Comfort and productivity
Comfort and ControlExperience the most spacious, comfortable cab in the industry. Simple, intuitive joystick controls replace conventional levers, steering wheel and transmission control handle so hand and arm movement is reduced by 78%, helping to reduce operator fatigue. Rocker switches and control levers are in easy reach. A standard Cat Comfort Series suspension seat and electronically adjustable control pods add even more to comfort and productivity. Multiple isolation mounts significantly reduce sound and vibration for a more relaxed work environment. The high capacity Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system dehumidifies and pressurizes the cab, circulates fresh air, seals out dust and keeps windows clear. A standard cage fan and dual pop-out louvers help improve fresh air circulation too. An optional deluxe radio with CD features MP3 and Bluetooth technology.
VisibilityGood visibility is key to your safety and efficiency. Large windows make it easy to see the moldboard and tires, as well as behind the machine. A rear vision camera is available to enhance your sight lines to the rear of the machine and an optional anti-icing window feature will help keep windows clear during cold and snowy conditions.
In-Dash Instrument ClusterEasy-to-read, high-visibility gauges and warning lamps keep you aware of critical system information. Cat Messenger offers multi-lingual real-time machine performance and diagnostic data to help you get the most from your machine.
Steering and Implement Controls
Unprecedented precision and ease of operationTwo electro-hydraulic joysticks with electronically adjustable control pods help position operators for optimal comfort, visibility and productive operation.
Joystick FunctionsThe left joystick controls steering, articulation (with standard push-button return-to-center feature), wheel lean, gear selection and directional control, and left moldboard lift cylinder (with standard float capability). The right joystick controls drawbar, circle and moldboard functions as well as right moldboard cylinder (with standard float capability). It also houses the electronic throttle control and manual differential lock/unlock. The steer tire angle mirrors the joystick lean angle or position, providing similar feel to steering. A brake tensioning system holds the joystick in position until the operator moves it. The steering control automatically reduces steering sensitivity at higher ground speeds. A Programmable Auxiliary Hydraulic Pod controls up to six additional hydraulic circuits.
Electronic Throttle ControlOperators get precise and consistent throttle operation, with automatic/manual modes that allow you to adjust for application and operator preferences.
Articulation Return-to-CenterAutomatically returns the machine to a straight frame position from any angle with the touch of a button.
Selectable Blade Lift ModesChoose the blade lift modulation mode that best fits your application or operating style: Fine, Normal, or Coarse.
Power and reliabilityThe Cat C11 engine with ACERT Technology gives you the performance to maintain consistent grading speeds for maximum productivity. Superior torque and lugging capability pulls through sudden, short-term load increases. ACERT Technology lowers combustion chamber temperatures and optimizes fuel combustion to generate more work output for your fuel cost. Variable Horsepower (VHP) is standard, delivering additional horsepower 3.73 kW (5 hp) in forward gears 1-4 and reverse gears 1-3. This balances traction, speed and horsepower to optimize rimpull and conserves fuel. VHP Plus is optional, giving you an additional 3.73 kW (5 hp) in gears 5-8 for more power at higher speeds.
Hydraulic Demand FanThe hydraulic demand fan automatically adjusts fan speed to meet engine cooling requirements. When demand is reduced, you benefit from more power to the ground and improved fuel efficiency.
Ether Starting AidA standard ether starting aid helps cold-weather startups in extreme temperatures.
Engine Idle Shutdown TimerThis standard feature can be software-enabled by your Cat dealer to shut down the engine after a set period of time to save you fuel and help reduce emissions.
Maximum power to the ground
We designed the 14M to give you efficiency and longevity in your most demanding applications.
- Optional Automatic Differential Lock unlocks the differential during a turn and re-locks when straight for easier operation and improved power train protection.
- Full Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) system optimizes inching modulation, smooth shifts and directional changes, reducing stress on gears.
- Optional Programmable Autoshift simplifies operation by allowing the operator to program the transmission to shift at optimal points to match your application.
- Power Shift Countershaft Transmission is directly matched to the Cat engine to maximize power to the ground.
- Eight forward and six reverse gears are specifically designed to give you a wide operating range for maximum productivity in all earthmoving applications.
- Engine Over-Speed Protection prevents downshifting until an acceptable safe travel speed has been established.
Front and Rear AxlesThe sealed spindle keeps front axle bearings lubricated and protected from contaminants. The Cat “Live Spindle” design places the larger tapered roller bearing on the outside, where the load is greater, extending bearing life. A bolt-on modular rear axle improves serviceability and contamination control with easy access to differential components.
Hydraulic BrakesOil-bathed multi-disc service brakes are hydraulically actuated for smooth, predictable braking and lower operating costs. Brakes are located at each tandem wheel for a large total brake surface area to give you dependable stopping power and longer life.
Structures and Drawbar-Circle-Moldboard
Service ease and precise blade controlCaterpillar designs frame and drawbar components for performance and durability in heavy duty applications. The one-piece forged steel circle stands up to high stress loads, and a sacrificial wear system helps keep your service time and costs down. The articulation hitch features a large tapered roller bearing to carry loads evenly and smoothly. It is sealed to prevent contamination and a locking pin prevents articulation for safety during service or transport.
Easy Maintenance for More UptimeThe drawbar, circle and moldboard are designed to make it easy to keep the components tight. One person can easily adjust or replace the patented top-adjust drawbar wear inserts from the top of the drawbar plate, reducing downtime to save you money. Durable nylon composite wear inserts maximize circle torque and component life. Sacrificial brass wear strips between the blade mounting group and moldboard can be easily adjusted and replaced. Shimless Moldboard Retention System uses vertical and horizontal adjusting screws to keep moldboard wear strips aligned for reduced blade chatter and precise blade control.
Blade Angle and MoldboardAggressive blade angle allows material to roll more freely along the blade for better material control. Heat-treated rails, hardened cutting edges and end bits, and heavy duty bolts to give you greater moldboard reliability and long service life. The 5-position link bar allows extreme moldboard positioning for easier bank sloping and ditch cutting/cleaning.
Precise, predictable control
A proven load-sensing system and advanced electro-hydraulics give you superior implement control and responsive hydraulic performance to make your operator’s job easier. Continuously matching hydraulic flow/pressure to power demands creates less heat and reduces power consumption.
- Proportional Priority Pressure-Compensating (PPP-C) valves have different flow rates for the head and rod ends of the cylinder, so you can count on consistent, predictable implement response.
- Hydraulic flow is proportioned to give you confidence that all implements will operate simultaneously without slowing the engine or speed of some implements.
Blade FloatAllows the blade to move freely under its own weight. By floating both cylinders, the blade can follow the contours of the haul road. Floating only one cylinder permits the toe of the blade to follow a hard surface while the operator controls the slope with the other lift cylinder.
Independent Oil SupplyLarge, separate hydraulic oil supplies prevent cross-contamination and provide proper oil cooling, which reduces heat build-up and extends component life. Cat XT™ hose allows high pressures for maximum power and reduced downtime.
Designed with protection in mind
Operator Presence Monitoring SystemStandard feature keeps the parking brake engaged and hydraulic implements disabled until the operator is initially seated and the machine is ready for operation.
Speed Sensitive SteeringStandard function makes steering less sensitive as ground speed increases for greater operator confidence and control.
Secondary Steering SystemStandard system automatically engages an electric hydraulic pump in case of a drop in steering pressure so the operator can steer the machine to a stop.
Hydraulic LockoutDisables all implement functions while still providing machine steering control. This standard safety feature is especially useful while roading.
Brake SystemsBrakes at each tandem wheel eliminate braking loads on the power train. Redundant brake systems utilize accumulators to enable stopping in case of engine failure.
Walkways and Grab RailsPerforated steel tandem walkways and convenient grab rails offer a sturdy platform and support for moving on, off and around the machine.
Rearview CameraAn optional rear vision camera with in-cab monitor helps enhance your sight lines to the rear of the machine.
Circle Drive Slip ClutchProtects the drawbar, circle and moldboard from shock loads when the blade encounters an immovable object. This standard feature also reduces the possibility of abrupt directional changes in poor traction conditions.
Blade Lift AccumulatorsHelp absorb impact loads to the moldboard by allowing vertical blade travel. This optional feature helps reduce wear and aids operator safety.
