PL72

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.


SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
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 IV 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 HP


Transmission
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
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward 86000 lb
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward 49800 lb
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward 26800 lb


Undercarriage
Track Gauge 90 in
Track on Ground 10.7 ft
Carrier Rollers/Side 1
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754) 8406 in²
Grouser Height 2.6 in
Pitch 8 in
Shoe Width 30 in
Shoes/Side 45
Track Rollers/Side 8


Weights
Shipping Weight 59846 lb
Operating Weight 68945 lb


Pipelaying Equipment
Lift Capacity 90000 lb


Pipelayer Equipment
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) 131.9 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended 165 ft
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: Drum Diameter 8.5 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length 10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter 15.5 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in
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: 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: Drum Diameter 8.5 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length 10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter 15.5 in
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
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in


Service Capacities
Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US)
Cooling System 13.4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter 6.5 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 3.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System 39.1 gal (US)


Standards
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


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.


Components
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 1980 lb
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 2604 lb
Components (1) Upper Boom Block
Components (2) Load Block
Hook Block 338 lb
Lower Boom Block 55 lb


Dimensions (Approximate)
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 2.1 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


Service Capacities
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF) 4.5 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom 3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook 3 gal (US)


Undercarriage
Ground Clearance 14.6 in
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754) 8.2 psi
Oscillation at Front Idler 6.4 in


Weights
Lift Capacity 90000 lb


BENEFITS & FEATURES
Pipelayer



Operator Station



Enclosed and Pressurized Cab



Implement and Steering Controls



Undercarriage



Structure



Engine and Power Train



Emissions Technology



Sustainability



Integrated Technologies



Serviceability and Customer Support



Renowned Cat Dealer Support



Safety



EQUIPMENT
Standard Equipment

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
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • 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
  • 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
POWER TRAIN
  • C9.3 ACERT 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.
  • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
  • High performance single plane cooling system
  • Coolant, extended life with protection to –37° C (–34° F)
  • 24V electric start
  • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Final drives: – Four planet, double reduction Planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Starting aid, ether
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically controlled: – Powershift, 3F/3R speed
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator
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


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