PL87 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 PL87 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 HP
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA Equivalent - Net Power - ISO 9249
329 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - SAE J1995
363 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396
359 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Engine Power (Maximum*) - ISO 14396 (DIN)
364 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 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
345 HP
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Net Power (Maximum*) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 DIN
350 HP
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 HP
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

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 (US)
Recoil Spring Compartment
20 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
4 gal (US)
Note
*Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models only
Fuel Tank
110 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
90,600 lb
Operating Weight
121,795 lb
Shipping Weight
90,600 lb
Operating Weight
121,795 lb

Undercarriage

Ground Contact Area
9,920 in2
Grouser Height
4 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
Super Extreme Service
Track Gauge
8 ft
Width - Standard Shoes
34 in
Track Gauge
8 ft
Ground Contact Area
9,920 in²
Grouser Height
4 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
Super Extreme Service

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

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
216,000 lb

Pipelayer Equipment

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)
375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
375 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft)
408 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
408 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Raise (8 part line)
51 ft/min
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)
205 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 8.53 m (28 ft) Extended
283 ft

Lift Capacity

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
216,000 lb

Hydraulic System

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

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity at Tipping Point - ISO 8813
216,000 lb

Components

Total Removable Counterweight*
23,950 lb
Removable Counterweight (14 plates) Single Plate
1,711 lb
Upper Boom Block
246 lb
Lower Boom Block
246 lb
Load Block
519 lb
Hook Block
708 lb
Standard Boom
3,148 lb
Extended Boom
3,458 lb
Note
*Calculated with extended boom

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge
8 ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
13 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
13 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
14 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
21 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
11 ft
Length - Track on Ground
12 ft
Operating Length
18 ft
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
12 ft
Grouser Height
4 in
Ground Clearance - 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

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.

Pipelayer

Operator Station

Enclosed and Pressurized Cab

Implement and Steering Controls

Structure

Undercarriage

Engine and Power Train

Integrated Technologies

Sustainability

Serviceability and Customer 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
    • Super extreme service grouser 864 mm (34 in): – Sealed and lubricated track (48 section) clipped grousers
  • 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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