Cat Motor Graders:

160M3 Motor Grader

Base Power (1st gear) - Net
221.0 hp
Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
45547.0 lb
Blade Width
14.0 ft
Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™

The powerful 160M3 has what it takes for heavy jobs like site preparation, road building and maintenance and heavier snow removal. Fuel efficiency and the ability to put power to the ground help make you more productive in the toughest applications.



Benefits & Features

Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Base Power (1st gear) - Net
    221.0hp
    Engine Model
    Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
    Bore
    4.5in
    Stroke
    5.9in
    Speed @ Rated Power
    2,000 rpm
    Base Power (1st gear) - Net (Metric)
    224.0hp
    Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
    High Ambient - Fan Speed - Standard
    1,400 rpm
    Maximum Torque (VHP Plus)
    1000.0lb ft
    Standard Capability
    109.0° 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
    221.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 2nd
    231.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 3rd
    241.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 4th
    252.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 5th
    257.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 6th
    262.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 7th
    267.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Forward - 8th
    272.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Reverse - 1st
    221.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Reverse - 2nd
    231.0hp
    VHP Plus: Gear - Net Power - Reverse - 3rd-6th
    241.0hp
    Displacement
    567.5in3
    Number of Cylinders
    6
    Derating Altitude
    10000.0ft
    High Ambient - Fan Speed - Maximum
    1,550 rpm
    High Ambient - Fan Speed - Minimum
    500 rpm
    High Ambient Capability
    122.0° F
  • Weights

  • Operating Weight - Typically Equipped
    45547.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Front Axle
    17075.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Rear Axle
    38069.0lb
    Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Front Axle
    13237.0lb
    Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Rear Axle
    32310.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Front Axle
    9907.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Rear Axle
    28812.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Maximum - Total
    55144.0lb
    Gross Vehicle Weight - Base - Total
    38719.0lb
    Operating Weight, Typically Equipped - Total
    45547.0lb
  • Moldboard

  • Blade Width
    14.0ft
    Moldboard - Height
    24.0in
    Moldboard - Thickness
    0.87in
    Arc Radius
    16.3in
    Throat Clearance
    6.5in
    Cutting Edge - Width
    6.0in
    Cutting Edge - Thickness
    0.6in
    End Bit - Width
    6.0in
    End Bit - Thickness
    0.6in
    Blade Pull - Base GVW
    25931.0lb
    Blade Pull - Maximum GVW
    34262.0lb
    Blade Down Pressure - Base GVW
    17004.0lb
    Blade Down Pressure - Maximum GVW
    29308.0lb
    Moldboard - Blade Width
    14.0ft
  • Operating Specifications

  • Top Speed - Forward
    29.5mph
    Top Speed - Reverse
    23.3mph
    Turning Radius, Outside Front Tires
    25.59ft
    Steering Range - Left/Right
    50°
    Articulation Angle - Left/Right
    20°
    Forward - 1st
    2.6mph
    Forward - 2nd
    3.5mph
    Forward - 3rd
    5.1mph
    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
    104.0gal
    Cooling System
    15.0gal
    Hydraulic System - Total
    26.4gal
    Hydraulic System - Tank
    16.9gal
    Diesel Exhaust Fluid
    5.8gal
    Trans./Diff./Final Drives
    18.5gal
    Engine Oil
    7.9gal
    Tandem Housing (each)
    22.9gal
    Front Wheel Spindle Bearing Housing
    0.13gal
    Circle Drive Housing
    1.8gal
  • Power Train

  • Forward/Reverse Gears
    8 Forward/6 Reverse
    Transmission
    APECS, Direct Drive, Powershift
    Brakes - Service
    Multiple Oil Disc
    Brakes - Service, Surface Area
    3565.0in2
    Brakes - Parking
    Multiple Oil Disc
    Brakes - Secondary
    Dual Circuit Control
  • Hydraulic System

  • Circuit Type
    Parallel
    Pump Type
    Variable Piston
    Pump Output
    55.5gal/min
    Maximum System Pressure
    3503.0psi
    Reservoir Tank Capacity
    16.9gal
    Standby Pressure
    885.0psi
  • 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
    12.6in
    Front Frame Structure - Width
    12.0in
    Drawbar - Thickness
    0.5in
    Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Width
    12.0in
    Front-Top/Bottom Plate - Thickness
    0.87in
    Front Axle - Height to Center
    23.5in
    Front Axle - Wheel Lean, Left/Right
    18°
    Front Axle - Total Oscillation per Side
    32°
  • Blade Range

  • Circle Centershift - Right
    28.7in
    Circle Centershift - Left
    27.4in
    Moldboard Sideshift - Right
    26.0in
    Moldboard Sideshift - Left
    20.1in
    Maximum Blade Position Angle
    90°
    Blade Tip Range - Forward
    40°
    Blade Tip Range - Backward
    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
  • Standards

  • Brakes
    ISO 3450
    ROPS/FOPS
    ISO 3471; ISO 3499
    Sound
    ISO 6394; ISO 6395
    Steering
    ISO 5010
  • 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
    40.6in
    Front, V-Type: 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
    16.8in
    Rear - Working Width
    84.0in
    Rear - Scarifier Shank Holders
    9
    Rear - Scarifier Shank Holder Spacing
    10.5in
  • Ripper

  • Ripper Shank Holder Spacing
    21.0in
    Ripping Depth - Maximum
    16.8in
    Ripper Shank Holders
    5
    Penetration Force
    20812.0lb
    Pryout Force
    28493.0lb
    Machine Length Increase, Beam Raised
    40.6in
  • Tandems

  • Height
    22.5in
    Width
    8.0in
    Sidewall Thickness - Inner
    0.69in
    Sidewall Thickness - Outer
    0.71in
    Drive Chain Pitch
    2.0in
    Wheel Axle Spacing
    60.0in
    Tandem Oscillation - Front Up
    15°
    Tandem Oscillation - Front Down
    25°
  • Dimensions

  • Height - Top of Cab
    130.0in
    Length - Counterweight to Ripper
    399.0in
    Width - Outside Front Tires
    98.9in
    Length - Front Axle to Mid Tandem
    241.0in
    Length - Front Tire to Rear of Machine
    351.0in
    Length - Front Axle to Moldboard
    100.0in
    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
    128.0in
    Height to Top of Cylinders
    120.0in
    Ground Clearance at Rear Axle
    13.3in

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, 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 cm³ (6 in³)
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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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