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T-series Advantages Over Nissan Ud - GMC C5500 Competitive Comparison Manual

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Nissan UD
» Nissan UD sells a lineup of
weight-specific tilt-cab trucks
that sell directly against the
T-Series cabovers
» UD diesel has only one power
rating and torque rating avail-
able. Hino engine is used in UD
» UD truck nomenclature identi-
fies GVWR
» Maximum GVWR is 32,900 lb.
for the UD3300
» Transmission choices limited to
single 6-speed manual over-
drive plus the Allison LCT2400P
only available up to 25,995 lb.
» Nissan UD trucks are not
spec'd, but selected from stock,
with only wheelbase choices as
a significant alternative
2008 Competitive Comparison

T-Series Advantages over Nissan UD

• Spec-based configuration helps
meet customer needs (model-
based configuration with UD)
• Choice of Duramax 6-cylinder
diesel engines offer many differ-
ent power ratings. Much higher
maximum power and torque
rating available on T-Series, with
up to 300 hp and 860 lb.-ft. of
torque (Nissan UD only offers
Hino diesel, rated at 230 hp and
506 lb.-ft. of torque)
• Choice of taperleaf, multileaf or
air rear suspension provides
the ride quality, durability and
lightweight benefits of taperleaf
springs or ride quality of air
suspension (multileaf front
suspension only on UD)
• Standard taperleaf front
suspension contributes to ride
quality, durability and light
weight (not available on
Nissan UD)
• Wet-arm windshield wipers help
keep fluid on windshield,
conserve fluid (not available
on UD)
• RediSpec or custom spec avail-
ability vs. single spec Hino
• Hydraulic opposed-piston front
and rear disc brakes standard,
for powerful braking and easy
service (front and rear air-over-
hydraulic drum brakes on UD)
• Choice of manual or automatic
transmissions (UD has only
6-speed manual available on
UD3300. UD2600 has 6-speed
manual or Allison LCT2400P
• Choice of cab colors enhances
business appeal of T-Series
(white cab only on UD)
• Available air seats for driver and
front passenger add all-day
comfort, plus work-center con-
sole provides vocational utility
(UD has no air-seat options)
• AM/FM stereo radio standard,
for added value (optional on
• Optional bolted-on rear suspen-
sion allows easy modification
(not available on UD)
• Higher maximum frame yield
strength contributes to durabili-
ty in heavy-duty use (120,000
psi available vs. 51,200 psi)
• Longer warranty on frame rails
helps control repair costs (60
months/unlimited mileage vs.
24 months/unlimited mileage)
• Tilt-cab mechanism on passen-
ger-side vs. driver-side, for
safety when lifting cab on the
• Automatic-reset circuit breakers
speeds minor electrical repairs
(fuses standard on UD)
• Longer, more comprehensive
roadside assistance coverage
helps control repair costs
(36 months/unlimited mileage
vs. 24 months/unlimited
mileage; full roadside assis-
tance vs. towing only)
• Higher available GVWR, for
maximum load carrying capa-
bility (40,090 lb. with single
axle or 56,000 lb. with tandem
vs. 32,900 lb.)
• Available LoPro (not available
on UD)
• Full air brakes are available on
trucks rated below 33,000 lb.,
for high-duty use. UD only
installs air brakes on 3300


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