572R Series 2


Power Train

The 3176C engine, matched with the torque divider and field proven power shift transmission, provides years of dependable service.

Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)

AMOCS utilizes an exclusive two pass cooling system and increased cooling surface area to provide significantly more cooling efficiency than conventional systems.

Drive Train

Rugged, durable, and reliable components deliver smooth, responsive power and lasting reliability.

Finger Tip Control

Finger Tip Control (FTC) combines steering, machine direction and gear selection into a single control system, which can be operated with one hand for enhanced operator comfort and increased productivity.


Caterpillar pipelayer system includes winch and boom, counterweight and frame.

Operator Station

Ergonomically designed for operator's comfort and productivity.


Engineered and manufactured to provide durability in the most demanding work.


The Caterpillar elevated sprocket undercarriage arrangement is designed for better balance, performance, and component life.


Modular design moves Caterpillar a generation ahead in simplifying service and maintenance.

Total Customer Support

Excellent parts availability and the best service capability help increase productivity.

572R Series 2 Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 70-amp
  • Converter, 10-amp/12-volt
  • Diagnostic connector (starting and charging)
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Hour meter
  • Lights, 2 forward, 2 rear
  • Starting receptacle, 24-volt direct

  • Armrests, adjustable
  • Brake pedal
  • Decelerator pedal and switch
  • Engine air cleaner service indicator
  • Engine RPM display/gear display
  • Foot pegs for slope work
  • FTC control for Clutch and Brake steering
  • Monitoring System, Electronic (EMS III)
  • Power points, two 12-volt
  • Pre-start coolant level monitoring system
  • Product Link ready
  • Seat, vinyl suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
  • Storage and literature compartment
  • Transmission shift points selection
  • Travel speed and gear limiter, electronic

  • Block and hook
  • Boom, 6.10 m (20 ft)
  • Counterweight, extendible segmented 4089 kg (9,015 lb)
  • Hydraulics, pipelayer system

  • Adjuster, hydraulic track
  • Carrier rollers
  • Heavy-duty sealed and lubricated tracks
  • Lifetime lubricated idlers and track rollers
  • Master link, two-piece
  • Sprockets, segmented
  • Track frame, 7 rollers
  • Track with single grouser track shoes

  • 3176C EUI Caterpillar diesel engine with:

  • Altitude operation capability,
  • Bumper, Front with towing device
  • Diagnostic pressure taps, centralized ecology drains
  • Extended service intervals (500 hours)
  • Guards:
  • Hood, perforated
  • Implement oil filter
  • Keyed lockable enclosures
  • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Radiator doors, louvered, hinged
  • Rigid drawbar
  • S•O•S analysis taps for engine, transmission, and
  • Transmission remote pressure taps
  • Vandalism protection

572R Series 2 Optional Equipment

  • Alternator, 70-amp brushless 13 kg (29 lb)
  • Alternator, 100-amp brushless 14 kg (31 lb)
  • Converter, 20-amp, 12-volt 1 kg (2 lb)

  • Crankcase, extreme service 80 kg (176 lb)
  • Radiator, heavy-duty, hinged grill 48 kg (106 lb)
  • Rear, heavy-duty 71 kg (157 lb)
  • Track Guiding
  • Track roller, full 405 kg (893 lb)

  • Armrest, adjustable electric 55 kg (121 lb)
  • Pedals, dual brake 0 kg (0 lb)
  • ROPS, Rollover protection system 477 kg (985 lb)

  • Boom, 7.3 m (24 ft) 1183 kg (2,608 lb)
  • Boom, omission 6.1 m (20 ft) 906 kg (1,997 lb)
  • Hook, latched 3 kg (7 lb)

  • Cooling, high ambient 3 kg (7 lb)
  • Drains, ecology (transmission, torque converter) 4 kg (9 lb)
  • Fan, reversible 0 kg (0 lb)
  • Fast fuel system 3 kg (7 lb)
  • Grid, radiator core sand blast 17 kg (38 lb)
  • Oil change system 9 kg (20 lb)

  • Track Groups

  • Batteries, heavy-duty 15 kg (33 lb)
  • Heater, engine coolant 3 kg (7 lb)


Excellent response and control for productivity and versatility.


Engine Model 3176C 3176C Less
Flywheel Power 253.0 hp 189.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 253.0 hp 189.0 kW Less


Operating Weight 70206.0 lb 31845.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40800.0 kg Less


Length 15.5 ft 4736.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 11.25 ft 3443.0 mm Less
Shipping Width 12.0 ft 3659.0 mm Less
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