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SPECS SUMMARY

Base Power (1st Gear) - Net290 HP (216 kW)
Engine ModelCat® C13 ACERT™ VHP
Bore5.1 in (130 mm)
Stroke6.2 in (157 mm)
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

Base Power (1st Gear) - Net290 HP (216 kW)
Engine ModelCat® C13 ACERT™ VHP
Bore5.1 in (130 mm)
Stroke6.2 in (157 mm)
Speed at Rated Power2,000 rpm
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net - Metric294 HP (216 kW)
Derating Altitude - Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent12973 ft (3954 m)
Derating Altitude - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent12176 ft (3711 m)
Derating Altitude - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)12500 ft (3810 m)
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) Equivalent1270 lb/ft (1721 N·m)
Maximum Torque - ISO 9249 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent1270 lb/ft (1721 N·m)
Maximum Torque - ISO 9249 - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)1306 lb/ft (1771 N·m)
Standard - Ambient Capability122 °F (50 °C)
Standard - Fan Speed - Maximum1,450 rpm
Standard - Fan Speed - Minimum550 rpm
Torque Rise - Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) Equivalent39%
Torque Rise - Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3) Equivalent39%
Torque Rise - Tier 4/Stage IV/Japan 2014 (Tier 4)43%
VHP Range - Net216-259 kW (290-348 hp)
VHP Range - Net - Metric216-259 kW (294-353 hp)
Displacement763 in³ (12.5 l)
Number of Cylinders6
Forward/Reverse Gears8 Forward/6 Reverse
TransmissionDirect drive, power shift, countershaft
Brakes - Dynamic Brake Torque per Wheel27069.27 lb/ft (36701 N·m)
Brakes - ParkingSpring applied, hydraulically released
Brakes - SecondaryOil-actuated, oil-disc
Brakes - ServiceOil-actuated, oil disc
Circuit TypeElectro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center
Pump TypeVariable piston
Maximum System Pressure3590 psi (24750 kPa)
Standby Pressure856 psi (5900 kPa)
Note*Pump output measured at 2,150 rpm.
Pump Output*74 gal/min (280 l/min)
Articulation Angle - Left/Right20°
Forward - 1st2.8 mile/h (4.5 km/h)
Forward - 2nd3.8 mile/h (6.1 km/h)
Forward - 3rd5.5 mile/h (8.9 km/h)
Forward - 4th7.6 mile/h (12.3 km/h)
Forward - 5th11.8 mile/h (19 km/h)
Forward - 6th16 mile/h (25.8 km/h)
Forward - 7th22 mile/h (35.5 km/h)
Forward - 8th32.1 mile/h (51.7 km/h)
Reverse - 1st2.2 mile/h (3.6 km/h)
Reverse - 2nd4.1 mile/h (6.6 km/h)
Reverse - 3rd6 mile/h (9.7 km/h)
Reverse - 4th9.3 mile/h (15 km/h)
Reverse - 5th17.4 mile/h (28 km/h)
Reverse - 6th25.3 mile/h (40.8 km/h)
Steering Range - Left/Right47.5°
Top Speed - Forward32.1 mile/h (51.7 km/h)
Top Speed - Reverse25.4 mile/h (40.8 km/h)
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires30.5 ft (9.3 m)
Fuel Capacity131 gal (US) (496 l)
Cooling System18.5 gal (US) (70 l)
DEF Tank4.2 gal (US) (16 l)
Hydraulic System - Tank18.5 gal (US) (70 l)
Hydraulic System - Total38.6 gal (US) (146 l)
Engine Oil9.5 gal (US) (36 l)
Transmission - Differential - Final Drives34 gal (US) (98.5 l)
Tandem Housing - Each34 gal (US) (129 l)
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing0.24 gal (US) (0.9 l)
Circle Drive Housing2.6 gal (US) (10 l)
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness2 in (50 mm)
Circle - Diameter71.7 in (1822 mm)
Drawbar - Height8 in (203 mm)
Drawbar - Width3 in (76 mm)
Front Axle - Height to Center26.4 in (670 mm)
Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side35°
Front Axle - Wheel Lean18° Left/17° Right
Front Frame Structure - Height18.1 in (460 mm)
Front Frame Structure - Thickness0.6 in (14 mm)
Front Frame Structure - Width14 in (356 mm)
Sidewall Thickness - Inner0.9 in (22 mm)
Sidewall Thickness - Outer0.9 in (22 mm)
Tandem Oscillation - Front Down25°
Tandem Oscillation - Front Up15°
Height25.5 in (648 mm)
Width9.3 in (236 mm)
Drive Chain Pitch2.5 in (63.5 mm)
Wheel Axle Spacing72.5 in (1841 mm)
Blade Width16 ft (4.9 m)
Arc Radius16.3 in (413 mm)
Throat Clearance5 in (126 mm)
Blade Pull* - Base GVW41039 lb (18615 kg)
Blade Pull* - Maximum GVW52878 lb (23985 kg)
Cutting Edge Thickness1 in (25 mm)
Cutting Edge Width8 in (203 mm)
Down Force - Base GVW30743 lb (13945 kg)
Down Force - Maximum GVW43861 lb (19895 kg)
End Bit - Thickness0.75 in (19 mm)
End Bit - Width6 in (152 mm)
Height31 in (787 mm)
Thickness1 in (25 mm)
Width16 ft (4.9 m)
Maximum Blade Position Angle65°
Maximum Lift Above Ground15.7 in (400 mm)
Maximum Depth of Cut18.5 in (470 mm)
Blade Tip Range - Backward
