PL61

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Overview

Engineered to exceed the most demanding working conditions. The PL61’s power and versatility, combined with rugged components, are designed for tough and varied conditions. This machine offers you the reliability and durability you expect from Cat pipelayers.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 125.0 hp 93.0 kW Less
Net Power – Caterpillar 125.0 hp 93.2 kW Less
Net Power – EEC 80/1269 125.0 hp 93.2 kW Less
Net Power – SAE J1349 123.4 hp 92.1 kW Less
Bore 4.13 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 403.0 in3 6.6 L Less
Net Power – ISO 9249 125.0 hp 93.2 kW Less

Undercarriage

Number of Shoes – Each Side 40 40 Less
Track Rollers – Each Side 7 7 Less
Track on Ground 104.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width – Narrow 22.0 in 560.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area – Narrow 4650.0 in2 3.0 m2 Less
Ground Pressure – Narrow 8.2 psi 56.3 kPa Less
Ground Contact Area – LGP 6200.0 in2 4.0 m2 Less
Ground Pressure – LGP 6.3 psi 43.4 kPa Less
Track Gauge – LGP 79.0 in 2000.0 mm Less
Track Gauge – Narrow 70.0 in 1770.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width – LGP 30.0 in 760.0 mm Less

Weights

Operating Weight – Narrow Shoes 37480.0 lb 17000.0 kg Less
Operating Weight 37480.0 lb 17000.0 kg Less
Operating Weight – LGP 39242.0 lb 17800.0 kg Less
Shipping Weight – Narrow Shoes 35428.0 lb 16070.0 kg Less
Shipping weight – LGP 37192.0 lb 16870.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 40000.0 lb 18145.0 kg Less
Boom Length 18.0 ft 5.49 m Less
Hook Winch Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm Less
Boom Winch Drum Diameter 9.63 in 245.0 mm Less
Hook Winch Flange Diameter 15.5 in 398.0 mm Less
Boom Winch Flange Diameter 14.63 in 372.0 mm Less
Hook Winch Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Boom Winch Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Hook Winch Capacity – 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 239.0 ft 72.85 m Less
Boom Winch Capacity – 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 162.0 ft 49.38 m Less
Hook w/ Wire Rope Installed – 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 130.0 ft 39.62 m Less
Boom w/ Wire Rope Installed – 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 130.0 ft 39.62 m Less
Boom Line Speed 151.0 ft/min 46.0 m/min Less
Bare Drum Hook Speed (Lo) 108.0 ft/min 33.0 m/min Less
Bare Drum Hook Speed (Hi) 228.0 ft/min 69.5 m/min Less
2 Part Line Hook Speed (Lo) 54.0 ft/min 16.5 m/min Less
2 Part Line Hook Speed (Hi) 114.0 ft/min 34.8 m/min Less
3 Part Line Hook Speed (Lo) 36.0 ft/min 11.0 m/min Less
3 Part Line Hook Speed (Hi) 76.0 ft/min 23.2 m/min Less
Counterweight Extendible 6570.0 lb 2980.0 kg Less

Hydraulic Controls

Type piston type, variable, two section piston type, variable, two section Less
Output – Maximum 142.0 gal/min 540.0 L/min Less
Relief Valve Setting – Counterweight 2500.0 psi 17237.0 kPa Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 77.9 gal 295.0 L Less
Crankcase (with Filter) 4.35 gal 16.5 L Less
Final Drives (each) 6.0 gal 23.0 L Less
Cooling System 6.4 gal 24.4 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 15.3 gal 58.0 L Less

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point – ISO 8813 40000.0 lb 18145.0 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


PL61 Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • Alarm, back up
  • Alternator, 95 amp
  • Batteries, heavy duty, 900 CCA
  • Converter, 12V, 15 amp
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Lights, halogen (four front, two rear)
  • Horn
  • Starter, 24 volt

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Canopy, heated
  • Cab, ROPS, with cloth seat or Canopy, ROPS heated with vinyl seat
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electro-hydraulic controls, adjustable seat mounted
  • Foot rests
  • Compact instrument cluster including: – Gauges for engine coolant temperature, hydraulic oil temperature and fuel level – 12 indicators – Digital display (ground speed, engine RPM and hour meter)
  • Rotary throttle switch
  • Electronic travel speed limiter
  • Independent forward/reverse speed settings
  • Mirror, rearview
  • Auxiliary mirror for rear hitch/attachment
  • 12V radio ready
  • Power ports, 12V (2)
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartment
  • Cup holder
  • Heavy duty rubber floor mat
  • Single pedal combining deceleration and braking function

PIPELAYER
  • Boom, 5.49 m (18 ft)
  • Counterweight, extendible 2980 kg (6,570 lb)
  • Hydraulics, pipelayer system

POWER TRAIN
  • Engine, Cat C6.6 with ACERT Technology: – Turbocharged and aftercooled – Common Rail Fuel system
  • Aluminum bar plate cooling system (radiator, power train, aftercooler)
  • Hydraulic demand fan
  • Air cleaner with pre-cleaner, automatic dust ejection and under-hood intake
  • Electric fuel priming pump with integrated fuel/water separator
  • Dual path, electronic control, closed-loop hydrostatic transmission
  • Under-hood muffler
  • Starting aid, ether injection
  • Antifreeze, extendible life coolant –37° C (35° F)

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Heavy duty undercarriage
  • Idlers, conventional type, lifetime lubricated
  • Track rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Carrier rollers
  • Track adjusters, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
  • Guards, end track guiding scrapers, idler
  • Track, 40 sections: – Standard configuration, 560 mm (22 in) – LGP configuration, 760 mm (30 in)

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Fuel tank and guard
  • Hinged crankcase guard
  • Lockable engine enclosures
  • Idler guards
  • Hinged radiator grill and swinging fan
  • Front pull device
  • Rigid drawbar
  • Ecology drains (engine oil, power train and implement oil and engine coolant)
  • Swing-out radiator fan
  • S•O•S ports (engine, power train, hydraulics and engine coolant)

PL61 Optional Equipment

PIPELAYER OPTION
  • Machine with no boom

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