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Caterpillar 130G Motor Grader

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Caterpillar Motor Graders
Caterpillar 130G
Caterpillar 130G
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The Caterpillar 130G motor grader was introduced in 1974 in the USA. Production began in Australia a year later.

[edit] Features

The 130G has a 3304 turbocharged, four-cylinder engine producing 135 flywheel horsepower (FWHP).

The 130G was manufactured in the USA, with a 74V prefix, and in Australia, with a 12W prefix.

The American unit has a direct drive and powershift transmission. It comes standard with an articulated frame, full hydraulic controls, oil disc brakes, and a dual circuit air brake system.

The Australian unit has a direct drive transmission. It comes standard with tandem drive, side shift, differential lock, and a cab.

[edit] Modifications

In 1975 Caterpillar added a 19-amp alternator, beginning with 74V00863.

In 1976 a fuel system water separator was added, beginning with 74V01040. Rimpull was increased, beginning with 12W00426 and 74V01082.

In 1977 Cat added an electric service meter, beginning with 74V01300.

In 1978 a fuel line water separator was added, beginning with 12W00490. A blade tip and six shoe drawbar group was made standard, beginning with 12W00535.

In 1980 a 3304 direct injection engine with a scroll metering fuel system (SMFS) was installed, beginning with 12W00696 and 74V01657.

In 1981 an electronic monitoring system was added and a low profile cab was made standard, beginning with 12W00746 and 74V01771.

In 1983 a bronze alloy drawbar and circle wear strips were added, beginning with 74VG01960. Cat modified the SMFS, beginning with 74V02059.

In 1986 moldboard curvature was changed, beginning with 74V02293.

In 1987 new load sensing hydraulics were installed and an electric system update was done, beginning with 12W01082 and 74V02321. At the same time the American unit received a 50-amp alternator.

Production in Australia ended in 1989.

In 1989 Cat modified the static seat with a height adjuster, beginning with 74V02457. Belted steps were added, beginning with 74V02463.

In 1990 the engine began running at 2000 revolutions per minute (RPM) to reduce platform vibration, beginning with 74V02524.

In 1993 the electric horn was replaced with an air horn, beginning with 74V02591. The air conditioning refrigerant was changed to R-134A, beginning with 74V02604.

Production of 120G ended in 1995.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 3,600 Caterpillar 130G motor graders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Australia
12W 01087
USA
74V 02550
Total = 3,637