PL72 Pipelayer

PL72 Pipelayer

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Cat Pipelayers have been the standard of the pipeline industry for decades. A worldwide network of Cat dealers, in tune with the special high production needs of pipeliners, supports these ...
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Engine

Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power
212HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
212HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
215mhp
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5gal (US)
Note (1)
Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (2)
All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, Stage IV, Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20%
Note (3)
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.

Weights

Lift Capacity
90000lb
Operating Weight
68945lb
Shipping Weight
59846lb

Components

6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
2004lb
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
2562lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
90in
Track on Ground
10.7ft
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)
8406in²
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)
8.2psi
Shoe Width
30in

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
17.65ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
12.04ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
11.88ft
Track Gauge
7.51ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.17ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
8.53ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.25ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
22.24ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
26.28ft

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 2.5 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 3.575 metric tonnes.

Built to Perform

  • Integrated powertrain with differential steering and updated hydraulic system work together to provide power and improved machine maneuverability for any pipelayer application.
  • Electro-hydraulics offer greater response and precise control to variable speed motors of the heavy duty winches for greater machine productivity.
  • Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in class turning even with a loaded boom, increasing maneuverability in tight locations.
  • Improved machine center of gravity for better slope capabilities.

Because Uptime Counts

  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.
  • Full left-side engine serviceability, including fill tube, dipstick, air cleaner, fuel filters, oil filter and coolant level check allows for quick and efficient routine service.
  • High speed oil change is standard and makes servicing even faster.
  • Hydraulic and powertrain filters and fuel tank drain are located at rear of machine and are conveniently serviceable from ground level.
  • Pressure taps are placed within hydraulic system to allow for quick monitoring.
  • Major components like the engine, transmission, and final drives are modular for quicker removal during service, saving cost and downtime.

Designed for Operators

  • Implement joystick places all pipelayer implement controls and functionality in one hand.
  • Low-effort, ergonomically designed and positioned control handle allows simultaneous, precise positioning of load line, boom, and extendible counterweight.
  • Dual brake pedal controls provide enhanced maneuverability and steering control.
  • Planetary differential steering contributes to superior maneuverability in tight areas of operation as well as enhanced slope capability.

Work in Comfort

  • Quieter, pressurized cab with heated/ventilated seat option improves operator comfort and productivity.
  • Ergonomically designed seat is positioned for greater visibility to work area and convenient access to machine control lever, switches and pedals.

Built-In Safety Features

  • Load Moment Indicator (LMI) is standard.
  • Convenient steps, handles and guardrail provide safe access/egress.
  • Enlarged roof top window with retractable shade, additional mirrors, and angled door improves visibility to the trench, boom and blocks.
  • Standard operator presence detection system allows machine to idle when operator is not seated, but locks out power train to avoid unintentional movement.
  • Rear vision camera is standard, and two additional cameras can be added as an option to further enhance visibility around the machine.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    Operator Environment
    • Cab with air conditioning, heat and 150 amp alternator
    • OROPS with heat and 150 amp alternator
    • Cloth air seat
    • Deluxe seat
    • Vinyl seat
    • Heated seat
    Undercarriage
    • Arctic rollers
    • Standard rollers
    Technology Products
    • Product Link
    Pipelaying Equipment
    • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft)
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft)
    Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification