Cat 24 Motor Grader improves performance, lowers costs

Building on the strong heritage of the M Series Motor Graders, the new Caterpillar 24 Motor Grader delivers high performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency.

The 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3m wide moldboard and is application matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180t payload.

An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed quicker and easier, in some cases, up to 70 percent faster when compared to the 24M.

Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tire wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tire failure.

The new motor grader features optimised weight balance and 15 per cent more low-end torque compared to the Cat 24M.

These features improve traction and help maintain consistent ground speed, especially when carrying a large load on the moldboard, working on grade, or turning under load.

An 11 per cent increase in machine weight provides additional blade down pressure and tractive force to increase blading performance, and Consistent Power-to-the-Ground controls engine power levels to offset cooling fan losses, allowing the motor grader to deliver optimum performance at all times.

The Cat C27 engine with ACERT technology delivers reliable performance and prolongs target rebuild life by 33 per cent over the C18 engine. The new 533mm, six-speed planetary transmission and improved rear axle bevel gear and final drive extend lower power train service life by up to 33 per cent, substantially lowering service costs.

The Cat 24 features 15 strategically located tie-off points to protect service technicians when performing certain service operations.

In addition to standard mini-platforms, walkways, grab handles and non-slip steps, an available Working at Heights package offers stable, secure handrails and handholds for enhanced safety when working around the engine.

The Cat C27 ACERT engine powering the new 24 motor grader offers a net power range from 399-518 kW and provides a 15 per cent low-end torque improvement over the 24M.

Two configurations are available to satisfy most global emission standards – U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV for stringent emission standards, and Tier 2/Stage II for less regulated countries – both offering full power performance at maximum altitudes of 3048m and 4572m respectively.

The new Cat 24 motor grader includes the latest technologies to protect the machine from potential operating or maintenance issues including engine underspeed/overspeed, transmission slip detect, articulation eStop, implements lockout and fluid monitoring.

Prior to starting, the machine performs a diagnostic of the coolant, engine and hydraulic oil levels and gives the Ok-to-start. While operating, the machine automatically monitors and alerts the operator of critically low fluid levels.

The Cat 24 is MineStar ready, and the machine comes standard with Cat VIMS and Product Link Elite, which delivers advanced machine operation reporting through VisionLink.

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