Sierra Landscaper Pro - A Tool for Personal Landscaping Projects
Source: General Motors Press Release
years, the GMC Sierra has proven to be a capable vehicle for any job.
Building on that image, this year's Sierra show truck with Quadrasteer
focuses on the do-it-yourselfer. Whether it's planting trees, hauling
decorative rock/mulch or building a water garden, the Sierra Landscaper
Pro offers features that make the project easier.
do-it-yourselfer is a growing market for full-size pickup trucks,"
said Lynn Myers, Pontiac-GMC general manager. "The GMC Sierra Landscaper
Pro has many built-in features to accommodate the needs of a homeowner
who does weekend landscaping projects."
easily load and unload heavy yard equipment with the Landscaper Pro, thanks
to dual groove/channel loading ramps. The ramps are integrated into the
pickup bed, above the wheel wells, for storage when not in use. A Warn
Powermate electric box-mounted bed winch system pulls the items, such
as a riding mower, into the pickup bed. The pickup box features a Lyco
Loader power tailgate, making it easy to load up to 500 pounds by lowering
the tailgate to the ground and then powering the tailgate up to the box.
box features a filler panel to close the gap between the cargo load floor
and tailgate, preventing debris from hindering the closing of the tailgate.
The box also has an integrated mesh-style soft cover to prevent loads
of loose gravel, soil or mulch from escaping. A spray-in Pro-Tech Paint
coating protects the box from damage and wear.
Landscaper Pro has a Prosine Inverter/Charger system that converts DC
power stored in the truck's battery into ordinary AC household power.
The inverter/charger combines an inverter and battery charger and can
also recharge a generator. When the unit is connected to the Sierra's
battery, it provides household power up to 2500 watts, making it possible
to run outdoor power equipment and accessories like hand-held lights.
The system is designed to prolong battery life, and protects against high
voltage, over- and under-voltage and overloading.
has a Reese dual-port hitch system. Users can choose to attach various
accessories, like the truck bed extender or space-saver cargo carrier,
to the hitch system, making it easier to complete the project.
floor console has a cell phone and personal digital assistant storage
station with always-on charging outlets, thermo-electric hot/cold cupholder
and removable thermo-electric hot/cold cooler. The cupholder fits 12-to-20-ounce
beverage containers, and the fully insulated cooler holds 9-to-12-ounce
cans or some 20-ounce bottles. The cooler has an auxiliary cord so it
can be moved to another 12-volt outlet, and an AC/DC converter so it can
be plugged into a standard wall outlet. With the cooler removed, the console's
central bin converts to store hanging file folders.
of the console also can hold paperwork, and convenience nets on the underside
of the lid and backside of the console offer additional storage. The console
has two additional power outlets in the rear for charging battery packs
or power tools.
Pro also features a highly engineered seating fabric by Milliken called
FXC. FXC is waterproof, stain resistant and tough. It retains the comfort
and aesthetics of traditional fabrics, but is durable enough to withstand
equipment, tools, dirt and other items a consumer can throw at it.
Pro has the 2003 Sierra front end with redesigned grille, bumper and fog
lights, as well as '03 directional outside mirrors and body-side moldings.
The exterior features custom sapphire blue optically enhanced scatter-reflective
mirrored paint styled by Nippon Color Design Studio of America and formulated
by Matrix. It also features Pro-Tech rubberized paint that appears on
various areas of the vehicle. The interior leather seating is neutral.
The Landscaper Pro also has special Foose-designed six-lug 20-inch chrome
The GMC Sierra
Landscaper Pro is part of the GMC and Home Depot-themed "Pro Series"
family of vehicles. Landscaper Pro's themed project, building a water
garden, is displayed at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Market Association
(SEMA) show in Las Vegas.