16M3 Motor Grader

16M3 Motor Grader

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The 16M3 Motor Grader will have a direct impact on mine site productivity and costs. The haul road is either the mine's greatest asset or greatest liability. When ...
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Engine

Base Power (1st Gear) - Net
290HP
Engine Model
Cat® C13 ACERT™ VHP
Bore
5.1in
Stroke
6.2in
Speed at Rated Power
2,000 rpm
Torque Rise - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
43%
Derating Altitude - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
12500ft
Maximum Torque - ISO 9249 - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
1306lb/ft
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net - Metric
294HP
Emissions (1)
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)
Emissions (2)
Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent Emission Standards – depending on emission standards of specific country
Emissions (3)
Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent Emission Standards – depending on emission standards of specific country
VHP Range - Net
216-259 kW (290-348 hp)
Torque Rise - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent
39%
VHP Range - Net - Metric
216-259 kW (294-353 hp)
Torque Rise - Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent
39%
Maximum Torque - ISO 9249 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent
1270lb/ft
Maximum Torque - ISO 9249 - Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent
1270lb/ft
Derating Altitude - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent
12176ft
Derating Altitude - Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent
12973ft
Standard - Fan Speed - Maximum
1,450 rpm
Standard - Fan Speed - Minimum
550 rpm
Standard - Ambient Capability
122°F
Optimized VHP Range - Net
216-259 kW (290-348 hp)
Displacement
763in³
Number of Cylinders
6

Weights

Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
71454lb

Moldboard

Blade Width
16ft
Arc Radius
16.3in
Throat Clearance
5in
Height
31in
Thickness
1in
Cutting Edge Width
8in
Cutting Edge Thickness
1in
End Bit - Width
6in
End Bit - Thickness
0.75in
Blade Pull* - Base GVW
41039lb
Blade Pull* - Maximum GVW
52878lb
Down Force - Base GVW
30743lb
Down Force - Maximum GVW
43861lb
Width
16ft
Note
*Blade pull calculated at 0.9 traction coefficient, which is equal to ideal no-slip conditions, and Gross Machine Weight.

Service Refill

Fuel Capacity
131gal (US)
Cooling System
18.5gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Total
38.6gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank
18.5gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.2gal (US)
Engine Oil
9.5gal (US)
Transmission - Differential - Final Drives
34gal (US)
Tandem Housing - Each
34gal (US)
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing
0.24gal (US)
Circle Drive Housing
2.6gal (US)

Power Train

Forward/Reverse Gears
8 Forward/6 Reverse
Transmission
Direct drive, power shift, countershaft
Brakes - Service
Oil-actuated, oil disc
Brakes - Dynamic Brake Torque per Wheel
27069.27lb/ft
Brakes - Parking
Spring applied, hydraulically released
Brakes - Secondary
Oil-actuated, oil-disc

Hydraulic System

Circuit Type
Electro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center
Pump Type
Variable piston
Maximum System Pressure
3590psi
Standby Pressure
856psi
Pump Output*
74gal/min
Note
*Pump output measured at 2,150 rpm.

Blade Range

Maximum Blade Position Angle
65°
Maximum Lift Above Ground
15.7in
Maximum Depth of Cut
18.5in
Circle Centershift - Right
22in
Circle Centershift - Left
27.2in
Moldboard Sideshift - Right
31.1in
Moldboard Sideshift - Left
29.1in
Blade Tip Range - Forward
40°
Blade Tip Range - Backward
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right
91in
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left
91in

Variable Power Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) or Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) - Metric

Gear - Forward 2nd
294HP
Gear - Forward 1st
294HP
Gear - Forward 3rd
302HP
Gear - Forward 4th
309HP
Gear - Forward 5th
315HP
Gear - Forward 6th
325HP
Gear - Forward 7th
332HP
Gear - Forward 8th
353HP
Gear - Reverse 1st
294HP
Gear - Reverse 2nd
294HP
Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th
302HP

Weights Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)*

Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total
71454lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle
52201lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle
19253lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Total
84877lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Rear Axle
58753lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Front Axle
26125lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Total
63528lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Rear Axle
45596lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Front Axle
17932lb
Note (1)
*For machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final emission engine, subtract 150 kg (331 lb) from rear axle weight and total weight.
Note (2)
**Base operating weight calculated on standard machine configuration with 23.5 R25 tires, full fuel tank operator and ROPS cab.

