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Motor grader or Road grader is a self-propelled construction machine with adjustable blades. The machine is identified as one of the easy-to-use equipment with distinctive features. Motor Graders are comprehensively classified into two categories, depending on their arrangements and features; Rigid Frame Motor Grader and Articulated Motor Grader. Of the two, the latter is most commonly used by contructions companies these days.

Typically, a motor grade is equipped with three-axles. However, a rigid motor grader has one axle, mounted beneath the frame that allows multiple precision. Usually, the blade width ranges from 8 to 24 ft, depending on the projects’s requirements. 

Motor Graders are scarifying machines that are used to give a “finish grade” to any surface. The smoothness is achieved by tilting the axle to adjust the level and attain the precision required. Most commonly, Motor Graders are used for road construction, maintenance of dirt roads, and building gravel roads. 

Why Motor Graders

  • Motor Graders are popularly used to remove debris, snow, and native soil foundations to create a finishing pad for building road construction projects.
  • They are used for leveling soil, fine grade and creating a  smooth surface by shifting dirt.
  • Modern age graders are primarly used in the contrction of roads and pavements.
  • In other applications, graders are used to prepare the topmost level by laying the asphalt. 
  • Helps in scarifying. It is the method of complete removal of soil from one layer and shifting it to create a new layer at different location.
  • Land grading, trenching and Ditching

Motor Graders with a range of 80-150 horsepower usually works well for most applications. However, there are heavy graders also available that may range up to 500 horsepower.

Motor Grader Manufactures

There is a wide variety of motor graders available in the market launched by various manufacturers. Some of the top-notch manufacturers in this field are Caterpillar, Komatsu, XCMG, SANY, Shantui, John Deere, Mitsubishi, PowerPlus, LiuGong, Volvo. The manufactures offer customization of machines to suit every requirement.