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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 319.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249 319.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249 323.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249 329.0 hp 245.0 kW Less
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249 333.0 hp 245.0 kW Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (maximum*) – SAE J1995 363.0 hp 271.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (maximum*) – ISO 14396 359.0 hp 268.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (maximum*) – ISO 14396 (DIN) 364.0 hp 268.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (rated**) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 319.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (rated**) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 323.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (maximum*) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 345.0 hp 258.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (maximum*) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN 350.0 hp 258.0 kW Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement 928.0 in3 15.2 L Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – SAE J1995 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – ISO 14396 361.0 hp 269.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – ISO 14396 (DIN) 366.0 hp 269.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (rated****) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 329.0 hp 245.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (rated****) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 333.0 hp 245.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (maximum***) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 343.0 hp 256.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (maximum***) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN 347.0 hp 256.0 kW Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Displacement 928.0 in3 15.2 L Less
Note *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm Less
Note **Rated speed 1,900 rpm **Rated speed 1,900 rpm Less
Note ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm Less
Note ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm Less

Transmission

1 Forward 2.1 mph 3.4 km/h Less
2 Forward 3.8 mph 6.1 km/h Less
3 Forward 6.6 mph 10.6 km/h Less
1 Reverse 2.8 mph 4.5 km/h Less
2 Reverse 5.0 mph 8.0 km/h Less
3 Reverse 8.8 mph 14.2 km/h Less
Drawbar Pull – 1 Forward 148.0 lbf 661.1 kN Less
Drawbar Pull – 2 Forward 81.0 lbf 363.1 kN Less
Drawbar Pull – 3 Forward 44.0 lbf 197.5 kN Less

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 8.3 ft 2.54 m Less
Ground Contact Area 9920.1 in2 6.4 m2 Less
Grouser Height 3.6 in 93.0 mm Less
Length of Track on Ground 12.2 ft 3715.0 mm Less
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) 1 1 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
Width of Standard Shoes 34.0 in 864.0 mm Less

Weights

Shipping Weight 90600.0 lb 41095.5 kg Less
Operating Weight 121795.0 lb 55246.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg Less

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 375.0 ft 114.3 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 375.0 ft 114.3 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 407.5 ft 124.2 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 407.5 ft 124.2 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Raise (8 part line) 50.8 ft/min 15.5 m/min Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 180.5 ft 55.0 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 242.8 ft 74.0 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 205.0 ft 62.5 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 282.8 ft 86.2 m Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 109.6 gal 415.0 L Less
Cooling System 20.3 gal 76.8 L Less
Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal 100.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase and Filter 11.4 gal 43.0 L Less
Final Drives (each side) 3.4 gal 13.0 L Less
Power Train Oil System 50.2 gal 190.0 L Less
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)* 4.5 gal 17.0 L Less
Recoil Spring Compartment 19.5 gal 74.0 L Less
Winch Case (boom) 3.0 gal 11.3 L Less
Winch Case (hook) 4.0 gal 15.1 L Less
Note *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only Less

Standards

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

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point – ISO 8813 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg Less

Hydraulic System

Counterweight (gear) 34.3 gal/min 130.0 L/min Less
Implement Pump Output – Maximum (closed loop) 83.8 gal/min 317.0 L/min Less
Steering Pump Output (closed loop) 86.7 gal/min 328.0 L/min Less
Variable Charge Pump Output Maximum (open loop) 62.6 gal/min 237.0 L/min Less
Fan Pump 35.7 gal/min 135.0 L/min Less

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point – ISO 8813 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg Less

Components

Total Removable Counterweight* 23950.0 lb 10864.0 kg Less
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate 1711.0 lb 776.0 kg Less
Upper Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg Less
Lower Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg Less
Load Block 519.0 lb 236.0 kg Less
Hook Block 708.0 lb 322.0 kg Less
Standard Boom 3148.0 lb 1431.0 kg Less
Extended Boom 3458.0 lb 1572.0 kg Less
Note *Calculated with extended boom *Calculated with extended boom Less

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge 8.3 ft 2.54 m Less
Width of Tractor (standard shoes) 12.7 ft 3.86 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed) 13.3 ft 4.06 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted) 14.2 ft 4.32 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight extended) 20.8 ft 6.34 m Less
Machine Height (top of counterweight) 11.2 ft 3.4 m Less
Length of Track on Ground 12.2 ft 3.72 m Less
Operating Length 17.9 ft 5.45 m Less
Height of Machine (Cab and ROPS) 11.6 ft 3.53 m Less
Grouser Height 3.6 in 0.09 m Less
Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234) 1.6 ft 0.47 m Less
Boom Height (at SA0E 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) boom 26.3 ft 8.02 m Less
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) boom 30.3 ft 9.25 m Less
Drawbar Height 1.4 ft 0.43 m Less

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. 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. Less

Pipelayer

Purpose-built, robust components


Operator Station

Designed for productive comfort


Enclosed and Pressurized Cab

Designed with pipeline productivity in mind


Implement and Steering Controls

Ergonomically designed for ease of operation


Structure

Underlying strength


Undercarriage

Engineered for performance


Engine and Power Train

Powerful efficiency


Integrated Technologies

Solutions to make work easier and more efficient


Sustainability

Generations ahead in every way


Serviceability and Customer Support

More productivity, less cost


Renowned Cat Dealer Support

When uptime counts


Safety

Designed with protection in mind


PL87 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

PL87 Optional Equipment

WAVs

CE certification (Tier 3/Stage IIIA only)

ROPS (Tier 3/Stage IIIA only)