Engineered for reliable production in the toughest conditions. The 583T's high horsepower and rugged components are designed for tough and varied working conditions. This machine offers the reliability and durability expected from Cat Pipelayers.

Engine Model C15
Flywheel Power 310.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 310.0 hp

Pipelaying Equipment
Lift Capacity 140000.0 lb

Operating Weight 100000.0 lb

Length 17.67 ft
Shipping Height 12.25 ft
Shipping Width 11.8 ft

Caterpillar pipelayer system includes winch, boom, hook, counterweight and frame.

  • Boom and hook drawworks are driven by independent hydraulic winches.
  • Oil-disc brakes provide smooth operation and positive retention of boom and hook positions.
  • Modular design allows fast replacement, easy field service and testing.
  • High parts interchangeability between hook and boom winch assemblies.
  • Infinitely variable speed controls for both boom and hook allow precise control.
  • Quick drop function on hook line control allows the operator to drop the load quickly

Counterweight and Frame
  • Counterweight is extended hydraulically for improved load balance and clearance.
  • Counterweight segments are contoured to provide a low center of gravity and enhanced forward and right side viewing area. Segments are splined to the counterweight assembly for ease of assembly and disassembly.

• Able to tow wide range of attachments.

Blocks and Hook
Heavy-duty lifting components include the following: Load and boom blocks, forged hook with latch, serviceable handle, roller bearings and ductile iron sheaves with sealed roller bearings. Also includes high performance cable for improved life, crush resistance, flexibility and strength.

  • 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom is standard equipment with large box section.
  • Replaceable, boom-mount bearings.
  • High tensile strength steel construction.
  • Allows for smaller sections for improved visibility.
  • Lighter weight for increased payload.
  • Durable for long life.

Engineered to provide durability and the solid support necessary for maximum production and service life in the most demanding conditions.

Mainframe Strength
The 583T mainframe is built to absorb high impact shock loads and twisting forces.

Roller Frames
Roller frames are tubular, to resist bending and twisting, with reinforcement where operating stresses are the highest.
  • Non-oscillating roller frames for greater stability in pipelaying applications.
  • The recoil system is sealed and lubricated.

Front Bumper
A front bumper is pinned on the frame rails and provides both protection and a towing device. Pipelayer frame mounts are also an integral part of the frame.

Optional Rollover Protective Structure
Provides increased operator protection. • Available with or without cab.

Operator Station
Excellent operator visibility with ergonomically designed operator station for maximum comfort and productivity.

Clear Full-Circle View
A tapered hood and “notched” fuel tank give the operator a clear line of sight to the front, rear and side work areas. The new streamlined design of the Caterpillar 583T Pipelayer offers several operator visibility improvements for more precise maneuvering and placement of pipe.

Steering Control
Dual-twist tiller control with standard differential steering controls direction and degree of turns, forward-reverse shifting, and gear selection in a single control handle. One hand steering enhances operator comfort.

Ergonomic Work Tool Controls
Pipelayer controls are low effort and allow simultaneous, precise positioning of the load line and boom with one hand.

Monitoring System
Provides the operator instant feedback on the condition of operating systems and records such performance data as high/low gauge readings to help diagnose problems and manage undercarriage. Has gauges that monitor the temperature of the engine coolant, hydraulic oil and power train oil, plus the fuel level. Also has a digital and gauge type tachometer.

Cat Comfort Series Seat
Ergonomically designed and fully adjustable for maximum comfort.
  • Seat cushion reduces the pressure on the lower back and thighs while allowing unrestricted arm and leg movement.
  • Seat is raised and moved to the left providing improved all around visibility.

Access Ladder
Direct access to the operator’s station utilizing ladder on left side of the machine.

Variable Load Line Speed Range
Allows the operator to regulate line speed.

Power Supply
The voltage converter provides two 12-volt power supplies.

Counterweight Control
Adjusts the position of the counterweight for added machine stability.

Engine Speed Control
A rocker switch and decelerator pedal control engine speed. Idle can be set to desired level. High or low idle is delivered with a touch of the finger.

Optional Enclosed Cab
Caterpillar® offers an optional enclosed cab to maximize operator comfort in any climate.

Optional Enclosed Cab

Optional Enclosed Cab
Designed for operator comfort and productivity in any climate. Fully insulated with a heater. Air conditioning and ROPS available as additional options.

Excellent Visibility
The optional cab provides excellent visibility, designed with the maximum glass area. There is also an additional option of dual pane windows available for cold weather environments.

Skylight Window
The cab is equipped with a skylight window to view the boom and upper block.

Screened Side Windows
The side windows are screened to allow better ventilation and ground communication.

