PL83 Pipelayer

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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 PL83 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C15
Flywheel Power
319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
323 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333 HP
Fuel Tank
109.6 gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5 gal (US)
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
170000 lb

Weights

Operating Weight
111316 lb
Shipping Weight
85880 lb

Components

Standard Boom
3148 lb
Extended Boom
3458 lb
Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate
1603 lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
19233 lb

Undercarriage

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

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10.7 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
19.9 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
13.5 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
12.7 ft
Track Gauge
7.7 ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.2 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11.2 ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.6 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
26.3 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
30.3 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.