PL83 Pipelayer

PL83 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 C15
Flywheel Power
319HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
323HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333HP
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5gal (US)
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
170000lb

Weights

Operating Weight
111316lb
Shipping Weight
85880lb

Components

Standard Boom
3148lb
Extended Boom
3458lb
Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate
1603lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
19233lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
92in
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Ground Contact Area
8215in²
Width - Standard Shoes
30in

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10.7ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
19.9ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
13.5ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
12.7ft
Track Gauge
7.7ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11.2ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.6ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
26.3ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
30.3ft

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 power train 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 winch for greater machine productivity.
  • Counterweight profile improves lift capacity.
  • 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 and lengthened track-roller frame with repositioned rear idler places more track on the ground, enhancing slope capability.

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 controlsand functionality in one hand.
  • Low-effort, ergonomically designed and positioned control handleallows 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 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: