What Makes the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 the Grand Champion Vehicle for Agriculture Shows?

By Product Expert | Posted in GMC, GMC Sierra, Towing/Hauling on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 3:10 pm
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

Now that spring is here, more outdoor agricultural events will be occurring, such as county and state fairs, rodeos, and farm machinery shows. If you and your family are involved in these events, you need a truck to transport your livestock or tractors safely and with ease. The full size 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is the grand champion because its 3 engine choices allow for heavy duty towing capacities.

Smallest of the Engine Choices is Pretty Powerful

Of the engine choices available for the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 is the smallest. Despite that, it is still pretty robust with 285 horsepower. Depending on the cab, box length, and drivetrain choices, the maximum towing capacity for the 4.3 is about 6000 pounds. That amount of power makes this version of the 2016 Sierra 1500 ideal for towing a trailer with couple of horses or several baby calves to the fair, along with hay, sawdust, and tack.

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If you have several kids in your family showing multiple horses, larger heifers, or market ready steers, that amount of weight adds up fast when you are trying to load them up for the fair. Then you also have to remember all of the extra supplies (including the multiple cans of hairspray) and the weight of the trailer. While you might be able to get away with making a couple of trips to drop off your livestock and bring them back home when you are showing at the county fair, that is still time consuming and eats up a lot of fuel. And if you show at the state fair a couple hours away from home, you will only want to make one trip. For situations like these, you definitely need more power. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 equipped with the 355 horsepower 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine is a great choice because it has the ability to pull up to 8600 pounds.

Largest Engine Provides a Heavy Haul

Of course, shows celebrating American agriculture are not just for kids and their animals. Adults can get in on the fun too! And as people grow, their interests grow too, especially in weight. Whether your trailer contains a few Clydesdales and an antique McCormick cultivator, or a Farmall B and an unstyled John Deere Model D (you can’t stop at one!), you need to have enough power to carry them to the many steam engine and historic agricultural shows around North Carolina. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has that strength when you choose the 420 horsepower 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, which has a maximum towing capacity of 11,700 pounds.

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Choose the Grand Champion to Haul Your Grand Champion Today!

When you need a pickup truck to haul your grand champion livestock or collector farm machinery to celebrate American agriculture, choose the Grand Champion-worthy 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and one of its powerful engine options. Feel free to contact Davenport Autopark with any questions about the full size pickup truck or to schedule a test drive.

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