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Old 01-13-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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New 2019 Silverado 1500 with Duramax 3.0 Inline Six Diesel Option

The half ton diesel market is tightening up this week with this just after Ford announcing the PS 3.0 V6 diesel

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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Cool, I will be looking for a 1/2 ton truck in a few months. I can wait until the 2019 Chevy is available. If all works out and I wait it will mean I will be towing a Yamaha Waverunner with my dually truck for a few months. The Waverunner on trailer will weigh a whopping 1,200 lbs.

It will be good for Chevy to compete or beat the Ford F-150.

Ford will also have a 3.0 litre diesel.

It will not be an easy decision.
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New Trucks

I am leary about first year model changes. Better to get the bugs worked out before purchasing. Purchase a few years later when all the bugs have been worked out.
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sam-3, IMHO that is old school logic. I do not fear a new model like the old days when trucks were junk. Junk - when they were under powered and would rust out.
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Oh, and at one time all trucks and even a few cars would rattle as they went down the road.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:09 AM   #6
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sam-3, IMHO that is old school logic. I do not fear a new model like the old days when trucks were junk. Junk - when they were under powered and would rust out.
Wasn't that long ago for the 6.0 Fords, how did that turn out? People still don't trust them even after spending tons on bulletproofing you have a hard time selling them.
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Wasn't that long ago for the 6.0 Fords, how did that turn out? People still don't trust them even after spending tons on bulletproofing you have a hard time selling them.
Yeah, well Chevy's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts at diesel engines didn't work out so well either. It wasn't until they went with the Duramax that they became competitive. Ford and Dodge were miles ahead of them by that time.

With that said, my 2007.5 Duramax Allison was a great truck (186K mi). I would definitely take a good look at the I-6 3.0 Duramax. Reading tells me it will come with a Hydromatic 10-speed that was co-developed with Ford.
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I hope these new 1/2 ton diesels come with 5th wheel prep kits. How cool would that be?
Towing an 11,000 lb 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton diesel.
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I hope these new 1/2 ton diesels come with 5th wheel prep kits. How cool would that be?
Towing an 11,000 lb 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton diesel.
It would probably mean a severely overloaded half-ton chassis. My '99.5 F250 was overloaded with my small 5er that weighed only 8,900 pounds. Not many normal 5ers are that light. Therefore I don't expect GM, Ford, or FIAT to offer a 5er prep kit in half-ton diesel-powered pickups.
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I hope they have more payload than the current half ton diesels do. 5th wheels? Maybe the Scamp 5ers would work but they just will not have enough payload with a heavy diesel up front.
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If they plan to put something like the Nissan Titan running gear under one, then that would help the payload but I'm pretty sure GM, Ram, and Ford are more concerned with mpg than towing with their diesel engines.
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I hope these new 1/2 ton diesels come with 5th wheel prep kits. How cool would that be?
Towing an 11,000 lb 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton diesel.
I don't see the big excitement. I agree with Smokey. Ford and Chevy are trying to catch up with RAM, who has had a 3.0L Ecodiesel on the market for what, 2 or 3 years now? Tow capability of which in a crew cab, 4x4 version is only around 7500 lbs. Which is less than the 5.7L Hemi gas burner version in the same truck. These trucks are being marketed for the fuel mileage and the expected longevity of the diesel engines, not for their towing prowess. Course, we haven't seen the specs on the Fords and Chevys yet, but you can't expect huge numbers from a 3.0L in a 1/2 ton design. And end the end, payload restrictions will get you.
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Here’s what we now know about the new PowerStroke diesel option for the F-150. According to Ford’s website, this engine will be offered as part of the company’s most advanced engine lineup to date. You’d expect the diesel engine to be a torque monster, and you’d be right. The 3.0-liter diesel puts out 250 horsepower at 3,250 RPM and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 RPM. As with the EcoBoost V6s and 5.0-liter V8, the diesel will also come attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. With that much low-down, torque, Ford has pegged towing capacity at 11,400 pounds.

Looks to me like they think it will be used for towing. 11,400 is way more than 7000+.
Depending on payload this would make a great tow platform for a lighter weight Tt like a lance 2295. Probably get near 15+ towing it.
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Here’s what we now know about the new PowerStroke diesel option for the F-150. According to Ford’s website, this engine will be offered as part of the company’s most advanced engine lineup to date. You’d expect the diesel engine to be a torque monster, and you’d be right. The 3.0-liter diesel puts out 250 horsepower at 3,250 RPM and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 RPM. As with the EcoBoost V6s and 5.0-liter V8, the diesel will also come attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. With that much low-down, torque, Ford has pegged towing capacity at 11,400 pounds.

Looks to me like they think it will be used for towing. 11,400 is way more than 7000+.
Depending on payload this would make a great tow platform for a lighter weight Tt like a lance 2295. Probably get near 15+ towing it.
And that most likely will be the "RUB"........payload capacity. It may well be rated to tow 11,400 lbs, but my guess is you'll run out of payload before you get close to tow rating
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