PL87 Pipelayer

PL87 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 C15
Flywheel Power
319HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
323mhp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333mhp
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5gal (US)
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the fl ywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the fl ywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
216000lb

Weights

Operating Weight
121795lb
Shipping Weight
90600lb

Components

Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate
1708lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
23908lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
8.3ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Ground Contact Area
9920.1in²
Width - Standard Shoes
34in

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
20.8ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
14.2ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
13.3ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11.2ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.6ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
22.3ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
26.2ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.5 m (28 ft) Boom
30.4ft

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 power train 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 Indicatorm (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)
    • Boom and cables 8.5 m (28 ft)
    • Boom and cables 8.53 m (28 ft) extended
    Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS