160M (Environment Canada Tier 3)

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Overview

The M Series Motor Grader has become the industry standard in operational efficiency and overall productivity. From building roads to maintaining them, M Series Motor Graders are designed to help you get more work done in less time. Unprecedented operator comfort and ease of service help to maximize your return on investment.

Engine

Units:
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net 213.0 HP 159.0 kW Less
Bore 4.4 in 112.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.9 in 149.0 mm Less
Maximum Torque - VHP Plus 912.0 lb/ft 1237.0 N·m Less
Displacement 537.0 in³ 8.8 l Less
Derating Altitude 10000.0 ft 3048.0 m Less
Standard - Ambient Capability 109.0 °F 43.0 °C Less
High - Ambient Capability 122.0 °F 50.0 °C Less

Power Train

Brakes - Service - Surface Area 3565.0 in² 23000.0 cm² Less

Hydraulic System

Pump Output 55.7 gal/min 210.0 l/min Less
Maximum System Pressure 3500.0 psi 24150.0 kPa Less
Standby Pressure 450.0 psi 3100.0 kPa Less

Operating Specifications

Top Speed - Forward 29.5 mile/h 47.4 km/h Less
Top Speed - Reverse 23.3 mile/h 37.4 km/h Less
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires 24.93 ft 7.6 m Less
Forward - 1st 2.5 mile/h 4.1 km/h Less
Forward - 2nd 3.5 mile/h 5.6 km/h Less
Forward - 3rd 5.0 mile/h 8.1 km/h Less
Forward - 4th 7.0 mile/h 11.2 km/h Less
Forward - 5th 10.8 mile/h 17.4 km/h Less
Forward - 6th 14.7 mile/h 23.7 km/h Less
Forward - 7th 20.3 mile/h 32.6 km/h Less
Forward - 8th 29.5 mile/h 47.4 km/h Less
Reverse - 1st 2.0 mile/h 3.3 km/h Less
Reverse - 2nd 3.8 mile/h 6.1 km/h Less
Reverse - 3rd 5.5 mile/h 8.8 km/h Less
Reverse - 4th 8.5 mile/h 13.7 km/h Less
Reverse - 5th 16.0 mile/h 25.7 km/h Less
Reverse - 6th 23.3 mile/h 37.4 km/h Less

Service Refill

Fuel Capacity 110.0 gal (US) 416.0 l Less
Cooling System 10.6 gal (US) 40.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Tank 16.9 gal (US) 64.0 l Less
Transmission - Differential - Final Drives 17.2 gal (US) 65.0 l Less
Engine Oil 7.9 gal (US) 30.0 l Less
Tandem Housing - Each 21.1 gal (US) 80.0 l Less
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing 0.13 gal (US) 0.5 l Less
Circle Drive Housing 1.8 gal (US) 7.0 l Less

Frame

Drawbar - Width 3.0 in 76.2 mm Less
Circle - Diameter 61.1 in 1553.0 mm Less
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness 1.6 in 40.0 mm Less
Drawbar - Height 6.0 in 152.0 mm Less
Circle - Height 6.3 in 160.0 mm Less
Front Frame Structure - Height 12.0 in 305.0 mm Less
Front Frame Structure - Thickness 0.6 in 16.0 mm Less
Front Frame Structure - Width 12.0 in 305.0 mm Less
Front Axle - Height to Center 22.5 in 571.0 mm Less

Tandems

Height 22.5 in 572.0 mm Less
Width 8.0 in 204.0 mm Less
Sidewall Thickness - Inner 1.0 in 25.0 mm Less
Sidewall Thickness - Outer 0.7 in 18.0 mm Less
Drive Chain Pitch 2.0 in 50.8 mm Less
Wheel Axle Spacing 60.0 in 1523.0 mm Less

Moldboard

Blade Width 12.0 ft 3.7 m Less
Moldboard - Height 24.0 in 610.0 mm Less
Moldboard - Thickness 0.87 in 22.0 mm Less
Arc Radius 16.3 in 413.0 mm Less
Throat Clearance 3.7 in 95.0 mm Less
Cutting Edge Width 6.0 in 152.0 mm Less
Cutting Edge Thickness 0.6 in 16.0 mm Less
End Bit - Width 6.0 in 152.0 mm Less
End Bit - Thickness 0.6 in 16.0 mm Less
Blade Pull - Base GVW 24494.0 lb 11110.0 kg Less
Blade Pull - Maximum GVW 32310.0 lb 14656.0 kg Less
Down Pressure - Base GVW 16936.0 lb 7682.0 kg Less
Down Pressure - Maximum GVW 28998.0 lb 13153.0 kg Less
Moldboard - Width 12.0 ft 3.7 m Less

