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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.

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Product Specs

Engine

Engine Model Cat C15
Flywheel Power 319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 323 mhp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 333 mhp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 329 HP
Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US)
DEF Tank(1) 4.5 gal (US)
Note (2) **Rated speed 1,900 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the fl ywheel 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 (4) ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the fl ywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 170000 lb

Weights

Operating Weight 109000 lb
Shipping Weight 85880 lb

Components

Removable Counterweight (10 plates) Single Plate 1707.7 lb
Total Removable Counterweight* 17077 lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 92 in
Length - Track on Ground 12.2 ft
Ground Contact Area 8215 inĀ²
Width - Standard Shoes 30 in

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 10.7 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 19.9 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 13.5 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 12.7 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 11.2 ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.6 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 22.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 26.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.5 m (28 ft) Boom 30.3 ft

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.