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.


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


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


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


Operating Specifications
Articulation Angle - Left/Right 20°
Forward - 1st 2.8 mile/h
Forward - 2nd 3.8 mile/h
Forward - 3rd 5.5 mile/h
Forward - 4th 7.6 mile/h
Forward - 5th 11.8 mile/h
Forward - 6th 16 mile/h
Forward - 7th 22 mile/h
Forward - 8th 32.1 mile/h
Reverse - 1st 2.2 mile/h
Reverse - 2nd 4.1 mile/h
Reverse - 3rd 6 mile/h
Reverse - 4th 9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 5th 17.4 mile/h
Reverse - 6th 25.3 mile/h
Steering Range - Left/Right 47.5°
Top Speed - Forward 32.1 mile/h
Top Speed - Reverse 25.4 mile/h
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires 30.5 ft


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


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


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


Moldboard
Blade Width 16 ft
Arc Radius 16.3 in
Throat Clearance 5 in
Blade Pull* - Base GVW 41039 lb
Blade Pull* - Maximum GVW 52878 lb
Cutting Edge Thickness 1 in
Cutting Edge Width 8 in
Down Force - Base GVW 30743 lb
Down Force - Maximum GVW 43861 lb
End Bit - Thickness 0.75 in
End Bit - Width 6 in
Height 31 in
Thickness 1 in
Width 16 ft


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


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


Weights
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped 71454 lb


Weights Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)*
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Front Axle 17932 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Rear Axle 45596 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Total 63528 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Front Axle 26125 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Rear Axle 58753 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Total 84877 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle 19253 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle 52201 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total 71454 lb


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


Standards
Brakes ISO 3450:2011
ROPS/FOPS ISO 3471:2008/ISO 3449:2005
Sound ISO 6394:2008/ISO 6395:2008/ISO 6396:2008
Steering ISO 5010:2007


Engine
Optimized VHP Range - Net 216-259 kW (290-348 hp)


Moldboard
Note *Blade pull calculated at 0.9 traction coefficient, which is equal to ideal no-slip conditions, and Gross Machine Weight.


Operating Specifications
Note Calculated with no slip and 23.5 R25 L-3 tires.


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


Ripper
Shank Holder Spacing - Maximum 20 in


Standards
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 dynamic test procedures that are specified in ISO 6395:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The machine was equipped with a sound suppression system.
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 dynamic test procedures that are specified in ISO 6396:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed, with the cab doors and the cab windows closed. The cab was properly installed and maintained. The machine was equipped with a sound suppression system.


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


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


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


BENEFITS & FEATURES
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.

EQUIPMENT
Standard Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Adjustable Electric Arm rest
  • Adjustable wrist rest
  • Air conditioner with heater
  • Articulation, automatic Return-to-Center
  • Centershift pin indicator
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • Display, digital speed and gear
  • Doors, left and right side with wiper
  • Gauges (analog) inside the cab (includes fuel, articulation, engine coolant temp, engine rpm, and hydraulic oil temp)
  • Gauges, machine level
  • Information display touch screen
  • Joystick gear selection
  • Joystick hydraulic controls for implements, steering, transmission
  • Ladders, cab, left and right side
  • Lights, left and right side lights
  • Lights, night time cab
  • Meter, hour, digital
  • Mirror, inside rearview, wide angle
  • Power port, 12V
  • Radio ready, entertainment
  • ROPS cab, sound suppressed, less than 73 dB(A) ISO 6394 (70% fan speed)
  • Seat, cloth-covered, comfort air suspension
  • Storage compartments
  • Throttle control, electronic
POWER TRAIN
  • Air cleaner, dual stage dry type radial seal with service indicator through messenger and automatic dust ejector
  • Air-to-air after cooler (ATAAC)
  • Auto Diff Lock
  • Belt, serpentine, automatic tensioner
  • Brake wear indication
  • Brakes, oil disc, four-wheel, hydraulic
  • Consistent Power to ground
  • Critically Low Fluid Level Monitoring System
  • Differential, lock/unlock
  • Drain, engine oil, high speed
  • Electronic over speed protection
  • Engine ECO Mode: Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) equivalent emission standards
  • Engine, compression brake
  • Ether starting aid
  • Fuel tank, fast fill, ground level
  • Fuel-water separator
  • Hydraulic Demand Fan
  • Muffler, under hood (Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) and Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3)
  • OK-to-Start
  • Optimized VHP
  • Parking brake – multi disc, sealed, oil-cooled
  • Priming pump, fuel
  • Rear axle, modular
  • Sediment drain, fuel tank
  • 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) emission standards and is required for sale in higher regulated countries. The other options are capable of meeting Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) or Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) equivalent emission standards and are available for lesser or non-regulated countries, depending on the emission standards of the specific country.
  • Transmission, 8F/6R, power shift
  • VIMS no telematics
ELECTRICAL
  • Alternator, 150 ampere, sealed
  • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1,400 CCA
  • Breaker panel
  • Electrical system, 24V
  • Lights: brake, reversing, roof-mounted roading, stop and tail (LED), work front
  • Product Link
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
SAFETY
  • Alarm, back up
  • Ground level engine shutdown
  • Hammer (emergency exit)
  • Horn, electric
  • Lockout, hydraulic implement for roading
  • Operator not present monitoring System
  • Paint, glare reducing – top of front frame, rear enclosure an ripper cylinders
  • Rearview camera
  • Seat belt indicator
  • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
  • Secondary steering
  • Windows, laminated glass: – Fixed front with intermittent wiper – Door with intermittent wipers (2)
  • Windows, tempered: – Left and right side wipers – Rear with intermittent wiper
OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • 3-Bolt blade Bracket
  • AccuGrade ARO
  • Accumulators, blade lift
  • Brake accumulators, dual certified
  • Cat Grade Control Cross Slope
  • CD ROM Parts Book
  • Clutch, circle drive slip
  • Cutting edges, curved DH-2 steel: – 203 mm × 25 mm (8 in × 1 in) – 19 mm (3∕4 in) mounting bolts
  • Doors (four), engine compartment, (two left, two right hand) locking
  • Doors, two service, left and right side
  • Drawbar – six shoe with replaceable wear strips
  • End bits, 16 mm (5∕8 in) DH-2 steel, 19 mm (3∕4 in) mounting bolts
  • Fast fill fuel, 567.8 L/min (150 gpm)
  • Fluid check
  • Frame, articulated, with safety lock
  • Hydraulics, load-sensing
  • Metallic Fuel tank, 496 L (131 gal)
  • Metallic DCM wear strips
  • Modular cooling package
  • Moldboard: – 4880 mm × 787 mm × 25 mm (16 ft × 31 in × 1 in) – Hydraulic side shift and tip
  • Radiator, two cleanout access doors
  • Rear bumper
  • Rear tandem access steps and hand bars
  • S∙O∙S ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant
  • Tandem walkway
  • Top adjust circle wear strips
  • Tow hitch (not available with ripper)
TIRES, RIMS, AND WHEELS
  • A partial allowance for tires on 597 mm × 609.6 mm (23.5 in × 24 in) multi-piece rims is included in the base machine price and weight
FLUIDS
  • Extended Life Coolant to –35° C (–31° F)
WORK TOOLS/G.E.T.
  • 4.9 m (16 ft) blade with curved cutting edge 203 mm × 25 mm (8 in × 1 in)

Optional Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Air horn
  • Comfort package
  • Heated door
  • Mirrors high visibility
  • Mirrors, outside heated 24V
  • Mirrors, outside mounted
  • Seat heated
  • Seat heated/ventilated
  • Windows cleaning platform and ladders left-right hand side
POWER TRAIN
  • Transmission, autoshift
GUARDS
  • Debris guard
  • Front axle cylinder guard
  • Rear fenders
  • Sound suppression, engine enclosure and transmission
  • Transmission guard
ELECTRICAL
  • Light, LED, warning strobe
  • Lights front LED
  • Lights, front headlights high
  • Lights, front headlights low
  • Mounting, for warning light
  • Service lights
  • Working lights halogen
  • Working lights LED
SAFETY
  • Additional monitor for rearview camera
  • Enhanced access platform
  • Fire suppression ready
  • Machine Security System Key
  • Service access platform
OTHER ATTACHMENTS
  • Auto-lube, Centro-matic
  • Auto-lube, ripper enhancement
  • Control, blade, variable float
  • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • Hydraulic arrangements with additional hydraulic valves Base+1
  • Hydraulic arrangements with additional hydraulic valves Base+5
  • Product Link Elite dual
  • Rim, 495.3 mm × 635 mm (19.5 in × 25 in) MP (spare)
  • Weather, Cold Plus package
WORK TOOLS/G.E.T.
  • 4.9 m (16 ft) blade with flat cutting edge 254 mm × 35 mm (10 in × 1 3∕8 in)
  • Push block, counterweight
  • Ripper, rear
  • Tooth, ripper
FLUIDS
  • Coolant, –51° C (–60° F)

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