Blade Range

Circle Centershift - Right 28.7 in 728.0 mm Less
Circle Centershift - Left 27.4 in 695.0 mm Less
Moldboard Sideshift - Right 37.4 in 950.0 mm Less
Moldboard Sideshift - Left 32.3 in 820.0 mm Less
Maximum Lift Above Ground 17.8 in 452.0 mm Less
Maximum Depth of Cut 29.5 in 750.0 mm Less
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left 82.3 in 2090.0 mm Less
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right 89.7 in 2278.0 mm Less

Ripper

Ripper Shank Holder Spacing 21.0 in 533.0 mm Less
Ripping Depth - Maximum 16.8 in 428.0 mm Less
Penetration Force 20540.0 lb 9317.0 kg Less
Pry-Out Force 26259.0 lb 11911.0 kg Less
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised 39.2 in 995.0 mm Less

Scarifier

Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing 4.6 in 116.0 mm Less
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifying Depth, Maximum 18.4 in 467.0 mm Less
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Working Width 47.4 in 1205.0 mm Less
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing 4.6 in 116.0 mm Less
Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum 11.5 in 292.0 mm Less
Mid, V-Type - Working Width 46.6 in 1184.0 mm Less
Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum 10.5 in 266.0 mm Less
Rear - Working Width 91.0 in 2300.0 mm Less
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing 10.5 in 267.0 mm Less

Weights

Operating Weight - Typically Equipped 43465.0 lb 19715.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped 43465.0 lb 19715.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle 35900.0 lb 16284.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle 9867.0 lb 4475.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle 27215.0 lb 12345.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total 52794.0 lb 23947.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total 37082.0 lb 16820.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle 16894.0 lb 7663.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle 12404.0 lb 5626.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle 31061.0 lb 14089.0 kg Less
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total 43465.0 lb 19715.0 kg Less

Dimensions

Height - Top of Cab Product Link 133.0 in 3378.0 mm Less
Length - Push Plate to Ripper 399.1 in 10136.0 mm Less
Length - Push Plate to Ripper Retracted 386.5 in 9818.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 130.2 in 3308.0 mm Less
Width - Outside Front Tires 98.9 in 2511.0 mm Less
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem 241.1 in 6123.0 mm Less
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine 344.6 in 8754.0 mm Less
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard 100.5 in 2552.0 mm Less
Length - Between Tandem Axles 60.0 in 1523.0 mm Less
Width - Outside Rear Tires 98.9 in 2511.0 mm Less
Width - Tire Center Lines 84.3 in 2140.0 mm Less
Height - Front Axle Center 23.5 in 596.0 mm Less
Height - Exhaust Stack 128.2 in 3256.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cylinders 119.7 in 3040.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance - Rear Axle 13.3 in 339.0 mm Less

Net Power - VHP Plus

Gear - Forward 1st 213.0 HP 159.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 2nd 218.0 HP 162.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 3rd 223.0 HP 166.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 4th 228.0 HP 170.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 5th 233.0 HP 174.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 6th 238.0 HP 177.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 7th 243.0 HP 181.0 kW Less
Gear - Forward 8th 248.0 HP 185.0 kW Less
Gear - Reverse 1st 213.0 HP 159.0 kW Less
Gear - Reverse 2nd 218.0 HP 162.0 kW Less
Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th 223.0 HP 166.0 kW Less

Operator Station

Steering and Implement Controls

Engine

Power Train

Structures and Drawbar-Circle-Moldboard

Hydraulics

Integrated Technologies

Safety

Serviceability and Customer Support

Smart Machine Systems

Work Tools and Attachments

Sustainability

160M (Environment Canada Tier 3) Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Air cleaner, dual stage, dry type, diesel, with automatic engine derate and automatic dust ejector, service indicator through Cat Messenger
  • Air-to-air after cooler (ATAAC)
  • Belt, serpentine, automatic tensioner
  • Brakes, oil disc, four-wheel, hydraulic
  • Demand fan, hydraulic
  • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
  • Drain, engine oil, ecology
  • Electronic over speed protection
  • Engine Cat C9 with ACERT Technology, diesel, with automatic engine derate and idle control. Note: Engine is Certified for Environment Canada Tier 3 standards.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown (EIS)
  • Fuel tank, 416 L (110 gal), ground level access and sediment drain
  • Fuel-water separator
  • Muffler, underhood
  • Parking brake - multi-disc, sealed, oil‑cooled
  • Priming pump, fuel
  • Rear axle, modular
  • Sediment drain, fuel tank
  • Tandem drive
  • Transmission, 8F/6R, power shift, direct drive
  • VHP Plus (Variable Horsepower Plus)

ELECTRICAL
  • Alarm, back up
  • Alternator, 80 ampere, sealed
  • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1,125 CCA
  • Breaker panel, ground accessible
  • Cab harness and electrical hydraulic valves
  • Electrical system, 24V
  • Grade Control Ready - Cab harness, software, electrical hydraulic valves, bosses and brackets
  • Lights, roof-mounted roading, reversing, LED stop and tail
  • Product Link Ready
  • Starter, electric

