160M3 Motor Grader

Overview
Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle
17,075 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle
38,069 lb

Reduce your carbon footprint with the latest in emissions reduction technology with the durable M Series 3 motor grader. The 160M3 motor grader unites comfortability and productivity to get optimal performance on the jobsite. Get the best visibility with angled cab doors, tapered engine enclosure, and sloped rear window.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Bore
5 in
Stroke
6 in
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Standard
1,400 rpm
Maximum Torque (VHP Plus)
1,000 lb ft
Standard Capability
109 ° F
Torque Rise
39%
VHP Plus Range - Net
165-203 kW (221-272 hp)
VHP Plus Range - Net (Metric)
165-203 kW (224-276 hp)
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 1st
221 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 2nd
231 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 3rd
241 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 4th
252 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 5th
257 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 6th
262 hp
VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 7th
267 hp
Displacement
568 in3
Number of Cylinders
6
Derating Altitude
10,000 ft
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum
1,550 rpm
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum
500 rpm
High Ambient Capability
122 ° F
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net
221 HP
Speed at Rated Power
2,000 rpm
Base Power (1st Gear) - Net - Metric
224 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 8th
272 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 1st
221 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 2nd
231 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Reverse 3rd-6th
241 HP
Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Bore
5 in
Stroke
6 in
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Standard
1,400 rpm
Maximum Torque - VHP Plus
1,000 lb/ft
Standard Capability
109 °F
Torque Rise
39%
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 1st
221 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 2nd
231 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 3rd
241 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 4th
252 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 5th
257 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 6th
262 HP
VHP Plus - Gear - Net Power - Forward 7th
267 HP
VHP Plus Range - Net
165-203 kW (221-272 hp)
VHP Plus Range - Net - Metric
165-203 kW (224-276 hp)
Displacement
568 in³
Number of Cylinders
6
Derating Altitude
10,000 ft
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum
1,550 rpm
High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum
500 rpm
High - Ambient Capability
122 °F

Weights

Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle
17,075 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle
38,069 lb
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Front Axle
13,237 lb
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Rear Axle
32,310 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle
9,907 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle
28,812 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total
55,144 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total
38,719 lb
Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Total
45,547 lb
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
45,547 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle
38,069 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle
9,907 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle
28,812 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total
55,144 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total
38,719 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle
17,075 lb
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle
13,237 lb
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle
32,310 lb
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped - Total
45,547 lb

Power Train

Brakes - Service, Surface Area
3,565 in2
Forward/Reverse Gears
8 Forward/6 Reverse
Transmission
APECS, Direct Drive, Powershift
Brakes - Service
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Parking
Multiple Oil Disc
Brakes - Secondary
Dual Circuit Control
Brakes - Service - Surface Area
3,565 in²

Hydraulic System

Pump Output
56 gal/min
Standby Pressure
885 psi
Circuit Type
Parallel
Pump Type
Variable Piston
Maximum System Pressure
3,503 psi
Standby Pressure
885 psi
Pump Output
56 gal/min
Reservoir Tank Capacity
17 gal (US)

Moldboard

Moldboard - Height
24 in
Moldboard - Thickness
1 in
Blade Pull - Base GVW
25,931 lb
Blade Pull - Maximum GVW
34,262 lb
Blade Down Pressure - Base GVW
17,004 lb
Blade Down Pressure - Maximum GVW
29,308 lb
Moldboard - Blade Width
14 ft
Blade Width
14 ft
Arc Radius
16 in
Throat Clearance
7 in
Cutting Edge Width
6 in
Cutting Edge Thickness
1 in
End Bit - Width
6 in
End Bit - Thickness
1 in
Moldboard - Height
24 in
Moldboard - Thickness
1 in
Blade Pull - Base GVW
25,931 lb
Blade Pull - Maximum GVW
34,262 lb
Blade Down Pressure - Base GVW
17,004 lb
Blade Down Pressure - Maximum GVW
29,308 lb
Moldboard - Blade Width
14 ft

Service Refill

Diesel Exhaust Fluid
6 gal
Fuel Capacity
104 gal (US)
Cooling System
15 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Total
26 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank
17 gal (US)
Transmission - Differential - Final Drives
19 gal (US)
Engine Oil
8 gal (US)
Tandem Housing - Each
23 gal (US)
Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing
0 gal (US)
Circle Drive Housing
2 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
6 gal (US)

Frame

Circle - Height
6 in
Drawbar - Thickness
1 in
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Width
12 in
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Thickness
1 in
Front Axle - Wheel Lean, Left/Right
18°
Drawbar - Width
3 in
Circle - Diameter
61 in
Circle - Blade Beam Thickness
2 in
Drawbar - Height
6 in
Front Frame Structure - Height
13 in
Front Frame Structure - Width
12 in
Front Axle - Height to Center
24 in
Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side
32°
Circle - Height
6 in
Drawbar - Thickness
1 in
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Width
12 in
Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Thickness
1 in
Front Axle - Wheel Lean - Left/Right
18°

Scarifier

Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
5 in
Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
12 in
Mid, V-Type - Working Width
47 in
Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
17 in
Rear - Working Width
84 in
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
11 in
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
5 in
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holders
5/11
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
18 in
Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Working Width
41 in
Front, V-Type - Working Width
47 in
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holders
11
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders
9
Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
5 in
Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
12 in
Mid, V-Type - Working Width
47 in
Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
17 in
Rear - Working Width
84 in
Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
11 in

Ripper

Ripper Shank Holder Spacing
21 in
Ripping Depth - Maximum
17 in
Ripper Shank Holders
5
Penetration Force
20,812 lb
Pry-Out Force
28,493 lb
Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised
41 in
Ripper Shank Holder Spacing
21 in

Dimensions

Height - Top of Cab
130 in
Length - Counterweight to Ripper
399 in
Width - Outside Front Tires
99 in
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
241 in
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine
351 in
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
100 in
Length - Between Tandem Axles
60 in
Width - Outside Rear Tires
99 in
Width - Tire Center Lines
84 in
Height - Front Axle Center
24 in
Height to Exhaust Stack
128 in
Height to Top of Cylinders
120 in
Ground Clearance at Rear Axle
13 in
Height - Top of Cab
130 in
Length - Counterweight to Ripper
399 in
Width - Outside Front Tires
99 in
Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
241 in
Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine
351 in
Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
100 in
Length - Between Tandem Axles
60 in
Width - Outside Rear Tires
99 in
Width - Tire Center Lines
84 in
Height - Front Axle Center
24 in
Height - Exhaust Stack
128 in
Height - Top of Cylinders
120 in
Ground Clearance - Rear Axle
13 in

Operating Specifications

Top Speed - Forward
30 mile/h
Top Speed - Reverse
23 mile/h
Turning Radius - Outside Front Tires
26 ft
Steering Range - Left/Right
50°
Articulation Angle - Left/Right
20°
Forward - 1st
3 mile/h
Forward - 2nd
4 mile/h
Forward - 3rd
5 mile/h
Forward - 4th
7 mile/h
Forward - 5th
11 mile/h
Forward - 6th
15 mile/h
Forward - 7th
20 mile/h
Forward - 8th
30 mile/h
Reverse - 1st
2 mile/h
Reverse - 2nd
4 mile/h
Reverse - 3rd
6 mile/h
Reverse - 4th
9 mile/h
Reverse - 5th
16 mile/h
Reverse - 6th
23 mile/h

Blade Range

Circle Centershift - Right
29 in
Circle Centershift - Left
27 in
Moldboard Sideshift - Right
26 in
Moldboard Sideshift - Left
20 in
Maximum Blade Position Angle
90°
Blade Tip Range - Forward
40°
Blade Tip Range - Backward
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right
90 in
Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left
82 in
Maximum Lift Above Ground
18 in
Maximum Depth of Cut
30 in

Standards

Brakes
ISO 3450
ROPS/FOPS
ISO 3471; ISO 3499
Sound
ISO 6394; ISO 6395
Steering
ISO 5010

Tandems

Height
23 in
Width
8 in
Sidewall Thickness - Inner
1 in
Sidewall Thickness - Outer
1 in
Drive Chain Pitch
2 in
Wheel Axle Spacing
60 in
Tandem Oscillation - Front Up
15°
Tandem Oscillation - Front Down
25°

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.
Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.

