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CAT Motor Grader 16M3

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 haul roads are kept in top condition, trucks live longer and run faster. Good road conditions are key on extending truck life, reducing maintenance, lowering fuel costs and reducing tire damage, as a result, cycle times are improved and more ore is produced at a lower cost. The 16M3 is ideal fit for:

  • Small to medium size mining operations which run 150 ton or smaller hauling trucks.
  • As a complement to a 24M size motor grader fleet in large mining operations where additional versatility is required for ditch and berm building and cleaning, maintenance of secondary narrower roads or side/bank slope work.
The 16M3 includes features that provide large benefits on operating cost reduction, uptime & performance improvements as well as enhanced safety.

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Overview

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 haul roads are kept in top condition, trucks live longer and run faster. Good road conditions are key on extending truck life, reducing maintenance, lowering fuel costs and reducing tire damage, as a result, cycle times are improved and more ore is produced at a lower cost. The 16M3 is ideal fit for:

  • Small to medium size mining operations which run 150 ton or smaller hauling trucks.
  • As a complement to a 24M size motor grader fleet in large mining operations where additional versatility is required for ditch and berm building and cleaning, maintenance of secondary narrower roads or side/bank slope work.
The 16M3 includes features that provide large benefits on operating cost reduction, uptime & performance improvements as well as enhanced safety.

Engine

Base Power (1st gear) - Net
216 kW
Engine Model
Cat® C13 ACERT™ VHP
Bore
130 mm
Stroke
157 mm
Speed @ Rated Power
2,000 rpm
Base Power (1st gear) – Net (metric)
216 kW
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)
Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent Emission Standards – depending on emission standards of specific country
Emissions
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 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
43%
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 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
1771 N?m
Maximum Torque ISO 9249: Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent
1721 N?m
Maximum Torque ISO 9249: Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent
1721 N?m
Derating Altitude: Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)
3810 m
Derating Altitude: Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent
3711 m
Derating Altitude: Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent
3954 m
Displacement
12.5 L
Number of Cylinders
6
Standard – Fan Speed: Minimum
550 rpm
Standard – Ambient Capability
50 ° C
Optimized VHP Range – Net
216-259 kW (290-348 hp)
Gear: Forward – 1st
216 kW
Gear: Forward – 2nd
216 kW
Gear: Forward – 3rd
222 kW
Gear: Forward – 4th
227 kW
Gear: Forward – 5th
232 kW
Gear: Forward – 6th
239 kW
Gear: Forward – 7th
244 kW
Gear: Forward – 8th
259 kW
Gear: Reverse – 1st
216 kW
Gear: Reverse – 2nd
216 kW
Gear: Reverse – 3rd-6th
222 kW
Gear: Forward – 1st
216 kW
Gear: Forward – 2nd
216 kW
Gear: Forward – 3rd
222 kW
Gear: Forward – 4th
227 kW
Gear: Forward – 5th
232 kW
Gear: Forward – 6th
239 kW
Gear: Forward – 7th
244 kW
Gear: Forward – 8th
259 kW
Gear: Reverse – 1st
216 kW
Gear: Reverse – 2nd
216 kW
Gear: Reverse – 3rd-6th
222 kW
Shank Holder Spacing – Maximum
500 mm
Wheel Group: 19.5×25 MP
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VKT 2 Star
Wheel Group: 19.5×25 MP
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VKT 1 Star
Wheel Group: 19.5×25 MP
Tires: 23.5R25 Bridgestone VJT 1 Star
Wheel Group: 19.5×25 MP
Tires: 23.5R25 Michelin XHA 2 Star
Wheel Group: 19.5×25 MP
Tires: 23.5R25 Michelin XLDD 2 Star L5

Weights

Standard – Fan Speed: Maximum
1,450 rpm
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
32411 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped: Total
32411 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped: Front Axle
8733 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Typically Equipped: Rear Axle
23678 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Base**: Total
28816 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Base**: Front Axle
8134 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Base**: Rear Axle
20682 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum Tested: Total
38500 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum Tested: Front Axle
11850 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight – Maximum Tested: Rear Axle
26650 kg

Moldboard.

