Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, single rear wheel, 5-speed auto
Ford F-350, single rear wheel, 5-speed auto
involved in some of the first tests of the Duramax Diesel 6600 prior
to it’s introduction, I can tell you the results of this first
test are much closer than they were just two short years ago. While
most of us wouldn’t load up a 12,100 pound trailer and then
go drag racing. this test showed that you could. The Drag Strip
provided us with controlled conditions on a closed course.
next two test articles will report the results from a seven percent
grade that, for the purpose of our test, measures 1720 feet. The
test will be performed in the same manner as the Milan drag strip
shootout, but in only one direction: uphill.
The last test
is a tough one -- our test fleet running empty and with our 12,100
pound test trailer on a 1000-foot long, 15 percent grade. Climbing
a 15 percent grade is no easy task; I would bet that most of us
could not walk up a grade of 15 percent that is 1000 feet long in
less than a minute.
for the second article in the series next Monday.