EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The 130G Series Grader provides the Army with the capability of rough and finished grading, low and high bank
sloping, flat and V-ditching, scarifying bituminous road mixes, and snow removal. Mission support role includes
construction and maintenance of roads, airfields, hardstands, drainage, site preparation for pipeline and river cross-
The 130G Series Grader has excellent maneuverability; fast, precise blade control without drift; superior visibility,
convenience, and safety; with true sit-down operation.
Throughout this manual, some titles, callouts, and descriptions are followed by a model name in parenthe-
ses. This indicates that the statement only applies to that specific model. If a model name is not shown, the
statement applies to all 130G Series Grader models.
There are five models of the 130G Series Grader. See Model Difference Chart in this work package. The main dif-
ference between these models is that two can be sectionalized (130GS and 130GSCE) and three cannot be section-
alized (130G, 130GNS, and 130GNSCE). Sectionalization is the process of separating the machine in two halves
Capabilities and Features.
Refer to Equipment Data at the end of this work package for machine dimensions, weights, fluid capacities,
and other miscellaneous equipment data.
The 130G Series Grader can be transported by trailers, rail, aircraft or marine vessels.
The following is a list of capabilities and features:
Caterpillar 3304 turbocharged diesel engine with four in-line cylinders
Sectionalization for air transport (models 130GS and 130GSCE)
Ether starting aid
Single lever, full powershift transmission with six forward and six reverse speeds
Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) or enclosed operator compartment with ROPS
V-type, front mounted scarifier
Differential lock control to reduce wheel slippage when high traction is required
Articulated frame and front wheel lean steering
Electronic Monitoring System (EMS)
12-foot blade with manual and hydraulic side shift
NATO slave receptacle