What Motor Graders are used for
Widely used in road construction and maintenance, including on public roads, and roads on mining and construction sites, motor graders create flat, or “graded”, surfaces. A grader typically has a long blade that sits between the front and rear axles, and might also have a ripper, front blade or mid scarifier.
They’re typically used for finish grading, shaping, ditching, mixing, spreading, side-casting, levelling, crowning and creating inclined surfaces.
Popular Motor Grader brands
The CAT 140H is a common grader which is usually built in the USA or Brazil and is used by most road contractors. The CAT 140K looks very similar but is built in China.
M-series graders are controlled with joysticks, instead of levers and a steering wheel, which reduces operator fatigue over a work shift and allows for better productivity.
Mining applications use the larger 16 series, 160H, 160M, 16M as these are bigger and can get the job done much quicker than a smaller grader.
Used Motor Grader for sale
We have a range of used Caterpillar graders for sale, which are popular because of their long service and reliability.
Choose from Caterpillar 140G graders, 140H with ripper, Caterpillar 12G graders, 14G, 140H, 130H and 12H.
Check our motor grader listings for the full specification, including operating weights, horse power, accessories and information.