160M2 AWD Motor Grader

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160M2 AWD Motor Grader

The M Series 2 continues the legacy of quality already established by Cat® Motor Graders. The extensive validation program, combined with improvements to the manufacturing process, allows Caterpillar to further enhance our quality. The end result of this development process is a motor grader line with breakthrough technologies, tested in the field and built around real applications and real customer needs. M Series 2 Motor Graders meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
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Standard Equipment

    • Air cleaner, dual stage, dry type, diesel, with automatic engine derate and automatic dust ejector, service indicator through Cat Messenger
    • Air-to-air after cooler (ATAAC)
    • Belt, serpentine, automatic tensioner
    • Brakes, oil disc, four-wheel, hydraulic
    • Demand fan, hydraulic, swing-out
    • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
    • Drain, engine oil, ecology
    • Electronic over speed protection
    • Engine, C9.3 with ACERT Technology, Tier 4 Interim and Stage IIIB emission standards
    • Fuel tank, 416 L (110 gal), ground level access and sediment drain
    • Parking brake - multi-disc, sealed, oil-cooled
    • Priming pump, fuel
    • Rear axle, modular
    • Sediment drain, fuel tank
    • Tandem drive
    • Transmission, 8F/6R, power shift, direct drive
    • VHP Plus (Variable Horsepower)
    • Alarm, back up
    • Alternator, 150 ampere, sealed
    • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1125 CCA
    • Breaker panel, ground accessible
    • Cab harness and electrical hydraulic valves
    • Electrical system, 24V
    • Grade Control Ready - Cab harness, software, electrical hydraulic valves, bosses and brackets
    • Lights, roof-mounted roading, reversing, LED stop and tail
    • Product Link Ready
    • Starter, electric
    • Accelerator
    • Air conditioning with heater
    • Arm and wrist rest, electronically adjustable
    • Articulation, automatic Return-to-Center
    • Ashtray and lighter
    • Cat® Messenger operator information system
    • Centershift pin indicator
    • Coat hook
    • Cup holder
    • Display, digital speed and gear
    • Doors, left and right side with wiper
    • Gauge, machine level
    • Gauge cluster (analog) - fuel, articulation, engine coolant temp, engine rpm, hydraulic oil temp, regen
    • Hour meter, digital
    • Joystick hydraulic controls right/left blade lift with float position, circle drive, blade sideshift and tip, centershift, front wheel lean, articulation and power steering
    • Joystick, adjustable armrests
    • Joystick gear selection
    • Joystick hydraulic power steering
    • Ladders, cab, left and right side
    • Lights, night time cab
    • Mirror, inside rearview, wide angle
    • Power port, 12V
    • Radio Ready, Entertainment
    • ROPS cab, sound suppressed 70 dB(A)
    • Seat, cloth-covered, comfort suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
    • Storage area for cooler/lunchbox
    • Throttle control, electronic
    • Windows, laminated glass:
    • Antifreeze
    • Extended Life Coolant to -35° C (-30° F)
    • Partial allowance for tires on 254 × 607 mm (10 × 24 in) multi-piece rims is included in the base machine price and weight
    • Accumulators, brake, dual certified
    • Anti-glare paint
    • Bumper, rear, integrated with hitch
    • CD ROM Parts Book
    • Clutch, circle drive slip
    • Cutting edges
    • Doors (3), engine compartment, locking
    • Drawbar - 6 shoes, replaceable wear strips
    • Electrical hydraulic valves, hydraulic lines for base 8 functions
    • Endbits
    • Fluid check, ground level
    • Frame, articulated, with safety lock
    • Ground level engine shutdown
    • Hammer (emergency exit)
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic lines for base functions
    • Lockout, hydraulic implement (for roading and servicing)
    • Moldboard
    • Mounting, cab roof accessories
    • Pump, hydraulic, high capacity, 98 cm³ (6 in³)
    • Radiator, cleanout access (both sides with swing doors)
    • Secondary steering
    • Serviceability, LH side
    • S•O•SSM ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant, fuel
    • Tandem walkway/guards
    • Tool box
    • Tow hitch

