587T Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, Back up
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Batteries, 4, maintenance free
  • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with 1 outlet
  • Diagnostic connector (starting and charging system)
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Lighting system
  • Starting receptacle

  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
  • Pedal, Decelerator
  • Pedal, Brake
  • Horn
  • Hour meter
  • Gauge package:
  • Governor switch, electronic
  • Key start, single
  • Monitoring System, Electronic warning
  • Seat, vinyl suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Service indicator, air cleaner
  • Steering system, Electronic Fingertip Control
  • Storage compartment

  • Block and Hook, heavy duty with roller bearings
  • Boom, 8.5 m (28 ft)
  • Counter weight, extendible segmented 12 900 kg (28,440 lb)
  • Drawworks, hydraulically actuated and controlled
  • Hook latch

  • Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)
  • Aftercooler, air to air (ATAAC)
  • Engine, C15 with ACERT™ Technology
  • Coolant, extended life with protection to -37° C (-34° F)
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Electric starting, 24 volt direct
  • Fan, hydraulically driven
  • Final drives, four planet, double-reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Muffler
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner with dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Shift management, automatic directional/downshift
  • Ether starting aid
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically-controlled powershift, 3F/3R
  • Transmission control module, electronic
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator

  • Carrier roller
  • Undercarriage, non-suspended with 9-roller, tubular track roller frame
  • Lifetime Lubricated rollers and idlers
  • Sprocket, segmented
  • Track:

  • Front bumper with towing device
  • Drawbar, rigid heavy duty
  • Ecology drains
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • Guards:
  • Hydraulics, pilot operated pipelayer system
  • Parts book, CD rom
  • Oil cooler, hydraulic
  • Product link ready
  • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments
  • Equalizer bar, pinned
  • Steering, electronic clutch brake
  • Hood, solid
  • Hydraulic Pumps, work tool
  • SOSSM Sampling Ports

587T Optional Equipment

  • Alternator, 150 amp
  • Batteries, heavy duty

  • Air conditioning
  • Cab (includes)
  • Dual pane windows
  • Pedals, dual brake

  • Protection pads, boom and load

  • Enclosures, arctic engine
  • Fan, auto reversible
  • Fast Fuel System
  • Starting, low temperature
  • Heater, engine coolant
  • Heater, diesel fuel
  • Oil change system, quick
  • Prelube, engine, automatic
  • Coolant, Extended Life -50° C (-58° F)

  • Cold weather arrangement
  • Guards:
  • Tool kit (dealer installed)
  • ROPS, roll over protection system
  • Product link, PL300
  • Vandalism Protection
  • Parts Book, paper



Engine Model C15 C15 Less
Flywheel Power 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 366.0 hp 273.0 kW Less


Operating Weight 117000.0 lb 53070.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 202000.0 lb 91625.0 kg Less


Length 18.0 ft 5486.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 12.58 ft 3835.0 mm Less
Shipping Width 13.25 ft 4038.0 mm Less


Caterpillar pipelayer system includes winches, boom, block, hook, counterweight and drawbar.


Engineered to provide durability and the solid support necessary for maximum production and service life in the most demanding work.

Operator Station

Excellent operator visibility and ergonomically designed for operator’s maximum comfort and productivity.

Optional Enclosed Cab

Caterpillar offers an optional enclosed cab to maximize operator comfort in any climate.

Electronic Steering and Transmission Controls

Combines steering, machine direction and gear selection into a control system which can be operated with one hand for enhanced operator comfort and increased productivity.

Drive Train

The drive train provides maximum efficiency in combination with the C15 engine with ACERT™ Technology.

Power Train

A combination of innovations working at the point of combustion, ACERT™ Technology optimizes engine performance and fuel efficiency while meeting EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA engine exhaust emission regulations for off-road applications.


The Caterpillar elevated sprocket undercarriage is designed for optimized machine balance and best possible performance and component life.

Serviceability and Customer Support

World-class product support. The most serviceable machines from the most committed dealers. The Cat Dealer network trained experts keep your fleet up and running, maximizing your equipment investments. Caterpillar. The difference counts.™

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