The Cat 140 GC motor grader is designed for high performance with low owning and operating costs. The Cat C7.1 engine, 6F/3R automatic powershift transmission (that eliminates the inching pedal), and precisely designed hydraulic system ensure the balanced performance of the machine in all operating situations.
An Eco operating mode and demand-fan reduce fuel consumption, and extended maintenance intervals further minimise operating costs. Operators of all skill levels can quickly achieve high production with the 140 GC, and options that include adjustable seats and efficient heating/cooling systems guarantee comfort.
With 45 years of refinement, the 140 GC’s conventional steering wheel and lever controls are familiar to operators and ensure positive control. The control console adjusts to the operator’s preference, and the powerful heating and cooling system option dehumidifies and pressurises the cab while circulating fresh air to seal out dust and keep windows clear. Seat upgrades include mechanical or air suspension; static seat is standard.
The 140 GC’s standard no-spin differential activates with no operator input to increase traction in poor ground conditions, and to protect drivetrain components from damage. The optional Digital Blade Slope Meter takes the guesswork out of slope control and keeps the jobsite safer by eliminating manual grade checks. Cat Detect with Vision System (optional) uses a rearview camera to show a wide view behind the machine.
Other features of the 140 GC include: standard drawbar circle mouldboard that provides a long service life, with replaceable wear strips that maintain the system’s integrity; oil-bath, multi-disc service brakes that are hydraulically-actuated for smooth, predictable braking and lower operating costs; and a variety of attachments, like scarifiers, rippers and front blades, which increase machine versatility.
There are also circle-drive slip clutch option that protects the pinion drive and circle teeth from potential damage; and circle saver option that reduces daily greasing requirements and protects the circle and pinion, significantly reducing the potential for damage.
In addition, optional guarding protects the 140 GC from damage in demanding applications, and optional secondary-steering system automatically activates if main pump pressure drops.