Reconditioning a Cat motor grader can boost business in a number of ways. These include cost savings, reduced downtime and better efficiency.

Reconditioning a Cat Motor Grader
A reconditioned Cat 140G motor grader.

Significant cost savings

Reconditioning a grader with KH Plant can eliminate the need to invest in new machinery.

Provided a grader is a suitable candidate for the process, reconditioning effectively gives it a second life span. This significantly reduces the grader’s total cost of ownership.

It also increases the resale value of the equipment, which can be a key business asset.

Reduced downtime

Unreliable heavy equipment is the bane of any project. It can lead to unexpected delays, costs and frustration.

Reconditioning a motor grader removes risks associated with grader wear and tear. It greatly reduces the risk of delays due to machine failure.

It also reduces the need for expensive on-going maintenance. A grader that has been expertly rebuilt and tested needs few repairs and a lot less “looking after”.

Finally, rebuilding a Cat grader – unlike buying a brand new machine – won’t create a need for new equipment training. This can save on operator downtime, as well as costs.

Better efficiency and accuracy

The reconditioning process used by KH Plant restores a Cat motor grader to optimal condition, in accordance with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.

This can enhance the efficiency and accuracy of grading operations.

In turn, projects are easier to complete on time and within budget.

KH Plant’s process for reconditioning a Cat motor grader

At KH Plant, we offer expert reconditioning of Cat 140G, 140H and 140K motor graders and grader components.

Our reconditioning process involves completely disassembling each grader and rebuilding it to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.

Here’s what the process involves in a little more detail:

Grader evaluation

We check that a Cat grader meets a basic set of requirements, to verify its suitability for reconditioning.

Our technicians then examine all the grader’s core components and systems, using specialised hydraulic meters and computer diagnostics. We use the results to draw up a custom rebuild strategy for the machine.

Disassembly and detailed inspection

The team removes the grader’s power train. The machine is sandblasted and primed.

We then inspect and test the chassis; main frame; front axle; drawbar group; circle/blade group; and ripper group. We also test the grader’s articulation.

Meticulous rebuilding and reconditioning

During the rebuild process, our technicians:

  • rebuild the entire power train in line with Caterpillar guidelines
  • stress test, adjust and repair the transmission, differential, final drives, torque converter, radiator and engine
  • overhaul the hydraulic, lubrication, steering, fuel, cooling and exhaust systems
  • typically, recondition or replace hundreds of small components, such as seals, hoses, gaskets, belts, switches and wiring
  • refurbish the cabin
  • give the grader a new coat of paint and new tyres.

Where possible, newer-generation updates and software may also be added to the grader, to boost its performance.

Performance testing

In the final phase, we conduct thorough testing to verify the grader’s performance. For example, this includes testing throttle response, stall speed rpm, transmission and steering clutch response and turbocharger boosts.

We also check the Cat grader’s performance in the field, prior to delivery.

Contact us for more information about reconditioning a Cat motor grader or to discuss your needs. Every grader we rebuild comes with a warranty.

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