M Series Motor Graders:

160M Motor Grader

Base Power (1st gear) - Net
213.0 hp
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
43465.0 lb
Blade Width
12.0 ft
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™

The M Series Motor Grader has become the industry standard in operational efficiency and overall productivity. From building roads to maintaining them, M Series Motor Graders are designed to help you get more work done in less time. Unprecedented operator comfort and ease of service help to maximize your return on investment.



Benefits & Features

Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Base Power (1st gear) - Net
    213.0hp
    Engine Model
    Cat® C9 ACERT™
    Bore
    4.4in
    Stroke
    5.9in
    Speed @ Rated Power
    2,000 rpm
    Emissions
    Engine is Certified for Environment Canada Tier 3 Standards
    Maximum Torque (VHP Plus)
    912.0lb ft
    Torque Rise (VHP Plus)
    40%
    VHP Plus Range - Net
    159-185 kW (213-248 hp)
    Displacement
    537.0in3
    Number of Cylinders
    6
    Derating Altitude
    10000.0ft
    Standard - Fan Speed - Maximum
    1,450 rpm
    Standard - Fan Speed - Minimum
    600 rpm
    Standard - Ambient Capability
    109.0° F
    High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum
    1,650 rpm
    High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum
    600 rpm
    High Ambient Capability
    122.0° F
  • Weights

  • Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
    43465.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped
    43465.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle
    16894.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle
    35900.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle
    9867.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle
    27215.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total
    52794.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total
    37082.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Front Axle
    12404.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Rear Axle
    31061.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Typically Equipped - Total
    43465.0lb
  • Moldboard

  • Blade Width
    12.0ft
    Moldboard - Height
    24.0in
    Moldboard - Thickness
    0.87in
    Arc Radius
    16.3in
    Throat Clearance
    3.7in
    Cutting Edge - Width
    6.0in
    Cutting Edge - Thickness
    0.6in
    End Bit - Width
    6.0in
    End Bit - Thickness
    0.6in
    Blade Pull - Base GVW
    24494.0lb
    Blade Pull - Maximum GVW
    32310.0lb
    Down Pressure - Base GVW
    16936.0lb
    Down Pressure - Maximum GVW
    28998.0lb
    Moldboard - Width
    12.0ft
  • Operating Specifications

  • Top Speed - Forward
    29.5mph
    Top Speed - Reverse
    23.3mph
    Turning Radius, Outside Front Tires
    24.93ft
    Steering Range - Left/Right
    47.5 degrees
    Articulation Angle - Left/Right
    20 degrees
    Forward - 1st
    2.5mph
    Forward - 2nd
    3.5mph
    Forward - 3rd
    5.0mph
    Forward - 4th
    7.0mph
    Forward - 5th
    10.8mph
    Forward - 6th
    14.7mph
    Forward - 7th
    20.3mph
    Forward - 8th
    29.5mph
    Reverse - 1st
    2.0mph
    Reverse - 2nd
    3.8mph
    Reverse - 3rd
    5.5mph
    Reverse - 4th
    8.5mph
    Reverse - 5th
    16.0mph
    Reverse - 6th
    23.3mph
  • Service Refill

  • Fuel Capacity
    110.0gal
    Cooling System
    10.6gal
    Hydraulic System - Tank
    16.9gal
    Trans./Diff./Final Drives
    17.2gal
    Engine Oil
    7.9gal
    Tandem Housing (each)
    21.1gal
    Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing
    0.13gal
    Circle Drive Housing
    1.8gal
  • Power Train

  • Forward/Reverse Gears
    8 Forward/6 Reverse
    Transmission
    Direct drive, power shift, countershaft
    Brakes - Service
    Multiple oil disc
    Brakes - Service, Surface Area
    3565.0in2
    Brakes - Parking
    Multiple oil disc
    Brakes - Secondary
    Dual circuit control system
  • Hydraulic System

