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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 PL72 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine

  • Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power 212.0 HP 158.0 kW
  • Bore 4.5 in 115.0 mm
  • Stroke 5.9 in 149.0 mm
  • Displacement 567.5 in³ 9.3 l
  • Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
  • Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 255.0 HP 190.0 kW
  • Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN) 258.0 HP 192.0 kW
  • Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995 257.0 HP 192.0 kW
  • Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 246.0 HP 183.0 kW
  • Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 249.0 HP 186.0 kW
  • Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 212.0 HP 158.0 kW
  • Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 215.0 HP 160.0 kW

Transmission

  • 1 Forward 2.3 mile/h 3.8 km/h
  • 2 Forward 4.1 mile/h 6.6 km/h
  • 3 Forward 7.1 mile/h 11.4 km/h
  • 1 Reverse 3.0 mile/h 4.8 km/h
  • 2 Reverse 5.2 mile/h 8.4 km/h
  • 3 Reverse 9.0 mile/h 14.6 km/h
  • Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward 86000.0 lb 382.0 kN
  • Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward 49800.0 lb 221.0 kN
  • Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward 26800.0 lb 119.0 kN

Undercarriage

  • Track Gauge 90.0 in 2286.0 mm
  • Track on Ground 10.7 ft 3270.0 mm
  • Carrier Rollers/Side 1 1
  • Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754) 8406.0 in² 5.42 m²
  • Grouser Height 2.6 in 65.0 mm
  • Pitch 8.0 in 203.0 mm
  • Shoe Width 30.0 in 760.0 mm
  • Shoes/Side 45 45
  • Track Rollers/Side 8 8
  • Ground Clearance 14.6 in 372.0 mm
  • Ground Pressure (ISO 16754) 8.2 psi 56.6 kPa
  • Oscillation at Front Idler 6.4 in 163.0 mm

Weights

  • Shipping Weight 59846.0 lb 27145.0 kg
  • Operating Weight 68945.0 lb 31278.0 kg
  • Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 kg

Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 kg

Pipelayer Equipment

  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) 131.9 ft 40.2 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended 165.0 ft 50.3 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 148.0 ft 45.1 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 180.1 ft 54.9 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter 15.5 in 394.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter 0.75 in 19.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) 165.0 ft 50.3 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended 165.0 ft 50.3 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) 180.1 ft 54.9 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended 180.1 ft 54.9 m
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter 15.5 in 394.0 mm
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Hi (4 Part Line) 144.4 ft/min 44.0 m/min
  • Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Lo (4 Part Line) 60.85 ft/min 15.9 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 13.4 gal (US) 51.0 l
  • Engine Crankcase - With Filter 6.5 gal (US) 24.6 l
  • Final Drive - Each 3.6 gal (US) 13.5 l
  • Hydraulic Tank Oil 26.4 gal (US) 100.0 l
  • Power Train Oil System 39.1 gal (US) 148.0 l
  • Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF) 4.5 gal (US) 17.1 l
  • Winch Case - Boom 3.0 gal (US) 11.3 l
  • Winch Case - Hook 3.0 gal (US) 11.3 l

Standards

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

Operating Specifications

  • Lift Capacity 90000.0 lb 40823.0 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

  • 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 1980.0 lb 898.1 kg
  • 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 2604.0 lb 1181.0 kg
  • Components (1) Upper Boom Block Upper Boom Block
  • Components (2) Load Block Load Block
  • Hook Block 338.0 lb 153.4 kg
  • Lower Boom Block 55.0 lb 25.0 kg

Dimensions (Approximate)

  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 22.24 ft 6.78 m
  • Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 26.28 ft 8.01 m
  • Drawbar - Height 2.1 ft 0.64 m
  • Ground Clearance - SAE J1234 1.41 ft 0.43 m
  • Grouser Height 2.6 in 0.065 m
  • Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.25 ft 3.43 m
  • Length - Track on Ground 12.17 ft 3.71 m
  • Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 8.53 ft 2.6 m
  • Operating Length 15.68 ft 4.78 m
  • Track Gauge 7.51 ft 2.29 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 17.65 ft 5.38 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 12.04 ft 3.67 m
  • Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 11.88 ft 3.62 m
  • Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 10.0 ft 3.05 m

Built to Perform

  • Integrated powertrain with differential steering and updated hydraulic system work together to provide power and improved machine maneuverability for any pipelayer application.
  • Electro-hydraulics offer greater response and precise control to variable speed motors of the heavy duty winches for greater machine productivity.
  • Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in class turning even with a loaded boom, increasing maneuverability in tight locations.
  • Improved machine center of gravity for better slope capabilities.

Because Uptime Counts

  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.
  • Full left-side engine serviceability, including fill tube, dipstick, air cleaner, fuel filters, oil filter and coolant level check allows for quick and efficient routine service.
  • High speed oil change is standard and makes servicing even faster.
  • Hydraulic and powertrain filters and fuel tank drain are located at rear of machine and are conveniently serviceable from ground level.
  • Pressure taps are placed within hydraulic system to allow for quick monitoring.
  • Major components like the engine, transmission, and final drives are modular for quicker removal during service, saving cost and downtime.

Designed for Operators

  • Implement joystick places all pipelayer implement controls andfunctionality in one hand.
  • Low-effort, ergonomically designed and positioned control handleallows simultaneous, precise positioning of load line, boom, andextendible counterweight.
  • Dual brake pedal controls provide enhanced maneuverabilityand steering control.
  • Planetary differential steering contributes to superiormaneuverability in tight areas of operation as well as enhancedslope capability.

Work in Comfort

  • Quieter, pressurized cab with heated/ventilated seat option improves operator comfort and productivity.
  • Ergonomically designed seat is positioned for greater visibility to work area and convenient access to machine control lever, switches and pedals.

Built-In Safety Features

  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) ready from factory and can accept regional LMI systems.
  • Convenient steps, handles and guardrail provide safe access/egress.
  • Enlarged roof top window with retractable shade, additional mirrors, and angled door improves visibility to the trench, boom and blocks.
  • Standard operator presence detection system allows machine to idle when operator is not seated, but locks out power train to avoid unintentional movement.
  • Rear vision camera available to further enhance visibility around machine.

PL72 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

  • C9.3 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
  • Medium service grouser 760 mm (30 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section)

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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