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SPECS SUMMARY

Engine ModelCat C9.3
Flywheel Power212 HP (158 kW)
Lift Capacity90000 lb (40823 kg)
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349212 HP (158 kW)
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.

Specifications

Engine ModelCat C9.3
Flywheel Power212 HP (158 kW)
Lift Capacity90000 lb (40823 kg)
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349212 HP (158 kW)
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)215 mhp (215 mhp)
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
Fuel Tank109.6 gal (US) (415 l)
DEF Tank(1)4.5 gal (US) (17.1 l)
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% blend by volume) are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
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.
Operating Weight68945 lb (31278 kg)
Shipping Weight59846 lb (27145 kg)
6.1 m (20 ft) Boom2004 lb (909 kg)
7.3 m (24 ft) Boom2562 lb (1162 kg)
Track Gauge90 in (2286 mm)
Track on Ground10.7 ft (3270 mm)
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754)8406 in² (5.42 m²)
Ground Pressure (ISO 16754)8.2 psi (56.6 kPa)
Shoe Width30 in (760 mm)
Width - Tractor - Standard Shoes10 ft (3.05 m)
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Extended17.65 ft (5.38 m)
Width - Tractor - Counterweight Retracted12.04 ft (3.67 m)
Width - Tractor - Counterweight/Boom Removed11.88 ft (3.62 m)
Track Gauge7.51 ft (2.29 m)
Length - Track on Ground12.17 ft (3.71 m)
Machine Height - Top of Counterweight8.53 ft (2.6 m)
Height - Machine - Cab and ROPS11.25 ft (3.43 m)
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 6.1 m (20 ft) Boom22.24 ft (6.78 m)
Boom Height (at SAE 1.22 m [4 ft] Overhang) 7.3 m (24 ft) Boom26.28 ft (8.01 m)
Air ConditioningThe 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.

Benefits and Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Block and hook with latch
  • Counterweights, extendible segmented
  • Winches, hydraulic actuated and electronically controlled
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • 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
  • Arctic rollers
  • Standard rollers
  • Boom and cables 6.1 m (20 ft)
  • Boom and cables 7.3 m (24 ft)