Charlotte, NC – Bryan Abernathy, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Champion Motor Graders of Charlotte, NC, is delighted to announce the biggest grader yet in the Champion product line on view at ConExpo 2008 in Las Vegas this March 11-16 (Central, Booth

#C-4853). The Champion C110 C Tandem Drive and Champion C116 C All Wheel Drive models take the Champion line of graders and attachments to new weights, heights and into new applications for all markets.


The C110 C and C116 C Series Graders weigh in at approximately 24,000 lb (10 885 kg) and are powered to 133 hp (99 kW). They are designed to bridge the gap between traditional compact grader lines and large grader models. Abernathy said, There™s a niche to be filled between what is known as compact graders and the traditional full-size lines. We designed these new Champion Production Class models to meet customer needs for more power and versatility, while still retaining the maneuverability, versatility, and operating efficiency that are the hallmarks of Champion Motor Graders.


Abernathy added: In today™s market, these two new Champions are unique they™re production-style machines in a smaller package. After talking to a lot of people in industry, we anticipate that every segment will be interested, from contractors to municipalities to rental fleets. These two new models are designed for high productivity in the widest variety of applications, just like the rest of the product line. According to those contacted and involved in the evolution of this machine, We know that choosing the right machine and equipping it for maximum utilization is key. If the engineers at Champion have listened carefully then we are convinced that this will be the perfect machine for a lot of us. It will give us the flexibility and power that will open the door on increased jobsite application.  


What™s new for these big Champions: they™re powered by a Cummins QSB6.7 that meets Tier 3 Emissions and delivers 431 lb.ft of torque, and a fully sequential, direct drive 8 forward/4 reverse transmission that offers a top speed of 27 mph. With a longer wheelbase and bladebase, plus a wider stance, these graders maintain the famous Champion do-everything capability that the market has enjoyed for years.



For instance, the hydrostatic All Wheel Drive system in the C116 C allows the operator to engage only the front wheels up to 2 mph for optimum fine grading control. And now, with the inclusion of a direct drive transmission, these graders have added snow clearing to the many tasks they can handle.




The big ideas at work in all of Champion™s C Series Graders are all here – every manufacturing step builds-in big quality, every feature has big benefits, and every option adds big payback for owners and operators. All the standard Champion features have been built-in to these machines: full perimeter rear frame, fully machined tandem boxes, engineering for attachment loading and powering and fully certified braking systems.


Value-added Champion options and attachments can make the C110 C and C116 C into the ultimate productivity machines.  Add an attachment like the Scarifier, Ripper, Dozer, Roller, Tamper and you have the multi-function machine that Champion Motor Graders has become famous for. Additionally, these machines, like all Champion Graders have the necessary brackets pre-engineered for an Automatic Blade Control System. With a fully-tested ROPS/FOPS cab with HVAC, you can turn your big Champion into your worksite™s machine of choice to get the job done fast. 


About Champion

One of the oldest names in the equipment industry, Champion Motor Graders has specialized in the development of compact graders and attachments for over 25 years.  Champion engineering and manufacturing, based in Charlotte, NC, are dedicated to the production of compact machines that assure customers of the same productivity

and quality standards they expect from the best in full-size construction machinery. 

The Champion line-up now includes seven basic models with operating weights from

12,000 to 24,000 lbs., featuring the full range of single-axle, tandem and all-wheel 4×4

and 6×6 drive systems. Champion continues to develop a growing range of specialized equipment for the road maintenance and paving industry.


Come see big ideas at work in Champion Production Class and Compact Graders at ConExpo, Central, Booth #C-4853.


For more information on Champion Motor Graders, contact:


Bryan Abernathy, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Champion Motor Graders

8844 Mount Holly Road

Charlotte, North Carolina 28214

Telephone: 704-392-1038

Fax: 704-394-0802

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