PL83 Pipelayer

PL83 Pipelayer

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Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319HP
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249
319HP
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
329HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
363HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
359HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
364HP
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 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
345HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
350HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore
5.4in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke
6.75in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement
928in³
Note (1)
*Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (3)
***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore
5.4in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement
928in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396
361HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
366HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995
366HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
343HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
347HP
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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke
6.75in

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
170000lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
92in
Shoe Type
Moderate Service
Number of Shoes - Each Side
48
Number of Rollers - Each Side
9
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
1
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Grouser Height
3in
Ground Contact Area
8215in²
Width - Standard Shoes
30in

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
Cooling System
20.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil
26.4gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter
11.4gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
3.4gal (US)
Power Train Oil System
50.2gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
4.5gal (US)
Note
*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment
19.5gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
4gal (US)

Transmission

1 Forward
2.1mile/h
2 Forward
3.8mile/h
3 Forward
6.6mile/h
1 Reverse
2.8mile/h
2 Reverse
5mile/h
3 Reverse
8.8mile/h
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
148lbf
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
81lbf
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
44lbf

Weights

Shipping Weight
85880lb
Operating Weight
111316lb

Dimensions (Approximate)

Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.6ft
Grouser Height
3.1in
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
1.6ft
Drawbar - Height
1.4ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
30.3ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
26.3ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11.2ft
Operating Length
17.9ft
Track Gauge
7.7ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
19.9ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
13.5ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
12.7ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10.7ft

Components

Upper Boom Block
246lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
19233lb
Standard Boom
3148lb
Lower Boom Block
246lb
Note
*Calculated with extended boom
Load Block
350lb
Extended Boom
3458lb
Hook Block
387lb
Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate
1603lb

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.

Hydraulic System

Fan Pump
35.7gal/min
Counterweights - Gear
34.3gal/min
Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop
83.8gal/min
Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop
86.7gal/min
Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop
62.6gal/min

Standards

ROPS
ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
Brakes
Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (6 part line)
72ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
205ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
20in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
14in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
282.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
282.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
20in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
14in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180.5ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
282.8ft

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170000lb

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170000lb

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: