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Structures and Drawbar-Circle-Moldboard

Hydraulics

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Safety

Serviceability and Customer Support

Smart Machine Systems

Work Tools and Attachments

Sustainability

160M 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
  • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
  • Drain, engine oil, ecology
  • Electronic over speed protection
  • Engine Cat C9 with ACERT Technology, diesel, with automatic engine derate and idle control. Note: Engine meets non-current U.S. EPA Tier 3 or EU Stage IIIA emission standards.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown (EIS)
  • Fuel tank, 416 L (110 gal), ground level access and sediment drain
  • Fuel-water separator
  • Muffler, underhood
  • 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
  • Variable Horsepower Plus (VHP Plus)

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back up
  • Alternator, 80 ampere, sealed
  • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1,125 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

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
  • 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 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
  • 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 - side and rear (3)

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
  • Ground level fueling
  • Hammer (emergency exit)
  • Horn, electric
  • Hydraulic lines for base functions
  • Lockout, hydraulic implement (for roading and servicing)
  • Moldboard - 3658 × 610 × 22 mm (12 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
  • Mounting, cab roof accessories
  • Pump, hydraulic, high capacity, 98 cm³ (6 in³)
  • Radiator, cleanout access
  • Secondary steering
  • Serviceability, left-hand side
  • S•O•SSM ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant, fuel
  • Tandem walkway/guards
  • Tool box
  • Tow hitch

160M Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Alternator, 150 ampere
  • Batteries: extreme duty, 1,400 CCA
  • Converter, communication (CB)
  • 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
  • Axle hose guard
  • Fenders, front
  • Fenders, rear
  • Sound guard (bottom)
  • Transmission guard

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Deluxe CD radio with MP3 and Bluetooth technology
  • Fan, defroster, rear window
  • Mirrors, outside: heated 24V
  • Mirrors, outside: mounted
  • Precleaner, HVAC
  • Radio ready, AM/FM
  • Seat, air suspension, cloth
  • Shade, sun
  • Wiper/washer, rear

POWER TRAIN

  • Precleaner, snow/debris
  • Transmission, autoshift

OTHER ATTACHMENTS

  • AccuGrade ARO
  • Accumulators, blade lift
  • Camera, rearview
  • Cat Grade Control Cross Slope
  • Cat Product Link 321 (Satellite)
  • Cat Product Link 522 (Cellular)
  • Compressor/tank, air
  • Heater, engine coolant: 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant: 240V
  • Hydraulic arrangements with one or more additional hydraulic valves are available for ripper, dozer, snow wings, front lift group, mid-mount scarifier.
  • Security system
  • Snow wing mounting, frame ready
  • Sound suppression
  • Starting aid, ether

WORK TOOLS/GROUND ENGAGING TOOLS

  • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
  • Endbits, overlay
  • Front lift group, mounting
  • Front lift group
  • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
  • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Mounting
  • Moldboard: 4267 × 610 × 22 mm (14 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
  • Moldboard: 4267 × 686 × 25 mm (14 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
  • Moldboard: 4877 × 686 × 25 mm (16 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
  • Push plate
  • Ripper, mounting
  • Ripper, rear
  • Ripper tooth
  • Scarifier, front

MACHINE ARRANGEMENTS

  • Snow Arrangement

OPTIONAL TIRE ARRANGEMENTS

  • Rim Size - 10 x 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14R24
  • Rim Size - 14 x 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25

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Overview

The M Series Motor Grader has become the industry standard in operational efficiency and overall productivity. From building roads to maintaining them, M Series Motor Graders are designed to help you get more work done in less time. Unprecedented operator comfort and ease of service help to maximize your return on investment.

