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PL72 Pipelayer

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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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power 212 hp
  • Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995 257 hp
  • Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 255 hp

PRICE (USD)
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Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power
    212 hp
  • Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
    257 hp
  • Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
    255 hp
  • Bore
    4.5 in
  • Stroke
    5.9 in
  • Displacement
    567.5 in3
  • Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
  • Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 (DIN)
    258 hp
  • Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    212 hp
  • Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    215 hp
  • Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    246 hp
  • Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    249 hp
  • Engine Model
    Cat C9.3
  • Flywheel Power
    212 HP
  • Bore
    4.5 in
  • Stroke
    5.9 in
  • Displacement
    567.5 in³
  • Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
  • Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
    255 HP
  • Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    258 HP
  • Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995
    257 HP
  • Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    246 HP
  • Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    249 HP
  • Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    212 HP
  • Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    215 mhp
  • Fuel Tank
    109.6 gal (US)
  • DEF Tank(1)
    4.5 gal (US)
  • 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.
  • Note (1)
    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%

Undercarriage

  • Track Gauge
    90 in
  • Grouser Height
    2.6 in
  • Track Rollers/Side
    8
  • Shoes/Side
    45
  • Pitch
    8.0 in
  • Shoe Width
    30 in
  • Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)
    8406 in²
  • Track on Ground
    10.7 ft
  • Carrier Rollers/Side
    1
  • Ground Clearance
    14.6 in
  • Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)
    8.2 psi
  • Oscillation at Front Idler
    6.4 in
  • Track Gauge
    90 in
  • Grouser Height
    2.6 in
  • Pitch
    8 in
  • Shoe Width
    30 in
  • Shoes/Side
    45
  • Track Rollers/Side
    8
  • Ground Clearance
    14.6 in

Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank
    109.6 gal
  • Cooling System
    13.4 gal (US)
  • Hydraulic Tank Oil
    26.4 gal (US)
  • Engine Crankcase - With Filter
    6.5 gal (US)
  • Final Drive - Each
    3.6 gal (US)
  • Power Train Oil System
    39.1 gal (US)
  • Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)
    4.5 gal (US)
  • Winch Case (Boom)
    3 gal
  • Winch Case (Hook)
    3 gal
  • Fuel Tank
    109.6 gal (US)
  • Winch Case - Boom
    3 gal (US)
  • Winch Case - Hook
    3 gal (US)

Transmission

  • 1 Forward
    2.3 mph
  • 2 Forward
    4.1 mph
  • 3 Forward
    7.1 mph
  • 1 Reverse
    3.0 mph
  • 2 Reverse
    5.2 mph
  • 3 Reverse
    9.0 mph
  • Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
    86000 lb
  • Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
    49800 lb
  • Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
    26800 lb
  • 1 Forward
    2.3 mile/h
  • 2 Forward
    4.1 mile/h
  • 3 Forward
    7.1 mile/h
  • 1 Reverse
    3 mile/h
  • 2 Reverse
    5.2 mile/h
  • 3 Reverse
    9 mile/h

Weights

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

Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Lo (4 Part Line)
    60.85 ft/min
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    148.0 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
    8.5 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
    15.5 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
    10 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
    8.5 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
    15.5 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
    10 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    148 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    180.1 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
    165 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
    131.9 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
    165 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
    165 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Hi (4 Part Line)
    144.4 ft/min
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Lo (4 Part Line)
    60.85 ft/min

Standards

  • Brakes
    Brakes meet the standard ISO 10265:2008
  • ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standard ISO 3471:2008
  • Brakes
    Brakes meet the standard ISO 10265:2008
  • ROPS
    ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standard ISO 3471:2008

Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity
    90000 lb
  • Lift Capacity
    90000 lb

Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity
    90000 lb

Components

  • Components (1)
    Upper Boom Block
  • Lower Boom Block
    55 lb
  • Components (2)
    Load Block
  • Hook Block
    338 lb
  • 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
    2004 lb
  • 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
    2562 lb
  • Hook Block
    338 lb
  • Lower Boom Block
    55 lb

Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Track Gauge
    7.51 ft
  • Width of Tractor (standard shoes)
    10.00 ft
  • Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed)
    11.88 ft
  • Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted)
    12.04 ft
  • Width of Tractor (counterweight extended)
    17.65 ft
  • Machine Height (top of counterweight)
    8.53 ft
  • Length of Track on Ground
    12.17 ft
  • Operating Length
    15.68 ft
  • Height of Machine (cab and ROPS)
    11.25 ft
  • Grouser Height
    2.6 in
  • Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234)
    1.41 ft
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
    22.24 ft
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
    26.28 ft
  • Drawbar Height
    2.10 ft
  • Drawbar - Height
    2.1 ft
  • Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
    1.41 ft
  • Grouser Height
    2.6 in
  • Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
    11.25 ft
  • Length - Track on Ground
    12.17 ft
  • Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
    8.53 ft
  • Operating Length
    15.68 ft
  • Track Gauge
    7.51 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
    17.65 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
    12.04 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
    11.88 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
    10 ft

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.
  • 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 powertrain 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 winches for greater machine productivity.
  • 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 for better slope capabilities.

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 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 Indicator (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:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Cat C9.3 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/ Stage V or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on region of sale.
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37 C (-34F)
    • 24V electric start
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Wastegate turbocharger
    • Water separator
  • Operator Environment
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
    • Advisor operator interface: Electronic monitoring system, Diagnostic service information, Operator preferences
    • ROPS
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Dual brake pedal
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Load Moment Indicator
    • Heater and ventilation
    • Differential steering control, with touch shift
    • Storage compartment
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Block and hook with latch
    • Counterweights, extendible segmented
    • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, backup
    • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
    • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
    • Horn, forward warning
    • Lights, two front, two rear
    • Starting receptacle
    • Machine disconnect switch
    • Machine diagnostic connector
    • Boom and counterweight limit switch
  • Undercarriage
    • Carrier roller
    • Track roller frames
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Master links, two piece
    • Non-suspended undercarriage
    • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
    • Track guiding guards
    • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in) Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Bumper, front with towing device
    • Drawbar, heavy duty
    • Ecology drains: Engine oil, coolant, hydraulic oil, torque converter, fuel tank, power train case and transmission
    • Enclosures, perforated engine
    • Hood, perforated
    • Bottom guards, hinged
    • Guard, hinged radiator
    • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
    • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
    • Oil cooler, hydraulic
    • Product Link ready
    • S-O-S sampling ports
    • Steering, electronically controlled power differential
    • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments

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)
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification