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PL87 Pipelayer

PL87 Pipelayer

At a Glance

Engine Model
Cat C15
Flywheel Power
319 HP
Lift Capacity
216000 lb
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319 HP
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Overview

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 PL87 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine

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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
Note (2) **Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (4) ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm

Pipelaying Equipment

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Lift Capacity 216000lb

Weights

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Operating Weight 121795lb
Shipping Weight 90600lb

Undercarriage

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

Components

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Standard Boom 3148lb
Extended Boom 3458lb
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate 1711lb
Total Removable Counterweight* 23950lb
Note *Calculated with extended boom

Dimensions (Approximate)

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Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 12.7ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 20.8ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 14.2ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 13.3ft
Track Gauge 8.3ft
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

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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.