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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 PL72 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 212.0 hp 158.0 kW Less
Bore 4.5 in 115.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.9 in 149.0 mm Less
Displacement 567.5 in3 9.3 L Less
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995 257.0 hp 192.0 kW Less
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 255.0 hp 190.0 kW Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent Less
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 (DIN) 258.0 hp 192.0 kW Less
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 212.0 hp 158.0 kW Less
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 215.0 hp 160.0 kW Less
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 246.0 hp 183.0 kW Less
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 249.0 hp 186.0 kW Less

Transmission

1 Forward 2.3 mph 3.8 km/h Less
2 Forward 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h Less
3 Forward 7.1 mph 11.4 km/h Less
1 Reverse 3.0 mph 4.8 km/h Less
2 Reverse 5.2 mph 8.4 km/h Less
3 Reverse 9.0 mph 14.6 km/h Less
Drawbar Pull – 1 Forward 86000.0 lb 382.0 kN Less
Drawbar Pull – 2 Forward 49800.0 lb 221.0 kN Less
Drawbar Pull – 3 Forward 26800.0 lb 119.0 kN Less

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Track on Ground 10.7 ft 3270.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754) 8406.0 in2 5.42 m2 Less
Grouser Height 2.6 in 65.0 mm Less
Carrier Rollers/Side 1 1 Less
Track Rollers/Side 8 8 Less
Shoes/Side 45 45 Less
Pitch 8.0 in 203.0 mm Less
Shoe Width 30.0 in 760.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 14.6 in 372.0 mm Less
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754) 8.2 psi 56.6 kPa Less
Oscillation at Front Idler 6.4 in 163.0 mm Less

Weights

Shipping Weight 59846.0 lb 27145.0 kg Less
Operating Weight 68945.0 lb 31278.0 kg Less
Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 kg Less

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Flange Diameter 15.5 in 394.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) 165.0 ft 50.3 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) extended 165.0 ft 50.3 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 180.1 ft 54.9 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended 180.1 ft 54.9 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Lo (4 Part Line) 60.85 ft/min 15.9 m/min Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Hi (4 Part Line) 144.4 ft/min 44.0 m/min Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Flange Diameter 15.5 in 394.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) 131.9 ft 40.2 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) extended 165.0 ft 50.3 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 148.0 ft 45.1 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended 180.1 ft 54.9 m Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 109.6 gal 415.0 L Less
Cooling System 13.4 gal 51.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal 100.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase and Filter 6.5 gal 24.6 L Less
Final Drives (Each Side) 3.6 gal 13.5 L Less
Power Train Oil System 39.1 gal 148.0 L Less
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF) 4.5 gal 17.1 L Less
Winch Case (Boom) 3.0 gal 11.3 L Less
Winch Case (Hook) 3.0 gal 11.3 L Less

Standards

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

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 kg Less

Components

Component Upper Boom Block Upper Boom Block Less
Lower Boom Block 55.0 lb 25.0 kg Less
Component Load Block Load Block Less
Hook Block 338.0 lb 153.4 kg Less
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 1980.0 lb 898.1 kg Less
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 2604.0 lb 1181.0 kg Less

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge 7.51 ft 2.29 m Less
Width of Tractor (standard shoes) 10.0 ft 3.05 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed) 11.88 ft 3.62 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted) 12.04 ft 3.67 m Less
Width of Tractor (counterweight extended) 17.65 ft 5.38 m Less
Machine Height (top of counterweight) 8.53 ft 2.6 m Less
Length of Track on Ground 12.17 ft 3.71 m Less
Operating Length 15.68 ft 4.78 m Less
Height of Machine (cab and ROPS) 11.25 ft 3.43 m Less
Grouser Height 2.6 in 0.065 m Less
Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234) 1.41 ft 0.43 m Less
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m (4 ft) overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) boom 22.24 ft 6.78 m Less
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m (4 ft) overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) boom 26.28 ft 8.01 m Less
Drawbar Height 2.1 ft 0.64 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


Undercarriage

Engineered for performance


Structure

Underlying strength


Engine and Power Train

Powerful efficiency


Emissions Technology

Proven, integrated solutions


Sustainability

Generations ahead in every way


Integrated Technologies

Solutions to make work easier and more efficient


Serviceability and Customer Support

When uptime matters


Renowned Cat Dealer Support

When uptime counts


Safety

Designed with protection in mind


PL72 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

PL72 Optional Equipment

WAVs

CE Certification

ROPS