  • Circuit Type
    Electro-hydraulic load sensing, closed center
    Pump Type
    Variable piston
    Pump Output
    55.7gal/min
    Maximum System Pressure
    3500.0psi
    Standby Pressure
    450.0psi
  • Frame

  • Drawbar - Width
    3.0in
    Circle - Diameter
    61.1in
    Circle - Blade Beam Thickness
    1.6in
    Drawbar - Height
    6.0in
    Circle - Height
    6.3in
    Front Frame Structure - Height
    12.0in
    Front Frame Structure - Thickness
    0.6in
    Front Frame Structure - Width
    12.0in
    Front Axle - Height to Center
    22.5in
    Front Axle - Wheel Lean, Left/Right
    18 degrees
    Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side
    32 degrees
  • Blade Range

  • Circle Centershift - Right
    28.7in
    Circle Centershift - Left
    27.4in
    Moldboard Sideshift - Right
    37.4in
    Moldboard Sideshift - Left
    32.3in
    Maximum Blade Position Angle
    90 degrees
    Blade Tip Range - Forward
    40 degrees
    Blade Tip Range - Backward
    5 degrees
    Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Right
    89.7in
    Maximum Shoulder Reach Outside of Tires - Left
    82.3in
    Maximum Lift above Ground
    17.8in
    Maximum Depth of Cut
    29.5in
  • Dimensions

  • Height - Top of Cab Product Link
    133.0in
    Length - Push Plate to Ripper
    399.1in
    Length - Push Plate to Ripper Retracted
    386.5in
    Height - Top of Cab
    130.2in
    Width - Outside Front Tires
    98.9in
    Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
    241.1in
    Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine
    344.6in
    Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
    100.5in
    Length - Between Tandem Axles
    60.0in
    Width - Outside Rear Tires
    98.9in
    Width - Tire Center Lines
    84.3in
    Height - Front Axle Center
    23.5in
    Height to Exhaust Stack
    128.2in
    Height to Top of Cylinders
    119.7in
    Ground Clearance at Rear Axle
    13.3in
  • Standards

  • Brakes
    ISO 3450:1996
    ROPS/FOPS
    ISO 3471:1994, ISO 3449:1992
    Sound
    ISO 6394:2008, ISO 6395:2008
    Steering
    ISO 5010:2007
  • Scarifier

  • Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
    4.6in
    Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifier Shank Holders
    5/11
    Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
    18.4in
    Front, V-Type, 5 or 11 Tooth - Working Width
    47.4in
    Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
    4.6in
    Mid, V-Type - Scarifier Shank Holders
    11
    Mid, V-Type - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
    11.5in
    Mid, V-Type - Working Width
    46.6in
    Rear - Scarifying Depth, Maximum
    10.5in
    Rear - Working Width
    91.0in
    Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders
    9
    Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
    10.5in
  • Net Power: VHP Plus

  • Gear: Forward - 1st
    213.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 2nd
    218.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 3rd
    223.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 4th
    228.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 5th
    233.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 6th
    238.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 7th
    243.0hp
    Gear: Forward - 8th
    248.0hp
    Gear: Reverse - 1st
    213.0hp
    Gear: Reverse - 2nd
    218.0hp
    Gear: Reverse - 3rd - 6th
    223.0hp
  • Ripper

  • Ripper Shank Holder Spacing
    21.0in
    Ripping Depth - Maximum
    16.8in
    Ripper Shank Holders
    5
    Penetration Force
    20540.0lb
    Pryout Force
    26259.0lb
    Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised
    39.2in
  • Tandems

  • Height
    22.5in
    Width
    8.0in
    Sidewall Thickness - Inner
    1.0in
    Sidewall Thickness - Outer
    0.7in
    Drive Chain Pitch
    2.0in
    Wheel Axle Spacing
    60.0in
    Tandem Oscillation - Front Up
    15 degrees
    Tandem Oscillation - Front Down
    25 degrees

