PL83 Pipelayer

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Overview

The PL83 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.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 319.0 HP 238.0 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: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement 928.0 in³ 15.2 l 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: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995 363.0 HP 271.0 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: 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: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm 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 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249 319.0 HP 238.0 kW Less
Note (1) *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm Less
Note (2) **Rated speed 1,900 rpm **Rated speed 1,900 rpm Less
Note (3) ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm Less
Note (4) ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement 928.0 in³ 15.2 l 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: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995 366.0 HP 273.0 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: 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: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm Less

Transmission

1 Forward 2.1 mile/h 3.4 km/h Less
2 Forward 3.8 mile/h 6.1 km/h Less
3 Forward 6.6 mile/h 10.6 km/h Less
1 Reverse 2.8 mile/h 4.5 km/h Less
2 Reverse 5.0 mile/h 8.0 km/h Less
3 Reverse 8.8 mile/h 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 92.0 in 2337.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area 8215.0 in² 5.3 m² Less
Grouser Height 3.0 in 78.0 mm Less
Length - 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 Moderate Service Moderate Service Less
Width - Standard Shoes 30.0 in 710.0 mm Less

Weights

Shipping Weight 85880.0 lb 38954.5 kg Less
Operating Weight 111316.0 lb 50492.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 170000.0 lb 77111.0 kg Less

Pipelayer Equipment

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
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 242.8 ft 74.0 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 242.8 ft 74.0 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 282.8 ft 86.2 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 282.8 ft 86.2 m Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (6 part line) 72.0 ft/min 22.0 m/min Less
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm Less

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US) 415.0 l Less
Cooling System 20.3 gal (US) 76.8 l Less
Engine Crankcase - With Filter 11.4 gal (US) 43.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 3.4 gal (US) 13.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal (US) 100.0 l Less
Power Train Oil System 50.2 gal (US) 190.0 l Less
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)* 4.5 gal (US) 17.0 l Less
Note *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only Less
Recoil Spring Compartment 19.5 gal (US) 74.0 l Less
Winch Case - Boom 3.0 gal (US) 11.3 l Less
Winch Case - Hook 4.0 gal (US) 15.1 l 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 170000.0 lb 77111.0 kg Less

Hydraulic System

Counterweights - Gear 34.3 gal/min 130.0 l/min Less
Fan Pump 35.7 gal/min 135.0 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

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 170000.0 lb 77111.0 kg 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

Components

Extended Boom 3458.0 lb 1572.0 kg Less
Hook Block 387.0 lb 176.0 kg Less
Load Block 350.0 lb 159.0 kg Less
Lower Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg Less
Note *Calculated with extended boom *Calculated with extended boom Less
Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate 1603.0 lb 727.0 kg Less
Standard Boom 3148.0 lb 1431.0 kg Less
Total Removable Counterweight* 19233.0 lb 8724.0 kg Less
Upper Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg Less

Dimensions (Approximate)

Boom Height (at SAE 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
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234 1.6 ft 0.47 m Less
Grouser Height 3.1 in 0.08 m Less
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.6 ft 3.53 m Less
Length - Track on Ground 12.2 ft 3.72 m Less
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 11.2 ft 3.4 m Less
Operating Length 17.9 ft 5.45 m Less
Track Gauge 7.7 ft 2.34 m Less
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 19.9 ft 6.06 m Less
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 13.5 ft 4.11 m Less
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 12.7 ft 3.86 m Less
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 10.7 ft 3.25 m Less

PL83 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
  • 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

Built to Perform

  • Integrated power train with differential steering and updated hydraulic system work together to provide power and improved machine maneuverability for any pipelayer application.
  • Electro-hydraulics offer greater response and precise control to variable speed motors of the heavy duty winch for greater machine productivity.
  • Counterweight profile improves lift capacity.
  • Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in class turning even with a loaded boom, increasing maneuverability in tight locations.
  • Improved machine center of gravity and lengthened track-roller frame with repositioned rear idler places more track on the ground, enhancing slope capability.

Because Uptime Counts

  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.
  • Full left-side engine serviceability, including fill tube, dipstick, air cleaner, fuel filters, oil filter and coolant level check allows for quick and efficient routine service.
  • High speed oil change is standard and makes servicing even faster.
  • Hydraulic and powertrain filters and fuel tank drain are located at rear of machine and are conveniently serviceable from ground level.
  • Pressure taps are placed within hydraulic system to allow for quick monitoring.
  • Major components like the engine, transmission, and final drives are modular for quicker removal during service, saving cost and downtime.

Designed for Operators

  • Implement joystick places all Pipelayer implement controlsand functionality in one hand.
  • Low-effort, ergonomically designed and positioned control handleallows simultaneous, precise positioning of load line, boom, and extendible counterweight.
  • Dual brake pedal controls provide enhanced maneuverability and steering control.
  • Planetary differential steering contributes to superior maneuverability in tight areas of operation as well as enhanced slope capability.

Work in Comfort

  • Quieter, pressurized cab with heated/ventilated seat option improves operator comfort and productivity.
  • Ergonomically designed seat is positioned for greater visibility to work area and convenient access to machine control lever, switches and pedals.

Built-In Safety Features

  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) ready from factory and can accept regional LMI systems.
  • Convenient steps, handles and guardrail provide safe access/egress.
  • Enlarged roof top window with retractable shade, additional mirrors, and angled door improves visibility to the trench, boom and blocks.
  • Standard operator presence detection system allows machine to idle when operator is not seated, but locks out power train to avoid unintentional movement.
  • Rear vision camera available to further enhance visibility around machine.