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PL87 Pipelayer

PL87 Pipelayer

At a Glance

Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319 HP
Lift Capacity
216000 lb
Track Gauge
8.3 ft
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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 ACERT™
Flywheel Power 319HP
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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995 366HP
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: 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: 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: Bore 5.4in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke 6.75in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement 928in³
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
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

Pipelaying Equipment

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Lift Capacity 216000lb

Undercarriage

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Track Gauge 8.3ft
Width - Standard Shoes 34in
Ground Contact Area 9920.1in²
Grouser Height 3.6in
Length - Track on Ground 12.2ft
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 1
Number of Rollers - Each Side 9
Number of Shoes - Each Side 48
Shoe Type Super Extreme Service

Service Capacities

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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)
Recoil Spring Compartment 19.5gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom 3gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook 4gal (US)
Note *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only

Transmission

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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

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Shipping Weight 90600lb
Operating Weight 121795lb

Pipelayer Equipment

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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) 375ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 375ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 407.5ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 407.5ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line) 50.8ft/min
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) 205ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 282.8ft

Lift Capacity

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Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 216000lb

Hydraulic System

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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
Fan Pump 35.7gal/min

Operating Specifications

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Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 216000lb

Components

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Total Removable Counterweight* 23950lb
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate 1711lb
Upper Boom Block 246lb
Lower Boom Block 246lb
Load Block 519lb
Hook Block 708lb
Standard Boom 3148lb
Extended Boom 3458lb
Note *Calculated with extended boom

Dimensions (Approximate)

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Track Gauge 8.3ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 12.7ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 13.3ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 14.2ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 20.8ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 11.2ft
Length - Track on Ground 12.2ft
Operating Length 17.9ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.6ft
Grouser Height 3.6in
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234 1.6ft
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
Drawbar - Height 1.4ft

Standards

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

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.