Equipment

  • 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
    • Differential Lock/Unlock, Automatic
    • Drain, engine oil, ecology
    • Electronic over speed protection
    • Engine Cat C9 with ACERT Technology, diesel, with automatic engine derate and idle control. Note: Engine is Certified for Environment Canada Tier 3 standards.
    • Engine Idle Shutdown (EIS)
    • Fuel tank, 416 L (110 gal), ground level access and sediment drain
    • Fuel-water separator
    • Muffler, underhood
    • Parking brake - multi-disc, sealed, oil‑cooled
    • Priming pump, fuel
    • Rear axle, modular
    • Sediment drain, fuel tank
    • Tandem drive
    • Transmission, 8F/6R, power shift, direct drive
    • VHP Plus (Variable Horsepower Plus)
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, back up
    • Alternator, 80 ampere, sealed
    • Batteries, maintenance free, heavy duty, 1,125 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 Ready
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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 - side and rear (3)
  • 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
    • Anti-glare paint
    • Brake accumulators
    • 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
    • Ground level fueling
    • Hammer (emergency exit)
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic lines for base functions
    • Lockout, hydraulic implement (for roading and servicing)
    • Moldboard - 3658 × 610 × 22 mm (12 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
    • Mounting, cab roof accessories
    • Pump, hydraulic, high capacity, 98 cm³ (6 in³)
    • Radiator, cleanout access
    • Secondary steering
    • Serviceability, left-hand side
    • SOSSM ports: engine, hydraulic, transmission, coolant, fuel
    • Tandem walkway/guards
    • Tool box
    • Tow hitch
  • Electrical
    • Alternator, 150 ampere
    • Batteries: extreme duty, 1,400 CCA
    • Converter, communication (CB)
    • Lights: Headlights, high
    • Lights: Headlights, low
    • Lights: Working lights, basic
    • Lights: Working lights, plus
    • Lights: Warning: beacon or strobe
    • Lights: Mounting for warning light
  • Guards
    • Articulation guard
    • Axle hose guard
    • Fenders, front
    • Fenders, rear
    • Sound guard (bottom)
    • Transmission guard
  • Operator Environment
    • Bluetooth
    • Fan, defroster, rear window
    • Mirrors, outside: heated 24V
    • Mirrors, outside: mounted
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Radio ready, AM/FM
    • Seat, air suspension, cloth
    • Shade, sun
    • Wiper/washer, rear
  • Power Train
    • Precleaner, snow/debris
    • Transmission, autoshift
  • Other Attachments
    • AccuGrade ARO
    • Accumulators, blade lift
    • Camera, rearview
    • Cat Grade Control Cross Slope
    • Cat Product Link 321 (Satellite)
    • Cat Product Link 522 (Cellular)
    • Compressor/tank, air
    • Heater, engine coolant: 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant: 240V
    • Hydraulic arrangements with one or more additional hydraulic valves are available for ripper, dozer, snow wings, front lift group, mid-mount scarifier.
    • Security system
    • Snow wing mounting, frame ready
    • Sound suppression
    • Starting aid, ether
  • Work Tools/ground Engaging Tools
    • Blade extension, left hand, 610 mm (2 ft)
    • Endbits, overlay
    • Front lift group, mounting
    • Front lift group
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Package
    • Mid-Mount Scarifier, Mounting
    • Moldboard: 4267 × 610 × 22 mm (14 ft × 24 in × 7/8 in)
    • Moldboard: 4267 × 686 × 25 mm (14 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Moldboard: 4877 × 686 × 25 mm (16 ft × 27 in × 1 in)
    • Push plate
    • Ripper, mounting
    • Ripper, rear
    • Ripper tooth
    • Scarifier, front
  • Machine Arrangements
    • Snow Arrangement
  • Optional Tire Arrangements
    • Rim Size - 10 x 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.00-24
    • Rim Size - 10 x 24; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 14.00R24
    • Rim Size - 14 x 25; Wheel Group - Multi-Piece; Tires - 17.5R25
    • Note: Consult your dealer for individual tire width, size, and brand.

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