The C/K 3500 was Chevrolet’s top-rated pickup truck when it comes to worksite duty. Considered a one-ton capacity truck, the C/K 3500 has been presented with a regular cab and extended cab body style. This model of Chevrolet heavy-duty pickup truck was also available with single rear wheel or dual rear wheel configurations. Power for the 1998 to 2000 model year C/K 3500 trucks was sourced from a pair of gasoline-fueled Vortec V-8 engines and a turbocharged diesel powerplant.
The 1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500’s standard performance arrived from a 5.7-liter V-8 engine producing 255 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. For additional gasoline momentum, truck buyers could opt for a 7.4-liter V-8 generating 290 horsepower. For maximum torque production, the optional 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant provided 430-pound-feet of torque to the drive wheels. In addition to rear-wheel drive C models, the 3500 pickup truck was also available with four-wheel drive K model.
Equipped with the 7.4-liter Vortec V-8, the Chevrolet C/K 3500 can tow up to 10,000 pounds using a ball hitch trailer. Through fifth wheel trailing, up to 13,500 pounds can be hauled. With short and long box beds offered, the maximum payload capacity for the C/K 3500 was rated at 4,778 pounds. A pair of 12-volt power outlets, cupholders, AM/FM radio and anti-lock disc braking was standard on all C/K 3500 pickup trucks. A numerous of minor alterations were made to the C/K 3500 in 1999 improving mechanical durability as well as cooling. After 2000, the C/K 3500 was discontinued in favor of a one-ton version of the Chevrolet Silverado truck.