NorAm was incorporated in late 1992 by Eric Mueller and Ted West, former senior managers of Fiatallis North America, to market the Fiatallis model 65B compact motor grader throughout North America. The name “NorAm” was derived from the “NorthAmerican” territory that we initially covered.
Our company’s success was attributed to the development of a strong dealer network throughout key markets of the continent. Since NorAm was not aligned with an exclusive manufacturer, we were able to work with various main line dealers with accounts such as Case, Caterpillar, Deere, Fiatallis, JCB, Komatsu, and others.
NorAm launched the new articulated Fiatallis FG65C in 1995, which fully integrated big motor grader features into a compact motor grader. The new model was built on a totally new frame with many upgrades such as torque proportioning rear axle, rugged articulation joint as featured on wheel loaders, box frame goose neck, hose routing through frame, front mounting for attachments, six speed “on-the-go” powershift transmission with torque converter, and much more. The time proven gear driven circle of the “B” series was expanded to 53″ with 360º rotation supported by an “A” frame. Customer acceptance was outstanding and sales volumes hit record levels.
In 2003, NorAm’s manufacturing partner, Weiler Inc. of Knoxville, Iowa, purchased the manufacturing rights of the grader from CNH. The machine’s name was changed to incorporate NorAm with the established 65 series… thus the “NorAm 65E” new and improved motor grader was introduced in the spring of 2004. The improvements included increased horsepower, high capacity ZF transmission with electronic shift control, standard air-ride seat, and other performance enhancing modifications.
In subsequent years, NorAm has offered customers the option of a Caterpillar engine as well as “value-added” features such as comprehensive electronic monitoring system, 21” high moldboard, 5 point transport tie-down, AM/FM/CD stereo radio group, power brakes, and more to make a great grader even better! The NorAm 65E was the first U.S. built compact motor grader to offer Tier 4i and Tier 4F compliant engines.
NorAm’s goal is to provide our customers with the best quality product in its class while ensuring that the 65E retains its extraordinary resale value.