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Accelerator
  • Air conditioning with heater
  • Arm and wrist rest, electronically adjustable
  • Articulation, automatic Return-to-Center
  • Cat Messenger operator information system
  • Centershift pin indicator
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • Display, digital speed and gear
  • Doors, left and right side with wiper
  • Gauge, machine level
  • Gauge cluster (analog) - fuel, articulation, engine coolant temp, engine RPM, hydraulic oil temp
  • Hour meter, digital
  • Joystick hydraulic controls right/left blade lift with float position, circle drive, blade sideshift and tip, centershift, front wheel lean, articulation and steering
  • Joystick, adjustable armrests
  • Joystick gear selection
  • Joystick hydraulic power steering
  • Ladders, cab, left and right side
  • Lights, night time cab
  • Mirror, inside rearview, wide angle
  • Power port, 12V
  • Radio Ready, Entertainment
  • ROPS cab, sound suppressed
  • Seat, cloth-covered, comfort suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
  • Storage area for cooler/lunchbox
  • Throttle control, electronic
  • Windows, laminated glass: - fixed front with intermittent wiper - side and rear (3)

FLUIDS
  • Antifreeze
  • Extended Life Coolant to -35° C (-30° F)

TIRES, RIMS AND WHEELS
  • Partial allowance for tires on 254 × 607 mm (10 × 24 in) multi-piece rims is included in the base machine price and weight

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Anti-glare paint
  • Brake accumulators
  • Bumper, rear, integrated with hitch
  • CD ROM Parts Book
  • Clutch, circle drive slip
  • Cutting edges: - 152 × 16 mm (6 × 5/8 in) - curved DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
  • Doors (3), engine compartment, locking
  • Drawbar - 6 shoes, replaceable wear strips
  • Electrical hydraulic valves, hydraulic lines for base 8 functions
  • Endbits: - 16 mm (5/8 in) DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
  • Fluid check, ground level
  • Frame, articulated, with safety lock
  • Ground level engine shutdown
  • Ground level fueling
  • Hammer (emergency exit)
  • Horn, electric
  • Hydraulic lines for base functions
  • Lockout, hydraulic implement (for roading and servicing)
  • Moldboard - 3658 × 610 × 22 mm (12 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
  • Mounting, cab roof accessories
  • Pump, hydraulic, high capacity, 98 cm³ (6 in³)
  • Radiator, cleanout access
  • Secondary steering
  • Serviceability, left-hand side
  • S•O•SSM ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant, fuel
  • Tandem walkway/guards
  • Tool box
  • Tow hitch

160M (Environment Canada Tier 3) Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • Alternator, 150 ampere
  • Batteries: extreme duty, 1,400 CCA
  • Converter, communication (CB)
  • Lights: Headlights, high
  • Lights: Headlights, low
  • Lights: Working lights, basic
  • Lights: Working lights, plus, LED
  • Lights: Warning: beacon or strobe
  • Lights: Mounting for warning light

GUARDS
  • Articulation guard
  • Axle hose guard
  • Fenders, front
  • Fenders, rear
  • Sound guard (bottom)
  • Transmission guard

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Bluetooth
  • Fan, defroster, rear window
  • Mirrors, outside: heated 24V
  • Mirrors, outside: mounted
  • Precleaner, HVAC
  • Radio ready, AM/FM
  • Seat, air suspension, cloth
  • Shade, sun
  • Wiper/washer, rear

POWER TRAIN
  • Precleaner, snow/debris
  • Transmission, autoshift

OTHER ATTACHMENTS
  • AccuGrade ARO
  • Accumulators, blade lift
  • Camera, rearview
  • Cat Grade Control Cross Slope
  • Cat Product Link 321 (Satellite)
  • Cat Product Link 522 (Cellular)
  • Compressor/tank, air
  • Heater, engine coolant: 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant: 240V
  • Hydraulic arrangements with one or more additional hydraulic valves are available for ripper, dozer, snow wings, front lift group, mid-mount scarifier.
  • Security system
  • Snow wing mounting, frame ready
  • Sound suppression
  • Starting aid, ether

WORK TOOLS/GROUND ENGAGING TOOLS
  • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
  • Endbits, overlay
  • Front lift group, mounting
  • Front lift group
  • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
  • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Mounting
  • Moldboard: 4267 × 610 × 22 mm (14 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
  • Moldboard: 4267 × 686 × 25 mm (14 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
  • Moldboard: 4877 × 686 × 25 mm (16 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
  • Push plate
  • Ripper, mounting
  • Ripper, rear
  • Ripper tooth
  • Scarifier, front

MACHINE ARRANGEMENTS
  • Snow Arrangement

OPTIONAL TIRE ARRANGEMENTS
  • Rim Size - 10 x 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.00-24
  • Rim Size - 10 x 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.00R24
  • Rim Size - 14 x 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
  • Note: Consult your dealer for individual tire width, size, and brand.