Optional Equipment

    • Alternator, 280 ampere
    • Batteries:
    • Converter, communication (CB)
    • Lights:
    • Fenders, Front
    • Fenders, Rear
    • Sound suppression (Bottom)
    • Sound suppression (Enclosure)
    • Transmission
    • Fan, defroster, rear window
    • Mirrors, outside:
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Radio ready, AM/FM
    • Seat, air suspension, cloth
    • Shade, sun
    • Wiper/washer, rear
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Fuel tank, fast fill
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Biodegradable Synthetic
    • Precleaner, snow
    • Starter, Heavy Duty, 1,000 Amp
    • Transmission, autoshift
    • AccuGrade ARO
    • Accumulators, blade lift
    • Camera, rearview
    • Cat Product Link 321SR
    • Drain, ecology, engine Wiggins
    • Fenders, front, AWD
    • Fenders, rear
    • Heater, engine coolant:
    • Hydraulic arrangements with one or more additional hydraulic valves are available for rear ripper, dozer, snow plow and snow wing.
    • Snow wing mounting, frame ready
    • Sound suppression
    • Starting aid, Ether
    • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Cutting Edges, curved
    • Endbits, overlay
    • Front lift group, mounting
    • Front lift group, mechanical
    • Grader bit, narrow and super penetration
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Mounting
    • Moldboard
    • Push plate, counterweight
    • Ripper, mounting
    • Ripper, rear
    • Ripper tooth
    • Scarifier, front
    • Snow Arrangement
    • Snow Wing Ready Package
    • Canadian Arrangement
    • European Arrangement
    • European Roading Arrangement



Long Name:
160M2 AWD Motor Grader
160M2 AWD


Base Power (1st gear) - Net:
213.0 hp / 159.0 kW
Engine Model:
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
4.5 in / 115.0 mm
5.9 in / 149.0 mm
Speed @ Rated Power:
2,100 rpm
AWD Range - Net:
166-211 kW (223-283 hp)
AWD Range - Net (Metric):
166-211 kW (226-287 hp)
Base Power (1st gear) - Net (Metric):
216.0 hp / 159.0 kW
Base Power (all gears) - Net:
213.0 hp / 159.0 kW
U.S. Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB
Hi Ambient - Fan Speed - Standard:
1,400 rpm
Maximum Torque:
1000.0 lb ft / 1355.0 N·m
Standard Capability:
109.0 ° F / 43.0 ° C
Torque Rise:
VHP Plus Range - Net:
159-196 kW (213-263 hp)
VHP Plus Range - Net (Metric):
159-196 kW (216-267 hp)
VHP Plus - gear 1F, Net:
213.0 hp / 159.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 2F, Net:
223.0 hp / 166.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 3F, Net:
233.0 hp / 174.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 4F, Net:
243.0 hp / 181.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 5F, Net:
248.0 hp / 185.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 6F, Net:
253.0 hp / 189.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 7F, Net:
258.0 hp / 192.0 kW
VHP Plus - gear 8F, Net:
263.0 hp / 196.0 kW
567.5 in3 / 9.3 L
Number of Cylinders:
Derating Altitude:
10000.0 ft / 3048.0 m
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum:
1,550 rpm
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum:
500 rpm
High Ambient Capability:
122.0 ° F / 50.0 ° C


Operating Weight - Typically Equipped:
47249.0 lb / 21432.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle:
17009.0 lb / 7715.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle:
37860.0 lb / 17173.0 kg
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Front Axle:
14223.0 lb / 6451.0 kg
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Rear Axle:
33026.0 lb / 14981.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle:
11130.0 lb / 5048.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle:
29849.0 lb / 13540.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total:
54869.0 lb / 24888.0 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total:
40979.0 lb / 18588.0 kg
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Total:
47249.0 lb / 21432.0 kg


Blade Width:
14.0 ft / 4.2 m
Moldboard - Height:
24.0 in / 610.0 mm
Moldboard - Thickness:
0.87 in / 22.0 mm
Arc Radius:
16.3 in / 413.0 mm
Throat Clearance:
6.5 in / 166.0 mm
Cutting Edge - Width:
6.0 in / 152.0 mm
Cutting Edge - Thickness:
0.6 in / 16.0 mm
End Bit - Width:
6.0 in / 152.0 mm
End Bit - Thickness:
0.6 in / 16.0 mm
Blade Pull - Base GVW:
25908.0 lb / 11752.0 kg
Blade Pull - Maximum GVW:
34072.0 lb / 15455.0 kg
Blade Down Pressure - Base GVW:
17171.0 lb / 7789.0 kg
Blade Down Pressure - Maximum GVW:
29195.0 lb / 13243.0 kg

