Published on 04 Jul 2015 | about 1 year ago
The Acco Grader was initially built for export to Libya, similar to the Acco Dozer of the same company. However, due to trading restrictions with Libya at that time, the grader was never shipped out and remained in Italy.
The Acco Grader was powered by 2 engines. A 1000hp engine was in the rear part of the Grader whilst a 700hp engine was at the front giving a combined power output of 1700hp! 1700hp was required too, when considering the Acco Grader weighs in at 160 Tons !
The Acco Grader has twelve big tires all round, doubled up on each wheel hub, this was a measure taken to distribute some of the weight of the grader. With its 33 foot long 'grading' blade it was designed for some serious earth moving capabilities.