Engine

  • Base Power (1st Gear) - Net 213.0 HP 159.0 kW
  • Engine Model Cat® C9 ACERT™ Cat® C9 ACERT™
  • Bore 4.4 in 112.0 mm
  • Stroke 5.9 in 149.0 mm
  • Speed at Rated Power 2,000 rpm 2,000 rpm
  • Base Power (1st Gear) - Net - Metric 216.0 HP 159.0 kW
  • Maximum Torque - VHP Plus 912.0 lb/ft 1237.0 N·m
  • Torque Rise - VHP Plus 40% 40%
  • VHP Plus Range - Net 159-185 kW (213-248 hp) 159-185 kW (213-248 hp)
  • VHP Plus Range - Net - Metric 159-185 kW (216-251 hp) 159-185 kW (216-251 hp)
  • Displacement 537.0 in³ 8.8 l
  • Number of Cylinders 6 6
  • Derating Altitude 10000.0 ft 3048.0 m
  • Standard - Fan Speed - Maximum 1,450 rpm 1,450 rpm
  • Standard - Fan Speed - Minimum 600 rpm 600 rpm
  • Standard - Ambient Capability 109.0 °F 43.0 °C
  • High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum 1,650 rpm 1,650 rpm
  • High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum 600 rpm 600 rpm
  • High - Ambient Capability 122.0 °F 50.0 °C

Power Train

  • Forward/Reverse Gears 8 Forward/6 Reverse 8 Forward/6 Reverse
  • Transmission Direct drive, power shift, countershaft Direct drive, power shift, countershaft
  • Brakes - Service Multiple oil disc Multiple oil disc
  • Brakes - Service - Surface Area 3565.0 in² 23000.0 cm²
  • Brakes - Parking Multiple oil disc Multiple oil disc
  • Brakes - Secondary Dual circuit control system Dual circuit control system

Hydraulic System

  • Circuit Type Electro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center Electro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center
  • Pump Type Variable piston Variable piston
  • Pump Output 55.7 gal/min 210.0 l/min
  • Maximum System Pressure 3500.0 psi 24150.0 kPa
  • Standby Pressure 450.0 psi 3100.0 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 24.93 ft 7.6 m
  • Steering Range - Left/Right 47.5 degrees 47.5 degrees
  • Articulation Angle - Left/Right 20 degrees 20 degrees
  • Forward - 1st 2.5 mile/h 4.1 km/h
  • Forward - 2nd 3.5 mile/h 5.6 km/h
  • Forward - 3rd 5.0 mile/h 8.1 km/h
  • Forward - 4th 7.0 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 2.0 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 16.0 mile/h 25.7 km/h
  • Reverse - 6th 23.3 mile/h 37.4 km/h

Service Refill

  • Fuel Capacity 110.0 gal (US) 416.0 l
  • Cooling System 10.6 gal (US) 40.0 l
  • Hydraulic System - Tank 16.9 gal (US) 64.0 l
  • Transmission - Differential - Final Drives 17.2 gal (US) 65.0 l
  • Engine Oil 7.9 gal (US) 30.0 l
  • Tandem Housing - Each 21.1 gal (US) 80.0 l
  • Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing 0.13 gal (US) 0.5 l
  • Circle Drive Housing 1.8 gal (US) 7.0 l

Frame

  • Drawbar - Width 3.0 in 76.2 mm
  • Circle - Diameter 61.1 in 1553.0 mm
  • Circle - Blade Beam Thickness 1.6 in 40.0 mm
  • Drawbar - Height 6.0 in 152.0 mm
  • Front Frame Structure - Height 12.0 in 305.0 mm
  • Front Frame Structure - Thickness 0.6 in 16.0 mm
  • Front Frame Structure - Width 12.0 in 305.0 mm
  • Front Axle - Height to Center 22.5 in 571.0 mm
  • Front Axle - Wheel Lean - Left/Right 18 degrees 18 degrees
  • Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side 32 degrees 32 degrees

Tandems

  • Height 22.5 in 572.0 mm
  • Width 8.0 in 204.0 mm
  • Sidewall Thickness - Inner 1.0 in 25.0 mm
  • Sidewall Thickness - Outer 0.7 in 18.0 mm
  • Drive Chain Pitch 2.0 in 50.8 mm
  • Wheel Axle Spacing 60.0 in 1523.0 mm
  • Tandem Oscillation - Front Up 15 degrees 15 degrees
  • Tandem Oscillation - Front Down 25 degrees 25 degrees