The optional cab is equipped with wipers on the front, rear and door windows to provide a clearer view during inclement weather.

Eight additional halogen lights come with the cab arrangement, 3 facing forward, 2 to the rear, 2 to the boom side and 1 to the winch side.

Power Train
The rugged, easy-to-service Cat C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology has a high torque rise and meets worldwide emissions regulations.

Power Train

The Cat C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology provides the power for the 583T. Performing at full-rated net power of 231 kW (310 hp) at 1850 rpm, the large displacement and high torque rise provides the 583T the power needed on challenging jobs. Matched to the high-efficiency torque divider and electronically controlled power shift transmission, it will provide years of dependable service.

ADEM™ A4 Engine Controller
The ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter (gal) of fuel used. It provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.

Fuel Delivery
Multiple injection fuel delivery involves a high degree of precision. Precisely shaping the combustion cycle lowers combustion chamber temperatures generating fewer emissions and optimizing fuel combustion; translating into more work output for your fuel cost.

MEUI Fuel System
A highly evolved fuel system with a proven record of reliability in the field. MEUI combines the technical advancement of an electronic control system with the simplicity of direct mechanically controlled unit fuel injection. The MEUI system excels in its ability to control injection pressure over the entire engine operating speed range. These features allow the C15 to have complete control over injection timing, duration, and pressure.

ATAAC and Turbocharging
Air-to-air aftercooling keeps air intake temperatures down and, in concert with the tight tolerance combustion chamber components, maximizes fuel efficiency and minimizes emissions. Significant improvements in air flow are generated by a water-cooled turbocharger, unique cross-flow head and single overhead cam.

Easier maintenance and repair through monitoring key functions and logging critical indicators. Electronic diagnostic access is possible with a single tool, the Cat Electronic Technician.

Drive Train
The drive train provides maximum efficiency in combination with the C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology.

Torque Divider
A high efficiency torque divider with freewheel stator provides high torque multiplication while shielding the drive train from sudden torque shocks and vibration.

Differential Steering System
A planetary differential turns the machine by speeding up one track and slowing the other, while maintaining full power to both. The system consists of three planetary gear sets.
  • Provides enhanced side slope capability.
  • Two planetary gear sets (steering and drive) make up the “dual differential,” which performs the traditional drive function (forward or reverse). Unlike competitive machines, the differential also performs a steering function with input from the steering motor.
  • A third planetary gear set, the “equalizing planetary,” resides inside the transmission case. It is connected to the dual differential, which provides a maximum speed difference between the right and left final drives during a turn.
  • A dedicated variable-displacement hydraulic pump.
  • A bi-directional, fixed-displacement steering motor.
  • Heavy-duty steering drive gears.

Planetary Power Shift Transmission
Three speeds forward and three speeds reverse, utilizing large diameter, high capacity, oil-cooled clutches.
  • Modulation system permits fast speed and direction changes.
  • Modular transmission and differential slide into rear case for servicing ease.
  • Oil-to-water cooler for maximum cooling capacity.
  • Forced oil flow lubricates and cools clutch packs to provide maximum clutch life.

Drawbar vs. Speed
As loads on the tractor increase, the 583T offers unmatched lugging capability and smooth shifting as the need occurs to change gears under varying loads. The 3-speed forward, 3-speed reverse transmission, backed by differential steering, offers excellent runout speeds and accurate steering capability under load.

Elevated Final Drives
  • Isolated from ground and equipment induced impact loads for extended power train life.
  • Crown-shaved drive gears provide smooth, quiet, low maintenance operation.
  • Splash lubrication and Duo-Cone™ Seals extend service life

The Caterpillar elevated sprocket undercarriage is designed for optimized machine balance and best possible performance and extended component life.


Final Drives
Final drives and associated power train components are raised above the work area, isolating them from ground induced impact loads, as well as pipelayer loads, extending power train component life.

Sprocket position keeps sprocket teeth, bushings and final drives away from the abrasive materials and moisture, resulting in longer final drive gear and seal life.

Rollers and Idlers
Feature symmetric Duo-Cone seals for long sealing life to prevent oil loss and dirt entry. Toric rings maintain performance over a wide range of temperatures. Rollers and idlers are serviceable and rebuildable to provide value.

Roller Frames
Roller frames are tubular to resist bending and twisting, with added reinforcement where operating loads are highest.

Sprocket Segments
Made exclusively of Caterpillar Tough Steel™ for longer wear life and precision machined after heat treat for proper fit. Segments can be removed or replaced without breaking the track.

Positive Pin Retention (PPR) Sealed and Lubricated Track
Designed for high-impact and high load applications. The PPR exclusive Caterpillar design locks the link to the pin.

Track Shoes
Track shoes are 710 mm (28 in) single grouser design and made from heat treated, rolled steel for added strength. Wide track and clipped shoes are available as an option to match working conditions. Long track frame and wide gauge enhance track contact area, providing a stable working base.

Serviceability and Customer Support
World-class product support. The most serviceable machines from the most committed dealers. The Cat Dealer network trained experts keep your fleet up and running, maximizing your equipment investments. Caterpillar. The difference counts.™

Minimizes maintenance and repair downtime. New sight gauges, filter locations, improved access to oil and coolant sampling ports, and an engine compartment mounted work lamp, make daily and periodic service faster and easier.

Engine Oil Filter
Engine oil filter is located on the engine for easy servicing access and minimal downtime. Save further time with the optional quick oil change attachments.

Water Separator and Fuel Filter
Easily located just inside the engine access panel, the water separator functions as the primary fuel filter, just ahead of the secondary fuel filter.

Quick Disconnect Fittings
Allow for fast diagnosis of the power train, hydraulics and attachment oil systems.

S•O•SSM Analysis
Scheduled Oil Sampling made easier through live sampling ports for the engine oil, hydraulics and coolant.

Caterpillar Product Link PL300 (optional)
This option allows the customer or dealer to obtain machine diagnostics and location information from their offices. Product Link PL300 provides updates on service meter hours, machine condition and machine location, as well is integrated mapping/route planning. Built-in flexibility allows for future technology development.

Consider the financing options available, as well as day-to-day operating costs. This is also the time to look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.

Product Support
Plan for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer’s wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase your machine. Programs such as Custom Track Service (CTS), S•O•S analysis, Technical Analysis and guaranteed maintenance contracts give peak life and performance to your machine.

Parts Program
You will find nearly all parts at your dealer parts counter. Cat Dealers use a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. Ask about your Cat Dealer’s exchange program for major components. This can shorten repair time and lower costs.

Remanufactured Components
Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts save you money. You receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at cost savings of 40 to 70 percent. Components available for the drive train, engine, and hydraulics.

Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, Back up
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Batteries, 4, maintenance free
  • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with 1 outlet
  • Diagnostic connector (starting and charging system)
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Lights, halogen, 2 front - 2 rear
  • Starting receptacle
  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
  • Pedal, Decelerator
  • Pedal, Dual brake
  • Horn
  • Hour meter
  • Monitoring System, electronic warning
  • Gauge package:
  • Governor switch, electronic
  • Key start, single
  • Seat, vinyl suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Service indicator, air cleaner
  • Steering system, differential
  • Storage compartment
  • Block and Hook, Heavy duty with roller bearings
  • Boom, 7.3 m (24 ft)
  • Counter weight, extendible segmented 9036 kg (19,920 lb)
  • Drawworks, hydraulically actuated and controlled
  • Hook with latch
  • Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)
  • Aftercooler, air to air (ATAAC)
  • Engine, C15 with ACERT™ Technology
  • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37° C (-34° F)
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Electric starting, 24 volt direct
  • Fan, hydraulically driven (suction)
  • Final drives, four planet, double-reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Muffler
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner with dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Ether starting aid
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically-controlled powershift, 3F/3R
  • Transmission control module, electronic
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator
  • Carrier roller
  • Undercarriage, non-suspended with 9-roller, tubular track roller frame
  • Lifetime Lubricated rollers and idlers
  • Sprocket, segmented
  • Track:
  • Bumper, front with towing device
  • Drawbar, rigid
  • Ecology drains
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • Guards:
  • Hydraulics, pilot operated, pipelayer system
  • Parts book, CD rom
  • Oil cooler, hydraulic
  • Product link ready
  • S•O•SSM sampling ports
  • Steering, electronically controlled power differential
  • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments
  • Enclosure, Perforated engine door
  • Hood, Perforated

Optional Equipment

  • Alternator, 150 amp
  • Batteries, heavy duty
  • Air conditioning
  • Cab (includes)
  • Dual pane cab windows
  • Boom, 8.5 m (28 ft) and cables
  • Protection pads, boom and load
  • Enclosures, arctic engine
  • Fan, auto reversible
  • Fast Fuel System
  • Heater, engine coolant, 120 volt
  • Heater, diesel fuel
  • Hood, solid
  • Starting, low temperature
  • Oil change system, quick
  • Prelube, engine, automatic
  • Coolant, Extended life -50° C (-58° F)
  • Tracks, pair, Sealed and Lubricated:
  • Cold weather arrangement
  • Guards:
  • Vandalism Protection
  • Tool kit (dealer installed)
  • ROPS, roll over protection system
  • Product link, PL300
  • Drawbar, heavy duty
  • Parts Book, paper



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