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    First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
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    In excess of 475,000 heavy duty pickups were sold in the United States last year – the capable workhorses represented more than 25 percent of the year's full-size pickup volume. But unlike the passenger-car segment, where dozens of makes and models are constantly competing for supremacy, ...

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    Teased: 2013 Ford Super Duty teased, new trim coming
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    The Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck is a pretty big deal. Not only is it physically large and imposing, it's also a huge seller for Ford and a vehicle that practically generates its own weight in gold profit. That being the case, it's no surprise that Ford is keen to make some noise about a ...

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    Chevy challenges Ford to HD towing contest, gets turned down
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    Numbers like maximum horsepower, torque and tow ratings are the heart and soul of the full-size heavy duty pickup truck segment. No shocker there. But how much reliance can consumers actually put on figures provided by the manufacturer? And, keeping in mind that the average test drive doesn't ...

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    Official: Ford 6.7-liter PowerStroke gets 800 lb-ft as of next week, upgrades available
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    2011 Ford Super Duty pickup – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has made it official: beginning with next week's production, the 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbo diesel in the 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup will be upgraded to 400 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. That's a bump of ...

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    GMC Sierra Denali 3500 debuts at Pickup Shootout
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    2011 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 – Click above to enlarge
    You want the heaviest of heavy-duty pickup trucks and you want to drive in the lap of luxury. If that sounds like you, have we got some great news to share. The 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 pickup truck is now officially official, and the ...

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    Report: GM suspends production at Flint HD pickup plant over part issue
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    2011 GM HD Trucks - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just weeks after starting production of the new 2011 heavy-duty pickup trucks at the Flint, MI assembly plant, General Motors suspended work last Thursday to replace a defective component. Engineers found a problem with the unidentified ...

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    GM announces best-in-class towing, payload figures for heavy-duty Silverado, Sierra
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    2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has just announced the hauling capacities for the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups. The new trucks can now pull up to 21,700 pounds in fifth-wheel configuration and lug around 6,635 ...

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    GM quickly one-ups Ford with 2011 Duramax diesel ratings, shows off GMC Sierra Denali HD
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    2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Not even a month ago, at the end of our post on the 2011 Ford Super Duty engine specs, we wrote: "General Motors, there's a big ass ball in your court." Someone at GM has apparently grabbed their big ass racket and said, ...

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    Chicago 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty ups the ante
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    2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Identified by its new power dome hood, a styling throwback, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD arrived at the Chicago Auto Show riding on an all-new ladder frame, suspension, and axles – about the only carry-over part ...

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    Track Trailer Tvan world's beefiest camper trailer
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    Click above for more images of the Track Tvan If you're one of those take-no-prisoners off-road types, then we've found the perfect camper trailer for you. It's called the Tvan, and it's made by Track Trailer. The company, Australian-based and located outside Melbourne, has been in business since ...

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    Pickuptruck.com concludes 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout... who won?
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    In Parts 1 and 2 of his 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout, Mike Levine and his cohorts from Pickuptruck.com compared the acceleration of gas three-quarter ton and diesel one-ton pickups from Dodge, Chevy/GMC and Ford on flat surfaces, both unloaded and loaded with 10,500-lb trailers. For the third and ...

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    Pickuptruck.com hosts Heavy Duty Truck Shootout to end all shootouts
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    Mike Levine from PickupTruck.com is our go-to guy for truck news. His brain is like the bed of a Ford F-450 filled with the esoteric details of heavy duty diesel pickups and 3/4-ton gassers. Plus, he's from the old school of automotive journalism and has made a successful transition to the web, ...

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    Heavy Duty Toyota Tundra may not happen
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    Click the Tundra for a high res gallery suitable for wallpaperThe new Toyota Tundra has not had a particularly smooth launch so far this year, and that could play into future plans for the full-size truck. There have been complaints about the quality of the interior materials, the lack of a fully ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #61
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    We're fired up about a few things for episode #61. We eventually get to an enthusiastic discussion of the American LeMans Series, but we wind our way through a few subjects to get there. We start off with the snub to Chrysler by some DCX shareholders who suggest a return to Daimler-Benz AG name. ...

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    Hybrid diesel trucks with no transmissions in our future?
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    More powerful than a locomotive? That's what the folks over at Diesel Power are predicting for the future of trucks. Cars and trucks have become more powerful over the years, with today's torque figures dwarfing the 420 ft.-lbs. of torque figures commonly seen in trucks in the mid-1990s. While many ...

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    Dodge's new diesel debuts at Texas State Fair
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    The Texas State Fair was the location of another big truck announcement last week when Dodge announced its new Cummins turbo-diesel engine for the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500. Enlarged to 6.7 liters from 5.9 through increases in both bore and stroke, the new inline-six turbodiesel now boasts 350 ...

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    Heavy Metal: Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD details and pics
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    GM has revealed the details for its new full-size heavy-duty pickups, the 2500HD and 3500HD versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. The big trucks offer a huge range of configurations. Buyers can chose the ¾-ton 2500HD or full-ton 3500HD with rear wheel drive or 4WD; with ...

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    Heavy-duty pickups by Toyota and Nissan delayed
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    Both Toyota and Nissan were planning on entering the full-size heavy duty pickup truck market soon, but both automakers have delayed joining the fray for at least a couple years. Nissan had hoped it could build a heavy-duty version of the Titan off of the half-ton's platform, but it's clear that ...

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    GM revamping Duramax diesel for new standards
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    General Motors has decided to go ahead with plans to rework its 6.6L Duramax diesel V8 engine in anticipation of the new Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards that will take effect on January 1st. The new standards call for a 90-percent reduction of oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter. Though the ...

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    Snapped! 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD
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    The pending replacement of Chevrolet's full-size pickup for 2007 has been well-documented with a few million grainy spy shots, but this is the first time we can recall seeing the new-for-2008 Silverado HD out and about.  And while most of the KGP Photography captured mule is done up in ...

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