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Galion 118B - need replacement for Cummins 743

Discussion in 'Motor Graders' started by castirondude, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. castirondude

    castirondude Member

    May 11, 2010
    Central TX

    I recently purchased a Galion 118B grader. I paid $3500 for it. It's basically in working order, however the engine is on its last legs, has a bad cylinder and blows oil, smokes like a steamboat. It seems like parts for these engines are not available so I am looking for a replacement.

    So what kind of engine will fit? What do I need to look for to make sure it fits my grader? The most obvious choice would be a mild big cam - either a NHC250 or NTC350.

    Scanning the posts here on the forum I see some folks who put 4-cyl turbo cummins and even Detroits in place. Does that mean pretty much any (class 8) truck engine will fit the transmission and clutch?

    As a side question, is the $3500 an ok price? Kids smashed the windows and instrument cluster so it's ugly but functional. Most functional graders seem to go >10k. I found some real old early 60's Cat graders in the $6k range but they didn't have the hydraulic controls. The Galions seemed to have the better setup at the time, although now the Cats seem to be worth more - I presume because of parts availability? This is one thing that worries me about this machine..
  2. matthew moore

    matthew moore Member

    Jan 12, 2020
    Amelia Court House, VA
    Check agkits.com
  3. stars&bars44

    stars&bars44 Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Trinity NC
    I gave 4000 for mine 3 years ago. Glass intact, ran good. Had to repack 3 cylinders, replace 2 tires and put new batteries in it. But I'm pleased. I saw a guy that's had one advertised for 8500, it's been painted and looks good.