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PL87 Pipelayer

Purpose-Built Providing Top Performance and Reliability

The PL87 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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    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.

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    • 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.
    • Components
      Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate
      1708 lb
      Total Removable Counterweight*
      23908 lb
    • Dimensions
      Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
      12.7 ft
    • Dimensions (Approximate)
      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
      30.4 ft
      Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
      11.6 ft
      Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
      11.2 ft
      Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
      20.8 ft
      Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
      14.2 ft
      Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
      13.3 ft
    • Engine
      DEF Tank(1)
      4.5 gal (US)
      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
      Engine Model
      Cat C15
      Flywheel Power
      319 HP
      Fuel Tank
      109.6 gal (US)
      Note (2)
      **Rated speed 1,900 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 (4)
      ****Rated speed 1,850 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.
      Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
      329 HP
      Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
      333 mhp
      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
    • Pipelaying Equipment
      Lift Capacity
      216000 lb
    • Undercarriage
      Ground Contact Area
      9920.1 in²
      Length - Track on Ground
      12.2 ft
      Track Gauge
      8.3 ft
      Width - Standard Shoes
      34 in
    • Weights
      Operating Weight
      121795 lb
      Shipping Weight
      90600 lb
    NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C15 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
    • 24V electric start
    • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
    • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37 C (-34 F)
    • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
    • Final drives: Four double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • High performance single plane cooling system
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Turbocharger, wastegate
    • Water separator
    • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
    OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Load Moment Indicator (LMI)
    • Advisor operator interface: Electronic monitoring system, Diagnostic service information, Operator preferences
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Differential steering control, with touch shift
    • Dual brake pedal
    • Heater and ventilation
    • ROPS
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Storage compartment
    PIPELAYING EQUIPMENT
    • Block and hook with latch
    • Counterweights, extendible segmented
    • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
    UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Carrier roller
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Master links, two piece
    • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in): Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)
    • Non-suspended undercarriage
    • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
    • Track guiding guards
    • Track roller frames
    ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, backup
    • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
    • Boom and counterweight limit switch
    • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
    • Horn, forward warning
    • Lights, two front, two rear
    • Machine diagnostic connector
    • Machine disconnect switch
    • Starting receptacle
    OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Bottom guards, hinged
    • Bumper, front with towing device
    • Ecology drains: Engine oil, Coolant, Hydraulic oil, Torque converter, Fuel tank, Power train case and transmission
    • Enclosures, perforated engine
    • Guard, hinged radiator
    • Hood, perforated
    • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
    • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
    • Oil cooler, hydraulic
    • Product Link ready
    • S-O-S sampling ports
    • Steering, electronically controlled power differential
    • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments
    • ROPS
    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)
    • Boom and cables 8.5 m (28 ft)
    OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS