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PL87 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 PL87 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® C15 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power 319 hp
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249 323 hp
  • U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249 333 hp

PRICE (USD)
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Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat® C15 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power
    319 hp
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249
    323 hp
  • U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249
    333 hp
  • Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249
    319 HP
  • U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
    329 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
    363 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
    359 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    364 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    319 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    323 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    345 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
    350 HP
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore
    5.4 in
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke
    6.75 in
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement
    928 in³
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995
    366 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396
    361 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
    366 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    329 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
    333 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
    343 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
    347 HP
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore
    5.4 in
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke
    6.75 in
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement
    928 in³
  • Note
    *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
  • Note
    **Rated speed 1,900 rpm
  • Note
    ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
  • Note
    ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
  • Engine Model
    Cat C15
  • Flywheel Power
    319 HP
  • 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

Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank
    109.6 gal
  • Cooling System
    20.3 gal (US)
  • Hydraulic Tank Oil
    26.4 gal (US)
  • Engine Crankcase - With Filter
    11.4 gal (US)
  • Final Drive - Each
    3.4 gal (US)
  • Power Train Oil System
    50.2 gal (US)
  • Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
    4.5 gal (US)
  • Recoil Spring Compartment
    19.5 gal (US)
  • Winch Case - Boom
    3 gal (US)
  • Winch Case - Hook
    4 gal (US)
  • Note
    *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
  • Fuel Tank
    109.6 gal (US)

Transmission

  • 1 Forward
    2.1 mph
  • 2 Forward
    3.8 mph
  • 3 Forward
    6.6 mph
  • 1 Reverse
    2.8 mph
  • 2 Reverse
    5 mph
  • 3 Reverse
    8.8 mph
  • Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
    148 lbf
  • Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
    81 lbf
  • Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
    44 lbf
  • 1 Forward
    2.1 mile/h
  • 2 Forward
    3.8 mile/h
  • 3 Forward
    6.6 mile/h
  • 1 Reverse
    2.8 mile/h
  • 2 Reverse
    5 mile/h
  • 3 Reverse
    8.8 mile/h

Weights

  • Shipping Weight
    90600 lb
  • Operating Weight
    121795 lb
  • Shipping Weight
    90600 lb
  • Operating Weight
    121795 lb

Undercarriage

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

Standards

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

Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity
    216000 lb

Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
    10 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
    20 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
    14 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    375 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    375 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
    407.5 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
    407.5 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line)
    50.8 ft/min
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
    10 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
    20 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
    14 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
    0.75 in
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
    180.5 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
    242.8 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
    205 ft
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
    282.8 ft

Lift Capacity

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
    216000 lb

Hydraulic System

  • Counterweights - Gear
    34.3 gal/min
  • Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop
    83.8 gal/min
  • Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop
    86.7 gal/min
  • Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop
    62.6 gal/min
  • Fan Pump
    35.7 gal/min

Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
    216000 lb

Components

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

Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Track Gauge
    8.3 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
    12.7 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
    13.3 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
    14.2 ft
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
    20.8 ft
  • Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
    11.2 ft
  • Length - Track on Ground
    12.2 ft
  • Operating Length
    17.9 ft
  • Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
    11.6 ft
  • Grouser Height
    3.6 in
  • Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
    1.6 ft
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
    26.3 ft
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
    30.3 ft
  • Drawbar - Height
    1.4 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 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 Monitor Indicator (LMI) ready from factory and can accept regional LMI systems.
  • 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 available to further enhance visibility around machine.

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, backup
    • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
    • Boom and counterweight limit switch
    • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
    • Horn, forward warning
    • Lights, two front, two rear
    • Machine diagnostic connector
    • Machine disconnect switch
    • Starting receptacle
  • Operator Environment
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Advisor operator interface: Electronic monitoring system, Diagnostic service information, Operator preferences
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Differential steering control, with touch shift
    • Dual brake pedal
    • Heater and ventilation
    • ROPS
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Storage compartment
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Block and hook with latch
    • Counterweights, extendible segmented
    • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
  • Power Train
    • 24V electric start
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • Cat C15 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on region of sale
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37 °C (-34 °F)
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Turbocharger, wastegate
    • Water separator
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
  • Undercarriage
    • Carrier roller
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Master links, two piece
    • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in): Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)
    • Non-suspended undercarriage
    • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
    • Track guiding guards
    • Track roller frames
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Bottom guards, hinged
    • 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
    • Guard, hinged radiator
    • Hood, perforated
    • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
    • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
    • 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 7.3 m (24 ft)
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
    • Boom and cables 8.53 m (28 ft)
    • Boom and cables 8.53 m (28 ft) extended
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS