There are many reasons to buy a GMC Sierra HD pickup, and one of those many reasons is for its excellent working capabilities. The GMC Sierra HD pickup was made for working in tough conditions on hard jobs. The GMC Sierra is perfect for jobs like plowing and hauling. Up north where snow falls more regularly than here in the south, the GMC Sierra pickup is often used for plowing in the snow. In fact, the GMC Sierra offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive plowing preparation packages. One of the key features of the Sierra’s plowing package is the flexibility of an adjustable torsion bar front suspension. The Sierra is the only vehicle that offers the torsion bar as part of its prep package.
“For plow operators, our torsion bar independent front suspension is a major differentiator,” said Sierra ride and handling engineer Chris Bither. “Our competitors’ beam axles can’t match it for traction on uneven surfaces and axle hop reduction.”
The engineers who designed the Sierra HD pickup knew how important it would be to businesses needing work vehicles so they set out to make just that. They especially kept the front axle loads in mind when designing the vehicles, knowing that the Sierra would need to handle all kinds of front axle loads. The torsion bars are also made for busy businesses, with the engineers having kept convenience as well as function in mind when designing them. The bars can easily be adjusted in a snap, using only a single wrench and just a couple minutes of time. This allows the driver to provide proper wheel alignment when as much as 1,000 pounds of weight is added to the front end of the vehicle.
The truck is also designed with three inch wide asymmetric leaf springs at the rear of the vehicle. This is to help the Sierra get the best possible traction and support heavy rear loads. This is ideal for those needing to use the vehicle for salt spreading, as the heavy equipment can easily be supported by the rear.
The four wheel drive Sierra HD pickups are all available with the plow preparation package. The package comes with a back-up power source with emergency work lights on the roof, an extra strength 160-amp alternator, a high-flow front bumper, a forward and a trailer brake wiring harness, a skid plate, and the high capacity air cleaner which includes an auxiliary transmission oil cooler. And the truck even with all of the modifications is still covered under the standard GMC warranty. The GMC Sierra HD pickup is the only light duty pickup that offers a plow prep package!
“Even the smaller details of Sierra were designed with plowing in mind,” added Bither, “Our optional 17- and 18-inch all-terrain tires were developed for excellent snow traction.”
And the engineers who developed the Sierra and made sure it could handle important work duties also made sure to include many of the standard handling and comfort features that customers have grown to know and love.
“Our new trucks hold a plow and sander with very little sag at the wheels,” said Andy Ryder, a small business owner of JAMS Lawn Care in Bangor, Maine, who remains loyal to the Sierra HD pickups in his business. “But Sierra’s seat comfort, ride, and handling are what keep us happy. And the power and performance when plowing is awesome.”
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