Motor Graders and Scrapers September 2009

A round-up of motor graders and scrapers.

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705 Motor Grader


The 17,000-lb. 705 features joystick control of grader functions integral to the operator's chair.

  • 10-ft. sliding and tilting moldboard with 18-in. right or left side shift and a shoulder reach of 36 in.
  • 117-hp Caterpillar Tier III diesel engine
  • Six-speed forward and three-speed reverse powershift hydrostatic transmission
  • Load-sensing variable-displacement pump
  • Climate-controlled, isolation-mounted cab with 10% more glass
  • Rear-mount 72-in. scarifier


VT LeeBoy, Inc.

800 Series


The 29,777-lb. 845 DHP (dual horsepower), 32,077-lb. 865 VHP (variable horsepower) and 37,950-lb. 885 feature turbocharged, six-cylinder Cummins engines that deliver up to 205 net hp.

  • Powershift direct-drive transmissions
  • Optional all-wheel drive on 865VHP and 885
  • Rugged front A-frame drawbar and high-strength circle ensure stability
  • Lockable, hydraulically actuated, five-position saddle allows blade tilt up to 90°
  • 25° left or right articulation



821 Pull-type Scraper


The 25,600-lb. 821 pull-type scraper has a 21-cu.-yd. maximum capacity, yet has less than a 12-ft. transport width.

  • Front lowering with two 5 1/2" x 22" cylinders with the gate controlled by a 6" x 22" cylinder
  • 5" x 40" hydraulic cylinder operates the patented Swingwall eject system
  • Hydraulic accumulator cushions the ride
  • Standard features include a heavy cast 360 swivel Quickhitch, reversible cutting bits and push block on the rear


Icon Industries

ADT Series Compatible Machines


The 1233 ADT and 1243 ADT allow a six-wheel-drive ADT truck to switch between material hauler and scraper power unit in a matter of hours.

  • 1233 ADT for a 400+ hp truck has a 33-yd. heaped capacity, while the 1243 ADT for 500+ hp trucks has a 43-cu.-yd. heaped capacity
  • 14-ft. cutting width
  • Hitching systems distribute load weight to optimize pulling unit's power, while minimizing stress on the hitching tongue
  • High-tensile Hardox and Weldox steel construction
  • Only two easy-access grease points that can be serviced once daily in minutes


K-Tec Earthmovers

C110 C and C116 C Series Production Class


The 23,500-lb. C110 C and C116 C Series Production Class motor graders now feature a 120-hp Cummins QSB6.7 turbocharged, in-line six-cylinder Tier III engine.

  • Delivers increased power and better torque curve
  • Enables less use of the inching pedal when running slowly or in fine grading applications
  • Provides smooth control at low speeds and fine grading feel via the conventional direct-gear drive


Champion Motor Graders

DB Series Scrapers


The "Dump Bowl" towable dirt scrapers are available in 4-, 5- and 6-ft. cutting widths and will carry from .9 to 1.3 cu. yds. of material.

  • Trunnion-style hitch and gooseneck frame provide for up to 90° turns with 30° of oscillation
  • Material can be spread thin or stock piled with full control of the bowl dump angle and blade height
  • Segmented frost bit-style cutting edge increases penetration in hard soil, while maintaining a flat cut
  • Can be pulled behind a 35- to 50-hp tractor


Hoelscher, Inc.

G-Series Motor Graders


The G-Series includes six models featuring a choice of console-mounted, industry standard controls or armrest-mounted, industry standard fingertip controls.

  • 185- to 275-net-hp PowerTech Plus 9.0-liter, Tier III engines
  • Heavy-duty transmissions with EBS (Event Based Shifting) transmission software
  • Front- or mid-mount scarifier or rear ripper/scarifier
  • Grade Pro models include push-button return-to-straight and cross slope control, and are grade-control ready
  • Standard JD Link Ultimate



G900 Motor Graders




The G900 Series includes seven models with wide stance parallel geometry of the blade lift cylinders and a nearly horizontal side shift cylinder, minimizing the need for operator corrections as the blade is repositioned




  • 7.2-liter or 9.4-liter Volvo Tier III-compliant engines
  • Standard HTE840 8-forward/4-reverse or optional HTE1160 11-speed transmissions
  • Autoshift optional on HTE840 transmission and standard on the HTE1160
  • Volvo 2, 4, 6 All Wheel Drive system option
  • Proportional Demand Flow intelligent load-sensing hydraulics
  • High-visibility Care Cabs with industry-standard pedestal controls


Volvo Construction Equipment

Ground Hog 2500 Scraper


The Ground Hog 2500 scraper attachment mounts to the universal quick attach of 70-hp and larger compact track loaders, or skid steers with steel tracks.

  • Suitable for finish grading, backfilling curbs and retaining walls, spreading topsoil, fine grading building pads and more
  • 2.5-cu.-yd. heaped capacity
  • Front oscillating beam allows 38° of rotation for uniform cuts even on uneven ground
  • Oscillating front beam and large caster shoulder the larger portion of the weight, minimizing stress on loader arms


Ashland Industries Inc.

M-Series Graders


The M-Series includes seven models featuring a joystick-operated, electro-hydraulic control system.

  • Two three-axis, low-effort joysticks simplify control and reduce operator arm and hand movements by as much as 78%
  • 125- to 500-hp Cat C-Series Tier III engines with ACERT Technology
  • Direct-drive countershaft transmission (excludes 24M) with Electronic Clutch Pressure Control
  • All-wheel-drive option delivers 42% more torque, plus features a front wheel-only hydrostatic mode


Caterpillar Inc.

Upgraded 65E Compact Grader


The NorAm 65E has recently been upgraded to feature Caterpillar C4.4 Tier 3 emission compliant engines in addition to the standard Cummins QSB4.5 engines. The updated 65E also features a digital electronic display and diagnostics system to monitor the machine operating systems. Other updates include hood mounted grab handles, and easy fill and secure hydraulic tank system, and a five point transport tie-down system.

The 65E compact motor grader comes equipped with Tier III-compliant engines, including the standard Cummins QSB4.5 or optional Caterpillar C4.4 engine.

  • Digital electronic display and diagnostic system to monitor the machine operating systems
  • Includes a full powershift transmission and torque converter, 53-in. gear-driven circle and optional 90° bank slope saddle position
  • Enlarged engine side panels for improved service access
  • Hood-mounted grab handles, additional decals, new headlights and radio option group
  • Easy fill and secure hydraulic tank system located inside the engine compartment
  • Five-point transport tie-down system


NorAm Construction Equipment