PL61 Pipelayer

PL61 Pipelayer

The PL61 is part of a full line of purpose-built Cat® pipe layers designed for performance, safety and serviceability. Easy transport width, combined with the experienced support of ...
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Engine

Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
130HP
Cat C4.4 ACERT Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final
Cat C7.1 ACERT Emissions
China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396
157HP
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN)
159HP
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm: SAE J1995
160HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249
130HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349
128HP
DEF Tank(1)
5gal (US)
Fuel Tank
69gal (US)
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN)
132HP
Note (1)
All nonroad Tier 4 Final, Stage IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (bio
Note (2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Note (3)
(1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
40000lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
79in
Track on Ground
104in
Ground Contact Area - LGP
6920in²
Ground Contact Area - Narrow
5100in²
Ground Pressure - LGP
6.3psi
Ground Pressure - Narrow
7.9psi
Ground Pressure(1) - LGP
5.9psi
Ground Pressure(1) - Narrow
7.8psi
Note
(1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Number of Shoes/Rollers - Each Side
40/8
Track Shoe Width - Narrow/LGP
560/760 mm (22/30 in)

Dimensions

Track Gauge
79in
Length - Track on Ground
104in
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang)
245in
Height - Top of ROPS: Canopy/Cab
118in
Height of Machine from Tip of Grouser to Top of Stack(1)
112in
Machine Height - Tip of Winch
101in
Note
(1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Operating Length
151in
Width - Counterweight Extended
187in
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
128in
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
126in
Width - Tractor - With 560 mm [22 in] Shoes
101in
Width - Tractor - With 760 mm [30 in] Shoes
109in

Weights - Operating Weight

Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes
40060lb
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1)
39890lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes
41095lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1)
40920lb
Note
(1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.3 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.859 metric tons.

Weights - Shipping Weight

Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes
37720lb
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1)
37570lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes
38780lb
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1)
38600lb
Note
(1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Performance

  • 18 ton (40,000 lb) lift capacity with side boom.
  • Easy transport width at 3240 mm (128 in).
  • More robust fuel system with advanced filtration to better withstand poor fuel conditions (engines equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA).
  • Cold weather package provides added features for cab comfort and more reliable engine starting/performance in cold environments.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, or emits equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA, depending on region of sale.

Ease of Operation

  • Hystat transmission, faster steering response for superior maneuverability on the pipeline.
  • Choice of narrow or wide tracks to optimize for job site ground conditions.
  • Durability in rough terrain with Heavy Duty undercarriage.
  • Ergonomically designed right joystick places all boom, hook and counterweight function conveniently in one hand.
  • Comfortable cab with air suspension seat, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility.
  • Improved heating/ventilation/air conditioning system:
    – Better circulates heat around the operator using a canopy machine in cold weather.
    – More operator comfort with better cooling in air conditioned cab.

Serviceability

  • Worldwide Cat dealer network understands pipeline job site needs for outstanding support, even in remote areas.
  • Purpose-built pipelayer gives you a single source for parts and service on all components.
  • Easy access to grouped maintenance and diagnostic points.
  • Simplified cable replacement – no need to thread through hood.
  • Updated cooling package allows more air flow, reducing fan speed for greater efficiency.
  • Hydraulic demand fan automatically reduces fan speed in cooler conditions to help save fuel.
  • Hydraulic reversing fan offers automatic or manual modes – changes direction to blow debris out of the radiator cores.
  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.

Safety

  • Rear vision camera, with dedicated display, adds to visibility for greater safety.
  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) delivered with the machine for simple installation of load monitor system on the job site.
  • Quick drop release function now common with other Cat pipelayer models for added ease of use.
  • Rear window exit now common across Cat pipelayer product line.
  • Factory integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) helps protect operators and machine in case of rollover.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Operator Environment
    • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
    • Visibility kit, no camera
    • Visibility kit, single camera
    Power Train
    • Insulated breather
    • Low temperature starter
    Tecnology Products
    • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI)
    • Product Link