Used Motor Graders Under $200,000 for sale


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A motor grader is a piece of heavy equipment used to create a flat surface at grading. Its components are a long blade, operator’s cab, prime mover, frame, scarifier. When a project calls for fine grading, you’ll want to consider using a motor grader. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Used motor graders typically cost between $100,000 - $250,000

  • The top motor grader brands are Cat, John Deere, Caterpillar, and Komatsu.

  • Motor graders are versatile machines suitable for many types of large projects, including snow removal, road construction, and road maintenance. They can create the base for paved roads, create inclines, finish grading, and even mix/spread materials.

  • On average, motor graders weigh 25,000 lbs.

  • Operating a motor grader requires skill and experience because it’s one of the most difficult machines to handle. Operators should be aware of traction, downward pressure, RPMs, machine stability, and many other factors.

  • When buying a used motor grader, you’ll want to do a full inspection of the machine. This includes checking important components such as the shank ripper, GPS sensors, engine, blades, hydraulic junction, scarifier, and cabin controls.

  • Motor graders retain their value when they’re correctly maintained. Older motor graders depreciate slower than newer models. Older models still have plenty of updated technology, but if you want 100% of the latest technology, a newer model may be better for you.

  • The average motor grader operator makes $53,111 per year or $26 per hour, with the top earners making $80,000/year.

  • To become a motor grader operator, you need a high school diploma or equivalent, a thorough understanding of grading and blade control, the ability to lift 75 lbs, and previous industrial experience with heavy equipment.