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height - Top of Cab
146.4in
Height - Front Axle Center
28.9in
Length - Between Tandem Axles
72.5in
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
120.7in
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
290in
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine - Including Tow Hitch
417in
Length - Counterweight to Ripper
474.4in
Ground Clearance - Rear Axle
15.6in
Height - Top of Cylinders
121.6in
Height - Exhaust Stack
140in
Width - Tire Center Lines
106.4in
Width - Outside Rear Tires
134.3in
Width - Outside Front Tires
134.3in

Operating Specifications

Top Speed - Forward
32.1mile/h
Top Speed - Reverse
25.4mile/h
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires
30.5ft
Steering Range - Left/Right
47.5°
Articulation Angle - Left/Right
20°
Forward - 1st
2.8mile/h
Forward - 2nd
3.8mile/h
Forward - 3rd
5.5mile/h
Forward - 4th
7.6mile/h
Forward - 5th
11.8mile/h
Forward - 6th
16mile/h
Forward - 7th
22mile/h
Forward - 8th
32.1mile/h
Reverse - 1st
2.2mile/h
Reverse - 2nd
4.1mile/h
Reverse - 3rd
6mile/h
Reverse - 4th
9.3mile/h
Reverse - 5th
17.4mile/h
Reverse - 6th
25.3mile/h
Note
Calculated with no slip and 23.5 R25 L-3 tires.

Frame

Drawbar - Width
3in
Circle - Diameter
71.7in
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness
2in
Drawbar - Height
8in
Front Frame Structure - Thickness
0.6in
Front Frame Structure - Height
18.1in
Front Frame Structure - Width
14in
Front Axle - Height to Center
26.4in
Front Axle - Wheel Lean
18° Left/17° Right
Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side
35°

Standards

ROPS/FOPS
ISO 3471:2008/ISO 3449:2005
Steering
ISO 5010:2007
Brakes
ISO 3450:2011
Sound
ISO 6394:2008/ISO 6395:2008/ISO 6396:2008
Note (1)
The dynamic spectator sound power level is 109 dB(A) for Stage IV certified configurations and 109 dB(A) for Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) and Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) equivalent emission standard machines when measured according to the
Note (2)
The dynamic operator sound pressure level is 71 dB(A) for Stage IV certified configurations and 72 dB(A) for Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) and Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) equivalent emission standard machines when measured according to the

Ripper

Shank Holder Spacing - Minimum
17.5in
Ripping Depth - Maximum
17.8in
Shank Holder Spacing - Maximum
20in
Ripper Shank Holders
7
Penetration Force
30311lb
Pry-Out Force
43700lb
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised
63.4in

Tandems

Sidewall Thickness - Inner
0.9in
Sidewall Thickness - Outer
0.9in
Tandem Oscillation - Front Up
15°
Tandem Oscillation - Front Down
25°
Height
25.5in
Width
9.3in
Drive Chain Pitch
2.5in
Wheel Axle Spacing
72.5in

Optional Tire Arrangements

Wheel Group - 19.5×25 MP (1)
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VKT 2 Star
Wheel Group - 19.5×25 MP (2)
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VKT 1 Star
Wheel Group - 19.5×25 MP (3)
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VJT 1 Star
Wheel Group - 19.5×25 MP (4)
Tires: 23.5R25 Michelin XHA 2 Star
Wheel Group - 19.5×25 MP (5)
Tires: 23.5R25 Michelin XLDD 2 Star L5

Variable Power Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) or Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) - Net

