motor grader

Before investing in new heavy machinery, it helps to know what to expect. You don’t want to buy a new piece of equipment that sits idle because it isn’t as useful as you’d anticipated.

In this article, we examine how a motor grader can help you on your construction site or farm. The videos show you how a motor grader works.

What does a motor grader do?

Primarily, motor graders are designed to scrape and shift flat or angled substrate in order to form smooth, level surfaces. Sometimes, they’re used to shift soil and earth into precise mounds.

The blade on a motor grader can be used on construction sites, road works and farms. Here are some of the jobs it can do:

  • build gravel or dirt roads and tracks
  • grade gravel roads to eliminate rutting and potholes
  • general ground levelling
  • create and level embankments next to roads and fields
  • shape canal banks
  • smooth the gravel underlay of new tar roads
  • create and grade haul roads for mines
  • form windrows, turnrows and drainage ditches on farms
  • terrace sloped gardens and farms
  • clear snow and slush from roads in cold areas.

Video of motor graders

In these videos, you can see exactly how the grading process works. This Caterpillar motor grader video gives you a clear demonstration of a CAT motor grader in action.

This video shows the grading process at extreme angles. It demonstrates how versatile a motor grader can be. Check out the Caterpillar 140K doing amazingly precise work at the 2:04-minute mark and the Caterpillar 140H grading a near-vertical embankment at 4:19 minutes.

Here are the top 10 largest and most powerful motor graders in the world. It comes as no surprise to us that the grader in the top spot is the CAT 24.

The advantages of reconditioned motor graders

Once you’re sure you need a motor grader in your fleet, the initial cost is enough to put some people off. If you can’t afford a new grader, consider a reconditioned motor grader.

Reconditioned motor graders function exactly like new graders but they cost much less. They’re also completely rebuilt to original specifications. There’ll be no nasty surprises down the road. At KH Plant, our reconditioned CAT motor graders come with a warranty.

A rebuilt grader is the best option – second-hand pricing without compromising on reliability. Take a look at our online showroom.

KH Plant

At KH Plant, we specialise in restoring Caterpillar 140G, 140H and 140K motor graders and components to as-new condition – so you can get the benefits of a new motor grader at a fraction of the cost of a new machine. Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs.

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