Graders were once widely regarded as the most difficult of all earthmoving machines to operate with as many as 15 levers and a steering wheel. Fortunately in 2007, world-renowned manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar, introduced a revolutionary joystick control in its M Series of graders that reduced hand and wrist action by an incredible 78%.
Cat 24m GraderToday, CAT’s M Series Motor Grader has become the industry standard in operational efficiency and overall productivity. In this article, we take a look at a specific model within the M Series, the CAT 24M Grader.
Key features of the CAT 24M Grader
The 24M is designed to help you build and maintain the haul roads needed to support maximum efficiency in large mining operations. Its unprecedented operator comfort and ease of service help to maximise your return on investment.
Here’s all you need to know about the benefits and features of this powerful CAT grader:
- Operator station Good visibility for safety and efficiency with large windows, glare reducing paintwork, front and rear facing cameras. Spacious, comfortable cab with revolutionary joystick control, pressurised cabin, Bluetooth technology and more. In-dash instrument cluster with easy-to-read, high-vis gauges and warning lamps and real-time diagnostic data.
- Engine The CAT C18 engine with ACERT Technology gives you the performance you need to maintain consistent grading speeds for maximum productivity. Superior torque and lugging capability provide the power to pull through sudden, short-term increases in loads.
- Power train Efficiency and longevity in the most demanding applications with Full Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC), balanced planetary transmission, engine over-speed protection, and stall protection.
- Drawbar-circle-mouldboard Caterpillar designs motor grader frame and drawbar components to give you performance and durability in heavy duty applications. The one-piece forged steel circle stands up to high stress loads, and a sacrificial wear system helps keep your service time and costs down.