The largest machines yet produced by Champion Motor Graders are the new tandem-drive C110 C and its all-wheel drive counterpart, the C116 C. The new machines weigh in at approximately 24,000 pounds and are powered by a 133-horsepower, Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine that is Tier-3-compliant and delivers 431 pounds-feet of torque. A fully sequential, direct-drive, 8F/4R transmission provides a top speed of 27 mph. According to Champion, the new models are designed to bridge the gap between conventional compact motor graders and large grader models. The hydrostatic all-wheel-drive system in the C116 C allows the operator to engage only the front wheels (up to 2 mph) for enhanced fine grading control.
September 28, 2010