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.

Silverado LTZ Premium : 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 LTZ Premium’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 2,544kg.

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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’s maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado LTZ Premium has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado LTZ Premium 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 756kg.

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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’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 LTZ Premium’s maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado LTZ Premium has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado LTZ Premium 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 LTZ Premium’s maximum payload is 760kg.

Silverado LT Trail Boss : 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 LT Trail Boss' GCM is 6,804kg.

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 2,481kg.

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 LT Trail Boss’ GVM is 3,221kg.

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 LT Trail Boss’ 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 LT Trail Boss’ maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado LT Trail Boss has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado LT Trail Boss can tow the maximum braked trailer weight of up to 4.2 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 LT Trail Boss’ maximum payload is 740kg.

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 LT Trail Boss' GCM is 6,804kg.

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 2,481kg.

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 LT Trail Boss’ GVM is 3,221kg.

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 LT Trail Boss’ 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 LT Trail Boss’ maximum tow ball weight is 422kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado LT Trail Boss has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado LT Trail Boss can tow the maximum braked trailer weight of up to 4.2 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 LT Trail Boss’ maximum payload is 740kg.

Silverado HD LTZ Premium: 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 HD LTZ Premium’s GCM is 12,474kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s Kerb Mass is 3,752kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s GVM is 4,495kg under NB1 Category and 5,148kg under NB2 Category.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum rear axle load is 2,994kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum tow ball weight is 450kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado HD LTZ Premium has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado HD LTZ Premium 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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum payload is 743kg under NB1 Category and 1,396kg under NB2 Category.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s GCM is 12,474kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s Kerb Mass is 3,752kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s GVM is 4,495kg under NB1 Category and 5,148kg under NB2 Category.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum rear axle load is 2,994kg.

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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum tow ball weight is 450kg.

Maximum Trailer Weight

This is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally tow. While Silverado HD LTZ Premium has a high towing capacity, local regulations and the capacity of your tow ball will impact towing limits. In Australia, Silverado HD LTZ Premium 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 HD LTZ Premium’s maximum payload is 743kg under NB1 Category and 1,396kg under NB2 Category.

Advanced Trailering Tech

Overseas model shown.

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

Overseas model shown.

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 tyre 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, tyres and wheel bearings based on time or mileage.

Silverado LTZ Premium 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 UP TO 15 CAMERA VIEWS

Silverado+ comes with up to 15 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 MY21 (Mid-Model Year Update) Silverado LTZ Premium

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. 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.

  • Figures correct for MY21 (Mid-Model Year Update) Silverado LT Trail Boss

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium. To achieve max Gross Combined Mass (kg), 3rd party tow bar hardware, braking system & certification is required.

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium under NB1 Category.

  • 2. Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium under NB2 Category. Customers are advised to check with their respective State Roads Authority for further licensing information.

  • NB2 requires a truck license. Customers are advised to check with their respective State Roads Authority for further licensing information. Customers requiring NB2 specifications must speak to their GMSV Dealer before making an order for a Silverado HD NB2 unit.

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. 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. Figures quoted apply in Australia only. Contact your GMSV Dealer for New Zealand towing specifications.

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium

  • Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium under NB1 category.

  • 2. Figures correct for MY21 Silverado HD LTZ Premium under NB2 Category.

  • NB2 requires a truck license. Customers are advised to check with their respective State Roads Authority for further licensing information. Customers requiring NB2 specifications must speak to their GMSV Dealer before making an order for a Silverado HD NB2 unit.

  • Not available with LT Trail Boss

  • Not available with Silverado LT Trail Boss

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

  • Not available with Silverado LT Trail Boss. Some camera views require available Accessory Camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers.

  • Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your GMSV dealer for details.

  • Chevy Safety Assist includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam and Following Distance Indicator. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

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