16M


  • ENGINE
    UNITS: METRIC
    Base Power (1st gear) – Net 221.0 kW
    Engine Model Cat® C13 ACERT™ VHP
    Bore 130.0 mm
    Stroke 157.0 mm
    Speed @ Rated Power 2,000 rpm
    Base Power (1st gear) – Net (Metric) 221.0 kW
    Base Power (all gears) – Net 221.0 kW
    Maximum Torque 1712.0 N·m
    Torque Rise 46%
    VHP Plus Range – Net 221-248 kW (297-332 hp)
    VHP Plus Range – Net (Metric) 221-248 kW (301-337 hp)
    VHP Range – Net 221-233 kW (297-312 hp)
    VHP Range – Net (Metric) 221-233 kW (301-316 hp)
    Displacement 12.5 L
    Number of Cylinders 6
    Derating Altitude 4572.0 m
    Standard – Fan Speed – Maximum 1,200 rpm
    Standard – Fan Speed – Minimum 550 rpm
    Standard – Ambient Capability 43.0 ° C
    High Ambient – Fan Speed – Maximum 1,450 rpm
    High Ambient – Fan Speed – Minimum 550 rpm
    High Ambient Capability 50.0 ° C
    POWER TRAIN
    UNITS: METRIC
    Forward/Reverse Gears 8 Forward/6 Reverse
    Transmission Direct drive, power shift, countershaft
    Brakes – Service Oil-actuated, oil-disc
    Brakes – Service, Surface Area 49830.0 cm2
    Brakes – Parking Spring applied, hydraulically released
    Brakes – Secondary Oil-actuated, oil-disc
    HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    UNITS: METRIC
    Circuit Type Electro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center
    Pump Type Variable piston
    Pump Output 280.0 L/min
    Maximum System Pressure 24150.0 kPa
    Standby Pressure 3100.0 kPa
    HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    UNITS: METRIC
    Circuit Type Load Sensing, Closed Center, Proportional Priority Pressure Compensating System
    Maximum System Pressure 25500.0 kPa
    Optional High Output Pump 210.5 L/min
    Pump Output Standard Pump 159.1 L/min
    Pump Type Variable Piston
    Reservoir Tank Capacity 55.0 L
    Standby Pressure 3600.0 kPa
    OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS
    UNITS: METRIC
    Top Speed – Forward 51.7 km/h
    Top Speed – Reverse 40.8 km/h
    Turning Radius, Outside Front Tires 8.9 m
    Steering Range – Left/Right 47.5°
    Articulation Angle – Left/Right 20°
    Forward – 1st 4.5 km/h
    Forward – 2nd 6.1 km/h
    Forward – 3rd 8.9 km/h
    Forward – 4th 12.3 km/h
    Forward – 5th 19.0 km/h
    Forward – 6th 25.7 km/h
    Forward – 7th 35.5 km/h
    Forward – 8th 51.7 km/h
    Reverse – 1st 3.6 km/h
    Reverse – 2nd 6.6 km/h
    Reverse – 3rd 9.7 km/h
    Reverse – 4th 15.0 km/h
    Reverse – 5th 28.0 km/h
    Reverse – 6th 40.8 km/h
    SERVICE REFILL
    UNITS: METRIC
    Fuel Capacity 534.0 L
    Cooling System 60.4 L
    Hydraulic System – Total 114.0 L
    Hydraulic System – Tank 65.0 L
    Engine Oil 30.0 L
    Transmission/Differential/Final Drives 114.0 L
    Tandem Housing (each) 121.5 L
    Down Pressure – maximum GVW 13963.0 kg
    Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing 0.9 L
    Circle Drive Housing 8.0 L
    FRAME
    UNITS: METRIC
    Drawbar – Width 76.0 mm
    Circle – Diameter 1822.0 mm
    Circle – Blade Beam Thickness 50.0 mm
    Drawbar – Height 203.0 mm
    Front Frame Structure – Height 356.0 mm
    Front Frame Structure – Thickness 14.0 mm
    Front Frame Structure – Width 324.0 mm
    Front Axle – Height to Center 688.0 mm
    Front Axle – Wheel Lean, Left/Right 18.2°
    Front Axle – Total Oscillation per Side 32.0°
    TANDEMS
    UNITS: METRIC
    Height 648.0 mm
    Width 236.0 mm
    Sidewall Thickness – Inner 22.0 mm
    Sidewall Thickness – Outer 22.0 mm
    Drive Chain Pitch 63.5 mm
    Wheel Axle Spacing 1841.0 mm
    Tandem Oscillation – Front Up 15°
    Tandem Oscillation – Front Down 25°
    MOLDBOARD
    UNITS: METRIC
    Mid, V-Type – Scarifier shank holder spacing 4.9 m
    Arc Radius 413.0 mm
    Throat Clearance 126.0 mm
    Cutting Edge – Width 203.0 mm
    Cutting Edge – Thickness 25.0 mm
    End Bit – Width 152.0 mm
    End Bit – Thickness 19.0 mm
    Blade Pull – Base GVW 17591.0 kg
    Blade Pull – Maximum GVW 22024.0 kg
    Down Pressure – Base GVW 13224.0 kg
    Down Pressure – Maximum GVW 19979.0 kg
    Height 787.0 mm
    Thickness 25.0 mm
    Width 4.9 m
    BLADE RANGE
    UNITS: METRIC
    Circle Centershift – Right 597.0 mm
    Circle Centershift – Left 647.0 mm
    Moldboard Sideshift – Right 1094.0 mm
    Moldboard Sideshift – Left 740.0 mm
    Maximum Blade Position Angle 65°
    Blade Tip Range – Forward 40°
    Blade Tip Range – Backward
    Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires – Right 2587.0 mm
    Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires – Left 2282.0 mm
    Maximum Lift above Ground 395.0 mm
    Maximum Depth of Cut 488.0 mm
    RIPPER
    UNITS: METRIC
    Ripping Depth – Maximum 452.0 mm
    Ripper Shank Holders 7
    Shank Holder Spacing – Minimum 445.0 mm
    Shank Holder Spacing – Maximum 500.0 mm
    Penetration Force 11830.0 kg
    Pryout Force 17467.0 kg
    Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised 1610.0 mm
    WEIGHTS
    UNITS: METRIC
    Operating Weight – Typically Equipped 30544.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped 30544.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum – Front Axle 11500.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum – Rear Axle 26050.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Base – Front Axle 7413.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Base – Rear Axle 20118.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum – Total 37550.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Base – Total 27531.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped – Front Axle 7728.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped – Rear Axle 22816.0 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped – Total 30544.0 kg
    STANDARDS
    UNITS: METRIC
    Brakes ISO 3450
    ROPS/FOPS ISO 3471/ISO 3499
    Sound ISO 6394/ISO 6395
    Steering ISO 5010:2007
    NET POWER: VHP – NET
    UNITS: METRIC
    Gear: Forward – 1st 221.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 2nd 225.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 3rd 229.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 4th 233.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 5th 233.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 6th 233.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 7th 233.0 kW
    Gear: Forward – 8th 233.0 kW
    Gear: Reverse – 1st 221.0 kW
    Gear: Reverse – 2nd 225.0 kW
    Gear: Reverse – 3rd – 6th 229.0 kW