Blade Width
4.9 m
Thickness
25 mm
Arc Radius
413 mm
Cutting Edge – Width
203 mm
Cutting Edge – Thickness
25 mm
End Bit – Width
152 mm
End Bit – Thickness
19 mm
Blade Pull* – Base GVW
18615 kg
Blade Pull* – Maximum GVW
23985 kg
Down Force – Base GVW
13945 kg
Down Force – Maximum GVW
19895 kg
Width
4.9 m
Width
236 mm

Ripper

Height
787 mm
Shank Holder Spacing – Minimum
445 mm
Ripping Depth – Maximum
452 mm
Ripper Shank Holders
7
Penetration Force
13749 kg
Pryout Force
19822 kg
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised
1610 mm
Height
648 mm

Winch

Throat Clearance
126 mm

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height – Top of Cab
3719 mm
Height – Front Axle Center
733 mm
Length – Between Tandem Axles
1841 mm
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
3066 mm
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
7365 mm
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine (includes tow hitch)
10593 mm
Length – Counterweight to Ripper
12051 mm
Ground Clearance at Rear Axle
396 mm
Height to Top of Cylinders
3088 mm
Height to Exhaust Stack
3557 mm
Width - Tire Center Lines
2703 mm
Width - Outside Rear Tires
3411 mm
Width - Outside Front Tires
3411 mm

Operating Specifications

Top Speed – Forward
51.7 km/h
Top Speed – Reverse
40.8 km/h
Turning Radius (outside front tires)
9.3 m
Steering Range – Left/Right
47.5°
Articulation Angle – Left /Right
20°
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

Fuel Capacity
496 L
Hydraulic System – Total
146 L
Hydraulic System – Tank
70 L
Transmission/Differential/Final Drives
98.5 L
Tandem Housing (each)
129 L
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing
0.9 L
Circle Drive Housing
10 L

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
70 L
DEF Tank
16 L
Engine Oil
36 L
Transmission
Direct drive, power shift, countershaft

Power Train

Forward/Reverse Gears
8 Forward/6 Reverse
Brakes – Service
Oil-actuated, oil disc
Brakes – Dynamic Brake Torque per Wheel
36701 N?m
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
Pump Output*
280 L/min
Maximum System Pressure
24750 kPa
Standby Pressure
5900 kPa

Turning Circle

Note
*Pump output measured at 2,150 rpm.
Note
Calculated with no slip and 23.5 R25 L-3 tires.
Note
*Blade pull calculated at 0.9 traction coefficient, which is equal to ideal no-slip conditions, and Gross Machine Weight.
Note
*For machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final emission engine, subtract 150 kg (331 lb) from rear axle weight and total weight.
Note
**Base operating weight calculated on standard machine configuration with 23.5 R25 tires, full fuel tank operator and ROPS cab.
Note
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
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

Frame

Drawbar – Width
76 mm
Circle – Diameter
1822 mm
Circle – Blade Beam Thickness
50 mm
Drawbar – Height
203 mm
Front Frame Structure – Thickness
14 mm
Front Frame Structure – Height
460 mm
Front Frame Structure – Width
356 mm
Front Axle – Height to Center
670 mm
Front Axle – Wheel Lean
18° Left/17° Right
Front Axle – Total Oscillation per Side
35°

Blade Range

Circle Centershift – Right
560 mm
Circle Centershift – Left
690 mm
Moldboard Sideshift – Right
790 mm
Moldboard Sideshift – Left
740 mm
Maximum Blade Position Angle
65°
Blade Tip Range – Forward
40°
Blade Tip Range – Backward
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires – Right
2311 mm
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires – Left
2311 mm
Maximum Lift Above Ground
400 mm
Maximum Depth of Cut
470 mm

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

Tandems

Sidewall Thickness – Inner
22 mm
Sidewall Thickness – Outer
22 mm
Tandem Oscillation – Front Up
15°
Tandem Oscillation – Front Down
25°

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.

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