160M3 Motor Grader

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160M3 Motor Grader

Reduce your carbon footprint with the latest in emissions reduction technology with the durable M Series 3 motor grader. The 160M3 motor grader unites comfortability and productivity to get optimal performance on the jobsite. Get the best visibility with angled cab doors, tapered engine enclosure, and sloped rear window.Reduce your carbon footprint with the latest in emissions reduction technology with the durable M Series 3 motor grader. The 160M3 motor grader unites comfortability and productivity to get optimal performance on the jobsite. Get the best visibility with angled cab doors, tapered engine enclosure, and sloped rear window.
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs

Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • 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
    • Diesel exhaust fluid tank, 22.0 L (5.8 gal) ground level access, and sediment drain
    • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
    • Drain, engine oil, ecology
    • Economy mode
    • Electronic over speed protection
    • Engine, C9.3 with ACERT Technology, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards
    • Fuel tank, 394 L (104 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, powershift, direct drive, Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 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
    • Starter, electric
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Accelerator
    • Air conditioning with heater
    • Arm and wrist rest, electronically adjustable
    • Articulation, automatic Return-to-Center
    • 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, DEF
    • 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: - fixed front with intermittent wiper - door with intermittent wipers (3)
    • Windows: tempered: - left and right side wipers - rear and intermittent wiper
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze
    • Extended Life Coolant to -35° C (-30° F)
  • TIRES, RIMS AND WHEELS
    • Partial allowance for tires on 254 × 607 mm (10 × 24 in) multi-piece rims is included in the base machine price and weight
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Accumulators, brake, dual certified
    • Anti-glare paint
    • Bumper, rear, integrated with hitch
    • CD ROM Parts Book
    • Clutch, circle drive slip
    • Cutting edges: - 152 × 16 mm (6 × 5/8 in) - curved DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
    • Doors (3), engine compartment, locking
    • Drawbar - 6 shoes, replaceable wear strips
    • Electrical hydraulic valves, hydraulic lines for base 8 functions
    • Endbits: - 16 mm (5/8 in) DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
    • 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 cm¬≥ (6 in¬≥)
    • 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

Optional Equipment

  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alternator, 280 ampere
    • Batteries: extreme duty, 1,400 CCA
    • Lights: Headlights, high
    • Lights: Headlights, low
    • Lights: Working lights, basic
    • Lights: Working lights, plus, LED
    • Lights: Warning: beacon or strobe
    • Lights: Mounting for warning light
  • GUARDS
    • Articulation guard
    • Fenders, front
    • Fenders, rear
    • Front axle guard
    • Sound suppression (bottom)
    • Sound suppression (enclosure)
    • Transmission
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Mirrors, outside: heated 24V
    • Mirrors, outside: mounted
    • Comfort Plus Arrangement
    • Comfort Premium Arrangement
  • POWER TRAIN
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Precleaner, snow
    • Starter, extreme duty, 1,000 Amps
    • Transmission, autoshift
  • OTHER ATTACHMENTS
    • AccuGrade ARO
    • Integrated cross slope
    • Accumulators, blade lift
    • Camera, rearview
    • Cat Product Link 321SR
    • Cat Product Link 522
    • Drain, ecology, engine Wiggins
    • Heater, engine coolant: 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant: 240V
    • 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
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Reversing fan, automatic or manual
  • WORK TOOLS/G.E.T.
    • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Blade extension, right hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Counterweight
    • Cutting edges, curved
    • Endbits, overlay
    • Front lift group, mounting
    • Front lift group, mechanical
    • Grader bit, narrow and super penetration
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
    • Moldboard: 4267 mm × 610 mm × 22 mm (14 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
    • Moldboard: 4267 mm × 686 mm × 25 mm (14 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Moldboard: 4877 mm × 686 mm × 25 mm (16 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Push plate
    • Ripper, rear
    • Ripper tooth
    • Scarifier, front
    • Snow Arrangement
    • Snow Wing Ready Package
    • Tow hitch
  • MACHINE ARRANGEMENTS
    • Canadian Arrangement
    • European Arrangement
    • TUV Roading Arrangement
  • OPTIONAL TIRE ARRANGEMENTS
    • Rim Size - 9 × 24; Wheel Group - Single-Piece; Tires - 14.0R24
    • Rim Size - 13 × 25; Wheel Group - Single-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
    • Rim Size - 10 × 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.0R24
    • Rim Size - 10 × 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.0-24
    • Rim Size - 14 × 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
    • Rim Size - 14 × 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5-25
    • Note: Consult your dealer for individual tire width, size and brand.