Moldboard

  • Blade Width 12.0 ft 3.7 m
  • Arc Radius 16.3 in 413.0 mm
  • Throat Clearance 3.7 in 95.0 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 24494.0 lb 11110.0 kg
  • Blade Pull - Maximum GVW 32310.0 lb 14656.0 kg
  • Down Pressure - Base GVW 16936.0 lb 7682.0 kg
  • Down Pressure - Maximum GVW 28998.0 lb 13153.0 kg
  • Height 24.0 in 610.0 mm
  • Thickness 0.87 in 22.0 mm
  • Width 12.0 ft 3.7 m

Blade Range

  • Circle Centershift - Right 28.7 in 728.0 mm
  • Circle Centershift - Left 27.4 in 695.0 mm
  • Moldboard Sideshift - Right 37.4 in 950.0 mm
  • Moldboard Sideshift - Left 32.3 in 820.0 mm
  • Maximum Blade Position Angle 90 degrees 90 degrees
  • Blade Tip Range - Forward 40 degrees 40 degrees
  • Blade Tip Range - Backward 5 degrees 5 degrees
  • Maximum Lift Above Ground 17.8 in 452.0 mm
  • Maximum Depth of Cut 29.5 in 750.0 mm
  • Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left 82.3 in 2090.0 mm
  • Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right 89.7 in 2278.0 mm

Ripper

  • Ripper Shank Holder Spacing 21.0 in 533.0 mm
  • Ripping Depth - Maximum 16.8 in 428.0 mm
  • Ripper Shank Holders 5 5
  • Penetration Force 20540.0 lb 9317.0 kg
  • Pry-Out Force 26259.0 lb 11911.0 kg
  • Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised 39.2 in 995.0 mm

Scarifier

  • 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 5/11 5/11
  • 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 47.4 in 1205.0 mm
  • Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing 4.6 in 116.0 mm
  • Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holders 11 11
  • 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 10.5 in 266.0 mm
  • Rear - Working Width 91.0 in 2300.0 mm
  • Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders 9 9
  • Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing 10.5 in 267.0 mm

Weights

  • Operating Weight - Typically Equipped 43464.0 lb 19715.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped 43465.0 lb 19715.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle 35900.0 lb 16284.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle 9867.0 lb 4475.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle 27215.0 lb 12345.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total 52794.0 lb 23947.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total 37082.0 lb 16820.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle 16894.0 lb 7663.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle 12404.0 lb 5626.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle 31061.0 lb 14089.0 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total 43465.0 lb 19715.0 kg

Dimensions

  • Height - Top of Cab Product Link 133.0 in 3378.0 mm
  • Length - Push Plate to Ripper 399.1 in 10136.0 mm
  • Length - Push Plate to Ripper Retracted 386.5 in 9818.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Cab 130.2 in 3308.0 mm
  • Width - Outside Front Tires 98.9 in 2511.0 mm
  • Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem 241.1 in 6123.0 mm
  • Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine 344.6 in 8754.0 mm
  • Length - Front Axle to Moldboard 100.5 in 2552.0 mm
  • Length - Between Tandem Axles 60.0 in 1523.0 mm
  • Width - Outside Rear Tires 98.9 in 2511.0 mm
  • Width - Tire Center Lines 84.3 in 2140.0 mm
  • Height - Front Axle Center 23.5 in 596.0 mm
  • Height - Exhaust Stack 128.2 in 3256.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Cylinders 119.7 in 3040.0 mm
  • Ground Clearance - Rear Axle 13.3 in 339.0 mm

Standards

  • Brakes ISO 3450:1996 ISO 3450:1996
  • ROPS/FOPS ISO 3471:2008, ISO 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3471:2008, ISO 3449:2005 Level II
  • Sound ISO 6394:2008, ISO 6395:2008 ISO 6394:2008, ISO 6395:2008
  • Steering ISO 5010:2007 ISO 5010:2007

Net Power - VHP Plus

  • Gear - Forward 1st 213.0 HP 159.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 2nd 218.0 HP 162.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 3rd 223.0 HP 166.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 4th 228.0 HP 170.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 5th 233.0 HP 174.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 6th 238.0 HP 177.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 7th 243.0 HP 181.0 kW
  • Gear - Forward 8th 248.0 HP 185.0 kW
  • Gear - Reverse 1st 213.0 HP 159.0 kW
  • Gear - Reverse 2nd 218.0 HP 162.0 kW
  • Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th 223.0 HP 166.0 kW
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