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Overview

The PL61 is part of a full line of purpose-built Cat® pipe layers designed for performance, safety and serviceability. Easy transport width, combined with the experienced support of the Cat dealer network, means this key pipe line equipment is available when and where you need it.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat C4.4 ACERT™ Cat C4.4 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 130.0 HP 97.0 kW Less
Cat C4.4 ACERT Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final Less
Cat C7.1 ACERT Emissions China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA Less
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 157.0 HP 117.0 kW Less
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN) 159.0 HP 117.0 kW Less
Engine Power - 2,000 rpm: SAE J1995 160.0 HP 119.0 kW Less
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 130.0 HP 97.0 kW Less
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 128.0 HP 95.0 kW Less
DEF Tank(1) 5.0 gal (US) 19.0 l Less
Fuel Tank 69.0 gal (US) 260.0 l Less
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) 132.0 HP 97.0 kW Less
Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Final, Stage IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (bio All nonroad Tier 4 Final, Stage IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (bio Less
Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Less
Note (3) (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. Less

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 79.0 in 2000.0 mm Less
Track on Ground 104.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area - LGP 6920.0 in² 4.46 m² Less
Ground Contact Area - Narrow 5100.0 in² 3.29 m² Less
Ground Pressure - LGP 6.3 psi 40.9 kPa Less
Ground Pressure - Narrow 7.9 psi 54.0 kPa Less
Ground Pressure(1) - LGP 5.9 psi 40.8 kPa Less
Ground Pressure(1) - Narrow 7.8 psi 53.9 kPa Less
Note (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. Less
Number of Shoes/Rollers - Each Side 40/8 40/8 Less
Track Shoe Width - Narrow/LGP 560/760 mm (22/30 in) 560/760 mm (22/30 in) Less

Weights - Operating Weight

Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes 40060.0 lb 18170.0 kg Less
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1) 39890.0 lb 18090.0 kg Less
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes 41095.0 lb 18640.0 kg Less
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1) 40920.0 lb 18560.0 kg Less
Note (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 40000.0 lb 18144.0 kg Less

Dimensions

Track Gauge 79.0 in 2000.0 mm Less
Length - Track on Ground 104.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 245.0 in 6220.0 mm Less
Height - Top of ROPS: Canopy/Cab 118.0 in 2985.0 mm Less
Height of Machine from Tip of Grouser to Top of Stack(1) 112.0 in 2850.0 mm Less
Machine Height - Tip of Winch 101.0 in 2570.0 mm Less
Note (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. Less
Operating Length 151.0 in 3850.0 mm Less
Width - Counterweight Extended 187.0 in 4750.0 mm Less
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 128.0 in 3240.0 mm Less
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 126.0 in 3190.0 mm Less
Width - Tractor - With 560 mm [22 in] Shoes 101.0 in 2560.0 mm Less
Width - Tractor - With 760 mm [30 in] Shoes 109.0 in 2760.0 mm 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 1.3 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.859 metric tons. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.3 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.859 metric tons. Less

Weights - Shipping Weight

Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes 37720.0 lb 17110.0 kg Less
Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1) 37570.0 lb 17040.0 kg Less
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes 38780.0 lb 17590.0 kg Less
Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1) 38600.0 lb 17510.0 kg Less
Note (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. Less

Performance

  • 18 ton (40,000 lb) lift capacity with side boom.
  • Easy transport width at 3240 mm (128 in).
  • More robust fuel system with advanced filtration to better withstand poor fuel conditions (engines equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA).
  • Cold weather package provides added features for cab comfort and more reliable engine starting/performance in cold environments.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards, or emits equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA, depending on region of sale.

Ease of Operation

  • Hystat transmission, faster steering response for superior maneuverability on the pipeline.
  • Choice of narrow or wide tracks to optimize for job site ground conditions.
  • Durability in rough terrain with Heavy Duty undercarriage.
  • Ergonomically designed right joystick places all boom, hook and counterweight function conveniently in one hand.
  • Comfortable cab with air suspension seat, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility.
  • Improved heating/ventilation/air conditioning system:
    – Better circulates heat around the operator using a canopy machine in cold weather.
    – More operator comfort with better cooling in air conditioned cab.

Serviceability

  • Worldwide Cat dealer network understands pipeline job site needs for outstanding support, even in remote areas.
  • Purpose-built pipelayer gives you a single source for parts and service on all components.
  • Easy access to grouped maintenance and diagnostic points.
  • Simplified cable replacement – no need to thread through hood.
  • Updated cooling package allows more air flow, reducing fan speed for greater efficiency.
  • Hydraulic demand fan automatically reduces fan speed in cooler conditions to help save fuel.
  • Hydraulic reversing fan offers automatic or manual modes – changes direction to blow debris out of the radiator cores.
  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.

Safety

  • Rear vision camera, with dedicated display, adds to visibility for greater safety.
  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) delivered with the machine for simple installation of load monitor system on the job site.
  • Quick drop release function now common with other Cat pipelayer models for added ease of use.
  • Rear window exit now common across Cat pipelayer product line.
  • Factory integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) helps protect operators and machine in case of rollover.

PL61 Standard Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • ROPS Cab with cloth seat or ROPS Canopy with vinyl seat
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electro-hydraulic controls, seat mounted, adjustable
  • Foot rests
  • Display with gauge cluster
  • Rotary throttle switch
  • Independent forward/reverse speed settings
  • Mirror, rearview
  • Mirror
  • 12V radio ready
  • 12V power port
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartment
  • Cup holder
  • Heavy duty rubber floor mat
  • Single pedal combining deceleration and braking function
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Eco Mode
  • Electronic water-in-fuel indicator
  • Electronically programmable speed selector
  • Heater

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

POWER TRAIN
  • Aluminum bar plate cooling system (radiator, power train, aftercooler)
  • 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)
  • Cat C4.4 ACERT turbocharged diesel engine with engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV / Korea Tier 4 Final / Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) Certified Engine emission standards. 115 Amp alternator, air cleaner
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT turbocharged diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA. 100 Amp (24 Volt) alternator.
  • Engine decelerating fuction - rotary switch and pedal engine speed control)
  • Engine idle shutdown
  • Hydraulically driven, variable speed fan

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Heavy duty undercarriage
  • Track adjusters, hydraulic
  • Track, 40 sections: - Standard configuration, 560 mm (22 in) - LGP configuration, 760 mm (30 in)

ELECTRICAL
  • Alarm, back up
  • Batteries, heavy duty, 900 CCA
  • Converter, 12V, 10 Amp
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Integrated lights (4 front, 2 rear)
  • Starter, 24 volt
  • Glowplug starting aid

HYDRAULICS
  • Three-function electro-hydraulic valve

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Fuel tank and guard
  • Hinged crankcase guard
  • Lockable engine enclosures
  • Hinged radiator grill and swing-out fan
  • Front pull device
  • Rigid drawbar
  • Ecology drains
  • S�O��S sampling ports

PL61 Optional Equipment

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
  • Visibility kit, no camera
  • Visibility kit, single camera

POWER TRAIN
  • Insulated breather
  • Low temperature starter

TECNOLOGY PRODUCTS
  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI)
  • Product Link