GM/Monroe Pickup Box Constructed to Handle Heavy Payloads
The 2005 Chevrolet Kodiak/GMC TopKick C4500/C5500 offers fleet managers a solid medium-duty commercial truck with the versatility of a pickup truck. The pickup box for the C4500/C5500 model is manufactured and installed through a partnership between General Motors (GM) and Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (MTE) MTE 3-inch polished stainless steel step bars custom-designed to extend for access to the pickup box. Pace Edwards retractable tonneau cover featuring locking capabilities and switchable bed light. Back-country bed rails constructed of 1-inch diameter stainless steel with a no-drill stake pocket mounting. Transfer flow fuel tank automatically transfers fuel to truck fuel tanks, increasing total capacity from 40 gallons to 90 gallons. The 2005-model Kodiak/TopKick features several enhancements, including: A 60-gallon fuel tank available on additional C5V042 wheelbases. A 213.5-inch wheelbase has been released for 19,500 lbs. GVWR and above on C5V042, and a 233-inch wheelbase for 19,500 lbs. GVWR. A new 32-gallon aft-axle fuel tank for 4x4 dump truck or rollback models. Vortec 8100/Duramax 6600 powertrains.
The truck’s design is ideal for agriculture, construction, and government fleet applications. It is constructed to handle heavy payloads, and the cab can carry six passengers. With a towing capacity of 24,000-26,000 lbs., the truck’s weight and tow ratings go beyond standard pickup trucks, but it can also match the maneuverability and practicality of Class 1-3 pickup models.
Pickup Box by Monroe
The Kodiak/TopKick starts out in the factory as a basic crew cab and chassis and is shipped directly to MTE where the pickup box and accessories are added.
The Kodiak/TopKick C4500/C5500 features an eight-foot steel dual pickup box and tailgate, with custom composite side panels and protective Rhino interior lining. Other features are the powertrain options - a standard Duramax diesel engine or an optional 8.1L gasoline engine with an Allison transmission.
Optional equipment includes: