Trakindo announced the latest generation of Caterpillar M series Motor Grader, Cat 14M3 and Cat 18M3, reflecting its continued commitment to the advancement of mining industry. During Mining Indonesia 2017, 13 – 16 September 2017 at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Trakindo presented the latest generation of Caterpillar M series Motor Grader designed for improved productivity, lower operational costs and enhanced features for safety and easy operations.
Heru Susanto, Chief Supply Chain Officer PT Trakindo Utama, said, “Heavy equipment development in Indonesia is showing a positive indicator, including the mining industry. Heavy equipment sales in Q2/2017 grew as commodity prices soared, in particular coal and government’s infrastructure projects. Increased heavy equipment sales, especially in the mining industry, have boosted total heavy equipment industry growth by 40 – 45% compared to the previous year. Trakindo supports the mining industry through heavy equipment provision, among others Motor Graders, an important heavy equipment unit to support mining operations. In coincidence with Mining Indonesia 2017, Trakindo launches latest generation of Caterpillar M series Motor Grader, Cat 14M3 and Cat 18M3, designed for boosting productivity, generating fuel efficiency and operational costs, ensuring increased safety and easier operations. Cat 14M3 and Cat 18M3 Motor Grader provide customers with more options of Caterpillar’s Motor Graders.”
Aryamir Husein Sulasmoro, Mining Market Development Manager PT Trakindo Utama, said, “Motor graders play important roles to ensure smooth mining operations, among others maintaining road conditions in mining areas and flattening surfaces to ensure other heavy equipment units operate smoothly and at optimal levels. Even soil or road surfaces will extend mining vehicles life through decreased haul times, lowered fuel consumption and reduced mining trucks transmission shifts. Cat 14M3 and Cat 18M3 Motor Grader will support productivity and efficiency in the mining industry.”
Cat 14M3 Motor Grader
Cat 14M3 Motor Grader is powered by a Cat C13 engine, providing up to 8% more power and 8% more torque. It features an Engine Economy (ECO) Mode that boosts fuel economy by 5%. Cat 14M3 enables smoother transmission shifting due to Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS).
GEN 2 electro hydraulic steering valve gives operator superior implement control in operating Cat 14M3. Advanced controlled joysticks allow operator to control the motor grader efficiently, productively and safely. Inside the cabin, operator has excellent all-around visibility and is able to see heel and toe of the blade. For increased safety, rear vision camera enhances sight to rear of machine and increased dynamic brake torque by 9%.
Cat 14M3 has robust structure thanks to frame improvement and more thickness plate for enhanced durability. Cat 14M3 has optimized oil change interval that reaches 500 hours, generating lower equipment maintenance costs. Routine maintenance or services becomes easier because of easy-to-access service points. Cat 14M3 is a 16 ft motor grader compatible with Caterpillar off-highway trucks of 60 – 100 tons.
Cat 18M3 Motor Grader
The only player in 18 ft motor grader category, Cat 18M3 adds more power compared to the previous generation. Cat 18M3 is equipped with a Cat C13 engine that features 5% greater power and satisfy global emissions standards: Tier 2 equivalent. Engine Economy (ECO) Mode improves fuel economy by 4%. Cat 18M3 brings the same features and systems as those in Cat 14M3, among others Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS), GEN 2 electro hydraulic steering valve, advanced control joystick, and increased dynamic brake torque by 14%. Cat 18M3 also boasts the same frame improvement and more thickness plate for enhanced durability, optimized oil change interval (500 hours) and easy-to-access service points. Cat 18M3 is compatible with Caterpillar off-highway trucks of 100–150 tons.
At the Mining Indonesia 2017, Trakindo also demonstrates its various capabilities, including Minestar Technology, spare parts purchase through Partstore Online, Cat Oil, and coolant. Trakindo’s Scheduled Oil Sampling (S.O.S) laboratory is also available, and customers, therefore, have the opportunity to directly assess their heavy equipment oil quality.
In addition to Cat 14M3 motor grader, other heavy equipment units such as Cat 320D2 GC Excavator with B20 Hammer attachment, DE33EO generator, Sykes Pump, Cat 305.5E Mini Hydraulic Excavator, Cat DP30ND Forklift, Cat CS79B Vibratory Soil Compactor and Cat CB14B are displayed as well.
Further questions about products, technical support, service information, spare parts order or insights, please call Trakindo Call Center (TCC) 1-500-228 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, which is available for 24 hours.