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PL83 Pipelayer

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 PL83 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Product Specs

Engine

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249
319HP
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
329HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
363HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
359HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
364HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
323HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
345HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
350HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore
5.4in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke
6.75in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement
928in³
Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319HP
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
Note (1)
*Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (3)
***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore
5.4in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement
928in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396
361HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
366HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995
366HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
343HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
347HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke
6.75in

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
170000lb

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
20in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
14in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
282.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
282.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
20in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
14in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180.5ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
242.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
282.8ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
205ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (6 part line)
72ft/min

Transmission

Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
148
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
81
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
44
1 Forward
2.1mile/h
2 Forward
3.8mile/h
3 Forward
6.6mile/h
1 Reverse
2.8mile/h
2 Reverse
5mile/h
3 Reverse
8.8mile/h

Undercarriage

Width - Standard Shoes
30in
Track Gauge
92in
Ground Contact Area
8215in²
Grouser Height
3in
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
1
Number of Rollers - Each Side
9
Number of Shoes - Each Side
48
Shoe Type
Moderate Service

Service Capacities

Cooling System
20.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil
26.4gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter
11.4gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
3.4gal (US)
Power Train Oil System
50.2gal (US)
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
4.5gal (US)
Note
*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment
19.5gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
4gal (US)

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170000lb

Hydraulic System

Counterweights - Gear
34.3gal/min
Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop
83.8gal/min
Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop
86.7gal/min
Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop
62.6gal/min
Fan Pump
35.7gal/min

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170000lb

Components

Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate
1603lb
Extended Boom
3458lb
Hook Block
387lb
Load Block
350lb
Lower Boom Block
246lb
Note
*Calculated with extended boom
Standard Boom
3148lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
19233lb
Upper Boom Block
246lb

Weights

Shipping Weight
85880lb
Operating Weight
111316lb

Standards

Brakes
Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
ROPS
ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008

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.

Dimensions (Approximate)

Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
26.3ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
30.3ft
Drawbar - Height
1.4ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
1.6ft
Grouser Height
3.1in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.6ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.2ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11.2ft
Operating Length
17.9ft
Track Gauge
7.7ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
19.9ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
13.5ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
12.7ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10.7ft

Worktool Attachments

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

Optional Equipment

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