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PL72 Pipelayer

PL72 Pipelayer

At a Glance

Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power
211 HP
Lift Capacity
90000 lb
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
211 HP
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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 durable and dependable machines. Cat Pipelayers are purpose-built to meet the unique demands of pipeline customers. And like every Cat machine, Pipelayers are designed for long life, serviceability and rebuild capability to help keep owning and operating costs low. The PL72 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.


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Engine Model Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power 211HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 211HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 214mhp
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Korea Tier 4 Final or UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA
Fuel Tank 109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1) 4.5gal (US)
Note (1) Rated speed 2,000 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel 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 (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.


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


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


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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)

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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

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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.