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PL61 Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back up
  • Alternator, 95 amp
  • Batteries, heavy duty, 900 CCA
  • Converter, 12V, 15 amp
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Lights, halogen (four front, two rear)
  • Horn
  • Starter, 24 volt

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Canopy, heated
  • Cab, ROPS, with cloth seat or Canopy, ROPS heated with vinyl seat
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electro-hydraulic controls, adjustable seat mounted
  • Foot rests
  • Compact instrument cluster including: - Gauges for engine coolant temperature, hydraulic oil temperature and fuel level - 12 indicators - Digital display (ground speed, engine RPM and hour meter)
  • Rotary throttle switch
  • Electronic travel speed limiter
  • Independent forward/reverse speed settings
  • Mirror, rearview
  • Auxiliary mirror for rear hitch/attachment
  • 12V radio ready
  • Power ports, 12V (2)
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartment
  • Cup holder
  • Heavy duty rubber floor mat
  • Single pedal combining deceleration and braking function

PIPELAYER

  • Boom, 5.49 m (18 ft)
  • Counterweight, extendible 2980 kg (6,570 lb)
  • Hydraulics, pipelayer system

POWER TRAIN

  • Engine, Cat C6.6 with ACERT Technology: - Turbocharged and aftercooled - Common Rail Fuel system
  • Aluminum bar plate cooling system (radiator, power train, aftercooler)
  • Hydraulic demand fan
  • Air cleaner with pre-cleaner, automatic dust ejection and under-hood intake
  • Electric fuel priming pump with integrated fuel/water separator
  • Dual path, electronic control, closed-loop hydrostatic transmission
  • Under-hood muffler
  • Starting aid, ether injection
  • Antifreeze, extendible life coolant -37° C (35° F)

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Heavy duty undercarriage
  • Idlers, conventional type, lifetime lubricated
  • Track rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Carrier rollers
  • Track adjusters, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
  • Guards, end track guiding scrapers, idler
  • Track, 40 sections: - Standard configuration, 560 mm (22 in) - LGP configuration, 760 mm (30 in)

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Fuel tank and guard
  • Hinged crankcase guard
  • Lockable engine enclosures
  • Idler guards
  • Hinged radiator grill and swinging fan
  • Front pull device
  • Rigid drawbar
  • Ecology drains (engine oil, power train and implement oil and engine coolant)
  • Swing-out radiator fan
  • S•O•S ports (engine, power train, hydraulics and engine coolant)

PL61 Optional Equipment

PIPELAYER OPTION

  • Machine with no boom

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Overview

Engineered to exceed the most demanding working conditions. The PL61's power and versatility, combined with rugged components, are designed for tough and varied conditions. This machine offers you the reliability and durability you expect from Cat pipelayers.

Engine

  • Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Cat® C6.6 ACERT™
  • Flywheel Power 125.0 HP 93.0 kW
  • Net Power - Caterpillar 125.0 HP 93.2 kW
  • Net Power - EEC 80/1269 125.0 HP 93.2 kW
  • Net Power - SAE J1349 123.4 HP 92.1 kW
  • Bore 4.13 in 105.0 mm
  • Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm
  • Displacement 403.0 in³ 6.6 l
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 125.0 HP 93.2 kW

Undercarriage

  • Number of Shoes - Each Side 40 40
  • Track Rollers - Each Side 7 7
  • Track on Ground 104.0 in 2645.0 mm
  • Track Shoe Width - Narrow 22.0 in 560.0 mm
  • Ground Contact Area - Narrow 4650.0 in² 3.0 m²
  • Ground Pressure - Narrow 8.2 psi 56.3 kPa
  • Ground Contact Area - LGP 6200.0 in² 4.0 m²
  • Ground Pressure - LGP 6.3 psi 43.4 kPa
  • Track Gauge - LGP 79.0 in 2000.0 mm
  • Track Gauge - Narrow 70.0 in 1770.0 mm
  • Track Shoe Width - LGP 30.0 in 760.0 mm

Weights

  • Operating Weight - Narrow Shoes 37480.0 lb 17000.0 kg
  • Operating Weight 37480.0 lb 17000.0 kg
  • Operating Weight - LGP 39242.0 lb 17800.0 kg
  • Shipping Weight - LGP 37192.0 lb 16870.0 kg
  • Shipping Weight - Narrow Shoes 35428.0 lb 16070.0 kg

Pipelaying Equipment

  • Lift Capacity 40000.0 lb 18145.0 kg
  • Boom Length 18.0 ft 5.49 m
  • Hook Winch Drum Diameter 8.5 in 216.0 mm
  • Boom Winch Drum Diameter 9.63 in 245.0 mm
  • Hook Winch Flange Diameter 15.5 in 398.0 mm
  • Boom Winch Flange Diameter 14.63 in 372.0 mm
  • Hook Winch Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Boom Winch Drum Length 10.0 in 254.0 mm
  • Hook Winch Capacity - 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 239.0 ft 72.85 m
  • Boom Winch Capacity - 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 162.0 ft 49.38 m
  • Hook with Wire Rope Installed - 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 130.0 ft 39.62 m
  • Boom with Wire Rope Installed - 16 mm (5/8 in) Diameter 130.0 ft 39.62 m
  • Boom Line Speed 151.0 ft/min 46.0 m/min
  • Bare Drum Hook Speed (Lo) 108.0 ft/min 33.0 m/min
  • Bare Drum Hook Speed (Hi) 228.0 ft/min 69.5 m/min
  • 2 Part Line Hook Speed (Lo) 54.0 ft/min 16.5 m/min
  • 2 Part Line Hook Speed (Hi) 114.0 ft/min 34.8 m/min
  • 3 Part Line Hook Speed (Lo) 36.0 ft/min 11.0 m/min
  • 3 Part Line Hook Speed (Hi) 76.0 ft/min 23.2 m/min
  • Counterweight Extendible 6570.0 lb 2980.0 kg

Hydraulic Controls

  • Type piston type, variable, two section piston type, variable, two section
  • Output - Maximum 142.0 gal/min 540.0 l/min
  • Relief Valve Setting - Counterweight 2500.0 psi 17237.0 kPa

Service Capacities

  • Fuel Tank 77.9 gal (US) 295.0 l
  • Crankcase - With Filter 4.35 gal (US) 16.5 l
  • Final Drive - Each 6.0 gal (US) 23.0 l
  • Cooling System 6.4 gal (US) 24.4 l
  • Hydraulic Tank 15.3 gal (US) 58.0 l

Lift Capacity

  • Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813 40000.0 lb 18145.0 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 1.3 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.859 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.3 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.859 metric tonnes.
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