What are the best grader brands?

CAT 140M Motor Grader 1

CAT 140M Motor Grader

The best grader brands in Australia are:

  1. Caterpillar
  2. John Deere
  3. Komatsu
  4. Volvo

The top 4 grader brands in Australia

Graders or commonly referred to as motor grader or road grader are used across Australia for all kinds of civil infrastructure projects. They come in a range of different sizes and specs are commonly used across road construction, maintenance and earthmoving.

When it comes to hiring a grader suppliers often choose the most reliable and reputable brands. Graders have been used since the 1880's and are manufactured by some of the biggest brands including Caterpillar, John Deere, Komatsu and Volvo.

Caterpillar Graders

Caterpillar has had an involvement in manufacturing graders dating back to the early 1900 with Richard Russell and Charles Stockland manufacturing their first grader in 1903. The early models were often paired with Caterpillar tractors and by 1928 Caterpillar acquired Russell Grader Manufacturing Company. Since then Caterpillar has gone from strength to strength in the grader manufacturing and became the market leader due to its world-class cab and controls, advanced electronics and hydraulics, and optimum productivity. Currently supply the market with a range of different sizes sold worldwide.

The current caterpillar grader models used across Australia for a range of different projects include 140M, 12M, 14M, 16M and 18M.



John Deere Graders

John Deere a market leader in the farming industry has a proud history in manufacturing graders dating back to 1968 with its then model of the JD 570. Since then John Deere has manufactured graders across the world and are one of the most trusted brands used on Australian construction sites. Currently John Deere has over 15 different models of motor grader available including 620G, 622G, 670G, 672G and 770G.

Komatsu Graders

Komatsu Graders were first manufactured back in 1952 and quickly grew in popularity that it became Komatsu first construction machine to be exported by 1955 to Argentina. Since Komatsu entered the Australian market in the 1970’s, the graders have been used by Australia councils and contractors. Komatsu motor graders come with unique features which are customised for the Australian conditions making it one of Australia preferred grader brands. Currently, there are 4 different models of graders available on the Australian market including the CD555-5 and the CD825A-2

Volvo Grader

Volvo is one of the newest entrances in the grader market with its first motor grader being manufactured in 2001. However, Volvo has a proud history in the construction equipment and in 1997 purchased Champion graders. Champion first started manufacturing construction equipment in 1875 with its patented 4 wheel road scraper dubbed the “American Champion” back in 1877. By 1928 the motor grader was developed when the tractor moved to the back and since then champion started manufacturing graders for over 95 countries worldwide, until Volvo acquisition in 1997.

Volvo has a large range of motor graders available which all come with a powerful Volvo engine and are designed for maximum productivity, operability and operator comfort.


If you need to hire a grader for a project anywhere in Australia, iSeekplant have the largest database of suppliers across metro and rural areas. Our suppliers can provide you with dry and wet hire solutions for both short and long term hire. Give us a call today on 1300 691 912 or do a direct search here.

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