Operating Specifications

Top Speed - Forward:
29.5 mph / 47.4 km/h
Top Speed - Reverse:
23.3 mph / 37.4 km/h
Turning Radius, Outside Front Tires:
24.93 ft / 7.6 m
Steering Range - Left/Right:
Articulation Angle - Left/Right:
Forward - 1st:
2.6 mph / 4.1 km/h
Forward - 2nd:
3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h
Forward - 3rd:
5.1 mph / 8.1 km/h
Forward - 4th:
7.0 mph / 11.2 km/h
Forward - 5th:
10.8 mph / 17.4 km/h
Forward - 6th:
14.7 mph / 23.7 km/h
Forward - 7th:
20.3 mph / 32.6 km/h
Forward - 8th:
29.5 mph / 47.4 km/h
Reverse - 1st:
2.0 mph / 3.3 km/h
Reverse - 2nd:
3.8 mph / 6.1 km/h
Reverse - 3rd:
5.5 mph / 8.9 km/h
Reverse - 4th:
8.5 mph / 13.7 km/h
Reverse - 5th:
16.0 mph / 25.7 km/h
Reverse - 6th:
23.3 mph / 37.4 km/h

Service Refill

Fuel Capacity:
110.0 gal / 416.0 L
Cooling System:
14.8 gal / 56.0 L
Hydraulic System - Total:
26.4 gal / 100.0 L
Hydraulic System - Tank:
16.9 gal / 64.0 L
Engine Oil:
7.9 gal / 30.0 L
Transmission/Differential/Final Drives:
17.2 gal / 65.0 L
Tandem Housing (each):
16.9 gal / 64.0 L
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing:
0.13 gal / 0.5 L
Circle Drive Housing:
1.8 gal / 7.0 L

Power Train

Forward/Reverse Gears:
8 Fwd/6 Rev
Direct Drive Powershift
Brakes - Service:
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Service, Surface Area:
3565.0 in2 / 23000.0 cm2
Brakes - Parking:
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Secondary:
Dual Circuit Control

Hydraulic System

Circuit Type:
Pump Type:
Variable Piston
Pump Output:
55.5 gal/min / 210.0 L/min
Maximum System Pressure:
3503.0 psi / 24150.0 kPa
Reservoir Tank Capacity:
15.9 gal / 60.0 L
Standby Pressure:
609.0 psi / 4200.0 kPa


Drawbar - Width:
3.0 in / 76.2 mm
Circle - Diameter:
60.2 in / 1530.0 mm
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness:
1.6 in / 40.0 mm
Drawbar - Height:
6.0 in / 152.0 mm
Front Frame Structure - Height:
12.6 in / 321.0 mm
Front Frame Structure - Width:
10.0 in / 255.0 mm
Drawbar - Thickness:
0.5 in / 12.7 mm
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Width:
12.0 in / 305.0 mm
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Thickness:
0.87 in / 22.0 mm
Front Axle - Height to Center:
23.6 in / 600.0 mm
Front Axle - Wheel Lean, Left/Right:
Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side:

Blade Range

Circle Centershift - Right:
28.7 in / 728.0 mm
Circle Centershift - Left:
27.4 in / 695.0 mm
Moldboard Sideshift - Right:
26.0 in / 660.0 mm
Moldboard Sideshift - Left:
20.1 in / 510.0 mm
Maximum Blade Position Angle:
Blade Tip Range - Forward:
Blade Tip Range - Backward:
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right:
89.7 in / 2278.0 mm
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left:
82.3 in / 2090.0 mm
Maximum Lift above Ground:
17.8 in / 452.0 mm
Maximum Depth of Cut:
29.5 in / 750.0 mm