Gear - Forward 1st
290HP
Gear - Forward 2nd
290HP
Gear - Forward 3rd
298HP
Gear - Forward 4th
304HP
Gear - Forward 5th
311HP
Gear - Forward 6th
320HP
Gear - Forward 7th
328HP
Gear - Forward 8th
348HP
Gear - Reverse 1st
290HP
Gear - Reverse 2nd
290HP
Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th
298HP

Operating Cost Reduction

High mechanical availability is one of your top concerns. The 16M3 helps reduce downtime and operating cost through improved serviceability, fuel economy and reduced maintenance. Major components are modular in design, so most can be removed and reinstalled without disturbing other components.

  • Use Less Fuel – The C13 engine with ACERT™ Technology has been optimized to be as efficient as possible without compromising on performance. Additionally Engine Economy (ECO) Mode can be activated to control high engine idle speed and ensure the engine is performing as efficiently as possible with respect to fuel consumption offering additional fuel savings.
  • Engineered for Maximum Production and Service Life – The center shift section of the front frame is made of heavy duty steel casting which improves stress distribution to this high load area for enhanced durability. The rear frame structure is lengthened to provide easy service access to components in the engine enclosure as well as improve machine balance. Front axle steering cylinder has been designed to enhance durability and hydraulic hoses have been routed to improve reliability.
  • Ease of Maintenance – The modular cooling package makes for simple removal and installation of components on the cooling system which reduces service time. Engine enclosure doors provide complete and easy access to the engine without the impediment of any enclosure post. Also, extended maintenance intervals reduce the number of touches and downtime.
  • Protecting Your Asset – Ok to Start and critically low fluid monitoring systems help prevent critical components from damage when low fluid levels are present. All information is available via the Information Display within the cab, and diagnostic codes are logged.

Enhanced Performance And Operator Comfort

You measure profitability by the ore you produce – and the more cost effectively you do that, the more successful you are. While drills, draglines, loaders and haul trucks are responsible for producing ore, motor graders have a direct impact on how productively these machines can operate – in particular in their role in haul road maintenance.

  • Machine Balance – The additional weight along with adjusted weight balance offers enhanced performance for the 16M3 by improving traction and the ability to keep ground speed especially when carrying a large load.
  • Simple, Operator Friendly Emissions Technology – The 16M3 is available with three variations of the C13 engine with ACERT™ Technology. One meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV / Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) emissions standards and will be required for sale in higher regulated countries. The other options will be capable of meeting Tier 2 / State II / Japan 2001 (Tier 2) or Tier 3 / Stage IIIA / Japan 2006 (Tier 3) equivalent emission standards and are available for sale in lesser or non-regulated countries, depending on the emission standards of the specific country. Emissions reduction technology on the 16M3 Motor Grader is designed to be transparent, with no action required from the operator.
  • Comfort and Control – The multi-color / touch screen Information Display is the operator's gateway to monitoring machine performance, a convenient way of modifying machine parameters to tailor performance to the current task and access the service information for initial troubleshooting.
  • Monitor, Manage, and Enhance Job Site Operations – Cat Product Link™ Elite is deeply integrated into your machine, helping you take the guesswork out of equipment management. Easy access to timely information like machine location, hours, fuel usage, idle time and event codes via the online VisionLink® user interface can help you effectively manage your fleet and lower operating cost.

Safety

You consider the safety of your workers a top priority, and we're doing our best to help you meet your safety goals. Caterpillar considers the safety of everyone in, on or around Cat equipment when developing new products or enhancing safety features for existing products. The 16M3 has numerous safety features such as but not limited to:

  • Access to Tandem
  • Rear View Camera
  • Seat Belt Indication
  • Access Platform – optional
  • Service Access Platform – optional
  • Fire Suppression Ready System – optional

Dealer Support Every Step Of The Way

Your local Cat dealer is committed to helping you succeed, by ensuring you have the right machine for the job, making parts available, and providing you with versatile work tools.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment: