PL72 Pipelayer

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 PL72 answers customer needs for increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability.

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
212 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
257 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
255 hp

Specs

Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
212hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995
257hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396
255hp
Bore
4.5in
Stroke
5.9in
Displacement
567.5in3
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)
258hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
212hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
215hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349
246hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
249hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Flywheel Power
212HP
Bore
4.5in
Stroke
5.9in
Displacement
567.5in³
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
255HP
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN)
258HP
Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995
257HP
Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
246HP
Net Power - Maximum - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
249HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
212HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
215mhp
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
DEF Tank(1)
4.5gal (US)
Note (1)
Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Note (2)
All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, Stage IV, Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20%
Note (3)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
90in
Grouser Height
2.6in
Track Rollers/Side
8
Shoes/Side
45
Pitch
8.0in
Shoe Width
30in
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)
8406in²
Track on Ground
10.7ft
Carrier Rollers/Side
1
Ground Clearance
14.6in
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)
8.2psi
Oscillation at Front Idler
6.4in
Track Gauge
90in
Grouser Height
2.6in
Pitch
8in
Shoe Width
30in
Shoes/Side
45
Track Rollers/Side
8
Ground Clearance
14.6in

Service Capacities

Fuel Tank
109.6gal
Cooling System
13.4gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Oil
26.4gal (US)
Engine Crankcase - With Filter
6.5gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
3.6gal (US)
Power Train Oil System
39.1gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid (DEF)
4.5gal (US)
Winch Case (Boom)
3gal
Winch Case (Hook)
3gal
Fuel Tank
109.6gal (US)
Winch Case - Boom
3gal (US)
Winch Case - Hook
3gal (US)

Transmission

1 Forward
2.3mph
2 Forward
4.1mph
3 Forward
7.1mph
1 Reverse
3.0mph
2 Reverse
5.2mph
3 Reverse
9.0mph
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
86000lb
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
49800lb
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward
26800lb
1 Forward
2.3mile/h
2 Forward
4.1mile/h
3 Forward
7.1mile/h
1 Reverse
3mile/h
2 Reverse
5.2mile/h
3 Reverse
9mile/h

Weights

Shipping Weight
59846lb
Operating Weight
68945lb
Lift Capacity
90000lb
Shipping Weight
59846lb
Operating Weight
68945lb

Pipelayer Equipment

Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Hook: Hook Speed – Lo (4 Part Line)
60.85ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
148.0ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches – Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) extended
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Diameter
8.5in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Flange Diameter
15.5in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Drum Length
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Diameter
8.5in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Flange Diameter
15.5in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Drum Length
10in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Wire Rope Diameter
0.75in
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft)
148ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 7.3 m (24 ft) Extended
180.1ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
165ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Boom: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
131.9ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft)
165ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Boom and Cables, 6.1 m (20 ft) Extended
165ft
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Hi (4 Part Line)
144.4ft/min
Pullmaster Hydraulic Winches - Hook: Hook Speed - Lo (4 Part Line)
60.85ft/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
90000lb
Lift Capacity
90000lb

Pipelaying Equipment

Lift Capacity
90000lb

Components

Components (1)
Upper Boom Block
Lower Boom Block
55lb
Components (2)
Load Block
Hook Block
338lb
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
2004lb
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
2562lb
Hook Block
338lb
Lower Boom Block
55lb

Dimensions (Approximate)

Track Gauge
7.51ft
Width of Tractor (standard shoes)
10.00ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight/boom removed)
11.88ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight retracted)
12.04ft
Width of Tractor (counterweight extended)
17.65ft
Machine Height (top of counterweight)
8.53ft
Length of Track on Ground
12.17ft
Operating Length
15.68ft
Height of Machine (cab and ROPS)
11.25ft
Grouser Height
2.6in
Ground Clearance (per SAE J1234)
1.41ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom
22.24ft
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom
26.28ft
Drawbar Height
2.10ft
Drawbar - Height
2.1ft
Ground Clearance - SAE J1234
1.41ft
Grouser Height
2.6in
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS
11.25ft
Length - Track on Ground
12.17ft
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight
8.53ft
Operating Length
15.68ft
Track Gauge
7.51ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended
17.65ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted
12.04ft
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed
11.88ft
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes
10ft

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.

Features

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Moment Indicator (LMI) is standard.
  • 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 is standard, and two additional cameras can be added as an option to further enhance visibility around the machine.
  • Load Moment Indicator (LMI) is standard.
  • 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 is standard, and two additional cameras can be added as an option to further enhance visibility around the machine.

Standard Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Cat C9.3 diesel engine: Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) Aftertreatment Meets Tier 4 Final/ Stage V 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 (-34F)
    • 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
  • 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
    • Load Moment Indicator
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Optional Equipment

  • 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 7.3 m (24 ft)
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • CE Certification