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Pictured: The Cat 16H continues to retain its global leadership as one of the best production graders for heavy civil engineering applications

Durability is built in when it comes to the life of Cat motor graders, and so are the components, which are designed to ensure that fleet owners achieve best-in-class utilisation over long hours of in-field application.

Older Cat G and later generation H Series models are prime examples, with systematic component upgrades extending their life for well in excess of 20 years.

“With use, of course, comes operating wear so when it comes to the replacement of drive train bearings, Caterpillar has responded with an easy to use kit, which will ensure that maintenance personnel can achieve quick turnaround times for faster grader overhauls,” explains Barloworld Equipment group product specialist, Reuben Phasha.

For simplified ease of ordering, there are four standard bearing kits to cover specific Cat G or H Series grader models, together with four corresponding part numbers.

As Phasha points out, rather than sourcing loose parts, customers can save up to 15% on a grader drive train bearing refurbishment by going the Cat parts kit route.

“For added piece of mind, these are genuine Cat parts, ensuring the best possible ‘in the box’ solution,” he adds.

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