     

  • OPERATOR STATION

    Comfort, productivity, advanced technology

    VISIBILITY

    Good visibility is key to your safety and efficiency. Large windows make it easy to see the moldboard and tires, as well as behind the machine. A rear vision camera is available to enhance your sight lines to the rear of the machine.

    COMFORT AND CONTROL

    Experience the most spacious, comfortable cab in the industry. Revolutionary joystick controls replace levers, so hand and arm movement is reduced by 78%, helping to reduce operator fatigue. Rocker switches and control levers are in easy reach. A standard Cat Comfort Series suspension seat and electronically adjustable control pods add even more to comfort and productivity. Multiple isolation mounts significantly reduce sound and vibration for a more relaxed work environment. The high capacity Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system dehumidifies and pressurizes the cab, circulates fresh air, seals out dust and keeps windows clear. Enjoy streaming audio from a portable device or hands-free use of a mobile phone while operating machine with available Bluetooth technology.

    IN-DASH INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

    Easy-to-read, high-visibility gauges and warning lamps keep you aware of critical system information. Cat Messenger offers real-time machine performance and diagnostic data to help you get the most from your machine.

    STEERING AND IMPLEMENT CONTROLS

    Unprecedented precision and ease of operation

    Operators are more comfortable and productive with two electro-hydraulic joysticks. Electronically adjustable control pods help position operators for optimal visibility and proper operation.

    JOYSTICK FUNCTIONS

    The left joystick controls steering, articulation, return-to-center, wheel lean, gear selection, left moldboard lift cylinder and float. The right joystick controls drawbar, circle and moldboard functions as well as electronic throttle control and manual differential lock/unlock. 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 predictable control. A Programmable Auxiliary Hydraulic Pod controls up to five additional hydraulic circuits to optimize your machine for specific applications.

    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.

    SELECTABLE BLADE LIFT MODES

    Choose the blade lift modulation mode that best fits your application or operating style: Fine, Normal, or Coarse.

