Pipelayers PL72

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Key Specs

Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power
211 HP
158 kW
Lift Capacity
90000 lb
40823 kg

Overview

Purpose-Built for Top Performance and Reliability

The PL72 is part of a full line of purpose-built Cat pipelayers 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.

Benefits

Pipe Line Performance

Purpose-built from the factory to stand up to tough pipe line work, all supported by experienced Cat pipeline dealers.

Slope Capable

Low center of gravity, excellent machine balance and differential steering all help with maneuverability in tight areas and slope capability.

Easy to Operate

Low effort, ergonomic controls put all pipelayer implement controls and functionality in one hand. Common cab features across pipelayer models contribute to ease of use.

Product Specifications for PL72

Engine Model Cat C9.3 Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power 211 HP 158 kW
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 211 HP 158 kW
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 214 mhp 214 mhp
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Korea Tier 4 Final or UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Korea Tier 4 Final or UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA
Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US) 415 l
DEF Tank(1) 4.5 gal (US) 17.1 l
Note (1) Rated speed 2,000 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011. Rated speed 2,000 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (2) All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, Stage IV, Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20% blend by volume) are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations. All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, Stage IV, Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20% blend by volume) are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (3) 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.
Lift Capacity 90000 lb 40823 kg
Operating Weight 68945 lb 31278 kg
Shipping Weight 59846 lb 27145 kg
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 2004 lb 909 kg
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 2562 lb 1162 kg
Track Gauge 90 in 2286 mm
Track on Ground 10.7 ft 3270 mm
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754) 8406 in² 5.42 m²
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754) 8.2 psi 56.6 kPa
Shoe Width 30 in 760 mm
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 10 ft 3.05 m
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 17.65 ft 5.38 m
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 12.04 ft 3.67 m
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 11.88 ft 3.62 m
Track Gauge 7.51 ft 2.29 m
Length - Track on Ground 12.17 ft 3.71 m
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 8.53 ft 2.6 m
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.25 ft 3.43 m
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 22.24 ft 6.78 m
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 26.28 ft 8.01 m
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.

PL72 Standard Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

POWER TRAIN

  • Cat C9.3 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/ Stage V 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 (-34F)
  • 24V electric start
  • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Starting aid, ether
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
  • Wastegate turbocharger
  • Water separator

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 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
  • Load Moment Indicator (LMI)
  • 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

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

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

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Cab with air conditioning, heat and 150 amp alternator
  • OROPS with heat and 150 amp alternator
  • Cloth air seat
  • Deluxe seat
  • Vinyl seat
  • Heated seat

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Arctic rollers
  • Standard rollers

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • Product Link

PIPELAYING EQUIPMENT

  • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft)
  • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft)

OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • CE Certification

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