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Overview

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 PL87 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine

  • Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power 319.0 HP 238.0 kW
  • Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement 928.0 in³ 15.2 l
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 359.0 HP 268.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN) 364.0 HP 268.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995 363.0 HP 271.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 345.0 HP 258.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN 350.0 HP 258.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 319.0 HP 238.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 323.0 HP 238.0 kW
  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm
  • U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249 329.0 HP 245.0 kW
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249 319.0 HP 238.0 kW
  • Note (1) *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm *Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
  • Note (2) **Rated speed 1,900 rpm **Rated speed 1,900 rpm
  • Note (3) ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm ***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
  • Note (4) ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement 928.0 in³ 15.2 l
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 361.0 HP 269.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN) 366.0 HP 269.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995 366.0 HP 273.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 343.0 HP 256.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN 347.0 HP 256.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 329.0 HP 245.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 333.0 HP 245.0 kW
  • Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke 6.75 in 172.0 mm

Transmission

  • 1 Forward 2.1 mile/h 3.4 km/h
  • 2 Forward 3.8 mile/h 6.1 km/h
  • 3 Forward 6.6 mile/h 10.6 km/h
  • 1 Reverse 2.8 mile/h 4.5 km/h
  • 2 Reverse 5.0 mile/h 8.0 km/h
  • 3 Reverse 8.8 mile/h 14.2 km/h
  • Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward 148.0 lbf 661.1 kN
  • Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward 81.0 lbf 363.1 kN
  • Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward 44.0 lbf 197.5 kN

Undercarriage

  • Track Gauge 8.3 ft 2.54 m
  • Ground Contact Area 9920.1 in² 6.4 m²
  • Grouser Height 3.6 in 93.0 mm
  • Length - Track on Ground 12.2 ft 3715.0 mm
  • Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 1 1
  • Number of Rollers - Each Side 9 9
  • Number of Shoes - Each Side 48 48
  • Shoe Type Super Extreme Service Super Extreme Service
  • Width - Standard Shoes 34.0 in 864.0 mm

Weights

  • Shipping Weight 90600.0 lb 41095.5 kg
  • Operating Weight 121795.0 lb 55246.0 kg

Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg

Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 180.5 ft 55.0 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 242.8 ft 74.0 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 205.0 ft 62.5 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 282.8 ft 86.2 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 375.0 ft 114.3 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 375.0 ft 114.3 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) 407.5 ft 124.2 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended 407.5 ft 124.2 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length 14.0 in 355.6 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter 20.0 in 508.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line) 50.8 ft/min 15.5 m/min
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm

Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US) 415.0 l
  • Cooling System 20.3 gal (US) 76.8 l
  • Engine Crankcase - With Filter 11.4 gal (US) 43.0 l
  • Final Drive - Each 3.4 gal (US) 13.0 l
  • Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal (US) 100.0 l
  • Power Train Oil System 50.2 gal (US) 190.0 l
  • Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)* 4.5 gal (US) 17.0 l
  • Note *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only *Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
  • Recoil Spring Compartment 19.5 gal (US) 74.0 l
  • Winch Case - Boom 3.0 gal (US) 11.3 l
  • Winch Case - Hook 4.0 gal (US) 15.1 l

Standards

  • Brakes Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008 Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
  • ROPS ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008 ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008

Lift Capacity

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg

Hydraulic System

  • Counterweights - Gear 34.3 gal/min 130.0 l/min
  • Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop 83.8 gal/min 317.0 l/min
  • Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop 86.7 gal/min 328.0 l/min
  • Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop 62.6 gal/min 237.0 l/min
  • Fan Pump 35.7 gal/min 135.0 l/min

Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 216000.0 lb 97976.0 kg

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. 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

  • Extended Boom 3458.0 lb 1572.0 kg
  • Hook Block 708.0 lb 322.0 kg
  • Load Block 519.0 lb 236.0 kg
  • Lower Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg
  • Note *Calculated with extended boom *Calculated with extended boom
  • Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate 1711.0 lb 776.0 kg
  • Standard Boom 3148.0 lb 1431.0 kg
  • Total Removable Counterweight* 23950.0 lb 10864.0 kg
  • Upper Boom Block 246.0 lb 112.0 kg

Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom 26.3 ft 8.02 m
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom 30.3 ft 9.25 m
  • Drawbar - Height 1.4 ft 0.43 m
  • Ground Clearance - SAE J1234 1.6 ft 0.47 m
  • Grouser Height 3.6 in 0.09 m
  • Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.6 ft 3.53 m
  • Length - Track on Ground 12.2 ft 3.72 m
  • Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 11.2 ft 3.4 m
  • Operating Length 17.9 ft 5.45 m
  • Track Gauge 8.3 ft 2.54 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 20.8 ft 6.34 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 14.2 ft 4.32 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 13.3 ft 4.06 m
  • Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 12.7 ft 3.86 m

Pipelayer

Operator Station

Enclosed and Pressurized Cab

Implement and Steering Controls

Structure

Undercarriage

Engine and Power Train

Integrated Technologies

Sustainability

Serviceability and Customer Support

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Safety

PL87 Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, backup
  • Batteries, four maintenance free heavy duty
  • Converter, 12V, 10 amp with one outlet
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Lights, two front, two rear
  • Starting receptacle
  • Machine disconnect switch
  • Machine diagnostic connector
  • Boom and counterweight limit switch

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Deactivation switch, hydraulic controls
  • Advisor operator interface: – Electronic monitoring system – Diagnostic service information – Operator preferences
  • ROPS
  • Decelerator pedal
  • Dual brake pedal
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Heater and ventilation
  • Differential steering control, with touch shift
  • Storage compartment

PIPELAYING EQUIPMENT

  • Block and hook with latch
  • Counterweights, extendible segmented
  • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled

POWER TRAIN

  • C15 ACERT diesel engine: – Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) – Aftertreatment – Meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on region of sale
  • Aftercooler, air-to-air (ATAAC)
  • High performance single plane cooling system
  • Coolant, extended life with protection to –37° C (–34° F)
  • 24V electric start
  • Zero speed hydraulic fan, reversing and hydraulically driven, electronically controlled
  • Filter, air with electronic service indicator
  • Final drives: – Four planet, double reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
  • Prescreener
  • Starting aid, ether
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically controlled: – Powershift, 3F/3R speed
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Carrier roller
  • Track roller frames
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Master links, two piece
  • Non-suspended undercarriage
  • Rollers and idlers, lifetime lubricated
  • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
  • Track guiding guards
  • Super extreme service grouser 864 mm (34 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section) clipped grousers

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Bumper, front with towing device
  • Drawbar, heavy duty
  • Ecology drains: – Engine oil – Coolant – Hydraulic oil – Torque converter – Fuel tank – Power train case and transmission
  • Enclosures, perforated engine
  • Hood, perforated
  • Bottom guards, hinged
  • Guard, hinged radiator
  • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool pumps
  • Hydraulic system, electronically activated for hook, boom and counterweight control
  • Oil cooler, hydraulic
  • Product Link ready
  • S·O·S sampling ports
  • Steering, electronically controlled power differential
  • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments

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