Capital Equipment News February 2023


The CAT 120 GC Motor Grader in action.

The longevity of Caterpillar graders

offering, the new Cat 120 GC Motor Grader offers the right balance of high performance features with reduced fuel consumption, low maintenance costs and easy-to-operate controls. It is the most recently introduced grader in the Cat lineup and is available in South Africa. Introduced in 2021, the CAT 120 GC Motor Grader is excelling in low- to medium-duty applications, thanks to the 120 GC’s reliable, low-cost operation in a range of applications that include government and municipal work, road maintenance, and finish grading. Its powershift transmission and balanced machine design ensure appropriate drawbar power to the ground with the fuel-efficient Cat C4.4 engine. Adapting engine power and torque to application demands, the 120 GC features electronic throttle control to improve grading productivity. With precisely matched engine power ranges for the standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, standard Eco mode operation increases fuel economy up to 5%, lowering owning costs. The hydraulic cooling fan, with an optional reversing fan for high debris applications, only runs when necessary to further reduce fuel consumption. With its familiar steering wheel and lever layout consistent with the 120, 140

Producing 1000 world-renowned graders is a cause for celebration. It means that 1000 machines had found a home to create haul roads at a variety of mines, or areas where they offer economic significance. Last year, when the 1000 th unit of the Cat 24 Motor Grader exited the assembly line, the celebration allowed Cat Graders to shine as important pieces of equipment. C aterpillar executives and motor grader production team members at a cer emony in September last year gathered in Decatur wide haul roads necessary for ultra-class trucks. We thank the many global mining operations and dedicated Cat dealers around the world for their loyalty to the Cat 24 grader.”

in America to celebrate the production and sale of the 1,000 th Cat 24 Motor Grader. The historic machine, now in Perth, Australia, conveyed the value the Cat 24 brings to the mining operations. Sam Vedhakumar Manoharan, vice president of product management, earthmoving, said: “The Cat 24 Motor Grader was and continues to be a game changer for maintenance efficiency of the

New Cat 24 Motor Graders feature 30% higher power, 13% more weight and a longer rebuild life than previous generations of the graders. It also offers an 8.5m mouldboard option and will soon feature a high performance circle design for further improved reliability. A strong family Complementing the Cat motor grader


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