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, ...
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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)
215HP
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5gal (US)

Weights

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

Components

6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
1980lb
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
2604lb

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 handleallows simultaneous, precise positioning of load line, boom, andextendible counterweight.
  • Dual brake pedal controls provide enhanced maneuverabilityand steering control.
  • Planetary differential steering contributes to superiormaneuverability in tight areas of operation as well as enhancedslope 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 Monitor Indicator (LMI) ready from factory and can accept regional LMI systems.
  • 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 available to further enhance visibility around machine.

Standard Equipment: