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As far as the UK market is concerned, Caterpillar is the king of motor graders. There are more CAT motor graders for sale here at PlantPages than from any other manufacturer. Caterpillar lay claim to inventing the standalone motor grader, (as opposed to a tractor and frame arrangement) in 1931 after acquiring grader manufacturer Russell. In the current range, there is a surprising number of models to choose from. The smaller CAT motor graders will have model numbers such as 120M2 or 140M – these will have operating weights between 16 and 21 tonnes. The larger graders have shorter model numbers – these represent the width of the blade in feet. So a 16 will have a blade of 16ft. As with all CAT equipment, the naming conventions are changing and being simplified. The smaller range will simply become 120,140,150 and 160 whilst the larger range will become the 14, 16, 18 and 24.
The newly launched Caterpillar 120 GC Motor Grader comes with with reduced fuel consumption, low maintenance costs and easy-to-operate controls. Excelling in low- to medium-duty applications, the new 120 GC delivers reliable, low-cost operation in a range of applications that include government and municipal work, county road maintenance, and finish grading. Its powershift transmission and balanced machine design ensure appropriate drawbar power to the ground with the fuel-efficient Cat C4.4 engine. Adapting engine power and torque to application demands, the 120 GC features electronic throttle control to improve grading productivity. With precisely matched engine power ranges for the standard rear-wheel…>