ISO 3450, ISO 10265
ISO 3471/ISO 3499
ISO 6394; ISO 6395
ISO 5010


Front, V-Type - Scarifier shank holder spacing:
18.4 in / 467.0 mm
Front, V-Type - Scarifier shank holders:
Front, V-Type - Scarifying depth, maximum:
40.6 in / 1031.0 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
4.6 in / 116.0 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holders:
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
18.4 in / 467.0 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Working Width:
40.6 in / 1031.0 mm
Front, V-Type: Working Width:
47.4 in / 1205.0 mm
Mid, Straight - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
4.4 in / 111.0 mm
Mid, Straight - Scarifier Shank Holders:
Mid, Straight - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
12.5 in / 317.0 mm
Mid, Straight - Working Width:
70.9 in / 1800.0 mm
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
4.6 in / 116.0 mm
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holders:
Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
11.5 in / 292.0 mm
Mid, V-Type - Working Width:
46.6 in / 1184.0 mm
Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
16.8 in / 426.0 mm
Rear - Working Width:
84.0 in / 2133.0 mm
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders:
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
10.5 in / 267.0 mm


Ripper Shank Holder Spacing:
21.0 in / 533.0 mm
Ripping Depth - Maximum:
16.8 in / 426.0 mm
Ripper Shank Holders:
Penetration Force:
20443.0 lb / 9273.0 kg
Pryout Force:
258201.0 lb / 11712.0 kg
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised:
40.6 in / 1031.0 mm


19.9 in / 506.0 mm
8.3 in / 210.0 mm
Sidewall Thickness - Inner:
0.63 in / 16.0 mm
Sidewall Thickness - Outer:
0.71 in / 18.0 mm
Drive Chain Pitch:
2.0 in / 50.8 mm
Wheel Axle Spacing:
59.95 in / 1523.0 mm
Tandem Oscillation - Front Up:
Tandem Oscillation - Front Down:


Operator Station

Comfort, productivity, advanced technology.


Angled cab doors, a tapered engine enclosure and patented sloped rear window assure excellent visibility to the work area.

Maximum Control, Maximum Comfort

Caterpillar has built the most comfortable cab in the industry, replacing the control levers and steering wheel with two joystick controls, and lengthening the cab for more leg room. Machine design features, like angled doors, provide excellent visibility.

Operator Comfort

The Cat® Comfort Series suspension seat and arm/wrist rests are fully adjustable for improved comfort and productivity. Extra leg room, easy-to-reach long-life rocker switches and revolutionary joystick controls make this the most comfortable cab in the industry.

Standard HVAC system

The high capacity system dehumidifies and pressurizes the cab, circulates fresh air, seals out dust and keeps windows clear.

Low Interior Sound and Vibration Levels

Multiple isolation mounts along with relocated hydraulic pump and valves significantly improve operator comfort and productivity.

In-Dash Instrument Cluster

Easy-to-read, high-visibility gauges and warning lamps keep the operator aware of critical system information.

Steering and Implement Controls

Unprecedented precision and ease of operation.

Ease of Operation

Two electro-hydraulic joysticks require up to 78% less hand and wrist movement than conventional lever controls for greatly enhanced operator comfort and efficiency. The intuitive control pattern allows both new and experienced operators to quickly become productive. Electronically adjustable control pods help position joysticks for optimal comfort, visibility and proper operation.

Joystick Functions

  • The left joystick primarily controls the machine direction and speed including steering, articulation, return-to-center, wheel lean, gear selection, left moldboard lift cylinder and float.
  • The right joystick primarily controls drawbar, circle and moldboard functions including right moldboard lift cylinder and float, moldboard slide and tip, circle turn, drawbar center shift, electronic throttle control and manual differential lock/unlock.

Intuitive Steering Control

Joystick lean angle mirrors the steer tires’ turning angle. A brake tensioning system holds the joystick in position until the operator moves it. The steering control automatically reduces steering sensitivity at higher ground speeds for comfortable and predictable control.

Electronic Throttle Control

Provides easy, precise and consistent throttle operation. An automatic/manual mode switch offers flexibility for different applications and operator preferences.

Articulation Return-to-Center

Automatically returns the machine to a straight frame position from any angle with the touch of a button.

Auxiliary Pod and Ripper Control (Optional)

Ergonomically positioned to allow simple, comfortable operation of the multiple hydraulic options.

  • Four fingertip controls and a mini joystick maximize control of up to six hydraulic circuits. Individual functions can be programmed with Electronic Technician (Cat ET). The auxiliary hydraulic pod is provided when the machine is configured with three or more auxiliary functions.
  • Infinitely variable roller switches provide precise control of the rear ripper and/or front lift group (when equipped).

Emissions Technology

Reliable, integrated solutions.