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
160M3 Motor Grader
Name:
160M3/160M3 AWD
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Base Power (1st Gear) - Net:
221 HP / 165 kW
Engine Model:
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Bore:
4.5 in / 115 mm
Stroke:
5.9 in / 149 mm
Speed at Rated Power:
2,000 rpm
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net - Metric:
224 HP / 165 kW
Emissions:
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Standard:
1,400 rpm
Maximum Torque - VHP Plus:
1000 lb/ft / 1355 N·m
Standard Capability:
109 °F / 43 °C
Torque Rise:
39%
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 1st:
221 HP / 165 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 2nd:
231 HP / 172 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 3rd:
241 HP / 180 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 4th:
252 HP / 188 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 5th:
257 HP / 191 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 6th:
262 HP / 195 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 7th:
267 HP / 199 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 8th:
272 HP / 203 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 1st:
221 HP / 165 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 2nd:
231 HP / 172 kW
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 3rd-6th:
241 HP / 180 kW
VHP Plus Range - Net:
165-203 kW (221-272 hp)
VHP Plus Range - Net - Metric:
165-203 kW (224-276 hp)
Displacement:
567.5 in³ / 9.3 l
Number of Cylinders:
6
Derating Altitude:
10000 ft / 3050 m
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum:
1,550 rpm
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum:
500 rpm
High - Ambient Capability:
122 °F / 50 °C

Power Train

Forward/Reverse Gears:
8 Forward/6 Reverse
Transmission:
APECS, Direct Drive, Powershift
Brakes - Service:
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Service - Surface Area:
3565 in² / 23000 cm²
Brakes - Parking:
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Secondary:
Dual Circuit Control

Hydraulic System

Circuit Type:
Parallel
Pump Type:
Variable Piston
Pump Output:
55.5 gal/min / 210 l/min
Maximum System Pressure:
3503 psi / 24150 kPa
Reservoir Tank Capacity:
16.9 gal (US) / 64 l
Standby Pressure:
885 psi / 6100 kPa

Operating Specifications

Top Speed - Forward:
29.5 mile/h / 47.4 km/h
Top Speed - Reverse:
23.3 mile/h / 37.4 km/h
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires:
25.59 ft / 7.8 m
Steering Range - Left/Right:
50°
Articulation Angle - Left/Right:
20°
Forward - 1st:
2.6 mile/h / 4.1 km/h
Forward - 2nd:
3.5 mile/h / 5.6 km/h
Forward - 3rd:
5.1 mile/h / 8.1 km/h
Forward - 4th:
7 mile/h / 11.2 km/h
Forward - 5th:
10.8 mile/h / 17.4 km/h
Forward - 6th:
14.7 mile/h / 23.7 km/h
Forward - 7th:
20.3 mile/h / 32.6 km/h
Forward - 8th:
29.5 mile/h / 47.4 km/h
Reverse - 1st:
2 mile/h / 3.3 km/h
Reverse - 2nd:
3.8 mile/h / 6.1 km/h
Reverse - 3rd:
5.5 mile/h / 8.8 km/h
Reverse - 4th:
8.5 mile/h / 13.7 km/h
Reverse - 5th:
16 mile/h / 25.7 km/h
Reverse - 6th:
23.3 mile/h / 37.4 km/h

Service Refill

Fuel Capacity:
104 gal (US) / 394 l
Cooling System:
15 gal (US) / 57 l
Hydraulic System - Total:
26.4 gal (US) / 100 l
Hydraulic System - Tank:
16.9 gal (US) / 64 l
Diesel Exhaust Fluid:
5.8 gal (US) / 22 l
Transmission - Differential - Final Drives:
18.5 gal (US) / 70 l
Engine Oil:
7.9 gal (US) / 30 l
Tandem Housing - Each:
22.9 gal (US) / 87 l
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing:
0.13 gal (US) / 0.5 l
Circle Drive Housing:
1.8 gal (US) / 7 l

Frame

Drawbar - Width:
3 in / 76.2 mm
Circle - Diameter:
61.1 in / 1553 mm
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness:
1.6 in / 40 mm
Drawbar - Height:
6 in / 152 mm
Circle - Height:
6.3 in / 160 mm
Front Frame Structure - Height:
12.6 in / 321 mm
Front Frame Structure - Width:
12 in / 305 mm
Drawbar - Thickness:
0.5 in / 12.7 mm
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Width:
12 in / 305 mm
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Thickness:
0.87 in / 22 mm
Front Axle - Height to Center:
23.5 in / 596 mm
Front Axle - Wheel Lean - Left/Right:
18°
Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side:
32°

