PL87 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 PL87 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 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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329 HP
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated Speed****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333 mhp
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
Fuel Tank
109.6 gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5 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.

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
216000 lb

Weights

Operating Weight
121795 lb
Shipping Weight
90600 lb

Components

Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate
1708 lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
23908 lb

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
8.3 ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.2 ft
Ground Contact Area
9920.1 in²
Width - Standard Shoes
34 in

Dimensions

Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
12.7 ft

Dimensions (Approximate)

Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
20.8 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
14.2 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
13.3 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) 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
30.4 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.