Cat NOx Reduction System

The Cat NOx Reduction System captures and cools a small quantity of exhaust gas, then routes it into the combustion chamber where it drives down combustion temperatures and reduces NOx emissions.

Aftertreatment Technologies

To meet Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards and beyond, Cat aftertreatment components have been designed to match application needs. System components include a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), which uses a chemical process to convert regulated emissions in the exhaust system, and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that traps particulate matter that is carried into the exhaust stream. The DOC, DPF and Cat Regeneration System are contained in a Caterpillar designed Clean Emission Module (CEM) that protects the components, minimizes the aftertreatment footprint and simplifies maintenance.

Cat Regeneration System

The Cat Regeneration System is designed to work transparently, without any interaction needed from the operator. Under most operating conditions, engine exhaust is hot enough to oxidize soot through passive regeneration. If supplemental regeneration is needed, the Cat Regeneration System elevates exhaust gas temperatures to burn off soot in the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This is a process that happens automatically, but the operator can initiate the cycle when convenient or interrupt regeneration as needed. A soot level monitor can be viewed on the Cat Messenger screen and regeneration indicator lights are integrated into the front console.


Power and reliability.

A Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine and Cat Clean Emissions Module deliver the performance and efficiency that customers demand, while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. The C9.3 ACERT engine has superior torque and lugging capability to pull through sudden, short-term loads and maintain consistent, desirable grading speeds to get work done faster without downshifting. The High Pressure Common Rail Fuel System improves precision and control with full electronic injection that boosts performance and reduces soot.

Hydraulic Demand Fan

The hydraulic demand fan automatically adjusts cooling fan speed according to engine cooling requirements. This reduces demand on the engine, putting more horsepower to the ground and improves fuel efficiency. Swing-out design allows easy access to cooling cores and reduces clean out time.

Power Train

Maximum power to the ground.

Automatic Differential Lock

Unlocks the differential during a turn, re-locks when straight, for easier operation and improved power train protection.

Front Axle

The Cat sealed spindle keeps bearings free from contaminants and lubricated in a light weight oil. The Cat “Live Spindle” design places the larger tapered roller bearing outboard where the load is greater, extending bearing life.

Inching Pedal

Allows precise control of machine movements and excellent modulation, critical in close-quarter work or finish grading.

Smooth Shifting Transmission

Several key innovations ensure smooth, powerful shifts.

  • Full Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) system optimizes inching modulation for smooth shifts and directional changes, reducing stress on gears.
  • Controlled Throttle Shifting helps to smooth directional and gear changes without using the inching pedal.
  • Load Compensation ensures consistent shift quality regardless of blade or machine load.
  • This standard feature automatically shifts the transmission at optimal points so the operator can focus on the work to help improve safety, productivity and ease of operation.
  • Power Shift Countershaft Transmission and the Cat C9.3 engine maximize power to the ground. Eight forward/six reverse gears optimize productivity.
  • Engine Over-Speed Protection prevents downshifting until an acceptable safe travel speed has been established.

Bolt-On Modular Rear Axle

Improves serviceability and contamination control with easy access to differential components.

Hydraulic Brakes

Hydraulically actuated, oil bathed, multi-disc service brakes at each tandem wheel (1) offer the industry’s largest total brake surface area (2) for dependable stopping power and long brake life. The brake wear indicator/compensator system (3) maintains brake performance and indicates brake wear without disassembly, for fast servicing and longer brake service life. The spring-applied, hydraulically released multi-disc parking brake, sealed and oil-cooled for long life and low service, is integrated into the Operator Presence System to prevent unintended machine movement.

Structures and DCM

Service ease and precise blade control.

Heavy Duty Durability

The frame, drawbar and one-piece forged steel circle are designed for durability in heavy duty applications. The strong A-frame drawbar uses a durable tubular design. The front 240° of circle teeth are hardened to reduce wear and ensure component reliability.

Articulation Hitch

A large tapered roller bearing at the lower pivot carries loads evenly and smoothly. Sealed to prevent contamination, a locking pin prevents articulation for safety during service or transport.

Aggressive Blade Angle

Allows material to roll more freely along the blade, particularly dry materials or cohesive soils. Better material control gets the job done faster, requires less power and saves fuel.

