PL72 Pipelayer

Overview
Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
212 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
257 hp
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Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
212 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
257 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
255 hp
Bore
5 in
Stroke
6 in
Displacement
568 in3
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 (DIN)
258 hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
212 hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
215 hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
246 hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
249 hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power
212 HP
Bore
5 in
Stroke
6 in
Displacement
568 in³
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
255 HP
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN)
258 HP
Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995
257 HP
Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
246 HP
Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
249 HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
212 HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
215 HP
Fuel Tank
110 gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
5 gal (US)

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
90 in
Grouser Height
3 in
Track Rollers/Side
8
Shoes/Side
45
Pitch
8 in
Shoe Width
30 in
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)
8,406 in²
Track on Ground
11 ft
Carrier Rollers/Side
1
Ground Clearance
15 in
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)
8 psi
Oscillation at Front Idler
6 in
Track Gauge
90 in
Grouser Height
3 in
Pitch
8 in
Shoe Width
30 in
Shoes/Side
45
Track Rollers/Side
8
Ground Clearance
15 in

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank
110 gal
Cooling System
13 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil
26 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter
7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
4 gal (US)
Power Train Oil System
39 gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)
5 gal (US)
Winch Case (Boom)
3 gal
Winch Case (Hook)
3 gal
Fuel Tank
110 gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3 gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
3 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
86,000 lb
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
49,800 lb
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
26,800 lb
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
59,846 lb
Operating Weight
68,945 lb
Lift Capacity
90,000 lb
Shipping Weight
59,846 lb
Operating Weight
68,945 lb

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Lo (4 Part Line)
61 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
148 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
9 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
16 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
1 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
9 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
16 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
10 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
1 in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
148 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
180 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
165 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
132 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
165 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
165 ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Hi (4 Part Line)
144 ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Lo (4 Part Line)
61 ft/min

Standards

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

Operating Specifications

Lift Capacity
90,000 lb
Lift Capacity
90,000 lb

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
90,000 lb

Components

Components (1)
Upper Boom Block
Lower Boom Block
55 lb
Components (2)
Load Block
Hook Block
338 lb
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
1,980 lb
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
2,604 lb
Hook Block
338 lb
Lower Boom Block
55 lb

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge
8 ft
Width of Tractor (standard shoes)
10 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed)
12 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted)
12 ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight extended)
18 ft
Machine Height (top of counterweight)
9 ft
Length of Track on Ground
12 ft
Operating Length
16 ft
Height of Machine (cab and ROPS)
11 ft
Grouser Height
3 in
Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234)
1 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
22 ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
26 ft
Drawbar Height
2 ft
Drawbar - Height
2 ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
1 ft
Grouser Height
3 in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11 ft
Length - Track on Ground
12 ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
9 ft
Operating Length
16 ft
Track Gauge
8 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
18 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
12 ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
12 ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10 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.

Built to Perform

  • Integrated powertrain with differential steering and updated hydraulic system work together to provide power and improved machine maneuverability for any pipelayer application.
  • Electro-hydraulics offer greater response and precise control to variable speed motors of the heavy duty winches for greater machine productivity.
  • Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in class turning even with a loaded boom, increasing maneuverability in tight locations.
  • Improved machine center of gravity for better slope capabilities.

Because Uptime Counts

  • Equipped with Product Link™ which enables remote monitoring, improving overall fleet management effectiveness.
  • Full left-side engine serviceability, including fill tube, dipstick, air cleaner, fuel filters, oil filter and coolant level check allows for quick and efficient routine service.
  • High speed oil change is standard and makes servicing even faster.
  • Hydraulic and powertrain filters and fuel tank drain are located at rear of machine and are conveniently serviceable from ground level.
  • Pressure taps are placed within hydraulic system to allow for quick monitoring.
  • Major components like the engine, transmission, and final drives are modular for quicker removal during service, saving cost and downtime.

Designed for Operators

  • Implement joystick places all pipelayer implement controls and functionality in one hand.
  • Low-effort, ergonomically designed and positioned control handle allows simultaneous, precise positioning of load line, boom, and extendible counterweight.
  • Dual brake pedal controls provide enhanced maneuverability and steering control.
  • Planetary differential steering contributes to superior maneuverability in tight areas of operation as well as enhanced slope capability.

Work in Comfort

  • Quieter, pressurized cab with heated/ventilated seat option improves operator comfort and productivity.
  • Ergonomically designed seat is positioned for greater visibility to work area and convenient access to machine control lever, switches and pedals.

Built-In Safety Features

  • Load Monitor Indicator (LMI) ready from factory and can accept regional LMI systems.
  • Convenient steps, handles and guardrail provide safe access/egress.
  • Enlarged roof top window with retractable shade, additional mirrors, and angled door improves visibility to the trench, boom and blocks.
  • Standard operator presence detection system allows machine to idle when operator is not seated, but locks out power train to avoid unintentional movement.
  • Rear vision camera available to further enhance visibility around machine.
  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • 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
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • 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
    • Cat C9.3 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 double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Parking brake, electronic
    • Precleaner, strata-tube dust ejector
    • Prescreener
    • Starting aid, ether
    • Torque divider
    • Transmission, electronically controlled 3-speed Powershift
    • Wastegate turbocharger
    • 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
  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab with air conditioning, heat and 150 amp alternator
    • OROPS with heat and 150 amp alternator
    • Cloth air seat
    • Deluxe seat
    • Vinyl seat
    • Heated seat
  • Undercarriage
    • Arctic rollers
    • Standard rollers
  • Technology Products
    • Product Link
  • Pipelaying Equipment
    • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft)
    • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft) extended
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft)
    • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification
    • ROPS
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