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Video: Deere Expert Explains How Motor Graders Have Evolved | The Dirt #25
Precision, efficiency and comfort. In this episode of The Dirt, we talk to Deere grader expert Matt Goedert, who explains the latest improvements to the company's grader line.
May 21, 2021
Video: How John Deere Just Made Its Best Motor Graders Even Better
John Deere recently announced several updates and improvements to its Grade Pro (GP) motor graders and grader-centric improvements to its SmartGrade machine control platform. We discuss those updates and talk about what differentiates a Deere GP grader.
January 27, 2021
Sany SMG200C-8 Motor Grader Purpose-Built for Road Jobs With Simplified Feature Set | Quick Look
Sany says its latest motor grader, the SMG200C-8 is a budget-conscious option in a market the company says is full of machines that are overpriced and overcomplicated. Check out the video for more details.
May 14, 2020
New Sany SMG200C-8 motor grader designed specifically for road projects
The new Sany motor grader is made for road upkeep and rebuild applications for the needs of municipalities and road contractors. Learn more on Equipment World.
May 7, 2020
Trimble debuts mast-free motor grader system, new Earthworks platform and more at ConExpo
Trimble introduced a new mastless motor grader system, Earthworks Grade Control v2.0, and more at ConExpo 2020. Discover the latest from Trimble on Equipment World.
April 22, 2020
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Komatsu intros GD655-7 motor grader with improved cab, controls
Komatsu's new GD655-7 motor grader sees cab improvements geared towards increasing operator comfort. Check out the motor grader's features on Equipment World.
March 29, 2019
The feature that makes Deere’s SmartGrade machine control for graders so unique
The mastless grade control system removes expensive equipment from vulnerable positions. Learn more about the machine control right here on Equipment World.
March 22, 2019
Cat’s Next Gen 120, 140 graders are highly customizable for “truly new” operator experience
The Cat 120 & Cat 140 motor graders were highlighted at Caterpillar's year-end media event. Check out the highly customizable motor graders on Equipment World.
December 7, 2018
Case launches C-Series graders with all-new 836, 856 models
The graders feature a steel moldboard and a new moldboard mount and slide system with fewer grease points and much more. Details on Equipment World.
December 3, 2018
Deere debuts industry’s first mast-free motor grader GPS system, adds new automation suite to reduce complexity
Get all the details about John Deere's first mast-free SmartGrade GPS control for its G-series motor grader line on Equipment World.
August 20, 2018
Scraper operator leans into this jam, but needs help from a dozer
The operator attempts to shimmy out of a jam, before a dozer comes along with a final push to get him out. Check out the video here on Equipment World.
July 12, 2018
Motor grader operation remains a skill earned through training, despite advance of machine control
On the surface, many contractors would say they would prefer a seasoned, experienced motor grader operator over a young buck with mastery of machine control systems. Machine control systems have clearly shown their benefits, whether it’s Caterpillar’s Grade and Cross Slope or grade control options from Leica, Topcon or Trimble. But with motor graders […]
November 14, 2017
John Deere unveils 620G, 622G motor graders with new dual joystick on GP models
John Deere is expanding its G-Series lineup of motor graders with two new models aimed at customers who prefer lighter, more fuel-efficient machines. The new 620G and 622G are powered by a Tier 4 Final 6.8-liter Deere engine. This engine delivers 215 horsepower on the 620G and 225 hp on the 622G. Both machines will […]
June 21, 2017
John Deere restores a JD570, pioneer among motor graders, for machine’s 50th anniversary
One of the must-see stops in ConExpo 2017’s North Hall was a meticulously restored vintage motor grader at the John Deere booth. The machine, a model JD570, was restored by two retired Deere employees, Don Bagby and Jerry Bode of the company’s Dubuque Works. In a release on the restoration of the machine, Deere describes the […]
March 21, 2017
Motor graders have gotten better at one thing
Some machines are exciting because of the array of features, applications and attachments they support. Motor graders…not so much. They do one thing. They move dirt. So, how do OEMs build excitement for these one-dimensional machines? By making them better at doing that one thing. Proper power As with other types of equipment, graders […]
December 21, 2016
Making motor graders easier to operate major focus of complex machine’s manufacturers
Pavers and compaction equipment get most of the attention in roadbuilding – they give us the primary beauty of a finished pavement. But, as is often pointed out when we discuss top-notch road construction, the performance of a road is dependent on the quality of the base. With that in mind, it’s easy to see […]
December 1, 2016
Caterpillar’s new 14M3 is a better motor grader in just about every way
With power, balance, steering, service interval and fuel efficiency boosts along with a fully scalable factory integrated semi-automatic cross sloping system, Caterpillar’s new 14M3 represents a major upgrade over previous models. First, Cat has replaced the C11 engine found in previous models with a C13 ACERT with a net power range of 238-235 horsepower. The […]
September 22, 2016
Operating an 87-year-old grader is a full-body workout
For Justin Seekins, operating heavy equipment is a true passion. As the operator and vintage machinery collector explains in the video below, when he’s not operating new machines for his job, he’s operating whatever dinosaurs he can dig up for fun. RELATED >> VIDEO: Watching antique steam shovels work makes excavator region times seem not […]
June 2, 2016
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Video: The Meteoric Rise of Kubota Construction Equipment | The Dirt #28
With the explosion of interest in compact equipment over the last few years, Kubota has seen huge growth in its construction equipment division. We talk to product manager Patrick Baker about what's behind that growth and Kubota's latest machines.
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