Motor Graders Market - Introduction
Motor graders also known as road graders, are construction vehicles used for leveling soil or ground during the grading process. The vehicle is equipped with a long blade which helps to create a flat surface. Usually, motor graders are used for the construction and maintenance of dirt and gravel roads in the construction industry. In the global market, motor graders are available with engine capacities ranging from 60 kilowatt to 373 kilowatt and blades ranging from around 2.5 meters to 7.3 meters. Motor graders are used for different applications in the mining and construction industry by operating with multiple attachments. Motor graders are also used for soil foundation before building construction. In brief, motor graders are increasingly being used in mining and construction applications to create a smooth surface during the process of construction.
Motor Graders Market –Competitive Landscape
- In December 2014, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. launched EH3500AC-3 and EH4000AC-3, rigid dump truck models used in large-scale mining operations.
- In July 2018, Caterpillar Inc. entered into a collaboration agreement with U.S. based Newmont Mining to validate and enhance the underground hard rock mining vehicle automation technology.
CNH Industrial NV
Established in 2012, CNH Industrial NV is based in London, U.K. The company designs, produces, and sells agricultural equipment and commercial vehicles. It operates through the following business segments: commercial vehicles, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, powertrain, and financial services. It has manufacturing plants, research and development centers, and a commercial presence across Latin America, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Deere & Company
Founded in 1837, Deere & Company is based in Moline, Illinois, U.S. The company involves in the manufacture and distribution of equipment used in construction, agriculture, forestry, and turf care. Deere & Company operates through the following segments: construction and forestry, agriculture and turf, and financial services. The company’s product portfolio comprises agriculture and turf equipment, service parts, and other outdoor power products; and machines and service parts used in earthmoving, construction, timber harvesting, and material handling. It markets its products through a worldwide network of distributors and dealers.
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Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1970, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company engages in the production, sale, post-sale service, and rental of industrial and construction machinery. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. operates through the following business segment: construction machinery and solution segments. Its product portfolio includes mini excavators, medium excavators, large excavators, metal recycling equipment, demolition equipment, wheel loaders, forest machines, rigid dump trucks etc. The company also provides technical training, troubleshooting, and extended warranty services; and mine management services.
Incorporated in 1925, Caterpillar Inc. is based in Deerfield, Illinois, U.S. The company offers construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, diesel and natural gas engines, and diesel-electric locomotives. It operates through the following segments: construction industries, energy and transportation, resource industries, financial products, and all other.
Founded in 1921, Komatsu Ltd. is based in Tokyo, Japan. The corporation possesses expertise in the manufacturing of mining, forestry, construction, and military equipment, as well as industrial equipment such as lasers, press machines, and thermoelectric generators. The company operates through three business segments: retail finance; construction, mining, and utility equipment; and industrial machinery and others.
Some of the other significant players in the motor graders market are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd., Sinomach-HI (Luoyang) Co., Ltd., Terex Corporation, and Volvo Construction Equipment (AB Volvo), among others.
Motor Graders Market - Dynamics
Operational Benefit of Motor Graders Promotes the Growth of the Market
Motor graders are increasingly being used in building construction, road construction, and mining sites for mixing materials due to its various operational benefits. These equipment are useful to perform various tasks such as making fine grades, smooth surfaces, setting native soil foundation pads, shifting small amounts of dirt, and leveling soil or ground. These operational benefits are expected to boost the sales of motor graders in the coming years.
Rising Manufacturing Cost Hinders the Growth of the Market
Raw materials of motor graders include bronze, iron ore, stainless steel, and other metal alloys. The fluctuating prices of these raw materials cause reluctance among manufacturers regarding the production of motor graders, thereby hindering the growth of the motor graders market. In addition, high initial investment and purchasing cost of motor graders is expected to hamper its adoption rate among small scale end-users and as a result this is expected to restrict the growth of the market in the upcoming years.
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Motor Graders Market –Segmentation
The motor graders market can be segmented based on:
Motor Graders Market Segmentation – By Type
Based on type, the motor graders market can be fragmented into:
- Rigid Frame Motor Grader
- Articulated Frame Motor Grader
Motor Graders Market Segmentation – By Capacity
In terms of capacity, the motor graders market can be bifurcated into:
- Small Motor Graders (80 – 150 HP)
- Medium Motor Graders (150 – 300 HP)
- Large Motor Graders (Above 300 HP)
Motor Graders Market Segmentation – By Application
Based on application, the motor graders market can be classified into:
The report on the motor graders market is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, and inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The motor graders market report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators, and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on motor graders market segments and geographies.
Regional analysis of the motor graders market includes:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South America