Chevy released a video comparing Silverado’s roll-formed, high-strength steel bed against Ford F-150’s stamped aluminum bed.
The company wanted to showcase just how much stronger the steel bed used in their Silverado is against its nemesis, by putting the two trucks side by side and performing two extreme durability tests.
The first one included dropping 55 landscaping blocks with a total weight of 825lbs (347kg) into the beds of both models at the same time from 5 feet above the bed floor. Chevrolet claims that in 12 out of the 12 tries shot for video, the Silverado came out as a winner, exhibiting only scratches and dents. The Ford’s aluminum bed however sustained punctures in every drop, averaging 4.3 punctures per drop.
The second test was aimed at replicating a more every-day scenario, involving a steel toolbox pushed off the side rail of each truck. Chevrolet says that the toolbox left dents on the Silverado’s bed in 12 out of the 14 tries, with the last two drops leaving a pinhole puncture on the bed floor. In the case of the F-150 though, the toolbox only dented the aluminum bed once out of the 14 tries, leaving a sizeable puncture through the aluminum bed floor.
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