PL83 Pipelayer

Overview
Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249
323 hp
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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 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Net Power – ISO 9249
323 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power – ISO 9249
333 hp
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV - Net Power - ISO 9249
319 mm H2O
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
329 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
363 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
359 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
364 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
319 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Rated**) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
323 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
345 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
350 mm H2O
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Bore
5 in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Stroke
7 in
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Displacement
928 in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – SAE J1995
366 hp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – ISO 14396
361 hp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Engine Power (maximum***) – ISO 14396 (DIN)
366 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
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (maximum***) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
343 hp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Net Power (maximum***) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
347 hp
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Bore
5 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Stroke
7 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent: Displacement
928 in3
Note
*Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
Note
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note
***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
Note
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
Engine Model
Cat® C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
319 mm H2O
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV
Note (1)
*Maximum speed 1,700 rpm
Note (2)
**Rated speed 1,900 rpm
Note (3)
***Maximum speed 1,600 rpm
Note (4)
****Rated speed 1,850 rpm
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Bore
5 in
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Displacement
928 in³
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396
361 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
366 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Engine Power (Maximum***) - SAE J1995
366 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
343 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Maximum***) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
347 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
329 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Net Power (Rated****) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
333 mm H2O
Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent: Stroke
7 in

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
92 in
Ground Contact Area
8,215 in2
Grouser Height
3 in
Length of Track on Ground
12 ft
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side)
1
Number of Rollers (each side)
9
Number of Shoes (each side)
48
Shoe Type
Moderate Service
Width - Standard Shoes
30 in
Track Gauge
92 in
Ground Contact Area
8,215 in²
Grouser Height
3 in
Length - Track on Ground
12 ft
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
1
Number of Rollers - Each Side
9
Number of Shoes - Each Side
48
Shoe Type
Moderate Service

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank
110 gal
Cooling System
20 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil
26 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter
11 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
3 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System
50 gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
5 gal
Recoil Spring Compartment
20 gal
Winch Case (boom)
3 gal
Winch Case (hook)
4 gal
Note
*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Fuel Tank
110 gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)*
5 gal (US)
Note
*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Recoil Spring Compartment
20 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
4 gal (US)

Transmission

1 Forward
2 mph
2 Forward
4 mph
3 Forward
7 mph
1 Reverse
3 mph
2 Reverse
5 mph
3 Reverse
9 mph
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
148 lbf
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
81 lbf
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
44 lbf
1 Forward
2 mile/h
2 Forward
4 mile/h
3 Forward
7 mile/h
1 Reverse
3 mile/h
2 Reverse
5 mile/h
3 Reverse
9 mile/h

Weights

Shipping Weight
85,880 lb
Operating Weight
111,316 lb
Shipping Weight
85,880 lb
Operating Weight
111,316 lb

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Raise (6 part line)
72 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
205 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
1 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
243 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
243 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
283 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
283 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
20 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
14 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
1 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
181 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
243 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
283 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
205 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (6 part line)
72 ft/min

Standards

Brakes
Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
ROPS
ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008
Brakes
Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
ROPS
ROPS (Rollover Protection Structure) meets the International Standard ISO 3471:2008

Hydraulic System

Steering Pump Output (closed loop)
87 gal/min
Counterweights - Gear
34 gal/min
Implement Pump Output - Maximum - Closed Loop
84 gal/min
Steering Pump Output - Closed Loop
87 gal/min
Variable Charge Pump Output - Maximum - Open Loop
63 gal/min
Fan Pump
36 gal/min

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
170,000 lb

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170,000 lb

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
170,000 lb

Components

Total Removable Counterweight*
19,233 lb
Removable Counterweight (12 plates) Single Plate
1,603 lb
Upper Boom Block
246 lb
Lower Boom Block
246 lb
Load Block
350 lb
Hook Block
387 lb
Standard Boom
3,148 lb
Extended Boom
3,458 lb
Note
*Calculated with extended boom
Extended Boom
3,458 lb
Hook Block
387 lb
Load Block
350 lb
Lower Boom Block
246 lb
Note
*Calculated with extended boom
Standard Boom
3,148 lb
Total Removable Counterweight*
19,233 lb
Upper Boom Block
246 lb

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge
8 ft
Width of Tractor (standard shoes)
11 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed)
13 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted)
14 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight extended)
20 ft
Machine Height (top of counterweight)
11 ft
Length of Track on Ground
12 ft
Operating Length
18 ft
Height of Machine (Cab and ROPS)
12 ft
Grouser Height
3 in
Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234)
2 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) boom
26 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) boom
30 ft
Drawbar Height
1 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.31 m (24 ft) Boom
26 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 8.53 m (28 ft) Boom
30 ft
Drawbar - Height
1 ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
2 ft
Grouser Height
3 in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
12 ft
Length - Track on Ground
12 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11 ft
Operating Length
18 ft
Track Gauge
8 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
20 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
14 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
13 ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
11 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.
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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Operator Station

Enclosed and Pressurized Cab

Enclosed and Pressurized Cab

Implement and Steering Controls

Implement and Steering Controls

Implement and Steering Controls

Implement and Steering Controls

Structure

Structure

Undercarriage

Undercarriage

Undercarriage

Engine and Power Train

Engine and Power Train

Engine and Power Train

Engine and Power Train

Engine and Power Train

Integrated Technologies

Integrated Technologies

Sustainability

Sustainability

Serviceability and Customer Support

Serviceability and Customer Support

Serviceability and Customer Support

Serviceability and Customer Support

Serviceability and Customer Support

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Safety

  • 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
    • C15 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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