Blade Tip Range - Forward40°
Circle Centershift - Left27.2 in (690 mm)
Circle Centershift - Right22 in (560 mm)
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left91 in (2311 mm)
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right91 in (2311 mm)
Moldboard Sideshift - Left29.1 in (740 mm)
Moldboard Sideshift - Right31.1 in (790 mm)
Ripping Depth - Maximum17.8 in (452 mm)
Shank Holder Spacing - Minimum17.5 in (445 mm)
Ripper Shank Holders7
Penetration Force30311 lb (13749 kg)
Pry-Out Force43700 lb (19822 kg)
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised63.4 in (1610 mm)
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped71454 lb (32411 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Front Axle17932 lb (8134 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Rear Axle45596 lb (20682 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base** - Total63528 lb (28816 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Front Axle26125 lb (11850 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Rear Axle58753 lb (26650 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum Tested - Total84877 lb (38500 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle19253 lb (8733 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle52201 lb (23678 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total71454 lb (32411 kg)
Ground Clearance - Rear Axle15.6 in (396 mm)
Height - Exhaust Stack140 in (3557 mm)
Height - Front Axle Center28.9 in (733 mm)
Height - Top of Cab146.4 in (3719 mm)
Height - Top of Cylinders121.6 in (3088 mm)
Length - Between Tandem Axles72.5 in (1841 mm)
Length - Counterweight to Ripper474.4 in (12051 mm)
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem290 in (7365 mm)
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard120.7 in (3066 mm)
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine - Including Tow Hitch417 in (10593 mm)
Width - Outside Front Tires134.3 in (3411 mm)
Width - Outside Rear Tires134.3 in (3411 mm)
Width - Tire Center Lines106.4 in (2703 mm)
BrakesISO 3450:2011
ROPS/FOPSISO 3471:2008/ISO 3449:2005
SoundISO 6394:2008/ISO 6395:2008/ISO 6396:2008
SteeringISO 5010:2007
Optimized VHP Range - Net216-259 kW (290-348 hp)
Note*Blade pull calculated at 0.9 traction coefficient, which is equal to ideal no-slip conditions, and Gross Machine Weight.
NoteCalculated with no slip and 23.5 R25 L-3 tires.
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
Shank Holder Spacing - Maximum20 in (500 mm)
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.
Gear - Forward 1st294 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Forward 2nd294 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Forward 3rd302 HP (222 kW)
Gear - Forward 4th309 HP (227 kW)
Gear - Forward 5th315 HP (232 kW)
Gear - Forward 6th325 HP (239 kW)
Gear - Forward 7th332 HP (244 kW)
Gear - Forward 8th353 HP (259 kW)
Gear - Reverse 1st294 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Reverse 2nd294 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th302 HP (222 kW)
Gear - Forward 1st290 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Forward 2nd290 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Forward 3rd298 HP (222 kW)
Gear - Forward 4th304 HP (227 kW)
Gear - Forward 5th311 HP (232 kW)
Gear - Forward 6th320 HP (239 kW)
Gear - Forward 7th328 HP (244 kW)
Gear - Forward 8th348 HP (259 kW)
Gear - Reverse 1st290 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Reverse 2nd290 HP (216 kW)
Gear - Reverse 3rd-6th298 HP (222 kW)
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 and Features

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.

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.

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

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

  • Adjustable Electric Arm rest
  • Air cleaner, dual stage dry type radial seal with service indicator through messenger and automatic dust ejector
  • Alternator, 150 ampere, sealed
  • Alarm, back up
  • 3-Bolt blade Bracket
  • 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
  • Extended Life Coolant to –35° C (–31° F)
  • 4.9 m (16 ft) blade with curved cutting edge 203 mm × 25 mm (8 in × 1 in)

Optional Equipment

  • Transmission, autoshift
  • Debris guard
  • Light, LED, warning strobe
  • Additional monitor for rearview camera
  • Auto-lube, Centro-matic
  • 4.9 m (16 ft) blade with flat cutting edge 254 mm × 35 mm (10 in × 1 3∕8 in)
  • Coolant, –51° C (–60° F)