Power Train

Proven Cat diesel power…an innovative, efficient cooling system…and unparalleled service ease.


Designed and built by Caterpillar.


Excellent stability and load-carrying capacity necessary on the tough jobs.


Caterpillar’s elevated sprocket undercarriage with bogie system sets the standard in traction, durability and ride.

Operator’s Station

Comfort and convenience are designed into the control station for a fully productive operator.


Hydrostatic drawworks provide speed capability that exceeds conventional mechanical drawworks.


Car’s modular design concept moves the elevated sprocket pipelayers a generation ahead in simplified service and repair.

Customer Support

When you purchase a Cat 589, you know it comes with support that is unmatched in the industry.

Cold Weather Package

Caterpillar offers an artic package for cold weather operation for the 589 Pipelayer.

589 Standard Equipment

Accelerator and hand throttle lever

Air cleaner service indicator

Alternator, 50-amp

Backup alarm

Boom, 8.8 m

Cat 3408 diesel engine

Counterweight (segmented)

Diagnostic adapter

Drawbar, two position

Ether starting aid

Fan, blower

Front bumper

Front towing device

Front warning horn

Fuel priming pump

Guage package:
  • Coolant temperature
  • Transmission/converter temperature
  • Drawworks oil temperature

  • Hinged crankcase and powertrain
  • Hinged radiator and blast deflector
  • Track guiding

Lighting system, two front, two rear (includes convenient connections for work lights)


Operator's panel includes: illumination lights, key start, direct electric, 24-volt system, electric hour meter, Electronic Monitoring System (EMS)

Precleaner with dust ejector

Rain cap

Seat, suspension type

Seat belt

Starting receptacle

Storage in operator's compartment (for personal items - lunch box, quart thermos, and heavy coat)

Tool box

589 Optional Equipment

Cold weather package

Coolant heater, espar and separate fuel tank

Enclosures, engine, perforated

Cover Group-Seat

Emissions Compliant Engine

Fan, Flexxaire System

Fast service:
  • Fuel
  • Engine oil

Heater, engine block

Hook with latch

Low temperature starting (to -32° C/-26° F)

Precleaner, Turbine

Radiator core protector

Tool Kit

Vandalism Protection
  • Instrument panel guard
  • Cap locks for implement hydraulic tank filler, power train oil filler, engine oil filler, radiator filler, dip sticks for engine, and dip stick for power train



Engine Model 3408 TA 3408 TA Less
Flywheel Power 420.0 hp 313.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 420.0 hp 313.0 kW Less


Operating Weight 151212.0 lb 65366.0 kg Less

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 230000.0 lb 104330.0 kg Less


Length 19.5 ft 5940.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 12.8 ft 3920.0 mm Less
Shipping Width 12.0 ft 3659.0 mm Less
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