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PL83 Pipelayer

PL83 Pipelayer

Purpose-Built for Top Performance and Reliability

More Comfort ‚Äď More Performance ‚Äď More Versatility

  • Pipe Line Performance

    Purpose-built from the factory to stand up to tough pipe line work, all supported by experienced Cat pipeline dealers.

  • Slope Capable

    Low center of gravity, excellent machine balance and differential steering all help with maneuverability in tight areas and slope capability.

  • Easy to Operate

    Low effort, ergonomic controls put all pipelayer implement controls and functionality in one hand. Common cab features across pipelayer models contribute to ease of use.

Engine

DEF Tank(1) 4.5 gal (US)
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Korea Tier 4 Final or UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA
Engine Model Cat C15
Flywheel Power 319 HP
Fuel Tank 109.6 gal (US)
Note (2) **Rated speed 1,900 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (4) ****Rated speed 1,850 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler, and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 333 mhp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 329 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage V: Net Power (Rated Speed**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 323 mhp

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity 170000 lb

Weights

Operating Weight 109000 lb
Shipping Weight 85880 lb

Components

Removable Counterweight (10 plates) Single Plate 1707.7 lb
Total Removable Counterweight* 17077 lb

Undercarriage

Ground Contact Area 8215 in²
Length - Track on Ground 12.2 ft
Track Gauge 7.7 ft
Width - Standard Shoes 30 in

Dimensions

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes 10.7 ft

Dimensions (Approximate)

Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom 22.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom 26.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.5 m (28 ft) Boom 30.3 ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS 11.6 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight 11.2 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended 19.9 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted 13.5 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed 12.7 ft

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.

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