass (GCM)

Also known as the Gross Combined Weight (GCW), this represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle and your loaded trailer combined. Silverado’s GCM is 7,160kg.

Kerb Mass

The weight of an empty vehicle - without payload or driver - with standard equipment, fuel, coolant and oil. It is also known as the Vehicle Weight. Silverado’s Kerb Mass is 2,540kg.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)

Also known as the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), this is the actual weight of the entire vehicle and its contents, including fuel and occupants. The Silverado’s GVM is 3,300kg.

Maximum Rear Axle Load

The maximum weight or load a vehicle’s rear axle can support. When loading a vehicle and/or trailer, ensure this load limit is not exceeded. Silverado’s maximum rear axle load is 1,724kg.

Maximum Tow Ball Down Load

The maximum weight or load a vehicle’s tow ball can support. When loading a vehicle and/or trailer, ensure this weight limit is not exceeded. Silverado’s maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado can tow the maximum braked trailer weight of up to 4.5 tonnes. The maximum unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

 

Maximum Payload

In the world of trucks, this is the maximum weight a vehicle can support in it’s in-vehicle tray and storage capacity. Silverado’s maximum payload is 760kg.

Gross Combined Mass (GCM)

Also known as the Gross Combined Weight (GCW), this represents the maximum weight of both your loaded vehicle and your loaded trailer combined. Silverado’s GCM is 7,160kg.

Kerb Mass

The weight of an empty vehicle - without payload or driver - with standard equipment, fuel, coolant and oil. It is also known as the Vehicle Weight. Silverado’s Kerb Mass is 2,540kg.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)

Also known as the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), this is the actual weight of the entire vehicle and its contents, including fuel and occupants. The Silverado’s GVM is 3,300kg.

Maximum Rear Axle Load

The maximum weight or load a vehicle’s rear axle can support. When loading a vehicle and/or trailer, ensure this load limit is not exceeded. Silverado’s maximum rear axle load is 1,724kg.

Maximum Tow Ball Down Load

The maximum weight or load a vehicle’s tow ball can support. When loading a vehicle and/or trailer, ensure this weight limit is not exceeded. Silverado’s maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado can tow the maximum braked trailer weight of up to 4.5 tonnes. The maximum unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

Maximum Payload

In the world of trucks, this is the maximum weight a vehicle can support in it’s in-vehicle tray and storage capacity. Silverado’s maximum payload is 760kg.

Advanced Trailering Tech

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HILL START ASSIST HILL START ASSIST
HILL START ASSIST
TRAILER THEFT ALERT TRAILER THEFT ALERT
TRAILER THEFT ALERT
AUTO & CRUISE GRADE BRAKING AUTO & CRUISE GRADE BRAKING
AUTO & CRUISE GRADE BRAKING
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL TRAILER SWAY CONTROL
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL
StabiliTrak® ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL StabiliTrak® ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
StabiliTrak® ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL
AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL
TRAILER TYRE-PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MONITOR SYSTEM TRAILER TYRE-PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MONITOR SYSTEM
TRAILER TYRE-PRESSURE AND
TEMPERATURE MONITOR SYSTEM
ELECTRIC PARK BRAKE HOOK-UP ELECTRIC PARK BRAKE HOOK-UP
ELECTRIC PARK BRAKE HOOK-UP
TOW/HAUL REMINDER TOW/HAUL REMINDER
TOW/HAUL REMINDER

On inclines greater than a 5% grade, Hill Start Assist on Silverado automatically engages to hold the vehicle stationary for about a second, allowing the driver time to press the accelerator before the vehicle can roll backward. It’s especially helpful when you’re stopped on a steep grade with a vehicle close behind.

An industry-first feature, if the harness on your attached trailer is disconnected, your Silverado lights will flash and horn will sound.

Auto Grade Braking works with the cruise control to help maintain Silverado’s speed on long, steep grades, while Cruise Grade Braking automatically downshifts to help slow the truck and preserve your brake pads on long, steep descents.

Working in conjunction with the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, the Trailer Sway Control feature on Silverado can sense trailer sway and can automatically apply the vehicle and trailer brakes and reduce engine power, if necessary, to help you get back on track.

StabiliTrak helps improve Silverado’s stability, particularly during emergency maneuvers. The StabiliTrak control module compares your steering input with the vehicle’s actual response and then, if necessary, makes small, individual brake and engine torque applications to enhance control and help you keep on track. StabiliTrak automatically intervenes when it senses loss of lateral traction.

This Silverado-exclusive feature sends maximum drive power to the wheel with grip in low-speed situations when rear-wheel slippage happens.

This feature checks the pressure and temperature of the air inside of up to four trailer tyre to help detect potential blowouts.

Auto Grade Braking works with the cruise control to help maintain Silverado’s speed on long, steep grades, while Cruise Grade Braking automatically downshifts to help slow the truck and preserve your brake pads on long, steep descents.

When the system detects that a trailer is hooked up to your Silverado, this feature can remind you to engage Tow/Haul mode, which improves acceleration while hauling a heavy load.

Silverado offers a number of features that help make a long day of towing easy, including the proven technology of Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist and Auto Grade Braking. There are also segment firsts like Trailer Theft Alert, Electric Parking Brake Hookup Assist and Brake Gain Memory on the integrated trailer brake controller.

In-Vehicle Trailering App

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REAR VISION CAMERA REAR VISION CAMERA
REAR VISION CAMERA
TOW MODE TOW MODE
TOW MODE
PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
TRAILERING PROFILES TRAILERING PROFILES
TRAILERING PROFILES
TRAILER LIGHT TEST TRAILER LIGHT TEST
TRAILER LIGHT TEST
SERVICE REMINDERS SERVICE REMINDERS
SERVICE REMINDERS

This feature is designed to allow the driver to use the touchscreen display to see certain stationary obstacles located behind the vehicle when traveling in reverse at low speeds. This feature is especially helpful when backing up to hitch your trailer.

Tow mode on Silverado adjusts the shift schedule in the automatic transmission to prevent “hunting” for the correct gear while towing.

Make sure everything is secure before hitting the open road with this built-in checklist.

Create named profiles for your trailers so you’ll have info like trailer mileage and tire pressure, maintenance reminders and Tow/Haul mode reminders at your fingertips.

To help you ensure that all of your truck and trailer lights are in working order, this feature activates your brake lights and turn signals so you can perform a visual inspection.

Provides trailer maintenance reminders for things like brakes, tires and wheel bearings based on time or mileage.

Silverado comes standard with the industry-first Advanced Trailer System. To ensure safe towing, the system includes pre-departure checklist, light sequencing, maintenance reminders, security alerts. The system can also provide prompt tow reminders, provide trailer electrical diagnostics and monitor tyre pressure.

Included Trailering Package

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Silverado comes standard with the Trailering Package, meaning you can get straight to towing from day one. This includes a fitted tow bar, towing hitch platform and 12-pin connector. Tow balls are available in 50mm (towing up to 3.5 tonnes) and 70mm (towing above 3.5 tonnes).

SEEING IS BELIEVING WITH 13 CAMERA VIEWS

Silverado comes standard with 13 unique camera views — all working to improve your towing job from start to finish. They can make it easier to get hitched up, provide confidence while you’re on the road, and even help you maneuver into tight spots when you’re ready to park.

  • Figures correct for MY20 Silverado

  • Maximum braked towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements and vehicle weight restrictions (which may require occupants and/or luggage to be restricted). Towing above 3.5 tonnes requires available 70mm tow ball.

     

  • Requires compatiable trailer accessories. Does not monitor spare tyre.

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