Operator Station

Machine and Implement Controls

Engine

Emissions Technology

Power Train

Structures and Drawbar-Circle-Moldboard

Hydraulics

Integrated Technologies

Safety

Work Tools and Attachments

Smart Machine Systems

Serviceability and Customer Support

Sustainability

  • Power Train
    • Air cleaner, dual stage, dry type, diesel, with automatic engine derate and automatic dust ejector, service indicator through Cat Messenger
    • Air-to-air after cooler (ATAAC)
    • Belt, serpentine, automatic tensioner
    • Brakes, oil disc, four-wheel, hydraulic
    • Demand fan, hydraulic, swing-out
    • Diesel exhaust fluid tank, 22.0 L (5.8 gal) ground level access, and sediment drain
    • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
    • Drain, engine oil, ecology
    • Economy mode
    • Electronic over speed protection
    • Engine, C9.3 with ACERT Technology, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards
    • Fuel tank, 394 L (104 gal), ground level access and sediment drain
    • Parking brake - multi-disc, sealed, oil-cooled
    • Priming pump, fuel
    • Rear axle, modular
    • Sediment drain, fuel tank
    • Tandem drive
    • Transmission, 8F/6R, powershift, direct drive, Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS)
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, back up
    • Alternator, 150 ampere, sealed
    • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1125 CCA
    • Breaker panel, ground accessible
    • Cab harness and electrical hydraulic valves
    • Electrical system, 24V
    • Grade Control Ready - Cab harness, software, electrical hydraulic valves, bosses and brackets
    • Lights, roof-mounted roading, reversing, LED stop and tail
    • Product Link
    • Starter, electric
  • Operator Environment
    • Accelerator
    • Air conditioning with heater
    • Arm and wrist rest, electronically adjustable
    • Articulation, automatic Return-to-Center
    • Cat Messenger operator information system
    • Centershift pin indicator
    • Coat hook
    • Cup holder
    • Display, digital speed and gear
    • Doors, left and right side with wiper
    • Gauge, machine level
    • Gauge cluster (analog) - fuel, articulation, engine coolant temp, engine RPM, hydraulic oil temp, regen, DEF
    • Hour meter, digital
    • Joystick hydraulic controls right/left blade lift with float position, circle drive, blade sideshift and tip, centershift, front wheel lean, articulation and power steering
    • Joystick, adjustable armrests
    • Joystick gear selection
    • Joystick hydraulic power steering
    • Ladders, cab, left and right side
    • Lights, night time cab
    • Mirror, inside rearview, wide angle
    • Power port, 12V
    • Radio Ready, Entertainment
    • ROPS cab, sound suppressed 70 dB(A)
    • Seat, cloth-covered, comfort suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
    • Storage area for cooler/lunchbox
    • Throttle control, electronic
    • Windows, laminated glass: - fixed front with intermittent wiper - door with intermittent wipers (3)
    • Windows: tempered: - left and right side wipers - rear and intermittent wiper
  • Fluids
    • Antifreeze
    • Extended Life Coolant to -35° C (-30° F)
  • Tires, Rims And Wheels
    • Partial allowance for tires on 254 × 607 mm (10 × 24 in) multi-piece rims is included in the base machine price and weight
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Accumulators, brake, dual certified
    • Anti-glare paint
    • Bumper, rear, integrated with hitch
    • CD ROM Parts Book
    • Clutch, circle drive slip
    • Cutting edges: - 152 × 16 mm (6 × 5/8 in) - curved DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
    • Doors (3), engine compartment, locking
    • Drawbar - 6 shoes, replaceable wear strips
    • Electrical hydraulic valves, hydraulic lines for base 8 functions
    • Endbits: - 16 mm (5/8 in) DH-2 steel - 19 mm (3/4 in) mounting bolts
    • Fluid check, ground level
    • Frame, articulated, with safety lock
    • Ground level engine shutdown
    • Hammer (emergency exit)
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic lines for base functions
    • Lockout, hydraulic implement (for roading and servicing)
    • Moldboard
    • Mounting, cab roof accessories
    • Pump, hydraulic, high capacity, 98 cm¬≥ (6 in¬≥)
    • Radiator, cleanout access (both sides with swing doors)
    • Secondary steering
    • Serviceability, LH side
    • S¬∑O¬∑SSM ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant, fuel
    • Tandem walkway/guards
    • Tool box
  • Electrical
    • Alternator, 280 ampere
    • Batteries: extreme duty, 1,400 CCA
    • Lights: Headlights, high
    • Lights: Headlights, low
    • Lights: Working lights, basic
    • Lights: Working lights, plus, LED
    • Lights: Warning: beacon or strobe
    • Lights: Mounting for warning light
  • Guards
    • Articulation guard
    • Fenders, front
    • Fenders, rear
    • Front axle guard
    • Sound suppression (bottom)
    • Sound suppression (enclosure)
    • Transmission
  • Operator Environment
    • Mirrors, outside: heated 24V
    • Mirrors, outside: mounted
    • Comfort Plus Arrangement
    • Comfort Premium Arrangement
  • Power Train
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Precleaner, snow
    • Starter, extreme duty, 1,000 Amps
    • Transmission, autoshift
  • Other Attachments
    • AccuGrade ARO
    • Integrated cross slope
    • Accumulators, blade lift
    • Camera, rearview
    • Cat Product Link 321SR
    • Cat Product Link 522
    • Drain, ecology, engine Wiggins
    • Heater, engine coolant: 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant: 240V
    • Hydraulic arrangements with one or more additional hydraulic valves are available for rear ripper, dozer, snow plow and snow wing.
    • Snow wing mounting, frame ready
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Reversing fan, automatic or manual
  • Work Tools/g.e.t.
    • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Blade extension, right hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Counterweight
    • Cutting edges, curved
    • Endbits, overlay
    • Front lift group, mounting
    • Front lift group, mechanical
    • Grader bit, narrow and super penetration
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
    • Moldboard: 4267 mm × 610 mm × 22 mm (14 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
    • Moldboard: 4267 mm × 686 mm × 25 mm (14 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Moldboard: 4877 mm × 686 mm × 25 mm (16 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Push plate
    • Ripper, rear
    • Ripper tooth
    • Scarifier, front
    • Snow Arrangement
    • Snow Wing Ready Package
    • Tow hitch
  • Machine Arrangements
    • Canadian Arrangement
    • European Arrangement
    • TUV Roading Arrangement
  • Optional Tire Arrangements
    • Rim Size - 9 × 24; Wheel Group - Single-Piece; Tires - 14.0R24
    • Rim Size - 13 × 25; Wheel Group - Single-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
    • Rim Size - 10 × 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.0R24
    • Rim Size - 10 × 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.0-24
    • Rim Size - 14 × 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
    • Rim Size - 14 × 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5-25
    • Note: Consult your dealer for individual tire width, size and brand.

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