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PL61 Pipelayer

Purpose-Built for Top Performance and Reliability

The PL61 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.

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    Pipe Line Performance

    18-ton machine delivering smooth response, maneuverability and easy transport.

    Easy to Operate

    Comfortable cab, fast steering response and ergonomic controls help operators work productively all day long.

    More Reliability

    Easy service access, updated cooling package and simplified cable replacement add to the overall reliability you need in the right-of-way.
    • 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.
    • Dimensions
      Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang)
      245 in
      Height - Top of ROPS: Canopy/Cab
      118 in
      Height of Machine from Tip of Grouser to Top of Stack(1)
      112 in
      Length - Track on Ground
      104 in
      Machine Height - Tip of Winch
      101 in
      Operating Length
      151 in
      Track Gauge
      79 in
      Width - Counterweight Extended
      187 in
      Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
      128 in
      Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
      126 in
      Width - Tractor - With 560 mm [22 in] Shoes
      101 in
      Width - Tractor - With 760 mm [30 in] Shoes
      109 in
    • Engine
      Cat C4.4 Emissions
      U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final
      Cat C7.1 Emissions
      China Nonroad Stage III, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
      DEF Tank(1)
      5 gal (US)
      Engine Model
      Cat C4.4
      Flywheel Power
      130 HP
      Fuel Tank
      69 gal (US)
      Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249
      130 HP
      Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN)
      132 HP
      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 (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 (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.
      Note (3)
      (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
    • Pipelaying Equipment
      Lift Capacity
      40000 lb
    • Undercarriage
      Ground Contact Area - LGP
      6920 in²
      Ground Contact Area - Narrow
      5100 in²
      Ground Pressure - LGP
      6.3 psi
      Ground Pressure - Narrow
      7.9 psi
      Ground Pressure(1) - LGP
      5.9 psi
      Ground Pressure(1) - Narrow
      7.8 psi
      (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
      Number of Shoes/Rollers - Each Side
      Track Gauge
      79 in
      Track Shoe Width - Narrow/LGP
      560/760 mm (22/30 in)
      Track on Ground
      104 in
    • Weights - Operating Weight
      Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes
      40060 lb
      Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1)
      39890 lb
      Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes
      41095 lb
      Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1)
      40920 lb
      (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
    • Weights - Shipping Weight
      Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes
      37720 lb
      Cab, 560 mm (22 in) Shoes(1)
      37570 lb
      Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes
      38780 lb
      Cab, 760 mm (30 in) Shoes(1)
      38600 lb
      (1) Machines equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • 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
    • Boom, 5.49 m (18 ft)
    • Counterweight, extendible 2980 kg (6,570 lb)
    • 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 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 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 function - rotary switch and pedal engine speed control)
    • Engine idle shutdown
    • Hydraulically driven, variable speed fan
    • Heavy duty undercarriage
    • Track adjusters, hydraulic
    • Track, 40 sections: - Standard configuration, 560 mm (22 in) - LGP configuration, 760 mm (30 in)
    • 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
    • Three-function electro-hydraulic valve
    • Fuel tank and guard
    • Hinged crankcase guard
    • Lockable engine enclosures
    • Hinged radiator grill and swing-out fan
    • Front pull device
    • Rigid drawbar
    • Ecology drains
    • SOS sampling ports
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
    • Visibility kit, no camera
    • Visibility kit, single camera
    • Insulated breather
    • Low temperature starter
    • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI)
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