Tandems

Height:
22.5 in / 572 mm
Width:
8 in / 204 mm
Sidewall Thickness - Inner:
0.69 in / 17.5 mm
Sidewall Thickness - Outer:
0.71 in / 18 mm
Drive Chain Pitch:
2 in / 50.8 mm
Wheel Axle Spacing:
60 in / 1523 mm
Tandem Oscillation - Front Up:
15°
Tandem Oscillation - Front Down:
25°

Moldboard

Blade Width:
14 ft / 4.2 m
Moldboard - Height:
24 in / 610 mm
Moldboard - Thickness:
0.87 in / 22 mm
Arc Radius:
16.3 in / 413 mm
Throat Clearance:
6.5 in / 166 mm
Cutting Edge Width:
6 in / 152 mm
Cutting Edge Thickness:
0.6 in / 16 mm
End Bit - Width:
6 in / 152 mm
End Bit - Thickness:
0.6 in / 16 mm
Blade Pull - Base GVW:
25931 lb / 11762 kg
Blade Pull - Maximum GVW:
34262 lb / 15541 kg
Blade Down Pressure - Base GVW:
17004 lb / 7713 kg
Blade Down Pressure - Maximum GVW:
29308 lb / 13294 kg
Moldboard - Blade Width:
14 ft / 4.2 m

Blade Range

Circle Centershift - Right:
28.7 in / 728 mm
Circle Centershift - Left:
27.4 in / 695 mm
Moldboard Sideshift - Right:
26 in / 660 mm
Moldboard Sideshift - Left:
20.1 in / 510 mm
Maximum Blade Position Angle:
90°
Blade Tip Range - Forward:
40°
Blade Tip Range - Backward:
Maximum Lift Above Ground:
17.8 in / 452 mm
Maximum Depth of Cut:
29.5 in / 750 mm
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left:
82.3 in / 2090 mm
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right:
89.7 in / 2278 mm

Ripper

Ripper Shank Holder Spacing:
21 in / 533 mm
Ripping Depth - Maximum:
16.8 in / 426 mm
Ripper Shank Holders:
5
Penetration Force:
20812 lb / 9440 kg
Pry-Out Force:
28493 lb / 12924 kg
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised:
40.6 in / 1031 mm

Scarifier

Front, V-Type - Working Width:
47.4 in / 1205 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
4.6 in / 116 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holders:
5/11
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
18.4 in / 467 mm
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Working Width:
40.6 in / 1031 mm
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
4.6 in / 116 mm
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holders:
11
Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
11.5 in / 292 mm
Mid, V-Type - Working Width:
46.6 in / 1184 mm
Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum:
16.8 in / 426 mm
Rear - Working Width:
84 in / 2133 mm
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders:
9
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing:
10.5 in / 267 mm

Weights

Operating Weight - Typically Equipped:
45547 lb / 20660 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle:
38069 lb / 17268 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle:
9907 lb / 4494 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle:
28812 lb / 13069 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total:
55144 lb / 25013 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total:
38719 lb / 17563 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle:
17075 lb / 7745 kg
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle:
13237 lb / 6004 kg
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle:
32310 lb / 14656 kg
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Total:
45547 lb / 20660 kg

Dimensions

Height - Top of Cab:
130 in / 3308 mm
Length - Counterweight to Ripper:
399 in / 10136 mm
Width - Outside Front Tires:
98.9 in / 2511 mm
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem:
241 in / 6123 mm
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine:
351 in / 8912 mm
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard:
100 in / 2552 mm
Length - Between Tandem Axles:
60 in / 1523 mm
Width - Outside Rear Tires:
98.9 in / 2511 mm
Width - Tire Center Lines:
84.3 in / 2140 mm
Height - Front Axle Center:
23.5 in / 596 mm
Height - Exhaust Stack:
128 in / 3256 mm
Height - Top of Cylinders:
120 in / 3040 mm
Ground Clearance - Rear Axle:
13.3 in / 339 mm

Standards

Brakes:
ISO 3450
ROPS/FOPS:
ISO 3471; ISO 3499
Sound:
ISO 6394; ISO 6395
Steering:
ISO 5010

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning:
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.