PL87

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.


SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power 319 HP
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore 5.4 in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement 928 in³
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: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995 363 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: 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: Stroke 6.75 in
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249 329 HP
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249 319 HP


Transmission
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
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward 148 lbf
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward 81 lbf
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward 44 lbf


Undercarriage
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
Width - Standard Shoes 34 in


Weights
Shipping Weight 90600 lb
Operating Weight 121795 lb


Pipelaying Equipment
Lift Capacity 216000 lb


Pipelayer Equipment
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
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter 10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length 14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter 20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: 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: Drum Diameter 10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length 14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter 20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line) 50.8 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in


Service Capacities
Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US)
Cooling System 20.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter 11.4 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System 50.2 gal (US)


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


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


Operating Specifications
Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 216000 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
Extended Boom 3458 lb
Hook Block 708 lb
Load Block 519 lb
Lower Boom Block 246 lb
Note *Calculated with extended boom
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate 1711 lb
Standard Boom 3148 lb
Total Removable Counterweight* 23950 lb
Upper Boom Block 246 lb


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


Engine
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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore 5.4 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement 928 in³
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: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995 366 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: 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: Stroke 6.75 in


Hydraulic System
Fan Pump 35.7 gal/min


Service Capacities
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)* 4.5 gal (US)
Note *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment 19.5 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom 3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook 4 gal (US)


BENEFITS & FEATURES
Pipelayer



Operator Station



Enclosed and Pressurized Cab



Implement and Steering Controls



Structure



Undercarriage



Engine and Power Train



Integrated Technologies



Sustainability



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
  • C15 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
  • Super extreme service grouser 864 mm (34 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section) clipped grousers
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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