WINTER-READY: SNOW REMOVAL TOOLS FOR CAT® MOTOR GRADERS

WINTER-READY

SNOW REMOVAL TOOLS FOR CAT®
MOTOR GRADERS

 

Motor graders can be a great choice for snow removal. They’re built tough to withstand severe weather conditions, yet deliver the speed and power you need to cover long stretches of road—quickly and cost effectively.

While the grader itself is key to efficient snow removal, the tool you use is just as critical. Three types of tools are available for Cat® motor graders: plows, blades and wings. Take a quick look at each option.

Plows

Cat V-plows are ideal for pioneering—taking that first cut after a heavy snow. The V profile blasts through deep drifts, casting snow to both sides, clearing the way for drivers. Key features:

  • Multiple widths (8’8” and 10’10”) accommodate a range of graders
  • Strong tubular frames withstand heavy impacts, even when working in hard-packed snow
  • Replaceable top-drilled cutting edges allow 60-inch bench height
  • Adjustable skid shoes increase plow stability and service life
  • Optional carbide cutting edges maximize durability

Blades

Cat snow blades are the epitome of versatility. They incorporate a flexible U/V design that allows you to plow, push, cast or carry snow with a single tool. The operator selects one of three configurations based on the situation at hand:

  • When casting is required, the blade can be angled left or right up to 25°
  • When punching through deep drifts, a 230® V-configuration makes the job easier    
  • For pushing, carrying, piling or general clearing, the 130° U-configuration makes the most sense

It’s easy to choose a configuration on the fly—from the cab—so the operator stays productive when conditions change. Like Cat snow plows, our blades feature multiple widths, rugged structures, replaceable cutting edges and adjustable skid shoes.

Wings

Cat snow wings for motor graders are available in mastless and masted designs.

Mastless options are good for clearing and benching drifted snow, especially on shoulders and ramps. They come in 40” and 48” bench heights to accommodate different-sized graders. Key features:

  • Easy to control on uneven terrain
  • Wide sweep angle improves maneuverability
  • Clear views to moldboard and wing enhance safety
  • Unobstructed access to cab improves comfort and productivity
  • Two-piece rear mount allows bumper to remain in place during summer months, reducing service time
  • Optional carbide cutting edges extend service life

The masted design excels at clearing and throwing deeply drifted snow. It features a 60” bench height and below-grade ditch-cleaning capabilities for excellent versatility. The wing is:

  • Highly maneuverable with full left and right articulation, regardless of moldboard position
  • Easy to control from the cab
  • Ideal for ice removal

Are you winter-ready?

There are a lot of factors to consider when equipping a motor grader for snow removal. Read about them here. Then contact your Cat dealer to discuss your options. We’ll help you choose a tool that represents the best use of your limited resources—one that allows you to meet the public’s high expectations for quick, efficient snow removal at the lowest total cost.

 

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