Fast, Easy Adjustment Means Tight Components

Shims and patented top-adjust wear strips are easy to add or replace, dramatically reducing downtime and operating costs. Durable nylon composite wear inserts maximize circle torque and component life. Sacrificial brass wear strips between the blade mounting group and moldboard can be replaced easily. Shimless Moldboard Retention System uses vertical and horizontal adjusting screws to keep moldboard wear strips aligned for reduced blade chatter, precise blade control and dramatic reductions in service time.


Heat-treated rails, hardened cutting edges and end bits, and heavy duty bolts assure reliability and long service life. The link bar allows extreme moldboard positioning for bank sloping, ditch cutting and cleaning.

“Smart” Machine Systems

Advanced diagnostics.

Sharing key data among systems helps optimize machine performance and aids serviceability.

  • Cat Messenger, combined with full systems integration, enhances diagnostic capability. Machine system errors are displayed in both text and fault codes for quick analysis of critical data.
  • Electronic Technician (Cat ET) lets service technicians access stored diagnostic data and configure machine parameters through the Cat Data Link.
  • Low Battery Elevated Idle raises idle speed when low system voltage is detected, ensuring adequate system voltage and improving battery reliability.
  • Automatic Engine Deration protects the engine and aftertreatment by automatically lowering engine torque output and alerting the operator if critical conditions are detected.

All Wheel Drive (AWD)

Expanded machine versatility.

All Wheel Drive (AWD)

The AWD arrangement utilizes dedicated left and right pumps for precise hydraulic control. The infinitely variable pumps and motors maximize torque in each gear delivering the most power to the ground in the industry and increasing productivity.

Maximum Net Power

When AWD is engaged, flywheel horsepower is automatically increased up to an additional 45 kW (60 hp) compared to base power. This offsets the parasitic losses and maximizes net power to the ground for increased productivity.

Hydrostatic Mode

Standard with AWD, this mode disengages the transmission and provides hydraulic power to the front wheels only. The ground speed is infinitely variable between 0-8 km/h (0-5 mph), perfect for precise finish work.

Steering Compensation

Cat Steering Compensation System enables a “powered turn” by adjusting the outside front tire speed up to 50% faster than the inside tire. The result is improved control, less damage to surfaces and a dramatic reduction of turning radius in poor underfoot conditions.


Advanced machine control.

Advanced Electro-Hydraulic System

Incorporates a state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic system as the foundation for revolutionary changes in machine and advanced joystick controls.

Blade Float

Allows the blade to move freely under its own weight. By floating both cylinders, the blade can follow the contours of the road, especially useful when removing snow. Floating only one cylinder permits the toe of the blade to follow a hard surface while the operator controls the slope with the other lift cylinder.

Independent Oil Supply

Large, separate hydraulic oil supplies prevent cross-contamination and provide proper oil cooling, which reduces heat build-up and extends component life.

Load Sensing Hydraulics (PPPC)

The proven load-sensing system and the advanced Proportional Prioritized Pressure-Compensating (PPPC or “triple P - C”) electro-hydraulic valves provide superior implement control and enhanced machine performance in all applications. Continuously matching hydraulic flow/pressure to power demands creates less heat and reduces power consumption.

  • Consistent, Predictable Movement - PPPC valves have different flow rates for the head (red) and rod ends (blue) of the cylinder, ensuring consistent extension and retraction speeds.
  • Balanced Flow - Hydraulic flow is proportioned so all implements operate simultaneously with little effect on the engine or implement speeds.

Integrated Technologies

Solutions to make work easier and more efficient.

Cat Grade Control Cross Slope

Cross Slope is a factory installed machine control and guidance system that allows for accurate and real-time positioning of the moldboard without off-machine infrastructure. Harnesses, sensors and the in-cab display are fully integrated into the machine so the system is ready to work from the factory. The system helps the operator more easily achieve the desired cross slope by automating one end of the blade. The system also helps save time and materials so that even less experienced operators can achieve better results, more quickly. The system is designed for easy scalability, supporting all two- and three-dimensional upgrades to be fully compatible with all AccuGrade™ kits.

AccuGrade Ready Option

Optional factory-installed brackets and hardware make the grader ready for dealer installation of the AccuGrade grade control system. Installation is simplified, and integration of the components provides greater protection to enhance system reliability.