    ENGINE

    Power and reliability

    The Cat C13 engine with ACERT™ Technology gives you the performance to maintain consistent grading speeds for maximum productivity. Superior torque and lugging capability pulls through sudden, short-term load increases. ACERT Technology lowers combustion chamber temperatures and optimizes fuel combustion to generate more work output for your fuel cost. Variable Horsepower (VHP) is standard, delivering an additional 3.73 kW (5 hp) in forward gears 1-4 and reverse gears 1-3. This balances traction, speed and horsepower to optimize rimpull and conserves fuel. VHP Plus is optional, giving you an additional 3.73 kW (5 hp) in gears 1-8 for more power at higher speeds.

    HYDRAULIC DEMAND FAN

    The hydraulic demand fan automatically adjusts fan speed to meet engine cooling requirements. When demand is reduced, you benefit from more power to the ground and improved fuel efficiency.

    COMPRESSION BRAKE

    The standard three-phase compression brake enables higher travel speeds downhill, while reducing wear on brake components. This improves overall productivity and lowers your maintenance costs.

    ETHER STARTING AID

    A standard ether starting aid helps cold-weather startups in extreme temperatures.

    ENGINE IDLE SHUTDOWN TIMER

    This standard feature can be software-enabled by your Cat dealer to shut down the engine after a set period of time to save you fuel and help reduce emissions.

    POWER TRAIN

    Maximum power to the ground

    We designed the 16M to give you efficiency and longevity in your most demanding applications.

    • Optional Automatic Differential Lock unlocks the differential during a turn and re-locks when straight for easier operation and improved power train protection.
    • Full Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) system optimizes inching modulation for smooth shifts and directional changes, reducing stress on gears.
    • Standard Programmable Autoshift simplifies operation by allowing the operator to program the transmission to shift at optimal points to match your application.
    • Power Shift Countershaft Transmission is matched to the Cat engine to maximize power to the ground.
    • Eight forward and six reverse gears are specifically designed to give you a wide operating range for maximum productivity in all earthmoving applications.
    • Engine Over-Speed Protection prevents downshifting until an acceptable safe travel speed has been established.

    FRONT AND REAR AXLES

    The sealed spindle keeps front axle bearings lubricated and protected from contaminants. The Cat “Live Spindle” design places the larger tapered roller bearing on the outside, where the load is greater, extending bearing life. A bolt-on modular rear axle improves serviceability and contamination control with easy access to differential components.

    HYDRAULIC BRAKES

    Oil-bathed multi-disc service brakes are hydraulically actuated for smooth, predictable braking and lower operating costs. Brakes are located at each tandem wheel for a large total brake surface area to give you dependable stopping power and longer life.

    STRUCTURES AND DRAWBAR-CIRCLE-MOLDBOARD

    Service ease and precise blade control

     

    Caterpillar designs motor grader frame and drawbar components to give you performance and durability in heavy duty applications. The one-piece forged steel circle stands up to high stress loads, and a sacrificial wear system helps keep your service time and costs down. The articulation hitch features a large tapered roller bearing to carry loads evenly and smoothly. It is sealed to prevent contamination and a locking pin prevents articulation for safety during service or transport.

    BLADE ANGLE AND MOLDBOARD

    An aggressive blade angle helps you work more efficiently by allowing material to roll more freely along the blade. Heat-treated rails, hardened cutting edges and end bits, and heavy duty bolts to give you greater moldboard reliability and long service life. The link bar allows extreme moldboard positioning for easier bank sloping and ditch cutting/cleaning.

    EASY MAINTENANCE FOR MORE UPTIME

    A series of shims, patented top-adjust wear strips and wear inserts are easy to add or replace. This keeps drawbar‑circle-moldboard components factory-tight for higher quality work, and saves you service time and costs. An adjustable rear circle drive reduces service time and reduces wear by keeping components tight.

    HYDRAULICS

    Advanced machine control

     

    State-of-the-art electro-hydraulics gives you advanced machine controls with precise and predictable movements.

    LOAD SENSING HYDRAULICS (PPPC)

    A proven load-sensing system and advanced Proportional Priority Pressure-Compensating (PPPC) electro-hydraulic valves give you superior implement control and enhanced machine performance. 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 and rod ends of the cylinder, so you can count on consistent, predictable implement response.

    Balanced Flow – Hydraulic flow is proportioned to give you confidence that all implements will operate simultaneously without slowing the engine or speed of some implements.

    BLADE FLOAT

    Allows the blade to move freely under its own weight. By floating both cylinders, the blade can follow the contours of the haul road. 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. An optional Variable Down Pressure feature allows you to select the amount of down force when the blade is in float. This helps you extend cutting edge life and is effective for removing snow and mud from a road surface.

    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. Cat XT™ hose allows high pressures for maximum power and reduced downtime.

    INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES

    Solutions to make work easier and more efficient

     

    CAT GRADE CONTROL

    Cat Grade Control Cross Slope is a standard, fully integrated, factory installed grade control system that helps your operator more easily maintain desired cross slope by automatically controlling one side of the blade. The system is job-ready from day one, and scalable for the future with AccuGrade™ upgrade kits that provide additional 2D and/or 3D control features.

    CAT MINESTAR™ SYSTEM

    The optional Cat MineStar System is the industry’s broadest suite of integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management technologies, configurable to suit your operation’s needs.

    • Fleet provides real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, giving you a comprehensive overview of all operations from anywhere in the world.
    • Terrain enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline, grading and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases machine productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
    • Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator with areas of limited visibility around fixed and mobile equipment.
    • Health works to minimize unscheduled downtime and productivity loss, plus helps you keep your operating costs in check by streamlining service and maintenance management.
    • For additional information, please see your Cat dealer or visit mining.cat.com/miningtechnology.

    CAT PRODUCT LINK™*

    Remote monitoring with Product Link improves your overall fleet management effectiveness. Events, diagnostic codes and data like hours, fuel, idle time are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to you and your Cat 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.

    SAFETY

    Designed with protection in mind

     

    ACCESS PLATFORM

    Optional factory installed wrap-around platform has rear enclosure walkways, left walkway lighting, rear fenders, left-rear swing-down ladder and a right-front cab egress ladder.

    OPERATOR NOT PRESENT MONITORING SYSTEM

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

    SPEED SENSITIVE STEERING

    Makes steering less sensitive as ground speed increases for greater operator confidence and control.

    SECONDARY STEERING SYSTEM

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

    HYDRAULIC LOCKOUT

    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 engine failure.

    WALKWAYS AND GRAB RAILS

    Perforated steel tandem walkways and conveniently located grab rails offer a sturdy platform and support for moving on, off and around the machine. Lighting can be activated from ground level and turned off via in-cab switch.

    OBJECT DETECTION

    Optional camera and radar system alerts operator via an in-cab display if any objects are in close proximity when the machine is in reverse. The scalable system allows cameras and a display to be installed initially and radar to be added later for additional functionality.

    REARVIEW CAMERA

    A camera with in-cab monitor is available to further enhance lines of sight and help operators be more aware of their surroundings.

    CIRCLE DRIVE SLIP CLUTCH

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

    BLADE LIFT ACCUMULATORS

    Help absorb impact loads to the moldboard by allowing vertical blade travel. This standard feature helps reduce unnecessary wear and also helps reduce impact loading for enhanced operator safety.

    OTHER SAFETY FEATURES

    • Grouped, ground level service points
    • Laminated front window glass
    • Optional LED Lighting
    • Ground-level electrical disconnect switch
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Optional window cleaning platform
    • Dual exits
    • Auxiliary equipment mounting area
    • Glare reducing paint for night operation

    SERVICEABILITY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT

    When uptime counts

     

    Cat motor graders are designed to help customers increase uptime and reduce costs. Grouped service points and extended service intervals save maintenance time. An optional Automatic Lubrication System maintains proper grease on working surfaces, increasing component life and purging contaminants from pins and bushings to help prevent damage. Standard Fast-Fill allows customers to refuel in less than two minutes to get back on the job quickly.

    ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS

    • Cat Messenger, combined with full systems integration, enhances diagnostic capability 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 by automatically lowering engine torque output and alerting the operator if critical conditions are detected.

    UNPARALLELED DEALER SUPPORT

    When it comes to supporting customers, especially in remote or challenging conditions, Cat dealers are second to none. From machine selection and purchase to maintenance support and rebuilds, Cat dealers have the experience and capabilities to keep customers up and running.

    SUSTAINABILITY

    Thinking generations ahead

    FUEL EFFICIENCY

    Integrated machine systems and technologies improve productivity for greater accuracy, allowing the machine to do more work per gallon of fuel.

    GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

    Emissions reduction technologies reduce NOX + HC (hydrocarbon) emissions by 38% (g/kW-hr) as compared to the previous model.

    MATERIAL EFFICIENCY AND LIFECYCLE COSTS

    • Replaceable wear parts save maintenance time and cost, and extend major component life.
    • Major components are built to be rebuilt, eliminating waste and saving customers money by giving the machine and/or major components a second – and even third – life.
    • Machine is built with a 94% recyclability rate (ISO 16714) to conserve valuable natural resources and further enhance machine end‑of‑life value.

    SOUND

    Reduced engine noise and quieter cabs mean lower operator and spectator sound levels.

    SAFETY

    A variety of safety features help safeguard operators and others on the job site.

    WORK TOOLS AND ATTACHMENTS

    Equip your machine for the job

    MOLDBOARD OPTIONS

    A 4.9 m (16 ft) moldboard is standard on the 16M.

    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 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 the ability to add four more for additional versatility.

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