M Series Safety Features
- Grouped, ground level service points
- Laminated front window glass
- Optional LED Lighting
- Ground-level electrical disconnect switch
- Ground-level engine shutoff switch
- Glare reducing paint for night operation
Solutions to make work easier and more efficient
Cat Grade ControlCat Grade Control Cross Slope is an optional fully integrated, factory installed system that helps your operator more easily maintain desired cross slope by automatically controlling one side of the blade. The system is job-ready from day one, and scalable with AccuGrade™ upgrade kits that provide additional 2D and/or 3D control.
AccuGrade Attachment Ready OptionThe AccuGrade Attachment Ready Option can be ordered as a factory or dealer-installed option. It includes built-in mounting points and internal wiring to make installation of the AccuGrade system faster and easier.
Cat AccuGradeAccuGrade uses positioning and guidance technologies, machine sensors, and automatic blade control to help your operators get to grade faster, easier and more efficiently. Digital design plans, real-time cut/fill data, and in-cab guidance give operators detailed information to work more confidently and accurately, in fewer passes, using less material. Operators can stay on grade and improve productivity and accuracy by nearly 50 percent over conventional methods. Grade stakes and checkers are minimized, helping to make the work site safer and more cost effective. AccuGrade technologies include Cross Slope, Sonic, Laser, GPS, and/or Universal Total Station (UTS).
Cat Product Link™Product Link gives you remote monitoring capabilities for one machine or your entire fleet. Track asset location, hours, fuel usage, diagnostic codes, idle time and more through the secure VisionLink® user interface. Knowing where your equipment is and how it’s performing enables you or your Cat dealer to manage your fleet in real-time so you can maximize efficiency, improve productivity and lower operating costs.* *Product Link licensing not available in all areas. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability.
Serviceability and Customer Support
When uptime countsCat motor graders are designed to help you increase uptime and reduce costs. Grouped service points and extended service intervals save maintenance time. Optional Fast-Fill allows you to refuel in less than two minutes to get back on the job quickly.
- Cat Messenger, combined with full systems integration, enhances diagnostic capability for quick analysis of critical data.
- Electronic Technician (Cat ET) lets service technicians access stored diagnostic data and configure machine parameters through the Cat Data Link.
- Low Battery Elevated Idle raises idle speed when low system voltage is detected, ensuring adequate system voltage and improving battery reliability.
- Automatic Engine Deration protects the engine by automatically lowering engine torque output and alerting the operator if critical conditions are detected.
Unparalleled Dealer SupportWhen it comes to supporting you, Cat dealers are second to none. From machine selection and purchase to maintenance support and rebuilds, Cat dealers have the experience and capabilities to keep you up and running.
Thinking generations ahead
Fuel Efficiency• Integrated machine systems and technologies improve productivity for greater accuracy, allowing the machine to do more work per gallon/liter of fuel.
Green House Gas Emissions• Emissions reduction technologies reduce NOX + HC (hydrocarbon) emissions by 38% (g/kW-hr) as compared to the previous model.
Material Efficiency and Lifecycle Costs
- Replaceable wear parts save maintenance time and cost, and extend major component life.
- Major components are built to be rebuilt, eliminating waste and saving you money by giving the machine and/or major components a second - and even third - life.
- Machine is built with a 97% recyclability rate (ISO 16714) to conserve valuable natural resources and further enhance machine end-of-life value.
Sound• Reduced engine noise and quieter cabs mean lower operator and spectator sound levels.
Safety• A variety of safety features help safeguard operators and others on the job site.
Work Tools and Attachments
Equip your machine for the job
Moldboard OptionsA 4.3 m (14 ft) moldboard is standard on the 14M, with a 4.9 m (16 ft) moldboard available as an option.
Ground Engaging Tools (GET)A variety of tools are available from Cat Work Tools, including cutting edges, graderbits and end bits, all designed for maximum service life and productivity.
Front Mounted GroupsA front mounted push plate/counterweight or front lift group are available. The front lift group can be combined with a front dozer blade for added versatility.
Rear Ripper/ScarifierMade to penetrate tough material fast and rip thoroughly for easier movement with the moldboard. The ripper includes three shanks with the ability to add four more for additional versatility.