Chevrolet’s Steel Bed Truck Proves its Worth
Truck Month is back at Jim Butler Chevrolet! Recently, Chevrolet released a new video campaign that highlights the strength and durability of the Silverado’s roll-formed, high strength steel bed.
Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director, speaks to the advantages of the Silverado, saying that the “Silverado features a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed because truck customers demand the ability to haul their toys, tools, and other cargo. These videos demonstrate the real-world benefits of the Silverado’s bed, in both extreme and everyday scenarios.”
The Silverado certainly proves its worth when compared to similar models like the 2016 Ford F-150. The tests were done without bed-liners. In cases where the Silverado’s bed held up to 90 joules of impact energy against a 17 pound object, the Ford’s aluminum bed broke at just 40.
For a similar strength test, 825 pounds of landscaping blocks were dropped into truck beds of both the Silverado and F-150 from five feet above. While the F-150’s bed was riddled with debilitating punctures, the Silverado’s bed showed only minor dents and scratches. Watch what happens when a tool box falls into each of the truck-beds in the video above.
Not only is the Silverado’s truck-bed durable; it is cost friendly, as steel is much easier to replace than aluminum. Jim Butler Chevrolet believes that the strength, durability, and affordability of the Silverado’s roll-formed, high strength steel bed make it the perfect truck for the job-site. Come in to the dealership today to see for yourself!