Cat AccuGrade

AccuGrade is a dealer-installed blade control system which enables operators to cut and fill to grade with increased accuracy, minimizing the need for traditional survey stakes and grade checkers. AccuGrade includes Cross Slope, Sonic, Laser, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and/or Universal Total Station (UTS) technologies to automatically control the blade. In-cab displays show precise elevation and real-time cut/fill information. More accurate blade positioning helps operators get to grade faster, with fewer passes than ever before. The AccuGrade System significantly improves grading productivity and accuracy by as much as 50 percent over conventional methods.

Cat Product Link*

Remote monitoring with Product Link improves overall fleet management effectiveness. Product Link is deeply integrated into machine systems. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other detailed information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more. *Product Link licensing not available in all areas. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability.

Work Tools and Attachments

Equip your machine for the job.


Moldboard offerings include 3.7 m × 610 mm (12 ft × 24 in), 4.3 m × 610 mm (14 ft × 24 in), 4.3 m × 686 mm (14 ft × 27 in), or 4.9 m × 686 mm (16 ft × 27 in). Left and right side extensions are also available.

Ground Engaging Tools (GET)

A variety of tools are available from Cat Work Tools, including cutting edges, graderbits and end bits, all designed for maximum service life and productivity.

Front Mounted Groups

A front mounted push plate/counterweight or front lift group are available. The front lift group can be combined with a front dozer blade or front scarifier for added versatility.

Rear Ripper/Scarifier

Made to penetrate tough material fast and rip thoroughly for easier movement with the moldboard. The ripper includes three shanks (with holders for five). Nine scarifier shanks can also be added for additional versatility.

Snow Removal Work Tools

Multiple snow plow, snow wing and mounting options increase machine versatility and utilization throughout the year.


Protect your most valuable resource.

Designed with Protection in Mind

Features are designed to enhance operator and job site safety, such as drop-down rear lights and a rearview camera. Among many standard safety features are laminated glass, back-up lights, and perforated tandem walkways and grab rails.

Operator Presence System

The parking brake remains engaged and hydraulic implements disabled until the operator is initially seated and the machine is ready for operation.

Secondary Steering System

Automatically engages an electric hydraulic pump in case of a drop in steering pressure, allowing the operator to steer the machine to a stop.

Hydraulic Lockout

A simple switch located in the cab disables all implement functions while still providing machine steering control. This safety feature is especially useful while roading.

Brake Systems

Brakes are located at each tandem wheel to eliminate braking loads on the power train. Redundant brake systems utilize accumulators to enable stopping in case of machine failure, further increasing operational safety.

Circle Drive Slip Clutch

This standard feature protects the drawbar, circle and moldboard from shock loads when the blade encounters an immovable object. It also reduces the possibility of abrupt directional changes in poor traction conditions.

Blade Lift Accumulators (Optional)

This optional feature uses accumulators to help absorb impact loads to the moldboard by allowing vertical blade travel. Blade lift accumulators help reduce unnecessary wear and also help reduce impact loading for enhanced operator safety.

Rearview Camera (Optional)

Visibility is further enhanced with an optional Work Area Vision System (WAVS) through a 178 mm (7 in) LCD color monitor in the cab. Developed specifically for rugged applications, this durable camera improves productivity and increases operator awareness of surroundings.

Front and Rear Fenders (Optional)

To help reduce objects flying from the tires, as well as build-up of mud, snow and debris, optional fenders can be added.

Customer Support

Unparalleled worldwide support.

Renowned dealer service

From helping you choose the right machine to financing and ongoing support, your Cat dealer provides the best in sales and service. Manage your costs with preventive maintenance programs like Custom Track Service, S•O•SSM analysis and guaranteed maintenance contracts. Stay productive with best-in-class parts availability. Your Cat dealer can even help boost your profits with operator training. And when it’s time for component replacement, your Cat dealer can help you save even more. Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts carry the same warranty and reliability as new products at savings of 40 to 70 percent for power train and hydraulic components.


Thinking generations ahead.

M Series 2 Motor Graders are designed to benefit your business and reduce emissions.

  • Cat engine and aftertreatment meet U.S. Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.
  • Integrated machine systems and technologies improve productivity for greater accuracy, lower fuel use and reduced machine wear.
  • Replaceable wear parts save maintenance time and cost, and extend major component life.
  • Major structures and components are built to be rebuilt, reducing waste and replacement costs.
  • Extended service intervals reduce maintenance time/cost and waste.
  • A variety of safety features help safeguard operators and others on the job site.


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