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Overview

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.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Gross Power 394.0 hp 294.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 362.0 hp 270.0 kW Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm Less
Displacement 928.0 in3 15.2 L Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA U.S. EPA Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA Less
Flywheel Power (Metric) 371.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Gross Power (Metric) 400.0 hp 294.0 kW Less
Gross Power - ISO 14396 (Metric) 382.0 hp 281.0 kW Less
Gross Power - ISO 14396 377.0 hp 281.0 kW Less
Net Power - EU 80/1269 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Net Power - EU 80/1269 (Metric) 371.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 (Metric) 371.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 (Metric) 367.0 hp 270.0 kW Less

Transmission

1 Forward 1.9 mph 3.0 km/h Less
2 Forward 3.3 mph 5.4 km/h Less
3 Forward 5.8 mph 9.4 km/h Less
1 Reverse 2.5 mph 4.0 km/h Less
2 Reverse 4.4 mph 7.0 km/h Less
3 Reverse 7.7 mph 12.3 km/h Less
1F - Drawbar Pull 139.0 lbf 618.5 N Less
2F - Drawbar Pull 76.0 lbf 338.2 N Less
3F - Drawbar Pull 42.0 lbf 186.9 N Less

Undercarriage

Ground Contact Area 12.2 ft 3715.0 mm Less
Grouser Height 3.6 in 93.0 mm Less
Length of Track on Ground 11.8 ft 3.587 m Less
Number of Carrier Rollers 1 per side 1 per side Less
Number of Rollers (each side) 9 9 Less
Number of Shoes (each side) 48 48 Less
Shoe Type Super Extreme Service Super Extreme Service Less
Track Gauge 8.3 ft 2.54 m Less
Width of Standard Shoes 34.0 in 864.0 mm Less

Weights

Shipping Weight 94501.0 lb 42865.0 kg Less
Operating Weight 120119.0 lb 54485.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 214000.0 lb 97069.0 kg Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 180.4 ft 55.0 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 242.8 ft 74.0 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 205.0 ft 62.5 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 282.8 ft 86.2 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Boom - Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 375.0 ft 114.3 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 375.0 ft 114.3 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 407.6 ft 124.2 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 407.6 ft 124.2 m Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Hook Speed (Raise) with 8 Part Line 50.8 ft/min 15.5 m/min Less
Planetary Hydraulic Winches - Hook - Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Removable Counterweight 13 Segments - 2 @ 628.0 lb 285.0 kg Less
Removable Counterweight 13 Segments - 5 @ 1725.0 lb 785.0 kg Less
Removable Counterweight 13 Segments - 6 @ 1562.0 lb 710.0 kg Less
Total Weight Extendible 30587.0 lb 13903.0 kg Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 150.3 gal 569.0 L Less
Cooling System 20.0 gal 76.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 44.9 gal 170.0 L Less
Crankcase and Filter 10.0 gal 38.0 L Less
Final Drive (each side) 3.4 gal 13.0 L Less
Power Train 50.0 gal 190.0 L Less

Standards

Brakes Brakes meet the standard SAE JISO 10265 MAR99 Brakes meet the standard SAE JISO 10265 MAR99 Less
ROPS Optional ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standards SAE J397 OCT95, SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3164 1995 and ISO 3471-1 Optional ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the standards SAE J397 OCT95, SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3164 1995 and ISO 3471-1 Less

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 214000.0 lb 97069.0 kg Less

Hydraulic System

Counterweight (gear) 26.7 gal/min 101.0 L/min Less
Implement Pump Output - Max (closed loop) 73.2 gal/min 277.0 L/min Less
Relief Valve Setting 6033.6 psi 41600.0 kPa Less
Variable Charge Pump Output - Max (open loop) 57.9 gal/min 219.0 L/min Less

Operating Specifications

Lifting Capacity 214000.0 lb 97069.0 kg Less

Pipelayer

Integrated, robust components


Operator Station

Designed for Productive Comfort


Implement and Steering Controls

Ergonomically Designed for Ease of Operation


Enclosed Cab

Designed with Pipeline Productivity in Mind


Engine and Power Train

Powerful Efficiency


Structure

Underlying Strength


Undercarriage

Engineered for Performance


Integrated Technologies

Solutions to Make Work Easier and More Efficient


Sustainability

Thinking Generations Ahead


Serviceability

More Productivity, Less Cost


Safety

Designed with Protection in Mind


Renowned Cat Dealer Support

When Uptime Counts


PL87 Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • Alarm, backup
  • Batteries, 4, maintenance free
  • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with 1 outlet
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Lighting system, halogen, (2 front, 2 rear)
  • Starting receptacle

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
  • Horn
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • Governor switch, electronic
  • Key start, single
  • Monitoring system, electronic warning system with temperature gauges for coolant, power train oil and hydraulic oil
  • Pedal, decelerator
  • Pedals, dual brake
  • Seat, Vinyl suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Service indicator, air cleaner
  • Steering control, electronic, finger tip control
  • Storage compartment

PIPELAYING EQUIPMENT
  • Block and hook with latch, heavy duty
  • Counterweights, extendable segmented
  • Drawworks, hydraulic actuated and controlled

POWER TRAIN
  • Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)
  • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
  • C15 ACERT diesel engine with EUI (Electronic Unit Injection)
  • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37° C (-34° F)
  • Electric starting, 24 volt
  • Fan, suction, hydraulically driven blower
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Final drives, four planet, double reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Muffler
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner, stratta-tube dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Starting aid, ether
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically-controlled powershift, 3F-3R speeds
  • Transmission, control module, electronic
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Carrier roller
  • Frame, 9-roller tubular track roller frame
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Master links, two piece
  • Non-suspended undercarriage
  • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
  • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
  • Track adjusters, hydraulic
  • Track guiding guards
  • 864 mm (34 in) super extreme service grouser with 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
  • Guard, hinged bottom
  • Guard, hinged radiator
  • Hood, solid
  • Hydraulic system, pilot operated for hook, boom, and counterweight control
  • Oil cooler, hydraulic
  • Parts book, CD ROM
  • Product link ready
  • S·O·SSM sampling ports
  • Steering, electronic clutch brake
  • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments

PL87 Optional Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Drains, ecology, power train

PRODUCT LINK
  • Product Link PL321, none
  • Product Link PL321, Satellite
  • Product Link PL321, Cellular

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